Program
Director: Michael Kantor
2013
85 minutes

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.

Festivals:
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.

Director Michael Kantor
Producer Jo Dyer, Stephen Armstrong
Screenwriters Raimondo Cortese, Michael Kantor