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2010


Animal Kingdom (David Michôd, 2010) dp Adam Arkapaw; Guy Pearce, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver; crime; Cannes

Beneath Hill 60 (Jeremy Sims, 2010) wr. David Roach; Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand, Gyton Grantley; Dungog, Cannes; war: WW1

Backpacker, The (Dion Boland, 2010) Vincent Stone, Nathan Waring, Laura Anderson; horror thriller

Bad Behaviour (Joseph Stephen Sims, 2010) John Jarratt, Lindsay Farris, Robert Coleby; thriller

Beautiful and Damned, The (Richard Wolstencroft, 2010) wr. Richard Wolstencroft from novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald; John Brumpton, Brian Canham, Peter Christopherson; drama

Blame (Michael Henry, 2010) Damian de Montemas, Kestie Morassi, Sophie Lowe; Roleystone, WA; drama thriller

Boy (Taika Waititi, 2010) James Rolleston, Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi; NZ

Butterfly Crush (Alan Clay, 2010) NZ/Aust copro; Richard Adams, Jennifer Corren, Hayley Fielding, Courtney Hale; drama musical romance

Caught Inside (Michael Blaiklock, 2010) Ben Oxenbould, Daisy Betts, Sam Lyndon, Simon Lyndon, Leeanna Walsman

Clinic, The (James Rabbitts, 2010) Tabrett Bethell, Freya Stafford, Andy Whitfield; thriller

Damned by Dawn (Brett Anstey, 2010) Renee Willner, Bridget Neval, Dawn Klingberg; horror

Diagnosis: Death (Jason Stutter, 2010) Raybon Kan, Jessica Grace Smith, Suze Tye; horror comedy; NZ

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Troy Nixey, 2010) US-Oz production; Bailee Madison, Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Alan Dale, Julia Blake, Nicholas Bell, Jack Thompson, Emelia Burns, Garry McDonald

Esoterica (Sam Barrett, 2010) James Helm, Melanie Munt, George Shevtsov; thriller; WA

Face to Face (Michael Rymer, 2010) wr. David Williamson from his play; Vince Colosimo, Ingrid Thornton, Matthew Newton

Griff the Invisible (Leon Ford, 2010) Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody, Marshall Napier; romcom drama

Holy Roller, The (Patrick Gillies, 2010) Angus Benfield, Victoria Abbott, Jeremy Brennan; drama; NZ

Home by Christmas (Gaylene Preston, 2010) Tony Barry, Tai Berdinner-Blades, Rowan Bettjeman; NZ; bio/romance/war; about Preston's father

Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell, The (Brendan Donovan, 2010) William McInnes, Robyn Malcolm, Joshua McKenzie; drama; NZ

Hugh and Heke (Reston Griffiths, 2010) Ariana Ashby, Davey Briggs, Shara Connolly; comedy

I Love You Too (Daina Reid, 2010) wr. Peter Helliar; Brendan Cowell, Peter Dinklage, Yvonne Strahovski, Megan Gale; comedy

Insatiable Moon, The (Rosemary Riddell, 2010) drama; NZ

Jucy (Louise Alston, 2010) Orson Welles, Ryan Johnston, Andrew Ryan; chick flick 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.

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

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (Zack Snyder, 2010) animated

Little Sparrows (Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen, 2010) Nicola Bartlett, James Hagan, Nina Deasley, Melanie Munt, Arielle Gray, Scott Jackson, Nick Candy, Whitney Richards, Nick Gray, Simon Lockwood; drama; 88 min.

Lou (Belinda Chayko, 2010) John Hurt, Emily Barclay; melodrama

Mad Bastards (Brendan Fletcher, 2010) prod. David Jowsey, dp Allan Collins; Dean Daley-Jones, Karla Hart, Alex Lloyd; drama set in remote Kimberley Indigenous communities; Sundance

Matariki (Michael Bennett, 2010) Jason Wu, Susana Tang, Michael Whalley; drama; NZ

Matching Jack (Nadia Tass, 2010) aka Love and Mortar (working title); dp David Parker; Jacinda Barrett, Richard Roxburgh, Tom Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Colin Friels, Julia Blake; family melodrama

Mother Fish (Khoa Do, 2010) Kathy Nguyen, Sheena Pham, Vico Thai; refugee drama

Needle (John V. Soto, 2010) wr. Anthony Egan, John V. Soto; prod. Deidre Kitcher, dp Stephen F. Windon; Ben Mendelsohn, John Jarratt, Khan Chittenden, Luke Carroll, Michael Loney, James Hagan; horror; WA; 90 min.

Next Door to the Velinskys (Darren K. Hawkins, 2010) Matt Doran, Chloe Traicos, Rudi Yap; thriller

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

Passion Love Beauty (Garnet Mae, 2010) wr. Aimée-Lee Curran, Garnet Mae, Adrian Powers, Sam Rugg, dp Kawai Ho, ed. Garnet Mae; Maria Gajewska, Christopher Hiraishi Mae, Angelina Joseph, Garnet Mae, Jarrah Sexton

Predicament (Jason Stutter, 2010) Jemaine Clement, Heath Franklin, Hayden Frost; crime comedy; NZ

Primal (Josh Reed, 2010) horror thriller

Red Hill (Patrick Hughes, 2010) prod. Al Clark; Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis; western

Reef, The (Andrew Traucki, 2010) Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering; thriller

Road Train (Dean Francis, 2010) aka Road Kill; horror; Xavier Samuel, Sophie Lowe, Bob Morley, Georgina Haig, David Argue

Sanctum (Alister Grierson, 2010) Ioan Gruffudd, Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie; actioner

Santa's Apprentice (Luc Vinciquerra, 2010) animated; released in both French and English

South Solitary (Shirley Barrett, 2010) Marton Csokas, Miranda Otto, Barry Otto; romance drama

Summer Coda (Richard Gray, 2010) wr. Michele Davis, Richard Gray, dp Greg de Marigny; Rachael Taylor, Alex Dimitriades; Australian release 21 Oct 2010

Tree, The (Julie Bertucelli, 2010) wr. Judy Pascoe, prod. Sue Taylor; Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas, Arthur Dignam, Penne Hackforth-Jones; Aust-French co-production; Cannes; Sue Taylor's office, Taylor Media, is in Perth; family drama romance

Tomorrow when the War Began (Stuart Beattie, 2010) Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis; action adventure war

Tracker (Ian Sharp, 2010) NZ; Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison; action adventure drama

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

Warrior's Way, The (Sngmoo Lee, 2010) Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush; martial arts western; NZ

Wasted on the Young (Ben C. Lucas, 2010) wr. Ben C. Lucas; Oliver Ackland, Adelaide Clemens, Alex Russell; made in WA; general Australian release 3 March 2011

Wedding Party, The (Amanda Jane, 2010) aka Kin; Josh Lawson, Isabel Lucas, Steve Bisley, Rhonda Burchmore, Adam Zwar, Nadine Garner, Essie Davis, Geoff Paine, Kestie Morassi, Heather Mitchell; Bill Hunter's last onscreen appearance as the priest at the wedding; comedy drama; premiere MIFF, general Australian release 16 August 2012

Wicked Love (Ian Watson, 2010) telemovie; Vince Colosimo, Rebecca Gibney, Maya Elliott [Maya Stange]; crime

Woody Island (Brendan Ritchie, 2010) wr. Brendan Ritchie; Keagan Kang, Kate McGinniskin, Jesse Phillips, Igor Sas, Penelope Shipley

Wound (David Blyth, 2010) Kate O'Rourke, Te Kaea Beri, Campbell Cooley; supernatural horror; NZ


2011


33 Postcards (Pauline Chan, 2011) Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Lincoln Lewis; drama

Aussie Park Boyz: The Next Chapter (Nunzio La Bianca, 2011)

Big Mamma's Boy (Franco di Chiera, 2011) wr. Frank Lotito; Frank Lotito, Holly Valance, Carmelina di Guglielmo, George Kapiniaris, Costas Kilias, Maria Venuti, Steve Mouzakis, Jim Russell, Pia Miller, Natalie Gauci; comedy; WA

Billy (Peter Burger, 2011) Tainui Tukiwaho; biopic of NZ entertainer Billy T James

Bliss (Fiona Samuel, 2011) Kate Elliott; biopic of Katherine Mansfield; NZ

Blood Brothers (Peter Andrikidis, 2011) Rick Donald, Michael Dorman, Rhondda Findleton; crime drama telemovie

Burning Man (Jonathan Teplitzky, 2011) Matthew Goode, Bojana Novakovic, Essie Davis, Rachel Griffiths, Kerry Fox, Anthony Hayes, Jack Heanly, Kate Beahan; romcom drama

Cloudstreet (Matthew Saville, 2011) TV series, novel by Tim Winton

Codgers (Wayne Harrison, Grant Dodwell, 2011) wr. Wayne Harrison (adaptation), Don Reid; Ron Falk, Ron Haddrick, John Hanlon, Edwin Hodgeman, John Lam, Shane Porteous [aka John Hanlon]; comedy; 84 min.

Come and Get Me (Chris Sun, 2011) Christian Radford, Shaun Trainer, Alexis Fernandez; horror

Crawl (Paul China, 2011) Andy Barclay, Paul Bryant, Lauren Dillon; thriller

Cup, The (Simon Wincer, 2011) Bryan Martin, Stephen Curry, Jodi Gordon; Melbourne Cup 2002

Curry Munchers (Cristobal Araus Lobos, 2011) Aunanda Naaido, Alison Titulaer, Ben Mitchell; comedy; NZ

Dealing with Destiny (Colm O'Murchu, 2011) Luke Arnold, Roger Sciberras, Clayton Moss; comedy

Deep Sleep No More (Jin Zicheng, 2011) Bojie Hao, Arman Darbo, Igor Darbo; drama history war; said to be Chinese/Aust copro

Demons (Blake Prosser, 2011) Blake Prosser, Chanel Marriott, Jessica Hegarty; WA; 60 min.

Devil's Rock, The (Paul Campion, 2011) Craig Hall, Matthew Sunderland, Gina Varela; WW2; NZ

Dragon Pearl, The (Mario Andreacchio, 2011) Sam Neill, Li Lin Jin, Louis Corbett; family adventure

Dreamer by Design (David Chan, 2011) NZ; romcom/drama

Eye of the Storm, The (Fred Schepisi, 2011) wr. Judy Morris from novel by Patrick White; Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis; family drama

Few Best Men, A (Stephan Elliott, 2011) wr. Dean Craig, dp Stephen F. Windon; Laura Brent, Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall; comedy

Good for Nothing (Mike Wallis, 2011) Cohen Holloway, Inge Rademeyer, Jon Pheloung; western; NZ

Hail (Amiel Courtin-Wilson, 2011) Leanne Campbell, Daniel P. Jones, Tony Markulin; drama

Happy Feet Two (Dr George Miller, 2011) animated; opening 26 Dec 2011

Here I Am (Beck Cole, 2011) Shai Pittman, Bruce Carter, Quinaiha Scott, Marcia Langton; opening June 2011; drama, family

Heartbeat Away, A (Gale Edwards, 2011) wr. Julie Kincade, prod. Christopher Fitchett, Chris Brown, dp Robert Humphreys, music Guy Gross; Sebastian Gregory, Isabel Lucas, William Zappa; comedy musical

Hook, Line and Sinker (Andrea Bosshard, Shane Loader, 2011) drama; NZ

Hunter, The (Daniel Nettheim, 2011) wr. Alice Addison, novel Julia Leigh; Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor; thylacine

Jandamarra's War (Mitch Torres, 2011) dp Allan Collins; dramatised documentary, 55 min.

Jasper (Nathan Hill, 2011) wr. Nathan Hill; Nathan Hill, Sandy Greenwood, Catherine Mack; action romcom

Just Like U (Peter Cannon, 2011) Julie Dickson, Ty Belnap, Nicholas G. Cooper; drama; young man with Down Syndrome

Little Johnny (Ralph Moser, 2011) animated

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

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

Lbf (Alex Munt, 2011) Toby Schmitz, Gracie Otto, Bianca Chiminello, Septimus Caton; music drama

Love Birds (Paul Murphy, 2011) Rhys Darby, Faye Smythe, Alvin Maharaj; romcom; NZ

Love Story (Florian Habicht, 2011) NZ; prod. wr. Florian Habicht; Florian Habicht, Masha Yakovenko, Frank Habicht; metafilm

Mikey's Extreme Romance (Jamie Lewis, 2011) wr. Jamie Lewis, prod. David Jowsey, dp Velinda Wardell; Jessie McKay, Jamie Lewis, Bill Keir

My Wedding and Other Secrets (Roseanne Liang, 2011) Michelle Ang, Matt Whelan, John Barker; romcom; NZ

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

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

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

Panic at Rock Island (Tony Tilse, 2011) telemovie; Grant Bowler, Zoe Cramond, Eli Kent, Vince Colosimo, Damian Walshe-Howling, Marshall Napier; drama horror scifi

Rage (Danny Mulheron, 2011) wr. Grant O'Fee, Tom Scott; Maria Walker, Ryan O'Kane, Paul Harrop; 1981 Springbok tour of NZ

Random 8 (Kathryn Millard, 2011) Kate Box, Nicholas Brown, Tina Bursill; drama, mystery; 62 min.

Red Dog (Kriv Stenders, 2011) wr. Daniel Taplitz, Louis de Bernieres (novel); Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor

Reservoir Cats (Garnet Mae, 2011) Amanda Marsden, Helen Uskovic, Jarrah Sexton, Paige Gardiner, Hayley Beveridge, Bridget Power, Talayna Moana Nikora, Stephanie Suiwanto; comedy

Rest for the Wicked (Simon Pattison, 2011) Bruce Allpress, John Bach, Tony Barry; crime; NZ

Sapphires, The (Wayne Blair, 2011) wr. Tony Briggs, Keith Thompson; Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell [original stage cast: Deborah Mailman, Rachael Maza, Lisa Flanagan, Ursula Yovich]

Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (Matthew Bate, 2011) Ivan Brunetti, Daniel Clowes, Mitch Deprey; Adelaide FF 2011; American release 25 August 2011

Sleeping Beauty (Julia Leigh, 2011) Cannes 2011; Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Peter Carroll, Chris Haywood, Hugh Keays-Byrne; Browning is prostitute, inter alia, who literally sleeps with clients

Small Time Gangster (Jeffrey Walker, 2011) TV miniseries: 8 eps; wr. Gareth Calverley, Joss King; Steve Le Marquand, Sacha Horler, Geoff Morell, Gia Carides, Gary Sweet

Snowtown (Justin Kurzel, 2011) wr. Shaun Grant, dp Adam Arkapaw; Daniel Henshall, Lucas Pittaway

Still Waters (Tana Smith, 2011) David Clark, Dominique Donovan, Whitney Duff; thriller; Australian release 12 Dec 2011

Surviving Georgia (Sandra Sciberras & Kate Whitbread, 2011) Pia Miranda, Holly Valance, Shane Jacobson, Toby Wallace

Swerve (Craig Lahiff, 2011) Jason Clarke, Emma Booth, David Lyons, Travis McMahon, Vince Colosimo, Roy Billing; crime drama neo-noir thriller

Taj (Winston Furlong, 2011) Mahesh Jadu, Coco-Jacinta Cherian, Sachin Joab; drama; 110 min.

Tangiwai (Charlie Haskell, 2011) wr. Paula Boock, Donna Malane; Rose McIver, Ryan O'Kane, Miranda Harcourt; NZ train crash

Tin God (Jake Reedy, 2011) Tana Smith, Rachael McMeeking, Whitney Duff, Joey Kingman; thriller; Australian release 12 Dec 2011

Toomelah (Ivan Sen, 2011) prod. David Jowsey; Michael Conners, Daniel Conners, Dean Daley-Jones; drama

X (Jon Hewitt, 2011) aka X - Night of Vengeance; wr. Jon Hewitt, Belinda McClory; Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Peter Docker; shot King's Cross (KX - whence the title); sexploitation


2012


6 Plots (Leigh Sheehan, 2012) Emily Wheaton, Ryan Corr, Andrew Clarke, P.J. Lane; horror

10Terrorists (Dee McLachlan, 2012) Kendal Rae, Jasper Bagg, Aljin Abella; comedy

100 Bloody Acres (Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes, 2012) Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland, Jamie Kristian, John Jarratt; comedy horror

25th Reich, The (Stephen Amis, 2012) wr. Stephen Amis, Serge De Nardo, David Richardson from novel 50,000 Years until Tomorow by J.J. Solomon; Jim Knobeloch, Serge De Nardo, Angelo Salamanca; war fantasy scifi

Any Questions for Ben? (Rob Sitch, 2012) wr. Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch; Josh Lawson, Rachael Taylor, Daniel Henshall; comedy; Oz release 9 February 2012

Bad Karma (Suri Krishnamma, 2012) wr. Steve Allrich, Aleve Mei Loh; Dominic Purcell, Ray Liotta, Andy McPhee; thriller; essentially an American film, but apparently a USA/Aust copro, with at least one token Australian actor, Aaron Pedersen

Bait (Kimble Rendall, 2012) wr. Russel Mulcahy; Julian McMahon, Sharni Vinson, Phoebe Tonkin; aka Bait 3D; sharks: horror; Australian release Sept 2012

Beaconsfield (Glendyn Ivin, 2012) wr. Judi McCrossin; Shane Jacobson, Lachy Hulme, Cameron Daddo; telemovie; mining drama

Being Venice (Miro Bilbrough, 2012) Alice McConnell, Garry McDonald, Simon Stone; drama; Sydney FF

Black and White and Sex (John Winter, 2012) Katherine Hicks, Anya Beyersdorf, Valerie Bader; drama; Oz release March 2012

Bunny (Annika Glac, 2012) Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Tomasz Borkowski, Katia Mazurek; comedy romance

Careless Love (John Duigan, 2012) wr. John Duigan; Nammi Le, Peter O'Brien, Andrew Hazzard, David Field; drama

Caretaker, The (Tom Conyers, 2012) Anna Burgess, Clint Dowdell, Colin MacPhersonk Lee Mason, Mark White; drama horror romance vampires

Circle of Lies (Matt Cerwen, 2012) aka Short Beach, wr. Adrian Moses, Scott Herford, prod. Steve Jaggi; Hilary Caitens, Ryan Harrison, Anna Lawrence; teen drama; Oz release August 2013

Compound (Dale Stewart, 2012) NZ; horror

Crawlspace (Justin Dix, 2012) wr. Justin Dix, Eddie Baroo, Adam Patrick Foster; Eddie Baroo, Justin Batchelor, Nicholas Bell, John Brumpton; alien thriller

Daddy's Little Girl (Chris Sun, 2012) Billi Baker, Michael Thomson, Allira Jacques; horror

Dangerous Remedy (Ken Cameron, 2012) telemovie, wr. Kris Wyld, Bertram Wainer (book); Jeremy Sims, Susie Porter, Maeve Dermody, Mark Leonard Winter, Peter O'Brien, William McInnes, Nicholas Bell, Gary Sweet, Chris Haywood

Dead Europe (Tony Krawitz, 2012) prod. Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Liz Watts; Ewen Leslie, Marton Csokas, Kodi Smit-McPhee; drama

Desert War (Steve Westh, 2012) aka Desert Rats; Electric Pictures; teledocudrama: North Africa, WW2; for release November 2012; 2 x 60 min.

Dripping in Chocolate (Mark Joffe, 2012) telemovie; David Wenham, Louise Lombard, Richard Brancatisano; crime mystery

Errors of the Human Body (Eron Sheean, 2012) wr. Shane Danielsen, Eron Sheean; NOT Australasian

Existence (Juliet Bergh, 2012) Loren Taylor, Peter McCauley, Gareth Reeves; drama

Fatal Honeymoon (Nadia Tass, 2012) telemovie about newlyweds drowned on Great Barrier Reef

Ghost TV (Phil Davison, 2012) wr. Phil Davison; Leah Carrell, Melissa Hobbs, Dell McLeod; comedy, horror; NZ

Great Mint Swindle, The (Geoff Bennett, 2012) wr. Reg Cribb; telemovie made for Channel 9 2012; Grant Bowler, Todd Lasance, Josh Quong Tart, Shane Bourne, John Batchelor, Maya Stange; 95 min.

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The (Peter Jackson, 2012) NZ

Housos vs Authority (Paul Fenech, 2012) aka Housos vs. Authority; Tahir Bilgic, Elle Dawe, Paul Fenech, Jabba; comedy; general release 1 November 2012

How to Meet Girls from a Distance (Dean Hewison, 2012) Owen Black, Jonathan Brugh, Richard Falkner; comedy; NZ

Iron Sky (Timo Vuorensola, 2012) Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Udo Kier; action; released 10 May 2012

Jack Irish: Bad Debts (Jeffrey Walker, 2012) telemovie; Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Damien Richardon, Shane Jacobson, Vadim Glowna, Colin Friels, Steve Bisley, Terry Norris, Ron Falk, John Flaus, Emma Booth, Fletcher Humphrys

Jack Irish: Black Tide (Jeffrey Walker, 2012) telemovie; Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Damien Richardon, Shane Jacobson, Vadim Glowna, Don Hany, Diana Glenn, Alexandra Schepisi, Lachy Hulme, Terry Norris, Ron Falk, John Flaus, Emma Booth, Fletcher Humphrys

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

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"

Last Dance (David Pulbrook, 2012) Julia Blake, Danielle Carter, Firass Dirani; drama

Lore (Cate Shortland, 2012) dp Adam Arkapaw; Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, André Frid; war family melodrama; German/Aust copro

Mabo (Rachel Perkins, 2012) Jimi Bani, Deborah Mailman, Ewen Leslie; teledocudrama

Mental (P. J. Hogan, 2012) Liev Schreiber, Toni Collette, Caroline Goodall, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Fox, Deborah Mailman

Missing Pieces (Kenton Bartlett, 2012) Buzz Productions (Perth); Mark Boone Jr, Melora Walters, Daniel Hassel, Taylor Engel; drama

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

Not Suitable for Children (Peter Templeman, 2012) romcom; Ryan Kwanten, Sarah Snook, Ryan Corr, Bojana Novakovic, Laura Brent, Alice Parkinson; WA

Nowhere Else (Danial Donai, 2012) doco-makers end up in SA town of this name

Professional Idiot, The (Nick McLean, 2012) Simon Gray, Robert Reitano, Robert Crampton, Raelene Richards; dramedy

Red House, The (Alyx Duncan, 2012) Lee Stuart; Meng Jia Stuart; drama; cross-cultural relationship; NZ

Redd Inc. (Daniel Krige, 2012) wr. Jonathon Green, Anthony O'Connor; Nicholas Hope, Kelly Paternity, Sam Reid, Daniel Krige; horror thriller

Satellite Boy (Catriona McKenzie, 2012) wr. Catriona McKenzie, prod. David Jowsey, dp Geoffrey Simpson; Cameron Wallaby, David Gulpilil, Joseph Pedley; Pete, a 10 year old boy lives in the Kimberley with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema; when his grandfather's home is threatened with demolition, Pete sets off for the city with his best friend to try and save his home; WA; Australian general release 20 June 2013

Save Your Legs! (Boyd Hicklin, 2012) Brenton Thwaites, David Lyons, Brendan Cowell; comedy

Scumbus (Luke Tierney, 2012) wr. Ed Kavalee; Toby Truslove, Ed Kavalee, Samantha Tolj, Glenn Robbins; comedy telemovie

Siege (Mike Smith, 2012) aka True Crime: Siege; wr. John Banas; Joel Tobeck, Mark Mitchinson, Miriama Smith; crime; NZ; 90 min.

Sione's 2: Unfinished Business (Simon Bennett, 2012) Oscar Kightley, Robbie Magasiva, Shimpal Lelisi; comedy; NZ

Six Lovers (Laurent Boulanger, 2012) wr. Laurent Boulanger; Cameron Daddo, Peter Kalos, Nadia Andary; drama; released 15 March 2012

Sleeper (Dru Brown, 2012) Scott Levy, Kym Jackson, Ty Hungerford, Bruce Hopkins; horror

Smash (Garnet Mae, 2012) wr. Garnet Mae; Jey Osman, Tony Rahme, Liana Giurissevich, Tahlia Moffatt; 88 min.

Thirst (Robert Carter, 2012) Victoria Haralabidou, Myles Pollard, Tom Green, Hanna Mangan Lawrence; drama; shot Broken Hill; drama; released 7 January 2012

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

Wish You Were Here (Kieran Darcy-Smith, 2012) prod. Angie Fielder, Aquarius Films, wr. Kieran Darcy-Smith, Felicity Price; Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price, Teresa Palmer, Antony Starr; released 26 April 2012; drama, mystery; Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price; nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Lead Actor and Actress, Cinematography, Editing, AACTAs 2013; won Best Supporting Actor (Starr) and Screenplay; 89 min.


2013


52 Tuesdays (Sophie Hyde, 2013) wr. Matthew Cormack, Sophie Hyde; Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Bert, Imogen Archer; family drama: gender reassignment; Adelaide FF, October 2013; art; released 1May14

Absolutely Modern (Philippe Mora, 2013) wr. Philippe Mora, prod. Philippe Mora; Sonia Alexandria, John Apicella, Anni Blackhurst, Anna De Nicola, Alexia DuBasso, Sandy Gutman [Austen Tayshus], Mario Melchiot, Taquila Mockingbird, Georges Mora, Madeleine Mora, Philippe Mora, Tiriel Mora, Rena Riffel, John Jack Rodgers, Anna Rosh, Eleni Symeonides, Clayton Watson, Brad Wilson; drama; 100 min.; apparently not generally released

Accidental Soldier, An (Rachel Ward, 2013) telemovie, prod. Sue Taylor, Kylie du Fresne; Dan Spielman, Marie Bunel, Julia Zemiro, Malcolm Kennard, Bryan Brown; premiere cinefestoz Busselton Aug 2013; broadcast ABC1 15 Sept 2013

Adoration (Anne Fontaine, 2013) aka Adore in the US, aka Two Mothers; wr. Christopher Hampton, novella Doris Lessing, The Grandmothers; Robin Wright, Naomi Watts, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe; family melodrama; Sundance; Australian release Nov 2013

Aim High in Creation! (Anna Broinowski, 2013) metafilmic comedy; Peter O'Brien, Susan Prior, Kathryn Beck; broadcast by the ABC 14

Around the Block (Sarah Spillane, 2013) wr. Sarah Spillane, dist. Arclight, prod. Su Armstrong, Brian Rosen, dp Martin McGrath; Christina Ricci, Hunter Page-Lochard, Jack Thompson, Damian Walshe-Howling; drama; American drama teacher (Ricci) develops a friendship with a sixteen-year-old Australian-Aboriginal boy (Page-Lochard) during the 2004 Redfern riots; Toronto IFF Sept 2013; released only in event screenings and then to VOD and DVD

As Wonderland Goes By (Marc Windon, 2013) Dan Mor, Ivan Ford; adventure; apparently not made/released

Backyard Ashes (Mark Grentell, 2013) wr. Peter Cox, Mark Grentell, prod. Anne Robinson, dp Damian E. Wyvill; Andrew S. Gilbert, Felix Williamson, Rebecca Massey, John Wood, Damian Callinan; Aust release 7 Nov

Blinder (Richard Gray, 2013) wr. Michele David-Gray, Scott Didier, Richard Gray, dp Greg de Marigny; Oliver Ackland, Anna Hutchison, Rose McIver, Jack Thompson, Zoe Carides, Josh Helman, Angus Sampson; AFL; Oz release 7 March 2013

Boy Castaways, The (Michael Kantor, 2013) wr. Raimondo Cortese, Michael Kantor; Paul Blackwell, Mark Leonard Winter, Marco Chiappi; musical; Adelaide FF 15 Oct 2013

Broken Shore, The (Rowan Woods, 2013) wr. Andrew Knight, Peter Temple (novel), prod. Ian Collie, Andrew Knight: Claudia Karvan, Damon Herriman, Dan Wyllie, Robyn Nevin, Wayne Blair, Don Hany, Catherine McClements; telemovie; crime; premiere Adelaide FF October 2013; broadcast ABC1 Sunday 2Feb14

Canopy (Aaron Wilson, 2013) Khan Chittenden, Robert Menzies, Edwina Wren, Tzu-yi Mo; Singapore, WW2; Toronto IFF 8 Sept 2013; released 24Apr14

Charlie's Country (Rolf de Heer, 2013) wr. Rolf de Heer, prod. Nils Erik Nielsen, dp Ian Jones; David Gulpilil, Luke Ford, Ritchie Singer, Peter Djigirr; 'tragi-comic portrait of one man's struggle to define himself as an Aboriginal in modern Australia'; premiere Adelaide FF 12 October; 107 min.

Cliffy (Dean Murphy, 2013) wr. R. B. Taylor, dp Roger Lanser; Kevin Harrington, Roy Billing, Krew Boylan, Stephen Curry, Gyton Grantley, Morgan Griffin, Martin Sacks, Joan Sydney, Anne Tenney; telemovie broadcast free to air

Dead Speak Back, The (Jason Sweeney, Julie Byrne, 2013) wr. Jason Sweeney; Caroline Daish; mystery; 78 min.; may not have been released

Drift (Ben Nott, Morgan O'Neill, 2013) Sam Worthington, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Myles Pollard, Xavier Samuel; drama, surfing; Australian premiere Caves House Yalingup WA 21 March 2013; shot WA

Eternity (Alex Galvin, 2013) wr. Alex Galvin; Elliot Travers, Amy Tsang, Dean Knowsley; crime; NZ

Felony (Matthew Saville, 2013) wr Joel Edgerton, prod. Rosemary Blight; Joel Edgerton, Melissa George, Jai Courtney; thriller; Toronto IFF, released 28Aug14

Forbidden Ground (Johan Earl, Adrian Powers, 2013) aka Battle Ground (USA); Johan Earl, Tim Pocock, Martin Copping, Denai Gracie, Sarah Mawbey, Barry Quin; premiere Anzac Day 2013; release to DVD, VoD 4 Dec 2013 (27 Nov in the USA); First World War, France 1916; shot Dubbo, Sydney; three British soldiers stranded in no man's land in France 1916

Foreshadow (Carmelo Musca, 2013) wr. Krisztian Lippert; Justin Burford, Myles Pollard, Andrea Addison, Melanie Lyons, Tawni Bryant, Kyle Morrison, Ben Purser, Nic McRobbie, James Hagan, Sam Davenport, Clara Helms, Hannah Price; supernatural thriller; made in Perth, Western Australia; Oz release 8 November; 90 min.

Galore (Rhys Graham, 2013) wr. Rhys Graham, prod. Philippa Campey, dp Stefan Duscio; Lily Sullivan, Ashleigh Cummings, Toby Wallace, Oscar Redding, Maya Stange, Daniel Webber, Natasha Novak [Natalia Novikova]; teen drama; released 19Jun14

Giselle (Toa Fraser, 2013) wr. Toa Fraser; Gillian Murphy; NZ

Goddess (Mark Lamprell, 2013) wr. Mark Lamprell, Joanna Weinberg, prod. Andrena Finlay, Richard Keddie, dp Damian Wyvill; Laura Michelle Kelly, Ronan Keating; musical comedy; Aust release 14 March 2013

Great Gatsby, The (Baz Luhrmann, 2013) wr. F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel), Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce; US/Aust copro; Leonardo di Caprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Clarke, Jack Thompson

Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The (Peter Jackson, 2013) dp Andrew Lesnie; NZ

Jungle, The (Andrew Traucki, 2013) Rupert Reid, Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo, Igusti Budianthika, thriller

Lemon Tree Passage (David Campbell, 2013) wr. Erica Brien, David Campbell, prod. Jeremy Ervine, dp Sam King; Jessica Tovey, Tim Phillips, Pippa Black, Tim Pocock, Andrew Ryan, Nicholas Gunn, Piera Forde, Ashlee Lollback, Dean Kirkright; horror; Australian release Halloween 14

Lovers, The (Roland Joffé, 2013) aka Singularity aka Time Traveller; Alice Englert, Josh Hartnett, Tamsin Egerton; action adventure time travel romance

Manuscript, The (Debbie Thoy, 2013) wr. prod. Debbie Thoy, dp Brodie Butler; Priscilla-Anne Forder, Matt Zappala, Matt Elverd; comedy adventure; WA; 49 min.

McLean's Money (Gerald Lawson, 2013) Rod Ansell, Justin Bullock, Kate Carruthers; drama; released 8Aug13 (Newcastle)

My Cornerstone (Stanley Joseph, 2013) Zenia Starr, Romin Khan, Savita Starr; romcom; released 12Jun13

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 released 14Feb14

Navigator, The (Eddie Arya, 2013) wr. ed. dp Eddie Arya; Jamie Vergan, Sarah Bishop, Audrey Williams, Gracie Williams; family lost in the bush; thriller; Aust release October

Nim's Island 2 (Brendan Maher, 2013) aka Return to Nim's Island; adventure fantasy; Aust release 28 March

Patrick (Mark Hartley, 2013) wr. Justin King; Charles Dance, Sharni Vinson, Rachel Griffiths; horror; remake of the Hitchcock-influenced Richard Franklin film of 1978

Playbook, The (Darran Scott, 2013) wr. Darran Scott, dp Damien Beebe; Mick Preston, Harry Borland, Kath Gordon, Luc Longley, Dennis Coard, Darran Scott; basketball drama; released 7Jul13

Railway Man, The (Jonathan Teplitzky, 2013) wr. Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson from autobio by Eric Lomax; Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgard; drama, war; Aust release 26 Dec

Reverse Runner (Lachlan Ryan, Jarrod Theodore, 2013) Dan Cannon; comedy; released 21Feb13

Rocket, The (Kim Mordaunt, 2013) prod. Sylvia Wilczynski; Berlinale; Lao language; shot in Thailand; Aust entry for consideration for nomination for Best Foreign Language Film award at 2014 Oscars; DVD 12Mar14

Ruin (Amiel Courtin-Wilson & Michael Cody, 2013) set Cambodia and in Khmer language; premiere Venice FF: Special Jury Prize; Aust release 10Jun14

Submerge (Sophie O'Connor, 2013) wr. Kat Holmes, Sophie O'Connor; Lily Hall, Christina Hallett, Kevin Dee; romdram; may not have got a general release

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 2Aug13

Tracks (John Curran, 2013) prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, wr. Marion Nelson, John Curran, dp Mandy Walker; Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth, John Flaus; Robyn Davidson's story; premiere Adelaide FF October 2013; released 6Mar14

Turning, The (Robert Connolly and others, 2013) shorts; collection of short films based on stories by Tim Winton, filmed Perth WA; premiere MIFF 3 August 2013, released 26Sep13

White Lies (Dana Rotberg, 2013) wr. Dana Rotberg from novel Medicine Woman by Witi Ihimaera; Whirimako Black, Rachel House, Antonia Prebble, Nancy Brunning, Te Waimarie Kessell; drama; NZ; NZ submission in the best foreign language film category, Oscars 2014; shot Auckland

Wolf Creek 2 (Greg McLean, 2013) wr. Greg McLean, Aaron Sterns, prod. Helen Leake, Steve Topic; John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus, Gerard Kennedy, Annie Byron; another three backpackers becomes prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-shooter, Mick Taylor; released 20Feb14; horror


2014


54 Days (Tim R. Lea, 2014) wr. Tim R. Lea; Michela Carattini, Dianna La Grassa, Michael Drysdale; scifi

Babadook, The (Jennifer Kent, 2014) wr. Jennifer Kent, prod. Kristina Ceyton, Kristian Moliere, dp Radek Ladczuk, ed. Simon Njoo, prod. design Alex Holmes; Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West, Ben Winspear; psychological thriller; Aust release 22 May; nommed for AACTA Best Film

Carlotta (Samantha Lang, 2014) wr. David Hannam in consultation with Carlotta, prod. Riccardo Pellizzeri, Lara Radulovich; Jessica Marais, Anita Hegh, Eamon Farren, Caroline O'Connor, Socratis Otto, Andrew Lees, Alex Dimitriades, Paul Capsis; biopic of transgender person Carol 'Carlotta' Spencer (born Richard Byron) of Les Girls; telemovie for Channel 2; shot Sydney May 2013

Charlie's Farm (Chris Sun, 2014) Tara Reid, Nathan Jones, Kane Hodder; horror

Convict (George Basha, 2014) wr. George Basha, prod. George Basha, dp Andre Deubel; George Basha, David Field; prison; Aust release 21 Jan

Cure, The (David Gould, 2014) wr. David Gould, prod. David Gould, Alex Clark, dp David Paul, prod. designer Gim Bon, vfx Frank Reuter; Antonia Prebble, Daniel Lissing, Stephen Lovatt, John Bach, John Landreth; scifi thriller; premiere Wellington NZ 6 Feb 2014

Cut Snake (Tony Ayres, 2014) wr. Blake Ayshford, prod. Trevor Blainey, Michael McMahon, Matchbox Pictures; Sullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell, Jessica De Gouw; crime thriller; MIFF premiere

Dark Horse, The (James Napier Robertson, 2014) wr. James Napier Robertson; Cliff Curtis; biopic based on Genesis Potini, chess champion; Aust release 20 November 2014; NZ

Dead Lands, The (Toa Fraser, 2014) wr. Glenn Standring; James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka; NZ Maori story; NZ release 30 October

Erebus: Into the Unknown (Charlotte Purdy, 2014) aka Erebus: Operation Overdue; telemovie; aviation disaster; NZ

Fell (Kasimir Burgess, 2014) wr. Natasha Pincus, dp Marden Dean; Matt Nable, Jacqueline McKenzie, Daniel Henshall, Adele Perovic, Eddie Baroo, Shane Leckenby, Damian Hill; Victoria; drama; SFF 13 June

Field Punishment No. 1 (Peter Burger, 2014) telemovie; war; WW1; NZ

Healing (Craig Monahan, 2014) wr. Alison Nisselle, Craig Monahan, prod. Tait Brady, Pointblank Pictures, music David Hirschfelder; Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Xavier Samuel, Anthony Hayes; warden tries to rehabilitate an Iranian-born prisoner, inspired by a real-life alliance between the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and Prisons Victoria; opening Australia 8 May 2014, distr. Pinnacle Films

Heckler, The (Ben Plazzer, 2014) wr. Steve Mitchell; Simon Mallory, Kate Jenkinson, Emily Taheny, Dave Lawson; body-switch comedy about stand-up comedian

Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The (Peter Jackson, 2014) dp Andrew Lesnie; NZ

Housebound (Gerard Johnstone, 2014) wr. Gerard Johnstone; Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru; mystery; NZ

I, Frankenstein (Stuart Beattie, 2014) wr. Kevin Grevioux (comic), Kevin Grevioux, Stuart Beattie; Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto; Australian release 20 March 2014

Infinite Man, The (Hugh Sullivan, 2014) Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall, Alex Dimitriades; comedy

Inner Demon (Ursula Dabrowsky, 2014) wr. Ursula Dabrowsky, prod. Sue Brown, dp Nima Nabili Rad; Kerry Anne Reid, Andreas Sobik, Sarah Jeavons; horror

Jack Irish: Dead Point (Jeffrey Walker, 2014) telemovie; Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Shane Jacobson, Deborah Mailman, Vince Colosimo, Kat Stewart, Barry Humphries, Dominic Allburn, John Jarratt, Tess Haubrich, Lloyd Bissell, Timothy Joseph Clarke, Colin Masters, Rod Smith, Kate Beahan, Felicity Steel, Terry Norris, Ron Falk, John Flaus, Damien Garvey, Kimesia Hartz, Tina Bursill, Emma Booth, Fletcher Humphrys, Damien Richardson, Sarah Roberts, Madeleine Madden, Tyler Mander, Jaylene Watts, Ben Gerrard, James O'Connell, Paul Ireland

John Doe: Vigilante (Kelly Dolen, 2014) wr. Stephen M. Coates, prod. James M. Vernon, Kristy Vernon, David Lightfoot, Keith Sweitzer, dp David Parker; Jamie Bamber, Lachy Hulme, Paul O'Brien; crime thriller; no theatrical release in Australia?

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

Killing Field (Samantha Lang, 2014) wr. Sarah Smith, Michaeley O'Brien; Rebecca Gibney; telemovie for Channel 7; crime; shoot November 2013; release 4 May

Life (Anton Corbijn, 2014) German/Canadian/Australian co-production, wr. Luke Davies, prod. Emile Sherman et al.; freelance photographer on assignment for Life magazine and his friendship with actor James Dean

Little Death, The (Josh Lawson, 2014) wr. Josh Lawson; production company Ticket To Ride, Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni; Lisa McCune, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kim Gyngell, Kate Box, Alan Dukes, Patrick Brammall, TJ Power, Tasneem Roc, Josh Lawson, Ben Lawson, Lachy Hulme, Erin James; comedy

Lookalike, The (Richard Gray, 2014) wr. Michele Davis-Gray, dp Thomas Scott Stanton; Justin Long, John Corbett, Gillian Jacobs; crime

Love is Now (Jim Lounsbury, 2014) prod. Behren Schultz, Eponine Films, dp Anthony Jennings; Claire van der Boom, Eamon Farren, Anna Torv, Dustin Clare, Heather Mitchell, Chris Haywood; romdram; Aust release 4 December

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

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

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

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

Pa Boys, The (Himiona Grace, 2014) road movie; NZ

Paper Planes (Robert Connolly, 2014) aka How to Make a Paper Plane; wr. Robert Connolly, Steve Worland, prod. Arenamedia, dist. Cinemaplus, Arclight; David Wenham, Sam Worthington, Anthony LaPaglia, Ed Oxenbould, Alex Williams; childrens; MIFF; Aust general release 15 Jan 2015

Parer's War (Alister Grierson, 2014) wr. Alison Nisselle; Matthew Le Nevez, Adelaide Clemens, Nicholas Bell, Khan Chittenden; telemovie biopic war; broadcast ABC 27 April 2014

Pirates of the Airwaves (Charlie Haskell, 2014) radio pirates; NZ

Predestination (Michael & Peter Spierig, 2014) wr. Michael & Peter Spierig, story Robert A. Heinlein, prod. Paddy McDonald, Tim McGahan, Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig, dp Ben Nott, ed. Matt Villa, music Peter Spierig, costume design Wendy Cork; Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor; 'a temporal agent who has to recruit his younger self to pursue the one criminal who has for a lifetime eluded him'; MIFF 31 July; received nine AACTA award nominations; Australian general release 28 August

Reckoning, The (John V. Soto, 2014) wr. John V. Soto, prod. Deidre Kitcher, Filmscope Entertainment, dp Jason Thomas; Luke Hemsworth, Jonathan LaPaglia, Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Alex Williams, Igor Sas, Nicola Bartlett, Kazimir Sas, James Hagan; crime; WA

Rise (Mack Lindon, 2014) wr. Mack Lindon, Vision Films Australia, dp Geoff McLeod (Sputnik Films); Nathan Wilson, Martin Sacks, Eric Connor, Gemma Laurelle, Linda Millar; crime, prison; Aust release 21 Oct

Rover, The (David Michôd, 2014) wr. Joel Edgerton, David Michôd, dp Natasha Braier; Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones, Susan Prior, Richard Green; apocalyptic revenge, road; Aust release 12 June

Son of a Gun (Julius Avery, 2014) prod. Timothy White, Janelle Landers, exec. prod. Aaron L. Gilbert, John Collee, Bryce Menzies, Aidan O'Bryan; Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander, Brenton Thwaites; gold heist that goes wrong: crime thriller; prison; WA; Aust release 16 Oct

Sororal (Sam Barrett, 2014) Amanda Woodhams, Liam Graham, James Helm, Vito de Francesco, Nicola Bartlett; giallo thriller; Perth WA; screened 2 April 2014 Monster Fest Australia

Suicide Theory, The (Dru Brown, 2014) Steve Mouzakis, Leon Cain, Joss McWilliam; suicide by hitman; Brisbane Qld

Sunday (Michelle Joy Lloyd, 2014) wr. Dustin Clare, Camille Keenan, Michelle Joy Lloyd; Dustin Clare, Camille Keenan, Jacob Tomuri; Aust/NZ copro; romcom drama; set in Melbourne and Christchurch; NZ release 7 December; Australian multi-platform release 2 May 15

Syrenia (Fraser Grut, 2014) fantasy; NZ

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; shown at two festivals in the USA, then streaming on VOD with Ozflix

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

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

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

Water Diviner, The (Russell Crowe, 2014) wr. Andrew Anastasios, Andrew Knight, prod. Andrew Mason, Troy Lum, Keith Rodger, Hopscotch Features, dp Andrew Lesnie, design Chris Kennedy, casting Nikki Barrett, costume Tess Schofield; Olga Kurylenko, Russell Crowe, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas, Damon Herriman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Ryan Corr, Dan Wyllie, Robert Mammone, Michael Dorman, Steve Bastoni; man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons; Aust general release Boxing Day

Wadjemup: Black Prison White Playground (Glen Stasiuk, 2014) prod. Glen Stasiuk, Black Russian Productions, Kulbardi Productions, wr. Glen Stasiuk, Jeff Asselin, dp Antony Webb, sound Leo Murray, music Andy Hill, Greg Hitchcock; Curtis Taylor, Phil Cox, James Hagan; 58 min.

What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, 2014) wr. Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi; Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jonathan Brugh; NZ vampire mockumentary

Wild Justice (Julian Cheah, 2014) wr. Terry Watkins, Calvin Wong, dp Julian Cheah; Rod Manikam, Simon Arblaster, Maggie Meyer; action; Aust release 27 June

William Kelly's War (Geoff Davis, 2014) aka The Stolen, wr. Geoff Davis, prod. Phillip Avalon, dp Damien Beebe; Maureen Alford, Peter Berzanskis, Tony Bonner; WW1 war; Australian release 30 Oct

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (Kiah Roache-Turner, 2014) wr. Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner; Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill; zombie apocalypse horror; Australian release 13 Feb 15


2015


Airlock (Marc Furmie, 2015) scifi

Alex & Eve (Peter Andrikidis, 2015) wr. Alex Lykos; Richard Brancatisano, Andrea Demetriades, Zoe Carides; forbidden relationship: Greek/Lebanese; comedy

All about E (Louise Wadley, 2015) aka The Trouble with E; wr. Louise Wadley; Mandahla Rose, Brett Rodgers, Kim Antonia-Hayes, Simon Bolton; shooting Sydney and NSW 18 November 2013; road movie romance thriller; US release Feb

Backtrack (Michael Petroni, 2015) wr. Michael Petroni, prod. Jamie Hilton; Adrian Brody, Sam Neill, Bruce Spence; supernatural thriller; Tribeca

Beast (Sam McKeith, Tom McKeith, 2015) boxing in Philippines

Blinky Bill The Movie (Deane Taylor, Alexs Stadermann, 2015) wr. Fin Edquist; Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette, Robin McLeavy, David Wenham, Rufus Sewell, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman, Barry Otto, Barry Humphries (voices); animated

Born to Dance (Tammy Davis, 2015) hip-hop; NZ

Broken Contract (James Pentecost, 2015) wr. James Pentecost, prod. Hayden Fortescue, Jag Pannu Productions; Christopher Morris, Esther Anderson; action comedy; WA

Daughter, The (Simon Stone, 2015) wr. Simon Stone based on Henrik Ibsen's play The Wild Duck, prod. Jan Chapman, Nicole O'Donohue, dp Andrew Commis; Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, Sam Neill; premiere Sydney FF; ten noms AACTAs

Deathgasm (Jason Lei Howden, 2015) horror comedy; NZ

Downriver (Grant Scicluna, 2015) Helen Morse, Robert Taylor, Reef Ireland, Kerry Fox; mystery drama

Dream Children, The (Robert Chuter, 2015) wr. Angus Brown, from play Internet Baby by Julia Britton, prod. Robert Chuter, John Harvie Morris, Chris Pender, Fat Kid Films, dp Michael Schoell; Graeme Squires, Nicholas Gunn, Jessikah Brown, Chris Pender, Stefan Taylor, Renee Palmer, Raphael Kilpatrick; male same-sex marriage; adoption

Dressmaker, The (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 2015) wr. Jocelyn Moorhouse, PJ. Hogan from gothic novel by Rosalie Ham, prod Sue Maslin, Film Art Media, dp Don McAlpine, pd Roger Ford, ed Jill Bilcock, costume Tim Chappel; Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Melissa George, Roy Dupuis, Liam Hemsworth, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Debicki; 'Gothic tale of love, revenge and haute couture', 'Unforgiven with a sewing machine'; comic drama; shooting October 2014

Drown (Dean Francis, 2015) wr. Dean Francis from play by Stephen Davis, prod. Stephen Davis, Dean Francis; Matt Levett, Jack Matthews, Sam Anderson, Harry Cook, Heather Mitchell, Anthony Phelan, Maya Stange; drama involving surf lifesavers

Early Winter (Michael Rowe, 2015) wr. Michael Rowe; Suzanne Clément, Ambrosio De Luca, Paul Doucet

Fear of Darkness, The (Christopher Fitchett, 2015) wr. Christopher Fitchett, prod. Mark Overett, SQ, dp Jason Hargreaves; Maeve Dermody, Penelope Mitchell, Damien Garvey, Aaron Pedersen, Mark Leonard Winter; brilliant young psychiatrist who is forced to confront the dark creature that dwells deep within her when she investigates the disappearance of a female university student; shoot Gold Coast March 2014; premiere Gold Coast FF

Force of Destiny (Paul Cox, 2015) wr. Paul Cox; David Wenham, Jacqueline McKenzie, Shahana Goswami; a journey of love on a waiting list

Ghost Shark (Griff Furst, 2013) telemovie; fantasy thriller; NZ

Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws (Johnny Hall, Andrew Todd, 2015) fantasy thriller; NZ

Girl Asleep (Rosemary Myers, 2015) wr. Matthew Whittet from his play, prod. Jo Dyer, Windmill Theatre, dp Andrew Commis; Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Imogen Archer, Eamon Farren, Matthew Whittet, Amber McMahon, Danielle Catanzariti, Fiona Dawson, Grace Dawson, Maiah Stewardson, CirKidz; premiere Adelaide FF; nom for best film AACTAs

Holding the Man (Neil Armfield, 2015) wr. Neil Armfield from Tommy Murphy's play from Timothy Conigrave's book; Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Anthony LaPaglia, Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox, Camilla Ah Kin; gay love true story; premiere Sydney FF

Indefinite (Kane George Jason, 2015) wr. prod. Kane George Jason, Contempovision Films, dp Carlos Schneider; Nina Deasley, James Hagan, Robbie Vecchio, Laura Hopwood, Musyani Sichalwe, Nima Rael, Catriona M. Coe, Eddie Stowers, Ali Nazarpour; in English and Farsi, drama

Infini (Shane Abbess, 2015) Daniel MacPherson, Grace Huang, Luke Hemsworth; scifi

Is This the Real World? (Martin McKenna, 2015) wr. Martin McKenna; Sean Keenan, Charlotte Best, Susie Porter, Julia Blake, Jack Finsterer, Greg Stone, Peter Hardy; coming of age

Last Cab to Darwin (Jeremy Sims, 2015) wr. Reg Cribb, Jeremy Sims from play Last Cab to Darwin by Cribb, prod. Greg Duffy; Michael Caton, Jacki Weaver; comedy-drama: taxi driver goes to Darwin for euthanasia; premiere Sydney FF

Legend Maker, The (Ian Pringle, 2015) wr. Ian Pringle, prod. Glenda Hambly, Ian Pringle; dp Brian McKenzie; Tony Nikolakopoulos, Jeremy Kewley, Adrian Mulraney; crime; may not have been completed/released?

Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder; Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania

Looking for Grace (Sue Brooks, 2015) aka Driving Back from Dubbo; wr. Sue Brooks, prod. Lizzette Atkins, Sue Taylor, Alison Tilson; Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell, Odessa Young, Kenya Pearson, Terry Norris, Julia Blake, Tasma Walton; family melodrama

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 Max: Fury Road (Dr George Miller, 2015) wr. Dr George Miller, Nick Lathouris, Brendan McCarthy; Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Megan Gale, Courtney Eaton; shot 2012 Namibia, Sydney; Cannes

Manny Lewis (Anthony Mir, 2015) Carl Barron; depressed, lonely standup comic

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; bromzomcom

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

Now Add Honey (Wayne Hope, 2015) wr. Robyn Butler, prod. Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope, Louisa Kors, Gristmill, Screen Australia funding, Roadshow distribution; Robyn Butler, Angus Sampson, Ben Lawson, Lucy Durack; Melbourne

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

Partisan (Ariel Kleiman, 2015) wr. Sarah Cyngler, Ariel Kleiman; Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel, Sapidah Kian; thriller drama

Pawno (Paul Ireland, 2015) wr. Damian Hill, prod. Paul Ireland, Damian Hill, dp Shelley Farthing-Dawe; John Brumpton, Kerry Armstrong, Mark Coles-Smith, Maeve Dermody, Damian Hill, Malcolm Kennard, Tony Rickards, Daniel Frederickson; ensemble

Penny Black (Joe Hitchcock, 2015) road movie; NZ

Plague (Nick Kozakis, Kosta Ouzas, 2015) wr. Kosta Ouzas; Don Bridges, Cris Cochrane, Tegan Crowley; horror

Sucker (Ben Chessell, 2015) wr. Ben Chessell, Lawrence Leung from his play; prod. Robyn Kershaw, Jason Byrne; Screen Aust funded; John Luc, Timothy Spall, Lily Sullivan; Chinese-Australian man on the cusp of adulthood learns about life and lies from an aging conman and about love from his daughter

Ruben Guthrie (Brendan Cowell, 2015) wr. Brendan Cowell from his play; Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Abbey Lee; drama; alcohol

Skin Deep (Jonnie Leahy, 2015) wr. Monica Zanetti; Zara Zoe, James Collette, Jeanie Drynan, Rebecca Smart; drama

Spear (Stephen Page, 2015) dp Bonnie Elliott, music David Page; dance film based on Bangarra Dance's Skin, 2000

StalkHer (John Jarratt, 2015) wr. Kris Maric, dp Jody Muston; John Jarratt, Kaarin Fairfax, Alan Finney; black comedy

Strangerland (Kim Farrant, 2015) wr. Fiona Seres, Michael Kiniron, prod. Naomi Wenck, Macdara Kelleher; Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Maddison Brown; drama: missing children; Sundance; Oz premiere 11 June

Super Awesome! (Guy Edmonds, Matt Zeremes, 2015) wr. Guy Edmonds, Matt Zeremes; Guy Edmonds, Matt Zeremes, Simon Burke, Rob Carlton, Patrick Brammall, Annie Maynard, Vinnie Vella; comedy musical; released 29 May, Toronto and VOD

Tail Job, The (Bryan Moses & Daniel Millar, 2015) prod. Laura Hughes; Craig Anderson, Blair Dwyer, Laura Hughes; comedy

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

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; for release January

Turbo Kid (François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell, 2015) action/adventure/comedy/superhero/post-apocalyptic; NZ

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


2016


Arrowhead (Jesse O'Brien, 2016) telemovie wr. Jesse O'Brien; Dan Mor, Shaun Micallef, Aleisha Rose, Jak Wyld, Mark Redpath, Adam Tuohy; scifi adventure

Bad Girl (Fin Edquist, 2016) wr. Fin Edquist, prod. Steve Kearney, Bruno Charlesworth, Tenille Kennedy; Sara West, Samara Weaving, Felicity Price, Benjamin Winspear; girl attracts men on the internet; shot Perth, Swan Valley, Kalamunda, Serpentine WA; MIFF Aug 2016

Better Watch Out (Chris Peckover, 2016) wr. Chris Peckover, Zack Kahn; Dacre Montgomery, Patrick Warburton, Virginia Madsen, Olivia DeJonge; horror

Boys in the Trees (Nicholas Verso, 2016) Toby Wallacee Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlmann; fantasy teen drama, skaters

Broke (Heath Davis, 2016) wr. Heath Davis, prod. Luke Graham, dp Jonathan Page; Steve Le Marquand, Steve Bisley, Claire van der Boom; NRL gambling

Burns Point (Tim Blackburn, 2016) wr. Chris Blackburn; Andrew Lowe, John McNeill, Aleisha Rose Groth, Ron Kelly, Francesca Bianchi, Brad McMurray, Robin Queree, John Rado; shot in Ballina

Colour of Darkness, The (Girish Makwana, 2016) Vidya Makan, Sahil Saluja, Sanjeet Pahil; drama

Death and Life of Otto Bloom, The (Cris Jones, 2016) Xavier Samuel, Rachel Ward, Matilda Brown; fantasy

Down Under (Abe Forsythe, 2016) wr. Abe Forsythe; Lincoln Younes, Rahel Romahn, Michael Denkha; black comedy in aftermath of Cronulla riots

Drama (Sophie Mathisen, 2016) wr. Sophie Mathisen, prod. Dominique Mathisen; Sophie Mathisen, Jonathan Burtreaux, François Vincentelli; set and shot in Paris; comedy

Embedded (Stephen Sewell, 2016) prod. Steve Jaggi; Nick Barkla, Laura Gordon, Marcus Johnson; thriller involving a war correspondent

EMO: The Musical (Neil Triffett, 2016) wr. Neil Triffett; Benson Jack Anthony, Jordan Hare, Rahart Adams; musical

Friendship, Love and Loyalty (Maryanne Paterson, 2016) wr. Stinga-T; Stinga-T, Kylie Bracknell, Maha Wilson, Ezra Juanta, Christopher Facey; bromance

Gods of Egypt (Alex Proyas, 2016) wr. Alex Proyas, Burk Sharpless, Matt Sazama, prod. Basil Iwanyk, Thunder Road, Mystery Clock Cinema; Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Set kills Osiris, Horus seeks to avenge his father's death

Goldstone (Ivan Sen, 2016) prod. David Jowsey, Bunya Productions, Aaron Pedersen, Jacki Weaver, Alex Russell, David Gulpilil, David Wenham, Tom E. Lewis; spinoff from Mystery Road; shot Winton, Qld

Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson, 2016) wr. Andrew Wright, Robert Schenkkan, dp Simon Duggan, ed. John Gilbert, prod. design Barry Robison; Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn, Richard Roxburgh; war, Okinawa; ten AACTA Awards: won Best Film, Best Direction, Best Lead Actor (Andrew Garfield), Best Lead Actress (Doroth Schutte), Best Supporting Actor (Hugo Weaving), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound (Andrew Wright, Robert Mackenzie, Kevin O’Connell, Mario Vaccaro, Tara Webb, Peter Grace ASSG), Best Production Design

Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016) wr. Ben Young, prod. Melissa Kelly, dp Mick McDermott; Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Ashleigh Cummings, Damien de Montemas; crime

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi, 2016) wr. Taiki Waititi from book by Barry Crump; Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rhys Darby; comedy; NZ

Hunting for Shadows (Davo Hardy, 2016) wr. Davo Hardy; Sage Amethyst Matchett, Sage Godrei, Paul Mercurio; horror; Indigenous theme

Joe Cinque's Consolation (Sotiris Sounoukos, 2016) wr. Sotiris Sounoukos, Matt Rubinstein from novel by Helen Garner; Gia Carides, Laura Gordon, Maggie Naouri; courtroom drama

Killing Ground (Damien Power, 2016) wr. Damien Power, prod. Joe Weatherstone; Aaron Pedersen, Stephen Hunter, Harriet Dyer; thriller; shoot October 15 NSW; MIFF August

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

Legend of Ben Hall, The (Matthew Holmes, 2016) wr. Matthew Holmes, prod. Michael Favell, Russell Cunningham, Matthew Holmes, Jessica Pearce, exec prod. Greg McLean; Jack Martin (Ben Hall), Callan McAuliffe, Andy McPhee, Arthur Angel, John Orcsik, Joanne Dobbin, Adam Willson, Jamie Coffa, William Lee, Angus Pilakui, Jordan Fraser-Trumble, Gregory Quinn; historical drama

Life Class (Tom Cowan, 2016) Lysette Le Cerf, Cody Ross, Christophe Truschel; comedy; release 25 Oct

Love You Krishna (Stanley Joseph, 2016) Marisa Lamonica, Nalini Krishnan, Zenia Starr; wealthy Indian-Australian family are subtly influenced by a mysterious stranger's visits to their Sydney mansion; romcom

Mahana (Lee Tamahori, 2016) wr. John Collee from novel Bulibasha by Witi Ihimaera; Temuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunning; NZ; family melodrama; released 3Mar16

Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows (David Caesar, 2016) wr. Tony Ayres; spinoff from the 2013 TV series Nowhere Boys

Red Billabong (Luke Sparke, 2016) wr. Luke Sparke; Dan Ewing, Tim Pocock, Jessica Green; thriller, creature feature

Red Christmas (Craig Anderson, 2016) Dee Wallace, Geoff Morrell, Sarah Bishop; thriller

Red Dog: True Blue (Kriv Stenders, 2016) wr. Daniel Taplitz, prod. Bryce Menzies, Nelson Woss, Good Dog Enterprises, dp Geoffrey Hall, music Cezary Skubiszewski; Bryan Brown, John Jarratt, Levi Miller, Jason Isaacs, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Thomas Cocquerel, Igor Sas; boy and dog

Scare Campaign (Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes, 2016) horror

Space Between, The (Ruth Borgobello, 2016) Flavio Parenti, Maeve Dermody, Lino Guanciale; drama

Spin Out (Tim Ferguson, Marc Gracie, 2016) wr. Edwin Exton, Tim Ferguson; Xavier Samuel, Morgan Griffin, PiaGrace Moon Lincoln Lewis, Eddi Baroo; dromedy

Spirit of the Game (Darran Scott, 2016) wr. Darran Scott; Heidi Arena, Rudi Baker, Bailey Barbour, Roy Barker; bio, basketball

Teenage Kicks (Craig Boreham, 2016) Miles Szanto, Daniel Webber, Anni Finsterer; gay drama


2017


1% (Stephen MacCallum, 2017) wr. Matt Nable; Matt Nable, Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee, Josh McConville, Simone Kessell, Aaron Pedersen; bikies; WA; released 11Oct18

2:22 (Paul Currie, 2017) wr. Todd Stein, Nathan Parker, prod. Bill Mechanic, Steve Hutensky; Teresa Palmer, Michiel Huisman, Sam Reid, Simone Kessell; thriller; released 22Feb18 (tbc)

6 Days (Toa Fraser, 2017) wr. Glenn Standring; Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, Mark Strong; 1980 Iranian Embassy siege; NZ

Ali's Wedding (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) wr. Osamah Sami, Andrew Knight, music Nigel Westlake; Osamah Sami, Helana Sawires, Don Hany, Frances Duca, Rahel Romahn; romcom; Sydney FF, June; 8 AACTA nominations; DVD released 31Jan18

Australia Day (Kriv Stenders, 2017) wr. Stephen M. Irwin, dp Geoffrey Hall; Bryan Brown, Isabelle Cornish; drama; Sydney FF, June

Bad Blood (David Pulbrook, 2017) wr. Patrick Edgeworth, David Pulbrook; Xavier Samuel, Morgan Griffin, Tess Fowler; thriller

Berlin Syndrome (Cate Shortland, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant, prod. Polly Staniford, Angie Fielder, Aquarius Films, dp Germain McMicking; Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt; psychological thriller; national release 20 April

Boar (Chris Sun, 2017) wr. Kristy Dallas, Chris Sun, prod. Christine Hulsby; Nathan Jones, Bill Moseley, John Jarratt, Melissa Tkautz, Christie-Lee Britten, Steven Bisely, Ernie Dingo, Chris Haywood, Roger Ward, Simone Buchanan; horror monster pig; Qld

Breath (Simon Baker, 2017) wr. Gerard Lee, Tim Winton (from his novel), Peter Duncan, Simon Baker, prod. Simon Baker, Jamie Hilton, Mark Johnson, dist. Arclight, Palace; Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, Richard Roxburgh, Rachael Blake, Samson Coulter, Ben Spence; surfing; WA; released 3May18

Butterfly Tree, The (Priscilla Cameron, 2017) Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould, Sophie Lowe; drama

Cargo (Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling, 2017) wr. Yolanda Ramke, prod. Kristina Ceyton, Samantha Jennings, dp Geoffrey Simpson; Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, Kris McQuade, Natasha Wanganeen, Bruce R. Carter, Simon Landers, David Gulpilil; zombies

Changeover, The (Miranda Harcourt, Stuart McKenzie, 2017) Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless; thriller; NZ

Dance Academy: The Movie (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) Miranda Otto, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jordan Rodrigues; based on TV show

Don't Tell (Tori Garrett, 2017) wr. Anne Brooksbank, James Greville; Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West; drama; 4 AACTA nominations

Ellipsis (David Wenham, 2017) Emily Barclay, Benedict Samuel; romance

Few Less Men, A (Mark Lamprell, 2017) wr. Dean Craig, prod. Tania Chambers, Laurence Malkin, Share Stallings; Xavier Samuel, Kevin Bishop, Kris Marshall, Shane Jacobson, Ryan Corr, Deborah Mailman, Jeremy Sims, Darren Gilshenan, Lynette Curran, Pamela Shaw, Sacha Horler; comedy; release 9 March

Hidden Light (Aaron Kamp, 2017) wr Aaron Kamp, dp Joel Crane; Troy Coward, Liam Graham, Maggie Meyer, Jag Pannu; drama; premiere Luna Leederville 15Oct17

Human Traces (Nic Gorman, 2017) wr. Nic Gorman; Sophie Henderson, Mark Mitchinson, Vinnie Bennett, Sara Wiseman, Milo Cawthorne, Peter Daube; drama; NZ

Indigo Lake(Martin Simpson, 2017) wr. Martin Simpson, prod. Brian Cobb, Jonas McLallen, dp Rodrigo Vidal-Dawson; Andrew Cutcliffe, Miranda O'Hare, Marin Mimica, Gerard Webb, Pamela Shaw, Nicole Verhoeven, Lauren Clair

Innocent Killer (Jon-Claire Lee, 2017) wr. Jon-Claire Lee, prod. Jon-Claire Lee, Asif Khan, dp Dion Wilton; Asif Khan

Jasper Jones (Rachel Perkins, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant from novel by Craig Silvey, prod. David Jowsey, Vincent Sheehan; Hugo Weaving, Matt Nable, Myles Pollard, Dan Wyllie, Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice, Igor Sas; 1965 murder mystery; WA; release 2 March; DVD release 5 July

Jungle (Greg McLean, 2017) wr. Yossi Ghinsberg (book), Justin Monjo; Daniel Radcliffe (as Yossi Ghinsberg), Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Yasmin Kassim, Lily Sullivan, Joel Jackson, Luis Jose Lopez; action; set Bolivia, filmed Colombia, Mt Tamborine, Queensland

Kiwi Christmas (Tony Simpson, 2017) family; NZ

Last Hope, The (Leigh Ormsby, 2017) Leigh Ormsby, Glenn Ellis, Lisa Dallinger; zombie

Lego Batman Movie, The (Chris McKay, 2017) animation

Lego Ninjago Movie, The (Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan, 2017) wr. Bob Logan, Paul Fisher, William Wheeler, Tom Wheeler, Jared Stern, John Whittington; Jackie Chan; animation

Lost Gully Road (Donna McRae, 2017) wr. Donna McRae, Michael Vale, prod. Liz Baulch, Donna McRae; Adele Perovic, John Brumpton, Jane Clifton; horror

Naked Strangers (Lincoln Hall, 2017) wr. Rory Kelly, prod. Lincoln Hall, Sarah Brims, dp Brendan Joel; Takaya Honda, Rory Kelly, Kate Williams, Jennifer Rani; dramedy; Orlando Film Festival

Out of the Shadows (Dee McLachlan, 2017) Lisa Chappell, Goran D. Kleut, Jake Ryan; thriller

Pork Pie (Matt Murphy, 2017) wr. Matt Murphy, dp Crighton Bone; Dean O'Gorman, James Rolleston, Ashleigh Cummings; remake of Goodbye Pork Pie; road movie, adventure; NZ; released 4 May

Pretend One, The (Tony Prescott, 2017) wr. Tony Prescott, James Raue; prod. Tony Prescott, Dinusha Ratnaweera; Michael Whalley, Benedict Wall, Geraldine Hakewill, David Field, Elijah Perris, Alice Roberts, Fiona Press; drama

Pulse (Stevie Cruz-Martin, 2017) wr. Daniel Monks; Caroline Brazier, Daniel Monks, Scott Lee; fantasy

Rabbit (Luke Shanahan, 2017) wr. Luke Shanahan; Adelaide Clemens, Alex Russell, Veerie Baetens; thriller

Ravenswood (Jon Cohen, 2017) horror

Rip Tide (Rhiannon Bannenberg, 2017) wrabbitr. Georgia Harrison; Debby Ryan, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Aaron Jeffery; family

Rough Stuff (Jonathan Adams, 2017) wr. Jonathan Adams; Gareth Rickards, Vincent Andriano, Ernie Dingo; action

Strange Colours (Alena Lodkina, 2017) wr. Alena Lodkina, Isaac Wall, dp Michael Latham; Kate Cheel, Justin Courtin, Daniel P. Jones; shot Lightning Ridge

Sweet Country (Warwick Thornton, 2017) prod. David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin, wr. Steven McGregor, David Tranter, dp Dylan River, Warwick Thornton; Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne and Trevon Doolan, Anni Finsterer, Natassia Gorey-Furber, John Gibson, Ewen Leslie, Lachlan J. Modrzynski, Hamilton Morris, Sam Neill, Sotiris Tzelios, Thomas M. Wright; western

That's Not Me (Gregory Erdstein, 2017) wr. Gregory Erdstein, Alice Foulcher; Alice Foulcher, Isabel Lucas, Richard Davies; comedy; Santa Barbara FF

Three Summers (Ben Elton, 2017) Deborah Mailman, Magda Szubanski, Michael Caton; comedy; WA

Waru (8 directors, 2017) NZ

Watch the Sunset (Tristan Barr, Michael Gosden, 2017) wr. Tristan Barr, Michael Gosden; Tristan Barr, Mitchell Booth, Catherine Dawson; Michael Gosden; bikie

West of Sunshine (Jason Raftopoulos, 2017) wr. Jason Raftopoulos; Damian Hill, Ty Perham, Arthur Angel, Kat Stewart, Tony Nikolakopoulos, Kaarin Fairfax, Faye Smythe; drama; released 23Aug18

Zelos (Jo-Anne Brechin, 2017) Shannon Ashlyn, Jeanie Drynan, Ben Mortley; dramedy


2018

7 Guardians of the Tomb (Kimble Rendall, 2018) Bingbing Li, Kellan Lutz, Kelsey Grammer, Chun Wu, Shane Jacobson; action

According to Ben Adams (Bramwell Noah, Dan Noah, 2018) wr. Bramwell Noah; Daniel Schepisi, Chloe Ng, Allan V. Watt, Michelle Falkam, Bramwell Noah, Mladen Petrovic; fantasy

Battalion (Michael Miller, 2018) wr. Michael Miller; Jesse Richardson, Ellen Williams, Michael Thomson; scifi fantasy

BBQ, The (Stephen Amis, 2018) wr. Stephen Amis, Serge De Nardo, Tim Ferguson, David Richardson, Angelo Salamanca, prod. Tait Brady, Lynne Wilson, Stephen Amis, Deb Fryers; Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Nicholas Hammond, Frederik Simpson, Manu Feildel, John Stanton, Julia Zemiro, Lara Robinson; comedy; released 22Feb18

Birthday Adjustment Disorder (Jed Malone, 2018) wr. Jed Malone, prod. Jed Malone; Jed Malone, Michela Carattini

Boy Erased (Joel Edgerton, 2018) wr. Joel Edgerton, prod. Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Joel Edgerton; Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton; gay conversion; released 2Nov18

Breaker Upperers, The (Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, 2018) wr. Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek; Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celia Pacquola, Ana Scotney; comedy; release 3May18; NZ; 90 min.

Brothers' Nest (Clayton Jacobson, 2018) wr. Jaime Browne, Chris Pahlow, dp Peter Falk; Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson, Kim Gyngell, Lynette Curran, Sarah Snook; black comedy; released 10May18

Celeste (Ben Hackworth, 2018) Radha Mitchell, Thomas Cocquerel, Nadine Garner, Odessa Young, Emm Wiseman; music drama

Dad (Robert Lobosco, 2018) wr. Robert Lobosco, prod. Robert Lobosco; Robert Lobosco, Lani Hirst, Rajat Sharma, Frank Otis

Fever Heart (Ben Briand, 2018) Alexander Skarsgard, Cara Delevingne; gothic road movie

Five Provocations, The (Angie Black, 2018) wr. Angie Black, prod. Angie Black; Tony Moclair, Sapidah Kian, Blake Osborn, Rebecca Bower

Flip Side, The (Marion Pilowksy, 2018) aka The Call Back; wr. Lee Sellars, Marion Pilowsky, prod. Sue Murray, David Willing, Marion Pilowsky; Eddie Izzard, Vanessa Guide, Emily Taheny, Luke McKenzie, Hugh Sheridan, Tina Bursill, Susie Youssef, Tiriel Mora; comedy; SA; release 30Aug18

Gateway, The (John V. Soto, 2018) aka Loved You Twice; wr. John V. Soto, Michael White; prod. Deidre Kitcher, Filmscope Entertainment; Jacqueline McKenzie, Hayley McElhinney, Myles Pollard, Shannon Berry, Ben Mortley, Ryan Panizza; scifi; WA; released 3May18

Gringo (Nash Edgerton, 2018) wr. Anthony Tambakis, Matthew Stone, prod. Rebecca Yeldham, Nash Edgerton; Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo, Thandie Newton; comedy

Hidden Peaks (Adrian Castro, 2018) wr. Laurent Boiteux; Tamara Guo, Laurent Boiteux, Jonathan Lee Jones; zombies

Hotel Mumbai (Anthony Maras, 2018) Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Tilda Cobham-Hervey; dramatisation of 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks on Taj Mahal hotel; Toronto Sept; Adelaide 10Oct18

I Am Mother (Grant Sputore, 2018) wr. Michael Lloyd Green, prod. Kelvin Munro, Timothy White; scifi

In Like Flynn (Russel Mulcahy, 2018) wr. Corey Large, Steve Albert, Luke Flynn, Alexander Djamirze, dp Peter Holland; Thomas Cocquerel, Corey Large, William Moseley, Clive Standen, Callan Mulvey, Isabel Lucas, David Wenham, Dan Fogler; biopic; released 11Oct18

Jirga (Benjamin Gilmour, 2018) wr. Benjamin Gilmour, prod. John Maynard, dp Benjamin Gilmour; Sam Smith, Mohammad Mosam, Kefayat Lag Humani; war drama, Afghanistan; 78 min.

Just Between Us (Christopher Kay, 2018) wr. Deanna Ortuso, prod. Joanne Nguyen, Deanna Ortuso, dp Filip Laureys; Deanna Ortuso, Clayton Jacobson, John Jarratt, Matt Prodan, Andy Rhodes, Joanne Nguyen, Calista Fookes, Kaarin Fairfax, Alison Morley

Ladies in Black (Bruce Beresford, 2018) wr. Sue Milliken, Bruce Beresford, prod. Allanah Zitserman, Sue Milliken, dp Peter James; Ryan Corr, Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Noni Hazlehurst, Vincent Perez, Shane Jacobson, Susie Porter; comedy; release 20Sep18

Little Monsters (Abe Forsythe, 2018) wr. Abe Forsythe, prod. Steve Hutensky, Jodi Matterson, Keith Calder, Jessica Calder; zombie comedy

Mary Magdalene (Garth Davis, 2018) wr. Helen Edmundson, Philippa Goslett, prod. Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Liz Watts, dp Greig Fraser; Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Tahar Rahim, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ariane Labed; biopic; released 16Mar18

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games (Noel Cleary etc., 2018) animation

Me and My Left Brain (Alexandros Lykos, 2018) wr. Alexandros Lykos, prod. Alexandros Lykos; Alexandros Lykos, Rachael Beck, Mal Kennard, Chantelle Barry, Janette Patricia Lakiss Condylis, Natalia Ladyko; comedy

Merger, The (Mark Grentell, 2018) wr. Damian Callinan, prod. Anne Robinson; Damian Callinan, John Howard, Kate Mulvany, Fayssal Bazzi, Rafferty Grierson, Josh McConville, Nick Cody, Angus McLaren, Stephen Hunter, Penny Cook, Ben Knight, Harry Tseng, Sahil Saluja, Francis Kamara, Aaron Gocs, Zenia Starr, Michelle Brasier; asylum seekers and football; NSW; released 30Aug18

Mortal Engines (Christian Rivers, 2018) Stephen Lang, Hugo Weaving, Frankie Adams; post-apocalyptic fantasy; NZ; released 26Dec18

Nektronic (Kiah Roache-Turner & Tristan Roache-Turner, 2018) wr. Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner; Monica Bellucci, Tess Haubrich, Goran D. Kleut, Ben O'Toole; horror

Nightingale, The (Jennifer Kent, 2018) wr. Jennifer Kent, prod. Kristina Ceyton, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky; Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood; drama set Tasmania 1829; world premiere Venice 29Aug18

Occupation (Luke Sparke, 2018) wr. Luke Sparke, Felix Williamson; Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Stephanie Jacobsen; Felix Williamson, Jacqueline McKenzie, Bruce Spence; scifi; released 12Jul18

One Less God (Lliam Worthington, 2018) 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 started 12 Jan 2014 at Carrington Hotel, Blue Mountains; based on terrorist attacks in Mumbai 2008; released Nov18

Peter Rabbit (Will Gluck, 2018) Beatrix Potter story; animation; released 22Mar18

Pimped (David Barker, 2018) Ella Scott Lynch, Benedict Samuel, Heather Mitchell, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Robin Goldsworthy; thriller; festival release Aug18

Riot (Jeffrey Walker, 2018) telemovie; wr. Carrie Anderson, Greg Waters; Damon Herriman, Kate Box, Xavier Samuel; gay pride 1978; screened ABC 25Feb18

Second, The (Mairi Cameron, 2018) wr. Stephen Lance, dp Mark Wareham; Rachael Blake, Susie Porter, Vince Colosimo, Martin Sacks, Susan Prior, Megan Dale, Bridget Webb; thriller; release 5Jul18

Slam (Partho Sen-Gupta, 2018) wr. Partho Sen-Gupta, prod. Tenille Kennedy, Michael Wrenn; Abbey Aziz, Adam Bakri, Rachael Blake; racism, terrorism; NSW

Survive or Die (Daniel Okoduwa, Mike Kang, 2018) wr. Mike Kang, Daniel Okoduwa; Felino Kolloso, Hawa Barnes, Emmanuella Samuel; refugee

Swinging Safari (Stephan Elliott, 2018) aka Flammable Children; wr. Stephan Elliott, prod. Jamie Hilton, pd Colin Gibson, costume Lizzy Gardiner, music Guy Gross, ed. Sue Blainey; Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Jeremy Sims, Julian MacMahon, Asher Keddie; set in Dee Why, 1975, satire; released 18Jan

That's Not My Dog (Dean Murphy, 2018) Shane Jacobson, Paul Hogan, Michala Banas, Jimeoin, Fiona O'Loughlin, Paul Fench, Christie Whelan; comedy; 15Mar18

Top End Wedding (Wayne Blair, 2018) wr. Miranda Tapsell, Joshua Tyler, prod. Rosemary Blight, Kylie du Fresne, Kate Croser; Gwilym Lee, Kerry Fox, Huw Higginson, Miranda Tapsell, Shari Sebbens, Ursula Yovich; comedy

Undertow (Miranda Nation, 2018) wr. Miranda Nation, prod. Lyn Norfor, dp Bonnie Elliott; Rob Collins, Laura Gordon, Olivia DeJonge, Josh Helman, Marianne Jade

Upgrade (Leigh Whannell, 2018) wr. Leigh Whannell, dp Stefan Duscio; Richard Anastasios, Rosco Campbell, Richard Cawthorne, Linda Cropper; scifi

Winchester (Michael & Peter Spierig, 2018) Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook, Jason Clarke, Angus Sampson; thriller; released 22Feb18


2019

Babyteeth (Shannon Murphy, 2019) wr. Rita Kalnejas from her play; Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis; drama

Danger Close: The Battle for Long Tan (Kriv Stenders, 2019) Travis Fimmel, Richard Roxburgh, Nicholas Hamilton; Vietnam War

Judy and Punch (Mirrah Foulkes, 2019) wr. Mirrah Foulkes; Damon Herriman, Mia Wasikowska, Benedict Hardie, Terry Norris; drama

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (Tony Tilse, 2019) prod. Fiona Eagger, wr. Deb Cox; Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Miriam Margolyes, Ashleigh Cummings

Palm Beach (Rachel Ward, 2019) prod. Bryan Brown, Deborah Balderstone, wr. Joanna Murray-Smith, Rachel Ward; Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Toni Collette, Greta Scacchi, Jacqueline McKenzie, Claire van der Boom, Aaron Jeffrey, Heather Mitchell, Matilda Brown, Frances Berry, Charlie Vickers; dramedy

Ride Like a Girl (Rachel Griffiths, 2019) wr. Andrew Knight, Elise McCredie, dp Martin McGrath; Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton; Michelle Payne biopic

Storm Boy (Shawn Seet, 2019) wr. Justin Monjo, prod. Michael Boughen, Matthew Street; Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney; SA; release Jan19


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