Bones of Ribbon

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

(Common Ground)

When a new teacher arrives in the Australian Outback, he unites with a strong-willed, compassionate student counsellor to fight the systemic racism, homophobia, transphobia, and child abuse plaguing the town. 

I’ve been neglecting my blog and working on something else… How typical of a writer! I’ve written a feature film screenplay BONES OF RIBBON. It creates a voice for many issues prevalent in society – addiction, mental illness, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and child abuse.

This screenplay was written under consultation with those underrepresented in film – Indigenous and LGBTQ+ communities. These communities are also underrepresented in many areas of Australian society, and their voices aren’t being heard. This is an important representation of their voices, and having these communities involved throughout the process has, and will continue to be paramount.

A Few Favourite Quotes

“We all same. We human. This bad business you do, it why we hurt much. Now they hurtin’ cos you…” – Jiemba, 9 year-old Aboriginal boy.

“Jay makes them feel loved and accepted, regardless of colour or creed, race or ethnicity, sexual or gender identity, ability, idiosyncrasy, or anything else you consider ‘different’ to societal norms.” – Rufus, protagonist.

Ya know, I almost died from blood loss. I needed multiple blood transfusions. I didn’t ask who the blood came from. I don’t care who it came from. Because, you see, we all bleed red. The same blood runs through all of us. Next time you look in your mirror, remember that.” – Tarka, 15 year-old Aboriginal boy.

Download Short Synopsis

Important Flags

Aboriginal Flag
Torres Strait Islander Flag
Pride Flag

Awards

LA Film Awards – Best First Time Screenwriter (Feature)
Florence Film Awards – Finalist Best Feature Script
Prisma – Official Selection Best Screenplay

Feel free to contact me for more information on the project.

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