Directed by Luke Sullivan
Starring Robin Royce Queree, Sarah Houbolt
Rating MA 15+ [Strong coarse language]
Run Time 74 minutes
Release Date March 7, 2019
An unspoken event has caused civilisation to crumble, leaving the survivors to cluster in the wilderness. Among them is a blind girl who struggles to survive with her father – a paranoid schizophrenic clown. As she dreams of what may exist beyond this wasteland, her father is increasingly consumed by fear, paranoia and hysteria. Reflections in the Dust is a powerful allegory for the epidemic of violence against women in Australia and is dedicated to the countless women who continue to lose their lives on a weekly basis at the hands of a male. The Australian government deemed the film was too extreme for audiences and strongly suggested it not be completed during production, however director Luke Sullivan pushed on with the film, asserting that such an extreme story needs to be told in an era where ‘we are losing grandmothers, mothers, sisters and friends to senseless acts of violence perpetrated by men’.
World Premiere at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018 (Imagina section for films with an “unconventional approach to narration and style, distinctive and radical visions of film language”) | Australian Premiere – Sydney SciFi Film Festival 2018 | Black Nights Film Festival Estonia 2018 | Paracinema Festival Melbourne 2018.