Re-enacts the guerrilla filmmaking techniques of Rupert Kathner and Alma Brooks in 1939.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Evans ...
Paul F. Kathner ...
Barry Noonan ...
Allan Peters ...
Andrew Pike ...
Eloise Oxer ...
Clarice Kathner
Robert Bruning ...
Stanley Mount
Julie Herbert ...
Gwen Oatley
Peter Gwynne ...
Rodney Shaw
Luke Ikimis-Healey ...
Young Paul Kathner (as Luke Ikimus Healey)
Peter Carmody ...
Allan Cooke
Jennifer Hagan ...
Mrs. Tolstein


In the late 1930s, Rupert Kathner and Alma Brooks began a movie-making spree that took on the Hollywood barons, a Police Commissioner and the cultural cringe, all in their passionate pursuit to make Australian films. On the run from police across thousands of miles, they would stop at almost nothing to get their films made. Written by chasm

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11 August 2006 (Australia)  »

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Anjos do Cinema  »

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a raider of the lost art
12 December 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Thoroughly engrossing and astonishing in both content and style, HUNT ANGELS tells the amazing story of 30s/40s Australian newsreel style feature director Rupert Kathner and his shyster production methods. Really a valentine to the sideshow level production antics of this shadowy film pioneer whose personal vision of elevating Australian street stories to feature films by cobbling together bumpy produced / poached scenes involving a vast array of unsuitable actors is both hilarious and fascinating. By scheming his way into anyone's confidences he was able to raise (and runaway with) production money that eventually paid his way through some terrible and bewildering entertaining films: mainly THE PYJAMA GIRL MYSTERY and THE GLENROWAN AFFAIR. Presented in the docu-drama style of Australian classics NEWSFRONT and the exquisite ETERNITY, this is a charming and visually enthralling b/w drama plays like one of Kathner's own Ed Wood style features. If it is at a Film Festival near you or seen on a DVD shelf, place HUNT ANGELS atop your must see delights for 2007.

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