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 U

Ugly, The (Scott Reynolds, 1997) NZ

Umbrella Woman, The (Ken Cameron, 1987) Rachel Ward, Steven Vidler, Bryan Brown (Sonny Hills), Sam Neill; "rigorously traces the social conditions that constrain, stultify and pervert a woman's sexual and romantic drives" (Adrian Martin, in Murray 1995: 225) aka The Good Wife ... aka Peter Kenna's The Good Wife (1987) ... aka The Umbrella Woman (USA)

Uncivilized (Charles Chauvel, 1936) Expeditionary Films, wr. Charles Chauvel, E. V. Timms, dp Tasman Higgins, music Lindley Evans, assdir Frank Coffey, Ann Wynn [Elsa Chauvel]; Dennis Hoey, Margot Rhys, Ashton Jarry; adventure; woman kidnapped by Aborigines led by white man; northern Qld; 82 min.

Undead (Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, 2003) wr. Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, screened MIFF July 2003, released September 2003

Under a Red Moon (Leigh Sheehan, 2008) Maria Angelico, Jane Badler

Under Capricorn (Alfred Hitchcock, 1949) set in nineteenth-century Sydney but apparently not shot in Australia (cf. Douglas Sirk's Zu neuen Ufern); Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten

Under the Gun (Matthew George, 1995) aka Ironfist; prod. Paul Currie

Under the Lighthouse Dancing (Graeme Rattigan, 1996) Jacqueline McKenzie, Jack Thompson, Naomi Watts, Aden Gillett, Phillip Holder, Zoe Bertram, Ingle Knight; Rottnest, WA

Under the Mountain (Jonathan King, 2009) NZ

Under the Radar (Evan Clarry, 2004) wr. Steve Pratt, prod. Chris Brown, Christopher Fitchett; dp Phil Cross; Nathan Phillips, Steady Eddy, Clayton Watson, Chloe Maxwell, comedy/thriller; shot on Gold Coast; national release 29 July 2004; four travellers caught in the crossfire of rival gangs; surfer Brandon has to do community service among the disabled; they escape together; see AFI Insider Winter 2004 for interview with Clarry

Under the Southern Cross (Gustav Pauli, 1927) Gaumont; Charles Aubrey Ashford, Moataa Doughty, Tui Fryer; typical pioneer plot; 5000ft

Under the Southern Cross (Lew Collins, 1929) aka The Devil's Pit; Universal, dp Wilfred Cline, Howard Smith; Patiti Warbrick, Witarina Mitchell, Hoana Keeha, Ani Warbrick; 5606ft silent, 6279ft sound; The Devil's Pit arguably first NZ sound fiction film, except that the sound inserts were added in the USA

Undercover (David Stevens, 1983) prod. David Elfick for Palm Beach Pictures, wr. Miranda Downes, dp Dean Semler, design Herbert Pinter, ed. Tim Wellburn; Sandy Gore, Caz Lederman, Michael Paré, Peter Phelps, Genevieve Picot, Andrew Sharp, John Walton; romantic comedy; Berlei story; expert from US arrives to run Oz business; Eastman colour, 35mm, wide-screen, 100 min.

Undercover (Yvonne Mackay, 1991) NZ

Underground: The Julian Assange Story (Robert Connolly, 2012) Rachel Griffiths, Anthony LaPaglia, Alex Williams, Callan McAuliffe, Laura Wheelwright; biopic

Unfinished Business (Bob Ellis, 1986) wr. Bob Ellis, prod. Rebel Penfold-Russell, for Unfinished Business Productions, Lipsync Productions, dp Andrew Lesnie, design Jane Jonson, music Norman Kaye, ed. Amanda Robson; Michele Fawdon, John Clayton, Norman Kaye, Jack Ellis, Tom and Jennie Ellis, Katie Hughes, Andrew Lesnie, Call Ricketson, Bob Ellis; comedy; colour, 16 mm, 75 min.

Unfinished Sky (Peter Duncan, 2007) wr. Peter Duncan; William McInnes, Monic Hendrickx; farmer and illegal Afghani immigrant fall in love; Toronto October 2007

Unfolding Florence (Gillian Armstrong, 2006) aka A Colourful Life [working title]; Judi Farr, Felicity Price, Hannah Garbo; dramatised documentary about design pioneer Florence Broadhurst

Unindian (Anupam Sharma, 2015) John Howard, Stephen Hunter, Heather Maltman, Pallavi Sharda, Gulshan Grover, Tannishtha Chatterjee; forbidden relationship: Indian/Australian

Uninhabited (Bill Bennett, 2010) Geraldine Hakewill, Henry James, Tasia Zalar, Peter Phelps; supernatural thriller

Unknown Soldier, The (tba, tba) wr. Jan Sardi, prod. Rachel Gardner, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning; true story; Screen Australian story development funding

Until the End of the World (Wim Wenders, 1992) aka Bis ans Ende der Welt; Solveig Dommartin, Pietro Falcone, Chick Ortega, Eddy Mitchell, William Hurt, Adelle Lutz, Ernie Dingo, Sam Neill, Ernest Berk, Christine Osterlein, RĂ¼diger Vogler, Elena Smirnova, David Gulpilil, Jeanne Moreau, Lois Chiles, Lauren Graham, Max von Sydow, Jimmy Little, Bart Willoughby, Justine Saunders, Kylie Belling, Rhoda Roberts, Paul Livingston

Chasing Satellites (Jim Loach, tba) wr. Judy Morris, prod. Timothy White, Anna Vincent; Paz Vega, Carmen Maura, Antonio de la Torre, Edward James Olmos, Jessica Marais; shooting SA March 2014

User Friendly (Gregor Nicholas, 1990) a little dog goes a long way; NZ

Utu (Geoff Murphy, 1983) wr. Keith Aberdein, Geoff Murphy, prod. Con Blakeney, Geoff Murphy, dp Graeme Cowley; Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Tim Elliott; NZ


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