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Tessa returns to her childhood home - a house haunted by emotional memories. But how to return home after all those years away? What's home after all? A house? A place? A family? Set on the shores of Botany Bay close to where Captain Cook landed, VACANT POSSESSION tells a story of two families - one black, one white - both living in the shadow of the past. Weaving dream, memory and fantasy, it is the story of conflict and the complexities of reconciliation.

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Crew

Director
Margot Nash
Writers
Margot Nash
Producer
John Winter
Dir. of Photography
Dion Beebe
Composer
Alistair Jones
Editor
Veronika Jenet
Production Designer
Michael Phillips

Cast

Pamela Rabe - John Stanton - Toni Scanlon - Linden Wilkinson - Rita Bruce - Olivia Patten

Production Details

Production Completion Date
1994
Genre
Thriller
Production Company
Wintertime Films Pty Ltd

Sales

International Sales
Wintertime Films Pty Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Kino Xenix Screenings
    (1999)
  • Women's Film Festival - Torino
    (1997)
  • Femme Totale - Dortmund
    (1997)
  • Cinema Tout Ecran Film Festival
    (1996)
  • Strictly Oz - A History of Australian Film - UCLA
    (1996)
  • SIFF'S Women In Cinema Festival
    (1996)
  • Portland International Film Festival
    (1996)
  • Oz: Adventures in Australian Filmmaking
    (1996)
  • Oldenberg Film Festival
    (1996)
  • New Delhi International Film Festival
    (1996)
  • Korean Motion Picture Promotion Corp
    (1996)
  • International Film Forum 'ARSENAL'
    (1996)
  • Hawaii International Film Festival
    (1995)
  • Chicago International Film Festival
    (1995)
  • Asia Pacific Film Festival
    (1995)