COMING TO AUSTRALIAN CINEMAS 12 MAY
Introverted Leo is a metalworker at his small town’s local plant. After his wife vanishes, leaving him to care for their two young children, he is bereft – barely able to cook a decent meal or keep the household running. So when a recently-arrived Italian colleague suggests that his sister, Maria, act as surrogate homemaker, Leo reluctantly accepts. But can one woman’s warm, nurturing presence fill the void left by another, and can Leo yield to the winds of change? The film distils the many upheavals of 1970s Australia – from immigration and post-war resettlement, to urbanisation, anti–Vietnam War protests and the women’s liberation movement – into a narrative about one man’s struggle to adapt. LITTLE TORNADOES is a portrait of a country at a turning point and the human desire for connection.
THIS IS A SPECIAL Q&A SCREENING WITH THE FOLLOWING CAST & CREW
Aaron Wilson – Director/Writer/Producer
Aaron was born in rural Australia and has lived and worked in and around his neighbouring South-East Asian region. He works as a director and writer across film, VR, multi-platform and installation. He is drawn to narratives that explore human vulnerability, and connection between peoples across neighbouring country and cultural divides.
In 2006, he was selected to take part in a filmmaker residency program with The Objectifs Centre for Filmmaking and Photography in Singapore where he developed the script for his debut feature, CANOPY (TIFF 2013). LITTLE TORNADOES is his second feature.
Robert Mackenzie – Composer
Robert is an Oscar® and Bafta award-winning sound editor and mixer. His work includes ANIMAL KINGDOM, THE HUNTER, LORE, THE GRANDMASTER, ASHES OF TIME REDUX, THE ROVER, PARTISAN, LION and HACKSAW RIDGE (winning an Oscar® for Best Sound Mixing and nominated for Best Sound Editing).
Robert has previously collaborated with Aaron on CANOPY, and on his short films as sound designer and composer.