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Executive Producers
Miranda Dear &
Scott Meek
Brett Popplewell &
Ray Quint
Ray Quint
Sue Smith

Associate Producer
Louisa Kors
Lou Irving
Veronika Jenet
Production Designer
Paddy Reardon
Costume Designer
Marion Boyce
Jan Preston

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Bastard Boys

Mini-series 4 X 55mins
© A co-production between ABC-TV & Flying Cabbage Productions.
Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Film Finance Corporation Australia, the New South Wales Film & Television Office and Film Victoria.

The story of the fight that stopped the nation – the 1998 battle for Australia's waterfront. More than just a dispute over reform, it became a campaign for the hearts and minds of all Australians. Controversial, all consuming and combative, it forced people to pick a side and fight for their beliefs. Political thriller, war film, buddy movie, love story and courtroom drama all rolled into one, this is the story of the people behind one of the most significant events in Australia's recent past.

View the Bastard Boys ABC promo video below

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Nominated for 6 AFI awards – Best Telemovie or Mini-series, Direction, Screenplay, Lead Actor, and two Supporting Actor nominations
Winner – AFI award Best Screenplay Telemovie or Mini-series (Sue Smith)
Winner – AFI Open Craft Award Production Design (Paddy Reardon – shared)
Winner – Australian Directors Guild Best Direction Telemovie or Mini-series (Ray Quint)
Winner – Australian Writers Guild Best Screenplay Telemovie or Mini-series (Sue Smith)
Winner – QLD Premiers Literary Award – Screenplay (Sue Smith)
Winner – Australian Cinematographers Society ACS Silver Tripod (Lou Irving)
Winner – Australian Screen Editors Best Editor Television Drama – Veronika Jenet

Colin Friels – John Coombs
Geoff Morrell – Chris Corrigan
Jack Thompson – Tony Tully
Daniel Frederiksen – Greg Combet
Anthony Hayes – Sean McSwain
Justine Clarke – Janine McSwain
Justin Smith – Josh Bornstein
Rhys Muldoon – Julian Burnside