Feature Film


From Sue Brooks, the acclaimed and multi award-winning director of Japanese Story and Road To Nhill, LOOKING FOR GRACE is an intimate, funny and profoundly moving story about the complexities of family life.

When rebellious 16-year-old Grace (rising star Odessa Young) takes off, her exasperated mum and dad (the superb Radha Mitchell and Richard Roxburgh) enlist the help of a close-to-retirement detective, and begin the long drive from Perth out to the West Australian wheatbelt to try to find her. On the journey, the two must confront the realities of their changing relationship to one another, and to their daughter.

Wry, intriguing and poignant, Brooks’ unflinching reflection on the disruptive effects of both adolescence and middle age boasts her trademark sense of character, acerbic humour and eye for the hypnotic rhythms of Australia’s regional landscapes. Innovatively structured to incrementally reveal each character’s journey – and secrets – from numerous vantage points, LOOKING FOR GRACE is ultimately a beautiful, bold and unmistakably Australian story that reminds us that life is precious, and can change in the blink of an eye.


  • 2015 Venice International Film Festival – Official Competition
  • 2015 Toronto International Film Festival – Platform Competition
  • 2015 Creteil International Women’s Film Festival Official – In Competition
  • 2015 Chicago International Film Festival – In Competition
  • 2015 Adelaide International Film Festival – In Competition
  • 2015 Thesselonika International Film Festival – Invitation
  • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival – Invitation
  • 2016 Palm Springs Film Festival – Invitation
  • 2016 Philadelphia International Film Festival
  • 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival
  • 2016 St Tropez Festival des Antipodes
  • 2016 Tiblisi International Film Festival – Invitation
  • 2016 Las Palmas de Gran Ganaria Spain – In Competition
  • 2017 Pinamar Argentina – Invitation
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Sue Brooks (Un Certain Regard, AFI Award Winner Best Director, Japanese Story)

Sue Brooks

Lizzette Atkins, Sue Taylor & Alison Tilson

Gecko Films, Taylor Media & Unicorn Films