An interstate truck driver indulges his taste for gay kink in the dark underbelly of Brisbane’s inner south. A psycho-sexual predator, he leaves a trail of strangled gay teens in his wake.
Joshua Miller, a happily married truck driver, calls the NSW Central Coast his home.
He feels oppressed by his own sense of inadequacy, which causes him to underachieve. He indulges in his interest in gay kink by regularly attending a sex club/sauna in Brisbane. Whenever he's in the club, he loves the sensation of being pushed to his limits by the skilled dungeon master. His pleasure comes from pain, and he craves it above all else. Occasionally, he catches the scent of a teenage boy, and what starts as a quiet, sensual affair always ends in a brutal murder by strangulation.
The existence of an unknown twin brother becomes an all-consuming distraction for him. He can't help but feel envious of his twin's charmed life, which only emphasizes his own failures. Death is heard outside the club scene as he sets about using his propensity for sexual kink and violence to take his brother’s life/life.
A senior detective is forced to face his inner demons when an investigation into the murder of a priest collides with a child trafficking ring.
The Walking Wounded is essentially four intertwined stories and their crossover points.
Story Arc 1: Senior Detective Sergeant Phillip “Phil” Dobson and Senior Detective Sergeant Li Ma “Turbo” Zhang are detectives with the Newcastle Homicide Squad. They are inseparable childhood friends, and an LGBTIQ+ love story for the ages.
Phil’s mother commits suicide due to her inability to cope with her own childhood sexual abuse. Phil is left feeling helpless and decides one suicide is one too many. He buries his feelings and is prone to emotional outbursts and Turbo is always there to help him explode in a controlled manner. His true love for Phil is unspoken as he is terrified of losing Phil’s friendship. Ironically, Phil’s outbursts come partly from burying his love for Turbo. Toxic masculinity rears its ugly head.
Story Arc 2: Levi (11) and Toby (6) Holbert live in Dunedin New Zealand with their physically abusive mother. When Toby suggests moving to Australia, she inexplicably agrees and they arrive in Newcastle to start a new life. Two days later their mother is killed in a car accident and the boys find themselves in the hands of a sexually abusive priest. They disappear into Newcastle’s underbelly, caught by a child prostitution racket, for Newcastle’s elite. Levi endures blow after blow after blow trying to protect his little brother. Iceman (See Story Arc 3) blocks them at every turn, even killing to keep the upper hand. The crescendo builds in this exhausting fight and ultimately costs Levi his own life. Toby finds himself alone in a foreign country, and part of a world he struggles to understand. The only thing left to hang onto and trust is Davina. (See Story Arc 4)
Story Arc 3: Ian “Iceman” Chase is the man that runs the racket along with his mentor and protector Judge William Jude. He suffered violence and sexual abuse at the hands of his father for ten years, and it has destroyed his humanity. He doesn’t care and the world is frightened of him. When his home life becomes intolerable his solution is to destroy the family home with his parents in it. He is ultimately responsible for more than ten deaths.
Story Arc 4: Davina Jacoby is a gender fluid Social Worker, also a sexual abuse survivor but uses her pain to drive her to help others. As a child she believed the abuse was actually normal behaviour and her favourite teacher used it to his advantage. The realisation that came in her teens almost destroyed her. With the support of the man that was to become her husband, she made it through. As Davina’s own life burns around her, she finds herself the foster parent of a very frightened, 8-year-old boy. She is a beautiful soul with a demeanour that belies her painful past.
French Modern Film and Script Festival Review
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Two aliens discover one of their own has formed an unholy alliance with religious zealots. The goal is to hide the Earth from the Universe. They activate a hidden team and the chess game begins.
In 2052, Bjorn and Zorn, two extraterrestrial beings from Planet Aeon, feel the intense heat and vibrations as the Earth is obliterated. In order to prevent this catastrophe, they embarked on a perilous mission to rescue humanity from the turmoil of the Religious Wars. Journeying alongside their human allies, they encountered a myriad of intriguing characters, each adding a new layer of understanding to the Universe and themselves. The narrative unfolds in the present era and spans up to 2052. Along the way, we journey to Saturn's satellite Enceladus, and the fictional planets Aeon. and Caprice. Our travels take us to extraordinary worlds beyond imagination. Throughout our adventure, we explore diverse destinations on planet Earth, such as the bustling metropolis of New York, the enchanting Middle East, the charming streets of Paris, the awe-inspiring Matterhorn, and the vibrant landscapes of Australia. We embark on an extraordinary voyage that spans an astonishing distance of 70,000 light years away from our humble planet. The concept of religion takes on a protagonist role and can cause conflict, whether in theory or in actual actions, as religious or political figures impede the progress of our characters. While unravelling the truth, they uncover Dorian, a fellow Aeonite, who is working against them, ensuring that religious zealots continue to exert their control. Bjorn and Zorn engage in a battle of wits with Aeonite Commander Dorian, each move on the chessboard bringing them closer to determining Earth's future. They quickly discover that the mastermind behind it all is none other than the President of the United States. They experience a rollercoaster of emotions as they face stressful situations, dramatic encounters, and moments of hilarious comedy and fun. Will Bjorn and Zorn win or lose, or will it end in a stalemate? When Earth disappears without a trace for the third time, the time has come for them to make critical decisions that will alter the course of destiny forever.
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