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.
Tackling Romeo (Lynda Heys, tba) wr. Lynda Heys, prod. Lynda Heys, Steve Turnbull, Faraway Films Entertainment, dp Peter James, ed. Mark Warner, music Nerida Tyson-Chew, prod. design Robbie Perkins; Carlos Acosta; champion high school rugby player has a secret desire to be a dancer; remake of 1999 film, Kick
Tail Job, The (Bryan Moses & Daniel Millar, 2015) prod. Laura Hughes; Craig Anderson, Blair Dwyer, Laura Hughes; comedy
Tail of a Tiger (Rolf de Heer, 1985) children's film about a boy who wants to fly - and does so, in a Tiger Moth
Taj (Winston Furlong, 2011) Mahesh Jadu, Coco-Jacinta Cherian, Sachin Joab; drama; 110 min.
Take Away (Marc Gracie, 2003) wr. Dave O'Neil, Mark O'Toole; Vince Colosimo, Stephen Curry, Rose Byrne; released August 2003; released on DVD December 2003
Taking the Waewae Express (Andrea Bosshard, 2008) drama; NZ
Tale of Ruby Rose, The (Robert Scholes, 1988) Melita Jurisic, Chris Haywood, Rod Zuanic, Sheila Florance; Tasmania; fur trapper's wife's life of fantasy
Tale Of The Australian Bush, A (Gaston Mervale, 1911) aka Ben Hall, The Notorious Bushranger; Australian Life Biograph Company, wr. P W Marony; A J Patrick (Ben Hall), Godfrey Cass (Melville), Harry Beaumont (Gilbert), James Martin (Keightley), Gilbert Emery (Chief of Police), Harrie Ireland (Mrs Keightley), Isma Owen (Robbie Hall), Louise Carbasse [Louise Lovely] (Mrs Hall); 2500 ft
Talk (Susan Lambert, 1994) wr. Jan Cornall; Victoria Longley, Angie Milliken, Richard Roxburgh, Jacqueline McKenzie, John Jarratt; conversation overheard by stranger has bizarre repercussions on the lives of two women
Tall Timber (Dunstan Webb, 1926) Australasian Films, wr. Dunstan Webb, dp Lacey Percival; Eden Landeryou, Billie Sim
Tall Timbers (Ken G. Hall, 1937) prod. Ken G. Hall, Cinesound Productions, wr. Frank Harvey from Frank Hurley story, dp George Heath; 89 mins., 35 mm.; Frank Leighton, Shirley Ann Richards, Aileen Britton, Campbell Copelin, Letty Craydon, Peter Dunstan, Frank Harvey, George Lloyd, Joe Valli, Ronald Whelan
Tan Lines (Ed Aldridge, 2007) gay coming-of-age teen romance; surfing
Tangiwai (Charlie Haskell, 2011) wr. Paula Boock, Donna Malane; Rose McIver, Ryan O'Kane, Miranda Harcourt; NZ train crash
Tanna (Martin Butler, Bentley Dean, 2015) wr. Martin Butler, John Collee, Bentley Dean, dp Bentley Dean, music Antony Partos; Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa; the Yakel tribe; forbidden relationship; first feature from Vanuatu
Tapak Dewata: Path of the Gods (Phillip Noyce, 1979) aka Bali: Island of the Gods; aka Bali: Pulau Dewata
Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn (Simon Nasht, 2007)
Tatooist, The (Peter Burger, 2007) horror thriller; NZ
Taxman (Stuart Mannion, tba) wr. Stuart Mannion, Patrick Herford, prod. Veronica Sive, SunJive; for Australian shoot early 2014; thriller
Te Kooti Trail, The (Rudall Hayward, 1927) Whakatane Films, wr. Rudall Hayward, Frank Bodle, dp Rudall Hayward, Oswald Caldwell; Jasper Calder, Billie Andreasson, Arthur Lord, Eric Yandell; 7100ft
Te Rua (Barry Barclay, 1991) wr. Barry Barclay, prod. John O'Shea, dp Rory O'Shea, Warrick Attewell; Wi Kuki Kaa, Nissie Herewini, Tilly Reedy; an iwi's attempts to repatriate stolen carvings from a German museum back to their rightful place in Aotearoa; NZ, colour, PG, 105 min.
Talking Back at Thunder (Aaron Davison, Este Heyns, 2014) wr. Aaron Davison; Steven Tandy, Melanie Zanetti, Kerith Atkinson, Aaron Davison; crime drama; set in Bundaberg Qld; streaming on VOD with Ozflix
Teenage Kicks (Craig Boreham, 2016) Miles Szanto, Daniel Webber, Anni Finsterer; gay drama
Teesh and Trude (Melanie Rodriga, 2002) Susie Porter, Linda Cropper, Peter Phelps; world premiere Brisbane Film Festival 13 July 2002, then Melbourne Film Festival later the same month; national season began Perth Thursday 6 March 2003
Tempe Tip (Michael Ralph, 2001) Jason Donovan, Gary Sweet, Gary Day, Helen Dallimore, Simon Westaway; comedy
Temperament Unsuited (Ken Cameron, 1978) Steve J. Spears, Robyn Nevin, Ken Goodlet; set in a school; 58 min.
Temptation of a Monk (Clara Law, 1993) NOT Australian, made before Law came to Australia from Hong Kong in 1996
Tempted (Bill Bennett, 2001) wr. Bill Bennett; Saffron Burrows, Burt Reynolds, Mike Starr; set New Orleans; thriller
Tempting a Married Man (Adam Lynton, 1993)
Ten Canoes (Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr, 2006) wr. Rolf de Heer, prod. Rolf de Heer, Julie Ryan; was to be co-directed by Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil, but the latter pulled out; performed entirely in the Ganalbingu language of Gulpilil's Yolngu people in Arnhem Land, according to the FFC it is "one of the few Australian feature films to rely on English subtitles"; surreal tragi-comedy; Australian release 19 March 2006, DVD available 24 January 2007
Ten Empty (Anthony Hayes, 2008)
Tender Hook, The (Jonathan Ogilvie, 2007) novel by JM Coetzee: Disgrace; Hugo Weaving, Rose Byrne, Matt Le Nevez; boxing, crime noir; Cannes 2008
Tender Hooks (Mary Callaghan, 1989) wr. Mary Callaghan, prod. Chris Oliver, dp Ray Argall; Nique Needles, Jo Keenedy, Anna Philips, Robert Menzies, John Polson; key in prison
Tenth Straw, The (Robert G. McAnderson, 1926) convict melodrama
Terminus (Marc Furmie, 2015) wr. Marc Furmie, Shiyan Zheng, Gabriel Dowrick, prod. Shane Abbess, Storm Vision Entertainment; Jai Koutrae, Todd Lassance, Bren Foster, Steve Le Marquand, Brendan Clearkin, Zoe Carides; scifi
Terra Nova (Paul Middleditch, 1997)
Terrain (Terry Kyle, 1995) scifi
Territorial (Matthew Holmes, announced 2013) prod. Greg McLean, Wolf Creek Pictures, wr. Matthew Holmes; western horror thriller action; apparently not made
Test, The (Rawdon Blandford, 1916) NZ
Test Pictures: Eleven Vignettes from a Relationship (Geoffrey Steven, 1975) NZ, Hinge Film Productions, prod. Geoff Chapple, Erik Braithwaite, wr. Denis Taylor, dp Geoffrey Steven; Denis Taylor, Lee Feltham, Francis Halpin, Moira Turner, Geoff Barlow, Dora Warren, Barbara Saipe, Mark Elmore, Mike Fitzgerald; couple move to a small community in the country to live an alternate lifestyle (Verhoeven 1999: 500); 955m., 87 min.
Thank God He Met Lizzie (Cherie Nowlan, 1997) aka The Wedding Party (US video); wr. Alexandra Long; Richard Roxburgh, Cate Blanchett, Frances O'Connor; romcom
That Certain Something (Clarence G. Badger, 1941) Argosy Film, dp Arthur Higgins; Megan Edwards, Thelma Grigg, Georgie Sterling, Lou Vernon; film director looks for a girl with 'it' [Badger also made the film called It (1927) with Clara Bow
That Eye the Sky (John Ruane, 1994) prod. Peter Beilby, Grainne Marmion, wr. Tim Winton (novel), John Ruane & Jim Barton; Peter Coyote (Henry Esau), Lisa Harrow, Amanda Douge, Mark Fairall, Alethea McGrath, Jamie Croft, 101 min.
That Lady From Peking (Eddie Davis, 1971) ed. Anthony Buckley; Carl Betz, Nancy Kwan, Bobby Rydell, ... Ruth Cracknell, ... Jack Thompson; A defecting Russian diplomat is murdered in Hong Kong while trying to give his story to a world-famous author, Max Foster (Betz); Foster's attempts to find the diplomat's diary bring him to Sydney, with Chinese, Russian and American spies in hot pursuit
That Very Troublesome Woman: The Dramatic Search for Mary MacKillop (John Mabey, 1996) 62 min.
That's Not Me (Gregory Erdstein, 2017) wr. Gregory Erdstein, Alice Foulcher; Alice Foulcher, Isabel Lucas, Richard Davies; comedy; Santa Barbara FF
That's Not My Dog (Dean Murphy, 2018) Shane Jacobson, Paul Hogan, Michala Banas, Jimeoin, Fiona O'Loughlin, Paul Fench, Christie Whelan; comedy
Theatre of the Dead (Patrick J. Gallagher, 2013) wr. Patrick J. Gallagher; Ché Baker, Andy Bramble, Kat Bramston, Matt Butcher; zombie
These Final Hours (Zak Hilditch, 2013) wr. Zak Hilditch, prod. Liz Kearney, dp Bonnie Elliot; Jessica De Gouw, Nathan Phillips, Sarah Snook, Daniel Henshall, Lynette Curran; apocalyptic thriller; WA; premiere MIFF 2 August 2013
They Found a Cave (Andrew Steane, 1962) Visatone Island Pictures; director, most of the cast, and novelist all from Tasmania, where the film was shot; children's; 63 min.
They're a Weird Mob (Michael Powell, 1966) wr. Richard Imrie [Emeric Pressburger], novel by Nino Culotta [John O'Grady]; Walter Chiari (Nino Culotta), Clare Dunne, Chips Rafferty, Alida Chelli, Ed Devereaux, Slim DeGrey, John Meillon, Charles Little, Anne Haddy, Jack Allen, Red Moore, Ray Hartley, Tony Bonner, Alan Lander, Keith Peterson; satirical comedy
Thin Life, A (Frank Howson, 1996) Tommy Dysart; comedy
Thin Red Line, The (Terrence Malick, 1998) offshore American production filmed in Qld
Third Person Plural (James Ricketson, 1978) prod. Gill Eatherley, Greg Ricketson, John Weiley, Abraxas Films, wr. James Ricketson, dp Tom Cowan, music Greg McLean, ed. Christopher Cordeaux; Bryan Brown, Margaret Cameron, George Shevtsov, Linden Wilkinson; Kodak colour reversal, 16 mm, 90 min.
Thirst (Rod Hardy, 1979) prod. Antony I Ginnane for F. G. Film Productions, wr. John Pinkney, dp Vincent Monton, music Brian May, design Jon Dowding, Jill Eden, ed. Phil Reid; Chantal Contouri, David Hemmings, Shirley Cameron, Max Phipps, Lulu Pinkus, Walter Pym, Henry Silva; review by Bruce Sandow in Murray 1995: 48; vampire, horror, scifi; Eastman colour, 35mm Panavision, 98 min.
Thirst (Robert Carter, 2012) Victoria Haralabidou, Myles Pollard, Tom Green, Hanna Mangan Lawrence; drama; shot Broken Hill; drama; released 7 January 2012
Thirteenth House, The (Shane McNeil, 2003) Smoking Gun Productions; mystery, psychological thriller; completed 2003, but may not have gained general release; 58 min.
This is not a Love Story (Keith Hill, 2002) comedy drama; NZ
This Won't Hurt a Bit (Chris Kennedy, 1993) aka Le Dentiste; Grieg Pickhaver, Alwyn Kurts, Gordon Chater, Dennis Miller, Jacqueline McKenzie, Colleen Clifford; comedy; dentistry
Thoroughbred (Ken G. Hall, 1936) prod. Ken G. Hall, Cinesound Productions, wr. Edmond Seward, dp George Heath, sound Clive Cross; Helen Twelvetrees, Frank Leighton, John Longden, Nellie Barnes; 89 min.
Those Dear Departed (Ted Robinson, 1987) Garry McDonald, Pamela Stephenson
Those Terrible Twins (J. E. Ward, 1925) Ginger Meggs
Thread of Voice (Arf Arf, 1994)
Three Blind Mice (Matthew Newton, 2008) wr. Matthew Newton, ed. Gracie Otto; Toby Schmitz, Matthew Newton, Ewen Leslie, Gracie Otto, Marcus Graham, Alex Dimitriades, Pia Miranda, Barry Otto, Heather Mitchell, Jacki Weaver, Charles Tingwell; Sydney Film Festival, 8 June 2008
Three Dollars (Robert Connolly, 2004) prod. John Maynard, Robert Connolly, Elliot Perlman, novel Elliot Perlman; David Wenham, Frances O'Connor, Sarah Wynter, Joanna Hunt-Prokhovnik; man finds himself at age 38 with wife, child and three dollars; shot Easter 2003; claimed as first Australian film released in digital format, opening at Picture Show Man Twin Cinema Merimbula and Arcadia Twin Ulladulla, the two cinemas first in regional NSW to install digital projectors (Oz, 25 May 2005: 16; but cf. Finding Joy); FFC budget $3,600,000 box office $1,239,114; 120 min.
Three Hundred Thousand Years (Albert Volker, 1997) scifi
Three in One (Cecil Holmes, 1957) trilogy about mateship; Holmes's last film; Joe Wilson's Mates (Henry Lawson story, 'The Union Buries Its Dead'); The Load of Wood (Frank Hardy story); The City (wr. Ralph Petersen)
Three Lucias, The (Sandra Sciberras, tba) wr. Sandra Sciberras, prod. David Redman; Ann Cusack, Claire Forlani, Marama Corlett; partly shot in Malta
Three Strings To Her Bow (George Young, 1911)
Three Summers (Ben Elton, 2017) wr. Ben Elton, prod. Sue Taylor, Michael Wrenn, dp Katie Milwright; Rebecca Breeds, Robert Sheehan, Deborah Mailman, Magda Szubanski, Michael Caton, Jacqueline McKenzie, John Waters, Kelton Pell, Kate Box, Caroline Brazier, Peter Rowsthorn; romcom; WA
Three to Go (Peter Weir, Brian Hannant, Oliver Howes, 1971) prod. Gil Brealey, Commonwealth Film Unit, dp Kerry Brown, ed. Wayne Le Clos; Michael, dir. Peter Weir, wr. Peter Weir; Grahame Bond, Matthew Burton, Peter Colville, Betty Lucas, Judy McBurney, Georgina West; Judy, dir. Brian Hannant, wr. Brian Hannant, music Grahame Bond, Rory O'Donoghue; Brian Anderson, Gary Day, Serge Lazareff, Judy Morris, Cliff Neate, Wendy Playfair, Penny Ramsay, Mary Ann Severne; Toula, dir. Oliver Howes, wr. Oliver Howes; Gabrial Battikha, Erica Crown, Joe Hasham, Rina Ioannou, Andrew Pappas; B&W, 35mm, 89 min.
Through My Eyes (Di Drew, 2004) dp Phil Cross; telemovie; Miranda Otto (Lindy Chamberlain), Craig McLachlan (Michael Chamberlain), Peter O'Brien; disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain; shot in and around Brisbane, Qld; broadcast November 2004 Ch7
Thunder (tba, tba) wr. Franz Docherty, Belinda Bradley, prod. Steven Kearney; musical; Screen Australian story development funding
Thunderbolt (John Gavin, 1910) Southern Cross Motion Pictures, prod. H. A. Forsyth, from the novel Three Years with Thunderbolt by Ambrose Pratt, dp A. J. Moulton; John Gavin, as Thunderbolt, "is rescued from a police trap by a half-caste girl ..." (Pike & Cooper 1998: 11), Ruby Butler, H. A. Forsyth; survives in part
Thunderstruck (Darren Ashton, 2003) dop Geoffrey Hall, ed. Martin Connor; Roy Billing, Stephen Curry, Damon Gameau, Jason Gann, Ryan Johnson, Kestie Morassi, Callan Mulvey, Sam Worthington; AC/DC fans want to bury friend's ashes next to Bon Scott's in Fremantle Cemetery, WA; shot there and in Adelaide
Ticket In Tatts, A (Gaston Mervale, 1911) Australian Life Biograph Company, wr. P. W. Marony, 2000 ft; A. J. Patrick, Alf Scarlett, Godfrey Cass, James Martin, Louise Carbasse [Louise Lovely], Harrie Ireland, Harry Beaumont
Ticket Of Leave Man, The (Gaston Mervale, 1912) 46 min.
Tiger Island (Gerald M. Hayle, 1930)
Till Human Voices Wake Us (Michael Petroni, 2002) wr. Michael Petroni, dp Roger Lanser; Guy Pearce, Helena Bonham-Carter, Lindley Joyner, Frank Gallacher, Brooke Harman, 97 min., national release 12 September 2002
Till There Was You (John Seale, 1990) dp Geoffrey Simpson, prod. Jim & Hal McElroy; Mark Harmon, Jeroen Krabbe, Deborah Unger, Chief Telkon Watas, Kate Ceberano; set and shot in Vanuatu; Cinema Papers, 79, May 1990: 6-10; only film directed by outstanding cinematographer
Tim (Michael Pate, 1979) prod. Michael Pate for Pisces Productions, wr. Michael Pate, novel by Colleen McCullough, dp Paul Onorato, music Eric Jupp, design John Carroll, ed. David Stiven; Mel Gibson, Piper Laurie, Pat Evison, Deborah Kennedy, Alwyn Kurts; social realism; Tim is intellectually handicapped; Eastman colour, 35mm, 100 min.
Time Guardian, The (Brian Hannant, 1987) Tom Burlinson, Nikki Coghill, Dean Stockwell, Carrie Fisher, Henry Salter, Peter Merrill, Tim Robertson, Jim Holt
Time in Summer (Ludwik Dutkiewicz, 1968) SA; art movie
Tin God (Jake Reedy, 2011) thriller
To Become One (Neil Johnson, 2002) slasher
To Hell and Back (Richard Frankland, 2008) wr. Richard Frankland, prod. Ross Hutchens; Luke Carroll, Leon Burchill
To Love a Maori (Rudall Hayward, Ramai Hayward, 1972) NZ, Rudall and Ramai Hayward Film Productions, wr. Rudall & Ramai Hayward, Diane Francis from case studies by Diane Francis, dp Alton Francis; Val Iriwn, Marie Searell, Desmond Lock, Sybil Lock/Westland; 3850ft, 104 min.
To Market, To Market (Virginia Rouse, 1987) drama
To the Distant Shore (Hans Detlief Sierck aka Douglas Sirk 1937) aka Zu Neuen Ufern; set in Australia but apparently not shot here
To the Point of Death (Craig Godfrey, 1994)
Toll, The (Zak Hilditch, 2007) wr. Steve McCall, Zak Hilditch; Nick Britton, Lee Jankowski, Steve McCall; comedy drama; 90 min.
Tom White (Alkinos Tsilimidos, 2004) aka Missing Tom, dp Toby Oliver; Colin Friels, Rachael Blake, Bill Hunter, Dan Spielman; premiere Melbourne Film Festival July 2004; tragic/humorous drama; Friels loses job and family and becomes a street-person; www.tomwhite.com.au; Australian release 19 August 2004; review by Michael Adams, Empire, 42, September 2004: 18; see also: 34
Tomorrow when the War Began (Stuart Beattie, 2010) Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis; action adventure war
Tongan Ninja (Jason Stutter, 2002) action comedy musical; NZ
Top End Wedding (Wayne Blair, 2018) wr. Miranda Tapsell, Joshua Tyler; Gwilym Lee, Kerry Fox, Huw Higginson, Miranda Tapsell, Shari Sebbens, Ursula Yovich; comedy
Topless Women Talk About Their Lives (Harry Sinclair, 1997) NZ
Touch (Clara Law 2003 project) wr. Clara Law, Eddie Fong, prod. Beth Fray; apparently not made
Touch (Christopher Houghton, 2014) wr. Christopher Houghton, prod. Julie Byrne, Kristian Moliere, Jennifer Jones, Triptych Pictures; Leeanna Walsman, Matt Day, Greg Hatton; thriller; SFF 6 June
Touch and Go (Peter Maxwell, 1980) aka Friday the Thirteenth; prod. John Pellatt for Mutiny Pictures, wr. Peter Yeldham, dp John McLean, design David Copping, ed. Sara Bennett; Wendy Hughes, Chantal Contouri, Carmen Duncan, Jeanie Drynan, Liddy Clark, Christine Amor, Jon English, John Bluthal, Brian Blain, Vince Martin, Barbara Stephens; comedy thriller; Eastman colour, 35mm, 92 min.
Tourist, The (Terry Bourke, 1987) aka Sands of the Bedouin; telemovie; Tony Bonner, Michael Pate, Dagmar Blahova, Chard Hayward; clients of an Australian tour guide in Jordan are murdered; romantic drama; 100 min.
Town Like Alice, A (Jack Lee, 1956) Peter Finch; only final sequences shot in Australia; 112 min.
Toy Love (Harry Sinclair, 2002) romcom; NZ
Tracker (Ian Sharp, 2010) NZ; Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison; action adventure drama
Tracker, The (Rolf de Heer, 2002) wr. Rolf de Heer, dp Ian Jones; David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, Grant Page; national release 8 August. David Gulpilil won Best Actor AFI Awards 7 November 2002; songs performed by Archie Roach; 98 min.
Tracks (John Curran, 2013) prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, wr. Marion Nelson, John Curran, dp Mandy Walker; Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth; Robyn Davidson's story; premiere Adelaide FF October 2013; Aust release 6 March 2014
Trail of Passion (Mark Savage, 2003) sexploitation
Traps (John Hughes, 1985) wr. prod. John Hughes; Carolyn Howard, Paul Davies, John Flaus, Gwenda Wiseman; CIA involvement in Oz Politics after the fall of Whitlam; colour, 16 mm, 96 min.
Traps (Pauline Chan, 1994) wr. Robert Carter, Pauline Chan, novel Kate Greville, Dreamhouse, dp Kevin Hayward, ed. Nicholas Beauman; Saskia Reeves, Robert Reynolds, Sami Frey, Jacqueline McKenzie, Kiet Lam; filmed on location in Vietnam; Chan's feature debut; English couple come to French Indo-China, 1950, to do photo-journalism story on rubber plantation, and become involved in political developments
Travelling Light (Kathryn Millard, 2003) wr. Kathryn Millard, prod. Helen Bowden, dp Tristan Milani; Pia Miranda, Sacha Horler; a warmly told story of finding your place in the world - a tricky task in stuffy suburban Adelaide circa 1971
Travelling North (Carl Schultz, 1987) Leo McKern, Henri Szeps, Graham Kennedy, Julia Blake; aka David Williamson's Travelling North; brief review of DVD release: Luke Goodsell, Empire, 42, September 2004: 117
Treasure Island Kids 1: The Battle of Treasure Island (Gavin Scott, 2006) adventure/family; NZ
Treasure Island Kids 1: The Monster of Treasure Island (Gavin Scott, 2006) adventure/family; NZ
Treasure Island Kids 1: The Mystery of Treasure Island (Gavin Scott, 2006) adventure/family; NZ
Tree, The (Julie Bertucelli, 2010) wr. Judy Pascoe, prod. Sue Taylor; Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas, Arthur Dignam, Penne Hackforth-Jones; Aust-French co-production; Sue Taylor's office, Taylor Media, is in Perth; family drama romance
Tremors (Ron Underwood, 1989) see: Jonathan Rayner 2000: 33
Trespassers, The (John Duigan, 1976) wr. prod. John Duigan, dp Vincent Monton, design Gillian Armstrong, music Bruce Smeaton, ed. Tony Patterson; Briony Behets, Peter Carmody, Sydney Conabere, John Derum, Cliff Ellen, Max Gillies, Chris Haywood, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Judy Morris, Peter Thompson, Ross Thompson; Melbourne, colour, 35 mm, 91 min. Love triangle that evolves around Derum as the man who lives with Behets but carries on an extra affair with Morris. Behets catches her lover and Morris together, and after getting over the not-too-damaging hurt, develops a close affection for Morris. Morris and Behets become closer to each other than to Derum. Atmosphere and attitude are maintained to keep the situations believable. Filmed on location around Melbourne and the Victoria coast.
Trespasses (Peter Sharp, 1984) NZ, prod. Tom Finlayson, Dean Hill, wr. Maurice Gee, Tom Finlayson, dp Leon Narbey; Patrick McGoohan, Emma Piper, Andy Anderson, Terence Cooper; 101 min.
Trial of Ned Kelly, The (John Gauci, 1977) TV movie, wr. Roger Simpson (John Waters as Ned)
Trial Run (Melanie Read [Melanie Rodriga], 1984) Cinema and TV Productions/NZ Film Commission, prod. Don Reynolds, wr. Melanie Read, dp Allen Guilford; Annie Whittle, Judith Gibson, Christopher Broun, Philippa Mayne, Stephen Tozer, Martyn Sanderson; psychological thriller; second NZ fictional feature directed by a woman (beaten by three months by The Silent One); 91 min.
Tripe (Greg Woodland, 1985)
Triumph Of Love, The (P. J. Ramster, 1922)
Trojan Warrior (Salik Silverstein, 2002) wr. Salik Silverstein; Stan Longinidis, Arthur Angel, John Brumpton, Mark Brandon Read, Mark Jackson, Dermott Brereton; 95 min.
True Files (John D. Lamond, 2002)
True History of the Kelly Gang (Justin Kurzel, 2016) wr. Shaun Grant from Peter Carey novel, prod. Liz Watts, Porchlight, Daybreak Pictures
True Love and Chaos (Stavros Andonis Efthymiou, 1996) wr. Stavros Andonis Efthymiou, prod. Anne Darrouzet; Naveen Andrews, Kimberley Davies, Ben Mendelsohn, Miranda Otto, Geneviève Picot, Noah Taylor, Hugo Weaving
True Story of Eskimo Nell, The (Richard Franklin, 1975) aka Dick Down Under; dp Vincent Monton; Max Gillies, Serge Lazareff, Paul Vachon, Abigail, Kris McQuade, Elli McClure, Grahame Bond, Max Fairchild, Victoria Anoux, Elke Neidhardt; released on DVD 2004; review by John Tittensor in Cinema Papers, 5, March-April 1975: 52-53
Truth about Taro, The (Mark Thackray, Susannah Thackray, 1997) Taro Tanaka comes to Australia from Japan
Tudawali (Steve Jodrell, 1987) prod. Paul D. Barron, Julia Overton, wr. Alan Seymour, dp. Michael Edols, prod. design Phil Peters, ed. Kerry Regan; Ernie Dingo, Jedda Cole, Peter Fisher, Frank Wilson, Charles Tingwell, Suzanne Peveril, Bill McCluskey, Michelle Torres; WA; made for TV, docu-drama about Aboriginal actor, Robert Tudawali; 91 min.
Tukana - husat i asua (Chris Owen, Albert Toro, 1984) aka Tukana - Wer ist verantwortlich? comedy drama; Aust/PNG; wr. Albert Toro; shot in PNG; 120 min.
Tumbler, The (Marc Gracie, 2008) wr. Chris Thompson, prod. Stacey Testro; Gary Sweet, Louise Crawford, Hazem Shammas, Suzannah Bayes-Morton
Tunnel Vision (Clive Fleury, 1994) prod. Phillip Avalon
Turbo Kid (François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell, 2015) action/adventure/comedy/superhero/post-apocalyptic; NZ
Turkey Shoot (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982) aka Escape 2000, Blood Camp Thatcher; prod. Antony I. Ginnane, William Fayman for Second FGH Film Consortium, wr. Jon George, Neill Hicks, story George Schenck, dp John McLean, music Brian May, design Bernard Hides, ed. Alan Lake; Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig, Carmen Duncan, Noel Ferrier, Lynda Stoner, Roger Ward, Michael Petrovich, Gus Mercurio, John Ley, Bill Young, Steve Rackman, John Godden, Oriana Panozzo; Kodak colour, 35mm, 94 min.
Turkey Shoot (Jon Hewitt, 2014) wr. Jon Hewitt, Belinda McClory, prod. Antony I. Ginnane, exec. prod. Robert Trenchard-Smith; Dominic Purcell, Viva Bianca, Robert Taylor; remake of Turkey Shoot (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982) aka Escape 2000, Blood Camp Thatcher; premiere MIFF
Turnaround (Michael Lee, 1983) 60 min.
Turner Affair, The (Geoff Cox, 2003) telemovie; drama
Turning April (Geoff Bennett, 1996) wr. Jim Nichol; Tushka Bergen, Aaron Blabey, Dee Smart; Justine Clarke; Stockholm syndrome hostage
Turtle Beach (Stephen Wallace, 1992) novel by Blanche d'Alpuget; Greta Scacchi, Joan Chen, Jack Thompson, Art Malik, Norman Kaye, Victoria Longley, Martin Jacobs, William McInnes, George Whaley; 88 min.
Twelfth Night (Neil Armfield, 1987) uses Australian colloquialisms; filmed Balmain
Twins, The (Leslie McCallum, 1923)
Twisted Minds (James Pentecost, 2014) wr. Teigan Isobel Jag Pannu, James Pentecost; John Howard, Kyle Morrison, Jessica Hegarty, Georgia Geyer, Kaitlin Mary Hall, Rebecca Chalon, Jag Pannu
Two Brothers Running (Ted Robinson, 1987) wr. Morris Lurie; Tom Conti, Elizabeth Alexander, Ritchie Singer; comedy about two Jewish brothers
Two Fists One Heart (Shawn Seet, 2008) wr. Rai Fazio; Daniel Amalm, Ennio Fantastichini, Jessica Marais, Rai Fazio, Costas Kilias, Paul Pantano, Tim Minchin, Rosemary Lenzo, Ingle Knight; boxing; set in Perth
Two Hands (Gregor Jordan, 1999) prod. Marian Macgowan; 103 min.; Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, Rose Byrne, David Field, Susie Porter, Tom Long, Steven Vidler, Tony Forrow, Mariel McClorey; Film Critics Circle Best Film Award and the Urban Cinefile/Telstra Movies Readers award for Favourite Australian Film for 1999; 1999 AFI awards for Best Film, Best Supporting Actor (Bryan Brown), Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing
Two Minutes Silence (Paulette McDonagh, 1933) McDonagh Productions, based on play by Leslie Haylen, dp James Grant, art director: Phyllis McDonagh, sound Jack Bruce; Marie Lorraine; last McDonagh sisters film; 75 min.
Two Mothers (Anne Fontaine, 2013) Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Ben Mendelsohn, Xavier Samuel, Sophie Lowe; drama; Sundance
Tying the Knot (Nadia Tass, pre-production 2013, for shoot 2014) wr. David Parker, copro Parker-Tass with China Film Assist Co, exec prod Mario Andreacchio; comedy: groom wrongly jailed; apparently not made
Typhoon Treasure (Noel Monkman, 1938) aka The Perils Of Pakema Reef
Tyrannical Love (Scott Boswell, 2005) romcom; NZ
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