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The Protectors

Short

Thomas, an Aboriginal man is arrested and held in a local town jail holding cell as he awaits trial accused of double murder. While he waits in the cell he is visited by a big shot cop Joe Marshall who takes Thomas to the crime scene in hopes to help him piece together the events that occurred prior to his arrest. It is there at the crime scene Thomas starts to become suspicious when Joe starts to ask questions about an Aboriginal sacred site located deep within the forest which supposing is a great place of value. Joe convinced that he has total control of the situation he tries to motivate Thomas by offering a plea bargain in exchange for the location of the scared site. When Thomas declines the offer Joe starts to become aggressive threatening Thomas’s wellbeing, but little does he know Thomas is being watched and protected by spirits.

Sydney Premiere
Director | Thibul Nettle
Executive producer | Julie Byrne
Producer | Tess O’Flaherty
Genre | Horror, Thriller
Duration | 6 Minutes
Year | 2017
Country | Australia
Language | English

The Protectors

Short

Love Bound (Australian shorts)

Event Cinemas

This selection of Australian short films by Indigenous people tell us the story of strength and healing in the spirit of love and resilience. Duration: 91 minutes | Please allow additional time for formal welcome and Q&A if filmmakers are in attendance. This screening is sponsored by Macquarie Bank.

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