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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Top End Wedding
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'This hilarious and heart-warming comedy is the story of successful Sydney lawyer, Lauren, and her fiancée Ned. Engaged and in love, they have just 10 days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the Northern Territory, reunite her parents and pull off their dream Top End Wedding.' (Production abstract)

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y separately published work icon Top End Girl Miranda Tapsell , Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2020 18580117 2020 single work autobiography

''Ever since I was thirteen years old, all I wanted to do was perform. It was an unusual dream for a kid from the Northern Territory to have ... what I wanted for my life was a world away from what people knew and loved about the "Top End". Even though I've moved south to become an actor, the Territory has never left me. It's the place I go to when I want to feel whole again.'

'From Kakadu to Cannes, Miranda Tapsell is one of Australia's favourite actors. A proud Larrikia woman, she built a stellar career on stage, and shot to fame in THE SAPPHIRES and then in LOVE CHILD and DOCTOR, DOCTOR.

'Growing up, Miranda often looked for faces like hers on our screens. There weren't many. And too often there was a negative narrative around Indigenous lives, and Aboriginal women especially. Now an award-winning actor, she decided to change things herself. Combining her love of romantic comedies with her love of Darwin, the Tiwi Islands and the Top End, Miranda wrote, produced and starred in the box office hit TOP END WEDDING.

'But who the hell co-writes, produces and acts in a film about a wedding in the same year they're having their own? Miranda Tapsell does!

'In this engaging and thought-provoking memoir, TOP END GIRL, Miranda shares the path she took to create a moving film about re-connection to family and culture at the same time as she was planning her own wedding. And, like all good story-tellers, she holds a mirror up to the society we live in to show the prejudice that too often surfaces. Miranda knows that the key to change is to understand and through the power of storytelling she is changing attitudes and expectations to unite us all.' (Publication summary) 

Happy Marriage Combines Comedy with Spectacle David Stratton , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4 May 2019; (p. 15)

— Review of Top End Wedding Miranda Tapsell , Joshua Tyler , 2019 single work film/TV

'A friend of mine noted just before the Australian premiere screening of the new romantic comedy Top End Weddingthat no film with the word “wedding” in the title has ever flopped at the box ­office. That’s good news for this amiable, uneven, basically sweet and ultimately culturally rich movie from director Wayne Blair.' (Introduction)

NT Government Hoping Top End Wedding Movie Will Give Tourism a Boost Following Premiere Alexia Attwood , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , April 2019;

'Actor Miranda Tapsell has revealed the deep emotional connection she felt while making the "joyous and happy" Australian film, Top End Wedding.'

Top End Wedding Actress Miranda Tapsell Brodie Lancaster , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 27 April - 3 May 2019;

Taking the journey from The Sapphires to Top End Wedding with Larrakia actress Miranda Tapsell. 

Top End Wedding : A New Australian Romantic Comedy with a Sincere Sense of Place Stuart Richards , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 18 April 2019;

'Creating something original – let alone poignant – within the genre of romantic comedy is no easy feat. But with Top End Wedding, Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) has managed to achieve a unique Australian story with a genuine, emotional payoff for its audience.'  (Introduction)

Happy Marriage Combines Comedy with Spectacle David Stratton , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4 May 2019; (p. 15)

— Review of Top End Wedding Miranda Tapsell , Joshua Tyler , 2019 single work film/TV

'A friend of mine noted just before the Australian premiere screening of the new romantic comedy Top End Weddingthat no film with the word “wedding” in the title has ever flopped at the box ­office. That’s good news for this amiable, uneven, basically sweet and ultimately culturally rich movie from director Wayne Blair.' (Introduction)

Film Interns Are Ready for a Top End Wedding 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 2 May no. 675 2018; (p. 47)

'Five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been awarded paid internships to work with Wayne Blair, Miranda Tapsell and Jushua Tyler on the feature film Top End Wedding.'

Top End Wedding Goes to Sundance 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 12 December no. 691 2018; (p. 9)

'Miranda Tapsell's dream has come true - her movie Top End Wedding has been accepted to the Sundance Film Festival in America.'

Aussies To Rip In Big Time At Sundance Erin Free , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 29 November 2018;
2019’s Most Anticipated Movies Dov Kornits , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 26 December 2018;
Top End Wedding : A New Australian Romantic Comedy with a Sincere Sense of Place Stuart Richards , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 18 April 2019;

'Creating something original – let alone poignant – within the genre of romantic comedy is no easy feat. But with Top End Wedding, Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) has managed to achieve a unique Australian story with a genuine, emotional payoff for its audience.'  (Introduction)

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