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form y separately published work icon Mystery Road single work   film/TV  
Alternative title: Moree Girls
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Mystery Road
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Jay Swan, a detective, returns home to an outback town to solve the murder of a teenage Indigenous girl, whose body is found near a trucking route out of town.

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Notes

  • Prequel to Goldstone.

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Works about this Work

Against the Blinding Whiteness : A Golden Age of Popular Indigenous Storytelling Benjamin Law , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , October 2018; (p. 34-44)

'Let’s rewind to 1992. Hey Dad..! and Burke’s Backyard still passed for wholesome Australian family TV. Bruce Samazan and Georgie Parker were big, as were Fast ForwardBrides of ChristE StreetG.P. and Agro. Effie had big hair, Larry Emdur still had hair and Ray Martin’s was the same. Drawcard guests at the Logies that year included John Stamos from Full House, English actor Dennis Waterman and former prime minister Bob Hawke, who was pretty chipper given Paul Keating had rolled him only months before. The biggest scandal that year? Gold Logie winner Jana Wendt not claiming her gong in person.' (Introduction)

Aaron Pedersen : Is the Mystery Road Star One of the Greatest Actors of His Generation? Luke Buckmaster (interviewer), 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 12 August 2018;
WAAPA's Aboriginal Performance Course Is Producing Some of Australia's Favourite Actors Hannah Reich , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2018;

'If you were among the 786,000 viewers who watched the premiere of ABC's crime drama Mystery Road in June, you might have found yourself admiring Meyne Wyatt's work.'  (Introduction)

TV Spin-off Unearths Ambitious Tale of Small-town Secrets Larissa Behrendt , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 4 June 2018;

'Director Rachel Perkins leaves her mark on this satisfying spin-off of Ivan Sen’s film with the aid of a stellar cast and outstanding cinematography.'  (Introduction)

Theorising Film Festivals as Distributors and Investigating the Post-Festival Distribution of Australian Films Lauren Carroll Harris , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 11 no. 2 2017; (p. 46-58)

This paper theorises film festivals as distribution circuits, positioning film festivals in the broader cinema ecology to assess their role in delivering local films to local audiences. Recasting current research trends into film festivals through the lens of distribution enables us to see how festivals function as more than another exhibition screen - as a type of distributor. I offer a case study of Sydney Film Festival to explore the following research questions: What is the distributive function and nature of film festivals for Australian films? What happens to local titles following their festival runs? How can we explain the gap between Australian films' continued popularity at film festivals and their continued under-performance in the rest of the marketplace? In answering these questions, this article demonstrates how film festivals have become crucial to both the Australian film industry and the cinema industry at large over the last 10 years, to the point that they have almost replaced the art-house circuit and come to provide an essential, highly specialised distribution channel for small to medium budget films. For this reason, I argue that material and economic drivers are as essential to the current boon in film festivals as cultural ones, and that the film festival circuit has not been able to address the problem of distribution for auteurist, independent and art cinema in an age of digitisation. I present evidence that localises, concretises and specifies festival research, suggesting the major festivals in Australia are an increasingly discrete and self-contained distribution sector within the wider cinema ecology, which has significant implications for theorisations of festivals as feeders for theatrical circuits.

Outback Western Takes Slow Road to Festival Opening Night Garry Maddox , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 June 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Mystery Road Ivan Sen , 2013 single work film/TV
Weaving His Way Through Mystery Fiona Purdon , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 October 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of Mystery Road Ivan Sen , 2013 single work film/TV
Mystery Road : A Visual, Haunting Experience in a World in Desperate Need of Justice Woolombi Waters , 2013 single work column review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 9 October vol. 12 no. 332 2013; (p. 17)

— Review of Mystery Road Ivan Sen , 2013 single work film/TV
A Sinister Landscape Sandra Hall , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 October 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of Mystery Road Ivan Sen , 2013 single work film/TV
Fine Outback Western Takes Satisfying Turns Craig Mathieson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 October 2013; (p. 8) The Sunday Age , 13 October 2013; (p. 15)

— Review of Mystery Road Ivan Sen , 2013 single work film/TV
Promising Excursion along Mystery Road Michael Bodey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 June 2012; (p. 15)
Winton Impresses as Setting for Matilda Movie Fiona Purdon , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 July 2012; (p. 16)
State's Other Sen-sational Film Director Fiona Purdon , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 December 2012; (p. 44)
Real-Life Killings Collide with Weaving's Reel Life Garry Maddox , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 May 2013; (p. 12)
A Mystery Marketer at Film Festival Daisy Dumas , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 June 2013; (p. 18)
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