The project was produced by the UK’s Camilla Bray, with Australia’s See-Saw Films (Emile Sherman and Iain Canning). It has been released in the UK to mostly positive reviews and a box office of £177,646 in its first two weeks.
Oranges and Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, an inspirational social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the UK to Australia.The film stars Emily Watson as Humphreys, with Hugo Weaving and David Wenham rounding out this stellar cast.
It will be released in Australia on June 9, followed by a US release by the Cohen Media Group later in the year.
Also at Dungog, screenwriter and playwright David Williamson will share his thoughts on the Australian film industry and inspiration for some of his works – such as Gallipoli, The Club, Don’s Party and Balibo. He will present an Australian Writer’s Guild Master Class on 28 May.
“I’m very keen to take part in the Dungog Film Festival as I’ve heard it possesses some kind of mysterious anti cultural cringe aura,” said Williamson.
The Dungog Film Festival will be held on May 26-29. Prices range from $22 for individual films /$55 Jumbuck day /$390 Drover VIP. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.dff.org.au/2011/tickets/ Ticket packages are now on sale from Country Link // 13 28 29 and Ticketmaster