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


Alec Morgan


Alec Morgan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Evans Richard Evans ... Self
Paul F. Kathner Paul F. Kathner ... Self
Barry Noonan Barry Noonan ... Self
Allan Peters Allan Peters ... Self
Andrew Pike Andrew Pike ... Self
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Self
Ben Mendelsohn ... Rupert Kathner
Victoria Hill ... Alma Brooks
Eloise Oxer Eloise Oxer ... Clarice Kathner
Robert Bruning Robert Bruning ... Stanley Mount
Julie Herbert Julie Herbert ... Gwen Oatley
Peter Gwynne Peter Gwynne ... Rodney Shaw
Luke Ikimis-Healey Luke Ikimis-Healey ... Young Paul Kathner (as Luke Ikimus Healey)
Peter Carmody Peter Carmody ... Allan Cooke
Jennifer Hagan 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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Fascinating, engaging
24 July 2006 | by harry-90See all my reviews

I throughly enjoyed this very clever documentary drama about an (in)famous Australian filmmaker who never let minor things such as funding stand in his way. It is told with humor and heart and the visual effects are very clever and most effective. In fact the visual design is the film's most interesting feature. The use of old black and white photographs in a two dimensional format for the actor's to immerse themselves in does wonders in creating the world our two heroes exist in. Once again the wonderful producer Sue Maslin has found herself a great project which is challenging and interesting , and Alec Morgan's obvious love of the material stands the whole thing in great stead. Rupert Kathner is Australia's Ed Wood but with a more ample dose of the rogue about him. Congratulations!

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11 August 2006 (Australia) See more »

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