• Search Keywords

  • Year

  • Production Status

  • Genre

  • Co-production

  • SA Supported

  • Indigenous creative

  • Length

  • Technique

  • SHARE THIS PAGE

The Screen Guide

On a stifling hot Christmas Eve in 1803 William Buckley, an English 23-year-old court-martialled soldier, transported to Australia on Victoria's first fleet, escaped the doomed settlement of Sorrento in Port Phillip. Buckley exhausted and near death, took a spear from an Aboriginal grave to help him walk - the luckiest decision he ever made in his life. Thirty-two years later at 2pm on Sunday, 6 July 1835, a giant of a man shambles into the camp recently established by John Batman at Indented Head near Geelong. This is his story.

Powered by

Viewing Options

Choose a viewing option below

Crew

Director
Malcolm McDonald
Writers
Malcolm McDonald
Producer
Tony Wright  Stephen Amezdroz
Executive Producers
Stephen Amezdroz
Dir. of Photography
Martin McGrath ASC

Cast

Michael Cathcart - Jean-Marc Russ - Chris Haywood

Production Details

Production Completion
2009
Genre
History and national identity
Production Company
December Films Pty Ltd

Sales

International Sales
ABC Content Sales

Screen Australia Supported

  • Production support