SBS World Movies pick up Reflections in the Dust

Reflections in the Dust.

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SBS World Movies will launch Luke Sullivan’s Reflections in the Dust on Stan in December.

SBS World Movies are launching Reflections in the Dust on Australian streaming service Stan. in December.

Set in a near future landscape occupied by the remnants of a deranged circus troupe, the film chronicles the relationship between a young blind woman named Freckles (Sarah Houbolt) and her emotionally abusive father, known only as The Clown (Robin Royce Queere).

Written, directed and co-produced by 24-year-old Luke Sullivan, Reflections in the Dust is a mammoth statement from one of our most exciting new filmmakers.

Proving controversial when it was released in cinemas earlier this year, some heralded the film as ‘a genre work in line with the most ambitious this country has ever produced’ (Simon Foster), while others called it ‘akin to an angry edgelord shouting at you for 70 minutes as he smears his protagonists in shit and feeds them gruel’ (Paul Anthony Nelson).


Former Paralympian and physical theatre performer Sarah Houbolt has recieved acclaim in a lead role that has been touted a landmark for diversity and inclusion on screen in Australia. Alexandra Heller-Nicholls stated that “watching Houbolt in this film is simply a gift, and filmmakers – not just in Australia, but around the world – should take Sullivan’s lead and continue to create roles of this depth, diversity and value for actors of this caliber’.

Reflections in the Dust had its world premiere at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and then appeared in the ‘Rebels With a Cause’ special competition at the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

A December launch date on Stan. will be announced over the coming days.



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