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A SCIENCE FICTION/COMING OF AGE FILM SET ON A CATTLE FARM IN NSW

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Poster designed by Luke Marsden

Writer & Director : Kerinne Jenkins   |  Producer: Katie Amos

THE SHORT FILM

A 2o min Proof of Concept

The Cattle short follows a sixteen year old girl, SARAH, living on a cattle farm in NSW, who is struggling with the fact that her mother has a brain tumour that is never talked about. 

But when one of their cows is found dead, kilometres from their farm, Sarah will find herself going out into the night looking for answers with her younger sister Maddy in tow.

 
 Photo: Ella Picker

Photo: Ella Picker

LOCAL SUPPORT FROM THE CENTRAL WEST OF NSW

The CATTLE short film was only made possible with the help of the local community and a number of organisations. We want to say a huge thank you to all those involved. 

The FEATURE FILM

The Bigger World

In the feature of Cattle, the story expands on the world of the short film when Sarah's mother is taken to hospital in a coma, leaving Sarah looking after her younger sister and their cattle farm by herself for a indefinite period.

Two workers are brought in to help out on the farm and Sarah will find herself making a new friendship with a nineteen year old cattle hand. But her initial calm at taking over the reins on the farm is broken when they're confronted by a death in the herd that doesn't make any sense.

The pressure to try and stay in control and keep her farm and younger sister safe, proves too much and Sarah ends up pushing everyone who tries to help away. And Sarah is alone with her sister when they see a strange light out in the night that can't possibly be from a natural cause. 

Sarah will discover that the night holds something far stranger and more unknown then she could have imagined.