The Odd Angry Shot

Presented by Waverley Council

SCREEN CITIZENS – screenings and filmmaker talks series. Hosted by Peter Castaldi

Thursday 30 November
6.30pm - 9.30pm

THE ODD ANGRY SHOT with guest speakers writer/director/producer Tom Jeffrey and Producer Sue Millikin

Taking risks in Australian film and are we still doing this?

The recent National Film and Sound Archive digital restoration of the 1979 Australian war film following the experiences of Australian soldiers during the Vietnam War. The film focusses on the soldiers away from the battlefield and their return to Australia and their reflections on the how both they and general Australian society has changed.

Cast includes: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt, Bryan Brown and Graeme Blundell amongst many other well-known actors of the time.

Tom Jeffrey is probably best known for his movie The Odd Angry Shot which he wrote, directed and co-produced.  His other film and TV credits include David Williamson’s, The Removalists, Five Time Dizzy, the multi-award winning children's drama mini-series for SBS TV;  and the ABC TV drama serial Pastures of the Blue Crane.

Tom’s various appointments include: Chairman of the Film, Radio and Television Board of the Australia Council 1975-76; Chairman of the Australian Film and Television School 1976-81; and from 1997-2000 President of the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA).  Tom was Chairman of the National Institute of Dramatic Art’s (NIDA) Board of Studies from 2006 to 2010, and a NIDA Board member 2006-12.  Tom received the 2006 ASDA Accreditation Award in recognition of Excellence in Direction.  In 2007 he was President of the Australian Cinema Pioneers.  In November 2010 was made a Life Member of the Screen Production Association of Australia in recognition of his contribution to SPAA and to the industry. In 1981, Tom was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to the Australian film and television production industries.

Sue Milliken is one of Australia’s best known film producers and is known for her work with The Odd Angry Shot (1979) The Fringe Dwellers (1985), Black Robe (1991), Sirens (1994), Dating the Enemy (1995) Paradise Road (1997), Crocodile Dreaming (2007) and The Redfern Story (2013)

She was awarded the A.O. (Officer of the Order of Australia) in the 2008 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to the film and television industry and was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Australian society and the Australian film industry.

The restored version of The Odd Angry Shot has been kindly provided courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.

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