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Director  Grant Scicluna
Music director  Alison Cole, Dave Smith
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Short, Drama, Romance
Duration  
Country  Australia
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Writer  Grant Scicluna (screenplay)
Release date  9 February 2012 (2012-02-09) (Germany, Berlin International Film Festival) 18 July 2012 (2012-07-18) (Australia, Sydney Film Festival)
Initial DVD release  April 29, 2013 (United Kingdom)
Cast  Reef Ireland (Malcolm), Luke Mullins (Adam), Frank Sweet (Gav), Shannon Glowacki (Tye), Richard Anastasios (Simmo), Lachlan Ward (Bosey)
Similar movies  Interstellar, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Straight Outta Compton, Salt, (500) Days of Summer, No Good Deed
Tagline  Fight for Love

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The Wilding is a 2012 Australian gay drama film written and directed by Grant Scicluna and funded through Springboard, an initiative of Screen Australia. The film features Reef Ireland, Shannon Glowacki, Luke Mullins and Frank Sweet and had its world premiere in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival on 9 February 2012 and was nominated for the Teddy Award.

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The film competed at number of film festivals including Sydney Film Festival, Show Me Shorts, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival and St Kilda Film Festival and earned good reviews before winning the prestigious Iris Prize in 2012.

When juvenile inmate Malcolm is offered a chance at parole, he is torn between his chance for freedom and protecting the one he loves.

Plot

When juvenile inmate Malcolm is offered a chance at parole, he is torn between his chance for freedom and protecting the one he loves.

Cast

  • Reef Ireland as Malcolm
  • Luke Mullins as Adam
  • Frank Sweet as Frank
  • Shannon Glowacki as Tye
  • Richard Anastasios as Simmo
  • Lachlan Ward as Bosey
  • Critical response

    The film received mainly positive reviews with Adrian Naik of big gay picture show praising Sciclunas direction and said "This is raw Australian filmmaking at its best. Combining the visceral brutality of Romper Stomper and the gritty terror of Chopper, The Wilding holds its own against films of this caliber, while still shocking those numb to their effects."

    Filming Locations

    The film was shot in Sunbury in Australia and its surroundimg suburbs.

    Feature film

    In 2014 Screen Australia and Film Victoria announced investment in a feature film based on the short film, titled Downriver and will feature Ireland in the lead role.

    References

    The Wilding Wikipedia
    The Wilding IMDb The Wilding themoviedb.org