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WE CAN BE HEROES follows the trials and tribulations of five unique Australians who have made the shortlist to represent their state for the prestigious title of Australian of the Year. The only thing our nominees have in common is that they are all played by comedian Chris Lilley.

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Matthew Saville
Chris Lilley
Laura Waters
Executive Producers
Bruce Kane


Chris Lilley

Production Details

Production Completion
Production Company
Princess Pictures Nominees Pty Ltd


Australian Sales
Princess Pictures Nominees Pty Ltd
International Sales
Princess Pictures Nominees Pty Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Banff World Television Festival

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