The Decadent and Depraved
Starting as a student 'fun' project to being considered as Western Australia’s largest independent feature film,
“The Decadent and Depraved” is set in the late 1880s in a remote
and dark place in the outback of Western Australia telling
the story of Leon Murphy who leaves his wife and child
in a bid to ensure their safety. He is a wanted man but plans to
surrender himself into the hands of Her Majesty’s army to be hanged.
Unbeknownst to Leon, shortly after his departure his
wife is murdered in cold blood. Moreover, their daughter
Lillian is captured by a bunch of evil bounty hunters,
led by the cruel and gruesome priest, Maitland.
A tale of cat and mouse begins shortly thereafter as Leon is
transported by Police Captain, Dalton, on route to
be hanged in the local town. Dalton’s hopes for a trouble-free
journey are quickly dashed as he is faced with a series of
difficult obstacles – all consequences
of transporting such a high value target.
Within the ever-changing terrain of Western Australia,
the truth about Leon’s crime and his motives for seeking
punishment is revealed, leading everyone through
a chaotic tumble of revenge and murder.