Dean O’Flaherty’s audacious debut feature takes the well-established Australian theme of suburbia and completely subverts it, weaving strong American influences into a cinematic hotbed of luscious danger. Daniel is an introverted 14-year-old boy living in Sunshine Hills, a suburb living in the grip of fear following the rumoured abductions of three teenage girls. When his Lolita-esque neighbour Suzy tempts him into taking photographs of some of the neighbours’ nocturnal activities, he begins a journey that takes him from childhood fantasy into the harsh reality of the real world. Starring Peta Wilson, Asher Keddie and Deborra-Lee Furness. Original music by Paul Mac. 

Beautiful (2008) Trailer