The Turning

Seventeen talented Australian directors from various disciplines each create a chapter of this hauntingly beautiful novel by Tim Winton.  Spanning three decades, the chapters revolve around the coastal town of Angelus in Western Australia.  The linking and overlapping stories are preoccupied with the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people’s lives.  As characters face second thoughts and mid-life regret, relationships irretrievably alter, resolves are made or broken, and lives change direction forever.

This remarkable feature film is an Arenamedia production, produced by Robert Connolly and Maggie Miles. Daybreak Films director Rhys Graham will direct the segment 'Small Mercies' to be produced by Philippa Campey of Film Camp.

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Small Mercies - Nominated Best Supporting Actress - Mira Foulkes, 2014 AACTA Awards

The Turning - Nominated Best Film / Editing / Cinematography, 2014 AACTA Awards



2013, 12 mins, Colour

  • Arenamedia Production
  • Adapted from the novel by Tim Winton
  • Produced by Robert Connolly
  • Adapted by Rhys Graham from the short story 'Small Mercies' by Tim Winton
  • Produced by Philippa Campey
  • Directed by Rhys Graham
  • Cinematography by Stefan Duscio
  • Production and Costume Design by Zohie Castellano
  • Edited by Natasha Gadd