bellbird 

OPENING NIGHT QLD PREMIERE WITH FILMMAKER Q&A

Festival Patron, Michael Caton opens the 5th annual Capricorn Film Festival with the QLD Premiere of feature film, Bellbird including post screening Q&A with a filmmaker,

ONE LINER


Set over four seasons on a humble Northland dairy farm, Bellbird is the story of a dairy farmer struggling to cope with the sudden death of his beloved wife, and the gradual bond he builds with his gentle only son and the local community.

LONG SYNOPSIS

Set in the tiny rural community of Maungakaramea, Northland, Bellbird is the story of a man facing the value of everything he has lived for.

Ross is a man of few words, and when his wife Beth suddenly dies, so does his spirit. His son Bruce is reluctant to change his own life to help run the farm but can see his father struggling, both physically and emotionally.

When young Marley keeps turning up to help Ross with the daily milking, he ignores Ross’s sullen moods. Beth was Marley’s teacher and friend, so he is quietly determined to stick around and help out. Local Connie is also in for the long haul and they come together with others in the community to share the load, but Ross is reluctant to accept their help.

Over the course of four seasons Ross struggles with the ongoing pain of his loss, and the responsibility of the farm weighs heavily on him. His determination to prepare Bruce to take over farm and his inability to grieve for Beth gradually builds.

It’s been almost a year since Beth’s death when things unexpectedly come to a head and Ross has to finally connect with his own grief and let go. He realises he has the support he needs to continue and that his son Bruce needs to find his own place in the world. Ross has the strength to carry on. He’ll be okay.

Bellbird is a story of loss, love and hope. Told with great heart and warm humour, this film shines a light on the plight of a small rural community where the people are the heroes. And the cows...

*For our fire emergency services and affected community members to claim their tickets, all they need to do is book via our online services and turn up at the door with the ticket and their professional identification or proof of address and we would love to find a place for you at one of our film premiere screenings.

DATE

20th November 2019

SCHEDULE

6:30PM Patron opens festival
6:55PM Sponsor Speeches
7:00PM Bellbird, QLD Premiere
8:35PM Filmmaker Q&A
8:45PM Opening Night Party

PRICE (Online)


$33 - General Admission
$22 - KCA Members & Concessions

$0  - Emergency workers*  

$0  - Affected by the CQ fires*


PRICE (On Night, Cash only)


$40 - General Admission
$30 - KCA Members & Concession

$0  - Emergency workers*  

$0  - Affected by the CQ fires*

LOCATION

Yeppoon Town Hall 

25  Normanby Street Yeppoon

FILM INFORMATION

Director   

Producer 

               

Cast       

Hamish Bennett

Orlando Stewart

Catherine Fitzgerald

Marshall Napier

Annie Whittle 

Rachel House

Cohen Holloway

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