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form y separately published work icon Bran Nue Dae single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of Bran Nue Dae : A Musical Journey Jimmy Chi , 1990 single work musical theatre
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Bran Nue Dae
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Based on the stage musical of the same name by Jimmy Chi and the band Kuckles, Bran Nue Dae is set in 1969 and follows Willie, a young man who struggles to find a balance between the three things that drive his life: his love for his girl Rosie, his respect for his mother, and his religious faith. Willie's uncomplicated life of fishing and hanging out with his mates and his girl in the idyllic world of Broome is turned upside down when his mother returns him to the religious mission for further schooling and entry into the priesthood. After being punished for an act of youthful rebellion, he runs away from the mission on a journey that leads him to meet his 'Uncle Tadpole' and eventually return to Broome. Along the way, Willie and Uncle Tadpole meet a couple of hippies, spend the night in gaol, and meet a gun-toting roadhouse operator, while managing to stay one step ahead of Father Benedictus, who wants to bring Willie back to the mission.

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Notes

  • Not all of the original songs from the 1990 stage musical appear in the film adaptation. For a complete listing of the original songs, see Bran Nue Dae: A Musical Journey published by Currency Press and Magabala Books (1991).

  • For further information, see the Bran Nue Dae website: http://www.brannuedaemovie.com/#/home

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First known date: 2009

Works about this Work

Songs Of Truth :The Making Of Bran Nue Dae Annette Basile , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 11 July 2018;
Cinema Plus : Robert Connolly and Event Audience Screenings Stephen Gaunson , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 11 no. 2 2017; (p. 77-84)

This article discusses the problems that Australian films face in the big distribution model, and ways that producers have rethought how their films are funded and distributed. To do this it uses the case study of Robert Connolly's Cinema Plus exhibition company. Although there is a historical precedence set for Connolly's self distribution venture, this shift to rethink how Australian films are being distributed and exhibited is certainly representative of a changing reassessment of the porous relationship between production and exhibition, which for some time Screen Australia demarcated in by two separate pools. What Cinema Plus represents is a recognition that conventional big distribution is not always the most effective way to reach the widest possible audience.

How to Make the Australian Musical : from The Sapphires to Strictly Ballroom Steve Dow , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 15 June 2017;
'With Muriel’s Wedding the Musical making its debut in November, we take a look back at mainstage shows through the ages – the good and the bad.'
From Massacre Creek to Slaughter Hill : The Tracks of Mystery Road Peter Kirkpatrick , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 10 no. 1 2016; (p. 143-155)
'Ivan Sen’s 2013 feature Mystery Road [dir., 2013. Sydney: Mystery Road Films] seeks to break out of the arthouse mould of most Aboriginal cinema in its calculated adaptation of two seemingly disparate Hollywood genres, film noir and the western: genres which are foregrounded in the style and marketing of the film. Aaron Pedersen in his starring role as ‘Indigenous cowboy detective’ Jay Swan strikes a delicate balance between his compromised role as agent of the state and as freewheeling hero, for his role as a detective is underpinned by the ‘treacherous’ historical legacy of the tracker. In this article, I trace the central importance of the tracker figure in a reading of Mystery Road, taking in, among other texts, Sen's 1999 film Wind [dir., 1999. Australia: Mayfan Film Productions] and Arthur Upfield's ‘Bony’ novels. The troubled status of the tracker feeds into the noirish elements of Mystery Road, which ultimately requires a new kind of hero to emerge so that retribution may be enacted for past and present wrongs. That hero is the cowboy, a part for which Pedersen has been dressed all along.' (Publication abstract)
The 100 Best Australian Films of the New Millenium Erin Free , Dov Kornits , Travis Johnson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 September 2016;
A Bran Nue Dae for Aboriginal Cinema Alyssa Braithwaite , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 20 August vol. 8 no. 184 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Bran Nue Dae Reg Cribb , Rachel Perkins , Jimmy Chi , 2009 single work film/TV
A New Awakening Marie-Christine Sourris , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 20 December 2009; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Bran Nue Dae Reg Cribb , Rachel Perkins , Jimmy Chi , 2009 single work film/TV
Happy Feat Peter Vincent , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 January 2010; (p. 9)

— Review of Bran Nue Dae Reg Cribb , Rachel Perkins , Jimmy Chi , 2009 single work film/TV
New Release Tom Ryan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 10 January 2010; (p. 19) The Sun-Herald , 10 January 2010; (p. 10)

— Review of Bran Nue Dae Reg Cribb , Rachel Perkins , Jimmy Chi , 2009 single work film/TV
Hitting the Right Notes Sandra Hall , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 January 2010; (p. 19)

— Review of Bran Nue Dae Reg Cribb , Rachel Perkins , Jimmy Chi , 2009 single work film/TV
Bran Nue Role for Australian Idol's Jessica Mauboy 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 3 December no. 440 2008; (p. 51)
Film Festival Opener Takes Hard Look at Timor Deaths Michael Bodey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 May 2009; (p. 8)
Bran New Dae to Give International Film Festival an Upbeat Finale Philippa Hawker , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 20 May 2009; (p. 17)
Taking Their Time in the Sun Natasha Robinson , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 7 May 2009; (p. 11)
Bran Nue Dae Diana Plater , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 June 2009; (p. 27)
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  • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • 1969
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