Clean

Trauma cleaners clean spaces that no one else will touch – hoarder sites, meth-labs, murder scenes, deaths and suicides. They clean the homes of some of society’s most vulnerable people – the neglected, the lonely, the addicted, and the mentally unwell.

When illness forces her away from her beloved trauma cleaning business, Sandra faces up to her traumatic past and begins a search for her birth mother. Meanwhile, the workers approach this difficult work with camaraderie and humour, bringing hope to their clients despite carrying trauma of their own.

CLEAN shows us that life is more fragile than we might think, but there is hope and reassurance in human connection.

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Film Screenings

Mar 12, 2022
6:30pm8:02pm
Mar 13, 9:00am CDT – Mar 15, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:32am
Availability:United States
Mar 13, 2022
12:30pm2:02pm
Mar 13, 2022
1:00pm2:32pm
Mar 17, 2022
6:30pm8:02pm

Credits

Director:

Lachlan McLeod

Executive Producer:

Virginia Whitwell, Nick Batzias, Thorsten Schumacher

Producer:

David Elliot-Jones, Charlotte Wheaton

Cinematographer:

Louis Dai

Editor:

Lachlan McLeod, Louis Dai

Production Designer:

Bianca Milani, Imogen Walsh

Music:

Patrick Grigg

Principal Cast:

Sandra Pankhurst

Additional Credits:

Additional Cinematography: Max Walter, Additional Cinematography: Sherwin Akbarzadeh

Contact

Distributor:

Jonathan Lynch-Staunton
jls@rocket-science.net

Public Film Contact:

David Elliot-Jones
Walking Fish Productions
david@walkingfish.com.au

Publicity Contact:

RJ Millard
rj@obscuredpictures.com
917 693 2869

Sales Agent:

Rocket Science

Details

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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Crime, Documentary, LGBTQ, Mature/Adult

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition presented by IMAX

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

Australia

Language:

English with English Subtitles

Runtime:

92 mins