Bran Nue Dae

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  • PG-13
It’s the summer of 1969 and young WILLIE is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome, in the North of Western Australia – fishing, hanging out with his mates, and when he can, his girl ROSIE. However his mother THERESA has great... read more

It’s the summer of 1969 and young WILLIE is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome, in the North of Western Australia – fishing, hanging out with his mates, and when he can, his girl ROSIE. However his mother THERESA has great hopes for him and she returns him to the religious mission in Perth for further schooling. After being punished by FATHER BENEDICTUS for an act of youthful rebellion, Willie runs away from the mission. But to where… he’s too ashamed to go home, it will break his mother’s heart. Down on his luck he meets an old fella, who he calls ‘Uncle’ TADPOLE, and together they con a couple of hippies, ANNIE and SLIPPERY, into taking them on the 2,500 km journey through spectacular landscape back to Broome. Willie learns the hard and funny lessons he needs to get home, all the while pursued by Father Benedictus.

Original Release

01/14/2010

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Cast

Rocky McKenzie Willie
Jessica Mauboy Rosie
Ernie Dingo Tadpole
Missy Higgins Annie
Geoffrey Rush Father Benedictus
Deborah Mailman Roxanne
Tom Budge Slippery
Magda Szubanski Roadhouse Betty
Ningali Lawford Theresa (as Ningali Lawford-Wolf)
Stephen B'Aamba Albert Pastor Flakkon (as Stephen Baamba Albert)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Rachel Perkins

Writers

Jimmy Chi, Kuckles, Patrick Duttoo Bin Amat, Garry Gower, Michael Manolis Mavromatis, Stephen Pigram, Reg Cribb, Rachel Perkins, Adrian Russell Wills

Cast

Rocky McKenzie Willie
Jessica Mauboy Rosie
Ernie Dingo Tadpole
Missy Higgins Annie
Geoffrey Rush Father Benedictus
Deborah Mailman Roxanne
Tom Budge Slippery
Magda Szubanski Roadhouse Betty
Ningali Lawford Theresa (as Ningali Lawford-Wolf)
Stephen B'Aamba Albert Pastor Flakkon (as Stephen Baamba Albert)
Dan Sultan Lester
Josiah Page Tommy
Hunter Page-Lochard Peter (as Hunter Page)
Samson Page Daryl
Dayle Garlett Dorm Boy
Paully Edgar Sam
Sylvia Clarke Woman on Beach
Ali Torres Woman on Beach
Ferdy Richard Mauboy Rosie's Dad (as Ferdy Mauboy)
Rowan Albert Boy at Sun Pictures

Producers

Christopher Mapp Executive Producer
Matthew Street Executive Producer
David Whealy Executive Producer
Glennie Allan Producer
Catherine Bishop Producer
Andrea Distefano Producer
Graeme Isaac Producer
Robyn Kershaw Producer
Taryne Laffar Producer
Irma Woods Producer

Editors

Rochelle Oshlack

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