The award winning creative force behind the exquisite Samson & Delilah return with a groundbreaking and unnerving project: true stories from the other side.
Aboriginal people live on the threshold of two worlds – one of everyday reality and the other of spirits, demons and entities. They can live an ordinary life with dead ancestors and demons all vying for space.
With The Darkside, director Warwick Thornton assembles a collection of poignant, sad, funny and absurd ghost tales from across Australia and brings them to life with some of Australia’s most iconic actors as the storytellers. Honest, matter-of-fact firsthand accounts illuminate a black perspective on the other side.
Inspired by The Darkside’s exploration of storytelling, The Otherside project will create a living archive of Indigenous ghost stories – it will be a place where people can share their stories about their own encounters with the afterlife. Through an online hub, the project provides a creative space for storytellers to share their words, seek new collaborations, and further our indigenous heritage in storytelling.
Check out the film’s poster here and get a taste at the official website.