Frank Howson

Boulevard Films was Frank Howson's production company from 1988 (Boulevard of Broken Dreams) to 1997, when it failed, and Howson went to Hollywood.


Backstage (Jonathan Hardy, 1988) prod. Geoff Burrowes, Frank Howson, Burrowes Film Group; Laura Branigan, Michael Aitkens, Noel Ferrier, Rowena Wallace; drama; 88 min. See the ozmovies site for details.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Pino Amenta, 1988) Boulevard Films, wr. prod. Frank Howson; John Waters, Penelope Stewart, Nick Paull, Kim Gyngell, Kevin Miles; highly successful playwright (Waters), dying of cancer, returns to Oz from US for final reunion with wife and child; melodrama; flashbacks in b/w; Waters Best Actor AFI 1988, Gyngell Best Supporting Actor: lol; 94 min.

Beyond My Reach (Dan Burstall, 1989) prod. Frank Howson, Boulevard Films; Terri Garber, David Roberts, Alan Fletcher, Nicholas Hammond; metafilm; young Oz filmmakers make cult film

Flynn (Frank Howson, 1993) aka My Forgotten Man; Boulevard Films, wr. Frank Howson, Alister Webb; Guy Pearce, John Savage, Steven Berkoff, Claudia Karvan; Guy Pearce as young Errol Flynn; story of Errol Flynn's early years; partly filmed Fiji; majority shot 1989

What the Moon Saw (Pino Amenta, 1990) prod. Frank Howson, Boulevard Films; Andrew Shephard, Pat Evison, Kym Gyngell, Danielle Spencer; children's film

Friday on My Mind (Frank Howson, 1990) Boulevard Films; Abigail, Guy Pearce, Tiriel Mora; 73 min.

Heaven Tonight (Pino Amenta, 1990) prod. Frank Howson, Boulevard Films; John Waters, Rebecca Gilling, Kym Gyngell, Sean Scully; reviewed by Greg Kerr, Cinema Papers, 82, March 1991: 54-55; 1960s rock star attempts comeback; father and son rockers

Hunting (Frank Howson, 1991) prod. Frank Howson, Boulevard Films; John Savage, Kerry Armstrong, Jeffrey Thomas, Guy Pearce; film noir

Slow Night at the Kuwaiti Cafe, A (Marc Gracie, 1991) prod. Frank Howson, Boulevard Films; Mike Bishop, Tiriel Mora, Fiona Corke, Tania Lacy; Vietnam vet holds cafe manager hostage; not released

Come Rain or Shine (Frank Howson, 1992) prod. Frank Howson, Boulevard Films; Joan Brockenshire, Kole Dysart, Tommy Dysart; drama; 90 min.

Crimetime (Marc Gracie, 1993) aka Crime Time; prod. Frank Howson, Boulevard Films; Marcus Graham, Bruce Venable, Lucy Bell, David Argue, Steven Grives; police, crime; not released; 96 min.

The Boy Who Dared to Dream (Frank Howson, 1994) children's; short? 97 min.(?)

Final Stage, The (Frank Howson, 1995) wr. Frank Howson, prod. Frank Howson, Boulevard Films; Abigail, Tommy Dysart, Frank Howson, Michael Lake, Zachery McKay, Adrian Wright; comedy

Intruder, The (Richard Wolstencroft, 1994) aka Deliver Us from Evil; wr. Frank Howson, prod. Frank Howson, Boulevard Films; Tottie Goldsmith, Lachy Hulme, Paul Moder; horror, thriller; 85 min.

A Thin Life (Frank Howson, 1996) prod. Frank Howson, Boulevard Films; Tommy Dysart; comedy

Remembering Nigel (Frank Howson, 2009) Barbara Ady, Steven Berkoff, Lindsay Bick; comedy


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