The Last Tango in Sunnybank - the film


Lucy knows what her mum wants, maybe even mum will find out what that is.

When twelve year old Lucy overhears her mum placing an ad in a Personal Column, “Looking for dance partner”, she knows that her mum is going to need all her help.

The Last Tango in Sunnybank explores a woman’s search for the lost passion in her life, and how far she is willing to go to find it. She is wryly observed by her twelve year old daughter who, as a way of coping with her situation, merges reality with fantasy by creating a semi-fictitious character of her mother. Always hopeful she shares her mother’s romantic inclinations but has her own agenda.


Director/Writer and Producer:

Rosetta Cook

Director of Photography:

Simon Gray


Rosetta Cook


Carla Thackrah

Sound Design and Audio mix:

Adrian Green

Country of origin:


Running time:

15 minutes

Shooting format:

HD DV 16:9




 The Last Tango in Sunnybank won Best Production Design Award at the 2011 Queensland New Filmmakers Awards. It was also nominated for Best Sound Design.


 Brisbane International Film Festival   2011 
 Shorts Film Festival Adelaide  2012
 Agite y Sirva Film Festival Mexico  2012
 Bundanoon Tango Festival  2012
 Byron Bay Film Festival  2013
 Heart of Gold International Film Festival  2013