74 mins | AUS | Bohemian mumble-core drama
Dir: Darius Devas

$20 General Admission
2pm - Saturday 22nd May,
Byron Theatre

$30 Independent Filmmakers Forum Full Day Pass
12pm-11pm - Saturday 22nd May
Byron Theatre


After hitchhiking across the country, a young man named Age (Xavier Samuel) arrives in Melbourne with one suitcase, a book full of poems and the phone number of a girl he has never met. A chance encounter on a tram sweeps him into a new group of friends, exposing him to the bohemian subculture of Melbourne's inner north-side scene.


Starring Xavier Samuel (The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, Fury, The Twilight Saga) in one of his first movie roles, FURTHER WE SEARCH is a love letter to Melbourne's rich creative underground of art warehouses, shared houses and music scene, but it is also a sensitive portrait of an individual trying to overcome a crippling social anxiety that prevents him from truly letting go.

"Shot over three years on a budget of AU$8,000, Further We Search captures the true spirit of independent filmmaking. Its loose narrative, naturalistic dialogue and cast of mostly unknown actors evoke the films of John Cassavetes, although writer/director/producer Darius Devas opts for a more impressionistic cinematography style making Further We Search a beautiful film to look at. Filled with atmospheric scenes depicting Melbourne’s alleyways, share-houses and nightspots, Further We Search depicts Melbourne’s young bohemian lifestyle from the point-of-view of Age, an outsider ... Further We Search is a breath of fresh air in the independent Australian filmmaking scene and establishes Devas as talent to look out for in the future." -  Cinema Autopsy

About the Director

Darius Devas is a long time Byron Bay resident who specialises in multi-platform documentaries through his production company Being Films. His documentary web-series Goa Hippy Tribe (SBS) won the 2012 SXSW Interactive Award for Film & TV. Darius also co-directed The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets (ABC) and recent web-series The Common Thread (ABC), exploring mental health and social anxiety. He has created music videos and other collaborations with musicians Hiatus Kaiyote, Jordie Lane, Luka Lesson and more.

Join us for a post-film Q&A with the director whose challenging journey making his first feature is a lesson for any aspiring filmmakers. Devas will also talk about an upcoming micro-budget feature film being shot in the Byron Shire in July and how the community can be involved.