Tony Ayres


Walking on Water (Tony Ayres, 2002) wr. Roger Monk, prod. Liz Watts, Robert Humphries, cinematographer; Vince Colosimo, Maria Theodorakis, Nathaniel Dean, Judy Farr, Nicholas Bishop, David Bonney, Daniel Roberts, Anna Lise Phillips; Gavin dies of AIDS and his friends and family have to cope with the manner of his death; premiered Adelaide Film Festival 2002; Roger Monk won Best Original Screenplay AFI Awards 7 November 2002; Maria Theodorakis won Best Actress in a Leading Role AFI Awards 7 November 2002; Reva Childs won Best Editing AFI Awards 7 November 2002; 90 min.

Semi-Detached (Tony Ayres, project 2003) wr. Tony Ayres, prod. Liz Watts & Michael McMahon, Porchlight Film; apparently not completed

The Home Song Stories (Tony Ayres, 2007) wr. Tony Ayres, dp Nigel Bluck, prod. design Melinda Doring; Joan Chen, Yuwu Qi, Joel Lok, Steven Vidler, Kerry Walker; Shanghai nightclub singer struggles to survive in Australia with her two children; shot in Melbourne and Macau; Australian release 16 July 2007; autobiopic of Ayres and his Chinese mother

Saved (Tony Ayres, 2009) wr. Belinda Chayko; Claudia Karvan, Andy Rodoreda, Osamah Sami, Elise McCredie; telemovie; refugee drama

Turning, The (Benedict Andrews and nine others, including Tony Ayres, 2013) shorts; collection of short films based on stories by Tim Winton


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