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WAYNE BLAIR

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RAMS (2020)
Starring Sam Neill, Michael Caton, Wayne Blair, Leon Ford, Travis McMahon, Asher Keddie, Hayley McElhinney, Kipan Rothbury, Asher Yasbincek and Will McNeill. Directed by Jeremy Sims.

In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin and Les, are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?

REVIEWS Rams - Baaa-ck off

EMU RUNNER (2019)
Starring Rhae-Kye Waites, Wayne Blair and Georgia Blizzard. Directed by Imogen Thomas.

REVIEWS Emu Runner - Another great win for Indigenous storytelling

SERIOUSLY RED
Starring Krew Boylan, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Daniel Webber, Celeste Barber, Thomas Campbell, Jean Kittson, Wayne Blair, Todd Lassance and Sarah Su. Directed by Gracie Otto.

Red is at a crossroads in her life. A vivacious and hilarious redhaired woman grappling with high expectations and low self-esteem, she pours herself a cup of ambition and trades her 9 to 5 career in real estate for a life under the spotlight as a Dolly Parton impersonator. After misreading her work party’s dress code, Red tumbles outta bed into a new world of tribute artists and impersonators in her wild and messy journey that includes romancing a Kenny Rogers impersonator. Red has to lose herself in order to find herself. As Dolly Parton says, "Be yourself because, everyone else is taken."
DIRECTOR
FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA (2021)
Directed by Wayne Blair and Nel Minchin.

From its early beginnings in the late 1980s, through the politically tumultuous 90s and into the new millennium, Bangarra Dance Theatre has grown to be one of the nation’s most revered cultural institutions, and a globally recognised powerhouse. With a distinctive theatrical voice and utterly inimitable soundscapes, music and design, Bangarra’s unique signature style also encompasses authentic storytelling, outstanding technique and deeply moving performances. Tracking the pivotal year approaching its 30th Anniversary, Firestarter tells the story of the Bangarra Dance Theatre through the eyes of their long-standing and charismatic artistic director, Stephen Page. A stunning hybrid of factual and dramatic storytelling, Firestarter is a tale of pride, heartbreak, adversity and empowerment – with the transformative strength of Indigenous dance at its centre.
TOP END WEDDING (2019)
Starring Miranda Tapsell, Gwilym Lee, Kerry Fox, Ursula Yovich, Shari Sebbens, Huw Higginson, Elaine Crombie, Travis Jeffery, Dalara Williams and Matt Crook. Directed by Wayne Blair.

Engaged and in love, Lauren and Ned have just 10 days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the Northern Territory, reunite her parents and pull off their dream Top End Wedding. As the couple travel through the Top End including Darwin, Katherine, Kakadu and the Tiwi Islands, they find fulfilment for their own personal journeys through the wild beauty of the NT’s landscapes and the unbeatable charm of the NT’s characters that they meet along the way.

REVIEWS Top End Wedding - Outback fantastic

SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ (2016)
Starring Adrien Brody, Salma Hayek, Shohreh Aghashloo, Anthony Azizi, Bashar Rahal and Alon Aboutoul. Directed by Wayne Blair.

Prior to the Iranian revolution it was a place where people of all religions were allowed to flourish. This is the story of a prosperous Jewish family who abandon everything before they are consumed by the passions of revolutionaries.
THE SAPPHIRES (2012)
Starring Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell. Directed by Wayne Blair.

REVIEWS The Sapphires - Great story, great music but lacks guts

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