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The Screen Guide

An adaptation of the delightful Steele Rudd stories written at the turn of the century about the trials and tribulations of rural life, in particular those of the Rudd family. Dad Rudd moves his family out into the scrub to 'select' 150 acres of fly-blown land that would hardly grow a cabbage. Riley, his squatter neighbour, hates selectors and wants the Rudds' land. Riley is also the local MP. The Rudds make a go of it and Dad decides to stand for parliament. Dad wins! Dad Rudd MP, the farmers friend! The Aussie battlers always win through.

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Crew

Director
George Whaley
Writers
George Whaley
Producer
Bruce Davey  Anthony Buckley
Executive Producers
Jonathan Shteinman
Dir. of Photography
Martin McGrath ASC
Composer
Peter Best
Editor
Wayne Le Clos
Production Designer
Herbert Pinter

Cast

Leo McKern - Dame Joan Sutherland - Geoffrey Rush - Cathy Campbell - John Gaden - Robert Menzies - Nicholas Eadie - Ray Barrett - Essie Davis - Barry Otto - David Field - Celia Ireland - Noah Taylor - Murray Bartlett

Production Details

Production Completion
1995
Genre
Comedy
Production Company
Anthony Buckley Films Pty Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Saint Tropez Film Festival - Cinema de Antipodes
    (2000)
  • Saint Tropez Film Festival - Cinema de Antipodes
    (1999)
  • Strictly Oz - A History of Australian Film - LACMA
    (1996)
  • Film Critics' Circle of Australia
    (1995)
  • AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival
    (1995)
  • Australian Film Institute
    (1995)
  • Australian Cinematographers Society NSW
    (1995)