SA Film Corporation

Made in SA Showcase

The Made in SA Showcase is an informative resource, detailing the variety of SAFC supported feature film, television, multi-media and documentary productions produced in SA since 2010. A selection of recent productions is shown below.  Choose a filter to see more.

For a quick look at SAFC productions since 1974,  view our 40th anniversary Showreel here.

 

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Rabbit

RABBIT

2017
Projector Films
Producer: David Ngo, Daniel Joyce
Director: Luke Shanahan

Almost a year after her identical twin disappears, 25-year-old medical student Maude Ashton is haunted by visions of her abduction. Convinced she is still alive, Maude follows the clues to a derelict caravan park where she discovers her fate is intrinsically linked to that of her sister.

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Sweet Country

SWEET COUNTRY

2017
Bunya Productions
Producer: David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin
Director: Warwick Thornton

A period western set on the Northern Territory frontier where justice itself is put on trial.

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Bad Blood

BAD BLOOD

2017
FG Film Productions (Australia) Pty Ltd.
Producer: David Lightfoot, Atony I Ginnane
Director: David Pulbrook

Carrie, an attractive veterinarian accepts an invitation from her fiancée, a best-selling author, for a long weekend away. When she senses something is terribly wrong she decides to leave only to find herself trying to escape the house into a desolate forest fearing for her life and fighting against a psychopathic killer. 

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Cargo

CARGO

2017
Causeway Films
Producer: Kristina Ceyton, Sam Hennings, Mark Patterson
Director: Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling

Cargo is a dual father/daughter love story, unfolding against the backdrop of a deadly outbreak. In a desperate attempt to outrun a violent pandemic, a father stranded in rural Australia has 48 hours to find a new home for his one-year-old daughter after being infected. 

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A Month of Sundays

A MONTH OF SUNDAYS

2016
Madman Production Company
Producer: Kirsty Stark and Nick Batzias
Director: Matthew Saville

Real Estate agent Frank Mollard doesn’t like to admit it, even to himself, but he’s in a bit of a rut. He’s recently divorced, has a fractious relationship with his fourteen year old son Frank Jnr and at best he’s treading water at work. Then, one night, he gets a phone call from his dead mother.

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BOYS IN THE TREES

BOYS IN THE TREES

2016
Mushroom Pictures
Producer: John Molloy, Sandy Cameron & Kate Croser
Director: Nicholas Verso

On Halloween 1997, two estranged teen skaters embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears. 

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Girl Asleep

GIRL ASLEEP

2016
Soft Tread Enterprises
Producer: Jo Dyer
Director: Rosemary Myers

Girl Asleep is adapted from the Windmill Theatre play of the same name. It is the story of Greta Driscoll, a chronically shy girl who is privately falling apart.  On the cusp of turning 15, she can't bear to leave her childhood, containing as it does all the things that give her comfort in the increasingly unstable and incomprehensible new world.  Downstairs her birthday party is about to kick off and she must draw on all her strength to venture there and face the music.  As the events of the night unfold, going from bad to even worse, a stranger arrives and sends Greta into a parallel place: a latent world that's weirdly erotic, ultra violent and thoroughly ludicrous.  It is there that she will find herself.

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The Pack

THE PACK

2015
Breakout Movies
Producer: Kent Smith, Michael Robertson
Director: Nick Robertson

Hardened farmer and devoted family man, Adam Wilson, after discovering the last of his livestock have been mauled to death on his farm by a pack of wild dogs, can do nothing but watch as his dreams of continuing the family business are shattered. Furthermore, the arrival of a bank representative at their farmhouse door announcing the foreclosure of their mortgage couldn’t come at a worse time. Angry and defiant, Adam sees the banker off his property, reassuring his saddened wife Carla and their two children Sophia and Kyle that they aren’t going anywhere. But shortly after darkness falls, unsuspecting shadows begin to lurk outside their farmhouse. A pack of wild dogs are preparing to close in, thirsty for blood and ready to attack...Through a series of frightening and bloody encounters with the pack of vicious beasts, Adam and Carla, in survival mode, are forced to protect their two children to make it through the night. Will they make it out alive? Or will they fall victim to...THE PACK!

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Last Cab To Darwin

LAST CAB TO DARWIN

2014
A Pork Chop Production
Producer: Jeremy Sims, Greg Duffy, Lisa Duff
Director: Jeremy Sims

Rex is a cab driver who has never left Broken Hill in his life. When he discovers he doesn't have long to live, he decides to drive through the heart of the country to Darwin, where he's heard he will be able to die on his own terms; but along the way he discovers that before you can end your life you've got to live it, and to live it you've got to learn to share it...

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Charlie's Country

CHARLIE'S COUNTRY

2013
Vertigo Productions
Producer: Nils Erik Nielsen, Peter Djigirr
Director: Rolf de Heer

Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin and ken seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.

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The Boy Castaways

THE BOY CASTAWAYS

2013

Producer: Jo Dyer, Stephen Armstrong, Robert Connolly
Director: Michael Kantor

In an abandoned theatre, with the stage itself the puppet-master, five disparate men have disappeared from their complicated adult lives to play at being forever young in ‘Neverland’. It is a magical, parallel universe game - a no-holds barred struggle to stay eternally young - or die trying.

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Touch

TOUCH

2013
Triptych Productions Pty Ltd
Producer: Julie Byrne
Director: Christopher Houghton

Touch is a haunting mystery that unfolds layer by layer about Dawn, and her daughter Steph, who take to the road after Dawn assaults a man. Hiding out in a secluded motel, Dawn is desperate to keep her daughter hidden yet entertains a risky sexual liaison with a local cop, Nick, by night. Dawn is hiding from something far greater than her words or actions reveal and when the man tracking her closes in, her past finally catches up with her and a shattering truth is revealed, forcing her to go to the one place she doesn’t want to face.

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Inner Demon

INNER DEMON

2012
Demon Girl Productions Pty Ltd
Producer: Sue Brown, Julie Byrne
Director: Ursula Dabrowsky

Influenced by horror films dubbed the "New French Extremity", Inner Demon starts off as a serial killer abduction thriller and finishes up as a supernatural revenge film. Teenager Sam Durelle and her younger sister, Maddy are home alone when a knock at the door leads Sam down the road to terror. Abducted by a serial killer couple, Sam manages to escape and find refuge in an isolated farmhouse only to discover it is home to greater horrors and a malevolent spirit. Trapped in the house, Sam is propelled into a struggle for survival, one that will push her to the limits not only physically and emotionally, but spiritually.

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One Eyed Girl

ONE EYED GIRL

2012
Projector Films
Producer: David Ngo
Director: Nick Matthews

Travis, a thirty-something psychiatrist haunted by the death of a patient, is fired from his job at the hospital after attacking a patient. On the train he meets a mysterious girl named Grace, who invites him to a special church run by a charismatic leader, Father Jay. In search of answers Travis is led deeper and deeper into the hidden world of an isolated cult where he must face his demons and ultimately redeem himself.


The Babadook

THE BABADOOK

2012
Causeway Films, Triptych Pictures
Producer: Kristina Ceyton, Kristian Moliere
Director: Jennifer Kent

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.


The Dead Speak Back

THE DEAD SPEAK BACK

2012
Velvet Orange
Producer: Julie Byrne
Director: Jason Sweeney

The Dead Speak Back journeys through a surreal world of secrets, songs and shadows of the nearly departed, a deepening mystery of a victim of crime disappeared. But at what point do we fall into the mystery too far?

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The Infinite Man

THE INFINITE MAN

2012
Hedone Productions
Producer: Sandy Cameron, Kate Croser
Director: Hugh Sullivan

The Infinite Man is a time travel comedy-romance about a man whose attempts to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfire when he traps his lover in an infinite loop

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The Rover

THE ROVER

2012
Porchlight Films Pty Ltd in association with Lava Bear Films LLC
Producer: Liz Watts, David Linde, David Michôd
Director: David Michôd

Ten years after a collapse of the western economic system, Australia’s mineral resources have drawn the desperate and dangerous to its shores. With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. Eric (GUY PEARCE) is a cold and angry drifter who has left everything and everyone behind. When his car – his last possession – is stolen by a gang of desperate desert hustlers, Eric embarks on a ruthless mission to track them down. Along the way, he is forced into an unlikely relationship with Rey (ROBERT PATTINSON), the naïve and injured younger brother of gang member Henry (SCOOT McNAIRY) who has left Rey behind in the bloody aftermath of the gang's most recent robbery.

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Tracks

TRACKS

2012
See-Saw Films
Producer: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning
Director: John Curran

From director John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don't Live Here Anymore) comes TRACKS, which tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver) who begins to photograph her voyage. The film, adapted from Davidson's own memoirs, was produced by Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (The King's Speech, Shame).

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Wolf Creek 2

WOLF CREEK 2

2012

Producer: Helen Leake, Greg McLean, Steve Topic
Director: Greg McLean

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-shooter Mick Taylor

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100 Bloody Acres

100 BLOODY ACRES

2011
Cyan Films
Producer: Kate Croser, Julie Ryan
Director: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes

Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertiliser business. They need a fresh supply of their "secret ingredient" to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival.

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52 Tuesdays

52 TUESDAYS

2011
Closer Productions
Producer: Bryan Mason, Matthew Cormack, Rebecca Summerton, Sophie Hyde
Director: Sophie Hyde

16-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. Filmed over the course of a year, once a week, every week - only on Tuesdays - these unique filmmaking rules bring a rare authenticity to this emotionally charged exploration of desire, responsibility and transformation.

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Swerve

SWERVE

2011
Duo Art Productions
Producer: Helen Leake
Director: Craig Lahiff

A suitcase of money, a woman, two men; a lot can happen in the middle of nowhere. Driving cross-country to a job interview, Colin plays it safe when he has car problems and takes a short cut to a one horse town. But as luck would have it, he comes across a fatal road accident. One of the drivers, Jina, is shaken, the other dead and beside him, a briefcase full of money. When Colin resists temptation and does the right thing, turning it into the local cop, his good deed causes a series of fateful events to unfold.

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The King Is Dead!

THE KING IS DEAD!

2011
Vertigo Productions
Producer: Nils Erik Nielsen, Rolf de Heer
Director: Rolf de Heer

Open inspection at the house-for-sale in the quiet, leafy neighbourhood...Max, science teacher, and Therese, tax accountant, decide that here is the house for them. Unsuspecting, they buy and move in, finding a nice family on one side and, well, "interesting" on the other. But interesting soon becomes loud, and loud soon becomes intolerable and when the intolerable becomes the violent, and the police are powerless to do anything, and the community lawyer suggests ear plugs, Max and Therese are forced to try and solve the problem of the neighbour from hell themselves...and end up with a corpse on their hands. But even that's not the worst of it, because the corpse from hell has friends...and even worse, enemies...

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Here I Am

HERE I AM

2010
Scarlett Pictures
Producer: Kath Shelper
Director: Beck Cole

The hardest person to forgive is yourself. Karen is a beautiful young woman with a dark past. Fresh out of prison, she finds herself on the streets with a burning desire to turn her life around but no one to call for help. Eventually, she finds a haven at a shelter for Aboriginal women like herself. With the support of her new community of friends, Karen begins the painful journey of reconnecting with her estranged mother and her young daughter, and she is soon propelled to face the most difficult truths of her life. Along with the creative team behind Samson and Delilah (including producer Kath Shelper and cinematographer Warwick Thornton) director Beck Cole (First Australians) has marked out a place as one of our most important young filmmakers. Set and shot in and around Port Adelaide, her debut feature is a moving story of the strength and resilience of Aboriginal women.

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Oranges And Sunshine

ORANGES AND SUNSHINE

2010

Producer: Emile Sherman, Camilla Bray
Director: Jim Loach

Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunite the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.

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Red Dog

RED DOG

2010

Producer: Nelson Woss, Julie Ryan
Director: Kriv Stenders

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

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Snowtown

SNOWTOWN

2010
Madman
Producer: Anna McLeish, Sarah Shaw
Director: Justin Kurzel

When sixteen-year-old Jamie is introduced to a charismatic man, a friendship begins. As the relationship grows so do Jamie’s suspicions, until he finds his world threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his newfound father-figure John Bunting, Australia’s most notorious serial killer.

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Beautiful

BEAUTIFUL

2009
Kojo Pictures
Producer: Kent Smith
Director: Dean O’Flaherty

Shot in Adelaide in 2007, Beautiful, the feature debut of Kojo Pictures tells the story of Sunshine Hills, which on the surface appears to be much the same as any other Australian suburb, but within its living rooms and bedrooms many secrets, mysteries and myths are whispered. 

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Closed for Winter

CLOSED FOR WINTER

2009
Goalpost Pictures, Kojo Pictures, R.B. Films
Producer: Ben Grant, Kent Smith
Director: James Bogle

Based on Georgia Blain's critically acclaimed novel, this locally produced film showcases an impressive performance by international star Natalie Imbruglia in her first leading role.

She and her mother must face dark family secrets that have remained unspoken for too long. This is a story of how to make sense of the cruelly inexplicable; a story about discovering ways of picking up the pieces of your life and going forward. Finally, it is the story of a power that we all have: the power to heal ourselves.

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Last Ride

LAST RIDE

2009

Producer: Nick Cole & Antonia Barnard
Director: Glendyn Ivin

The Last Ride is a contemporary road movie about a young boy and his father on the run from the law, and the price survival demands of love. 

 

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Lucky Country

LUCKY COUNTRY

2009

Producer: Kristian Moliere
Director: Kriv Stenders

Shot in SA in late 2008, produced by Kristian Moliere of Smoking Gun Productions and directed by Kriv Stenders, Lucky Country stars Aden Young, Helmut Bakaitis and Robert Menzies.  

A Lucky Country places the fear of the bush, of being overmatched by something larger than yourself, back at the centre of Australian culture, suggesting the tenuous way that Australians might ever claim to be at home in this landscape. One day, your luck runs out...When three strange men arrive at an impoverished farm with rumours of gold, a young family discover that home is no longer the safest place to hide. 

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Lou

LOU

2009

Producer: Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Belinda Chayko, Michael McMahon, Liz Watts
Director: Belinda Chayko

A tender story about the relationship between 11-year-old Lou and her grandfather. Not long after Lou's father walks out of her life, her irascible and befuddled grandfather crashes in. But when Doyle comes to stay, Lou discovers, against all her expectations, the healing power of love. 


My Tehran for Sale

MY TEHRAN FOR SALE

2009

Producer: Julie Ryan, Kate Croser, Granaz Moussavi
Director: Granaz Moussavi

A generation searching for freedom...

Shot on location in Iran, produced by Julie Ryan and Kate Croser of local production company, Cyan Films and written, produced and directed by Granaz Moussavi, My Tehran for Sale is the story of an Iranian woman, Marzieh. Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically. At an underground rave, she meets Iranian born Saman, now an Australian citizen, who offers her a way out of her country and the possibility of living without fear.


My Year Without Sex

MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX

2009

Producer: Bridget Ikin
Director: Sarah Watt

Natalie and Ross struggle to stay in the middle class in a Melbourne suburb, with their likable son and daughter, 12 and 7. Their lives are upended one August day when Natalie faints during a routine medical checkup: it's an aneurysm followed by major surgery, convalescence, and a doctor's advice to avoid heavy lifting, straining on the toilet, stifled sneezes, and orgasms. Over the next year, we watch the family in vignettes, one each month: domestic frustrations, a tempting colleague, Christmas, a pet fish, a holiday, a church choir and conversations about God, a chicken hawk, a birthday party, football games, and fears that another aneurysm is just a sneeze away.


Road Train

ROAD TRAIN

2009
Prodigy Movies
Producer: Michael Robertson
Director: Dean Francis

Four young friends on a camping adventure in outback Australia are run off the highway by a ‘road train’, a massive diesel truck hauling two large trailers. Seemingly preying upon them, the monstrous vehicle had come up behind their 4WD and seemed to intentionally push them off the road. With their own vehicle wrecked following the crash, and the road train stopped nearby on the road, the friends march off to seek help from the driver. But mysteriously, the cabin is empty, and there is no one to be found. Suddenly, the silence is broken by the sound of gunshots. A distant figure in the bush screams and runs towards them. Have they become witnesses to murder? With no time to discuss their options, the friends commandeer the powerful road train in a panic and drive off into the distance. The next town is only three hours away…but the next town is somewhere they will never reach. The truck has driven them to a location of its own choosing. And what they soon discover inside the trailers proves more terrifying than anything they could imagine would be out there on that lonely, desolate, endless road… Directed by award-winning Dean Francis, “Road Train” features a cast of Australia’s hottest young talent. Xavier Samuel (soon to be seen in the third “Twilight Saga movie “Eclipse“), Bob Morley (TV’s “Home & Away“), Georgina Haig (TV’s “Underbelly“) & Sophie Lowe (nominated for her role in “Beautiful Kate“) star as the four friends terrorised by an unknown evil. Featuring hair raising stunts and some gritty, realistic & intense action, “Road Train” is a trip into madness. It will drive you to hell…


The Last Dragon

THE LAST DRAGON

2009
Ampco Films
Producer: Liu Zhijiang, Mario Andreacchio
Director: Mario Andreacchio

A western boy. A Chinese girl. An ancient emperor and his daughter's secret... and a Chinese dragon. Modern times, and Josh and Ling uncover a Chinese dragon that has been hidden for thousands of years, waiting for the time when it can be reunited with its magical pearl of power and wisdom. 


Beautiful Kate

BEAUTIFUL KATE

2008

Producer: Bryan Brown, Leah Churchill-Brown
Director: Rachel Ward

A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While back home, Ned starts having memories of his beautiful twin sister and himself when they were children. These memories awaken long-buried secrets from the family's past.

 


Hey, Hey It's Esther Blueburger

HEY, HEY IT'S ESTHER BLUEBURGER

2008
EB Productions
Producer: Miriam Stein
Director: Cathy Randall

A coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl trying to fit into both a posh private school and an ordinary public school.


Ten Empty

TEN EMPTY

2008
Dragonfly Pictures
Producer: Naomi Wenck
Director: Anthony Hayes


The Boys are Back

THE BOYS ARE BACK

2008

Producer: Tim White, Greg Brenman
Director: Scott Hicks

The Boys Are Back is a confessional tale of fatherhood. It follows a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter who, in the wake of his wife's death, finds himself in a sudden, stultifying state of single parenthood. Joe Warr throws himself into the only child-rearing philosophy he thinks has a shot at bringing joy back into their lives: 'just says yes.' Raising two boys - a curious six year-old and a rebel teen from a previous marriage -- in a household devoid of feminine influence, and with a lack of rules, life becomes exuberant, instinctual, reckless... and on the constant verge of disaster. The three multi-generational boys of the Warr household, father and sons alike, must each find their own way, however tenuous, to grow up.


Boxing Day

BOXING DAY

2007
Smoking Gun Productions
Producer: Kristian Moliere, Wayne Lewis, Shane McNeil
Director: Kriv Stenders

The story of a father's desperate struggle to reunite his estranged family over the course of a single afternoon


December Boys

DECEMBER BOYS

2007
Becker Films
Producer: Richard Becker
Director: Rod Hardy

One summer, four orphans boys who have grown to be the closest of friends find themselves competing for the attention of the same family.


Disgrace

DISGRACE

2007

Producer: Steve Jacobs, Anna-Maria Monticelli, Emile Sherman
Director: Steve Jacobs

A South African professor of romantic poetry is disgraced when he has an affair with a student, and confronts a violent reality on his daughter's remote farm.


Dr Plonk

DR PLONK

2007
Vertigo Productions
Producer: Rolf de Heer, Julie Ryan
Director: Rolf de Heer

A scientist & inventor in 1907, Dr Plonk, predicts that the world will end in 101 years, unless something is done about it. 


Lucky Miles

LUCKY MILES

2007

Producer: Jo Dyer, Lesley Dyer
Director: Michael James Rowland

Three mismatched blokes are stranded in the Australian desert.


Twin Rivers

TWIN RIVERS

2007
Two Tone Pictures
Producer: Matthew Holmes
Director: Matthew Holmes

Two Brothers. Two Destinies. One Journey. 


2:37

2:37

2006

Producer: Kent Smith, Murali K Thalluri, Nick Matthews
Director: Murali K Thalluri

2:37 is the privately financed feature directorial debut of Murali K Thalluri

It's only a matter of time.

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Elephant Tales

ELEPHANT TALES

2006
Adelaide Motion Picture Company, Myriad Pictures, Breakout Films
Producer: Mario Andreacchio, Georges Campana
Director: Mario Andreacchio

Teenage Zef and little brother, Tutu, are two happy elephants. Who wouldn't be with the biggest backyard in the world to play in...

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Like Minds

LIKE MINDS

2006

Producer: Jonathan Shteinman, Piers Tempest
Director: Gregory J Read

A forensic psychologist (Collette) is tasked with determining whether or not a minor should face murder charges for killing his schoolmate.

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Modern Love

MODERN LOVE

2006
Sputnik Films
Producer: Alex Frayne
Director: Alex Frayne

Happy happy, joy, joy, until someone gets hurt....

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Ten Canoes

TEN CANOES

2006
Vertigo Productions, Fandango Australia
Producer: Julie Ryan, Rolf de Heer, Domenico Procacci
Director: Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr

Shot in the Northern Territory and post produced in South Australia.

Ten canoes, three wives, one hundred and fifty spears...trouble

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The Caterpillar Wish

THE CATERPILLAR WISH

2006

Producer: Kate Whitbread
Director: Sandra Sciberras

This Winter, One Wish Will Change Everything.

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Shot of Love

SHOT OF LOVE

2005
Gorilla Films
Producer: J Harkness, Mark Patterson
Director: J Harkness

This is Laura's story... a search for the one dope that really matters... love.

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Stealth

STEALTH

2005
Sony Pictures
Producer: Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Neal Moritz, Laura Ziskin
Director: Rob Cohen

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control ... before it initiates the next world war.

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Look Both Ways

LOOK BOTH WAYS

2005
Hibiscus Films
Producer: Bridget Ikin
Director: Sarah Watt

A stunning debut film from award-winning animator Sarah Watt. .

Look Both Ways follows four people over one weekend, as they deal with a life-changing event which leaves them questioning their right to happiness. 

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Opal Dream

OPAL DREAM

2005
Sherman Pictures
Producer: Lizie Gower, Nick Morris and Emile Sherman
Director: Peter Cattaneo

A touching and uplifting story of  a young girl's relationship with her imaginary friends and the impact this has on her family and a whole town.

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Peaches

PEACHES

2005

Producer: 
Director: Craig Monahan

Set in the Riverland, Peaches is the story of a teenage girl, Stephanie (Emma Lung).  Having survived a freak accident that killed her parents Steph is brought up by her aunt Jude (Jacqueline McKenzie).  On her brithday she begins work at the local cannery under, foreman Alan (Hugo Weaving) and is given her late mother's diary.  Both of which allow Steph to understand her legacy and re-create her vision of the world.

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Human Touch

HUMAN TOUCH

2004

Producer: Mark Patterson
Director: Paul Cox

Human Touch tells the story of Anna (Jacqueline McKenzie), a singer who reclaims her desire when she agrees to pose nude for photographs taken by wealthy connoisseur, Edward (Chris Haywood).  Anna is drawn more and more into Edward's world.

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Deck Dogz

DECK DOGZ

2004
bj Films
Producer: Jennifer Cluff, Bill Bennett
Director: Steve Pasvolsky

A deck grinding, wickedly funny coming of age about friendship and growing up.

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Thunderstruck

THUNDERSTRUCK

2004
Eddie Wong Films
Producer: Jodi Matterson
Director: Darren Ashton

After a near death experience, five boys, all devoted AC/DC fans, make a pact to bury whoever dies first next to their idol, the band's former lead singer the late Bon Scott.

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Wolf Creek

WOLF CREEK

2004
Ultra Films
Producer: David Lightfoot
Director: Greg McLean

Three young backpackers experience a terrifying journey after being abducted in the isolated Australian Outback.

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Kangaroo Jack

KANGAROO JACK

2003
Warner Bros
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
Director: David McNally

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Paradise Found

PARADISE FOUND

2003
Apollo Media, LeSabre, Adelaide Motion Picture Company, Grosvenor Park Productions UK
Producer: Georges Campana, Mario Andreacchio, Frank Heubner
Director: Mario Andreacchio

A successful 19th century American stockbroker (Sutherland) leaves his profession to become an artist in Paris.


Travelling Light

TRAVELLING LIGHT

2003
Toi Toi Films
Producer: Helen Bowden
Director: Kathryn Millard

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Alexandra's Project

ALEXANDRA'S PROJECT

2002
Vertigo Productions
Producer: Domenico Procacci, Rolf de Heer, Julie Ryan
Director: Rolf de Heer

A controversial and provocative adult drama about a relationship gone off the rails.

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Black and White

BLACK AND WHITE

2002
Duo Art Productions
Producer: Helen Leake, Nik Powell
Director: Craig Lahiff

Based on a real-life courtroom drama in Adelaide that went as far as the Privy Council in London, Black and White tells of how two young lawyers embark on a battle to save alleged murderer Max Stuart in a case that has far-reaching consequences, both for themselves and Australian society of the 1950s.

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The 13th House

THE 13TH HOUSE

2002
Smoking Gun Productions
Producer: Kristian Moliere
Director: Shane McNeil

A surreal, Kafkaesque thriller about workplace horror, which follows a young intern's dangerous climb up the corporate ladder.

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The Honourable Wally Norman

THE HONOURABLE WALLY NORMAN

2002
Wally Productions Pty Ltd
Producer: Jonathan Shteinman
Director: Ted Emery

The story of a humble meatworker who is accidentally nominated for Federal Parliament.

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Kabbarli

KABBARLI

2001
Resonance Productions
Producer: Jo-anne McGowan
Director: Andrew Taylor

A film about Daisy Bates

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Australian Rules

AUSTRALIAN RULES

2001
Tidy Town Pictures
Producer: Mark Lazarus
Director: Paul Goldman

Sixteen-year old Gary Black helps his football team win the championship by accident, falls in love with a beautiful Aboriginal girl from the local mission, and is caught in a terrible conflict with the local community.

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The Tracker

THE TRACKER

2001
Vertigo Productions
Producer: Rolf de Heer, Julie Ryan
Director: Rolf de Heer

Filmed entirely on location in the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in the northern Flinders Ranges.

All men choose the path they walk...

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Rabbit-Proof Fence

RABBIT-PROOF FENCE

2000
Jabal Films
Producer: John Winter, Phillip Noyce, Christine Olsen
Director: Phillip Noyce

In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.

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Red Planet

RED PLANET

2000
Warner Bros/Village Roadshow
Producer: Bruce Berman, Mark Canton, Jorge Saralegui
Director: Antony Hoffman

Visual FX work done in SA by Rising Sun Pictures

In this science-fiction thriller about the first piloted mission to Mars, a team of astronauts is seeking refuge for Earth's dying human population. But things go horribly wrong...

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Tempe Tip

TEMPE TIP

2000
GIV Productions
Producer: David Rowe
Director: Michael Ralph

In the tradition of The Castle - Tempe Tip is a contemporary Australian feel-good comedy.

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Innocence

INNOCENCE

2000
Illumination Films
Producer: Paul Cox, Mark Patterson
Director: Paul Cox

A retired musician (Tingwell) renews his relationship with his first true love (Blake), 50 years after they shared a passionate love affair in post-war Belgium. A poignant homage to the human spirit.

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One Night the Moon

ONE NIGHT THE MOON

2000
MusicArtsDance Films
Producer: Aanya Whitehead, Paul Humfress, Kevin Lucas
Director: Rachel Perkins

A musical drama based on the true story of a young girl who is so entranced by the beauty of the moon that she vanishes while following it. Her father refuses to allow an Aboriginal tracker to assist in the search, and the tracker watches helplessly as the search party stamps her every trace to dust.

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The Old Man Who Read Love Stories

THE OLD MAN WHO READ LOVE STORIES

2000
Vertigo Productions
Producer: Michelle de Broca, Julie Ryan
Director: Rolf de Heer

In the jungle, the one who survives is the one that moves 

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Cut

CUT

1999
Cut Productions Pty Ltd
Producer: Bill Bennett, Jennifer Bennett, Martin Fabinyi
Director: Kimble Rendall

Years after  the original director was killed during the filming of a low-budget thriller, a crew of film students set out to finish where she left off.

When the filming begins, so too do the killings.

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Young Blades

YOUNG BLADES

1999
Le Sabre/Flashpoint
Producer: Georges Campana, Gwen Field
Director: Mario Andreacchio

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Selkie

SELKIE

1999
Bluestone Productions
Producer: Jane Ballantyne & Rob George
Director: Donald Crombie

When a teenage boy learns that his mother has taken a job on a remote island off mainland Australia, he is shattered that he must leave his friends and girlfriend and come with them.

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Serenades

SERENADES

1999
West Street Productions
Producer: Sandra Levy
Director: Mojgan Khadem

A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afghan father.

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Holy Smoke

HOLY SMOKE

1998
Miramax Films
Producer: Jan Chapman
Director: Jane Campion

In Holy Smoke, an Australian family are trying to rescue their daughter from the attention of an Indian Guru. Kate Winslet plays the young Australian woman who travels to India and ends up joining a "cult." Her family introduces her to an American cult specialist to recondition her.

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In a Savage Land

IN A SAVAGE LAND

1998
Savage Land Productions
Producer: Bill Bennett, Jennifer Bennett
Director: Bill Bennett

Winner of Australian Film Institute Award for Best Achievement in Sound: Gethin Creagh, Toivo Lember, Peter D Smith, Wayne Pashley
Winner of Australian Screen Sound Guild Award for Best Achievement in Foley in a Feature Film: John Simpson, Peter D Smith, Simon Hewitt

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Sally Marshall Is Not An Alien

SALLY MARSHALL IS NOT AN ALIEN

1998
Infinity Pictures and Cinar - Canada
Producer: Terry J Charatsis
Director: Mario Andreacchio

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Sample People

SAMPLE PEOPLE

1998
Living Motion Pictures
Producer: Emile Sherman, Barton Smith
Director: Clinton Smith

Sound Edit done in SA

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Siam Sunset

SIAM SUNSET

1998
Artist Services Productions
Producer: Al Clark
Director: John Polson

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PITCH BLACK

1998
Gramercy Pictures
Producer: Tom Engelman
Director: David Twohy

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SPANK

1998
Ultra Films Pty Ltd
Producer: David Lightfoot
Director: Ernie Clark

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Heaven's Burning

HEAVEN'S BURNING

1997
Duo Art Productions
Producer: Al Clark, Helen Leake
Director: Craig Lahiff

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The Real Macaw

THE REAL MACAW

1997
The Becker Group
Producer: Mario Andreacchio
Director: Bruce Hancock, Margot McDonald, Tim Prescott

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Dance Me To My Song

DANCE ME TO MY SONG

1997
Vertigo Productions
Producer: Rolf de Heer, Domenico Procacci, Giuseppe Pedersoli
Director: Rolf de Heer

A love triangle? Depends on you point of view really...  

A film for Heather Rose... by Heather Rose... with Heather Rose

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The Sound of One Hand Clapping

THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING

1997
Artist Services
Producer: Rolf de Heer
Director: Richard Flanagan

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Kiss or Kill

KISS OR KILL

1996
Bill Bennett Productions
Producer: Bill Bennett
Director: Bill Bennett

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Epsilon

EPSILON

1996
Psilon Pty Ltd
Producer: Rolf de Heer, Domenico Procacci
Director: Rolf de Heer

An intergalactic love story about a woman from the stars who lands in the outback to teach a traveller about the harmony of the universe, while he helps her understand the nature of love. Stunning cinematography and technical effects from Adelaide-based company Digital Arts make for complex time-lapse images which arrest the eyes as well as the mind.

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LUST AND REVENGE

1996
Illumination Films
Producer: Jane Ballantyne, Paul Cox
Director: Paul Cox

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NAPOLE0N

1996
Furry Feature Films
Producer: Mario Andreacchio, Michael Bourchier
Director: Mario Andreacchio

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PARKLANDS

1996
Softfruit Pty Ltd
Producer: Helen Bowden
Director: Kathryn Millard

Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. Rosie puzzles about who he was, and about her early life and relationship to him.

Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. Rosie puzzles about who he was, and about her early life and relationship to him.

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Shine

SHINE

1996
Momentum Films
Producer: Jane Scott
Director: Scott Hicks

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The Quiet Room

THE QUIET ROOM

1996
Vertigo Productions
Producer: Rolf de Heer, Domenico Procacci
Director: Rolf de Heer

What do you do with adults that behave like children?

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ZONE 39

1996
Media World Features
Producer: Colin South, John Tatoulis
Director: John Tatoulis

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THE LIFE OF HARRY DARE

1995
Infinity Pictures
Producer: Terry J Charatsis
Director: Aleksi Vellis

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THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

1993
Latent Image
Producer: Al Clark, Michael Hamlyn
Director: Stephan Elliott

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Hammers Over the Anvil

HAMMERS OVER THE ANVIL

1992
South Australian Film Corp / Harvest Productions
Producer: Ben Gannon, Peter Harvey-Wright
Director: Ann Turner

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Bad Boy Bubby

BAD BOY BUBBY

1992
Bubby Pty Ltd
Producer: Rolf de Heer, Domenico Procacci, Giorgio Draskovic
Director: Rolf de Heer

Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years

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Dingo

DINGO

1991
Gevest Productions
Producer: Rolf de Heer, Giorgio Draskovic, Marc Rosenberg, Marie Pascale Osterrieth
Director: Rolf de Heer

Truth is magic...It makes dreams come true.

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Backsliding

BACKSLIDING

1990
Cast Films
Producer: Basil Appleby, Sue Wild
Director: Simon Target

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STRANGERS

1990
Genesis Films
Producer: Wayne Groom, Craig Lahiff
Director: Craig Lahiff

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UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD

1990
Argos Films
Producer: Ulrich Felsberg, Jonathan T Taplin
Director: Wim Wenders

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Sting in the Tail

STING IN THE TAIL

1989
Colosimo Productions
Producer: Rosa Colosimo, Reg McLean
Director: Eugene Schlusser

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RETURN HOME

1989
Musical Films
Producer: Cristina Pozzan
Director: Ray Argall

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STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

1989
Dark Horse Productions
Producer: Terry J Charatsis, Trevor Farrant
Director: Jerzy Domaradzki

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FEVER

1987
Genesis Films
Producer: Terry Jennings
Director: Craig Lahiff

One of Craig Lahiff's stylish thrillers, this one centring on a cop who kills a drug runner, takes the cash and goes on the run, pursued by his wife and her lover. A little seen but very atmospheric 'film noir', with strong character performances.

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Incident at Raven's Gate

INCIDENT AT RAVEN'S GATE

1987
Aquabay
Producer: Rolf de Heer, Marc Rosenberg
Director: Rolf de Heer

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SEBASTIAN AND THE SPARROW

1987
Colour & Movement Films
Producer: Scott Hicks
Director: Scott Hicks

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THE LIGHTHORSEMEN

1987
Picture Show Pty Ltd
Producer: Ian Jones, Simon Wincer
Director: Simon Wincer

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Initiation

INITIATION

1986
Filmbar Pty Ltd
Producer: Jane Ballantyne, Antony I Ginnane
Director: Michael Pearce

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Playing Beatie Bow

PLAYING BEATIE BOW

1986
South Australian Film Corporation
Producer: Jock Blair
Director: Donald Crombie

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THE DREAMING

1986
Genesis Films
Producer: Craig Lahiff, Wayne Groom
Director: Mario Andreacchio

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THE TIME GUARDIAN

1986
Jen-Diki
Producer: Robert Lagettie, Norman Wilkinson
Director: Brian Hannant , A J Prowse

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TO MARKET TO MARKET

1986
Goosey
Producer: Virginia Rouse
Director: Virginia Rouse

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Fair Game

FAIR GAME

1985
Southern Films International
Producer: Harley Manners, Ron Saunders
Director: Mario Andreacchio

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME

1985
Collins Murray Productions
Producer: John B Murray
Director: Scott Murray

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Run Chrissie Run

RUN CHRISSIE RUN

1984
South Australian Film Corporation
Producer: Harley Manners
Director: Chris Langman

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The Fire in the Stone

THE FIRE IN THE STONE

1984
South Australian Film Corporation
Producer: Pamela H Vanneck
Director: Gary Conway

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Freedom

FREEDOM

1982
South Australian Film Corporation
Producer: Matt Carroll
Director: Scott Hicks

A disillusioned youth, obsessed by fantasies of material wealth, steals a Porsche and with his girlfriend in tow, leads the authorities on a cross-country chase. A local entry into the 'road movie' genre, with excellent stuntwork, high-speed chases and an atmospheric soundtrack.

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Breaker Morant

BREAKER MORANT

1980
South Australian Film Corporation
Producer: Matt Carroll
Director: Bruce Beresford

Winner of Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Jack Thompson), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Bryan Brown), Best Cinematography (Don McAlpine), Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Production Design and Best Costume Designer.
Winner of Best Supporting Actor Award at Cannes Film Festival (Thompson).

During the Boer War, three Australian soldiers are courtmartialled and found guilty of murdering civilian prisoners. Based on true incidents surrounding the British Army's need to find political scapegoats, the script, direction and performances give this film an outstanding emotional impact.

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Gallipoli

GALLIPOLI

1980
R & R Films
Producer: Patricia Lovell
Director: Peter Weir

Winner of the ACS Award for Cinematographer of the year: Russel Boyd. Winner of the AFI Awards for Best Actor in a Lead Role: Mel Gibson, Best Director: Peter Weir, Best Acheivement in Cinematography: Russel Boyd.

A powerful anti-war statement is made in this story of the mateship between two Australian lads who meet during a race, join the Lighthorse regiment, and become a part of the Gallipoli campaign in 1915.

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PACIFIC BANANA

1980
Pacific Banana Pty Ltd
Producer: John D Lamond
Director: John D Lamond

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The Club

THE CLUB

1980
South Australian Film Corporation
Producer: Matt Carroll
Director: Bruce Beresford

Based on David Williamson's play, The Club offers a nostalgic view of the passionate game of Australian Rules football.

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THE SURVIVOR

1980
Tuesday Films
Producer: Antony I Ginnane
Director: David Hemmings

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Dawn

DAWN

1979
Aquataurus Productions Pty Ltd
Producer: Joy Cavill
Director: Ken Hannam

Biopic of Australian swimming legend Dawn Fraser and her quest to become an Olympic champion, following her life from the triumps of record-breaking swims and her conflicts with sporting officialdom to the eventual breakdown of her marriage.

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Blue Fin

BLUE FIN

1979
South Australian Film Corporation
Producer: Hal McElroy
Director: Carl Schultz

Set in a tuna fishing communtity west of Adelaide, the coming-of-age film sees a boy try to win the respect of his domineering fisherman father. The son's skills and endurance are put to the test when father and ship are disabled in a storm.

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MONEY MOVERS

1979
South Australian Film Corporation
Producer: Matt Carroll
Director: Bruce Beresford

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Weekend of Shadows

WEEKEND OF SHADOWS

1978
Samson Productions Pty Ltd/SAFC
Producer: Matt Carroll, Tom Jeffrey
Director: Tom Jeffrey

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THE LAST WAVE

1977
McElroy & McElroy
Producer: Hal McElroy, Jim McElroy
Director: Peter Weir

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Fourth Wish

FOURTH WISH

1976
South Australian Film Corporation
Producer: John Morris
Director: Don Chaffey

The moving story of a father who discovers that his 12-year-old son is dying of leukemia and is determined to make the last days of his son's life as happy as possible by granting him three wishes. A standout performance by Meillon won him the 1977 AFI Award for Best Actor.

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Storm Boy

STORM BOY

1976
South Australian Film Corporation
Producer: Matt Carroll
Director: Henri Safran

Winner of Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film.

A young boy, living a lonely existence with his reclusive fisherman father amid the sand dunes on the south coast of South Australia, befriends a pelican before meeting a young Aboriginal who educates him in the ways of nature.

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

1975
Picnic Productions
Producer: Hal McElroy, Jim McElroy
Director: Peter Weir

On Saturday 14th February 1900 a party of schoolgirls from Appleyard College picknicked at Hanging Rock, near Mt. Macedon. During the afternoon several members of the party disappeared without a trace…

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Sunday Too Far Away

SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY

1974
South Australian Film Corporation
Producer: Gil Brealey, Matt Carroll
Director: Ken Hannam

Winner of Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. 
Selected for Cannes Film Festival Director's Fortnight.

 

Winner of Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.

Selected for Cannes Film Festival Director's Fortnight.

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