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form y separately published work icon Ego : The Michael Gudinski Story ( dir. Paul Goldman ) Australia : Mushroom Pictures , 2023 26325162 2023 single work film/TV A biographical documentary about Mushroom Records' founder Michael Gudinski.
2024 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Documentary or Factual Program
form y separately published work icon Australian Rules ( dir. Paul Goldman ) Australia : Tidy Town Pictures , 2002 Z931436 2002 single work film/TV (taught in 2 units)

In Prospect Bay, a remote fishing town in South Australian, the only thing that connects the two communities - the Goonyas (whites) and the Nungas (blacks) - is football. The underlying racism and class warfare threatens to make the team's greatest victories irrelevant, though. Two members of the team, Gary Black (the son of a white fisherman) and Dumby Red (the team's star player), are an exception, however, having been best friends since childhood despite their different cultural and family backgrounds. The jubilation that occurs when the team wins the local premiership is short-lived when Dumby is inexplicably overlooked for the 'best on ground' award. This incident subsequently sets off a chain of events that ends in tragedy.


[Sources: Weekend Australian 22-23 December 2001 pp.14-15 and Australian Screen]

2002 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Adapted Screenplay
2002 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting
2002 nominated Inside Film Awards Best Script
2002 nominated Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Screenplay - Adapted
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