A reclusive teenage farmboy finds an unlikely source of inspiration to stand-up against his overbearing father.

Thicket (2017)


18-year-old Elliot lives and works on a small family-owned New Zealand dairy farm. He meanders out at dawn towards a herd of feeding cows where his attempt to take the wheel for the morning’s feed-out run is quickly overruled by his overbearing father. Elliot’s resentment grows with his increasingly apparent lack of autonomy and respect on the farm. A routine grocery trip sees Elliot bump into Laura, an enigmatic checkout operator and love interest, who pockets Elliot a pouch of tobacco on the sly, directing him to collect her later on that afternoon.

Director: Julian Vares
Writer: Julian Vares

Release Date: 2017-04-05
Status: Released
Run time: 15 min / 0:15


Sound Grayson Gilmour Music Arranger
Production Craig Gainsborough-Waring Producer
Editing Richard Lord Editor
Sound Nick Buckton Sound Designer
Camera Eoin O’Liddigh Director of Photography
Writing Julian Vares Screenplay
Directing Julian Vares Director
Art Abbey Vares Art Direction

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