Blackrock (film)

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Blackrock is a 1997 Australian teen drama thriller film produced by David Elfick and Catherine Knapman, directed by Steven Vidler with the screenplay by Nick Enright.wikipedia
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Steven Vidler (actor)

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Blackrock is a 1997 Australian teen drama thriller film produced by David Elfick and Catherine Knapman, directed by Steven Vidler with the screenplay by Nick Enright.
Vidler made his feature film directorial debut with the 1997 film Blackrock.

Murder of Leigh Leigh

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Marking Vidler's directorial debut, the film was adapted from the play of the same name, also written by Enright, which was inspired by the murder of Leigh Leigh.
Leigh's murder inspired a theatrical play entitled A Property of the Clan, which was later revised and renamed Blackrock, as well as a feature film of the same name.

Laurence Breuls

The film stars Laurence Breuls, Simon Lyndon and Linda Cropper, and also features the first credited film performance of Heath Ledger.
Breuls made his television debut portraying the character Nelson McFarlane on Home and Away in 1995, and his film debut playing the lead role of Jared in the 1997 film Blackrock.

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The film stars Laurence Breuls, Simon Lyndon and Linda Cropper, and also features the first credited film performance of Heath Ledger.
From 1993 to 1997, Ledger also had parts in the Perth television series Ship to Shore (1993); in the short-lived Fox Broadcasting Company fantasy-drama Roar (1997); in Home and Away (1997), one of Australia's most successful television shows; and in the Australian film Blackrock (1997), his feature film debut.

Blackrock (play)

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Marking Vidler's directorial debut, the film was adapted from the play of the same name, also written by Enright, which was inspired by the murder of Leigh Leigh.
Blackrock was developed into a feature film of the same name in 1997.

Jessica Napier

His first serious girlfriend is Rachel (Jessica Napier), who comes from a much wealthier part of the city.
She has appeared in a number of feature films, including Love Serenade, Blackrock, Cut, City Loop, Angst, The Illustrated Family Doctor and Ghost Rider, and is well known for her ongoing role of Becky Howard in the Australian TV drama series McLeod's Daughters.

Simon Lyndon

The film stars Laurence Breuls, Simon Lyndon and Linda Cropper, and also features the first credited film performance of Heath Ledger.
He received AFI nominations for Best Supporting Actor for Blackrock (as "Ricko") and Best actor in a telefeature or mini-series for his role in My Brother Jack.

Nick Enright

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Blackrock is a 1997 Australian teen drama thriller film produced by David Elfick and Catherine Knapman, directed by Steven Vidler with the screenplay by Nick Enright.
His one-act theatre-in-education play A Property of the Clan was developed into the full-length play, and later film, Blackrock (1997).

Geoff Morrell (actor)

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These included notable Australian films Blackrock and Oscar and Lucinda.

Justine Clarke

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Clarke's film Turning April in 1996 was followed by Blackrock with Heath Ledger in 1997.

Stockton, New South Wales

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Blackrock was filmed over a period of two weeks at locations including Stockton, where Leigh was murdered, a decision that was opposed by local residents who said that memories of the murder were still fresh.
A play, Blackrock (written by Australian playwright Nick Enright), and also a film of the same name, were inspired by this event.

Bojana Novakovic

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While driving to the party, Toby sees Tracy (Bojana Novakovic), Cherie (Rebecca Smart) and two other girls, and gives them a ride.
As an actress, Novakovic's film credits in Australia include Blackrock (1996), Strange Fits of Passion (1998), The Monkey's Mask (1999), Thunderstruck (2004), Solo (2005) and the Serbian films Optimisti (2005) and Skinning (2010).

Jade Gatt

In 1995 he began hosting the morning cartoon show Cheez TV for Network Ten, and in 1997 made his film debut in Blackrock.

Major AWGIE Award

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It was nominated for five AACTA Awards, including Best Film, and won the Feature Film – Adaptation award as well as the Major Award at the 1997 AWGIE Awards.

David Elfick

Blackrock is a 1997 Australian teen drama thriller film produced by David Elfick and Catherine Knapman, directed by Steven Vidler with the screenplay by Nick Enright.
Elfick's credits as a producer include the pop film Starstruck (1982), the comedy Emoh Ruo (1985), the drama Blackrock (1997) and the multi-award-winning Rabbit Proof Fence (2002).

Rebecca Smart

While driving to the party, Toby sees Tracy (Bojana Novakovic), Cherie (Rebecca Smart) and two other girls, and gives them a ride.

Steve Kilbey

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These included Margot Smith's Sleeping with the Lions album (as player and producer), Fake's self-titled album (as producer), CURIOUS (yellow) (as writer and producer), the Brett Whiteley tribute album Strange Brew (as contributor of the poem 'Season in Hell'), Stephen Cummings' Falling Swinger and Escapist albums (as producer, co-writer and player), Kev Carmody's Images and Illusions album (as producer and player) and as writer and producer of the soundtrack for the 1997 feature film Blackrock.

Bound for the Floor

The song was also used in the 1998 film No Looking Back, starring Jon Bon Jovi and Edward Burns and in the 1997 film Blackrock.

Sidewinder (band)

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The lead single from their second album, "Titanic Days", was released in April 1997: it was appeared on the soundtrack for the feature film, Blackrock.

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Blackrock is a 1997 Australian teen drama thriller film produced by David Elfick and Catherine Knapman, directed by Steven Vidler with the screenplay by Nick Enright.

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Blackrock is a 1997 Australian teen drama thriller film produced by David Elfick and Catherine Knapman, directed by Steven Vidler with the screenplay by Nick Enright.

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Blackrock is a 1997 Australian teen drama thriller film produced by David Elfick and Catherine Knapman, directed by Steven Vidler with the screenplay by Nick Enright.