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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
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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