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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Oakie's Outback Adventure (Troy Dann, 2011) animated, children's

Occasional Coarse Language (Brad Hayward, 1998) wr. Brad Hayward, prod. Brad Hayward, Trish Piper; Sara Browne, Astrid Grant, Nicholas Bishop, Michael Walker, Lisa Denmeade, Michelle Fillery, Belinda Hoare; Village Roadshow, Flickering Films, Very Chancy Material, romantic comedy, 81 min.

Octoroon, The (George Young, 1912)

Odd Angry Shot, The (Tom Jeffrey, 1979) prod. Sue Milliken, Tom Jeffrey for Samson Film Services, wr. Tom Jeffrey, novel by William Nagel, dp Don McAlpine, design Bernard Hides, ed. Brian Kavanagh; Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt, Bryan Brown, Graeme Blundell, Richard Moir, Ian Gilmour, Graham Rouse, John Allen, Tony Barry, Brandon Burke, John Fitzgerald, Mike Harris, Johnny Garfield, Ray Meagher, Frankie J. Holden, Roger Newcombe, Brian Evis, Rose Ricketts, Chuck McKinney, Freddie Paris, Sharon Higgins; Vietnam war; Eastman colour, 35mm, 90 min.

Oddball (Stuart McDonald, 2015) wr. Peter Ivan, prod. Richard Keddie et al.; Shane Jacobson, Sarah Snook, Alan Tudyk, Deborah Mailman, Coco Jack Gillies, Terry Camilleri, Frank Woodley; chicken farmer saves colony of penguins by putting his sheepdog on their island, Middle Island, Warrnambool

Odds On (Arthur Higgins, 1928) Arthur Higgins Productions, wr. Arthur Higgins, dp Arthur Higgins, Tasman Higgins; Phyllis Gibbs, 'Check' Hayes, Stella Southern, Arthur Tauchert; racecourse drama, shot on location at Randwick; 6300ft; lost

Offensive Behaviour (Patrick Gillies, 2004) comedy

Offering, The (Taggart Siegel, Francesca Fisher, 1996) aka Shadow of the Pepper; Mexico/NZ/USA

Office Picnic, The (Tom Cowan, 1972) wr. Tom Cowan, prod. Richard Brennan, Tom Cowan, Child's Play Moving Picture Company, dp Michael Edols; Max Cullen, Philip Deamer, Ben Gabriel, Kate Fitzpatrick, Gay Steel, John Wood; Melbourne; B & W, 35 mm, 83 min.

Officer 666 (Fred Niblo, 1916) wr. W. J. Lincoln from the play by Augustin McHugh, adapted by George M. Cohan, dp Maurice Bertel; Fred Niblo, Enid Bennett, Mation Marcus Clarke, Sydney Stirling; 4 reels

Offspring (Richard Ryan, 1993) wr. Richard Ryan, prod. Phillip Emanuel; Chantal Contouri, Robert Mammone, Gabrielle Fitzpatrick; drama, psycho thriller; dist. Roadshow on VHS; 90 min.

Old Man Who Read Love Stories, The (Rolf de Heer, 2000) Richard Dreyfuss, Timothy Spall, Hugo Weaving; shot in French Guiana, South America; Australian release March 2004 Melbourne; Ali Sharp, "The old man and the jungle: an interview with Rolf de Heer", Metro, 140, 2004: 32-35; might be 2001; brief review of DVD release: Matthew Goodwin, Empire, 43, October 2004: 102

Old Scores (Alan Clayton, 1991) NZ

Olive Sisters, The (Frank Lotito, 2016) novel Amanda Hampson, dp Ian Baker, music David Hirschfelder; Jacki Weaver, Rachael Taylor, Megan Gale, Lesley Mann, Anthony LaPaglia, Melissa George, Gia Carides, Josh Lucas, romdrama; Victoria

Olive Tree, The (Edgar Metcalfe, 1975) prod. Elizabeth Backhouse, David Morre, Film Centre Productions, wr. Elizabeth Backhouse, dp Wally Fairweather, ed. David Moore, High Kitson, music Marisa Robles; John Adam, Alan Cassell, Faith Clayton, Jenny McNae, Robert Van Mackelenberg, Leith Taylor; family crisis on WA cattle station

On Guard (Sarah Gibson & Susan Lambert, 1983) prod. Digby (Janice) Duncan for RedHeart Pictures, wr. Sarah Gibson, Susan Lambert, dp Laurie McInnes, ed. Catherine Murphy, sound Pat Fiske, Sue Kerr; Liddy Clark, Jan Cornall, Kerry Dwyer, Mystery Carnage; colour, 16 mm, 52 min.

On My Own (Antonio Tibaldi, 1991) prod. Rosa Colosimo; Matthew Ferguson, Judy Davis

On Our Selection (Raymond Longford, 1920) wr. Raymond Longford from stories by Steele Rudd, dp Arthur Higgins, titles Syd Nicholls, 6890 ft; Percy Walshe, Beatrice Esmond, Tal Ordell; comedy

On Our Selection (Ken G. Hall, 1932) aka Down on the Farm, Cinesound Productions, prod. Bert Bailey, wr. Bert Bailey, Ken G. Hall from works of Steele Rudd, dp Walter Sully, sound Arthur Smith, Clive Cross, technical support Bert Cross; Bert Bailey, Fred MacDonald, Alfreda Bevan; 99 min.

On the Beach (Stanley Kramer, 1959) novel by Neville Shute; Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

On the Beach (Russell Mulcahy, 2000) telemovie screenplay wr. John Paxton (1959) from novel by Nevil Shute, teleplay (2000) wr. David Williamson, Bill Kerby, dp Martin McGrath; Armand Assante, Bryan Brown, Rachel Ward, Grant Bowler, Jacqueline McKenzie, Steve Bastoni; apocalyptic scifi drama

On the Friendly Road (Leonard P. Leary, 1936) NZ Film Guild, prod. Leonard P. Leary, wr. George Altier, Leonard P. Leary, idea Rudall Hayward, dp Rudall Hayward; Rev. C.G. Scrimgeour, Stanley Knight, John Mackie, Jean Hamilton; NZ; 7592ft, 84 min.

On the Loose (Jane Oehr, 1985) prod. Lyn Norfor for Health Media Productions, wr. Ken Cameron, Jane Oehr, Tim Gooding, Mark Shles, Tom McPartland, dp Tom Cowan; Steve Bergan, Jim Filipovski, Tamsin Hardman John Hamblin, Carole Skinner, Ray Meagher; colour, 35 mm, 83 min.

On The Run (Mende Brown, 1982) aka Nowhere to Hide; chase thriller; Rod Taylor, Paul Winfield, Beau Cox, Shirley Cameron, Ray Meagher, Roger Ward

Once Were Warriors (Lee Tamahori, 1994) Temuera Morrison (Jake the Muss), Rena Owen; NZ

One Crowded Hour (Kim Mordaunt, tba) wr. Andy Cox from Tim Bowden's bio, prod. Todd Fellman, Lance Kelleher; Neil Davis biopic

One Eyed Girl (Nick Matthews, 2014) wr. Craig Behenna, Nick Matthews, prod. David Ngo; Steve Le Marquand, Mark Leonard Winter, Craig Behenna, Tilda Cobham-Hervey; psychiatrist haunted by the death of former patient; thriller; premiere Adelaide FF October 2013; Aust release 5 Aug 2014

One Foot Wrong (Glendyn Ivin, tba) wr. Greg McLean from novel by Sophie Laguna; Hugo Weaving; horror; apparently not in development

One Hundred Years Ago (Gaston Mervale, 1911) Australian Life Biograph Company; wr. P. W. Marony; Louise Carbasse [Louise Lovely] (Judith), Harrie Ireland, A J Patrick, Godfrey Cass, Alf Scarlett, James Martin, Harry Beaumont; 2000ft

One Less God (Lliam Worthington, 2016) wr. Lliam Worthington, prod. Lliam Worthington, Greg Buchanan, New Realms Films, dp Ashley Barron; Martelle Hammer, Joseph J. Taylor, Igor Keyman, Nathan Kaye, Jan Langford-Penny, Ketan Kumar; shoot starts 12 Jan 2014 at Carrington Hotel, Blue Mountains; based on terrorist attacks in Mumbai 2008

One Night the Moon (Rachel Perkins, 2001) wr. Rachel Perkins, John Romeril; tragic music-drama adapted from true story about a blacktracker called in to find a missing girl, starring Perth's own Kelton Pell; Paul Kelly, Kaarin Fairfax and their daughter Memphis Kelly are cast as the screen family; music by Mairead Hannan, Paul Kelly, Kev Carmody (premiere, Sydney Opera House June 2001—released shortly afterwards)

One Night Stand (John Duigan, 1984) Cassandra Delaney, Saskia Post, Tyler Coppin, Jay Hackett; the Bomb has just been dropped and four young people are trapped in the Sydney Opera House

One Perfect Day (Paul Currie, 2003) wr. Chip Richards, dp Gary Ravenscroft; Dan Spielman, Leeanna Walsman, Andrew Howard, Nathan Phillips, Abbie Cornish, Rory Williamson, Kerry Armstrong; drama

Only A Factory Girl (1911)

Only the Brave (Ana Kokkinos, 1994) wr. Ana Kokkinos, Mira Robertson, dp Jaems Grant, music Philip Brophy; Elena Mandalis, Dora Kaskanis, Maud Davey; 59 min.

Opal Dream (Peter Cattaneo, 2006) aka Pobby and Dingan, wr. Peter Cattaneo, Ben Rice, Phil Traill, prod. Lizie Gower, Nick Morris, Emile Sherman, dp Robert Humphreys; Sapphire Boyce (Kellyanne), Vince Colosimo, Jacqueline McKenzie; children's; Australian/UK co-production; Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne's imaginary friends in Lightning Ridge; Peter Cattaneo's previous film was The Full Monty

Open City (Bill Mousoulis, 1993) 80 min.

Opium Runners, The (Gaumont Agency, 1913)

Orange Love Story (Tom Cowan, 2005) prod. Tom Cowan, wr. Adam Bowen, Tom Cowan; Kay Nankervis, llen Rossi, Brendan May, Sophie Jamieson; 83 min.

Orange Love Story (Tom Cowan, 2004) Anne Adams, Luke Callaghan, Trevor Dawe; romance

Oranges and Sunshine (Jim Loach, 2010) wr. Rona Munro, Margaret Humphreys (book), prod. Camilla Bray, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman; Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham; refugee drama; Oz opening 21 April 2011

Orator, The (Tusi Tamasese, 2011) aka O Le Tulafale; Fa'afiaula Sanote, Tausili Pushparaj, Salamasina Mataia; first feature from Samoa

Orphan of the Wilderness (Ken G. Hall, 1936) aka Wild Innocence; prod. Ken G. Hall, Cinesound Productions, wr. Edmond Seward from story by Dorothy Cottrell, 'Wilderness Orphan', dp George Heath, sound Clive Cross; Brian Abbot, Gwen Munro, Ethel Saker, Harry Abdy; family story about a boxing kangaroo; 85 min.

Orphans and Angels (Harold Brodie, date) NZ, wr. Harold Brodie, ed. Harold Brodie, music Blind Divine; Emmeline Hawthorne, Christopher Brown

Orphans and Kingdoms (Paolo Rotondo, 2014) drama; NZ

Oscar and Lucinda (Gillian Armstrong, 1997) prod. Robin Dalton, wr. Peter Carey (novel), Laura Jones; Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Richard Roxburgh; 132 min.

OtherLife (Ben C. Lucas, 2016) wr. Ben C. Lucas, Kelley Eskridge, Gregory Widen, from novel Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge, prod. Jamie Hilton, See Pictures, Aidan O'Bryan, Janelle Landers, WBMC, Cherry Road Films; Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Cocquerel, TJ Power; scifi/fantasy; WA

Other Halves (John Laing, 1984) NZ, Orringham Ltd, prod. Tom Finlayson, Dean Hill, wr. Sue McCauley from her novel, dp Leon Narbey; Lisa Harrow, Mark Pilisi, Paul Gittins, Clare Clifford, Bruce Purchase, Emma Piper, Temuera Morrison; 106 min.

Our Feral Friends (Daniel Krige) short

Our Friends, The Hayseeds (Beaumont Smith, 1917) aka The Hayseeds, Beaumont Smith's Productions, wr. Beaumont Smith, dp Harry Krischock; Roy Redgrave, Walter Cornock, Pearl Hellmrich, Margaret Gordon; comedy; 5000ft

Out Of It (Ken Cameron, 1977) Glenn Mason, Chris Haywood, George Spartels, Martin Harris, Terry Camilleri, Saviour Sammut, Arna-Maria Winchester, Margaret Nelson; three friends in the industrial suburbs of Sydney, bored both by unemployment and by the jobs available to them, drift from stripping stolen cars to assisting in a clumsy warehouse robbery

Out of the Blue (Philip Avalon, 1996) Tarantino-like crime story

Out of the Blue (Robert Sarkies, 2006) drama; NZ

Out of the Body (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1988) aka Round the Bend; Mark Hembrow, Tessa Humphries; thriller

Out of the Shadows (A. R. Harwood) not released [1931] because the only copy was destroyed when the wax (sound) disks melted

Outback, DVD, Film Australia, from the archive

Outback Vampires (Colin Eggleston, 1987) co-writer Colin Eggleston, made for TV; Richard Morgan, Angela Kennedy, Brett Climo, John Doyle

Over the Hill (George Miller, 1992) aka Around the Bend; book Gladys Taylor, Alone in the Australian Outback; Olympia Dukakis, Sigrid Thornton, Derek Fowlds, Bill Kerr, Steve Bisley; Pitjantjatjara ppl

Overlanders, The (Harry Watt, 1946) Ealing Studios; Chips Rafferty, Daphne Campbell, Clyde Combo (Jacky); has an Aboriginal person as a major character; 91 min.

Oyster Farmer (Anna Reeves, 2004) prod. Anthony Buckley, Piers Tempest, wr. Anna Reeves, dp Alun Bollinger; Alex O'Lachlan, Kerry Armstrong, David Field, Diana Glenn, Jack Thompson, David Kelly, Jim Norton, Claudia Harrison, Alan Cinis; romantic comedy set in Australia-style frontier country (shot on NSW Central Coast, around Brooklyn) with eighth-generation oyster farmers: Vietnam Vets with shotguns; Toronto FF September 2004; Aust release 30 June 2005; 90 min.

Oz: A Rock and Roll Road Movie (Chris Lofven, 1976) shorter version released in USA as 20th Century Oz; prod. Lyne Helms, Chris Lofven; dp Dan Burstall, design Robbie Perkins, ed. Les Luxford; Joy Dunstan (Dorothy), Graham Matters (Wally/the Wizard/record salesman/tram conductor/doorman/face at party), Bruce Spence (bass player/surfie), Michael Carman (drummer/mechanic), Gary Waddell (guitarist/bikie). "Oz is a 'rock'n'roll road movie' with the narrative structure of The Wizard of Oz (1939). Dorothy is now a groupie in search of the king of rock performers, the Wizard; the Straw Man is a vague and gentle surfie, the Tin Man a country car mechanic, and the Lion a timid and self-pitying bikie dressed in fearsome black leather." (Pike & Cooper), colour, 35mm, 103 min.

Ozzie (William Tannen, 2001) aka The Koala Wonder from Down Under; family


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