Panelists: Scribes Jack Amiel ("Raising Helen," "The Prince & Me") and Michael Begler ("Raising Helen," "The Prince & Me"); filmmakers Martha Coolidge ("Rambling Rose," "Valley Girl"), Aiyana Elliott ("The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack") and Mark Rosman ("Cinderella Story," "Lizzie McGuire"); producer Kathleen McLaughlin ("Rabbit-Proof Fence
," "The Quiet American"); Dana Precious, prexy, new media, Ignition Creative;
It's a compelling story but, likethe recent Rabbit-Proof Fence
, a TV documentary might have done it more justice.
is a good example of how digital can complement the optical path.
7 (-) Rabbit-Proof Fence
(PG) Three Aborigine kids in epic trek across the Outback.
A rabbit-proof fence
buried 18in in the ground has finally kept out the rabbits but is no deterrent for moles burrowing in from the adjoining field.
Belfast-born Branagh has starred in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Rabbit-Proof Fence
and he appears in the forthcoming Mission: Impossible 3.
Witness the ambiguous role of the tracker in Rabbit-Proof Fence
(also played by Gulpilil).
(PG) *** Director Philip Noyce's gutwrenching true-life drama set in 1930s Australia where halfcaste children were removed from mothers to be ``educated''.
Already a substantial success Down Under, Noyce's film is adapted from Doris Pilkington's book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence
, the story of how, in 1931, her mother Molly Craig, aunt Daisy and their cousin Gracie, then aged respectively 14, eight and ten, were removed from their remote Jigalong community in Western Australia and taken 1,500 miles to the Moore River native settlement.
More recently, he's appeared in TV dramas Conspiracy, Shackleton and 10 Days to War, and the movies Rabbit-Proof Fence
, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Australia has invested in 169 feature films in the past 15 years, of which only eight have turned a profit, and only two more--Phillip Noyce's "Rabbit-Proof Fence
" and Ray Lawrence's "Lantana" --will do so soon.
It was closely followed by Rabbit-Proof Fence
with $7.5 million and Dirty Deeds at $5 million.