is a feature film funded by the Australian Film Commission, SBS Indepenent
and Showtime. It has been developed by writer/director Vince Giarrusso
and producer Fiona Eagger. The story follows young Shaun - living in
a dysfunctional outer-suburban hom environment and continuallly on the
brink of slipping into petty crime.
Essentially naturalistic in tone, Mallboy focuses on
the relationship Shaun has with his mother and his father - whom has
separated from the family and remains involved in light criminal activities.
Shaun's mum fantasizes of the family getting back together, but both
Shaun and his father realise this is unlikely. Shaun's mum clings to
him, yet by the film's end she must come to turns with eventually parting
ways with her son.