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.
Ma Hogan's New Boarder (Raymond Longford, 1915) Ern Vockler
Macbeth (Geoffrey Wright, 2006) wr. Victoria Hill, Geoffrey Wright, prod. Martin Fabinyi, Mushroom Pictures, shot Melbourne June 2005; Sam Worthington, Victoria Hill, Lachy Hulme, Mick Molloy, Gary Sweet, Steve Bastoni; uses the script of Shakespeare's play; set in Melbourne underworld contemporary ganglands milieu; world premiere Toronto Sept 2006
Macbeth (Justin Kurzel, 2015) prod. Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, See-Saw Films, wr. Todd Luiso, Jacob Koskoff from William Shakespeare's play, dp Adam Arkapaw; Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard; made in UK, so only marginally Australasian
Mad Bomber in Love (James Bogle, 1991) Craig Pearce, Rachel Szalay, Alan Lovell, Zachery McKay, Alex Morcos, Laura Keneally, Craig McLachlan, Max Cullen, Zoe Carides, Marcus Graham; 86 min.; psychedelic horror-soap, no-budget
Mad Dog Morgan (Philippe Mora, 1976) prod. Jeremy Thomas for Motion Picture Productions, wr. Philippe Mora, book Margaret Carnegie, Morgan, dp Mike Molloy, design Robin Hildich, music Patrick Flynn, ed. John Scott; Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Frank Thring, Michael Pate, Wallas Eaton, Bill Hunter, John Hargreaves, Martin Harris, Robin Ramsay, Graeme Blundell, Gregory Apps, Norman Kaye, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Christopher Pate, Grant Page, Bruce Spence; Sydney, colour wide-screen 102 min.
Mad Max (Dr George Miller, 1979) prod. Byron Kennedy for Mad Max Pty Ltd, wr. James McAusland, Dr George Miller, dp David Eggby, music Brian May, design Jon Dowding, ed. Tony Patterson, Cliff Hayes; Steve Bisley, Mel Gibson, Vince Gil, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Lulu Pinkus, Joanne Samuel; Eastman colour, 35mm, 90 min.
Mad Max 2 (Dr George Miller, 1981) aka The Road Warrior, prod. Byron Kennedy for Kennedy Miller, wr. Brian Hannant, Terry Hayes, Dr George Miller, dp Dean Semler, music Brian May, design Graham Walker; Mel Gibson, Emil Minty, Kjell Nilsson, Max Phipps, Mike Preston, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells, Virginia Hey, William Zappa, Arkie Whiteley; Eastman colour, 35mm, 94 min.
Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome (Dr George Miller, George Ogilvie, 1985) prod. George Miller, Doug Mitchess, Terry Hayes, wr. Terry Hayes, George Miller, dp Dean Semler, visual design Ed Verraux, design Graham Walker, costume design Norma Moriceau, music Maurice Jarre, sound Roger Savage; Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Helen Buday, Frank Thring, Bruce Spence; Eastman colour, 70mm, 35mm, 102 min.
Mad Max: Fury Road (Dr George Miller, 2015) wr. Dr George Miller, Nick Lathouris, Brendan McCarthy, dp John Seale; Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Megan Gale, Courtney Eaton; shot 2012 Namibia, Sydney; Cannes; won Best Film AACTAs 2016
Magee and the Lady (Gene Levitt, 1978) telemovie; Tony Lo Bianco, Sally Kellerman, Annie Semler, Rod Mullinar, Kevin Leslie, Jacqueline Kott, Ken Fraser, Vincent Gil, Kenneth Laird, Peter Collingwood, Gareth Wilding-Forbes, Peter Snook, Revelly Jones, David Bracks, Kay Yates
Magic Pudding, The (Robert Smit, Karl Zwicky, 1991) book Norman Lindsay
Magic Riddle, The (Yoram Gross, 1991)
Magician, The (Scott Ryan, 2005) wr. Scott Ryan, prod. Michele Bennett, Nash Edgerton; Scott Ryan, Massimiliano Andrighetto; other cast and crew from RMIT; Melbourne hit man engages in philosophical discussions with this victims; 85 min.; general Australian release 29 September 2005; shot for $3000; completion finance $500000
Magik + Rose (Vanessa Alexander, 2001) drama; NZ
Magnificent Deed (Shahrzad Davarkhah, 2003) family comedy
Maiden Voyage (Colin Budds, 2005) telemovie; NZ
Maidens (Jeni Thornley, 1978)
Mail Robbery, The (George Palmer, 1925)
Makeover, The (Colm O'Murchu, 2009) romcom; Martin Dingle-Wall, Lara Cox, Jeff Gannon
Making Love (Arthur Hiller, 1982)
Malcolm (Nadia Tass, 1986) prod. Nadia Tass, David Parker for Cascade Films, wr. David Parker, dp David Parker, music Paul Coppens, ed. Ken Sallows; Colin Friels (Malcolm), John Hargreaves (Frank) (AFI Best Supporting Actor), Lindy Davies (Judith), Chris Haywood (Willy), Charles Tingwell (Tramways Supervisor), Heather Mitchell, Beverley Phillips; Eastman colour, 35mm, 85 min.
Mallacoota Stampede (Peter Tammer, 1981) experimental; slice of life in Mallacoota; Deborah Conway, Don Mason, Michael Bladen
Mallboy (Vince Giarrusso, 2000) Kane McNay, Nell Feeney; 81 min. broadcast 0015 18 Dec 2004 SBS; Young Actor's Award (McNay) AFIs 2000
Malpractice (Bill Bennett, 1989) telemovie; Caz Lederman, Bob Baines, Ian Gilmour; forceps used to deliver retarded child
Mama's Gone A-Hunting (Peter Maxwell, 1975) telemovie; wr. Bruce A. Wishart; Judy Morris, Gerard Kennedy, Vince Martin; crime
Man's Gotta Do, A (Chris Kennedy, 2004) prod. John Winter, Chris Kennedy; John Howard, Alyssa McClelland, Glyton Grantley, Rebecca Frith; quirky comedy; story of local tradesman; Howard plays a bombastic fisherman and part-time stand-over man with family problems; 93 min.
Man from Hong Kong, The (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1975) aka Dragon Flies; wr. Brian Trenchard-Smith, dp Russell Boyd; Deryck Barnes, Rebecca Gilling, Bill Hunter, Hugh Keays-Byrne, George Lazenby, Grant Page, Ros Spiers, Frank Thring, Jimmy Wang Yu, Roger Ward, Phillip Avalon
Man From Kangaroo, The (Wilfred Lucas, 1920)
Man from Snowy River, The (George Miller, 1982) prod. Geoff Burrowes for Michael Edgley International, Cambridge Films, wr. John Dixon, Fred 'Cul' Cullen, from poem by 'Banjo' Paterson, dp Keith Wagstaff, music Bruce Rowland, design Leslie Binns, ed. Adrian Carr; Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Jack Thompson, Lorraine Bayly, Tony Bonner, Chris Haywood, Gus Mercurio; Eastman colour, 35mm, widescreen, 100 min.
Man from Snowy River 2, The (Geoff Burrowes, 1988) aka Return to Snowy River II, The Untamed; Brian Dennehy, Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton
Man of Flowers (Paul Cox, 1983) prod. Jane Ballantyne, Paul Cox for Flowers International, wr. Paul Cox, Bob Ellis, dp Yuri Sokol, design Asher Bilu, ed. Tim Lewis; Norman Kaye (AFI Best Actor), Alyson Best, Chris Haywood, Sarah Walker, Julia Blake, Bob Ellis, Barry Dickins, Patrick Cook, Victoria Eagger, Werner Herzog; Fuji colour, 35mm, 91 min.
Man They Could Not Hang, The (Raymond Longford, 1934) Invicta Productions, wr. Lorrie Webb from a 'dramatisation' by Rigby C. Tearle, dp George Malcolm, George Heath; Ronald Roberts, Arthur W. Sterry, Ethel Bashford, Olive Sinclair; based on true story of John Lee; 78 min.
Man Thing (Brett Leonard, completed 2004) Jack Thompson, Patrick Thompson; scifi
Man Who Forgot, The (A. R. Harwood, 1927) dp William Hallam; Walter Nicholls, William Hallam, 5000 ft (?)
Man Who Lost His Head, The (Terry Johnson, 2007) romcom; Martin Clunes; British film mostly shot in NZ; concerned with the return of sacred carvings to NZ
Man Who Stole My Mother's Face, The (Cathy Henkel, 2003) TV; daughter's search for justice for her mother following a traumatic sexual assault
Manganinnie (John Honey, 1980) prod. Gilda Baracchi for Tasmanian Film Corporation, wr. Ken Kelso, dp Gary Hansen, design Neil Angwin, ed. Mike Woolveridge; Mawuyal Yanthalawuy, Anna Ralph, Phillip Hinton, Buruminy Dhamarrandji, Jonathon Elliott, Reg Evans; first feature film from the Tasmanian Film Corporation; the 'Black Drive of the 1830s; cf. the doco The Last Tasmanian (Tom Haydon, 1978) Eastman colour, 35mm, 90 min.
Mango Tree, The (Kevin James Dobson, 1977) wr. prod. Michael Pate, Pisces Productions, from novel by Ronald McKie, dp Brian Probyn, design Leslie Binns, music Marc Wilkinson, ed. John Scott; Christopher Pate (Michael's son), Tony Barry, Carol Burns, Diane Craig, Gloria Dawn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ben Gabriel, Robert Helpmann, Gerard Kennedy, Charles Tingwell; coming-of-age story; Bundaberg, Qld, colour, widescreen, 104 min.
Manny Lewis (Anthony Mir, 2015) Carl Barron; depressed, lonely standup comic
Man-Thing (Brett Leonard, 2005) Jack Thompson, Matthew Le Nevez, Steve Bastoni; filmed Sydney; horror
Manuscript, The (Debbie Thoy, 2013) wr. prod. Debbie Thoy, dp Brodie Butler; Priscilla-Anne Forder, Matt Zappala, Matt Elverd; comedy adventure; WA; 49 min.
Maori Maid 's Love, A (Raymond Longford, 1915) prod. Raymond Longford, Lottie Lyell, Vita Film Corp, Zealandia Photo Play Producing Co.; Lottie Lyell, Raymond Longford, Kenneth Carlisle, Rawdon Blandford; no footage exists; 5000 ft, five reels; Aust/NZ; first shown NZ Nov 1915; has a claim to being first NZ feature as first film of 4000ft or more to be made and screened there
Map of the Human Heart (Vincent Ward, 1993) wr. Louis Nowra, Vincent Ward; Patrick Bergin, Anne Parillaud, Jason Scott-Lee, Jeanne Moreau, Ben Mendelsohn, John Cusack, Robert Joamie, Annie Galipeau; set in Northern Canada; Aust/UK/Canada/France copro
Map Reader, The (Harold Brodie, 2008) drama; NZ
Mapantsula (Oliver Schmitz, 1988) Aust/South Africa; first Black African feature film; Soweto
Marauders (Mark Savage, 1986) wr. Mark Savage
Marco Polo Junior vs the Red Dragon (Eric Porter, 1972) aka The Magic Medallion; prod. Eric Porter, wr. Sheldon Moldoff; Bobby Rydell, Arnold Stang, Coried Sims, Kevin Golsby; Australia's first animated feature tells the story of an adventurous lad who discovers that he is the seventh son of the seventh son of the original Marco Polo; this won the AFI for 'direction' in 1973
Marey Project, The (James Clayden, 2005) Helen Hopkins, Ian Scott, Kevin Hopkins; out of his attempts to render visible forces that are not themselves visible, a world arose that could not be grasped by looking
Marinetti (Albie Thoms, 1969) Ubu Films, experimental feature; Clem Wright, Susan Howe, David Perry, Aggy Read; colour, 83/90 min.
Mark II (John Anderson, 1986) NZ; Mark II Ford Zephyr, unemployed teenagers on the run from drug dealers
Marriage Acts (Rob Marchant, 2000) wr. Anne Brooksbank, prod. Gary Reilly for Beyond/Gary Reilly Broadcaster/ABC; telemovie about Judge David McKinnon, whose life is threatened by a series of bomb attacks
Marriage of Figaro, The (Chris Moon, 2009) romantic comedy
Masked Avenger Versus Ultra-Villain in the Lair of the Naked Bikini (Mark Savage, 2000) aka The Masturbating Gunman
Martyrdom Of Nurse Cavell, The (John Gavin, C. Post Mason, 1916) Australian Famous Feature Company, wr. Agnes Gavin, dp Lacey Percival; Vera Pearce, Harrington Reynolds, C. Post Mason, Percy Walshe, John Gavin, Charles Villiers, George Portus, Roland Stavely, James Martin, Robert Floyd, George Farrell, Ethel Bashford, Clare Stephenson, Nellie Power
Mary and Max (Adam Elliott, 2009) claymation
Mary (Kay Pavlou, 1994) ('The Inspiring Life of Mary MacKillop') Lucy Bell, Brendan Higgins, Vanessa Downing, Brian Harrison, Brian McDermott, Dean Nottle, Linden Wilkinson, James Hagan
Maslin Beach (Wayne Groom, 1997) set at nude beach
Matariki (Michael Bennett, 2010) Jason Wu, Susana Tang, Michael Whalley; drama; NZ
Matchless (John Papadopoulos, 1974) prod. John Papadopoulos, wr. Sally Blake, dp Russell Boyd, prod. ass. Phillip Noyce; Sally Blake, Denise Otto, Alan Penney; three disturbed and lonely people, misfits and outcasts making an uphill attempt to live together in a condemned house in Sydney; B & W, 16 mm, 55 min.
Mated In The Wilds (P. J. Ramster, 1921) 55 min.
Mauri (Merata Mita, 1988) dp Graeme Cowley; Merata Mita is the first Maori woman to write and direct a feature film, alone—tho she was married to director Geoff Murphy who appears in the film, as does a young Temuera Morrison; NZ
Max's Dreaming (Sandra Sciberras, 2003) aka Deeper Than Blue, wr. Sandra Sciberras, prod. Kate Whitbread, dp Greg Paris; Colin Friels, Genevieve Picot, Bruce Myles, Robert Taylor, Gabriel Strangio; a young boy is rushed to hospital unconscious; when he wakes, he can't remember anything - not his name nor how he got there; moving story, full of hope and compassion, from first-time Australia writer-director Sandra Sciberras
Maybe This Time (Chris McGill, 1980) prod. Brian Kavanagh for Cherrywood Film Productions, wr. Anne Brooksbank, Bob Ellis, dp Russell Boyd designer: Chris Webster, ed. Wayne le Clos; Judy Morris, Bill Hunter, Jill Perryman, Ken Shorter, Michele Fawdon, Leonard Teale, Jude Kuring, Mike Preston, Chris Haywood, Rod Mullinar, Lorna Lesley, Lyndall Barbour, Celia de Burgh, Lyn Collingwood, Gillian Hyde, John Clayton, Tim Burns, Willie Fennell, Tessa Mallos, Madeleine Blackwell; junior academic interested in politics; Eastman colour, 35mm, 100 min.
Mayday Hill (Dean Francis, 2017) aka Diabolus; wr. Matthew Barker, prod. Janice Eymann, Faith Martin; Daniel Feuerriegel; horror
McLean's Money (Gerald Lawson, 2013) Rod Ansell, Justin Bullock, Kate Carruthers; drama; Aust release 8 August 2013 (Newcastle)
Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse (Declan Shrubb, 2015) wr. Declan Shrubb, prod. Declan Shrubb, Daniel Sanguineti; Alex Williamson, Greg Fleet, Jim Jeffries; ACT; comedy horror
Me Myself I (Pip Karmel, 1999) (Philippa Karmel) Rachel Griffiths; comedy; opened Perth 20 April 2000; clever plot, brilliantly played out; 'feel-good' movie; fast-lane journalist Pamela Drury (wonderfully played by Rachel Griffiths) is taken back in her life and is given the 'what if' test to the max; she experiences the life she would have had, had she made a different choice in her past; unfortunately, a Hollywood film with a very similar title came out at about the same time
Mediation, The (tba, tba) wr. Nicholas Lathouris; vendetta drama; Screen Australian story development funding
Meet the Feebles (Peter Jackson, 1989) NZ; animated
Melanie and Me (Christopher Fitchett, 1975) short feature; Debbie Burke, Michael Carman, Sally Conabere, Annie Ryall; 50 min.
Melbourne Mystery, A (director? 1913) John Gavin
Melvin Son of Alvin (John Eastway, 1984) aka Girl-Toy; prod. James McElroy (& Hal), for Memorelle, wr. Morris Gleitzman, dp John Eastway, music Colin Stead, design Jon Dowding, ed. John Hollands; Gerry Sont, Lenita Psillakis, Jon Finlayson, Tina Bursill, Colin McEwan, Abigail, David Argue, Arianthe Galani, Graeme Blundell; comedy; Kodak colour, 35mm, 90 min.
Memories and Dreams (L. Maree Milburn, 1993) woman from Prague
Memories of Tomorrow (Amit Tripuraneni, 2005) crime; NZ
Memory and Desire (Niki Caro, 1997) wr. Niki Caro, story Peter Wells, dp Dion Beebe; Sayo and Keiji elope from Japan to New Zealand to get away from Keiji's interfering mother; www.nzvideos.org/memory.html; NZ
Men Shouldn't Sing (Sarah A. Higginson, Michael Bell, 2007) NZ
Men's Group (Michael Joy, 2008) Grant Dodwell, Don Reid, Paul Gleeson; 104 min.
Menace, The (Cyril J. Sharpe, 1928) man discovers his wife is a drug addict
Menkoff Method, The (David Parker, 2016) wr. Zac Gillam, White Hot Productions; Lachlan Woods, Noah Taylor, Jessica Clarke, Robert Taylor, Malcolm Kennard, Catherine McClements; comedy
Merchant of Fairness, The (Shane Luther, 2002) 91 min.
Mermaids (Ian Barry, 2003) telemovie; wr. Daniel Cerone; Nikita Ager, Erika Haynatz, Sarah Laine
Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence (Nagisa Oshima, 1984) Japan/NZ
Mesmerized (Michael Laughlin, 1984) aka Letter to George, Shocked; NZ; wr. Michael Laughlin, story by Jerzy Skolimowski; Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Dan Shor, Harry Andrews; colonial romance
Metal Skin (Geoffrey Wright, 1995) wr. Geoffrey Wright, prod. Daniel Scharf, Southern Star; Aden Young (Joe), Tara Morice (Savina), Ben Mendelsohn (Dazey), Nadine Garner (Roslyn), Chantal Contouri (Savina's mother); drama, thriller; psycho Joe, urban misfit, craves the respect of his peers on the streets and the love of a nice girl who secretly practises black magic
Middle Age Spread (John Reid, 1979) Endeavour Entertainment, NZ Film Commission, prod. John Barnett, wr. Keith Aberdein, dp Alun Bollinger; Grant Tilly, Dorothy McKegg, Peter Sumner, Bridget Armstrong, Donna Akersten; 98 min.
Midnight in Byzantium (Cris Jones, tba) wr. Cris Jones, prod. Melanie Coombs, Alicia Brown, Mish Armstrong, Optimism Films; Xavier Samuel, Miranda Otto, Sam Neill, Jacek Koman; young man wakes up in a small, country town called Byzantium with no memory of who he is or how he got there; apparently not in development
Midnite Spares (Quentin Masters, 1983) prod. Tom Burstall for Wednesday Investments, wr. Terry Larsen, dp Geoff Burton, music Cameron Allen, design George Liddle, ed. Andrew Prowse; Max Cullen, Bruce Spence, David Argue, John Clayton, Tony Barry, Terry Camilleri, introducing Gia Carides, Jonathan Coleman, James Laurie (Steve), Graeme Blundell; 'B' grade crime movie: the stolen car industry; anti-Viet racism; Eastman colour, 35mm, 97 min.
Mikey's Extreme Romance (Jamie Lewis, 2011) wr. Jamie Lewis, prod. David Jowsey, dp Velinda Wardell; Jessie McKay, Jamie Lewis, Bill Keir
Min-Min, The (Carl T. Woods, 1990) aka Min-Min Revenge
Miner's Daughter, The (People's Picture Company, 1911)
Miner's Daughter, The (Leo Forbert, 1927) Bert McCarthy
Mini-Skirted Dynamo, The (Rivka Hartman, 1996)
Minnamurra (Ian Barry, 1989) aka Outback, aka Fighting Creed; two men, one woman; Jeff Fayey, Steven Vidler, Tushka Bergen, Richard Moir
Mismatch, The (Ken Hannam, 1979) Michael Aitkens, John Bluthal, Michael Caulfield, Jane Harders, Margo Lee, Stephen O'Rourke, George Shevtsov; telemovie
Missing, The (Manuela Alberti, 1998) prod. Lynda House, Jim Stark; Fabrizio Bentivoglio, John Moore, David Ngoombujarra, Rebecca Frith, David Franklin, Gosia Dobrowolska
Missing Pieces (Kenton Bartlett, 2012) Buzz Productions (Perth); Mark Boone Jr, Melora Walters, Daniel Hassel, Taylor Engel; drama
Modern Love (Alex Frayne, 2006) wr. Nick Matthews; Mark Constable, Victoria Hill, Will Traeger
Moeru Tairuku (Shogoro Nishimura, 1968) aka Blazing Continent; Japanese romance shot but not released in Australia
Molly (Ned Lander, 1983) prod. Hilary Linstead for Troplisa, wr. Ned Lander, Phillip Roope, Mark Thomas, dp Vincent Monton, music Graeme Isaac, Mick Conway, Jim Conway, design Robert Dein, ed. Stewart Young; Claudia Karvan, Ruth Cracknell, Slim de Grey, Melissa Jaffer, Reg Lye, Garry McDonald, Flying Fruit Fly Circus; Molly is a singing dog; Eastman colour, 35mm, 90 min.
Moloch (Ernest Clark, 2000) completed but not released?
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (Paul Cox, 1999) wr. John Briley, dp Nino Martinetti; Peter O'Toole, David Wenham, Derek Jacobi, Leo McKern, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Neill, Tom Wilkinson, Aden Young; set and shot on the island of Molokai in Hawaii, in a former leper colony, Australian national release 20 June 2002, 123 min.
Money Movers (Bruce Beresford, 1979) prod. Matt Carroll forSouth Australian Film Corporation, wr. Bruce Beresford from novel by Devon Minchin, dp Don McAlpine, operator John Seale, design David Copping ed. Bill Anderson; Terence Donovan, Tony Bonner, Ed Devereaux, Charles Tingwell, Candy Raymond, Jeanie Drynan, Bryan Brown, Alan Cassell, Gary Files, Ray Marshall, Hu Pryce, Frank Wilson, Lucky Grills, Tony Allison, Brian Anderson, Kevin Brenner, Terry Camilleri, Bill Charlton, Kathy Dior, Graham Gow, James Elliot, Robert Essex, Max Fairchild, John Hargreaves; action-thriller; crime; Eastman colour, 35mm, 100 min.
Money Shot (Anna Brownfield, Lance Petrie, 2007) wr. Anna Brownfield, Lance Petrie; Elizabeth Anderson, Fiv Antoniou, James Bridekirk; comedy about making a porno
Monk And The Woman, The (Franklyn Barrett, 1917) 18C France; caused Catholic controversy; 6000ft, 66 min.
Monkey Grip (Ken Cameron, 1982) prod. Patricia Lovell for Pavilion Films, wr. Ken Cameron with Helen Garner from her novel, dp David Gribble, music Bruce Smeaton, Divinyls, design Clark Munro, ed. David Huggett; Noni Hazlehurst (AFI Best Actress), Colin Friels, Alice Garner, Tim Burns, Michael Caton, Harold Hopkins, Candy Raymond; Eastman colour, 35mm, 105 min.
Monkey Puzzle (Mark Forstmann, 2008) Blue Mountains search for a rare tree
The Monkey's Mask (Samantha Lang, 2000) wr. Anne Kennedy from novel in verse by Dorothy Porter, prod. Robert Connolly, dp Garry Phillips; Kelly McGillis (Dr Diana Maitland), Susie Porter (Jill Fitzpatrick), Abbie Cornish (Mickey), Marton Csokas (Nick), Deborah Mailman; novel Dorothy Porter; lesbian private detective dives head first into murder, manipulation and the consuming power of sex; Toronto 2000; 93 min.
Monster (John Lafia, 1999) prod. Bob Rowe; telemovie about an aging eccentric local hero who recruits his grandson to save the town from a recurring monster; in production 2000
Month of Sundays, A (Matthew Saville, 2015) wr. Matthew Saville, prod. Mick Batzias, Kristy Stark, Madman; Anthony LaPaglia, Justine Clarke, Julia Blake, John Clarke; Adelaide; dramedy
Moonlite (John Gavin, 1910) aka Captain Moonlite, Southern Cross Motion Pictures, wr. H. A. Forsyth, dp A. J. Moulton; an Aboriginal character, Bunda, an Aboriginal woman, was played by Gavin's wife Agnes in blackface
Moora Neya (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) aka The Message of the Spear Australian Photo-Play Company; Ethel Phillips, Stanley Walpole, Charles Villiers
More Things Change, The (Robyn Nevin, 1986) prod. Jill C. Robb for Syme International Productions, wr. Moya Wood, dp Dan Burstall, music Peter Best, design Jo Ford, ed. Jill Billcock; Judy Morris, Barry Otto, Victoria Longley, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Peter Carroll; drama; Eastman colour, 35mm, widescreen, 94 min.
Mortgage (Bill Bennett, 1989) telemovie; Brian Vriends, Doris Younane, Bruce Venables, Andrew S. Gilbert, Paul Coolahan, Bob Ellis; doco-like drama
Mosaic (Aaron Catling, 2005) wr. Aaron Catling, prod. Celeste Fairlie, Rohan Sheehan, dp Scott Cislowski; Candice Storey, Katherine Beck; 14-year-old schoolgirl is assaulted by her Dad's best friend "Uncle" Ray
Most Fun You Can Have Dying, The (Kirstin Marcon, 2012) wr. Kirstin Marcon, novel by Steven Gannaway, dp Crighton Bone; Matt Whelan, Roxane Mesquida, Pana Hema Taylor; NZ
Mother Fish (Khoa Do, 2010) Kathy Nguyen, Sheena Pham, Vico Thai; refugee drama
Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann, 2001) ed. Jill Bilcock; Ewan McGregor, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, John Leguizamo; 122 min.; AFI 2001: editing ...
Mouth to Mouth (John Duigan, 1978) producers: John Duigan and Jon Sainken for Vega Film Productions, wr. John Duigan, dp Tom Cowan, ed. Tony Paterson; Kim Krejus, Sonia Peat, Ian Gilmour, Sergio Frazzetto, Walter Pym, Michael Carmen, Roz de Winter; "The film revolves around four homeless, unemployed youths attempting to scratch an emotional and reasonably 'civil' existence out of the wasteland of a heavily industrialised urban environment." (Raffaele Caputo in Murray 1995: 19); Eastman colour, 35mm, 96 min.
Moving On (Richard Mason, 1974) wr. Anne Brooksbank, Cliff Green; dp Dean Semler; Ewen Solon, Kay Taylor, Ken Shorter, Lyndell Rowe; government-produced feature designed partly to help farmers who faced difficult decisions about their future and partly to encourage urban audiences to be more tolerant of the problems of the rural poor; 57 min.
Moving Out (Michael Pattinson, 1983) prod. Jane Ballantyne, Michael Pattinson for Pattinson Ballantyne, wr. Jan Sardi, dp Vincent Monton, music Danny Beckerman, Umberto Tozzi, design Neil Angwin, ed. Robert Martin; Vince Colosimo (film debut), Peter Sardi, Kate Jason, Nicole Miranda, Luciano Catenacci, Sylvie Fonti, Marice Devincentis, Tibor Gyapjas, Sally Cooper, Desiree Smith; Kodak colour, super 16 mm, 92 min.
Mr Accident (Yahoo Serious, 2000) Deb Verhoeven, "History of cheap guffaws (hehehe)", Cinema Papers, 134, August/September 2000: 30-33
Mr Chedworth Steps Out (Ken G. Hall, 1939) Cecil Callaway
Mr Nice Guy (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, 1997) Jackie Chan Hong Kong actioner shot in Melbourne and Victoria
Mr Pumpkin's Big Night Out (Priscilla Cameron, Michelle Warner, 1998)
Mr Reliable (Nadia Tass, 1996) aka My Entire Life; wr. Don Catchlove, Terry Hayes; comedy; Colin Friels, Jacqueline McKenzie, Susie Porter, Paul Sonkkila, Frank Gallacher; Wally Mellish gets away with it because he can't read and write
Mr Wrong (Gaylene Preston, 1985) NZ; possessed Jaguar
Mrs Soffel (Gillian Armstrong, 1984) Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson
Muggers (Dean Murphy, 1999) prod. David Redman, Nigel Odell; Matt Day, Jason Barry as medical sts; comedy; 97 min.
Mule, The (Tony Mahony, Angus Sampson, 2014) wr. Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Jaime Browne; Angus Sampson, Hugo Weaving, Leigh Whannell, John Noble; mule swallows drugs
Mull (Don McLennan, 1989) aka Mullaway (video); Nadine Garner, Bill Hunter, Mary Coustas, Nick Giannopoulos; "Mull" is the nickname of main character 17-year-old Phoebe Mullens (Nadine Garner) whose mother contracts Hodgkinson's disease; rites-of-passage story and social drama; Melbourne
Mullet (David Caesar, 2001) wr. David Caesar; Ben Mendelsohn, Susie Porter, Andrew S. Gilbert, Belinda McClory, Tony Barry, Kris McQuade, Peta Brady, Wayne Blair, Paul Kelman, Steve Le Marquand, Aaron Blabey, Jim Webb, Nash Edgerton, Bryan Brown (publican's voice); 89 min.
Murmurs (Alexander Greenhough, Elric Kane, 2004) drama mystery; NZ
Muriel's Wedding (P. J. Hogan, 1994) Toni Collette, Bill Hunter, Rachel Griffiths, Sophie Lee, Daniel Lapaine; 100 min.
Murphy Of Anzac (J. E. Mathews, 1916) Private Simpson (with the donkeys)
Murrabinna (Justin Schneider, 1998) 90 min.; going to video through Tribe First Rites films with VideoEzy
Mushrooms (Alan Madden, 1994) Julia Blake, Lynette Curran, Simon Chilvers, Boris Brkic, Brandon Burke, George Shevtsov; comedy
Mutiny of the Bounty, The (Raymond Longford, 1916) Aust/NZ; wr. Raymond Longford, Lottie Lyell [?], dp Franklyn Barrett, A. O. Segerberg, Charles Newham; George Cross (Captain Bligh), John Storm (George III), D. L. Dalziel (Sir Joseph Banks), Wilton Power (Fletcher Christian); no footage exists; 5000ft
My Blessings (Bill Mousoulis, 1997) Marie-Louise Walker
My Brilliant Career (Gillian Armstrong, 1979) prod. Margaret Fink, wr. Eleanor Witcombe, novel Miles Franklin, dp Don McAlpine, design Luciana Arrighi, ed. Nick Beauman; Judy Davis, Wendy Hughes, Sam Neill, Aileen Britton, Max Cullen, Robert Grubb, Patricia Kennedy; 100 min.; six AFIs 1979; Eastman colour, 35mm, 100 min.
My Cornerstone (Stanley Joseph, 2013) Zenia Starr, Romin Khan, Savita Starr; romcom; Aust release 12 June 2013
My Country (Angus Caffrey, 1985) John Flaus
My First Wife (Paul Cox, 1984) prod. Jane Ballantyne, Paul Cox, wr. Paul Cox, Bob Ellis, dp Yuri Sokol, design Asher Bilu, ed. Tim Lewis; John Hargreaves (AFI Best Actor), Wendy Hughes, Lucy Charlotte Angevin, David Cameron, Robin Lovejoy, Betty Lucan, Charles Tingwell, Lucy Uralon; Fuji colour, 35mm, 100 min.
My Lady of the Cave (Rudall Hayward, 1922) Gordon Campbell, Hazel West; 5000ft, 83 min.; only portions remain; NZ
My Mad Heart (Ian Watson, pre-production 2004) wr. Ian Watson; Ray Barrett, Sacha Horler, Barry Otto (as imaginary Don-Quixote-like character); man has bipolar brother
My Mistress (Stephen Lance, 2014) wr. Gerard Lee, prod. Leanne Tonkes, exec. prod. Robyn Kershaw; Emmanuelle Béart, Harrison Gilbertson, Rachael Blake; teenager suffering from grief after his father's suicide who seeks help from a local French S&M mistress; Aust release 6 November
My Mother Frank (Mark Lamprell, 2000) wr. Mark Lamprell; Sinead Cusack, Rose Byrne; prods Phaedon Vass, Susan Vass & John Winter for Intrepid Films; finance: FFC; distribution: Beyond; 51 year-old Frances has created a safe and secure, if somewhat bizarre world for herself, and it's boring her to death, so she enrols at the same university as her son: a film about how life seems to offer you two options: change or die; review by Bec Smith in if MAG, August 2000: 17
My Partner (1915) set on Californian goldfields
My Tehran For Sale (Granaz Moussavi, 2009) Marzieh Vafamehr
My Wedding and Other Secrets (Roseanne Liang, 2011) Michelle Ang, Matt Whelan, John Barker; romcom; NZ
My Year Without Sex (Sarah Watt, 2009) Sacha Horler, Matt Day
myPastmyPresent (Melanie Rodriga, 2011) wr. Melanie Rodriga; Miranda Menzies, Kazimir Sas, Heath Bergersen, Suesha Rana; shot 2009 at Murdoch University, Perth Western Australia; screened at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2011
Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, The (Anthony Lucas, 2005) silhouette animation; screened SBS March 2006; many awards
Mystery Island (J. A. Lipman, 1937) thriller
Mystery Island (Gene W. Scott, 1980) 75 min.
Mystery Of A Hansom Cab, The (Arthur Shirley, 1925) Pyramid Pictures, wr. Arthur Shirley, from novel by Fergus Hume, dp Lacey Percival; Arthur Shirley, Grace Glover, Roland Stavely
Mystery Of The Black Pearl, The (West's Pictures, 1912) aka The Black Pearl Mystery; dp Franklyn Barrett; Sydney Stirling, Cyril Mackay, Leonard Willey
Mystery Road (Ivan Sen, 2013) aka Moree Girls (working title) wr. dp ed. Ivan Sen, prod. David Jowsey; Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson, Ryan Kwanten, Tony Barry, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling, Siobhan Binge, David Field, Robert Mammone, Trisha Whitton; shot in Winton, Qld; Australian release 17 October 2013; DVD release 14 February 2014
Mystic, The (Paul Currie, rumoured 2004) Aust-Irish co-pro, wr. Sean Molloy
Mystical Rose (Michael Lee, 1976)
Garry Gillard | New: 15 December, 2016 | Now: 14 February, 2017