1829. Louisa is a convict trapped in the living hell of a British prison in faraway Van Diemen’s Land. She ignores warnings from her prison mate and places her hopes for freedom in becoming the servant of the mysterious Mr Black. On his remote farm, Louisa befriends an orphaned lamb as she adjusts to her new position. Now at the mercy of her new master, she must obey his wishes despite her reservations or face the grim truths hidden in the darkness.
Two thugs, Tony and Jez, go to a Chinese restaurant that‚ is rumoured to serve the best sweet and sour pork in town. The owner, Mr Lee, and his daughter, Lucy, are none too pleased to see thugs come in and act as though they run the joint. They decide to take matters into their own hands and serve the two men a dish they will never forget. Because when push comes to shove comes to stab, we are all just animals.
Trying to stay strong for her family on what proves to be a distressing and difficult day, a young woman comes to realize that some things in life are beyond her control. All that is left is love and hope.