‘The Sweetness’ gives us a glimpse of far north Queensland life through the eyes of Bonny Bauer, a woman torn between her loyalty to her home and her desire for change. As looming global problems sit beside relatively small human tragedies; failed romantic opportunities and barely articulable fantasies, Bonny’s isolation becomes a clear product of a human existential crisis, a growing apathy for the suffering of others.

Somewhere in between the beauty, loneliness and chaos of humanity, the abyss of a modern Australia opens up.

Feature Film (In Development)


Bonny Bauer
Paul Smith


Writer, Director, Producer ~ Jessica Barclay Lawton
Director of Photography ~ Alex Cardy
Editor ~ Delaney Murphy