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.


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Films G

G'day LA (Micky Dolenz, in production 2005) principal photography March/April 2005, near Alice Springs, in Sydney and LA; prod. Russell Cunningham, wr. Russell Cunningham, Rick Shaw; Clayton Watson, Nathan Jones, Ronen Stoliar, James Van Patten, Brande Roderick; budget 2.5-3 mill; two Aust brothers working on camel farm mistakenly sell camel sperm to American stud horse owner; Micky Dolenz was one of the Monkees; the film was apparently not completed

Gabriel (Shane Abbess, 2007) wr. Shane Abbess and Matt Todd, prod. Shane Abbess, Anna Cridland and Kristy Vernon; Andy Whitfield, Samantha Noble

Gallipoli (Peter Weir, 1981) prod. Patricia Lovell & Robert Stigwood for Associated A & R Films, wr. David Williamson, dp Russell Boyd, designer: Wendy Weir, ed. Bill Anderson; Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Hunter, Robert Grubb, Bill Kerr, David Argue, Harold Hopkins, Tim McKenzie; review by Brian McFarlane in Murray 1995: 74; see also his review in Cinema Papers, 33, July-August 1981: 322-329; Gallipoli scenes filmed at Port Lincoln, SA; many AFI awards; Eastman colour, 35mm, 105 min.

Galore (Rhys Graham, 2013) wr. Rhys Graham, prod. Philippa Campey, dp Stefan Duscio; Lily Sullivan, Ashleigh Cummings, Toby Wallace, Oscar Redding, Maya Stange, Daniel Webber, Natasha Novak; teen drama; Aust release 19 June 2014

Gambler's Gold (George Young, 1911)

Game Room, The (Joe Tornatore, 1998) drama

Garage Days (Alex Proyas, 2002) wr. Alex Proyas, Dave Warner, Michael Udesky, dp Simon Duggan; Kick Gurry, Pia Miranda, Maya Stange, Chris Sadrinna, Russell Dykstra, Marton Csokas, Andy Anderson, Tiriel Mora, Yvette Duncan; Priscella Engall, 'Alex Proyas lifts the shades', Metro, 135: 50-54

Garbo (Rob Cobb, 1992) [the artist, cartoonist and designer of Back to the Future and Raiders of the Lost Ark] Stephen Kearney, Neill Gladwin, Max Cullen, Moya O'Sullivan, Imogen Annesley, Gerard Kennedy, Tommy Dysart; comedy about garbage collectors

Gene-X (Martin Simpson, 2006) wr. Martin Simpson, dp Vincent Monton; Patrick Magee, Ayse Tezel, Peter Astridge; thriller

Gentle Strangers (Cecil Holmes, 1972) dp Bruce McNaughton; 'mini-feature' about the problems faced by Asian students in Australia; Kate Fitzpatrick; 58 min.

Gentleman Bushranger, The (Beaumont Smith, 1921) 66 min.

Gentleman of the Road (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) aka Captain Starlight; 33 min.

Georgia (Ben Lewin, 1989) aka Difficult Woman; Judy Davis, John Bach, Julia Blake; photographer; investigation of murder; see Jonathan Rayner 2000: 51-53; Paul Kalina in Murray 1995: 276; mystery thriller; 90 min.

Get Away Get Away (Murray Fahey, 1992) comedy

Get Rich Quick (Samuel Genocchio, 2004) crime

Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (Fred Niblo, 1916) wr. W. J. Lincoln from the play by George M. Cohan based on a story by George Randolph Chester, dp Maurice Bertel; Fred Niblo, Henry Carson Clarke, Enid Bennett; 4 reels

Gettin' Square (Jonathan Teplitzky, 2003) wr. Chris Nyst, dp Garry Phillips, prod. Martin Fabinyi, Tim White, Trish Lake; Sam Worthington (Wirth), David Wenham (Spit), Freya Stafford (Annie), Gary Sweet (Chicka), Timothy Spall (Dabba); a bunch of crims trying to go straight; Teplitzky did a Q&A at Luna Leederville 1845 3 Friday October 2003; national release 9 October 2003; Macquarie Nine Film TV Investment & Working Title Films, FFC, Mushroom Pictures & WTA Production, Freshwater Pictures; soundtrack features Machine Gun Fellatio, Groove Armada, The Vines, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Faithless

Getting of Wisdom, The (Bruce Beresford, 1977) prod. Phillip Adams for Southern Cross Films, wr. Eleanor Witcombe (AFI award), novel by Henry Handel Richardon, dp Don McAlpine, design Richard Kent, ed. William Anderson; Susannah Fowle, Terence Donovan, Sheila Helpmann, Barry Humphries, Patricia Kennedy Candy Raymond, Hilary Ryan, John Waters, Sigrid Thornton; Melbourne, colour, 35mm, 100 min.

Getting the Dirt on Trish (Suzanne Brown, 2001) aka Dirty Laundry; wr. prod. Suzanne Brown

Ghost Shark (Griff Furst, 2013) telemovie; fantasy thriller; NZ

Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws (Johnny Hall, Andrew Todd, 2015) fantasy thriller; NZ

Ghost Ship (Steve Beck, 2002) horror

Ghost TV (Phil Davison, 2012) wr. Phil Davison; Leah Carrell, Melissa Hobbs, Dell McLeod; comedy, horror; NZ

Ghosts ... of the Civil Dead (John Hillcoat, 1989) prod. Evan English, co-DOPs Paul Goldman, Graeme Wood, prod. designers Chris Kennedy, Lucy McLaren - most are graduates of Swinburne; Nick Cave, David Field; prison drama

Gift, The (Paul Cox, 1988) telemovie; Nicholas Hatjiandreou, Vicki Serbos, Alexis Anthopoulos, Constantin Laras, Rena Frangloudakis, Peter Felmingham, Margaret Ford, Michael Milsom, Victoria Eagger, Barry Dickins, Ken James, Bill McCluskey; prod. Geoffrey Daniels, Patricia Edgar, Michael Friedman, Tony Llewellyn-Jones; music Tassos Ioannides, dp Nino Gaetano Martinetti; part of Touch the Sun, a TV series commissioned by the Australian Children's Television Foundation in 1988 as part of the Australian Bicentenary celebrations

Ginger Meggs (Jonathan Dawson, 1982) prod. John Sexton, wr. Michael Latimer, from comic strip by J. C. Bancks, dp John Seale, music John Stuart, Kim Thraves, design Larry Eastwood, ed. Phillip Howe; Terry Camilleri, Paul Daniel, Harold Hopkins, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Coral Kelly, Garry McDonald, Gwen Plumb; filmed Bowral; Eastman colour, 35mm, 95 min.

Ginger Mick (Raymond Longford, 1920) Southern Cross Feature Film Company, wr. Lottie Lyell (?) Raymond Longford, from verse narrative The Moods of Ginger Mick by C. J. Dennis, dp Arthur Higgins, 5500 ft; Gilbert Emery, Arthur Tauchert, Lottie Lyell, Jack Tauchert, Queenie Cross, George Hotspur

Gino (Jackie McKimmie, 1994) Nick Bufalo (Gino Pallazetti), Zoe Carides (Lucia Petri), Bruno Lawrence (Joe Pallazetti), Rose Clemente (Rosa Pallazetti), Nico Lathouris (Rocco Petri); "Gino Pallazetti's life is simple; he's in love with Lucia [Zoe Carides], and his career as a stand-up comedian is about to take off" (Murray 1995: 407)

Girl (Peter Thompson, 1993) teen comedy

Girl Asleep (Rosemary Myers, 2015) wr. Matthew Whittet from his play, prod. Jo Dyer, Windmill Theatre, dp Andrew Commis; Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Imogen Archer, Eamon Farren, Matthew Whittet, Amber McMahon, Danielle Catanzariti, Fiona Dawson, Grace Dawson, Maiah Stewardson, CirKidz; premiere Adelaide FF; nom for best film AACTA 2016

Girl from Outback, The (Australian Life Biograph Company, 1911) drama

Girl of the Bush, A (Franklyn Barrett, 1921) Barrett's Australian Productions - the first of three for this company;Vera James, Jack Martin, Herbert Linden; the second of the only two films directed by Franklyn Barrett that still exist, thanks to the NFSA; 6000ft

Glass (Chris Kennedy, 1989) drama; erotic thriller

Glenrowan, Affair, The (Rupert Kathner, 1951) aka A Message to Kelly; Aust Action Pictures; Bob Chitty (Ned Kelly); 70 min. Chitty was 1940s Carlton captain

Go Big (Tony Tilse, 2004) telemovie

God Boy, The (Murray Reece, 1976) NZ telemovie, prod. Murray Reece, wr. Ian Mune, dp Allen Guilford, camera operator Alun Bollinger; Jamie Higgins, Maria Craig, Graeme Tetley, Sandra Reid; 16mm, 88 min.

God Knows Why But It Works (Phillip Noyce, 1975) dp Andy Fraser; documentary-drama about Dr Archie Kalokerinos, who pioneered Vitamin C therapy; Henri Szeps; Sydney Film Festival 1976

Goddess (Mark Lamprell, 2013) wr. Mark Lamprell, Joanna Weinberg, prod. Andrena Finlay, Richard Keddie, dp Damian Wyvill; Laura Michelle Kelly, Ronan Keating; musical comedy; Aust release 14 March 2013

Goddess Of 1967, The (Clara Law, 2000) dp Dion Beebe; Rose Byrne, Rikiya Jurokawa, Nicholas Hope, Elise McCredie; the story of a Japanese man who comes to Australia to buy his dream car was filmed in Sydney, Lightning Ridge and Tokyo; screened Toronto 2000

Gods of Egypt (Alex Proyas, 2016) wr. Alex Proyas, Burk Sharpless, Matt Sazama, prod. Basil Iwanyk, Thunder Road, Mystery Clock Cinema; Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Set kills Osiris, Horus seeks to avenge his father's death

Going Down (Haydn Keenan, 1983) prod. Haydn Keenan for X-Productions, ed. Julie Barry, Moira MacLaine-Cross, Melissa Woods, dp Malcolm Richards, music Lloyd Carrick, design Melody Cooper, ed. Paul Healey; David Argue, Julie Barry, Mercia Deane Johns, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Moira Maclaine Cross, Tracy Mann, Richard Moir, Vera Plevnik, Esben Storm, Claudia Karvan (small part); comedy-drama, three flat-mates; Eastman colour, 35mm, 90 min.

Going Sane (Michael Robertson, 1987) prod. Tom Jeffrey; John Waters, Judy Morris, Linda Cropper, Tim Robertson; male mid-life crisis

Gold (Anthony Hayes, tba) wr. Anthony Hayes, prod. Anthony Hayes, John Schwarz, Michael Schwarz; western; Screen Australian story development funding

Golden Braid (Paul Cox, 1990) wr. Paul Cox, Barry Dickins, story, 'La chevelure', by Guy de Maupassant; Chris Haywood, Gosia Dobrowolska, Paul Chubb, Norman Kaye; 88 min.

Golden Cage, The (Ayten Kuyululu, 1975) prod. Ilhan Kuyululu, wr. Ayten Kuyululu and Ismet Soydan, dp Russell Boyd, ass. dir. Phillip Noyce; Michele Fawdon, Ron Haddrick, llhan Kuyululu, Sayit Memisoglu, Kate Sheil; colour; story of two Turkish men in Australia and their tragic events

Golden West, The (George Young, 1911) prod. Australian Film Syndicate, dp Lacey Percival, 2500 ft. 'A romance of the west Australian [WA] goldfields', featuring 'magnificent scenery' and 'sensational rides', The Golden West was privately screened at the King's Theatre, Sydney, on 27 March 1911

Goldstone (Ivan Sen, 2016) prod. David Jowsey, Bunya Productions, Aaron Pedersen, Jacki Weaver, Alex Russell, David Gulpilil, David Wenham, Tom E. Lewis; spinoff from Mystery Road; shot Winton, Qld

Gone (Ringan Ledwidge, 2007) Shaun Evans, Scott Mechlowicz, Yvonne Stahovski, Amelia Warner, Victoria Thaine; road movie, thriller

Gone to the Dogs (Ken G. Hall, 1939) George Wallace; comedy; greyhound

Good for Nothing (Mike Wallis, 2011) Cohen Holloway, Inge Rademeyer, Jon Pheloung; western; NZ

Good Fruit, The (Stephen Prodes, Will Usic, 1994) comedy

Good Thing Going, A (Arch Nicholson, 1978) telemovie; John Hargreaves, Chris Haywood, Veronica Lang, Miles Buchanan; won four Logies 1980

Goodbye Paradise (Carl Schultz, 1983) prod. Jane Scott for Petersham Pictures, wr. Bob Ellis, Denny Lawrence, dp John Seale, operator Danny Batterham, music Peter Best, design George Liddle, ed. Richard Francis-Bruce; Ray Barrett (Mike Stacey), John Clayton, Kate Fitzpatrick, Lex Marinos, Robyn Nevin (Kate), Janet Scrivener, Charles Tingwell, Kris McQuade; Eastman colour, 35mm, 110 min.

Goodbye Pork Pie (Geoff Murphy, 1980) wr. Ian Mune, Geoff Murphy, prod. Nigel Hutchinson, Geoff Murphy, dp Alun Bollinger; Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman, Tony Barry; comedy; NZ

Grampire (David Blyth, 1991) aka Moonrise; NZ; comedy

Grandad Rudd (Ken G. Hall, 1935) aka Ruling the Roost, wr. Victor Roberts, George D. Parker from the play by Bert Bailey adapted from stories by Steele Rudd, Cinesound Productions, prod. Bert Bailey, Ken G. Hall, dp Frank Hurley, George Heath; Bert Bailey, Fred MacDonald, George Lloyd; 90 min.

Grasscutter, The (Ian Mune, 1988) NZ; action

Great Gatsby, The (Baz Luhrmann, 2013) wr. F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel), Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, dp Simon Duggan; US/Aust copro; Leonardo di Caprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Clarke, Jack Thompson

Great Expectations: The Untold Story (Tim Burstall, 1986)

Great Gold Swindle, The (John Power, 1984) telemovie shown on Channel 10 1984; John Hargreaves, Bill McCluskey; 95 min.

Great Mint Swindle, The (Geoff Bennett, 2012) wr. Reg Cribb; telemovie made for Channel 9 2012; Grant Bowler, Todd Lasance, Josh Quong Tart, Shane Bourne, John Batchelor, Maya Stange; 95 min.

Great Macarthy, The (David Baker, 1975) novel, A Salute to the Great McCarthy, by Barry Oakley, wr. Barry Oakley, John Romeril, David Baker, prod. David Baker, Stoney Creek Films, exec prod. Richard Brennan, dp Bruce McNaughton; John Jarratt, Judy Morris, Kate Fitzpatrick, Sandra McGregor, Barry Humphies, Ron Frazer, Bruce Spence, Colin Croft, John Frawley, Chris Haywood, Max Gillies, Dennis Miller, Colin Drake, Lou Richards, Jack Dyer, Jim Bowles, Bruce Spence, Peter Cummins, Cul Cullen, Maurie Fields, Laidley Mort, Tim Robertson, Sally Conabere, Jon Finlayson, Max Meldrum, Bill Garner, John Derum, Luigi Villani, Burt Cooper; comedy about AFL player falling in love with the chairman's daughter; Barry Humphries won an Honourable Mention ( = Best Supporting Actor) for his role at the AFIs 2000

Great Raid, The (John Dahl, 2005) Village Roadshow invested in this, but it's NOT at all Australasian otherwise

Green Card (Peter Weir, 1991) Gerard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell; counts as an Australian film because Oz put in much of the money (with France), but is set in the States, where Andie MacDowell is the woman involved with Gerard Depardieu

Green Dolphin Street (Victor Saville, 1947) drama; Lana Turner, Van Heflin, Richard Hart, Donna Reed, Edmund Gwenn, Frank Morgan; American film set partly in NZ

Greenhide (Charles Chauvel, 1926) Elsa Chauvel (as Elsie Sylvaney), Gerald Barlow, Irma Dearden; drama; Charles and Elsa Chauvel met on this film and were married in 1927

Greenkeeping (David Caesar, 1993) wr. David Caesar; Mark Little, Lisa Hensley, Max Cullen, Jan Adele, Gia Carides, Sid Conabere, Willie Fennell, Kristoffer Greaves, Tony Helou, ... Robyn Nevin, ... Grieg Pickhaver, ... David Wenham; greenkeeping at suburban bowling club; one of a few Oz films featuring the sport of lawn bowls

Grendel, Grendel, Grendel (Alexander Stitt, 1981) novel: Grendel, by John Gardner, Victorian Film Corporation, Hoyts Theatres, Ltd., TVW Enterprises, producers, Phillip Adams, Alexander Stitt; animators, Anne Joliffe, Gus McLaren, Ralph Peverill, David Atkinson; animation director, Frank Hellard, Voices: Peter Ustinov, Keith Michell, Arthur Dignam, Ed Rosser, Bobby Bright, Ric Stone; animated film retelling the Beowulf epic, in which Grendel, the monster of the legend, philosophizes about human frailties and ponders his own role in human civilization

Grey Glove, The (Dunstan Webb, 1928)

Grievous Bodily Harm (Mark Joffe, 1988) prod. Richard Brennan, dp Ellery Ryan; Colin Friels, John Waters, Bruno Lawrence, John Flaus; Friels is a corrupt crime reporter, Lawrence a corrupt cop, Waters a psycho; thriller, 96 min.

Griff the Invisible (Leon Ford, 2010) Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody, Marshall Napier; romcom drama

Gross Misconduct (George Miller, 1993) Jimmy Smits, Naomi Watts; academic-student liaison

Ground Zero (Bruce Myles, Michael Pattinson, 1987) British nuclear tests at Maralinga; political thriller, filmed Coober Pedy, Melbourne

Guardian (Ben Warner, 2002) Andrew Cienciala, Katherine Marie Hunter, Charlotte Hogan; scifi horror; 92 min.

Gupta vs Gordon (Jitendra Pal, 2003) comedy drama; NZ

Guru Wayne (Letitia McQuade, 2002) comedy

Guyra Ghost Mystery, The (John Cosgrove, 1921)


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