Jack's father believes there is an ancient curse on his family, that draws on the power of the moon. Jack refuses to accept this, even though the two girlfriends he has had so far have both gone to an early grave. Then he meets Tahnee, who works in Flat Gully Fuel and Guzzle. Not only is Tahnee beautiful, but she hates the moon...

Also available as the radio adaptation Bringing Down the Moon.

  • comedy drama
  • 80
  • 4 total
  • 2 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | Unspecified | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 8

EXTRACT: When the moon come up it was big and fat and yellow. The woman with the beautiful skin was frightened. Said her husband was a dark man with strange ways. Said he was cursin' them now, she could feel it. But Carlo, bein' the kind of bloke that he was, refused to believe they were cursed, that is, until two years later, right after the birth of their son, she went missin'. Carlo was the one to find the body on the southwest fence line, the barbed wire tied in a bow like Christmas tinsel, 'round her throat.

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Female | Unspecified | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 16

EXTRACT: Fucking arsehole. I mean, sorry I promised meself I wasn't gonna swear anymore. Everyone in the Gully swears - You know -It was so fuckin' hot I went to the fuckin' shop to buy myself a fuckin' drink and you wouldn't fuckin' believe it, there was me fuckin Mother talkin' to the fuckin - and so on. Not much else to do in the Gully. Fuu- aaa-rrr out. I wish he'd piss, nick off...the no hoper who gave me a lift here. Talk about a screw loose -

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