On the afternoon after Christmas, parolee Chris (Richard Green) is preparing lunch for his brother’s ex-wife Donna (Tammy Anderson) and her daughter Brook (Misty Sparrow). Tagging along is Dave (Syd Brisbane), Donna’s new boyfriend. Owen (Stuart Clark), a former jail mate of Chris’, arrives with an agonising secret about Dave’s own criminal past. The situation escalates as we are drawn into the compelling story of a desperate father faced with an explosive revelation that could tear his family apart.
Told in real time and shot as a single take by multi-award winning director Kriv Stenders, BOXING DAY is a gripping domestic drama of profound power and resonance – firmly establishing Stenders as one of Australia’s most prominent digital filmmakers.