International travellers hope work in the town's only pub will be an authentic outback experience...Unfortunately it is.
Two Finnish backpackers, down on their luck and lured by the opportunity to save money while enjoying an authentic Aussie experience, find themselves working behind the only bar at a remote mining town. Lambasted by their new boss whilst being relentlessly pursued or mercilessly ridiculed by booze-addled patrons, their working holiday becomes a test of endurance. Struggling to adapt to an outback culture as claustrophobic as it is alienating, the visitors realise that to meet expectations out here, they’ll need to do more than just pour drinks! Hotel Coolgardie is a jaw-dropping journey into an Australia you won’t see on any travel show!
Hotel Coolgardie bears witness to a hot-button issue that, in an era of pay equity and gender equality, demands to be addressed. Sexual harassment in the workplace is alive and well.
“Gleeson weaves in a sly sense of humour… Reminiscent of the dust-laden classic Wake In Fright…” Cult Projctions
"...likely to do for outback Aussie pubs what Wolf Creek did for Australian outback tourism … “ Darren's World of Entertainment, NZ