TEN FOOT TALL AND
20 minute Drama
Director Jenny Hicks
Writer Jenny Hicks
A young cattleman’s suicide drives a remote community to the pub to drown their grief. But you can’t drown your troubles, because troubles can swim. This film is that wake. And as a result of it, a young man’s maturing.
For this small town and the millions of acres of grazing country around it, the pub is a magnet and the community’s unofficial headquarters. Alcohol abuse is a rite of passage, a measure of manhood and a way of life.
This film is a raucous, reckless romp of a story about getting shit faced.
It is a film for young rural and regional party animals who love to binge drink, but gives them a subtle warning – Booze gives you The Blues.
Grim Statistics in Australia.
There is one attempted suicide every ten minutes. 7 suicides a day.
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44.
Males in rural and remote communities have suicide rates 3 times higher than their urban counterparts. Alcohol is involved in 60% of suicides.