Original Title:  The Rocket
Production Company: Red Lamp Films
Production Year: 2013
Director:  Kim Mordaunt
Script:  Kim Mordaunt
Cinematography: Andrew Commis
Editor:  Nick Meyers
Music Composer:  Caitlin Yeo
Producer:  Sylvia Wilczynski
Running Time:  96min
Country:  Australia
Language: Lao
Main Cast: Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Thep Phongam, Bunsri Yindi

A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends across Laos to find a new home. On a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by the legacy of war, he wants to prove, that he’s not bad luck and builds a giant rocket to enter the most exciting and dangerous competition of the year: The Rocket Festival. 

Director’s Biography 

A graduate of film production from the University of Technology Sydney, Mordaunt first started as an actor before transferring to documentary directing and cinematography. These experiences honed his ability for intimate fiction filmmaking.   


2007 Bomb Harvest,
2005 Jammin’ in the Middle E 
2005 Secret Family Recipes 
2002 Mongrel’s Ghost