Inclusive lists of Australasian feature films
My intention is to list every feature film made (or intended to be made) in Australasia with name of director/s and release date. Note that I am not able to ensure that every film listed here was actually completed or released.
A list by date is also provided.
Many telemovies are included, but not shorts nor docos.
New Zealand films include 'NZ'. There are also separate lists for NZ films by title and by date.
Fabulist, The (director tba, date tba) wr. Adam Gyngell, prod. Ian Collie, Essential; story of Victorian con artist
Face at the Window, The (Charles Villiers, 1919) D. B. O'Connor Feature Films, prod. D. B. O'Connor , wr. Gertrude Lockwood from play by F. Brooke Warren, dp Lacey Percival; D. B. O'Connor, Agnes Dobson, Claude Turton
Fair Game (Mario Andreacchio, 1986) aka She Was Fair Game; three kangaroo hunters terrorise isolate woman; shot around Burra, SA
Fallen Eights (Kristian Connelly, 1997)
Family Demons (Ursula Dabrowsky, 2009) wr. Ursula Dabrowsky, prod. Sue Brown, dp Hugh Freytag; Cassandra Kane, Kerry Anne Reid, Alex Rafalowicz, Tommy Darwin; horror
Fantasm ('Richard Bruce' [Richard Franklin], 1976) prod. Antony Ginnane; wr. Ross Dimsey, Antony Ginnane (idea); dp Vincent Monton; Maria Arnold, John Bluthal, Dee Dee Levitt, Bill Margold; released on DVD August 2004; colour
Fantasm Comes Again ('Eric Ram' [Colin Eggleston], 1977) aka Fantasm 99; prod. Antony Ginnane; wr. 'Robert Derriere' (Ross Dimsey); dp Vincent Monton; Angela Menzies-Wills, Clive Hearne; released on DVD August 2004
Fantasy (Geoffrey Brown, Derek Strahan, 1991) wr. Derek Strahan; erotic thriller
Fantasy Man (John Meagher, 1984) wr. John Meagher; prod. Basil Appleby, Darrell Lass for Centaur Enterprises, dp Andrew Lesnie, design Darrell Lass, ed. Rod Hibberd; Jeanie Drynan, Harold Hopkins, Terry Mack; midlife crisis comedy; Eastman colour, 35mm from 16 mm, 82 min.
Far Country (George Miller, 1987) wr. Nevil Shute (novel) Peter Yeldham; telemovie; Sigrid Thornton, Michael York, Brenda Addie
Far East (John Duigan, 1982) wr. John Duigan, dp Brian Probyn, design Ross Major, ed. Henry Dangar; Bryan Brown, Helen Morse, John Bell, Sinan Leong, Raina McKeon, Henry Duval, Bill Hunter; a couple come to a South East Asian country where they meet again with a former lover of the wife; their relationships are played out again the political background; Eastman colour, 35mm, 100 min.
Far Paradise, The (Paulette McDonagh, 1928) MCD Productions, wr. Paulette McDonagh, dp Jack Fletcher, prod. manager & art dir. Phyllis McDonagh; Marie Lorraine [Isobel McDonagh], Gaston Mervale, Arthur McLaglen; romance; 7000 ft
Fare, The (Bill Bennett, in production 2004) budget AUD$6.86mill; cab driver picks up American woman from airport to go to old goldfield in desert; apparently not made
Fast Talking (Ken Cameron, 1984) wr. Ken Cameron, prod. Ross Matthews for Oldata Productions, dp David Gribble; Toni Allaylis, Steve Bisley, Dave Godden, Peter Hehir, Gail Sweeney, Chris Truswell, Rod Zuanic; Eastman colour, super 16 mm, 95 min.; "'social realist' teen drama" (Adrian Martin, in Murray 1995: 146); Zuanic is expelled from school
Fat Pizza (Paul Fenech, 2003) wr. Paul Fenech; Johnny Boxer, Paul Nakad, Jabba; gross-out comedy
Fatal Bond (Vincent Monton, 1992) (or Vince Monton), prod. Phillip Avalon; Linda Blair, Jerome Ehlers, Stephen Leeder, Donal Gibson, Joe Bugner; loosely based on Perth WA murderers David Birney and Catherine Birnie
Fatal Honeymoon (Nadia Tass, 2012) telemovie about newlywed drowned on Great Barrier Reef; telemovie
Fatal Past (Clive Fleury, Richard Ryan, 1992) wr. Richard Ryan, prod. Phillip Emanuel, dp Andrew Lesnie, Julian Penney; Katarzyna Figura, Costas Mandylor, Terence Cooper, Steven Grives, Gennie Nevinson, Boris Brkic, Saori Mitsuta, Tokujun Ishi; erotic thriller; video
Fatal Sky (Frank Shields, 1989) aka Vanished, No Cause for Alarm, Project Alien
Fatal Wedding, The (Raymond Longford, 1911) Spencer's Pictures, screenplay, scenario, script Raymond Longford, dp Arthur Higgins; Raymond Longford (Howard Wilson), Lottie Lyell (Mabel Wilson), Walter Vincent (Robert Curtis), Tom Cosgrove (Toto), Harry Saville (Peter Schwartz), George Ellis (Constable O'Reilly), Mr Henderson (Reverend Dr Lanceford), Miss Clare (Cora Williams), Helen Fergus (Bridget), Elsie Rennie (Jessie), Master Anson (Frankie), Jack Goodall; first film to bring together Longford, Lyell and Higgins; 3500 ft
Father (John Power, 1990) wr. Tony Cavanaugh, Graham Hartley, dp Dan Burstall, prod. Damien Parer, Tony Cavanaugh, Graham Hartley, Paul D. Barron; Barron Films, Leftbank Productions, Transcontinental Films, music Peter Best; Max von Sydow, Carole Drinkwater, Julia Blake, Steve Jacobs, Simone Robertson, Kahli Sneddon, Nicholas Bell, Tim Robertson, Bruce Alexander; Joe Mueller (Max von Sydow) may have committed war crimes as Franz Kessler, SS, 1945; reviewed Jan Epstein, Cinema Papers, 81, December 1990: 28-31
Fatty Finn (Maurice Murphy, 1980) prod. Brian Rosen for Children's Film Corporation, wr. Bob Ellis, Chris McGill, dp John Seale, music Grahame Bond, Rory O'Donohue, design Lissa Coote; Bert Newton, Noni Hazlehurst, Gerard Kennedy; children's; based on the character of Fatty Finn, as created by cartoonist, Syd Nicholls (1896-1977); Fatty Finn is the only comic character in Australia to have inspired two films: cf. The Kid Stakes; Eastman colour, 35mm, 90 min.
Fear of Darkness, The (Christopher Fitchett, 2015) wr. Christopher Fitchett, prod. Mark Overett, SQ, dp Jason Hargreaves; Maeve Dermody, Penelope Mitchell, Damien Garvey, Aaron Pedersen, Mark Leonard Winter; brilliant young psychiatrist who is forced to confront the dark creature that dwells deep within her when she investigates the disappearance of a female university student; shoot Gold Coast March 2014; premiere Gold Coast FF
Fear of the Dark (Peter Tammer, 1985) essay film, art film; 59 min.
Fearless Heart (tba, tba) wr. Matteo Grasso, Matthew Hall, prod. Matteo Grasso, Rob Gibson; boxing crime; Screen Australian story development funding
Feds: Betrayal, The (Chris Thomson, 1993) telemovie; wr. Alison Nisselle; prod. Crawfords/Nine; Robert Taylor, Angie Milliken, John Bach, Chris Haywood, Peter Phelps, Brian Vriends, Paul Sonkkila, Jan Friedl
Feed (Brett Leonard, 2005) prod. Jack Thompson, Honour Bright Productions, conceived by Patrick Thompson, Alex O'Lachlan; Jack Thompson, Alex O'Lachlan, Patrick Thompson, Connor Thompson, Gabby Millgate; thriller about cyber crime and men obsessed with morbidly obese women
Feeling Sexy (Davida Allen, 1999) Susie Porter (Vicki Myers), Tamblyn Lord
Felicity (John D. Lamond, 1979) prod. John D. Lamond, Russell Hurley, Krystal Motion Pictures; wr. Felicity Robinson; dp Garry Wapshott; ed. Russell Hurley; Glory Annen, Joni Flynn, Jody Hansen, Chris Milne, Marilyn Rodgers; softcore porn; Eastman colour, 35mm, 90 min.
Fell (Kasimir Burgess, 2014) wr. Natasha Pincus, dp Marden Dean; Matt Nable, Jacqueline McKenzie, Daniel Henshall, Adele Perovic, Eddie Baroo, Shane Leckenby, Damian Hill; Victoria; drama; SFF 13 June
Fellers (Arthur Higgins, Austin Fay, 1930) Artaus Productions, wr. Ashley Durham, dp Tasman Higgins; Arthur Tauchert, Jean Duncan, Les Coney; Aust Light Horse in Palestine during WW1; early talkie; comic adventures of three mates; 8000 ft
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (Bill Kroyer, 1992) animated
Fetch (Pierce Davison, 1993?) animated story based loosely on Lawson's 'The loaded dog'
Fever (Craig Lahiff, 1987) Bill Hunter, Gary Sweet, Mary Regan, Jim Holt; film noir; filmed SA
Fever Heart (Ben Briand, 2018) Alexander Skarsgard, Cara Delevingne; gothic road movie
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; WA
Field Punishment No. 1 (Peter Burger, 2014) telemovie; war; WW1
Fifty Minutes From Home: An Australian Film Festival; nine new fifty-minute dramas that tell stories about the loves and longings and the hidden emotional lives of Australians; an 1890s taxidermist, a young girl in search of her father, a stand-up comedian and a young man caught up in a surreal Kafka-esque corporate world are but a few of the characters within this collection of stories; national tour 10 September - 26 October 2003
Fighting Back (Michael Caulfield, 1982) prod. Sue Milliken, Tom Jeffrey, exec. prod. Phillip Adams, dp John Seale; Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Paul Smith, Kris McQuade (AFI Best Supporting Actress), Robyn Nevin, Ben Gabriel, Catherine Gillmer, Anne Haddy; social drama about teacher and juvenile delinquent
Final Cut (Ross Dimsey, 1980) prod. Mike Williams for Wilgar, wr. Jonathon Dawson, dp Ron Johanson, music Howard Davidson, design James Penny, ed. Tony Patterson; Lou Brown, Deanne Carsas, David Clendinning, Jennifer Cluff, Narelle Johnson, Amanda MacTaggart, Thaddeus Smith; brutal sex thriller; Eastman colour, 35mm, 98 min.
Final Winter, The (Brian Andrews, Jane Forrest, 2007) story of the decline of the Rugby League club the Newtown Jets
Finding Joy (Billie Dean, 2002) wr. Billie Dean, prod. Andrew Einspurch; Billie Dean, Janet Watson Kruse, Andrew Einspruch; comedy (with music); set against the backdrop of the folk music scene in an arty country town, the film celebrates universal themes of friendship, low self-esteem, love relationships, and the joy of dogs; premiere 27 September 2002, Brisbane, Ausfest 2002; general release 9 October 2003; screened digitally on DV: "looks to be the first widely released, digitally screened film in Australia" (findingjoy.com)
Finished People, The (Khoa Do, 2003) mock documentary; homeless in Cabramatta; brief review of DVD release: Richard Luck, Empire, 42, September 2004: 102
Fink! (Tim Boyle, 2005) aka 3 the Hard Way; comedy; anally retentive hitmen anguish over lapses in technical perfection; Sam Worthington, Steve Bastoni, Brett Stiller
Fire in the Stone, The (Gary Conway, 1984) novel by Colin Thiele; Alan Cassell, Paul Smith, Ray Meagher, Linda Hartley; children's adventure
Firm Man, The (John Duigan, 1975) wr. prod. John Duigan with assistance from the Film and Television Board of the Australian Council for the Arts, AFI Distribution; Peter Cummins, Eileen Chapman, Peter Carmody, Bethany Lee, Don Gunner; Gerald Baxter leaves his job to become an executive in a mysterious corporation, the Firm; his increasing disorientation is matched by his growing loyalty to it; made on a tiny budget of $5,000 the film is a mix of naturalism and stylisation which the filmmaker hoped would work on a simple, surrealistic level; Duigan's feature debut; 93 min.
Fishnet (Mark Savage, 2002) wr. Frank Kramer; Helen Hopkins, Hadrian Jonathan, Susanne Hausschmid, Colin Savage, Susie Savage, Mark Savage (corpse); straight to video
Fistful of Flies (Monica Pellizzari, 1996) Dino Panozzo, John Lucantonio, Tasma Walton, Maria Vanuti, Anna Volska, Rachael Maza; 85 min.
Fists of Blood (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1988) aka The Strike of the Panther, prod. Damien Parer, wr. Peter West, Ranald Allan, dp Simon Akkerman; Edward John Stazak, John Stanton, Rowena Wallace, Paris Jefferson, Zale Daniel, Jim Richards; second Jason Blade feature has our hero on the trail of recently escaped adversary Richards, who has shanghaied Blade's girlfriend; routine chop-socky actioner is a sequel to Day of the Panther; 84 min.
Five (Amit Tripuraneni, 2007) horror; NZ
Five Guys Named Moe (Jimmy Jack, 2007) 80 min. not released
Five Hundred Pounds Reward (Claude Flemming, 1918) prod. Barry Lupino, Claude Flemming, wr. Claude Flemming, dp Lacey Percival; Claude Flemming, Renee Adoree, John Faulkner, Lorna Ambler, David Edelsten
Five Of Hearts, The aka Buffalo Bill's Love Story, aka A Maiden's Distress (E. J. Cole, 1911) Production Company: Pathe Freres; Cast: E J Cole's Bohemian Dramatic Company; this Western was presented by Empire Pictures at the Town Hall, Perth [WA], on 10 May 1911
FJ Holden, The (Michael Thornhill, 1977) prod. Michael Thornhill, FJ. Films, wr. Terry Larsen, dp David Gribble, design Lissa Coote, Monte Fieguth, ed. Max Lemon, music Jim Manzie, sound Don Connolly; Paul Couzens (Kevin), Eva Dickinson (Anne), Carl Stever (Bob), Gary Waddell (Deadlegs), Graham Rouse (sergeant), Karlene Rogerson (Cheryl), Vicki Arkley (Chris), Sigrid Thornton (Wendy); Eastman colour, 35mm, 101 min.
Flammable Children (Stephan Elliott, 2017) wr. Stephan Elliott, prod. Jamie Hilton, pd Colin Gibson, costume Lizzy Gardiner, music Guy Gross, ed. Sue Blainey; Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Jeremy Sims, Julian MacMahon, Asher Keddie; coming-of-age, Dee Why, 1970s, comedy
Flatmates Wanted (Gary Davis, 2004) NZ
Flight of the Albatross (Warner Meyer, 1996) NZ
Flashpoint (Brian Hannant, 1972) wr. Brian Hannant, prod Gil Brealey; Serge Lazareff (David), Wyn Roberts (Foxy), Jan Kingsbury (Vicky); newcomer to a mining town in north-west Australia where men outnumber women fifty to one, finds that the flashpoint in human conflict is set dangerously low; WA
Floating Life (Clara Law, 1996) aka Fu sheng; Annette Shun Wah, Annie Yip, Anthony Brandon Wong; comedy
Floodhouse (Miro Bilbrough, 2003) TV movie, free-to-air SBS 2030 31 October 2003; story of a girl growing up in a rundown bushland home
Fluteman (Peter Maxwell, 1982) children's; adaptation of Pied Piper story
Flying Doctor, The (Miles Mander, 1936) co-production between Columbia Pictures and National Studios, Pagewood (Australia), wr. Miles Mander, JOC Orton; Charles Farrell
Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree (Martn Sanderson, 1990) NZ; story by Albert Wendt, Samoa
Flynn (Frank Howson, 1993) aka My Forgotten Man wr. Frank Howson, Alister Webb; Guy Pearce, John Savage, Steven Berkoff, Claudia Karvan; Guy Pearce as young Errol Flynn; story of Errol Flynn's early years; partly filmed Fiji
Footrot Flats (Murray Ball, 1986) NZ; animated
Footstep Man, The (Leon Narbey, 1992) NZ; foley artist
Footy Legends (Khoa Do, 2006) wr. Anh Do, Khoa Do, Suzanne Do, prod. Megan McMurchy; Anh Do, Paul Nakad, Greg Poppleton, Steven Rooke, Angus Sampson, Lisa Saggers, Peter Phelps, Claudia Karvan
For Australia (Monte Luke, 1915) dp Maurice Bertel
For Her Blues (tba, tba) wr. David Field, prod. Julie Ryan, Michael Wrenn; musical; Screen Australian story development funding
For Love Alone (Stephen Wallace, 1986) prod. Margaret Fink for Waranta, wr. Stephen Wallace, from novel by Christina Stead, dp Alun Bollinger, music Nathan Waks, design John Stoddart, ed. Henry Dangar; Helen Buday, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Huw Williams, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Odile Le Clezio, John Polson, Judy Farr, Regina Gaigalas; Kodak colour, 35mm, 102 min.
For the Term of his Natural Life (Charles MacMahon, 1908) prod. Charles MacMahon, E. J. Carroll, Messrs Gunn Osborne & Jerdan; from the novel by Marcus Clarke, dp Byers Coates; Martyn Keith, Rosie Knight Phillips, Mrs Barry Lane; 2000ft; prison at Port Arthur, Tasmania
For the Term of his Natural Life (Norman Dawn, 1927) from the novel by Marcus Clarke; George Fisher (Rufus Dawes), Eva Novak, Dunstan Webb, Jessica Harcourt, Arthur McLaglen, Marion Marcus Clarke; prison saga
Forbidden Ground (Johan Earl, Adrian Powers, 2013) aka Battle Ground (USA); Johan Earl, Tim Pocock, Martin Copping, Denai Gracie, Sarah Mawbey, Barry Quin; premiere Anzac Day 2013; release to DVD, VoD 4 Dec 2013 (27 Nov in the USA); First World War, France 1916; shot Dubbo, Sydney; three British soldiers stranded in no man's land in France 1916
Force of Destiny (Paul Cox, 2015) wr. Paul Cox; David Wenham, Jacqueline McKenzie, Shahana Goswami; a journey of love on a waiting list
Foreshadow (Carmelo Musca, 2013) wr. Krisztian Lippert; Justin Burford, Myles Pollard, Andrea Addison, Melanie Lyons, Tawni Bryant, Kyle Morrison, Ben Purser, Nic McRobbie, James Hagan, Sam Davenport, Clara Helms, Hannah Price; supernatural thriller; made in Perth, Western Australia; Oz release 8 November; 90 min.
Forest, The (Jo Kennedy, 2003), wr. Jo Kennedy, Christine Rogers; Anita Hegh, Julia Blake, Tony Martin, Chris Connolly; telemovie, broadcast 3 December 2005; 52 min.
Forever Fever (Glen Goei, 1998) comedy; 95 min.
Forgotten Silver (Peter Jackson, Costa Botes, 1995) mockumentary about filmmaker Colin McKenzie; NZ
Fortress (Stuart Gordon, 1993) Christopher Lambert; prison drama
Forty Thousand Horsemen (Charles Chauvel, 1940) 40000 Horsemen, wr. Elsa Chauvel, dp George Heath, additional exterior photography Frank Hurley, Tasman Higgins; Grant Taylor, Betty Bryant, Chips Rafferty, Pat Twohill, Michael Pate's debut film - as an extra; WW1
Four Jacks (Matthew George, 1998) wr. Matthew George
Four Minute Mile, The (Jim Goddard, 1988) wr. David Williamson; Richard Huw (Roger Bannister) Nique Needles (John Landy) Adrian Rawlins (Chris Chataway) John Philbin (Wes Santee) Michael York (Franz Stampfl); telemovie
Four of a Kind (Fiona Cochrane, 2008) wr. Helen Collins; Peta Brady, Nina Landis, Leverne McDonnell, Robert Tabiah, Louise Siversen; drama thriller
Fourth Wish, The (Don Chaffey, 1976) prod. John Morris for Galaxy Productions and South Australian Film Corporation, wr. Michael Craig, from his television serial, dp Geoff Burton, design David Copping, music Tristan Carey; John Meillon, Robert Bettles, Robyn Nevin, Brian Anderson, Michael Craig, Cul Cullen, Julie Dawson, Les Foxcroft, Ron Haddrick, Ann Haddy, Brian James; dying boy to get three last wishes: the father's is the fourth wish; colour, 35mm, 105 min.
Fracture (Larry Parr, 2004) family melodrama; NZ
Fran (Glenda Hambly, 1985) prod. David Rapsey for Barron Films, exec. prod. Paul D. Barron, Bush Christmas Productions, wr. Glenda Hambly, dp Jan Kenny; Noni Hazlehurst loses her children as wards of the state due to her failure as a mother; funded partly by the WA Film Council and shot in Perth; Eastman colour, 16 mm, 94 min.
Frauds (Stephan Elliott, 1993) wr. Stephan Elliott; comedy; Phil Collins, Hugo Weaving; story of the ways in which insurance investigator Roland Copping (Collins) interferes in and manipulates the lives of others with outrageous games and gimmicks; eventually he becomes involved in an escalating vendetta with a couple (Jonathan and Beth Wheat, Hugo Weaving and Josephine Byrne) who make an unusual insurance claim; surrealistic black comedy
Freedom Deep (Aaron Stevenson, 1997) scifi
Freedom (Scott Hicks, 1982) prod. Matt Carroll for South Australian Film Corporation, Endeavour Communications Corporation, wr. John Emery, dp Ron Johanson, music Don Walker, Cold Chisel, design Herbert Pinter, ed. Philip Reid; Jon Blake, Jad Capelja, Max Cullen, Kati Edwards, Chris Haywood, Candy Raymond, Charles Tingwell; a road movie - to some extent; review by Jim Schembri in Murray 1995: 99; repr. from his review in Cinema Papers, 38, June 1982; 269-271; review by Peter Kemp in Filmnews, April 1982: 13; man steals a Porsche 930; Eastman colour, 35mm, 95 min.
Frenchman's Farm (Ron Way, 1987) Ray Barrett, Norman Kaye, John Meillon; supernatural thriller
Fresh Air (Neil Mansfield, 1999) wr. Neil Mansfield, prod. Rosemary Blight, Kylie du Fresne; 92 min.
Fresh As (Justine Simei-Barton, tba) NZ, Samoan; drama
Frighteners, The (Peter Jackson, 1996) NZ; scifi
Fringe Dwellers, The (Bruce Beresford, 1986) prod. Sue Milliken for Fringe Dwellers Productions, wr. Bruce Beresford from novel by Nene Gare, dp Don McAlpine, design Herbert Pinter, ed. Tim Wellburn; Bob Maza Justine Saunders, Kristina Nehm, Ernie Dingo, Malcolm Silva, Kylie Belling; Aboriginal family moves from shack to housing estate; first mainstream film with indigenous actors in all main roles; Kodak colour, 35mm, 99 min.
From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle (Darren Ashton, tba) wr. Kate de Goldi from her novel, prod. Philippa Campbell; comng of age: brother and sister attempt to make when earthquake intervenes
Fruit Pickers (Sam McKeith, Tom McKeith, 2015) drama
Funny Things Happen Down Under (Joe McCormick, 1965) Pacific Films; children's; Terrible Ten comedy; Olivia Newton-John's first film
Future Past (Rob Stewart, 1987) Nicholas Ryan, Imogen Annesley, John Ley; scifi
Future Schlock (Barry Peak & Chris Kiely, 1984) aka The Ultimate Show; Gary Adams, Michael Bishop, Tracey Callender, Maryanne Fahey, Deborah Force, Tiriel Mora, Simon Thorpe
Futile Attraction (Mark Prebble, 2004) romcom; NZ
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