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Naomi Watts stars in the true story of Sam Bloom, whose recovery from a tragic accident is helped when she and her family discover an unlikely ally.

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Naomi Watts - Jacki Weaver - Andrew Lincoln - Rachel House - Leeanna Walsman - Lisa Hensley - Griffin Murray-Johnston - Felix Cameron - Abe Clifford-Barr - Gia Carides
Production Completion
Production Company
Made Up Stories Pty Ltd
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Roadshow Films
International Sales
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Screen News

Authentic Storytelling – Johanna Garvin: when support and opportunity collide

Writer/director Johanna Garvin reflects on the impact of leadership on sets such as Penguin Bloom and her own film Rocky & Me.

31 Aug 2021
By Johanna Garvin
Authentic Storytelling – Adrian Russell Wills: Do You

Podcast – Summer box office breakdown and Australians in Film

Australians in Film’s Peter Ritchie on working in Hollywood and their call-out for new voices to learn from some of the biggest names in the business.

26 Feb 2021
By Caris Bizzaca
Podcast – Director Max Miller on the evolution of Aunty Donna

Penguin Bloom: behind the scenes

Director Glendyn Ivin and leading actors Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln talk about working with magpies in the new feature film Penguin Bloom.

27 Jan 2021
By Matthew Jenkin
The Dry: behind the scenes

Podcast – Producer Bruna Papandrea: taking books to screen

Producer Bruna Papandrea from Made Up Stories on why there’s nowhere better than Australia to make film and television.

15 Jan 2021
By Caris Bizzaca
Podcast – Eric Bana and Robert Connolly on The Dry

Media Releases

The Dry takes over $10 million at the Australian box office, ahead of standout line up of Australian films this summer

Screen Australia today celebrates an outstanding result for The Dry as it takes over $10 million at the Australian box office after almost three weeks in release.

19 Jan 2021

Screen Australia celebrates cinema with blockbuster line up of films

Screen Australia invites all Australians to rediscover the wonder of the big screen this summer.

17 Dec 2020