Bluey, an angry young woman trapped in a life of violence, meets a mystery mentor who could change everything. Bluey is a story of courage, heart and the fight for survival.

    A searing portrait of one young woman’s attempt to reconcile past and present as we walk the tightrope of her self-destructive emotions. — Phillip Noyce

    Bluey trivia

    • 'Bluey' is the nickname of Darlene's mother (which is Australian slang for a redhead)
    • The film explores the sense of shame that comes with being Aboriginal.
    • It is a fictional film.


    Tasia Zalar- young woman
    Matt Nable
    Release dates
    2015 - Australia
    Video/DVD release date
    16 June 2016
    Winner, 2015 Dendy Awards for Australian Short Film Winner, Event Cinema Award - Best Screenplay, Sydney Film Festival Winner, Best Director (short film), Australian Directors Guild Winner, Best Australian Short Film, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Winner, Best Actor, Tasia Zalar, St Kilda Film Festival Silver Award, (Tristan Milani ACS) NSW Australian Cinematographers Society
    M - Mature
    Ronin Films

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    Harvard citation

    Korff, J 2018, Bluey, <>, retrieved 19 October 2019

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