The year is 2067 and Paul Toppy, your everyday Aboriginal President, runs The Republic of Australia. Problem is, Paul doesn’t know much about being Aboriginal. All that changes one day when Paul on his Presidential campaign steps onto sacred ground. Travelling back in time he meets a family who teaches him values he forgot about in his quest to be President of The Republic. During his stay with the family, Paul starts to question the importance of family and identity and just what is the true meaning of success.
In the soporific heat of a North Queensland wet season, mosquitoes buzz incessantly as these six stories unfold, each with its own grisly twist. From a clinical hospital ward, to red dirt and rose gardens, our human foibles are brought to the fore in a quest to understand our dysfunctional relationship with Mother Nature.
Doug is 25 years old. He likes football, partying with his mates, and girls. He’s pretty much your average guy except for one big difference. Doug has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and negotiates life’s twists and turns in a wheel chair. Armed with a whole lot of smarts, an impressive capacity for patience and a keen awareness of life’s absurdities, Doug takes a heroic journey into the liminal worlds between boy and man, man and machine, the real and the fantastical, to discover who he is, and in the process finds a path uniquely his own.