Backtrack Boys

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    Backtrack Boys

    Directed by

    Australia

    2018

    95 min

    • English

    Documentary

    Bernie Shakeshaft is a rough talking jackaroo who runs a youth program from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale, NSW. When everyone else gives up on troubled kids like Zach, Alfie and Rusty, they head to BackTrack. It’s a place where they can feel safe and continue their education, but most importantly, it’s where they learn to support each other and pursue their dreams. Follow the teenage trio as they hit the road with Bernie’s legendary dog jumping team and travel to rural shows across NSW. Filmed over two years, this inspiring story reveals the challenges these young people face as they try to find their place in the world – with the help of Bernie and his trusted dogs.

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    Credits

    Cinematography
    Catherine Scott
    Production
    INFINITY PICTURES
    Catherine Scott

    Catherine Scott

    Australia

    Catherine Scott has directed and produced documentaries for broadcasters in Australia, Canada, France and the USA for over 20 years, including SCARLET ROAD (Sydney FF 2011). Her most recent film BACKTRACK BOYS screened in Sydney FF 2018.