Category:Films shot in Adelaide
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The following 64 pages are in this category, out of 64 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Adelaide – Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. In June 2016, Adelaide had a resident population of 1,326,354 million. South Australia, with a total of 1, the demonym Adelaidean is used in reference to the city and its residents. Adelaide is north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, on the Adelaide Plains between the Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges which surround the city. Adelaide stretches 20 km from the coast to the foothills, and 94 to 104 km from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south. Named in honour of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, queen consort to King William IV, Colonel William Light, one of Adelaides founding fathers, designed the city and chose its location close to the River Torrens, in the area originally inhabited by the Kaurna people. Lights design set out Adelaide in a layout, interspaced by wide boulevards and large public squares. Early Adelaide was shaped by prosperity and wealth—until the Second World War, it was Australias third-largest city and it has been noted for early examples of religious freedom, a commitment to political progressivism and civil liberties. It has been known as the City of Churches since the mid-19th century, as South Australias seat of government and commercial centre, Adelaide is the site of many governmental and financial institutions. Most of these are concentrated in the city centre along the boulevard of North Terrace, King William Street. Today, Adelaide is noted for its festivals and sporting events, its food and wine, its long beachfronts. It ranks highly in terms of liveability, being listed in the Top 10 of The Economist Intelligence Units Worlds Most Liveable Cities index in 2010,2011,2012 and 2015. It was also ranked the most liveable city in Australia by the Property Council of Australia in 2011,2012 and 2013, prior to its proclamation as a British settlement in 1836, the area around Adelaide was inhabited by the indigenous Kaurna Aboriginal nation. Kaurna culture and language was almost completely destroyed within a few decades of the European settlement of South Australia in 1836, however, extensive documentation by early missionaries and other researchers has enabled a modern revival of both language and culture. South Australia was officially proclaimed as a new British colony on 28 December 1836, the event is commemorated in South Australia as Proclamation Day. The site of the capital was surveyed and laid out by Colonel William Light. Adelaide was established as a colony of free immigrants, promising civil liberties and freedom from religious persecution. Wakefields idea was for the Government to survey and sell the land at a rate that would maintain land values high enough to be unaffordable for labourers and journeymen
2. 100 Bloody Acres – 100 Bloody Acres is a 2012 Australian horror comedy film directed and written by brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes. Damon Herriman and Angus Sampson star as opportunistic, rural fertiliser salesmen who resort to using human remains for their business and it premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival on 4 August 2012, and it was released in the United States on 28 June 2013. Reg and Lindsay Morgan own and operate a small blood and bone fertiliser business in country South Australia, while making local deliveries and the occasional roadkill pick up, Reg encounters the crash site of a van, the driver dead inside. Reg recovers the body from the crash and puts it in the back of his own truck, Reg takes an instant attraction to Sophie, and, against his better judgement, allows the three to ride with him. Wes and James ride in the back of the truck with the hidden corpse, Sophie gets to know Reg, while James tells Wes that he plans to marry Sophie. The pair soon discover the corpse and fear for their lives, Sophie starts to find things in common with Reg, but Regs anxiety gets the better of him. This unnerves Sophie, and, as soon as the truck arrives at the plant, Lindsay arrives and demands to know what is going on. Reg suggests that they can grind the people into fertiliser, Wes and James are soon detained with Sophie, and the trio watch as Reg and Lindsay grind the driver. At the last minute, Reg becomes convinced that the man is alive and tries to save him. When Wes cuts himself loose and escapes, Lindsay pursues him, Sophie takes advantage of the situation and attempts to seduce Reg, much to James chagrin. Reg catches on to the ruse and exposes Sophies infidelity with Wes, Lindsay soon returns with Wes, accumulating the body of a local police officer along the way. Reg now begins to have second thoughts about the pairs actions. When Nancy, their neighbour, surprises the brothers with a visit, Lindsay stuffs Reg in a car boot with Wes. Reg and Wes work together to escape, and Reg enters the house alone to confront his brother, Reg overhears Lindsay tell Nancy that Reg has moved away, perhaps permanently. As Reg gathers his courage, Lindsay and Nancy begin to have sex, severely disturbed, Reg decides instead to stealthily steal Lindsays keys. As he is about to them, Wes stumbles into the house. In a fit of rage, Lindsay kills Wes and Nancy, James and Sophie panic when they hear the gunshots, but Sophie decides to return to the farm when she hears Reg call out to her, James angrily breaks up with Sophie as she leaves. After a brief struggle, Lindsay overpowers and ties up Reg, as Lindsay prepares Reg for grinding, Sophie returns and distracts Lindsay
3. Alexandra's Project – Alexandras Project is a 2003 Australian drama/thriller film written and directed by Rolf de Heer and starring Gary Sweet and Helen Buday. Upon returning home from work on his birthday, Steve, a middle class husband and he notices a chair, his television set, and a video tape obviously set out for his viewing. He turns the TV and VCR on, and begins to watch a tape made for him by his wife, Alexandra. The first clip shows his wife and children wishing him a birthday, but after the kids leave the room, Alexandra begins a striptease. As it progresses, however, it clear that the tape is designed to humiliate. As part of her show, Alexandra feigns breast cancer, has sex with their neighbor, the films World premiere was 14 February 2003 as part of the Berlin International Film Festival and was released regularly as Cinema release on 8 May 2003 in Australia. Alexandras Project took $844,494 at the box office in Australia which is equivalent to $996,503 in 2009 dollars, Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes assessed the film at 50% on its tomatometer with an average 5. 4/10 rating. The Cultural Post gave it three out of five stars, Cinema of Australia South Australian Film Corporation Official website Alexandras Project at the National Film and Sound Archive Alexandras Project at the Internet Movie Database
4. Angel Baby (1995 film) – Angel Baby is a 1995 Australian drama film written and directed by Michael Rymer and starring John Lynch, Jacqueline McKenzie and Colin Friels. The film was produced in 1993–94 and it is a love story of two people with schizophrenia. Harry and Kate meet during therapy and fall passionately in love and they move in together and Kate gets pregnant. In the hospital, Kate dies while giving birth to their daughter, Harry asks his brother to take care of his daughter and walks to the bridge where Kate and Harry once stood to fly. The film ends there and Harrys further actions are open for interpretation, the film swept the boards at the 1995 AFI Awards winning all the major categories as well as several major international film festivals. Angel Baby grossed $1,070,726 at the box office in Australia, cinema of Australia Angel Baby at the Internet Movie Database Angel Baby at murdoch. edu. au Angel Baby at the National Film and Sound Archive
5. Australian Rules (film) – Australian Rules, is a 2002 drama film directed by Paul Goldman. The film was adapted from the novels Deadly, Unna. and it stars Nathan Phillips, Luke Carroll, Tom Budge, Brian Torry and Lisa Flanagan. The film is about a man experiencing the hardships of growing up in rural South Australia. In particular, it deals with the issue of racial relationships through the characters, their involvement in local Australian rules football. The film was launched at the Adelaide Festival of Arts on 5 March 2002, in the isolated and fictional South Australian fishing town of Prospect Bay, the only thing that connects the black and white communities is football. Gary Blacky Black and Dumby Red are an exception, teenage best friends from different sides of the tracks, Dumby is the star of the football team and likely to become the next big Aboriginal star in the big leagues. Gary is the son of hard-drinking and brutal white fisherman Bob Black. He is attracted to Dumbys beautiful sister, Clarence, Blackys supportive mother helps him become a better player as he is chosen to be the ruckman in the teams upcoming grand final. Blacky has to overcome Thumper, the player for the opposition. When gameday arrives Blacky at first struggles to make an impact on the game, when Dumby gets a mark near goals with the scores tied he hands it off to a team mate instead of taking the shot. The player kicks a point and Blacky has to run into Thumper to stop him from kicking the winning goal and their team wins the premiership, but Dumby and Blackys elation is short-lived. Dumby is passed over for the medal for the coachs son Simon Robertson. Dumby is disgusted and angered by the racially motivated decision. Disgruntled, Dumby and his cousin Pretty attempt to rob the bar where the celebrations were held, after breaking into the bar, they meet the drunk owner, beat him into unconsciousness and proceed to the safe with the key found in his pocket. Bob, waking to find the unconscious with a head wound, heads to the office. Bob sneaks up behind Dumby and fires a shot into the figure in the darkness, Bob discovers he has killed Dumby. Pretty, whos been hiding behind the door, jumps him, Pretty reveals himself by removing his makeshift balaclava. He doesnt shoot Bob but fires the round into the ceiling
6. The Babadook – The Babadook is a 2014 Australian-Canadian psychological horror film written and directed by Jennifer Kent in her directorial debut, and produced by Kristina Ceyton and Kristian Moliere. The film stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West and it is based on the 2005 short film Monster, also written and directed by Kent. The Babadook was initially not a commercial success in Australia and was given a limited release in art house theatres. However, largely after its reception at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It was a success, gaining $7.5 million over a $2 million budget. Sam begins displaying erratic behaviour, he becomes an insomniac and is preoccupied with an imaginary monster, Amelia is forced to pick up her son from school after Sam brings one of the weapons there. One night, Sam asks his mother to read a pop-up storybook and it describes the titular monster, the Babadook, a tall pale-faced humanoid in a top hat with pointed fingers who torments its victims after they become aware of its existence. Amelia is disturbed by the book and its mysterious appearance, while Sam becomes convinced that the Babadook is real, Sams persistence about the Babadook leads Amelia to often have sleepless nights as she tries to comfort him. Soon after, strange events occur, doors open and close mysteriously by themselves, strange sounds are heard and she attributes the events to Sams behaviour, but he blames the Babadook. Amelia rips up the book and disposes of it, at Sams cousin Rubys birthday party, Ruby bullies Sam for not having a father, in response to which he pushes her out of her tree house and breaks her nose in two places. Amelias sister Claire admits she cannot bear Sam to which Amelia takes great offence, on the drive home, Sam has another vision of the Babadook and suffers a febrile seizure, after which Amelia makes a successful plea for sedatives to a paediatrician. The following morning, Amelia finds the Mister Babadook book reassembled on the front door step, new words taunt her by saying that the Babadook will become stronger if she continues to deny its existence, containing pop-ups of her killing her dog Bugsy, Samuel and then herself. Terrified, Amelia burns the book and runs to the police after a phone call. However, Amelia has no proof of the stalking, and when she sees the Babadooks suit hung up behind the front desk. Amelia starts to become isolated and shut-in, being more impatient, shouting at Samuel for disobeying her constantly. One night, Amelia sees a vision of Oskar, who agrees to if she gives him Sam. Fleeing, Amelia is stalked by the Babadook through the house until it takes over her and finally possesses her, breaking Bugsys neck, eventually luring her into the basement, Sam knocks her out. Amelia awakens, tied up in the basement, with a terrified Sam nearby, when she tries to strangle him, he lovingly caresses her face, causing her to throw up an inky black substance, an action which seemingly expels the Babadook
7. Bad Boy Bubby – Bad Boy Bubby is a 1994 Australian-Italian black comedy/drama film written and directed by Rolf de Heer. It stars Nicholas Hope and Carmel Johnson, Bubby is a 35-year-old man who has never set foot outside his mothers dingy apartment in the back of a printing press in an industrial area of Adelaide. In addition to beating and sexually abusing him, she confines him to the apartment, telling him that the air outside is poisonous, Bubby eventually escapes, joins up with a rock band, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and shocking mayhem. For most of the 1980s, de Heer collected ideas and wrote them on index cards, in 1987, he took a hiatus from making Bubby index cards, but in 1989 he resumed work. Sometime between 1989 and 1990, he saw the short film Confessor Caressor starring Nicholas Hope and tracked him down, in 1991, he began work on the actual script. After he heard a rumour about the reintroduction of the penalty to Australia, de Heer was angered. This ending was scrapped when the rumour proved to be false, the people with cerebral palsy Bubby meets at the 1 hour 30 minute mark are not actors, but actual disabled people. This method gave the track a unique sound that closely resembled what the character would actually be hearing. The film also used 31 individual directors of photography to shoot different scenes, no director of photography was allowed to refer to the work of the others. On 23 April 2007, Eureka Entertainment released Bad Boy Bubby on DVD for the UK market with all scenes intact, on the Blue Underground DVD, director Rolf de Heer claims that Bubby was the second highest grossing film in Norway in 1995, second only to Batman Forever. In the UK, it was cut for cruelty to a cat, the film was released on DVD in April 2005 by the Blue Underground company, and a special Two Disc Collectors Edition was also released in June 2005 by Umbrella Entertainment. Bad Boy Bubby grossed $808,789 at the box office in Australia, david Stratton, film critic for The Movie Show praised Bad Boy Bubby. He awarded the five stars out of five, remarking. I really think its a milestone in Australian cinema
8. Beautiful (2009 film) – Beautiful is a 2009 Australian independent film, written and directed by Dean OFlaherty, which was released by Adelaide-based Kojo Pictures on 5 March 2009. The film marked the feature filmmaking debut of both OFlaherty and Kojo Pictures, the South Australian Film Corporation provided approximately 10 per cent of the $1. 5m budget, while the rest came from private investors. Beautiful was the first film in Australia to receive the new 40% Producers Rebate from the Federal Government, the film received a poor response, taking only $56,000 at the Australian box office in its short cinema release. It was invited to screen at the 12th Shanghai International Film Festival, in June 2010, poland, Middle East, Russia, Mexico and HBO Eastern Europe. In the fictional Adelaide suburb of Sunshine Hills, three girls have disappeared, Jenny Wells, Teresa Fields, and Amanda Howatt, who disappeared three days earlier. 14-year-old Danny Hobson is a loner, who lives with his police officer father Alan and he is obsessed with his 17-year-old neighbour, Suzy Thomson. They become friends and she tells him about the girls and the owners of number 46. She sends him to some photos with his camera. They walk to number 46, where Suzy tells Danny that a woman is always staring out the window, while walking down the street, Dannys bouncy ball lands in the backyard of number 46. He introduces himself to the owner, a mysterious woman named Jennifer. At night, he hides in a bush and sees a car approach the house, the driver, Jennifers boyfriend, gets out and stares at Danny, who takes a photo of him. Danny develops the photos and takes them to Suzy, who recognises the boyfriend from a police newsletter and they read through several newsletters and Suzy identifies the man as Max Forster, a convicted rapist. Danny begins to suspect Jennifer is being held against her will in the house by Max, Danny goes to meet Jennifer and she shows him a bracelet which is important to her. He immediately recognises the bracelet as one belonging to his mother and he accuses her of being his mother. Danny has a dream where Suzy is abducted and he wakes up to learn that she has been kidnapped from her bedroom. Alan interrogates Danny, who says he and Suzy only talked about the girls, Alan and some fellow officers investigate number 46, but find nothing suspicious. Danny receives a call from Suzy, who tells him that Max kidnapped her. Danny must come to the house if he wants to see Suzy alive, Danny steals Alans gun and goes to the house, where Jennifer takes him to the backroom, where Max is waiting for him
9. Beautiful Kate – Beautiful Kate is a 2009 Australian drama film directed by Rachel Ward and starring Ben Mendelsohn, Rachel Griffiths, Bryan Brown, Maeve Dermody and Sophie Lowe. Ward adapted the script from a 1982 novel of the name by Newton Thornburg. The film was shot on location in the Flinders Ranges, the film premiered in June 2009 at the Sydney Film Festival and was released in limited release across Australia on 6 August 2009. A writer, Ned Kendall, is returning to the remote and isolated family home inhabited by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father, Bruce, Ned also brings his fiancee, Toni, who has trouble getting used to the isolation and harshness of rural Australia. Ned starts reliving memories of his childhood, many involving his beautiful twin sister Kate and these memories awaken long-buried secrets from the familys past. He begins writing, and his fiance reads that he had a sexual encounter with Kate. Kate continues to entice Ned despite his obvious revulsion, and after a night out with friends. He is joined by Kate, who seduces and subsequently has sex with him on the banks of the dam, Ned shows immediate remorse while Kate remains unperturbed. After Neds refusal to have sexual relations with Kate, Kate instigates a fight between the brothers by suggesting that Ned made unwanted advances towards her. As punishment, Bruce makes Ned accompany Kate to the Christmas dance, during the dance, Ned leaves Kate, who is left to go home with Cliff. Ned leaves separately and on his way home he finds his sisters dead body in Cliffs crashed car, fearing that Ned will tell Bruce the truth about Kate, Sally reveals that she knew of Ned and Kates secret. She also reveals that the clock stopped on impact of the crash and no one could figure out what took Kate. Sally speculates that Kate also had relations with Cliff, who then crashed the car in which Kate died. She tells Ned she believes that Cliffs guilt from his part in Kates death was multiplied knowing he had committed incest, but Bruce still believes that Kate was an innocent victim, the best of his children, and she doesnt want him shattered with the truth. Ned then makes amends with Bruce and says that he is sorry for blaming him over Cliffs suicide and he doesnt tell Bruce the truth about Kate and lets him die still believing that Kate was everything he thought she was. Before he leaves, he tells Sally that Bruce died never knowing that she was his greatest achievement, until the debut of the Paul Hogan-starring Charlie & Boots in early September, Beautiful Kate held the title of the largest opening weekend for an Australian film for 2009. The film holds an 83% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 30 reviews with a rating of 6.8 out of 10. Beautiful Kate received four and a half stars from both Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton on At The Movies
10. Black and White (2002 film) – Black and White is a 2002 Australian film, directed by Craig Lahiff and starring Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance, Kerry Fox, David Ngoombujarra, and Colin Friels. Louis Nowra wrote the screenplay, and Helen Leake and Nik Powell produced the film, the film won an Australian Film Institute award in 2003 for David Ngoombujarra as Best Actor in a Supporting Role. It follows the fight by his lawyers David OSullivan and Helen Devaney to save Stuart from execution, as well as Crown Prosecutor, Roderic Chamberlains efforts to convict Stuart. Rohan Rivett editor of an Adelaide paper, The News, and its publisher, some people think Elvis is still alive, but most of us think hes dead and gone. Director Craig Lahiff interview at the premiere of BLACK AND WHITE at the Toronto International Film Festival. When Helen first mentioned the idea of the film, we decided to do a bit of research. There were a couple of books on the subject that were very useful and Helen knew a few people in the legal community whom we were able to talk to about the case. We then became convinced that this was an interesting story that had divided the entire community in South Australia as well as the rest of the nation. ”It certainly was a hideous crime, a particularly savage act. People still to this day have very opposed views of whether or not Max was guilty, in the film we don’t say that he was, or that he wasn’t. We show both sides of the story and it’s up to the audience to decide for themselves, but that’s really not what the film is about. Max was the catalyst for changing so many lives and it’s those people that this film focuses on. It’s a real David and Goliath story about two young lawyers who changed police and judicial procedures – and by doing so were ostracized by Adelaide society, Robert was always our first choice for O’Sullivan. I really do think he’s one of the best actors in the world today, Robert Carlyle brings humanity to all his roles, as well as a great passion. He has an ability to inhabit his characters in the most critical way – and he was perfect for the role. For the role of Devaney I could immediately see how Kerry could play the character as someone who could bring both a strength and a sense of humour to the role which we were pleased with. Charles Dance captures Chamberlain’s qualities completely as someone who has both charm and a ruthlessness – an opponent to be reckoned with and his Englishness reflects the Adelaide establishment at the time which prided itself in being even more English than the English. David Ngoombujarra really was the choice for us. He’s a wonderful actor, very intuitive and was committed and focused on the role