Film brings action to the sand dunes

Dunes scene: Cinematographer Jack McAvoy (from left), camera assistant Tim Fay and Peter William Francis.
Dunes scene: Cinematographer Jack McAvoy (from left), camera assistant Tim Fay and Peter William Francis.

ARTS degree student at the University of Sydney Peter William Francis, who grew up in the St George area, has his heart set on a career on filmmaking and has ventured into the shire for filming.

He recently selected Kurnell's sand dunes as part of the background for a new 15-minute film called Boyz.

Francis, 27, keeps up interest in the St George area, with some of the male Boyz actors being from Peakhurst and Oatley.

Careful editing interspersed the dune scenes with others shot south of Ulladulla.

Francis wrote the script and directed the film.

The storyline centres on four men, all in their 20s, testing their masculinity in modern Australia.

The actors include those with a Bangladeshi, Japanese and Indian background.

Angie Elphick, playing Wendy, is one of two women in the film.

The cast includes Takaya Honda from SBS's Family Law and ABC's Play School, Alex Cubis of Netflix's Mako and ABC's Rake, Arka Das from the film unIndian and ABC's The Code, and Adam Marks of Channel Seven's The Story of Us.

Francis said Boyz was too long for Tropfest but he will submit it to other festivals.

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