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The story of Annie O'Farrell who was born with cerebral palsy, diagnosed at the age of three as severely intellectually disabled and committed to an institution. Thirteen years later she emerged into a new world through the love, help and determination of her grandmother and her teacher, Jessica Hathaway.

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Gil Brealey
Chris Borthwick  John Patterson
Don Murray  Don Harley
Executive Producers
Don Harley
Dir. of Photography
Mick Von Bornemann
Simon Walker
Lindsay Frazer
Production Designer
Robert Perkins


Angela Punch McGregor - Drew Forsythe - Wallas Eaton - Simon Chilvers - Monica Maughan - Mark Butler - Liddy Clark - Philippa Baker - Alastair Duncan - Charles Tingwell - Tina Arhondis

Production Details

Production Completion
Production Company
Film Australia Limited

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Strictly Oz - A History of Australian Film - UCLA
  • Strictly Oz - A History of Australian Film
  • Madrid International Film Festival
  • Montreal World Film Festival
  • Mill Valley Film Festival
  • Australian Film Institute