Hitting Home movie

HITTING HOME

Directed by Ivan O'Mahoney

'An eye-opening and devastating investigation.
Ferguson and her team have produced a confronting series that should shake everyone into action.’ 

- The Age
'Hitting Home is unmissable…it is ground breaking….Compelling and important television. Ferguson and her team have done extraordinary work.’
- Peter FitzSimons, The Sydney Morning Herald
‘If you haven’t watched Hitting Home, you need to. Powerful and important television.’
- David Sharaz, SBS
'Hitting Home is simply exceptional. A landmark in TV history, not just for this year…’
- Neil McMahon, Sydney Morning Herald

HITTING HOME
ABC Television  |  2015 |  2 x 60min

Award-winning journalist Sarah Ferguson spent six-months on the frontline of domestic violence meeting with women and children who are affected as well as with perpetrators of violence. With unprecedented access to forensic doctors, specialist police officers, prisons and courts, Sarah goes in search of answers to this social scourge.

 

 

SUPPORT

1800 737 732
This is a 24-hour national sexual assault family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault. 

Lifeline 13 11 14
Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14 or text 0477 13 11 14 at night (6pm-midnight AEDT)

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

 

AACTA AWARDS 2016
WINNER - Best Feature Documentary Award

Nominated - Best Editing in Documentary


WALKLEY AWARDS 2016
WINNER - Documentary Award


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2016

WINNER - Best Television

 

OUR WATCH AWARDS 2016
WINNER - Best Long-form Award

AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS 2016
WINNER - Direction in a Documentary Series

SCREEN PRODUCERS AUSTRALIA AWARDS 2016

Nominated - Best Documentary Series


LOGIE AWARDS 2016
Nominated - Most Outstanding Public Affair Report

KENNEDY AWARDS 2016

Nominated - Outstanding Current Affairs Television Reporting
Nominated - Outstanding Investigative Reporting

 

CRITICAL ACCLAIM

'An eye-opening and devastating investigation
Ferguson and her team have produced a confronting series that should shake everyone into action.’
– The Age

‘Hitting Home is unmissable…it is ground breaking….
Compelling and important television. Ferguson and her team have done extraordinary work.’
- Peter Fitzsimons, Sydney Morning Herald

 

‘The most important TV program of the year.’ 
– Mark Scott, ABC

‘Hitting Home is simply exceptional. A landmark in TV history, not just for this year…’
– Neil McMahon, Sydney Morning Herald

‘Brilliant work by Sarah Ferguson. Hitting Home is compulsive viewing for all.’
– Adele Ferguson, ABC

‘My heart is in my throat. Thank you Sarah Ferguson and all those brave women who spoke out.’
– Georgina Dent, Mamamia

‘All power to Hitting Home for showing the faces of abusers. Powerful women, powerful journalism.’
– Joe Hildebrand

 

‘Every Australian should watch this right now.’
– Tracey Spicer

‘If you haven’t watched Hitting Home, you need to. Powerful and important television.’
– David Sharaz, SBS

 

‘I’m calling it. Hitting Home is the most important piece of TV you will see this year. For yourself and our community, watch it.’
– Chip Rolley, The Drum

KEY CREDITS

Presenter & Writer
SARAH FERGUSON
Director
IVAN O'MAHONEY
Series Producer
NIAL FULTON
Cinematography
AARON SMITH
ACS
Editor
ANDREW COOKE
PHILIPPA ROWLANDS
ASE
Composer
ROGER MASON
Producer & Researcher
KYLIE GREY
Field Producer
TINA HAVELOCK-STEVENS
Production Manager
MEGAN MCKENZIE
Executive Producer
NIAL FULTON 
IVAN O'MAHONEY

THE AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
in association with SCREEN NSW
an IN FILMS production