The Infernal Optimist

Steve Abbott, Warren Coleman

Feature film

A charismatically incorrigible small-time crim finds himself in big-time trouble when he is unexpectedly caught up in Australia’s immigration detention system.


Well, what can you do? thinks Zeki Togan, Turkish-Australian small-time break-and-enter specialist, when cops pick him up on a trivial charge and he unexpectedly finds himself in Villawood Immigration Detention Centre. Though he’s lived in Australia since he was a baby, Zeki has never become a citizen – who bothers …

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About Steve Abbott

Steve Abbott is a successful Australian comedian, author, poet and screenwriter with a career spanning thirty years. Steve appeared regularly from 1993 to 2000 on Australian national youth radio with his cult comic creation The Sandman, as a breakfast host and performer.... View Steve Abbott's Bio

About Warren Coleman

Warren Coleman is an Australian writer, director and actor. For Kennedy Miller Mitchell he co-wrote and co-directed the Academy Award-winning animated feature Happy Feet and co-wrote Happy Feet Two for director George Miller. He co-wrote and co-directed the play Buzz... View Warren Coleman's Bio

Steve Abbott, The Infernal Optimist
Steve Abbott
Warren Coleman, The Infernal Optimist
Warren Coleman

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