FilmFest Australia 2008
Romulus, My Father Romulus, My Father
Romulus, My Father and Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance
All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane (Country: Australia; Year: 2007; Director: Louise Alston; Writer: Stephen Vagg; Stars: Charlotte Gregg, Matt Zeremes, Ryan Johnson, Cindy Nelson, Gyton Grantley, Romany Lee, Sarah Kennedy, Christopher Sommers Pete Nolan, Kirsty Cash, Damien Freeleagus, Sandra Galvin, Francesca Gasteen, Adam Green), Official Site
Restless twenty-somethings can't decide whether to stay or leave or fall in love. Touring.
Touring
Black Water (Country: Australia; Year: 2007; Director: David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki; Writer: David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki; Stars: Andy Rodoreda, Maeve Dermody, Diana Glen, Ben Oxenbould, Fiona Press), Official Site
Three young adventurers find themselves stranded in a mangrove swamp with a killer crocodile waiting in the water.
Bra Boys (Country: Australia; Year: 2007; Director: Sunny Abberton, Macario De Souza; Writer: Sunny Abberton, Stuart Beattie; Stars: Koby Abberton, Sunny Abberton, Jai Abberton, Wayne Cleveland, Maurice Cole, John Gannon, Russell Crowe (narration), Kelly Slater, Cheyne Horan, Jack Kingsley, Sean Doherty)
Documentary about an Australian surf 'tribe'.
Touring
Clubland (Introducing The Dwights) (Country: Australia; Year: 2007; Director: Cherie Nowlan; Writer: Keith Thompson; Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Emma Booth, Peter Callan, Khan Chittenden, Brendan Clearkin, Russell Dykstra, Rebecca Gibney, Frankie J. Holden, Philip Quast, Katie Wall, Richard Wilson)
Comedy performer finds growing old is a funny business.
Forbidden Lie$ (Forbidden Lies) (Country: Australia; Year: 2007; Director: Anna Broinowski; Writer: Anna Broinowski; Stars: Norma Khouri, Linda Mutawi, Malcolm Knox, John Toliopoulos), Official Site
A harrowing ‘true-life’ story about an honour killing in Jordan becomes a publishing sensation. But the author is not all that she seems. Touring.
Touring
Kenny Kenny
Kenny and Lucky Miles
Global Haywire (Country: Australia; Year: 2006; Director: Bruce Petty; Writer: Bruce Petty; Stars: Tariq Ali, Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, Gore Vidal)
Quirky, partially animated documentary looking at the relationship between the East and West. Touring.
Touring
The Home Song Stories (Country: Australia/Singapore; Year: 2007; Director: Tony Ayres; Writer: Tony Ayres; Stars: Joan Chen, Qi Yuwu, Joel Lok, Irene Chen, Steven Vidler, Kerry Walker), Official Site
Chinese children grow up in Australia with their beautiful mother who was a nightclub singer in Hong Kong.
Kenny (Country: Australia; Year: 2006; Director: Clayton Jacobson; Writer: Clayton Jacobson, Shane Jacobson; Stars: Shane Jacobson, Chris Davis, Alf Scerri, Hayley Preusker, Glenn Preusker, Mark Robertson, Jesse Jacobson, Ronald Jacobson), Official Site
A day in the life of an Aussie toilet plumber.
Lucky Miles (Country: Australia; Year: 2007; Director: Michael James Rowland; Writer: Helen Barnes, Michael James Rowland; Stars: Kenneth Moraleda, Rodney Afif, Sri Sacdpraseuth, Glen Shea, Sean Mununggurr, Don Hany, Deborah Mailman, Sawung Jabo, Arif Hidayat, Majed Abbas, Asaad Abdulrazak), Official Site
Hide and seek delivers gentle thrills in desert comedy drama.
Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance (Country: Australia; Year: 2006; Director: Darren Ashton; Writer: Carolyn Wilson, Robin Ince; Stars: Kerry Armstrong, Ben Miller, Nadine Garner, Denise Roberts, Tara Morice, Jane Hall, Toni Lamond, Barry Crocker, Noeline Brown, Scott Irwin, Damon Gameau), Official Site
A passionate dance teacher struggles to prepare his disorderly troupe for a big competition.
Clubland Clubland
Clubland and Forbidden Lie$
Romulus, My Father (Country: Australia; Year: 2007; Director: Richard Roxburgh; Writer: Nick Drake, based on the memoir by Raimond Gaita; Stars: Eric Bana, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Franka Potente, Marton Csokas, Russell Dykstra, Jacek Koman, Alethea McGrath, Esme Melville, Terry Norris, Veronica Sywak)
Tale of familial love and emotional upheaval in post-war Australia. Touring.
Touring
Unfinished Sky (Country: Australia; Year: 2007; Director: Peter Duncan; Writer: Peter Duncan; Stars: William McInnes, Monic Hendrickx, David Field, Bille Brown, Roy Billing, Christopher Sommers, Milo), Official Site
An Afghan refugee hides out on an isolated farm in Australia.
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