One of Australia’s big hopefuls in competition this year at the Venice Film Festival is Jason Raftopoulos’ debut film West of Sunshine. The Melbourne based drama stars Damian Hill and Ty Perham.
Synopsis: Separated from his family and caught in a cycle of gambling and debt, Jim has less than a day to repay a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside down when he must look after his young son who is on school holidays.
Jim’s relationship with his son is tested as his plans to pay back the loan fail. When his last desperate effort to repay the debt puts his son’s life at risk, he must make a choice between his past and a second chance at life.