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ELVIS (2022)
Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia Dejonge, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rufus Sewell, Yolanda Quartey, Richard Roxburgh, Helen Thomson, David Wenham and Dacre Montgomery. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.
DIRT MUSIC (2020)
Starring Kelly Macdonald, Garrett Hedlund, Ava Caryofyllis, David Wenham and Aaron Pedersen. Directed by Gregor Jordan.

Georgie Jutland is barely holding it together these days without a drink. Once a nurse, now she’s trapped in the backwater fishing port of White Point with local crayfish baron, Jim Buckridge and his two sons, whose dead mother she can never hope to replace.

One hazy night she sees the lone figure of Lu Fox appear in the mists of the bay. A long time ago he was a dirt musician, but now he survives as a poacher - an unwise choice given Jim’s iron-grip on the local fishing trade.

Georgie is instantly drawn to Lu, and the pair begin an intense affair. What Georgie doesn’t realise is that the Foxes and the Buckridges have a long, murky history.

Fearing Jim’s fury and haunted by his tragic past, Lu flees north to Coronation Island, a place dear to Georgie’s heart. Discovering Lu has fled, Georgie decides to follow him north with the unlikely help of Jim.

REVIEWS Dirt Music - A typically flawed Tim Winton adaptation

PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (2017)
Starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham and Angus Barnett. Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.

Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old rival, Captain Salazar, who along with his crew of ghost pirates has escaped from the Devil’s Triangle, and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack seeks the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artefact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar.
LION (2017)
Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar. Directed by Garth Davis.

At five years old, Brierley found himself 1,500km from home, having fallen asleep aboard a train bound for Calcutta. Scared and alone he was forced to live a life on the streets. Saved from an orphanage by an Australian couple, he was brought up in Tasmania always wondering if he would ever see his Indian family again. Aided by the support of his adopted parents and the technology of Google Earth, he was able to track down his Indian mother and family, ending a 25-year journey.

REVIEWS Lion - A raw and powerful journey of identity

GOLDSTONE (2016)
Starring Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, David Gulpilil, David Wenham and Tommy Lewis. Directed by Ivan Sen.

Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a simple “light duties” investigation opens into a web of crime and corruption. Jay must pull his life together and bury his personal differences with young local cop Josh, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone.

REVIEWS Goldstone - An impressive piece of Australian noir

PAPER PLANES (2015)
Starring Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Ex Oxenbould and Alex Williams. Directed by Robert Connolly.

Young Dylan from a small outback town, dreams of competing in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.

REVIEWS Paper Planes - Doesn't quite soar but aims pretty high
Paper Planes - A bumpy flight

COSI (1996)
Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Aden Young, Colin Friels, Jacki Weaver, Pamela Rabe, David Wenham and Paul Chubb. Directed by Mark Joffe.
THE FURNACE
Starring David Wenham, Ahmed Malek, Jay Ryan, Erik Thomson, Baykali Ganambarr, Trevor Jamieson, Mahesh Jadu and Samson Coulter. Directed by Roderick Mackay.

Set in the 1890s gold rush of Western Australia, the film illuminates the forgotten history of Australia’s ‘Ghan' cameleers, who were predominantly Muslim and Sikh men from India, Afghanistan and Persia, who traversed the nation’s vast desert interior, forming unique bonds with local Aboriginal people.

To escape a harsh existence and return home, a young Afghan cameleer partners with a mysterious bushman on the run with two 400oz Crown-marked gold bars. Together the unlikely pair must outwit a zealous police sergeant and his troopers in a race to reach a secret furnace - the one place where they can safely reset the bars to remove the mark of the Crown.

NEKROTRONIC
Starring Ben O'Toole, Monica Bellucci, David Wenham, Tess Haubrich, Caroline Ford, Bob Savea, Goran D. Kleut, David Beamish, Charmaine Bingwa and Benedict Hardie. Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner.
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Starring Emily Barclay and Benedict Samuel. Directed by David Wenham.

In the middle of a crowded city the paths of two strangers, a man and a woman, collide. This accidental, chance occurrence sets in motion a chain of events that sees the two strangers embark on a night of adventure and connection that challenges their separate lives.

REVIEWS Ellipsis - Fails to come full circle

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Starring Emily Barclay and Benedict Samuel. Directed by David Wenham.

In the middle of a crowded city the paths of two strangers, a man and a woman, collide. This accidental, chance occurrence sets in motion a chain of events that sees the two strangers embark on a night of adventure and connection that challenges their separate lives.

REVIEWS Ellipsis - Fails to come full circle

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