LIFE AFTER THE OASIS

[76 mins | Documentary | Release date: November 2019 | Australia]

Where are the lost kids of 2008’s confronting documentary ‘THE OASIS’?

This follow-up film revisits the homeless teens whose chaotic lives shocked the nation.

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Synopsis

In 2008, feature documentary THE OASISshocked Australia with its gritty insight into the lives of wayward teens at a chaotic youth refuge in inner-city Sydney. Drug psychoses, emotional breakdowns, teenage pregnancies and the dangers of street life were writ large for a national audience.

Transitioning seamlessly between never-seen-before material from 2008 and contemporary footage, LIFE AFTER THE OASIS builds a rare, longitudinal portrait of these inspirational, disadvantaged young Australians. Now in their late 20s and 30s, they have weathered difficult and intense passages into adulthood, coming of age in a world rife with violence, poverty, addiction and mental illness. Yet their stories, though plagued by adversity, are stories of incredible resilience and survival.

A Shark Island Productions film

Featuring as themselves:
Chris, Owen, Darren, Emma, Haley, Robbin, Paul, Ken

With thanks to:
Justine, Micha, Fletch, Brendon, PJ Streeton
the community at the Auburn Salvation Army Centre
the Curran Family, Lee-Ann, Chris, Mel
Mathew, Esther, Michael

Production Credits:

Director:
Sascha Ettinger Epstein
Producers:
Mary Macrae
Ian Darling
Editors:
Mathew Evans
Matthew Walker
Cinematographer:
Sascha Ettinger Epstein
Composer:
Rafael May
Motion Design:
Nils Crompton
Lieke Milder
Sound Designer:
Wes Chew
Re-Recording Mixer:
Weronika Razna
Dialogue Editor and Mixer:
Ian McLoughlin
Senior Colourist:
Yanni Kronenberg