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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

Emma Freeman
Matt Cameron  Belinda Chayko  Greg Waters
Joanna Werner
Executive Producers
Penny Chapman  Penny Win
Dir. of Photography:
Garry Phillips  Mark Wareham ACS
Jacki Weaver - Anna Torv - Dan Wyllie - Damon Herriman -  Alex Dimitriades - Alan Dale - Mekhi Phifer - Sacha Horler - Marcus Graham - Miranda Tapsell
Production Completion Date
Drama, Thriller
Production Company
Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd  Secret City Productions Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Universal Media Studios International Limited
International Sales
Universal Media Studios International Limited
Video release
2016/12/07 (Australia)
Cable/Sat release
2016/06/05 (Australia)

Screen Australia Supported

  • Production support

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • TV Week Logie Awards
  • Australian Directors Guild
  • Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts

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