About Face ( SERIES)
A series of seven dramas dealing with contemporary urban issues. Individual titles: 1) The Lamb Of God; 2) Danny & Raewyn; 3) A Fitting Tribute; 4) Jewel's Darl; 6) Universal Drive; 7) My First Suit.
This series of seven contemporary dramas showcases the fresh, up-and-coming filmmakers of the 1980s. The seven stories fit into various genres and of the seven filmmakers, five went on to make feature films.
My First Suit - directed by Stewart Main
Steve's dilemma is more than his two ill-fitting suits. It's his sexuality.
Steve is fourteen and his parents are newly Separated. He cannot refuse their separate offers to give him his first suit for the school dance. Problems develop when both expect to see him in their suits at the same time. Steve's resolution changes teh direction of his life.
The Lamb of God - directed by Costa Botes
When the sheep take over, it's a bloodless coup. But how does a meat-eating, middle class couple cope?
After a night of terror, the government is overthrown. In the wake of the revolution, Deborah and Allen switch allegiences and betray the butcher who has protected them.
Universal Drive- directed by Martyn Sanderson
While Annie handles yet another crisis for her brother Sean, she announces new plans for them both.
In cowboy myth, to steal a horse was a capital crime. When it comes to stealing a car in the Western suburbs, it's not much different.
A Fitting Tribute - directed by Greg Stitt
Julian Harp: national hero or scruffy lunatic? Here's teh truth behind the legend!
There are two great moments in the history of flight. The first was the propelled flight of the Wright Brothers. The second was the flihgt of New Zealand's Julian Harp, who strapped on a set of wings and flew away. For the first time since Julian's ascent into history, the woman who lived with him reveals the story behind the myth.
Danny and Raewyn - directed by Gregor Nicholas
After six years of marriage, Danny and Raewyn are at crisis point. Either together or alone, they must sort out their differences.
Raewyn refuses to go on compromising when Danny gets involved in a petty scheme to strike it rich. Alcohol and memory colide one night, with an order of black-market meat, and everything is turned on its head.
Return Journey - directed by Shereen Maloney
A mother and daughter, separated by more than miles, start a journey that could bring them closer to each other.
Edith is in her late fifties - alone with her memories as wife and mother. Alison, her daughter, is driving to visit. For both mother and daughter, their reunion prompts a new look at their past.
Jewel's Darl. - directed by Peter Wells
A day in the life of Mandy, a man, and Jewel, a transsexual.
Jewel and Mandy are in love and trapped at the fringes of a mocking society. Mandy is Jewel's Darl. She tells the story of her love for Jewel.