Dead Heart is an extraordinary Australian film set in the remote Aboriginal community of Wala Wala, Constable Ray Lorkin (Bryan Brown) tries to align the laws of two cultures which remain centuries apart.
With the death of an aboriginal man in lock up, tensions are running high, just waiting to explode…
Against this foreboding backdrop, Kat (Angie Milliken), the schoolteacher’s wife and Tony (Aaron Pederson) a rebellious Aboriginal teacher’s aide, have begun a forbidden affair. Unknown to her the pair has made love on a sacred site. When the sacrilege is discovered, two local elders decide there can be only one penalty. The next day, Tony is found dead. While some in the community call it justice, Ray sees this traditional execution as murder and the two laws erupt in terrible conflict.
Written and Directed by Nick Parsons
Produced by Bryan Brown
“The most relevant and topical Australian film of the decade… Truly exceptional…” Paul LePetit Sydney Sunday Telegraph.
Bryan Brown – Ray Lorkin
Ernie Dingo – David
Angie Milliken – Kate
Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie – Poppy
Aaron Pedersen – Tony
John Jarratt – Charlie
Anne Tenney – Sarah
Lewis Fitz-Gerald – Les
Lafe Charlton – Billy
David Gulpilil – Second Man in Desert
Billy McPherson – First Man in Desert
Stanley Mirindo – Tjulpu (as Djunawong Stanley Mirindo)
Berynn Schwerdt – Gordon
Marshall Napier – Sgt Oakes
Robert Faggetter – Tom Erhart
New Town Films is a boutique film and television production company, started by actor Bryan Brown in 1983, With the simple philosophy 'If you own it, They can't tell you that you can't be in it.'