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THE FAMILY LAW gives a vivid glimpse inside the gloriously dysfunctional world of a hilarious and heart-warming Chinese- Australian family through the eyes of 14-year-old Benjamin.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

This title is part of a series
The Family Law

Series listing
The Family Law series 1 series
The Family Law series 2 2017
The Family Law series 3 2018
Jonathan Brough
Benjamin Law  Marieke Hardy
Julie Eckersley  Sophie Miller
Executive Producers
Tony Ayres  Debbie Lee
Dir. of Photography
Murray Lui
Trystan Go - Shuang Hu - George Zhao - Karina Lee - Vivian Wei - Fiona Choi - Anthony Brandon Wong
Production Completion
Production Company
Matchbox Pictures Pty Ltd

Screen Australia Supported

  • Production support

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