Snowtown

Awards
JURY PRIZE - MARRAKECH FILM FESTIVAL 2012
BEST ACTOR, DANIEL HENSHALL - MARRAKECH FILM FESTIVAL 2012
BEST FILM - FCCA 2012
BEST DIRECTOR, JUSTIN KURZEL - FCCA 2012
BEST ACTOR, DANIEL HENSHALL - FCCA 2012
BEST DIRECTOR, JUSTIN KURZEL - AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY AWARDS 2012
BEST ACTOR, DANIEL HENSHALL - AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY AWARDS 2012
BEST ACTRESS, LOUISE HARRIS - AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY AWARDS 2012
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY, SHAUN GRANT - AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY AWARDS 2012
BEST SOUND - AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY AWARDS 2012
BEST EDITING - AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY AWARDS 2012
BEST FEATURE FILM SCORE, JED KURZEL - AUSTRALIAN SCREEN COMPOSER AWARDS 2011
BEST FILM, AFTER DARK COMPETITION - CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL 2011
BEST FILM, AFTER DARK COMPETITION - CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL 2011
BEST ACTOR, DANIEL HENSHALL - VALENCIENNES 2011
SPECIAL MENTION OF THE PRESIDENT - CANNES CRITICS' WEEK 2011
AUDIENCE AWARD - ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2011
Library (Launched Adelaide Film Festival 2011) / Drama / UK / 119 mins / 2011
Director:
Justin Kurzel
Writer:
Shaun Grant
Cast:
Lucas Pittaway
Daniel Henshall
Louise Harris
Producers:
Anna McLeish (Shopping)
Sarah Shaw (Shopping)
Production Credits:
Screen Australia / Warp Films Australia / Film Victoria / South Australian Film Corp / Adelaide Film Festival / Omnilab Media

Based on true events, the shadow of the Snowtown murders still looms large in Australian society. When sixteen-year-old Jamie is introduced to a charismatic man, a friendship begins. As the relationship grows so do Jamie's suspicions, until he finds his world threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his newfound father-figure John Bunting, Australia's most notorious serial killer.

About the Director:

Snowtown is Kurzel's feature directorial debut having previously won awards for the short film, Blue Tongue.