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In 1822, eight convicts escaped the brutal penal settlement, Macquarie Harbour, in a fateful bid for freedom. Led by ex-sailor and experienced navigator, Robert Greenhill, the men battled against some of the world’s harshest terrain in the unexplored wilderness of Van Diemen’s Land. As supplies run out and tensions escalate, the group soon contemplates the unthinkable. Based on the infamous confessions of Alexander Pearce, Australia’s most notorious convict, VAN DIEMEN’S LAND is a dark gothic tale that reflects Australia’s true colonial heritage.


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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Jonathan Auf Der Heide
Oscar Redding
Maggie Miles
Executive Producers
Oscar Redding
Dir. of Photography:
Ellery Ryan
Jethro Woodward
Cindy Clarkson
Jason Glover - Arthur Angel - Adrian Mulraney - Torquil Neilson - Oscar Redding - Greg Stone - Mark Leonard Winter - Paul Ashcroft - John Francis Howard - Thomas Michael Wright
Production Company
Noise and Light Pty Ltd
International Sales
Madman Entertainment Pty Ltd

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