A Song of Good

2008
84min
Feature
Synopsis: 

A Song Of Good is the story of 28-year old Gary Cradle’s struggle for redemption after committing a horrific crime.  During a desperate burglary to pay for drugs, Gary is confronted by a middle-aged woman.  Cornered and scared he overpowers the woman and attacks her. Disgusted by this senseless assault, he flees home to where he lives with his retired father Ron.

After locking himself away in his bedroom, Gary decides to turn his life around, get clean and do some good in this world.  Standing in his way is a simmering drug and alcohol problem, low self-esteem and a very motley peer group.   When his sister reluctantly asks him to look after his eight-year-old nephew (Lachie) they form a bond, but Gary’s attempts to keep Lachie safe in the world appears to be an insuperable battle as his demons draw closer. His struggle to get clean, get a job, avoid his drug addled associates and help his father and sister won’t be easy, especially while the woman he raped, lives right next door…  A Song Of Good is a gritty and moving story of a desperate young man with few resources and even fewer options. Determined that things will only get better if he takes control of his life despite the odds against him, Gary discovers that deciding to change a life is one thing. Changing it is another.  

Status: 
Released
Genre: 
Drama
Sales Agent: 
Hanway Select

Credits:

Directed by: 
Produced by: 
Screenplay by: 
Cast: 
Gareth Reeves
Technical information: 
Colour; 35mm;