A cantankerous English teacher and disgraced author must show he’s a changed man if his latest manuscript is to be published. When it looks like his novel is going
A cantankerous English teacher and disgraced author must show he’s a changed man if his latest manuscript is to be published.
When it looks like his novel is going to be published, high school English teacher and once famous novelist, Nicholas Cutler, thinks his luck has finally changed. But what promises to be the best week of his professional life, spirals into seven days of personal hell for the narcissistic and opportunistic bachelor. A girlfriend asking for commitment, a student in trouble with the law, a gravely ill brother-in-law and the prospects of living a life of unfilled dreams, force Mr Cutler to re-examine just what’s most important in his life.
With its straightforward shooting style that focuses on details and performance above all else, Book Week is a clever, honest and sometimes rakish comedy taking place in the most common of suburban settings where dreams are not fulfilled, but squashed.
“Alan Dukes and Susan Prior are hilarious and heartbreaking… An intelligent piece of Australian comedy” – Cinema Australia
“A clever, truthful, often hilariously rakish movie for grown-ups (…) a little gem of a film. “ – Film Ink
Heath Davis is a multi-award-winning filmmaker, teacher and journalist. Davis wrote, directed and produced the Australian feature film Broke starring Steve Le Marquand, Max Cullen, Claire van Der Boom and Brendan Cowell. Broke was highlighted in The Guardian’s Top 10 Australian films of 2016 and played in over 100 cinemas across Australia and New Zealand. Most recently, Davis directed independent Australian crime-thriller feature Locusts.
Director Davis’ feature film Broke was screened at Down Under Berlin 2016.
Cast: Alan Dukes. Airlie Dodds, Susan Prior
Director: Heath Davis
Producers: Heath Davis, Joe Weatherstone
Cinematographer: Chris Bland
Editor: Romain Mongin
Sound Designer: Sasha Zastavnikovic Production
Designer: Lee Launay
Contact: Bonsai Films
Festivals & Awards
Melbourne International Film Festival
Manchester Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
Bristol Film Festival
Spirit of Independence Film Festival
Festival of Cinema NYC
The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival
Santa Cruz Film Festival
BOFA Film Festival
Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival
Australian Indian Film Festival
Julian Dubuque International Film Festival and others