Films

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Uninhabited

Deck Dogz

The Nugget

Tempted

Cut

In a Savage Land

Kiss or Kill

Two If By Sea

Spider and Rose

Jilted

Dear Cardholder

Backlash

A Street To Die

Uninhabited

A young couple go to a deserted coral isle for a camping holiday, only to discover there’s a ghost on the island.

Starring
  • Geraldine Hakewill
  • Henry James
Producers
  • Bill Bennett
  • Silvana Milat
  • Paul Quin
Director
  • Bill Bennett
Writer
  • Bill Bennett

Deck Dogz

Three young skaters, the Deck Dogz, skate across the city to meet Tony Hawk, each of them going through life changing experiences.

Starring
  • Tony Hawk
Producers
  • Jennifer Cluff
  • Bill Bennett
Director
  • Steve Pasvolsky
Writer
  • Steve Pasvolsky

The Nugget

Three council street workers in a small country town find the world’s biggest nugget, and their world changes overnight.

Starring
  • Eric Bana
  • Stephen Curry
  • Belinda Emmett
Producers
  • Jennifer Cluff
  • Bill Bennett
Director
  • Bill Bennett
Writer
  • Bill Bennett

Tempted

A wealthy New Orleans businessman tests the fidelity of his new young wife by hiring a carpenter to try to seduce her – with fatal consequences.

Starring
  • Peter Facinelli
  • Saffron Burrows
  • Burt Reynolds
Producers
  • Jennifer Cluff
  • Bill Bennett
Director
  • Bill Bennett
Writer
  • Bill Bennett
Winner
  • Golden Tripod, Best Cinematography, Australian Cinematographers Society
  • Best Sound, Australian Screen Sound Guild

Cut

A killer begins to stalk the actors of a low budget horror film.

Starring
  • Molly Ringwald
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Jessica Napier
Winner
  • Golden Tripod, Best Cinematography, Australian Cinematographers Society
  • Best Sound, Australian Screen Sound Guild
Producers
  • Jennifer Cluff
  • Bill Bennett
  • Martin Fabyini
Director
  • Kimble Rendall
Writer
  • Dave Warner
  • Bill Bennett (uncredited)

In a Savage Land

Set in the years just before World War 2, two anthropologists, husband and wife, go to the Trobriand Islands off the coast of New Guinea to study the sexual mores of the villagers. There they meet a charismatic pearl trader who tests their own sexual mores.

Starring
  • Rufus Sewell
  • Maya Stange
Producers
  • Jennifer Cluff
  • Bill Bennett
Director
  • Bill Bennett
Writer
  • Bill Bennett
Winner
  • Best Picture, Audience Award, Hawaii Film Festival
  • Best Sound, AFI Awards
  • Best Music: AFI Awards
  • Best Soundtrack, Aria Music Awards
  • Best Sound, Australian Screen Sound Guild
  • Best Sound, Australian Film Critics Circle Awards
  • Best Cinematography, Australian Film Critics Circle Awards
  • Nominated: Best Director, Bill Bennett, AFI Awards
  • Nominated for a further 6 AFI Awards
  • Nominated: Best Screenplay, Bill Bennett, Australian Film Critics Circle Awards

Kiss or Kill

After a robbery scam goes bad, two young lovers flee into the outback. But as they drive across the desert, a series of unexplained murders has each of them asking; could their partner be the killer?

Starring
  • Frances O’Connor
  • Matt Day
Producers
  • Jennifer Cluff
  • Bill Bennett
Director
  • Bill Bennett
Writer
  • Bill Bennett
Winner
  • Best Picture, Film Noir Festival, Italy
  • Winner: Best Actress, Film Noir Festival Italy
  • Winner: Creative Achievement Award, Montreal World Film Festival
  • Winner: Best Actress, Montreal World Film Festival
  • Winner: Best Picture, Bill Bennett, AFI Awards
  • Winner: Best Director, Bill Bennett, AFI Awards
  • Best Editing, AFI Awards.
    Winner: Best Sound, AFI Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor, Andrew Gilbert, AFI Awards
  • Nominated for a further 7 AFI Awards
  • Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Bill Bennett, Australian Film Critics Circle Awards
  • Nominated: Gold Hugo Award, Best Film, Chicago Film Festival

Two If By Sea

A young couple, who have just stolen a valuable painting, go on the lam on an island off the New England coast, hoping that they can repair their troubled relationship.

Starring
  • Sandra Bullock/span>
  • Denis Leary<
Director
  • Bill Bennett
  • A Morgan Creek production.
  • A Warner Bros release.

Spider and Rose

Rose is an elderly woman needing ambulance transport back to her country home where she intends to die. Spider is a young ambulance driver with attitude who has issues with old people.

Starring
  • Ruth Cracknell
  • Simon Bosell
Winner
  • Best Picture, Audience Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Best Picture Audience Award, Tromso International Film Festival
  • Best Supporting Actor, Max Cullen, AFI Awards.
Director
  • Bill Bennett
Writer
  • Bill Bennett

Jilted

A woman, having just split from a troubled relationship, goes to a remote island resort, only to fall in love with the resort’s chef.

Starring
  • Richard Moir
  • Jennifer Cluff
Awards
  • Winner: Best Supporting Actress, Tina Bursill, AFI Awards
  • Nominated: Best Director, Bill Bennett, AFI Awards
Producer
  • Bill Bennett
Director
  • Bill Bennett
Writer
  • Bill Bennett

Dear Cardholder

An eccentric egg farmer goes into heavy credit card debt.

Starring
  • Robin Ramsay
  • Jennifer Cluff
Awards
  • Nominated: Best Director, Bill Bennett, AFI Awards
Producer
  • Bill Bennett
Director
  • Bill Bennett
Writer
  • Bill Bennett

Backlash

Two cops, one an uptight female rookie, the other a racist veteran, drive an aboriginal woman into the outback to stand trial for the murder of a man who raped her. During the journey, they become convinced she is innocent.

Starring
  • Gia Carides
  • David Argue
  • Lydia Miller
Awards
  • Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival.
    Winner: Critics Prize, Taormina Film Festival
  • Winner: Special Jury Prize, Cognac Film Festival
  • Winner: TF1 Special Prize, Cognac Film Festival
Producer
  • Bill Bennett
Director
  • Bill Bennett
Writer
  • Bill Bennett

A Street To Die

The true story of a Vietnam vet who returns home only to discover he has cancer caused through exposure to Agent Orange. He successfully takes the government to court.

Starring
  • Chris Haywood
  • Jennifer Cluff
Awards
  • Winner: Crystal Globe, Best Picture, Karlovy Vary Film Festival
  • Winner: Critics Prize, Karlovy Vary Film Festival
  • Winner: Best Actor (Chris Haywood) AFI Awards
  • Nominated: Best Picture, Bill Bennett, AFI Awards
  • Nominated: Best Director, Bill Bennett, AFI Awards
  • Nominated: Best Screenplay, Bill Bennett, AFI Awards
Producer
  • Bill Bennett
Director
  • Bill Bennett
Writer
  • Bill Bennett