Bra Boys is a documentary film narrated by Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe about the real-life brotherhood, murder and family loyalties of Australia's warring gangs: The surfing Bra Boys of Maroubra, a beach side suburb of Sydney. Written, directed and produced by Sunny Abberton, himself a childhood resident of Maroubra's public housing projects, Bra Boys traces the cultural evolution of the much maligned and tattooed surfing community. It also takes a stirring look at the Abberton brothers: Sunny, Koby, Jai and Dakota. One has been charged with murdering a Sydney "standover man" (Australian slang for an extortionist who uses physical violence, or threats, to extract payment on behalf of another), another is pursuing a professional surf career but has been charged as an accessory in his brother's murder trial, another is trying to hold the family together, and the youngest brother whose sole inheritance is his siblings' national notoriety.
Director Sonny and his surf phenom brother Kody recently invited us into their home to chat about the film and all the hard work that went into creating it. To watch our exclusive video interview, click on the clip below:
Bra Boys is currently playing in selected theaters across the country.