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 K

K (Garnet Mae, 1999) wr. Robert Sullivan, Garnet Mae; fantasy

Kabbarli (Andrew G. Taylor, 2002) wr. Andrew G. Taylor; docu-drama about Daisy Bates

Kadaicha (James Bogle, 1988) aka Stones of Death (US title); wr. Ian Coughlan, dp Stephen F. Windon; Zoe Carides, Deborah Kennedy, Sean Scully; horror, scifi; shot in Furber Place and Davidson High School, Davidson (Sydney) NSW

Kangaroo (Lewis Milestone, 1952) aka The Australian Story; Twentieth Century-Fox, prod. Robert Bassler, wr. Harry Kleiner, dp Charles G. Clarke; Maureen O'Hara, Peter Lawford, Finlay Currie, Richard Boone, Chips Rafferty, Letty Craydon, Charles Tingwell, Ronald Whelan, John Fegan, Guy Doleman, Reginald Collins, Frank Ransome, Clyde Combo (Aboriginal stockman), Henry Murdoch (blacktracker), John Clark; western, set in the Australian outback at the turn of the century; 85 min.

Kangaroo (Tim Burstall, 1986) prod. Ross Dimsey for Naked Country Productions, wr. Evan Jones, from novel by D. H. Lawrence, dp Dan Burstall, design Tracy Watt, ed. Edward McOueen-Mason; Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Peter Hehir, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Gerard Kennedy, Julie Nihill, John Walton; from the novel by D. H. Lawrence; Eastman colour, 35mm, widescreen, 120 min.

Kangaroo Jack (David McNally, 2003) Jerry O'Connell, Estella Warren, David Ngoombujarra; comedy

Kangaroo Kid, The (Lesley Selander, 1950) Allied Australian films (the McCreadie brothers); Jock O'Mahoney (Tex Kinnane), Veda Ann Borg, Guy Doleman, Alec Kellaway; "oats opera", B-western

Kapyong (Dennis K. Smith, 2011) Steven Carroll, Cory Corbett, Takuya Iwamoto, Yuki Nagashima; Korean War, 1951; 54 min.

Kath and Kimderella (Ted Emery, 2012) dp David Parker; Jane Turner, Gina Riley, Magda Szubanski, Glenn Robbins; comedy

Kawa (Katie Wolfe, 2010) aka Nights in the Gardens of Spain; wr. Witi Ihimaera (and novel); Calvin Tuteao, Nathalie Boltt, George Henare; gay man comes out; NZ; 76 min.

Keane Of Kalgoorlie (John Gavin, 1911) Crick and Finlay, wr. Agnes Gavin from play by W. O'Sullivan from novel by Arthur Wright, who wrote: 'The authorities would not allow Randwick course to be used for picture purposes, so a "scenic" picture of the running of a race in WA (the Perth Cup, I think) was joined up in the film ...'; John Gavin, Agnes Gavin, Alf Scarlett

Kelly Gang, The (unknown, 1910) aka The Kelly Gang of Outlaws, Bail Up, aka Ned Kelly the Ironclad Bushranger, screened Atheneum Hall, Melbourne, 6 August 1910, then other venues in Sydney and Adelaide (Reade 1975: 275)

Kelly Gang, The (Harry Southwell, 1920)

Kelly's Gold (Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes, tba) wr. Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes; family; Screen Australia story development funding

Kenny (Clayton Jacobson, 2006) wr. Clayton Jacobson, Shane Jacobson; Shane Jacobson, Eve von Bibra, Ronald Jacobson, Chris Davis, Ian Dryden, Jesse Jacobson; Kenny delivers porta-loos; Australian release 17 August 2006

Kevin Rampenbacker and the Electric Kettle (Murray Reece, 1993) aka Cops and Robbers; black comedy

Kick (Lynda Heys, 1999) wr. Stuart Beattie; Matt Grant, Claire Andrews, Martin Henderson, Radha Mitchell, Paul Mercurio; champion high school rugby player has a secret desire to be a dancer

Kid Snowball (Matthew Saville, tba) Lizzette Atkins, Unicorn Films, wr. John Brumpton, Shane Danielsen; burn-out tent boxer falls in love with a young stripper, takes her young son under his wing; looking for finance

Kid Stakes, The (Tal Ordell, 1927) Ordell-Coyle Productions, wr. Tal Ordell, prod. Tal Ordell, Virgil Coyle, dp Arthur Higgins, 5000 ft; 'Pop' Ordell, Charles Roberts, Ray Salmon, Frank Boyd; based on the character of Fatty Finn, as created by cartoonist, Syd Nicholls (1896-1977), first film to be based on a comic strip; Fatty Finn is the only comic character in Australia to have inspired two films; story concerns goat racing

Kids World (Dale G. Bradley, 2001) children's; NZ

Kill Me Three Times (Kriv Stenders, 2014) prod. Tania Chambers, Laurence Malkin, Share Stallings, wr. James McFarland, dp Geoffrey Simpson; Simon Pegg, Alice Braga, Sullivan Stapleton, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Luke Hemsworth, Bryan Brown; WA; domestic crime in a surfing town

Killbillies, The (Duke Hendrix, 2001) co-writer, actor Duke Hendrix, co-writer, actor Leon Fish, co-writer, co-producer Ringo Ray, co-editor, actor Sven Jonnsen; "The Killbillies: see hillbillies, hear cussin', see un-natural lovin', hear surf guitar, see zombies, learn cookin'"; Metro 135: 220-224

Killer Elite (Gary McKendry, 2011) Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert de Niro; US-Aust co-pro

Killer's List, The (Phillip Avalon, announced 2013) wr. Brian Vining; retired hitman's son is kidnapped

Killing Field (Samantha Lang, 2014) wr. Sarah Smith, Michaeley O'Brien; Rebecca Gibney; telemovie for Channel 7; crime; shoot November 2013

Killing Ground (Damien Power, 2016) wr. Damien Power, prod. Joe Weatherstone; Aaron Pedersen, Stephen Hunter, Harriet Dyer, Tiarnie Coupland, Maya Stange, Ian Meadows, Aaron Glenane; thriller; shoot October 2015 NSW; MIFF August; thriller

Killing of Angel Street, The (Donald Crombie, 1981) prod. Anthony Buckley for Forest Home Films; Elizabeth Alexander, John Hargreaves, Reg Lye, Alexander Archdale; Hargreaves' character, Elliott, is based on Jack Mundey, and Elizabeth Alexander's character, Jessica Simmonds, is based on the Juanita Nielsen case, about the Sydney woman who disappeared in 1975 at the height of her involvement in the struggles of King's Cross residents and their supporters against a large-scale development project; political thriller; cf. Heatwave

Kitty and the Bagman (Donald Crombie, 1983) prod. Anthony Buckley for Forest Home Films for Adams Packer Film Productions, wr. John Burnie, Phillip Cornford, dp Dean Semler, music Brian May, design Owen Williams, ed. Timothy Wellburn; Liddy Clark, Reg Evans, John Ewart, Val Lehman, Colette Mann, Gerard McGuire, John Stanton; comedy drama set Sydney 1920s, feud between two crime queens; colour, Panavision, 35mm, 98 min.

King, The (Matthew Saville, 2007) wr. Kris Mrksa, Jaime Browne; Stephen Curry, Shaun Micallef, Garry McDonald; story of Graham Kennedy

King Kong (Peter Jackson, 2005) NZ/USA/Germany copro

King is Dead! The (Rolf de Heer, 2012) Dan Wyllie, Bojana Novakovic, Gary Waddell, Luke Ford, Lani John Tupu, Anthony Hayes; "nice little comedy about neighbours, amphetamines and Maoris"

King Of The Coiners (Alfred Rolfe, 1912) Australian Photo-Play Company

King of the Coral Sea (Lee Robinson, 1953) produced by Southern International (Lee Robinson & Chips Rafferty); Chips Rafferty, Charles Tingwell, Ilma Adey, Rod Taylor, Reg Lye

King of the Mountain (Sam Genocchio, in production Feb 2007) wr. Sam Genocchio, prod. Bill Leimbach, technical consultant Peter Brock; David Campbell, Jack Thompson, Krew Boylan; never completed, due to the deaths first of Peter Brock, then of Sam Genocchio

King of the Two Day Wonder, The (Kevin Anderson, 1979) wr. dp, co-prod. Kevin Anderson, co-prod. Walter Dobrowolski, who also plays the main character; Sigrid Thornton

Kingdom, The (Fin Edquist, funding 2006) wr. Fin Edquist; set on island of NW Australia

Kingdom Of Twilight, The (Alexander MacDonald, 1929) aka Tanami; Seven Seas Screen Productions, prod. wr. Alexander MacDonald, dp Lacey Percival; western

Kingpin (Mike Walker, 1985) NZ; children's/educational

Kings of Mykonos: Wog Boy 2 (Peter Andrikidis, 2010) wr. Chris Anastassiades, Nick Giannopoulos, prod. Nick Giannopoulos, Emiel Sherman; Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo, Alex Dimitriades

Kink in the Picasso, A (Marc Gracie, 1989) wr. Hugh Stuckey, prod. Rosa Colosimo; Mike Bishop, Jane Clifton, Andrew Daddo; comedy

Kiss or Kill (Bill Bennett, 1997) wr. Bill Bennett, prod. Bill Bennett, Jennifer Bennett, dp Malcolm McCulloch; Matt Day (Al), Frances O'Connor (Nikki), Chris Haywood (Hummer), Barry Otto (Adler Jones), Andrew S. Gilbert (Crean), Barry Langrishe (Zipper Doyle), Max Cullen (Stan), Syd Brisbane

Kissed (Lynne Stopekwich, 1997)

Kissing Paris (Anna Kannava, 2008)

Kitchen Sink (Alison MacLean, 1989) NZ; Kiwi Gothic

Kitty and the Bagman (Donald Crombie, 1983) prod. Anthony Buckley for Forest Home Films for Adams Packer Film Productions, wr. John Burnie, Phillip Cornford, dp Dean Semler, music Brian May, design Owen Williams, ed. Timothy Wellburn; Liddy Clark, Reg Evans, John Ewart, Val Lehman, Colette Mann, Gerard McGuire, John Stanton; comedy drama set Sydney 1920s, feud between two crime queens; colour, Panavision, 35mm, 98 min.

Kokoda Crescent (Ted Robinson, 1988) aka Mission Impractical; comedy

Kokoda (Alister Grierson, 2006) aka The Kokoda Movie/Film, wr. Alister Grierson, John Lonie, prod. Leesa Kahn, Catriona Hughes, dp Jules O'Loughlin; Jack Finsterer, Travis McMahon, Simon Stone, Tom Budge, William McInnes, Shane Bourne; shot Qld; war; in the battle between Australian and Japanese soldiers on the treacherous Kokoda track in WWII, a lost platoon from Australia's 39th battalion help overcome a monumental enemy to protect their nation from invasion; for release Anzac Day 25 April 2006

Know Thy Child (Franklyn Barrett, 1921) Roland Conway, Nada Conrade, Lotus Thompson, Vera James; 6 reels

Kombi Nation (Grant Lahood, 2003) comedy; NZ

Kostas (Paul Cox, 1979) prod. Bernard Eddy for Kostas Film Productions, wr. Linda Aronson, from an idea by Paul Cox, dp Vittorio Bernini, music Mikis Theodorakis, design Alan Stubenrauch, ed. John Scott; Takis Emmanuel, Chris Haywood, Wendy Hughes, Kris McQuade, Tony Lewellyn-Jones, John Waters; Kostas is a Greek migrant; Eastman colour, 35mm, 100 min.

Koya No Toseinin [The Drifting Avenger] (Junya Sato, 1968) Japanese western shot but not released in Australia

Kung Fuji (Garnet Mae, 1998) surfers


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