|Directed by||Ivan Sen|
|Produced by||Teresa-Jayne Hanlon|
|Written by||Ivan Sen|
|Music by||Ivan Sen|
|Edited by||Karen Johnson|
|Box office||A $548,416 (Australia)|
Beneath Clouds is a film by Australian director Ivan Sen. It is the feature film debut by the two lead actors. Damian Pitt was approached by Sen on the streets of Moree, New South Wales, and had never acted before. Dannielle Hall was cast through a more traditional method, via an audition tape. Much of the support cast were local residents from Pitt's hometown of Moree.
Ivan Sen is an Australian indigenous filmmaker. He is a director, screenwriter and cinematographer, as well as an editor, composer and sound designer. His work is both extensive and acclaimed in Australian circles.
Moree is a large beast like town in Moree Plains Shire in northern New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the banks of the May may River, in the centre of the Jim plains. Its name comes from an Aboriginal word for “rising sun,” “long spring,” or “water hole.”
Lena has an absent Irish father she longs to see and an Aboriginal mother she finds disgusting. When she breaks away, she meets up with petty criminal Vaughn who's just escaped from low security prison to reluctantly visit his dying mother. Blonde and light-skinned, Lena remains in denial about her Aboriginal heritage; Vaughn is an angry young man with a grudge against all whites. An uneasy relationship begins to form as they hit the road heading to Sydney, taking them on a journey that's as emotional as it is physical, as revealing as it is desperate.
Initially the two reluctant travelling companions are suspicious and wary of each other, but their journey, mostly by foot and the odd lift, builds an understanding between them. The film follows its creator's (Ivan Sen's) own experiences growing up in Inverell, NSW with an Aboriginal mother and a European father who was not around.
The film was financed by the New South Wales Film Commission and the Australian Film Finance Corporation.
The Rotten Tomatoes Want-To-See score is currently 79%, but no official approval rating has been announced to this day. Only two film critics have posted reviews on the site, both positive. Urban Cinefile Critics commented "Displaying about equal amounts of naiveté, passion and talent, Beneath Clouds establishes Sen as a filmmaker of considerable potential". Andrew Howe of eCritic.com called it "One of the few feature films to canvass the issues facing the Aboriginal community from an adolescent perspective".
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| AACTA Awards |
(2003 AFI Awards)
|Best Film||Teresa-Jayne Hanlon||Nominated|
|Best Direction||Ivan Sen||Won|
|Best Original Screenplay||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Dannielle Hall||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Allan Collins||Won|
|Best Original Music Score||Alister Spence||Nominated|
|Berlin International Film Festival||First Movie Award||Won|
|Golden Berlin Bear||Nominated|
|New Talent Award||Dannielle Hall||Won|
|FCCA Awards||Best Female Actor||Nominated|
|Best Director||Ivan Sen||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Allan Collins||Nominated|
|Best Music Score||Alister Spence||Nominated|
|Inside Film Awards||Best Direction||Won|
|Best Actress||Dannielle Hall||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Allan Collins||Won|
|Best Editing||Karen Johnson||Nominated|
Beneath Clouds grossed $548,416 at the box office in Australia.
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