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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Satellite Boy
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'Pete (Cameron Wallaby) lives with his grandfather (David Gulpilil) on the site of an abandoned outdoor cinema in a remote area of Western Australia. His grandfather tries to teach him skills - hunting, tracking but Pete just wants his Mother to return. Though he misses her terribly, Pete manages to make the most of his situation, putting up with his grandfather's stories and tearing around the countryside on his homemade bike with his best friend, the energetic smart-mouth Kalmain (Joseph Pedley). This happy existence is suddenly shattered when news arrives that the cinema has been purchased by a mining company, and is slated for demolition. Panicked that his mother will not be able to find him when she returns, Pete convinces Kalmain that they can persuade the new owners to keep the cinema intact if they can just get a face-to-face meeting with them in the city. Kalmain has his own rather urgent reasons for wanting to leave town, so the two friends set out. When Pete and Kalmain get lost in the desert starving, thirsty, and miles from anywhere, Pete discovers that the skills and knowledge imparted in his grandfather's stories take on real meaning. Pete is forced to look at the decision he's made and decide who he wants to be.' (Satellite Boy website)

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Australian Films at Large : Expanding the Evidence about Australian Cinema Performance Deb Verhoeven , Alwyn Davidson , Bronwyn Coate , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , January vol. 9 no. 1 2015; (p. 7-20)
'International markets have in recent years become a critical component of the business model for Hollywood cinema, opening up a renewed interest in the global dimensions of film diffusion. Smaller film-producing nations such as Denmark have similarly emphasised global distribution as a key component of the industry's success. Typically, however, claims for Australian film industry success rely almost exclusively on a film's domestic box office performance. This paper considers the possibilities for an expanded approach to measuring success and failure in the Australian film industry. Adopting analytic methods from cinema studies, cultural economics and geo-spatial sciences, this paper will examine the international theatrical circulation of Australian films using a unique global database of cinema showtimes. This data set captures all formal film screenings in 47 countries over an 18-month period ending 1 June 2014 and enables detailed empirical study of the locations visited by Australian-produced films. In conjunction with relevant box office data and contextual critical commentary, we propose a revised and expanded ‘film impact rating’ for assessing the reported performance of Australian films.' (Publication abstract)
David Gulpilil, Aboriginal Humour and Australian Cinema Lisa French , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 8 no. 1 2014; (p. 34-43)
Stay in Touch...with Australian Films in Germany Peter Munro , Jo Casamento , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 February 2013; (p. 20)
Sequels, Remakes Dominated the Year in Film David Stratton , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 December 2013; (p. 8)
Travelling Picture Show Man is Back for Queensland Communities Geoff Bagnall , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 23 October vol. 12 no. 334 2013; (p. 6)
Modern Journey Embraces the Old Ways Ed Gibbs , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 June 2013; (p. 8)

— Review of Satellite Boy Catriona McKenzie , 2012 single work film/TV
Stars Shine in Outback Tale Philippa Hawker , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 June 2013; (p. 32)

— Review of Satellite Boy Catriona McKenzie , 2012 single work film/TV
Red Dust Dreaming Garry Maddox , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 June 2013; (p. 8)

— Review of Satellite Boy Catriona McKenzie , 2012 single work film/TV
Path to Wonderland Sandra Hall , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 June 2013; (p. 15)

— Review of Satellite Boy Catriona McKenzie , 2012 single work film/TV
'The beauty of the outback shines in a touching screen fable, writes Sandra Hall.'
Country Life Lines David Stratton , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 June 2013; (p. 15)

— Review of Satellite Boy Catriona McKenzie , 2012 single work film/TV
Gulpilil Film for Berlin Festival Justin Burke , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 December 2012; (p. 14)
Stay in Touch...with Australian Films in Germany Peter Munro , Jo Casamento , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 February 2013; (p. 20)
Kimberley Grandeur Overwhelms the Senses Michael Bodey , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 June 2013; (p. 15)
'Director Catriona McKenzie tells a deeply personal story in her new film.'
New Film Satellite Boy 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Deadly Vibe Magazine , 20 June no. 196 2013;

— Review of Satellite Boy Catriona McKenzie , 2012 single work film/TV
Travelling Picture Show Man is Back for Queensland Communities Geoff Bagnall , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 23 October vol. 12 no. 334 2013; (p. 6)
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