Award of Excellence – A Godless Country (Australia)

Title: A Godless Country
Runtime: 20 min
Country: Australia
Director: Jesse Richardson
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: March, 2021

Synopsis: Moreton Bay Penal Settlement. 1832. Finn and Mary O’shea, two Irish convicts, labour under the evils of colonial Australia – a place liberty does not yet exist. But when fate takes their beloved daughter, Annie, they abscond to the bush in a desperate attempt to find a way back to Ireland – to return ‘home’. Forsaken in a heartless, unforgiving land and relentlessly hunted by the convict over-seer, they must find a way back to their faith, each other and their daughter or become victims of A Godless Country.