New South Wales Film and Television Office
Most widely held works about New South Wales Film and Television Office
Most widely held works by New South Wales Film and Television Office
Bright star ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,425 libraries worldwide
Nineteenth century poet John Keats and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, started out as unlikely lovers who were totally at odds with each other. However, when Brawne offers to help Keats nurse his seriously ill brother, the two soon became involved in an unstoppable romance that only his untimely death at age 25 could bring to a shattering end.
The rage in Placid Lake ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
A comedy drama about two parentally neglected teenagers, Placid Lake and Gemma, who find the courage to believe in themselves.
Candy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Dan is a poet who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. As Dan goes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, Candy changes from an actress to a streetwalker and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to try and go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant.
Little fish ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
After years of treading water in her career and redeeming herself after a troubled past, Tracy Heart sets a goal of owning her own business. Her goals are torn apart by the return of her ex-boyfriend and the criminal intentions of her brother.
The square ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Ray is in a loveless marriage and hopes to escape the monotony when he begins a torrid affair with next-door neighbor Carla. Although she is married to a low-level mobster, she also seeks a little excitement. Ray's moral values are tested to the limit when Carla presents him with a bag of cash from one of her husband's latest crimes. What was to be an opportunity to take the money and run, soon becomes a matter of arson, murder, and blackmail.
He died with a felafel in his hand ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Danny has just moved into his 47th shared house, this time in Brisbane, and the flatmates have not improved. One lives in a closet, another in a tent in the living room and, before Danny takes off for shared house no. 48 in Melbourne, he will have endured satanic worshipers, skinheads and the perennially ubiquitous cane toad. No wonder he is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Oscar and Lucinda ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Oscar is an Anglican priest who gambles discreetly and donates his winnings to help the poor. Lucinda is an Australian businesswoman who boldly defies the rules of 19th-century society. When they meet over an innocent game of cards, their passion for gambling leads them both down a road of romance, chance and fate that changes their lives forever.
Australia Land beyond time ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
"A breathtaking journey through the exotic, surreal and dramatic natural environment of Australia"--Container.
Beneath clouds ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Lena is a fair-skinned girl with an Aboriginal mother. She rejects the indigenous family that surrounds her and longs for the love of her Irish father. Vaughn is a dark-skinned teenage boy who lives in a prison camp. He is angry at the 'white' world that surrounds him. These two hardened souls escape from their worlds in a struggle for purpose, identity, and love.
Romulus, my father ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Based on Raimond Gaita's critically acclaimed memoir, this film tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is, ultimately, a story of impossible love that celebrates the unbreakable bond between a father and a son.
Death defying acts Houdini's secret ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Mary McGarvie is a beautiful con artist who, with the help of her young daughter, fools audiences into believing she is psychic. The legendary magician Harry Houdini comes to town with a skeptic's challenge. He is going to give $10,000 to anyone who can correctly 'channel' his mother's dying words. Mary accepts the challenge. Houdini enters into a passionate affair with the charming clairvoyant even as he prepares for the most dangerous stunt of his career.
Somersault ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
After making a misjudged advance towards her mother's boyfriend, 16-year-old Heidi flees her home for the small Australian ski town of Jindabyne. Her self destructive tendancies surface, and her fragile new world threatens to come tumbling down.
Introducing the Dwights ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Shy, warm-hearted, good-looking Tim Dwight has two women crazy about him. One is a dream girl named Jill. The other is his mum, Jean, a bawdy aging comedienne who doesn't realize she's past her sell-by date for a big break. As Jean tries to make it in show biz, she also struggles to hold her family, including Tim and his disabled brother Mark, together. Will the arrival of Tim's dream girl bust them up?
Forbidden lie$ ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Norma Khouri won fame and fortune with her 'true story', Forbidden love, about a shocking honor killing in Jordan. The book was a runaway best seller and became the toast of the literary world. Until July 2004, when esteemed Sydney Morning Herald journalist Malcolm Knox exposed her book as a work of fiction, and her protagonist, a figment of her imagination. Now, Khouri is fighting for credibility and offers to go to Jordan to prove that Dalia existed and that the incident really took place.
The waiting city ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
When Ben and Fiona journey to Calcutta to pick up their adopted baby, the intoxicating power of the chaotic city pulls them apart. Forced to confront the rift forming between them, the couple ultimately rediscovers themselves and finds true happiness.
The incredible journey of Mary Bryant ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
In 1788, Mary Bryant, a starving young Cornwall girl, is convicted of a petty crime and sentenced to seven years in the Australian penal colony of Botany Bay. When Mary initiates an escape, she embarks on an arduous four thousand-mile journey toward freedom in a tragic and triumphant story that would make her one of history's most fascinating and courageous unsung heroines.--Container
Walking on water ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Charlie and Anna are Gavin's two best friends. They made a pact to assist the terminally ill Gavin to die when the time came. However, despite a massive dose of morphine, Gavin stays alive. Charlie ends up using a plastic bag to suffocate Gavin, hardly the dignified death they had planned. Thus begins an emotional roller coaster ride during which Charlie and Anna are forced to face the true meaning of friendship, loyalty and love.
Dirty deeds ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
An Australian gangster's booming business attracts the attention of the Chicago Mafia. When two Chicago hoods arrive in town and attempt to muscle in on the action, he decides to teach them a bitter lesson in Outback hospitality.
Irish escape by Peter F Stevens ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
In 1876, after eight years of incarceration at Fremantle Prison in Western Australia, six Irish political prisoners escaped to America on board the American whaler Catalpa. Under the pretext of a whaling voyage, the Catalpa and its courageous and unassuming captain, George Smith Anthony, were part of an ambitious plan to liberate the prisoners. Their story is one of swashbuckling adventure and heroism.
Samson & Delilah ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Australian languages and held by 110 libraries worldwide
"The world is a small place when you're Samson and Delilah - an isolated community in the Australian desert. Their silent love for each other takes them on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone, they discover that life isn't always fair but love never judges"--Container.
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