HERE OUT WEST
A Co-Curious and Emerald Productions Co-Production
Nancy visits her daughter in hospital who has just given birth. Tagging along is her 8-year-old Lebanese neighbour, Amirah. It is a bittersweet meeting for Nancy, as her new grandchild is about to be taken by the Department of Community Services. While holding the baby to say her farewell, Nancy makes the spontaneous decision to bolt from the hospital with the baby, Amirah as her accomplice. Not long after their audacious escape, a pedestrian is involved in a hit and run. Three young boys step in to help, unsure if he’ll survive the night. Across eight distinct yet interconnected stories, Nancy’s desperate flight sets off a chain of events that brings together complete strangers over the course of one dramatic day.
HERE OUT WEST is a feature film consisting of eight interconnected stories, written by eight of this country’s brightest new writers, set in the buzzing and ever-changing melting pot of Western Sydney.
FORMAT: Feature Film
WRITERS: Nisrine Amine, Bina Bhattacharya, Matias Bolla, Claire Cao, Arka Das, Dee Dogan, Vonne Patiag, Tien Tran
DIRECTORS: Fadia Abboud, Lucy Gaffy, Julie Kalceff, Ana Kokkinos, Leah Purcell
PRODUCERS: Annabel Davis, Sheila Jayadev, Bree-Anne Sykes
RELEASE DATE: TBD
Developed with the assistance of Screen Australia’s Enterprise Ideas Program and Create NSW. Principal production investment from Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC)