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A story about a boy from the bush whose talent, determination and drive made him Hollywood royalty and an international household name. Peter Allen’s life was fast and furious, he left an indelible mark and Peter Allen – Not the Boy Next Door – aims to do the same.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Director
Shawn Seet
Writers
Michael Miller  Justin Monjo
Producer
Kerrie Mainwaring
Executive Producers
Rory Callaghan
Dir. of Photography:
Bruce Young
Cast
Joel Jackson - Rebecca Gibney - Sigrid Thornton - Rob Mills - Henri Szeps - Nick Farnell - Sara West
Genre
Drama
Production Company
Endemol Shine Australia Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Endemol Shine Australia Pty Ltd
International Sales
Endemol Worldwide Distribution

Screen Australia Supported

  • Production support

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • TV Week
    (2016)
  • Australian Directors Guild
    (2016)

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