Boys in the Trees

Feature film

Coming of Age/Drama/Supernatural


It’s Halloween 1997 - the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and their skater gang, The Gromits. Childhood is over and adult life beckons. But for Corey, his past has some unfinished business. When he encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend but now victimised by Jango’s cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home for old time’s sake.

What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical as they tell each other ghost stories, drawing upon their fears of the world around them. As they walk through their memories and ghosts of the past, Corey is surprised to discover how much he still has in common with his abandoned friend.

But on the night of the grave’s delight, even the most buried truths will find a way of coming to life.


Toby Wallace. Gulliver McGrath, Justin Holborow, Mitzi Ruhlman


Written By
Nicholas Verso
Directed By
Nicholas Verso
Produced By
John Molloy, co-producers Sandy Cameron, Kate Croser & Bethany Jones
Production Company
Mushroom Pictures in association with White Hot Productions
Financed By
South Australian Film Corporation and Screen Australia


Mushroom Pictures