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The Screen Guide

Australia’s aviation history is a saga of daring feats, can-do attitude, pig-headed visionaries, iron-fisted politicians and warring pilots; of humble beginnings and mega deals. The story begins in World War One with the bold young airmen who would later establish Australia’s first airlines, in difficult conditions, marred by accidents and fatalities, but highlighted by ground-breaking flights. Behind the scenes, however, battles were fought in boardrooms and with backers and bureaucrats to keep the airlines aloft. Then businessmen replaced aviators at the helm of the companies, and take-overs rather than take-offs became front-page news.

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Crew

Director
Alan Lindsay
Writers
Alan Lindsay
Producer
Helen Clucas  Alan Lindsay
Executive Producers
Mark Hamlyn  Anna Grieve
Dir. of Photography
Ian Batt

Cast

Colin Friels (narrator)

Production Details

Production Completion
2006
Genre
History and national identity
Production Company
Film Australia Limited  Vue Group

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Australian Cinematographers Society Federal Office
    (2006)