Darcy Yuille | Australia | 01:14:06 | Feature Film
Status: Official Selection
ONE PUNCH is a gritty, teen drama about Matt Mercado, a young Italian Australian man on the cusp of adulthood, struggling in his final year at high school and trying to hold on to the friendships and innocence of his youth.
On the eve of Matt’s 18th Birthday his domineering father, Carlo, indoctrinates him into the reality of their world, sending him out, in the care of his older brother Ant, to serve his apprenticeship in the family business. Selling drugs. Under immense pressure, Matt’s world will erode beneath him as he struggles to stake his claim, forge new friendships and prove his worth to his family, resulting in an act of random violence that will define the rest of his life.
From award winning Writer/Director Darcy Yuille comes the audacious and innovative production ONE PUNCH, a character driven drama that follows the descent of a young man into a violent and brutal world.
Darcy Yuille is an Australian director who grew up in country Queensland and travelled extensively before studying Humanities at Griffith University, where he discovered the film industry and immediately found his family. Darcy is known for his skill in spotting and working with talent, his award winning graduate short-film “Blue Poles” featuring then emerging talent Sam Worthington. His love of working closely with actors is reflected in his current project, using the ‘Mike Leigh Method’ to devise authentic story through improvisation with his cast. He is a graduate of the Masters Directing program of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and has directed award winning short films, documentaries and commercials. “One Punch” is his first feature film.