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After an absence of twenty years, Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken hometown to investigate an apparent murder-suicide committed by his childhood friend, Luke Hadler. But when Aaron's investigation opens a decades old wound - the unsolved death of 16-year-old Ellie Deacon – Aaron must struggle to prove not only Luke's innocence but his own.

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Eric Bana - Genevieve O'Reily - Keir O'Donnell - John Polson - Julia Blake - Bruce Spence - Mat Nable - William Zappa - James Frenchville - Joe Klocek - Sam Corlett - Claude Scott - Bebe Bettencourt - Jeremy Taylor Lindsay - Eddie Baroo - Daniel Frederiksen - Miranda Tapsell - Renee Lim - Martin Dingle Wall - Francine Mcasey - Bessie Holland - Dawn Klinberg - Nick Farnell - Rosanna Lockhart - Tommy Nable - Ryder Hudson - Audrey Moore - Jarvis Mitchell - Harrison Williams - Stephanie Halmshaw
Production Completion
Drama, Thriller
Production Company
Made Up Stories Pty Ltd  The Dry Film Production Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Roadshow Films
International Sales
Cornerstone Films

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Screen News

Podcast – Summer box office breakdown and Australians in Film

Australians in Film’s Peter Ritchie on working in Hollywood and their call-out for new voices to learn from some of the biggest names in the business.

26 Feb 2021
By Caris Bizzaca
Podcast – Director Max Miller on the evolution of Aunty Donna

Podcast – Producer Bruna Papandrea: taking books to screen

Producer Bruna Papandrea from Made Up Stories on why there’s nowhere better than Australia to make film and television.

15 Jan 2021
By Caris Bizzaca
Podcast – Eric Bana and Robert Connolly on The Dry

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Producers Steve Hutensky and Jodi Matterson of Made Up Stories talk through shooting and releasing titles in the midst of a pandemic.

14 Jan 2021
By Caris Bizzaca

The Dry: behind the scenes

Editor Nick Meyers discusses his approach to editing Robert Connolly’s mystery feature The Dry.

07 Jan 2021
By Matthew Jenkin
Rams: behind the scenes

Media Releases

Eric Bana and the team behind box office hit The Dry return for Force of Nature

Made Up Stories, Screen Australia and VicScreen have announced that the team behind The Dry willreturn for Force of Nature, currently shooting in Victoria.

18 May 2022

The Dry takes over $10 million at the Australian box office, ahead of standout line up of Australian films this summer

Screen Australia today celebrates an outstanding result for The Dry as it takes over $10 million at the Australian box office after almost three weeks in release.

19 Jan 2021

Screen Australia celebrates cinema with blockbuster line up of films

Screen Australia invites all Australians to rediscover the wonder of the big screen this summer.

17 Dec 2020