In the late 1800ʼs a country boy sets out on a journey west to find his fortune, he comes across an old coach road that leads him to meet some strange and lost characters, at the end lies a pub where his courage will be tested.
The Forgotten Men is one of R.M Williams famous campfire stories thatʼs finally made itʼs way to the big screen. Australian short film The Forgotten Men, has just been awarded Gold for Best Short film at the Oregon Film Awards. The Forgotten Men is an adaptation of a short story by Australian icon R.M. Williams, starring Aussie screen legends Jack Thompson and Kerry Armstrong alongside talents such as Gyton Grantley, Lincoln Lewis, Nathin Butler and Leon Burchill.
Described by leading media executives as a ‘mini epic’, The Forgotten Men is an old bush tale designed to caution young men about the danger of venturing west to find their fortune in the late 1800s and one of R.M. Williams favourite campfire stories. Filmed in the Hunter Valley it was fitting that the film premiered at the 2010 Dungog Film Festival where it was well received by a packed cinema.