Genre: short fiction
Synopsis: "A humorous story of frustrated
love - the hero is a fish out of water among the young sophisticates of
Melbourne, and the girl is so patient with him.. (Filmmakers Co-operatives
Catalogue of Independent Film 1975/6)
Director Brian Davies also made WATT'S LAST VOYAGE (1965), THE PUDDING THIEVES (1966), and a documentary for Ampol on their 1970 car trial. He was closely involved with the innovative Melbourne theatre collective The Australian Performing Group at the Pram Factory and La Mama (where BRAKE FLUID was first screened).
John Duigan became a noted film director with credits including the film adaptation of Jack Hibberd's DIMBOOLA (1976) and the successful coming-of-age films THE YEAR MY VOICE BROKE and FLIRTING.
Peter Carmody directed the short film NOTHING LIKE EXPERIENCE in 1970, which also premiered at La Mama.
Davies, Carmody and Duigan were all closely associated with the Melbourne
alternative theatre scene, the Australian Performing Group and the La
Mama and Pram Factory theatres.