AACTA Awards 2017

Feature films in competition

2:22 (Paul Currie, 2017) wr. Todd Stein, Nathan Parker, prod. Bill Mechanic, Steve Hutensky; Teresa Palmer, Michiel Huisman, Sam Reid, Simone Kessell; thriller

Few Less Men, A (Mark Lamprell, 2017) wr. Dean Craig, prod. Tania Chambers, Laurence Malkin, Share Stallings; Xavier Samuel, Kevin Bishop, Kris Marshall, Shane Jacobson, Ryan Corr, Deborah Mailman, Jeremy Sims, Darren Gilshenan, Lynette Curran, Pamela Shaw, Sacha Horler; comedy; release 9 March

Ali's Wedding (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) Don Hany, Rahel Romahn, Osamah Sami; drama; Sydney FF, June

Australia Day (Kriv Stenders, 2017) wr. Stephen M. Irwin, dp Geoffrey Hall; Bryan Brown, Isabelle Cornish; drama; Sydney FF, June

Bad Blood

Bad Girl (Fin Edquist, 2016) wr. Fin Edquist, prod. Steve Kearney, Bruno Charlesworth, Tenille Kennedy; Sara West, Samara Weaving, Felicity Price, Benjamin Winspear; girl attracts men on the internet; shot Perth, Swan Valley, Kalamunda, Serpentine WA; MIFF Aug 2016

Berlin Syndrome (Cate Shortland, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant, prod. Polly Staniford, Angie Fielder, Aquarius Films, dp Germain McMicking; Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt; psychological thriller; national release 20 April

Better Watch Out (Chris Peckover, 2016) wr. Chris Peckover, Zack Kahn; Dacre Montgomery, Patrick Warburton, Virginia Madsen, Olivia DeJonge; horror

Blue World Order (Ché Baker, Dallas Bland, 2017Ellipsis (David Wenham, 2017) Emily Barclay, Benedict Samuel; romance) Jake Ryan, Billy Zane, Bruce Spence, Jack Thompson, Stephen Hunter, Bolude Fakuade, Billie Rutherford, Kendra Appleton; scifi

Butterfly Tree, The (Priscilla Cameron, 2017) Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould, Sophie Lowe; drama

Colour of Darkness, The (Girish Makwana, 2016) Vidya Makan, Sahil Saluja, Sanjeet Pahil; dramaEllipsis (David Wenham, 2017) Emily Barclay, Benedict Samuel; romance

Dance Academy: The Movie (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) Miranda Otto, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jordan Rodrigues; based on TV show

Death and Life of Otto Bloom, The (Cris Jones, 2016) Xavier Samuel, Rachel Ward, Matilda Brown; fantasy

Don't Tell (Tori Garrett, 2017) wr. Anne Brooksbank, James Greville; Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West; drama

Drama (Sophie Mathisen, 2016) wr. Sophie Mathisen, prod. Dominique Mathisen; Sophie Mathisen, Jonathan Burtreaux, François Vincentelli; set and shot in Paris; comedy

Ellipsis (David Wenham, 2017) Emily Barclay, Benedict Samuel; romance

EMO: The Musical (Neil Triffett, 2016) wr. Neil Triffett; Benson Jack Anthony, Jordan Hare, Rahart Adams; musical

Event Zero (Enzo Tedeschi, 2017) Ash Ricardo, Zoe Carides, Nicholas Hope; crime

Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016) wr. Ben Young, prod. Melissa Kelly, dp Mick McDermott; Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Ashleigh Cummings, Damien de Montemas; crime

Jasper Jones (Rachel Perkins, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant from novel by Craig Silvey, prod. David Jowsey, Vincent Sheehan; Hugo Weaving, Matt Nable, Myles Pollard, Dan Wyllie, Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice, Igor Sas; 1965 murder mystery; WA; release 2 March; DVD release 5 July

Jungle (Greg McLean, 2017) wr. Yossi Ghinsberg (book), Justin Monjo; Daniel Radcliffe (as Yossi Ghinsberg), Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Yasmin Kassim, Lily Sullivan, Joel Jackson, Luis Jose Lopez; action; filmed Bolivia

Killing Ground (Damien Power, 2016) wr. Damien Power, prod. Joe Weatherstone; Aaron Pedersen, Stephen Hunter, Harriet Dyer; thriller; shoot October 15 NSW; MIFF August

Legend of Ben Hall, The (Matthew Holmes, 2016) wr. Matthew Holmes, prod. Michael Favell, Russell Cunningham, Matthew Holmes, Jessica Pearce, exec prod. Greg McLean; Jack Martin (Ben Hall), Callan McAuliffe, Andy McPhee, Arthur Angel, John Orcsik, Joanne Dobbin, Adam Willson, Jamie Coffa, William Lee, Angus Pilakui, Jordan Fraser-Trumble, Gregory Quinn; historical drama

LEGO Batman Movie, The (Chris McKay, 2017) animation

Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder; Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania

One Less God (Lliam Worthington, 2017) wr. Lliam Worthington, prod. Lliam Worthington, Greg Buchanan, New Realms Films, dp Ashley Barron; Martelle Hammer, Joseph J. Taylor, Igor Keyman, Nathan Kaye, Jan Langford-Penny, Ketan Kumar; shot Carrington Hotel, Blue Mountains; based on terrorist attacks in Mumbai 2008

Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child (Shane Abbess, tba) aka SFv1, wr. Shane Abbess, Brian Cachia; Daniel MacPherson; scifi

Red Dog: True Blue (Kriv Stenders, 2016) wr. Daniel Taplitz, prod. Bryce Menzies, Nelson Woss, Good Dog Enterprises, dp Geoffrey Hall, music Cezary Skubiszewski; Bryan Brown, John Jarratt, Levi Miller, Jason Isaacs, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Thomas Cocquerel, Igor Sas; boy and dog

Rip Tide (Rhiannon Bannenberg, 2017) wr. Georgia Harrison; Debby Ryan, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Aaron Jeffery; family

Skin Deep (Jonnie Leahy, 2015) wr. Monica Zanetti; Zara Zoe, James Collette, Jeanie Drynan, Rebecca Smart; drama

Space Between, The (Ruth Borgobello, 2016) Flavio Parenti, Maeve Dermody, Lino Guanciale; drama

That's Not Me (Gregory Erdstein, 2017) wr. Gregory Erdstein, Alice Foulcher; Alice Foulcher, Isabel Lucas, Richard Davies; comedy; Santa Barbara FF

Three Summers (Ben Elton, 2017) Deborah Mailman, Magda Szubanski, Michael Caton; comedy; WA

What If It Works? (Romi Trower, tba) aka What Time Is My Heart?; Brooke Satchwell, Luke Ford, Wade Briggs; romance

Zelos (Jo-Anne Brechin, 2017) Shannon Ashlyn, Jeanie Drynan, Ben Mortley; dramedy

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