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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Miranda Otto ... Dimity Hurley

Rebecca Frith ... Vicki-Ann Hurley
George Shevtsov ... Kenneth 'Ken' Sherry
John Alansu ... Albert Lee

Jessica Napier ... Deborah 'Debbie'
Jill McWilliam ... Curler Victim
Ryan Jackson ... Boy on Bike (Ride)
Sabrina Norris ... Beautiful Baby

Directed by
Shirley Barrett 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shirley Barrett  screenplay

Produced by
Jan Chapman .... producer
Cinematography by
Mandy Walker 
Film Editing by
Denise Haratzis 
Casting by
Alison Barrett 
Production Design by
Steven Jones-Evans 
Art Direction by
Tony Campbell 
Costume Design by
Anna Borghesi 
Makeup Department
Nik Dorning .... special makeup effects artist
Ann-Maree Hurley .... special makeup effects artist
Stephanie Larman .... hair stylist
Stephanie Larman .... makeup artist
Laura Morris .... special makeup effects artist
Heather Ross .... assistant hair stylist
Heather Ross .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Sally Ayre-Smith .... production supervisor
David Birrell .... post-production supervisor
Phil Brown .... assistant unit manager
Robert Graham .... unit manager (as Bob Graham)
Nino Bol Negrin .... assistant unit manager (as Nino Negrin)
Laurie Pettinari .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Leacey .... third assistant director
John Martin .... second assistant director
P.J. Voeten .... first assistant director (as P J Voeten)
Art Department
Helen Davies .... scenic artist
Tristan Fitzgerald .... model maker
Cecily Gatacre .... head scenic artist (as Cicily Gatacre)
Colin Gearman .... carpenter
Miriam Johnson .... art department coordinator
Robert Moxham .... stand-by props (as Robert 'Moxy' Moxham)
Bryon Neville .... signwriter
Chris Norris .... model maker
Joanna Mae Park .... buyer (as Joanna Park)
Joanna Mae Park .... dresser (as Joanna Park)
Colin Robertson .... buyer
Colin Robertson .... dresser
John Rouch .... scenic artist
Katie Sharrock .... assistant stand-by props
Marcus Skipper .... metalwork and rigs
Walter Sperl .... construction manager
Steve Wright .... greensman
Sound Department
Steve Burgess .... foley mixer
Steve Lambeth .... dialogue editor
Frank Lipson .... sound designer
Rick Lisle .... adr recordist
Gerry Long .... foley walker
Paul Pirola .... foley recordist
Pete Smith .... sound mixer (as Peter Smith)
Phil Stirling .... boom operator (as Phil Sterling)
Gary Wilkins .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... optical effects
Robert Sandeman .... digital effects (as Rob Sandeman)
Paul Doyle .... assistant stunt coordinator
Paul Doyle .... stunts
Collin Dragsbaek .... stunts
Johnny Hallyday .... stunt coordinator
Debbie Santic .... stunt assistant (as Debbie Sanctic)
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Birbara .... assistant camera
Kattina Bowell .... focus puller
Les Frazier .... gaffer
Warwick Fry .... electrician
Tony Hall .... grip
Elise Lockwood .... still photographer
Arthur Manousakis .... grip: second unit
Rena Marnich .... camera attachment
Fabian Poggendorf .... assistant grip
Claire Pollard .... caterer: Camera Cooks
Paul Reinhardt .... assistant grip
Trevor Ripper .... best boy
John Whitteron .... photographer: second unit
Casting Department
Shirley Cameron .... extras casting
Trish McAskill .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robyn Elliott .... costume supervisor (as Robyn Elliot)
Suzanne Head .... cutter
Nina Parsons .... stand-by wardrobe
Cheyne Phillips .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
David Birrell .... assistant editor
Margaret Bourke .... negative matcher
Arthur Cambridge .... color timer
Location Management
Maude Heath .... location manager
Music Department
Christine Woodruff .... music supervisor
Other crew
Lorelle Adamson .... production coordinator
Ian Anderson .... liaison: Cinevex
Deborah Antoniou .... runner (as Debbie Antoniou)
Stephanie Castro-Lewis .... unit nurse
Jan Chapman .... script editor
Evanne Chesson .... animal wrangler
Joanne Court .... legal representative
Nigel Doyle .... rushes runner
Jan Edwards .... production secretary
Max Ehrmann .... poet: "Desiderata" (as Max Ehrman)
Denise Farrell .... production accountant
Tony Gibbs .... insurance
Lee-Anne Higgins .... assistant to producer
Steven Jones-Evans .... title designer
Laurie Knight .... boss wrangler
Gino Lopez .... catering assistant
George Mannix .... safety report
Stuart McPhee .... accounting assistant
Christine Powell .... animal handler
Peter Ritchie .... rushes grader
Nik Round .... liaison: AAV Australia
Ian Russell .... liaison: Atlab
Keith Thompson .... script editor
Peter Thompson .... legal representative
Kristin Voumard .... continuity
H.W. Wood .... insurance (as H W Woods)
Jason Ballantine .... avid supervisor (uncredited)
Collin Dragsbaek .... dedicatee
Bernadette Norris .... thanks
Len Norris .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for some sexuality
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

During the filming of a scene on a grain silo, stuntman 'Collin Dragsbaek' (doubling actor 'George Shetsov') died when he fell onto a faulty airbag.See more »
Miscellaneous: In the version of Love Serenade available on Amazon, the popular 70s disco tune "The Hustle" by Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony is played when Dimity first spies Ken performing Tai Chi in his backyard. In the version of Love Serenade available on Netflix, a funky instrumental jam is played in its place. In both versions of the movie, the music ends with Ken announcing the song as "The Hustle", which is credited in both soundtracks as well.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An Aussie gem!, 26 June 2006
Author: Flowbeer from United States

I've noticed that some people here are having a hard time finding this film, Love Serenade, on video or DVD. I was lucky enough to be able to catch this one on cable, either on Sundance channel or IFC, but this was a real fun movie to watch. The two sisters live together and eat lunch together every day, but along comes a new neighbor who moves in next door, and these two are at each other's throats to win the bloke over, before he even unpacks his suitcase! The new guy is a DJ named Ken Sherry, who just moved out to the sticks presumably after losing his job in the big city! And he's as smooth as Barry White on a Saturday night, this DJ, so both of them are captivated and try to do things for him to win him over, like catch him a big stinky fish or cook some crappy rubbish. The main gal, Vicki-Ann Hurley, is played by Rebecca Frith, whom I came to love after watching this, and who I just saw last night in another Aussie film also worth seeing, 'A Man's Gotta Do' (2004). Miranda Otto has top billing though, as the 'not-so'bright' younger sister, Dimity, and is enjoyable to watch as well. These two ladies play off each other well and there are some other nice characters in it that makes this a quirky comedy, fine Aussie entertainment! If you can find this at the video store, snatch it up! 7 out of 10 stars. *******

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