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The Screen Guide

After finding strange Latin inscriptions on a cave wall in the hills, three high school students from a north Queenland coastal town seek the help of their Latin teacher to discover their meaning. When an authentic Roman boat is found, the news leaks out and the quiet town is transformed into a tourist centre. Translating the inscriptions, the kids find that the boat is 'cursed' and desperately devise a plan to rid the town of it and at the same time liberate a young Roman boy, Pompey.

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Crew

Director
Michael Carson
Writers
John Misto
Producer
Margot McDonald
Executive Producers
Patricia Edgar
Dir. of Photography
Julian Penney
Composer
Chris Neal
Editor
Nicholas Beauman
Production Designer
Peta Lawson

Cast

Paul Chubb - Amanda Muggleton - Clayton Williamson - Emil Minty - Lynette Curran - Kate McDonald

Production Details

Production Completion
1988
Genre
Drama, Family
Production Company
Australian Children's Television Foundation

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Umbriafiction
    (1993)
  • Filmfest DC
    (1990)
  • Junior Dublin Film Festival
    (1990)
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
    (1990)
  • Children's Film Fest Of India
    (1989)