Boy Swallows Universe on Netflix
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Boy Swallows Universe on Netflix – Last night, the stars of the Netflix Series BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE celebrated the global premiere of the series with a special red carpet event in Brisbane.

Walking the carpet were Australian stars Travis Fimmel, Simon Baker, Phoebe Tonkin, Bryan Brown, Felix Cameron and Lee Tiger Halley. 

Brisbane’s own Trent Dalton, whose bestselling book the series is based on, also joined in the fun — along with series producers Andrew Mason and Troy Lum, Director of Content Netflix ANZ Que Minh Luu, Netflix VP of Content (APAC ex-India) Minyoung Kim, supporting cast, crew and Brisbane locals.


Directors: Bharat Nalluri (Shantaram, Little America), Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker, Stateless)

Writer: John Collee (Hotel Mumbai, Master and Commander)

Executive Producers: Joel Edgerton, Troy Lum, Andrew Mason, Sophie Gardiner 

Key Cast: Simon Baker, Anthony LaPaglia, Travis Fimmel, Phoebe Tonkin, Felix Cameron, Bryan Brown, Lee Tiger Halley, Sophie Wilde, Christopher James Baker, HaiHa Le, Deborah Mailman, Ben O’Toole, Zachary Wan, Millie Donaldson, Eloise Rothfield

Production: Brouhaha Entertainment, Chapter One, Anonymous Content


An epic coming-of-age story set in 1980s Brisbane that blends the magic and innocence of youth with the brutal reality of the adult world. A lost father, a mute brother, a recovering addict mum, a heroin dealer for a stepfather, and a notorious criminal for a babysitter. Eli Bell is just trying to follow his heart and understand what it means to become a good man, but fate keeps throwing obstacles in his way. Adapted from Trent Dalton’s iconic Australian novel, Boy Swallows Universe explores the crossroads where a boy becomes a man, good toys with evil, and the everyday meets the extraordinary.

Boy Swallows Universe on Netflix – 11 January, 2024

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