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Project Type: Past Project

Delivery Date: 2009

 

East Timor, 1975. As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing.

 

Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic Jose Ramos-Horta to tell the story of his country and investigate the fate of the missing men. As East's determination to uncover the truth grows, the threat of invasion intensifies and an unlikely friendship develops between the last foreign correspondent in East Timor and the man who will become President.

 

BALIBO is a political thriller that tells the true story of crimes that have been covered up for over thirty years.

 

Director: Robert Connolly.

Producers:  John Maynard and Rebecca Williamson

Executive Producers: Andrew Myer, Andrew Barlow and Paul Wiegard

Writers: Robert Connolly and David Williamson

Starring:  Anthony LaPaglia, Oscar Isaac, Damon Gameau, Gyton Grantley, Nathan Phillips, Mark Leonard Winter, Thomas Wright, Bea Viegas

 

Links & PDFs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EApB2ndekZg

 

Awards

BALIBO received 14 AFI nominations BALIBO took away 14 nominations in the following categories: AFI MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD John Maynard, Rebecca Williamson AFI AWARD FOR BEST FILM John Maynard, Rebecca Williamson AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION Robert Connolly AFI AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Balibo. David Williamson, Robert Connolly AFI AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Tristan Milani ACS AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING Nick Meyers ASE AFI AWARD FOR BEST SOUND Sam Petty, Emma Bortignon, Phil Heywood, Ann Aucote AFI AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE Lisa Gerrard AFI AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Robert Cousins AFI AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN Cappi Ireland AFI AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR Anthony LaPaglia AFI AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Oscar Isaac Damon Gameau AFI AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Bea Viegas Congratulations are also in order for Anthony LaPaglia - nominated for the AFI International Award for Best Actor for Without a Trace.

 

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