Broken Hill

Theatrical Release: September 11, 2009
DVD Release: May 17, 2011
Broken Hill


Tommy was born and raised on a rocky, drought-ridden sheep station in the middle of the Australian Outback. He works at the station and does all he can to appease his demanding father but in his heart he wants to be a great musician. That all changes when Tommy meets his new classmate Kat, a bold and brash beauty who at first doesn’t notice him at all. As Tommy tries desperately to get her attention his antics cause him to fall into hot water with the local police. He luckily escapes jail and chooses to do community service at the nearby prison to stay out of trouble. Soon the stakes for Tommy are raised when his music teacher and mentor lands him an audition for the elite music conservatorium. Against all odds, Tommy gains the affections of Kat, finds a way to reconcile with his father and conducts the concert of his life.

Dove Review

Dreams and goals are important. Tommy has a special dream and he can hear the music in his head. His dad pushes Tommy in a totally different direction other than music. But when he gets into trouble his father turns his back and hopes that Tommy will come to his senses after he spends the night in jail. Tommy tackles community service and he gets his chance with his music.

Although Kat and Tommy bump heads they find out that they are not all that different from each other. That is when their relationship changes and the music becomes a reality. There are a few bumps along the way until Tommy, his father and Kat all find its all about the music.

This is a wonderful story about understanding, giving and goals in a person’s life and about the important people around us. We award this DVD our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve and older.

Content Description

Sex: Young couple kiss and hug.
Language: None
Violence: Boy in wheel chair chasing another; teenage kids throw watermelons at cars, windows and buildings; father yells at son.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Short skirt on young girl.
Other: Disrespectful actions regarding others; community service because of bad behavior; prison escape; parents argue; comment regarding spirits coming down and creating earth.


Company: PorchLight Entertainment
Director: Dagen Merrill
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 102 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe