Take a look at the trailer that’s arrived for Rams, an upcoming Australian drama-comedy starring Sam Neill and Michael Caton.
The plot follows two long-feuding brothers raising flocks of sheep that are descended from a prized bloodline long in their family. When a rare disease begins to attack the flocks, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley – a move the brothers aren’t willing to stand for.
It’s nice to have Neill and Caton together for a small Aussie film like this. It looks to be wearing its heart on its sleeve, playing with light humour and clear love for rural communities and farmers. Jeremy Sims, known for Beneath Hill 60, Last Train to Freo and Last Cab to Darwin, directs from a screenplay by Jules Duncan.
Also starring Miranda Richardson, Asher Keddie and Wayne Blair, Roadshow Films will be releasing Rams in Australian cinemas on August 27.
Official synopsis for Rams:
In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?