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Synopsis: Narrabundah, Australia, 1959.
Fresh off the boat from Italy, a young migrant boy’s chance encounter in the streets of Canberra leads to a friendship and purpose that has stood the test of time.

A short film by TEN ALPHAS productions in association with Grace Costa. Fresh off the boat from Italy, a young migrant boy’s chance encounter in the streets of Canberra leads to a friendship and purpose that has stood the test of time. Sixty years on Angelo and Ray remain the best of friends, and have built lifelong careers learning from and inspiring one another as they work with and dedicate their lives to understanding the language of horses. CREDITS CAST Angelo Costa Ray Hawke Eamon Carroll Rory Carroll CREW Writer – Nick Bolton Director – Nick Bolton Director of Photography – Jess Milne Producer – Nick Bolton and Jess Milne Production Assistant – Debbie Morrissey Executive Producer – Nick Bolton, Jess Milne, Grace Costa Editor – James Vass Colourist – James Vass Sound Design – James Vass Sound Mastering – Daniel Smith at Deluxe DCP production – Daniel Smith at Deluxe Music – Nathanael Hutchison A TEN ALPHAS production Copyright 2019 More information at https://tenalphas.com.au/portfolio/the-narrabundah-boy/ Radio interview with Adam Shirley from ABC Canberra with Grace Costa and Angelo Costa https://soundcloud.com/nickybee99/abc-canberra-adam-shirley-interview-on-the-narrabundah-boy-by-ten-alphas-and-grace-costa-15022019
Sixty years on Angelo and Ray remain the best of friends, and have built lifelong careers learning from and inspiring one another as they work with and dedicate their lives to understanding the language of horses.

Genre

Australian horses

Rated

N/R

Language

English

Run Time

7 minutes

Starring

Angelo Costa (Self)
Ray Hawke (Sel)
Rory Carroll (Young Ray)
Eamon Carroll (Young Angelo)

Directed by

Nick Bolton
Jess Milne

Produced by

Grace Costa

Director's Statement

Nick is an award winning producer, director and strategic thinker in online video, consulting for corporate and government organisations, with an entrepreneurial nature and proven business management experience.
He produces content across many formats from TVC, to branded content, lifestyle and social content, case studies and explainers. He runs his production company, TEN ALPHAS with his wife jess Milne, based in Sydney Australia.
Creatively Nick and Jess have produced the documentaries Off the Leash, and The Art of Perseverance, many short films and worked on the feature films Rough Stuff and Disney’s Back of the Net
They both teach for the national film school, AFTRS, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.
He achieved his Masters in Screen Art and Business from AFTRS in 2014.

Director's Bio

Can you remember anyone from when you are 6 years old.
I’m 46 and I can’t.
Angelo and Ray were 6 and 10 when they met. And Angelo didnt speak English!
60years later they are still best mates and have forged a life, a career and a purpose through their love of horses.
I was attracted to this story because it reinforces values that are disappearing. Friendship, discipline, standards.
I learnt a lot about myself watching them interact wth the horses – a two way communication, non-verbal, mutually respectful interaction built over time, with patience. Its how we should treat each other.
I was honoured to spend some time with these men on Rays farm in the Yass Valley. I hope you will feel honoured too having seen their story.

Awards

EQUUS FILM & ARTS FEST - USA - 2019

WINNIE

Official selection

EQUUS FILM & ARTS FEST - USA - 2019

Country of Origin

Australia

Production Year

2019

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Camera

Digital

Official Website

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