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 J

Jack and Jill: A Postscript (Phillip Adams, Brian Robinson, 1970) Melbourne, colour, 16 mm, 67 minutes, wr. prod. dp. Phillip Adams and Brian Robinson, music, Peter Best; Lindsay Howatt, Judy Leech, Anthony Ward; AFI Best Film 1969; kindergarten teacher falls for motorbike rider

Jack Be Nimble (Garth Maxwell, 1993) NZ

Jack Brown, Genius (Tony Hiles, 1996) NZ

Jack Irish: Bad Debts (Jeffrey Walker, 2012) telemovie; Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Damien Richardon, Shane Jacobson, Vadim Glowna, Colin Friels, Steve Bisley, Terry Norris, Ron Falk, John Flaus, Emma Booth, Fletcher Humphrys

Jack Irish: Black Tide (Jeffrey Walker, 2012) telemovie; Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Damien Richardon, Shane Jacobson, Vadim Glowna, Don Hany, Diana Glenn, Alexandra Schepisi, Lachy Hulme, Terry Norris, Ron Falk, John Flaus, Emma Booth, Fletcher Humphrys

Jack Irish: Dead Point (Jeffrey Walker, 2014) telemovie; Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Shane Jacobson, Deborah Mailman, Vince Colosimo, Kat Stewart, Barry Humphries, Dominic Allburn, John Jarratt, Tess Haubrich, Lloyd Bissell, Timothy Joseph Clarke, Colin Masters, Rod Smith, Kate Beahan, Felicity Steel, Terry Norris, Ron Falk, John Flaus, Damien Garvey, Kimesia Hartz, Tina Bursill, Emma Booth, Fletcher Humphrys, Damien Richardson, Sarah Roberts, Madeleine Madden, Tyler Mander, Jaylene Watts, Ben Gerrard, James O'Connell, Paul Ireland

Jackeroo Of Coolabong, The (Wilfred Lucas, 1920)

James (Lynda Heys, 1998) comedy (not made?)

Jammed, The (Dee McLachlan, 2007) Emma Lung, Veronica Sywak, Saskia Burmeister; Australia 22 June 2007 (Sydney International Film Festival); women of different national origins trapped in sex slavery

Jandamarra's War (Mitch Torres, 2011) dp Allan Collins; dramatised documentary, 55 min.

Japanese Story (Sue Brooks, 2003) wr. Alison Tilson, prod. Sue Maslin, ed. Jill Bilcock; Gecko Films; Toni Collette as Sandy Edwards, Gotaro Tsunashima as Tachibana Hiromitsu; set and shot in Perth and the Pilbara; screened at Cannes in the section of the Festival called Un Certain Regard; won Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography AFIs 2003; well-connected Japanese executive comes to Western Australian to inspect iron-ore mining and is driven in the bush by a geologist (Collette)

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; 1965 murder mystery; WA; release 2 March

Jedda (Charles Chauvel, 1955) wr. Charles Chauvel, Elsa Chauvel; Ngarla Kunoth (Rosalie Kunoth-Monks), Robert Tudawali, Betty Suttor, Paul Reynall; young Aboriginal woman raised by white family and torn between two cultures; 101 min., colour

Jenny Kissed Me (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1986) prod. Tom Broadbridge; Deborra-Lee Furness, Ivar Kants, Tamsin West, Paula Duncan, Steven Grives; Carol (Deborra-Lee Furness) and de facto Lindsay (Ivar Kants) live with ten-year-old daughter Jenny; family melodrama; 98 min.

Jessica (Peter Andrikidis, 2004) TV; Sam Neill, Leeanna Walsman, Lisa Harrow; 196 min.

Jet Set (Jonathan Ogilvie, 2001) Sam Atwell, Jane Borghesi, Beth Champion, Maya Stange; passengers in a departure lounge; 73 min.

Jewboy (Tony Krawitz, 2005) wr. Tony Krawitz, prod. Libby Sharpe, Liz Watts, dp Greig Fraser, music Decoder Ring; Ewen Leslie, Naomi Wilson, Saskia Burmeister; set in Sydney's Hassidic community; 52 min.

Jewelled Nights (Louise Lovely, Wilton Welch, 1925) wr. Louise Lovely, Wilton Welch from novel by Marie Bjelke Petersen, dp Tasman Higgins, Walter Sully, 10000 ft; prod. Louise Lovely, Wilton Welch; Louise Lovely, Gordon Collingridge, Godfrey Cass; osmiridium mining in Tasmania

Jigsaw (Marc Gracie, 1989) wr. Marc Gracie, Christopher Thompson, prod. Rosa Colosimo; Rebecca Gibney, Dominic Sweeney, David Bradshaw, Michael Coard, Nick Lathouris, Terence Donovan, Gary Day, John Flaus

Jilted (Bill Bennett, 1987) aka Lovers; Richard Muir, Jennifer Cluff [Bennett], Steve Jacobs, Tina Bursill; filmed Fraser Island Qld

Jindalee Lady (Brian Syron, 1990) Jindalee Lady is the name of fashion label created by designer Laureen who was born on an Aboriginal reserve of that name; reputedly the first feature film directed by an Indigenous person

Jindabyne (Ray Lawrence, 2006) wr. Beatrix Christian, Ray Lawrence, based on short story 'So much water so close to home' by Raymond Carver, prod. Catherine Jarman; three men on a fishing trip discover the body of a murdered young Aboriginal woman; shot in Kosciuszko National Park; Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Deborra-Lee Furness, Chris Haywood, John Howard, Max Cullen, Leah Purcell; mystery; Australian release 20 July 2006, DVD available 30 November 2006

Jinx Sister (Athina Tsoulis, 2008) Sara Wiseman, Rachel Nash, Jarod Rawiri, William Wallace, Jenni Heka, Rawiri Paratene; drama; NZ

Jirga (tba, tba) wr. Benjamin Gilmour, prod. John Maynard; war drama; Screen Australian story development funding

Joan of Arc Of Loos, The (George Willoughby, 1916) dp Franklyn Barrett; Jane King, Jean Robertson, Clive Farnham; shot Tamarama Beach, Sydney; war story

Joe (Beaumont Smith, 1924) Beaumont Smith's Productions, wr. Beaumont Smith from stories by Henry Lawson, dp Lacey Percival; Arthur Tauchert, Marie Lorraine

John Doe: Vigilante (Kelly Dolen, 2014) wr. Stephen M. Coates, prod. James M. Vernon, Kristy Vernon, David Lightfoot, Keith Sweitzer, dp David Parker; Jamie Bamber, Lachy Hulme, Paul O'Brien; crime thriller; no theatrical release in Australia?

Joe Cinque's Consolation (Sotiris Sounoukos, 2016) wr. Sotiris Sounoukos, Matt Rubinstein from novel by Helen Garner; Gia Carides, Laura Gordon, Maggie Naouri; courtroom drama

Joey (Ian Barry, 1997) aka The Kangaroo Kid; wr. Stuart Beattie; Jamie Croft, Alex McKenna, Rebecca Gibney, Harold Hopkins

Jog's Trot (John Papadopoulos, 1976) Arthur Dignam

Josh Jarman (Pip Mushin, 2004) prod. Eva Orner, dp James Grant, Melbourne; Marcus Graham, Damien Richardson, Daniella Farinacci; premiere Melbourne Film Festival June 2004

Journalist, The (Michael Thornhill, 1979) prod. Pom Oliver for Edgecliff Films, wr. Michael Thornhill, Edna Wilson, dp Don McAlpine, design Jenny Green, ed. Tim Wellburn; Jack Thompson, Elzabeth Alexander, Sam Neill, Penne Hackforth Jones, Jane Harders, Carol Raye, Charles Tingwell; sex comedy; Eastman colour, 35mm, 95 min.

Journey among Women (Tom Cowan, 1977) prod. John Weilley, wr. Tom Cowan, John Weiley, Dorothy Hewett and cast, dp Tom Cowan, music Roy Ritchie, ed. John Scott; Nell Campbell, Diane Fuller, Jude Kuring, Rose Lilly, Lisa Peers, Jeune Pritchard; Sydney, colour, 35mm, 93 min.

Journey for Three (Michael Forlong, 1950) NZ

Journey to the End of Night (Peter Tammer, 1982) dramatised documentary portrait of Bill Neave, a survivor of the fall of Rabaul in 1942; 72 min.

Journey out of Darkness (James Trainor, 1967) [James Trainor was born WA]; Konrad Matthaei (an American), Ed Devereaux, Kamahl; plot summary Cinema Papers, 129, January 1999: 23; white actor Devereaux blacks up to play Aboriginal tracker, Jubbal, and Kamahl (from Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]) plays an Aboriginal prisoner; when Jubbal dies, the prisoner becomes his captor's guide "out of darkness"

Joyful and Triumphant (Kotukt Productions, 1992)

Jubilee (Michael Hurst, 2000) comedy; NZ

Jucy (Louise Alston, 2010) Orson Welles, Ryan Johnston, Andrew Ryan; chick flick comedy

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

Jungle, The (Andrew Traucki, 2013) Rupert Reid, Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo, Igusti Budianthika, thriller

Jungle Woman, The (Frank Hurley, 1926) Stoll Picture Productions; prod. wr. dp Frank Hurley; Eric Bransby Williams, Grace Savieri (Hurana), Jameson Thomas, Lillian Douglas; shot Thursday Island PNG; 6070 ft

Just Like U (Peter Cannon, 2011) Julie Dickson, Ty Belnap, Nicholas G. Cooper; drama; young man with Down Syndrome

Just Out Of Reach (Linda Blagg, 1979) aka Portrait of a Diarist; prod. Ross Mathews, Portrait Films, wr. Linda Blagg, dp Russell Boyd, ed. Ted Otton; Lou Brown Jackie Dalton, Judi Farr, Ian Gilmour, Lorna Lesley, Sam Neill, Martin Vaughan; deals with attempted suicide after a failed marriage; Eastman colour, 16 mm, 62 min.

Just Peggy (J. A. Lipman, 1918)

Justice (Ron Elliott, 1998)* wr. prod. Bob Roget; dop Alex McPhee; Marcus Graham, Kerry Armstrong; West Coast Pictures; shot in Fremantle 1997 including extensive use of the derelict South Fremantle Power Station as a location; no theatrical release

Justified Action (Rene Nagy, 1993) Don Swayze, Peter Phelps, Christina Ongley, Mark Hembrow, John Samaha; drama and thriller


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