A poignant drama about family and an authentic portrait of place written by eight talented writers from Western Sydney, Here Out West
is a groundbreaking film that reframes the Australian story. In 2018, a group of writers and creative producers gathered with the aim of responding to the growing demand for diverse narratives that reflect contemporary Australia, and to tell those stories on the scale they deserved. Across eight distinct, interconnected scenarios, Here Out West
achieves just that.
Nancy visits her daughter, who has just given birth in the hospital, accompanied by her 8-year-old Lebanese neighbour Amirah. The grandchild is to be taken away by the authorities, and in an impetuous decision, Nancy steals the baby and, with Amirah in tow, flees the hospital. Over the course of a dramatic day, Nancy’s flight sets off a chain of events that brings together complete strangers. Through these compelling stories and myriad characters, Here Out West
explores themes such as assimilation, racism, aspiration and filial connection. With a kaleidoscopic view of a place and its diverse people, the film beautifully and authentically captures the richness and complexity of a modern Australian community.
Nisrine Amine, Bina Bhattacharya, Matias Bolla, Claire Cao, Arka Das, Dee Dogan, Vonne Patiag
and Tien Tran
are emerging writers and creatives from Western Sydney. They were selected via a highly competitive process to develop their screenplays for Here Out West
Directors Fadia Abboud, Lucy Gaffy, Julie Kalceff, Ana Kokkinos
and Leah Purcel
l joined the creative collaboration to bring the writers’ unique stories to the screen.
Don't forget to book your pre-screening dinner at Bellbird Dining & Bar
Our chefs have prepared a delicious three-course menu inspired by the film Here Out West.
Start with Handmade Falafels, Labne, Pickles & Crispy Lebanese Bread. Dinner commences at 6pm, $50per person and booking are essential.
Enjoy a Grain Feed Slow Roasted Sirloin, Asian Greens & Chilli Sauce for your main and for that perfect sweet finish, an Eton Mess that is an absolute joy and delight for the tastebuds!
Friday 5 NovemberTime:
Concession $18PRE-SCREENING Three-Course Dinner:
$50 per headAge Suitability:
seated in theatre with current COVID restrictions
(this is subject to change)