Frank Howson

Boulevard Films was Frank Howson's (1952-) 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; never screened or available for purchase, because of the failure of the production company; 17 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

References and Links

Wikipedia page for Frank Howson (1952-)
IMDb page for Frank Howson (1952-)

 


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