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Amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist, Harriet Dunkley, pursues a long-buried and exposing secret, leading to assassination attempts, suicide and murder. Beneath the placid façade of Canberra, she uncovers a ‘secret city’ of high-level Australians corrupted by the competing super-powers.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

This title is part of a series:
Series listing:
Secret City series 1
Secret City: Under the Eagle series 2 2018
Director
Emma Freeman
Writers
Belinda Chayko  Matt Cameron  Greg Waters
Producer
Joanna Werner
Executive Producers
Penny Chapman  Penny Win
Dir. of Photography:
Mark Wareham ACS  Garry Phillips
Cast
Jacki Weaver - Anna Torv - Dan Wyllie - Damon Herriman -  Alex Dimitriades - Alan Dale - Mekhi Phifer - Sacha Horler - Marcus Graham - Miranda Tapsell
Production Completion Date
2016
Genre
Drama, Thriller
Production Company
Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd  Secret City Productions Pty Ltd

Screen Australia Supported

  • Production support

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • TV Week Logie Awards
    (2017)
  • Australian Directors Guild
    (2017)
  • Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts
    (2016)

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