A shimmering heat haze obscures the vast horizon. Thick red dust smothers all in sight. Worn by the ages into an endless, flat expanse, THE INTERIOR is ancient beyond imagination. Mercilessly hot during the day and numbingly cold at night, civilisation here consists of hastily thrown together shantytowns, clustered around fresh mines or claims, with a few semi-permanent boomtowns standing in futile defiance to the otherwise inhospitable region. What little water can be found is fiercely contested. Roads, if they exist at all, are barely worthy of the name and the land remains largely an abstract, uncharted mystery. But, for the daring soul, there is something here that makes the area infinitely attractive: an unbelievable abundance of gold.
Narrated by Emeritus Professor, Geoffrey Bolton, and with music by cellist, Jo Quail, the following clip introduces the film’s rugged backdrop of Western Australia’s revered 1890’s Goldrush.
The Interior is a frontier adventure that will showcase this crucial moment in Australia’s history on the world’s stage and for the first time, expand upon the familiar ‘outback mythos’ to tell the untold story of Australia's little known 'Ghan' cameleers, who opened up the otherwise impenetrable desert interior.
The Interior is one of those rare feature films that will strike a chord with audiences on a range of levels; as a rip-roaring piece of world-class entertainment, as a story with an important cross-cultural message, and as an exposé of a truly fascinating time in history.
Exploring themes of redemption, revenge, faith, prejudice, trust and greed, The Interior raises the questions; what really defines one place or another as home? What is the human cost of nation building?