Down Under (2016 film)
Down Under is an Australian black comedy drama film set in the aftermath of the 2005 Cronulla riots. It follows the story of two carloads of vengeful, testosterone-charged young hotheads from both sides of the fight, who are destined to collide. It is written and directed by Abe Forsythe 
Theatrical film poster
|Directed by||Abe Forsythe|
|Produced by||Jodi Matterson|
|Written by||Abe Forsythe|
|Music by||Piers Burbrook de Vere|
|Edited by||Drew Thompson|
|11 August 2016|
Southern Cross-tattooed Jason (Damon Herriman) is rounding up the troops in the Shire. He recruits Shit-Stick (Alexander England), who works in a DVD store, who has been very unsuccessfully teaching out-of-town cousin Evan (Chris Bunton) to drive, and Ned Kelly obsessive Ditch (Justin Rosniak), whose head is swathed in bandages because of a new tattoo. Shit-Stick's dad, Graham (Marshall Napier), gives him an old rifle brought back from World War I and a left-over grenade, hoping his son will finally make the family proud. Across town at Lakemba, Nick (Rahel Romahn) drags Hassim (Lincoln Younes) away from his studies to join a car heading for the Shire along with devout Muslim Ibrahim (Michael Denkha) and freewheeling rapper D-Mac (Fayssal Bazzi) to join the raid.
- Damon Herriman as Jason
- Lincoln Younes as Hassim
- Alexander England as Shit-Stick
- David Field as Vic
- Mashall Napier as Graham
- Rahel Romahn as Nick
- Michael Denkha as Ibrahim
- Chris Bunton as Evan
- Fayssal Bazzi as D-Mac
- Justin Rosniak as Ditch
- Harriet Dyer as Stacey
- Josh McConville as Gav
- Dylan Young as Az
- Christiaan Van Vuuren as Doof
- Anthony Taufa as Taufa
- Robert Rabiah as Amir
Down Under received mixed to positive reviews from critics and audiences, earning a 61% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
|Best Original Screenplay||Abe Forsythe||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Damon Herriman||Nominated|
|AFCA Award||Best Film||Jodi Matterson||Nominated|
|CGA Award||Best Casting in a Feature Film||Kirsty McGregor||Won|
|Fantastic Fest||Best Picture||Abe Forsythe||Won|
- "The first four minutes of this new Aussie film are not easy to watch". News.com.au. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
- Buckmaster, Luke (15 June 2016). "Down Under review – gutsy black comedy about Cronulla riots tackles racism head on". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
- Maddox, Garry (17 June 2016). "Why Down Under is a must-see comedy about the Cronulla Riots". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 10 August 2017 – via The Sydney Morning Herald.