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The Turning -- A collection of short films based on stories by Australian writer Tim Winton.
The Turning -- Based on the best-selling story collection by Australian author Tim Winton.
The Turning -- Based on the best-selling story collection by Australian author Tim Winton.


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Tim Winton (short stories) and
Justin Monjo (screenplay) (segments "Aquifer", "Sand")
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26 September 2013 (Australia) See more »
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A collection of short films based on stories by Australian writer Tim Winton. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Colin Friels ... Narrator (segment "Ash Wednesday") (voice)

James Fraser ... Davo (segment "Big World")
Henri Phillips ... Biggie (segment "Big World")
Nikita Leigh-Pritchard ... Meg (segment "Big World")
Tim Winton ... Adult Narrator (segment "Big World") (voice)
Joseph Pedley ... Vic (segment "Abbreviation")
Cheyanne Pearce ... Melanie (segment "Abbreviation")

Callan Mulvey ... David Wilson (segment "Aquifer")
Alex Bryans ... Young David (segment "Aquifer")
Gwy McKenna ... Alan Mannering (segment "Aquifer")

Chad Smith ... Alan's Friend (segment "Aquifer")
Brooklyn Bathurst ... Alan's Friend (segment "Aquifer")
Talei Howell-Price ... David's Wife (segment "Aquifer")
Megan Flamer ... Reporter (segment "Aquifer")
Michael Mackenzie ... Newscaster (segment "Aquifer")
Libby Tanner ... Gail Lang (segment "Damaged Goods")

Dougie Baldwin ... Vic Lang (segment "Damaged Goods")

Taylor Ferguson ... Strawberry Alison (segment "Damaged Goods")
Monique Fisher ... Roberta (segment "Damaged Goods")
Jake Fehily ... Jack (segment "Damaged Goods")
Matt Green ... Librarian (segment "Damaged Goods")
Kate Marshall ... Farm Girl (segment "Damaged Goods")
Oscar Redding ... Peter Dyson (segment "Small Mercies")

Mirrah Foulkes ... Fay Keenan (segment "Small Mercies")
Finn Woodlock ... Ricky Dyson (segment "Small Mercies")
Carol Burns ... Marjorie Keenan (segment "Small Mercies")
Dennis Coard ... Don Keenan (segment "Small Mercies")
Madeline Ferme ... Young Fay Keenan (segment "Small Mercies")
Harry Borland ... Young Peter Dyson (segment "Small Mercies")
Francesca Magree ... Sky Keenan (segment "Small Mercies")
Jasmine Knox ... Sophie Dyson (segment "Small Mercies")

Susie Porter ... Carol (segment "On Her Knees")

Harrison Gilbertson ... Victor (segment "On Her Knees")

Toby Wallace ... Brakey (segment "Cockleshell")

Brenna Harding ... Agnes (segment "Cockleshell")
Elise McCredie ... Brakey's Mum (segment "Cockleshell")
Peta Brady ... Mrs. Larwood (segment "Cockleshell")

Paul Ireland ... Mr. Larwood (segment "Cockleshell")

Finn Ireland ... Boy #1 (segment "Cockleshell")
Flynn Di Felice ... Boy #2 (segment "Cockleshell")

Rose Byrne ... Rae (segment "The Turning")

Miranda Otto ... Sherry (segment "The Turning")

Matt Nable ... Max (segment "The Turning")

Myles Pollard ... Dan (segment "The Turning")
Lily Parker ... Lily (segment "The Turning")
Renato Fabretti ... Jesus (segment "The Turning")
Jakory Blanco ... Rank (segment "Sand")
Jarli-Russell Blanco ... Max (segment "Sand")
Waangenga Blanco ... Dad (segment "Sand")
Kirk Page ... Dad'S Brother (segment "Sand")
Denis Thorne ... Dad'S Cousin Brother (segment "Sand")
Tyson Birtles ... Another Cousin Brother (segment "Sand")

Meyne Wyatt ... Frank Leaper (segment "Family")

Wayne Blair ... Max Leaper (segment "Family")
Matthew Shanley ... Vic (segment "Long, Clear View")
James Saunders ... Preacher (segment "Long, Clear View")

Di Adams ... Carol Lang (segment "Long, Clear View")
Marika Teledzinska ... Strawberry Alison (segment "Long, Clear View")
Amanda Bran ... Alison'S Tennis Partner (segment "Long, Clear View")
Julie Rigg ... Narrator (segment "Long, Clear View")

Cate Blanchett ... Gail Lang (segment "Reunion")

Richard Roxburgh ... Vic Lang (segment "Reunion")

Robyn Nevin ... Carol Lang (segment "Reunion")

Hugo Weaving ... Bob Lang (segment "Commission")

Josh McConville ... Vic Lang (segment "Commission")
Dean Daly-Jones ... Bob Lang (segment "Fog")
Eva Lazzaro ... Marie (segment "Fog")

Lee Jankowski ... Corrupt Cop (segment "Fog")
Igor Sas ... Macklin (segment "Fog")
Sam Turton ... Hiker (segment "Fog")
Louise Harris ... (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Corey Knoblauch ... (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Craig Nielsen ... (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Angela McCann ... (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Paige Goldsack Gwynne ... (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Rob Stevens ... (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Ian Neal ... (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Sonya Lawson ... (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Hat Fitz ... (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Kimberley Rossi ... Girl (segment "Immunity")
Casey Douglas ... Vic Lang (segment "Immunity")
Nathan Boyle ... Ensemble (segment "Immunity")
Jessica Connell ... Ensemble (segment "Immunity")
Daniel Crisp ... Ensemble (segment "Immunity")
Robin Curtis ... Ensemble (segment "Immunity")
Freyja Edney ... Ensemble (segment "Immunity")
Scott Grove ... Ensemble (segment "Immunity")
Todd Kirby ... Ensemble (segment "Immunity")
Alice Muntz ... Ensemble (segment "Immunity")
Brittanie Portelli ... Ensemble (segment "Immunity")

Dan Wyllie ... Vic Lang (segment "Defender")

Kate Mulvany ... Gail Lang (segment "Defender")
Gibson Nolte ... Fenn (segment "Defender")
Renee Newman-Storen ... Daisy (segment "Defender")

Maddison Byfield ... Emmy (segment "Defender") (as Maddison Byfiled)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chris Northover ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Andrew Nowrojee ... Corrupt Cop 2 (segment "Fog") (uncredited)
Scott O'Keeffe ... Forensic police (uncredited)

Ryan Panizza ... Bystander 1 (uncredited)
Erin Spilsted ... Football Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan auf der Heide (segment "Fog")
Tony Ayres (segment "Cockleshell")
Jub Clerc (segment "Abbreviation")
Robert Connolly (segment "Aquifer")
Shaun Gladwell (segment "Family")
Rhys Graham (segment "Small Mercies")
Justin Kurzel (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Yaron Lifschitz (segment "Immunity")
Anthony Lucas (segment "Damaged Goods")
Claire McCarthy (segment "The Turning")
Ian Meadows (segment "Defender")
Ashlee Page (segment "On Her Knees")
Stephen Page (segment "Sand")
Simon Stone (segment "Reunion")
Warwick Thornton (segment "Big World")
Marieka Walsh (segment "Ash Wednesday")
Mia Wasikowska (segment "Long, Clear View")
David Wenham (segment "Commission")
Writing credits
Tim Winton (short stories)

Jonathan auf der Heide  screenplay (segment "Fog")
Emily Ballou  screenplay (segment "Family")
Circa Contemporary Circus  screenplay (segment "Immunity")
Jub Clerc  screenplay (segment "Abbreviation")
Marcel Dorney  screenplay (segment "Cockleshell")
Rhys Graham  screenplay (segment "Small Mercies")
Justin Kurzel  screenplay (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Claire McCarthy  screenplay (segment "The Turning")
Ian Meadows  screenplay (segment "Defender")
Justin Monjo  screenplay (segments "Aquifer", "Sand")
Kris Mrksa  screenplay (segment "Damaged Goods")
Ashlee Page  screenplay (segment "On Her Knees")
Warwick Thornton  screenplay (segment "Big World")
Andrew Upton  screenplay (segment "Reunion")
Marieka Walsh  screenplay (segment "Ash Wednesday")
Mia Wasikowska  screenplay (segment "Long, Clear View")
David Wenham  screenplay (segment "Commission")
Keir Wilkins  Creative Writing Services

Produced by
Alex Barnes .... producer (segment "Immunity")
Alexis Bishop .... executive producer
Philippa Campey .... producer ("Small Mercies")
Donna Chang .... producer ("Ash Wednesday")
Robert Connolly .... producer
Jo Dyer .... producer ("Reunion")
Julie Eckersley .... producer ("Cockleshell")
C.C. Hang .... executive producer
John Harvey .... producer ("Sand")
Sonya Humphrey .... producer ("On Her Knees")
Sue Italiano .... producer (segment "The Turning")
Liz Kearney .... producer (segment "Abbreviation")
Tenille Kennedy .... co-producer (segment "Commission") (segment "Fog")
Tenille Kennedy .... producer (segment "Aquifer")
Ben Knapton .... producer (segment "Immunity")
Harrison Kordestani .... executive producer
Anthony Lucas .... producer (segment "Damaged Goods")
Anna McLeish .... producer (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Maggie Miles .... producer
Andrew Myer .... executive producer
Kylie Risson .... post-production producer (segment "Damaged Goods")
Sarah Shaw .... producer (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Kath Shelper .... producer
Katherine Slattery .... producer ("Family")
Rita Walsh .... producer ("Defender")
Paul Wiegard .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michael Darren (segment "On Her Knees")
Hat Fitz (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Steve Francis (segment "Defender")
Iain Grandage (segment "Cockleshell")
Kazumichi Grime (segment "Family")
Guy Gross (segment "Sand")
Jed Kurzel (composed by)
Andrew Lancaster (segment "Big World")
Steve Nieve (segment "Commission")
Christopher O'Young (segment "Small Mercies")
Cameron Patrick (segment "Damaged Goods")
Stephen Rae (segment "Aquifer" and end credits)
Ryan Walsh (segment "Immunity")
Flynn Wheeler (segment "Small Mercies")
Robert Woods (segment "Abbreviation")
Jethro Woodward (segment "Fog")
Cinematography by
Denson Baker (segments "Aquifer", "The Turning")
John Brawley (segment "Defender")
Andrew Commis (segment "Commission", "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Stefan Duscio (segments "Long, Clear View", "Small Mercies")
Bonnie Elliott (segment "Sand")
Robert Humphreys (segment "Immunity")
Andrew Lesnie (segment "Reunion")
Germain McMicking (segment "Cockleshell")
Jody Muston (segment "Damaged Goods")
Jeremy Rouse (segments "Family")
Miles Rowland (segment "On Her Knees")
Ellery Ryan (segment "Fog")
Geoffrey Simpson (segment "Abbreviation")
Warwick Thornton (segment "Big World")
Film Editing by
Beckett Broda (segment 'The Turning)
Billy Browne (Segment "Fog")
Andy Canny (segment "Aquifer") (supervising editor)
Dany Cooper (segments "Reunion")
Julie-Anne De Ruvo 
Gabriel Dowrick (segment "Defender")
Mat Evans (segment "Long Clear View")
Roland Gallois (segment 'Big World')
Annabelle Johnson (segment "Damaged Goods")
Michael J. Lutman (segment "Boner McPharlin's Moll")
Jesse Watt (segment "Family")
David Whittaker (segment "Ash Wednesday")
Casting by
Jane Norris 
Production Design by
Annie Beauchamp 
Zohie Castellano 
Emma Fletcher (segment "Defender")
Elizabeth Mary Moore (segments "Family")
Leon Salom (segment "Cockleshell")
Art Direction by
Bethany Ryan (segment "Long Clear View")
Costume Design by
Zohie Castellano 
Wendy Cork 
Giovina d'Angelo 
Brooke Tia Silcox 
Makeup Department
Mariel McClorey .... special makeup effects artist (segment "Family")
Vicki Sands .... key makeup artist (segment "Immunity")
Olivia Still .... hair & makeup designer
Production Management
Kieran Cato .... unit manager
Kieran Cato .... unit manager: the sand
Rachel McKellar-Harding .... post-production producer
Justin Morrissey .... production manager (segment "Immunity")
Joyce Ng .... production runner: Cockleshell
Josie Steele .... production manager (segment "Damaged Goods")
Kate Thomson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Darwin Brooks .... first assistant director
Rose Damon .... second assistant director
Andrew Nowrojee .... third assistant director (segment "Fog")
Chantelle Robertson .... second assistant director (segments)
Greg Spiller .... first assistant director
Josie Steele .... first assistant director (segment "Damaged Goods")
Vicki Sugars .... first assistant director (shorts "On Her Knees" & "Reunion")
Art Department
Pierce Davison .... props
Brooke Tia Silcox .... props (as Brooke Silcox)
Sound Department
Steven Bond .... sound recordist (segment "Small Mercies")
Emma Bortignon .... sound designer (segment "Family")
Brendan Croxon .... sound editor
Jamie Famularo .... sound editor
Sam Gain-Emery .... sound editor (segment "Small Mercies")
Jordan Gilbert .... boom operator
Chris Goodes .... re-recording mixer (segment "The Defender")
Chris Goodes .... sound designer (segment "The Defender")
Cameron Grant .... sound editor
Tom Heuzenroeder .... sound designer (segment "Aquifer") (segment "On Her Knees")
Trevor Hope .... sound recordist (segments)
Doron Kipen .... sound mixer
Frank Lipson .... sound designer (segment "Boner mcPharlin's Moll")
Robert Mackenzie .... re-recording mixer
Robert Mackenzie .... sound designer
Robert Mackenzie .... supervising sound editor
Erin McKimm .... sound designer (segment "Cockleshell")
Daniel Miau .... sound recordist
Paul Pirola .... sound supervisor
Andrew Plain .... supervising sound editor
Sam Rogers .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Ryan Squires .... assistant foley editor
Ryan Squires .... foley recordist
Brett Stayt .... boom operator
Brooke Trezise .... sound designer (segment "Commission")
Tara Webb .... sound editor (segment "The Turning" & "Reunion")
J.B. Williams .... boom operator (segment 'On Her Knees')
Andy Wright .... re-recording mixer (segment "Commission")
Special Effects by
Peter Stubbs .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
John Francis .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Aston .... key grip (segment "Immunity")
Ben Berkhout .... second assistant camera (segments: aquifer, commission)
Arthur Bienkowski .... second assistant camera (Segment "Abbreviation")
Dion Borrett .... gaffer (segment: "Aquifer") (segment: "The Turning")
Drew English .... assistant camera
Matthew Floyd .... first assistant camera (segment: immunity)
Rhys Forrer .... grip (segment: "Immunity")
Nathan Frost .... best boy: Immunity Segment
Kallan Gerard .... second assistant camera (segment "Fog")
Matthew Jenkins .... first assistant camera (segment "Aquifer" )
Matthew Jenkins .... first assistant camera (segment "Commission" )
Matthew Jenkins .... first assistant camera (segment "Defender" )
Matthew Jenkins .... first assistant camera (segment "Fog" )
Matthew Jenkins .... first assistant camera (segment "The Turning" )
Zac Murphy .... gaffer
Evan Papageorgiou .... additional cinematography ("Family")
David Dare Parker .... still photographer
Tom Savige .... key grip (segment: "Cockleshell")
Bryce Stroud .... second assistant camera (segment: immunity)
Scott A. Summers .... cinematographer: second unit/ B camera operator (segment "The Turning" )
Tim Tregoning .... director of photography: second unit (segment "Family")
Vince Valitutti .... still photographer (segments)
Kieran Wheeler .... grip
Daniel Holliday .... best boy (uncredited)
Casting Department
Emma Dockery .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giovina d'Angelo .... standby wardrobe
Sophie Fletcher .... assistant costume designer
Heather Wallace .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Clare Burlinson .... colorist (segment: aquifer)
Luca Byrne .... first assistant editor
Trish Cahill .... colorist (segments "Sand", "Commission)
Andy Canny .... title designer
Matthew T. Griffin .... digital intermediate supervisor ("Reunion")
David Gross .... on-line editor (segment: s "Sand", "Commission", Big World, Long, Clear View)
Jamie Hediger .... colorist (segments "Reunion" & "Long Clear View")
Grayton Hevern .... colorist (segment: Damaged Goods)
Brett Manson .... supervising colorist
Dee McClelland .... colorist (Segment "Cockleshell")
Justin McDonald .... colorist (segment: Immunity)
Aaron Scully .... assistant editor (segment "Defender")
Nichole Walkling .... facility post producer (segment: s "Sand", "Commission", Big World, Long, Clear View)
Billy Wychgel .... colorist (segment "Big World")
Location Management
Daniel Power .... location scout
Music Department
Gyan Evans .... playback singer
Kazumichi Grime .... composer: theme music
Toby Grime .... composer: theme music
Veronique Serret .... solo violin
Elliott Wheeler .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Fahim Ahad .... technical coordinator
Jennifer Beale .... unit nurse
Michael H. Beck .... behind the scenes director (segment "On Her Knees")
Chloe Brugale .... production coordinator
Claire Burton .... Production Coordinator
Adam Camporeale .... production assistant (segment "On Her Knees")
Kieran Cato .... security manager
Kieran Cato .... traffic manager
Rebecca Elliott .... production assistant (segments: Boner McPharlin's Moll)
Nathan James .... safety consultant
Sophie Morgan .... production runner (segment "On Her Knees")
Kate Murphy .... production accountant
Taki Oldham .... production assistant
Danny Philippou .... behind the scene camera (segment "On Her Knees")
Chantelle Robertson .... production assistant (segments)
Joshua Smith .... production runner
Jed Summers .... production runner (segment "On Her Knees")
Romi Trower .... directors attachment
Caroline Verge .... legals
Veronica Gleeson .... thanks: development
Leigh Sutton .... special thanks (segment "On Her Knees")
Peter Thurmer .... special thanks (segment "On Her Knees")

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Rated R for language, violence including a rape, some sexual content and drug use
180 min | UK:107 min (re-edited version) | UK:107 min (theatrical version)

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The music in the segment "Defender" is written by Steve Francis and based on music by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (credited as Leontovych).See more »
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3 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
As per below., 15 April 2014
Author: lbeards44 ( from Australia

I loved the Turning. It showed me the way to write my life story. I had been in turmoil as to how to write it all down. When I discovered Tim Winton's, The Turning, I knew what I had to do. I am currently doing Honours at university with my thesis being my life story. Yes I agree that some of the stories are sad with no real solution but unfortunately that is how life is sometimes and for some people. I wish we all could be happy but that is a fairy story for children. We just have to get on with it as best we can. Tim shows up that saying "it is what it is". When I was completing my Arts degree with creative writing we had to read, "The Art of the Tale" edited by Anthony Halpern. This is a good set of short stories not necessarily happy ones either but again showing what life is.

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