|Directed by||Brendan Fletcher|
|Produced by||Brendan Fletcher|
|Written by||Brendan Fletcher|
|Music by||Alan Pigram|
|Edited by||Claire Fletcher|
|Box office||$203,598 (Australia)|
Mad Bastards is a 2011 Australian drama film written and directed by Brendan Fletcher.It is Fletcher's debut film and it premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Years ago, TJ (Dean Daley-Jones) abandoned his wife and son, and as time passes his conscience tells him it's time he began facing up to his responsibilities as a father. TJ is an Aboriginal man living in Western Australia and has a weakness for alcohol and a habit of getting into fights. As it happens, TJ's son Bullet (Lucas Yeeda) is nearly as troubled as he is; at the age of thirteen, he's already been arrested for arson and instead of serving a sentence in a juvenile detention home, he is released to the custody of his Elders. Bullet isn't anxious to reacquaint himself with TJ, but both realize they need to settle their scores with one another, and Bullet's Grandfather Texas (Greg Tait) steps in to help.
Mad Bastards received positive reviews from critics and audiences, earning an approval rating of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Michelle Orange of SBS gave the film three stars out of five. She observed that the "over-reliance on score sets up an avoidant rhythm that begins to feel like a lack of narrative confidence." However she also points out that "Fletcher’s atmospheric approach is not without moments of emotional power, and the raw, unyielding landscapes of Northwestern Australia are framed to resonant effect."
| AACTA Award |
|AFI Members' Choice Award||Brendan Fletcher, David Jowsey, Alan Pigram, Stephen Pigram||Nominated|
|Best Original Screenplay||Brendan Fletcher||Nominated|
|Best Young Actor||Lucas Yeeda||Nominated|
|Best Sound||Phil Judd||Nominated|
|ADG Award||Best Direction in a Feature Film||Brendan Fletcher||Nominated|
|AFCA Award||Best Director||Nominated|
|APRA Music Award||Feature Film Score of the Year||Nominated|
|ASE Award||Best Editing in a Feature Film||Claire Fletcher||Nominated|
|ASSG Award||Best Achievement in Sound for Film Sound Recording||Nick Emond||Won|
|Inside Film Awards||Independent Spirit Award||Brendan Fletcher, David Jowsey, Alan Pigram, Stephen Pigram||Won|
| Sundance Film Festival |
|Grand Jury Prize||Brendan Fletcher||Nominated|
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