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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