Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, Justine Clarke
Miranda Otto and Rhys Ifans star in the hilarious story of a nerdy, accident-prone building worker who has just been dumped by his girlfriend. At a backyard barbecue, he ascends into the skies over Sydney in a homemade, helium-filled contraption, returning to terra firma in a small rural outback town. Here, at last, life takes a turn for the better. With excellent, understated performances, Jeff Balsmeyer’s debut feature is a crowd-pleasing fantasy about a loser who discovers love and new life in a new world.
Dir: Tony Mahony | Australia | 2004 | 9 mins
A young boy is stranded, growing up in a rural town he hates. The locals think it’s paradise, but as far as he can see, the only interesting stuff happens to Ray, the local loser.