The Outlaw Micjael Howe Movie

THE OUTLAW MICHAEL HOWE

Directed by Brendan Cowell

'A vivid portrait of a fallen world that recalls Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian...Cowell's film is a visually stylised assault on colonisation and invasion, a kind of terrible dreamscape that carries us along, sometimes trickling, sometimes roaring.' 
- Graeme Blunder, The Australian
'There is no shortage of films set in Australia's colonial past but this one makes you feel like you are seeing the era through new eyes. The dialogue is natural and visually, the film is stunning, with the Tasmanian wilderness making an incredibly beautiful backdrop.
Howe good? Very!' 

- Helen Vnuk, TV Week Guide, Cover Story and Pick of the Week
'A great slice of colonial lore...pick of the week.' 
- Melinda Houston, Sun Herald

THE OUTLAW MICHAEL HOWE
ABC Television  |  2013 |  85min

In 1815 a young convict leads a wretched guerrilla army of outlaws, deserters and bushmen in open rebellion against the morally corrupt government on the notorious prison settlement of Van Diemen's Land. As their numbers grow by the day, Michael Howe's gang threaten to overrun the colony. An epic story of love and betrayal, The Outlaw Michael Howe will chronicle the astonishing true story of the man who pushed Australia to the brink of civil war.

CAST
Damon Herriman - Michael Howe
Mirrah Foulkes - Maira Lord
Rarriwuy Hick - Mary
Matt Day - Magistrate Robert Knopwood
Darren Gilshenan - Governor Tom Davey
Benedict Hardie - Peter Septon
Amanda Bishop - Susan

Nicholas Cassim - Governor William Sorell

Pip Miller - Magistrate Humphrey
Kevin McIssac - John Whitehead

DISTRIBUTION

Madman Entertainment
+61 3 9261 9200

www.madmanfilms.com

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

 

AACTA AWARDS 2015

Nominated - Best Costume Design in Television (Xanthe Heubel) 

Nominated - Best Sound in a Documentary


AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION GUILD DESIGN AWARDS 2015

WINNER - APDG Award for Design in a Television Drama (Felicity Abbott) 
Nominated - Best Costume Design in Television (Xanthe Heubel, Leah Giblin) 

APRA AWARDS 2014

WINNER - Best Music in a Mini-Series or Telemovie (Roger Mason) 
Nominated - Best Original Song (Roger Mason)

 

AUSTRALIAN CINEMATOGRAPHER SOCIETY AWARDS 2014
WINNER - Gold Award (Simon Harding) 

EQUITY AWARDS 201
Nominated - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Telemovie 

 

ZOOM TELEVISION FESTIVAL, SPAIN

WINNER - Best Direction (Brendan Cowell) 
 

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KEY CREDITS

Written & Directed By 
BRENDAN COWELL
Producer
NIAL FULTON
First Assistant Director
JOHN CLABBURN
Cinematographer
SIMON HARDING
Co-Producer
FIONA MCCONAGHY
Associate Producer
PAUL STEWART
Editor
PETER CROMBIE
Production Designer
FELICITY ABBOTT
Art Director
LORETTA COSGROVE
Set Director
PETER FOSTER
Costume Designer
XANTHE HEUBEL
Makeup Department Head
CATHERINE BIGGS 
Location Manager 
BRENDAN SHANLEY
Music 
ROGER MASON
Executive Producer
MICHAEL CORDELL


SCREEN AUSTRALIA and THE AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
in association with SCREEN NSW & SCREEN TASMANIA