Director: Ivan Sen
was raised in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia. He studied filmmaking at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, where he completed a Bachelor Arts in Directing. Throughout the late 1990s Sen worked on short films. Нis feature film debut was Beneath Clouds (2002), the Premiere First Movie Award at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival and the 2002 Best Director Award at the Australian Film Institute Awards. His documentary Yellow Fella screened in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005. Toomelah is selected for the Cannes International Film Festival 2011 — Un Certain Regard.
In a remote Aboriginal community, 10 year-old Daniel yearns to be a «gangster» like the male role models in his life. Skipping school, getting into fights and running drugs for Linden, the main drug dealer in town, Daniel is well on his way to accomplishing his goal. When a rival drug dealer returns from prison, a violent showdown ensues. After Linden and his gang are taken off to jail, Daniel is suddenly alone and vulnerable. Can he make a choice for a better future?..