Captain Moonlite

Short Biopic Film. 1879. Australian Outback. Outlaw and legend Andrew George Scott is revered by his gang for his daringly eccentric crimes, but the man behind the legend begins to break as the law catches up with them. Can Andrew admitting his feelings for fellow gang member James Nesbitt end his suffering? And at what cost?

  • Cai Barnard-Dadds
    Sinatra Blue
  • Liam Clements-Pope
  • Cai Barnard-Dadds
    Sinatra Blue
  • James Matthews
  • Jonathan Lenzini
    Key Cast
    "Captain Moonlite/Andrew George Scott"
  • Ethan Meadowcroft-Taylor
    Key Cast
    "James Nesbitt"
  • Poppy Charlton
    Key Cast
    "'Tommy' Thomas Rogan"
  • Catrin Simpson
    Key Cast
    "Gus Wernicke"
  • Ean Skinner
    Key Cast
    "The Preacher"
  • Liam Rood
    Key Cast
    "L.W. Bruun"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Western, Romance, Biopic
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of South Wales
  • USW Film Graduate Screenings
    Cardiff, Wales
    United Kingdom
    June 8, 2023
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Cai Barnard-Dadds

Cai Barnard-Dadds is a Welsh filmmaker from Swansea. After writing, directing and winning awards for his independent feature anti-romance film 'Sinatra Blue', he was ready to use his experience with depicting relationships to tell the true story of Captain Moonlite and James Nesbitt.

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Director Statement

When I learned about Moonlite's story I became adamant about respectfully adapting the story to film. Andrew's story holds much power and an important lesson about being true to your identity even in adversity.