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The Screen Guide

The film tells the tale of Chinese orphan Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) who for ten years dreams of meeting her Australian sponsor Dean Randall (Guy Pearce). At 16, when her orphanage travels to Australia to attend a Choir Festival, Mei-Mei takes the opportunity to look him up. What she finds however is far from the idyllic life he depicted in his postcards. Initially mismatched and disconnected – the two begin a journey in search of belonging, family, redemption, love and acceptance.

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Guy Pearce - Zhu Lin - Claudia Karvan - Elaine Jin - Rhys Muldoon - Lincoln Lewis - Terry Serio
Production Completion
Australia/China Co-Production
Production Company
Portal Pictures Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Titan View Pty Ltd
International Sales
Arclight Films International Pty Limited

Screen Australia Supported

  • Development support

Selected Awards & Festivals

Screen News

Access granted to Oz as Tribeca All Access announces selection

Selected from over 475 submissions, two Australian feature film projects, Mei Mei (working title) and Binawee, have been selected to participate in the 2009 Tribeca Film Institute program - Tribeca All Access.

24 Mar 2009
By Screen Australia
Australian films claim international festival awards