Blight MA 15+
South Australian Premiere
Set in the early 20th century on Australia’s western frontier, a police constable hunts down a band of dangerous criminals aided by a young, female Aboriginal Tracker. However, when the constable is severely injured, the tracker is forced to eliminate the last of the criminals on her own. Alone, unprepared and scared, the Tracker must use all of her skill and the environment to outwit and defeat a seemingly unstoppable foe. But as a deadly game of cat and mouse unfolds amongst ancient desert sculptures, the tracker’s resolve is tested, forcing her to reassess her allegiances.
Director Perun Bonser | Producer Ryan Hodgson & Melissa Kelly | Screenwriter Perun Bonser | Cinematographer Torstein Dyrting ACS | Editor Lawrie Silvestrin ASE | Cast Tasia Zalar, Peter Docker, Clarence John Ryan
Indigenous filmmaker Perun Bonser is from Broome, Northern Western Australia. Trained as a professional dancer at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) Dance College – Australia’s premier Indigenous dance training program, Perun travelled the world performing with the prestigious Leigh Warren Dancers and Bangarra Dance Theatre, as well as many other independent choreographers.
Since ending his dancing career, Perun has written and directed a number of short documentaries. These projects have been broadcast on Australian television (ABC, NITV), been nominated for Australian screen industry awards, and played at Australian and international film festivals.