The Capri cinema in Goodwood will host the premiere with writer George Basha (The Combination) and director by David Field (Chopper, Two Hands) in attendance. Both also star in the film.
Convict is the story of Ray (George Basha), an Australian war veteran with strong morals who, through a reactionary moment is sent to prison and gets caught up in an immoral world. While his fiancée Kelly (Millie Rose Heywood – Paper Giants) must now endure life without him again, Ray finds himself in another kind of hell.
Ray has been on duty in the Middle East. He believes in his country and he has great pride in his life as a soldier. In prison he comes face to face with the realities of a world he has sought to avoid. He sees himself not as an Arabic man, but a man whose life and decisions are driven by his moral code.
He befriends David (Richard Green), an Aboriginal man, and finds in him a true friendship. On the other side of this dangerous world though, he encounters an Arabic drug lord who insists that he should join his ‘brothers’ as an obligation.
Surrounding this struggle he is also brutalized by the prison warden (David Field) and guards on behalf of the father of the young lad he has accidentally killed outside prison.
Like Chopper and Romper Stomper before it, Convict is sure to become another iconic Aussie film.