Australia / 1976 / 100 minutes / 35mm / Colour / English with French subtitles
Director: Henri Safran / Screenplay: Sonia Borg based on the novel by Colin Thiele / Cinematography: David Copping / Music: Michael Carlos / Editor: Henri Safran / Producer: Matt Caroll / Cast: Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Greg Rowe.
A small Aboriginal boy and a pelican join together to protect their environment in a wild area of coastal Australia. The boy, Mike, lives with his fisherman father, Hideaway Tom, in isolation in the wind-swept dunes. It is his universe. One day, he discovers another human being, Fingerbone Bill, who lives in a natural reserve among the gigantic dunes. He will teach the boy much about the earth, the sea and the tribe of Aborigines to which he belongs
Born in France in 1932, Henri Safran began working in British Television before leaving to join the ABC in Australia. He obtained his Australian citizenship in 1962, and returned to Britain for several years before coming back to Australia to film Storm Boy. Following this success, he made Norman Loves Rose in 1982, followed by Bush Christmas in 1983. Since then, he has mainly worked in television.