Umbrella Entertainment to Release South Australian Film Corporation Classics
The South Australian Film Corporation and Umbrella Entertainment have announced a partnership to give iconic Australian films and television productions from the 1970s, 80s and 90s a new life for audiences worldwide.
Sunday Too Far Away (1975), Breaker Morant (1979), The Club (1980), Storm Boy (1976), Money Movers (1978) and The Shiralee (1987) are among twenty-five SAFC-produced titles to be reissued across multiple platforms by Umbrella Entertainment, in some cases with special features.
The first wave of re-releases will include:
Ken Hannam’s classic Sunday Too Far Away, starring a young Jack Thompson in his Australian Film Institute Award-winning performance as a hard-drinking but hard-working sheep shearer. Winner of three AFI Awards including Best Film.
One of the most iconic South Australian films of all time, Storm Boy celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in November 2016. Directed by Henri Safran, based on the novel by Colin Thiele and starring a young David Gulpilil, Storm Boy won the AFI Award for Best Film.
Bruce Beresford’s bank heist caper Money Movers, starring Terence Donovan, Charles “Bud” Tingwell, Jeanie Drynan and a young Bryan Brown.
The Shiralee, starring Bryan Brown, Rebecca Smart and Noni Hazlehurst, first broadcast as a miniseries in 1986. Directed by George Ogilvie, the film was based on the novel by D’Arcy Niland about a swagman and his young daughter.
The Digital Fix looks forward to covering many of these titles on their disc releases.