When Steve (Shaun Goss) is released from prison, he is unable to connect with his girlfriend (Bree Desborough), as he is still haunted by his relationship with a fellow inmate.
Taking a community services job delivering meals, Steve meets Rod (Henri Szeps), a wildly irrepressible older man, who is the full time carer for his invalid mother (Maria Venuti) who, when not confined to a wheelchair, gets about on her modified ride-on lawn mower.
Steve is captivated by the older pair’s extravagant world of make-believe and a close friendship between the men develops.
A raw and edgy contemporary drama with a touch of surreal humour. Bathing Franky is a film about hope, forgiveness and the double-edged sword of imagination and fantasy as a means for dealing with the harsher aspects of life.