First-time Australian feature filmmaker Ted Wilson delivers the engrossing, delicately poised Under the Cover of Cloud, a feel-good film of family, cricket and one man’s hunt for David Boon.
Ted Wilson (Ted Wilson) is an embittered journalist, returning home to Hobart after losing his Melbourne magazine job. With nothing to do except think about his next move, he lands on the idea of writing a book about Tasmanian upper-order batsmen, and in particular the great man himself: David Boon. But soon Ted’s discovering there’s a lot more to his homeland than he once thought, and that everything he’s been searching for could be closer than he imagined.
MIFF Accelerator alumnus Ted Wilson turns in a warm and winning feature film debut with Under the Cover of Cloud. A deliberately lo-fi, improvisatory riff on family and home (that primarily stars Wilson’s immediate family), it’s a film of gentle pleasures and unexpected humour that stamps Wilson as one of Australia's great emerging talents.