Goldstone, the latest film from Writer/Director/Director of Photography/Editor/Composer Ivan Sen, is described as a “Neo Western” crossed with “Outback Noir.” The drama charged thriller is the winner of four AACTA Awards (Australian version of the Oscars) for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Cinematography. The cast includes Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, Cheng Pei-Pei, David Wenham, David Gulpilil, Michelle Lim Davidson, and Tom E. Lewis. Goldstone opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on March 9, 2018.
Goldstone is a frontier mining outpost, where different cultural worlds collide, in an epically beautiful desert landscape. It is a place where Indigenous, and non-Indigenous, people push against each other like tectonic plates. It is a clash of cultures, ideologies and spirits, and it has been happening since “outsiders” first arrived in Australia.
Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in Goldstone on a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a simple investigation, however, opens a web of crime, corruption, trampling of land rights and human trafficking. Jay must pull his life together and bury his personal differences with a young local cop, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone.