2013 | Feature Fiction | 85 mins
DIRECTOR: Michael Kantor
PRODUCERS: Jo Dyer, Stephen Armstrong
SCREENWRITERS: Raimondo Cortese, Michael Kantor
The Boy Castaways a metaphysical thriller that sees four men drawn into a grand cabaret of the soul. What happens when the stage becomes your world? Four drifters find themselves lured into a vast playhouse, deep in the heart of the city. Taken in hand by the enigmatic leading lady, the men are plunged ever deeper into a labyrinth of jealousy, betrayal, violence and sex, dissolving the lines between desire and death. Populated with Australia’s brightest lights of theatre, music and film and a remarkable score that recalls the songs of the present and the past, Kantor’s film is a haunting ode to the magic of the stage and the visceral power of music.
Melbourne Festival, Cork, Bahamas
The Boy Castaways was supported by HIVE, a unique collaboration between the ADL Film Fest Fund, Screen Australia, ABC Arts and the Australia Council for the Arts.