Geoffrey Rush is the adult Michael Kingley, reminiscing about growing up on the beach in an empty Southern Australia where he raised a brood of tiny pelicans that had lost their mum.
Jai Courtney plays Michael’s reclusive father, Hideaway Tom, with Trevor Jamieson, one of Australia’s foremost indigenous actors, as Fingerbone Bill – who helps young Storm Boy (played by Finn Little) to save and raise the tiny birds, before eventually telling him they need to be free.
My 8 year old said after watching the trailer “I know that feeling Mum, you have to leave thing things you love”, which sounds a bit worthy for a child but then again he is under lockdown.
Here’s the synopsis:
When Michael Kingley, a retired businessman, sees images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to recall his childhood memories and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.
Storm Boy is out on digital in the UK on 6 April 2020, and on DVD later this year.
The film is based on the book of the same name by Australian authort Colin Thiele. It’s the second adaptation, following 1977’s award-winning movie directed by Henri Safran.