A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by the legacy of war, he builds a giant rocket to enter the most exciting and dangerous competition of the year, the Rocket Festival, and to prove his luck.
Written and Directed by Kim Mordaunt
Produced by Sylvia Wilczynski, Red Lamp Fims.
Crystal Bear for Best Feature, Best First Feature, and the Amnesty International Award, Berliniale 2013.
AWGIE 2013 Best Feature Film: Screenplay Original
AACTA 2014 Best Original Screenplay
‘Miro was deeply involved in the scripting process for The Rocket…Through every stage she gave precise, creative and inspiring suggestions and feedback…[She] is one of the brightest practitioners in our industry.’
- Sylvia Wilczynski (producer) and Kim Mordaunt (writer/director), The Rocket, 28 October 2012.