Robert Connolly

Director, writer, producer, born 1967, Sydney; to be distinguished from doco director Bob Connolly

Roses are Red (Marcella Hayward, 1995) prod. Robert Connolly; short; 12 min.

Rust Bucket (Robert Connolly, 1997) wr. Robert Connolly; Tropfest short; 7 min.

Mr Ikegami's Flight (Robert Connolly, 1998) short

Boys, The (Rowan Woods, 1997) prod. Robert Connolly, John Maynard; David Wenham, Toni Collette, John Polson, Lynette Curran, Anthony Hayes, Jeanette Cronin, Anna Lise, Pete Smith; review by Tim Hunter, Cinema Papers, 124, May 1998: 36-37

The Monkey's Mask (Samantha Lang, 2000) wr. Anne Kennedy from novel in verse by Dorothy Porter, prod. Robert Connolly, dp Garry Phillips; Kelly McGillis (Dr Diana Maitland), Susie Porter (Jill Fitzpatrick), Abbie Cornish (Mickey), Marton Csokas (Nick), Deborah Mailman; novel Dorothy Porter; lesbian private detective dives head first into murder, manipulation and the consuming power of sex; Toronto 2000; 93 min.

The Bank (Robert Connolly, 2001) David Wenham, Anthony LaPaglia; anti-bank thriller; AFI 2001: screenplay

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.

Romulus My Father (Richard Roxburgh, 2007) Raimond Gaita's book, prod. Robert Connolly; Eric Bana; Victoria

Balibo (Robert Connolly, 2009) wr. David Williamson; set East Timor; Anthony LaPaglia, Oscar Isaac, Damon Gameau, Gyton Grantley, Nathan Phillips

Underground (Robert Connolly, 2012) Rachel Griffiths, Callan McAuliffe, Anthony LaPaglia, Alex Williams; biopic of Julian Assange

The Turning (Robert Connolly et al., 2013) shorts; collection of short films based on stories by Tim Winton, partly filmed Perth WA; premiere MIFF 3 August 2013

Plus TV: Rush (2010), The Slap (2011).

Paper Planes (Robert Connolly, pre 2013) prod. Arenamedia, dist. Cinemaplus, Arclight; Sam Worthington, Anthony LaPaglia, Ed Oxenbould; childrens


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