Robert Menzies as Arthur Upfield
Three Dollars, theatre credits include The War of The Roses, Seneca’s Oedipus (STC), Three-Penny Opera, The Journal of Plague Year, Julius Caesar, Reunion/A Kind of Alaska.
Luke Ford as Snowy Rowles
The Black Balloon, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Kokoda, The Junction Boys, McLeod’s Daughters.
Nicholas Hope as Detective Harry Manning
Bad Boy Bubby, Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler?, The
Prime Minister is Missing, Rogue
Anni Finsterer as Anne Upfield
All Saints, Home and Away, The Rookie, Love My Way, Stingers, All Saints, Good Guys Bad Guys, Blue Heelers, Halifax f.p. theatre credits include Jesus Hopped the A Train, Othello, Ray’s Tempest & Macbeth.
Bille Brown as George Ritchie
Fierce Creatures, Passion, Oscar & Lucinda, Before Dawn, Blackjack, The Cooks, Silent Storm, White Collar Blue, Grass Roots, All Saints.
Emma Booth as Sarah Corbett
Clubland, Small Claims 3, Who Killed Dr. Bogle and Mrs Chandler, The Circuit, The Rookie, The Shark Net. (Also awaiting release Town Creek, & Hippie Hippie Shake)
Bill McCluskey as Charles Bogle
The Circuit 1 & 2, The Shark Net, Teesh and Trude, Evil Angels, Shame, Southern Cross.
Director Rowan Woods
Rowan Woods’ career spans acclaimed feature films, television series and mini-series. He recently completed Winged Creatures, starring Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson and Guy Pearce. Produced by Bob Salerno (21Grams).
Rowan graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 1993. He directed David Wenham in his award winning graduation film, Tran The Man and then went on to direct several television series including Police Rescue, Fireflies, Do or Die, Farscape.
Rowan’s feature debut, The Boys won 4 AFI awards including Best Director. His second feature Little Fish starring Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill and Hugo Weaving was nominated for a record 13 AFI Awards, 11 FCCA Awards and 8 IF Awards - including Best Film and Best Director.
Producer Sue Taylor
Sue Taylor has been a filmmaker for 25 years. After completing an honours degree in Anthropology at London University, she spent several years working in the corporate and educational sector of the industry, before pursuing a passion for documentary and drama.
Her credits cover the full range of production, including documentary (Vegie Wars, Diamond’s Are A Girls’ Best Friend, Fungimentary) children’s dramas (Minty, WildKat, Southern Cross, Timetrackers), mini-series (The Shark Net) and feature film (Last Train to Freo). She has been nominated for several AFI and Logie awards and was awarded the SPAA Drama Producer of the year in 2004.
Sue Taylor is currently financing the feature film Our Father Who Art In The Tree, a co-production with France, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and directed by Julie Bertucelli, to be filmed in 2009.
Writer Ian David
Ian David is best known for his ground breaking reality-based dramas Blue Murder, Police State, Police Crop, and Joh’s Jury, all of which won several awards for outstanding television and screenplay achievement.
Ian later wrote the eight-part comedy series Bad Cop Bad Cop, and adapted the Robert Drewe memoir, The Shark Net for television. The 3-part mini-series was nominated for a Scriptwriting Award in both the WA and NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 2004.
In 1997 Ian was invited to give the annual Ian McPherson Memorial Lecture at the Sydney Film Festival. Ian received the AFI’s Byron Kennedy Award in 2001 and a Centennial Medal from the Commonwealth of Australia in 2003 for services to Australian society and film. In 2003 Ian represented Australian artists at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, with an address on cultural diversity.
Ian was named as the inaugural Kit Denton Fellow at the 2007 AWGIE Awards.