'Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in a frontier mining town on a missing persons enquiry.
'What seems like a simple “light duties” investigation soon opens into a web of crime and corruption implicating the local Mayor, Mining Boss and Aboriginal Land Council.
'Jay must overcome personal differences with the young local policeman while he pulls his life together to dig deeper into the conspiracy. They are led into a world of people trafficking and organised crime at the heart of the local mining industry, where the value of a life is pitted against big money and deep-rooted corruption.' (Production summary)
'Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy’s mysterious disappearance. When Alice’s sister Steph returns not long after, a nasty secret is revealed about the night her boyfriend went missing. But it is only the first of many. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia?'
Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 13/2/2014)
'A man's life begins to unravel when his mistress brings him a bag of cash.'
Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 10/2/2014)
'An illegal refugee and a reclusive farmer fall deeply in love, despite their resistance, recovering their faith in themselves and their trust in humanity.'
Source: New Holland Pictures website: http://www.newhollandpictures.com.au
'This is the true story of Rose, a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer, who struggles to survive in '70s Australia with two young children. Based on writer/director Tony Ayres' own life, The Home Song Stories is an epic tale of mothers and sons, mothers and daughters, unrequited love, secrets and betrayal.'
Source: Australian Film Commission. (Sighted: 8/10/2014)
'From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his faithful 'Splashdown' crew.
Follow Kenny as he tackles every septic challenge that comes his way, culminating in a pilgrimage to that Mecca of waste management, the International Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Nashville Tennessee - or as Kenny affectionately calls it, "Poo HQ".
One of Australia's roughest diamonds juggles family tensions, fatherhood and sewage with charm, humour and unflinching dignity.'
Source: http://www.shanejacobson.com.au/kenny/ (Sighted 27/7/11)
'When Tom White goes missing, many lives are affected. A family man with two young kids, the pressures of life and his work as a draughtsman have pushed him to the edge. One day he simply doesn't go home. Without word or reason to his wife or friends he takes to the streets - a homeless man in his own city - befriending in turn, different people on the fringes of society.'
Source: http://www.screensound.gov.au/bigscreen04/locations/yeppoon/yeppoon_films/yeppoon-tom_white.htm (Sighted 16/8/04)
A regular suburban family man comes home 'from work on his birthday to find a deserted house and a videotape waiting to be played... '
Source: Screen Australia.
'Charlie and Anna make a pact to assist their terminally ill friend Gavin to die. This traumatic event is the catalyst for an emotional rollercoaster ride for both friends and family. From illicit affairs and leftover morphine, to devastating accusations and unwitting betrayals, Walking on Water ' is an 'unsentimental film about friendship, loss, loyalty and love'.
Source : http://www.afc.gov.au/
'In the shadow of the steel mills of Port Kembla, the four children of Patsy and Victor Petrov gather at the family house, which is surrounded by fruit trees. Patsy (Jeanie Drynan) is dying of cancer, but the family has already been ruptured by Victor’s violent temper. Josie, the eldest (Genevieve Lemon), has returned from the United States with her two children. Nadia (Sacha Horler) also has children but her marriage has dissolved. Vera (Alicia Talbot), the youngest, has put herself on an unofficial fertility program at the local hospital, where she’s a nurse. Bo (Russell Dykstra) has been paroled from prison because of his mother’s illness, but he has to sleep in the shed. Victor (Linal Haft) won’t allow his son in the house, because of their long-standing feud. Patsy is determined to enjoy her last days with her family. Bo takes her to select a coffin and to her favourite secluded beach. She shares her liquid morphine with Nadia and Bo and dreams of flying to Paris, like her idol, the late Jackie Onassis. In the end, she only gets as far as a local caravan park, where she dies, surrounded by her daughters.'
Source: Australian Screen (http://aso.gov.au/titles/features/soft-fruit/notes/). (Sighted: 15/10/2014)With Davida Allen, Feeling Sexy.
'Ada, her nine-year-old daughter, and her piano, arrive to an arranged marriage in the remote bush of 19th century New Zealand. Of all her belongings, her husband refuses to transport the piano and it is left behind on the beach. Unable to bear its certain destruction, Ada strikes a bargain with an illiterate neighbour. She may earn her piano back if she allows him to do certain things while she plays: one black key for every lesson. The arrangement draws all three deeper and deeper into a complex emotional, sexual bond, remarkable for its naive passion and frightening disregard for limits.'
Source: Screen Australia.
In the vein of stranger-comes-to-town westerns, lawyer Asta Cadell (Deborah Lee Furness) is forced to stop in the small country town of Ginaborak to await parts for her motorcycle. The men of the town act very aggressively. The women cower. Asta is offered a place to stay by Tim Curtis (Tony Barry) a local mechanic and learns of the rape of his daughter Lizze (Simone Buchanan) the previous evening. As Asta befriends Lizze, she is horrified to discover that the men repeatedly gang rape the women of Ginborak.
Source: Reading Room, 'Shame', http://wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/ReadingRoom/film/dbase/2003/shame.htm (Sighted 7/10/11)