Rites of Passage

Feature Film
Directed by Phillip Crawford
Produced by Beyond Empathy Films
Role: Mother who is sick

Made with a message of hope, Rites of Passage is a raw, uncensored and honest film inspired by the life experiences of the young people involved in the making of this powerful feature-length drama. Six interwoven stories show these teenagers negotiating the dangers and discoveries of their age and because the cast were also the crew what emerges is a self portrait of resilient kids responding to the challenges surrounding them.

They might live in public housing and come from families that have seen disadvantage and hardship. But with frankness and courage, these young people have dipped below the surface of their often tough exteriors to reveal what’s going on inside their lives.

IMDb record including full cast list, awards and reviews – here

University of Wollongong media story – here

Illawarra Mercury story – here