MILESAGO - Film
|"A bus ride, a series of events, lead to a drug death in an arcade."
Sharman's first film, this was a hard-hitting short that depicted "a North Shore lad on a heavy
heroin jag who freaks out in a garishly-lit arcade." It was one
of the first films made in Australia to tackle the growing heroin problem.
DOP Garry Shead was a principal figure in the Ubu collective. Sharman (son of entrepreneur Jimmy Sharman) was at the time making a name for himself as one of our most promising new theatre directors; the following year he directed and designed the original Australian production of Hair, followed by Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972.
Nothing is known at this time about the cast of the film. It was recently (Oct. 2003) given a rare screening as part of the Kings Cross Arts Festival.
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Filmmakers Co-operatives Catalogue of Independent Film
Kings Cross Arts Festival