Tim Winton

Breath (Simon Baker, 2017) wr. Gerard Lee, Tim Winton (from his 2008 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; WAs

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

Dirt Music (Gregor Jordan, tba) film rights of Tim Winton's novel were bought by Phillip Noyce in 2002, but it is now to be produced by Finola Dwyer, Amanda Poser, and Angie Fielder; film to be shot in WA set in fictional seaside town of White Point; Layla Tucak, "Noyce to put Music on film", The Australian, 11 May 2002: 3; UK/Aust copro; shot mid-west WA, Kimberley, Dongara, Port Denison; WA Regional Film Fund

In the Winter Dark (James Bogle, 1998) novel by Tim Winton

Lockie Leonard (2007) TV series, books by Tim Winton

Riders, The (Julian Jarrold? Robert Connolly? announced 2012) prod. Susie Brooks-Smith, Robert Fox, Timothy White; Sam Worthington, Timothy Spall, Charles Dance, Alexandra Maria Lara

Shallows (??) novel by Tim Winton; Impian Films project

That Eye the Sky (John Ruane, 1994) novel by Tim Winton

Turning, The (Benedict Andrews and nine others, 2013) shorts; collection of short films based on stories by Tim Winton, filmed Perth WA; premiere MIFF 3 August 2013

Water Was Dark and It Went Forever Down, The (Khrob Edmonds, Miranda Edmonds, 2009) Anna Brockway, Madeline Wallman; short, 11 min.

I’ve read and appreciated most of Tim Winton’s novels, and seen and liked the two films that so far have been made therefrom: That Eye the Sky (John Ruane, 1994) and In the Winter Dark (James Bogle, 1998), but Cloudstreet is (for me) different: I just can’t believe a word of it – or enter its world. The miniseries (Matthew Saville, 2011) is something else: having now carefully watched the whole thing I think the TV production is magnificent.


Garry Gillard | New: 2 October, 2012 | Now: 7 February, 2017