Barbara (Nina Deasley) is in her late thirties, single and childless. On a cleaners wage, she eventually saves enough to go through with the IVF treatment she’s longed for, only to have devastating results. Looking to start anew, she seizes an opportunity to work in the Goldfields town of Kalgoorlie. With the prospect of finally being able to earn a decent living (and have the procedure again), she sets off on the 600km drive into the West Australian outback… however her car is hijacked somewhere between Perth and Kalgoorlie by two asylum seekers looking to get to Sydney.

Barbara, Adar (Phoenix Raei) and Mehdi (Ali Nazarpour) are three vastly different people who are desperately seeking to start again, yet despite their struggles still find themselves helplessly adrift in the middle of nowhere.


Nina Deasley IMDb
Phoenix Raei IMDb
Ali Nazarpour IMDb
Catriona M. Coe IMDb
Eddie Stowers IMDb
James Hagan IMDb
Robbie Vecchio IMDb
Laura Hopwood IMDb
Renato De Felice IMDb
Glenn Wilson IMDb
Kendal O’Brien IMDb


Kane Arcadia IMDb producer, writer & director
Eva Arcadia IMDb producer & makeup artist
Carlos Schneider IMDb cinematographer
Ken Lee IMDb editor
Luc Noler IMDb colorist
Jamie Watt IMDb sound mixer
Chris Beicher IMDb sound mixer
Michael Dardan IMDb sound editor
Andrea Stevenson IMDb first assistant director
Jason ‘JJ’ Johnson IMDb production designer
Kris Alexander IMDb costume designer
Freena Hamilton IMDb makeup artist

Screenings & Awards

WINNER – BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE – International Independent Film Awards (2015)
WINNER – BEST DIRECTING – International Independent Film Awards (2015)
WINNER – FOREIGN FILM COMPETITION – Canada International Film Festival (2016)
WINNER – BEST FOREIGN FILM – Honolulu Film Awards (2016)
WINNER – BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE – Alaska International Film Awards (2016)
WINNER – BEST FOREIGN FILM – Colorado International Film Festival (2016)
NOMINATION – BEST ACTRESS – West Australian Screen Awards (2015)
NOMINATION – BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE – Mexico International Film Festival (2016)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sydney World Film Festival (2016)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Los Angeles CineFest (2016)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Louisville International Film Festival (2015)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Red Dirt International Film Festival (2015)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Great Lakes International Film Festival (2015)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Barcelona International Film Festival (2016)

Additional Details

Release Date: 3 October 2015
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1hr 11min
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Camera: Arriflex SRII, Cinema Products Ultra T Series lens
Negative Format: 16mm (Fuji Super F-64D 8622 & Eterna 500T 8673)
Print Format: Digital Cinema
Laboratory: NegLab, Australia
Digital Transfers: Complete Post
Country: Australia
Language: English, Persian

special thanks

renato&enzo hair
southern cross austereo
actors now
frog management
barat ali batoor
dominic jaeger
sarah ross
miranda wood