Radiance (1998 film)

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Directed by Rachel Perkins
Produced by Ned Lander
Written by Louis Nowra
Based on Radiance
by Louis Nowra
StarringDeborah Mailman
Music byAlistair Jones
CinematographyWarwick Thornton
Edited byJames Bradley
Release date
  • 8 October 1998 (1998-10-08)
Box officeA$441,168 (Australia) [1]

Radiance is a 1998 Australian independent film. [2] It is the first feature film by Aboriginal director Rachel Perkins about three indigenous sisters who reunite for their mother's funeral. [2] The film is based on the 1993 play written by Louis Nowra.




Rachel Perkins became aware of the play when she saw Trisha Morton-Thomas perform Mae's beach monologue as a part of the Eora College end of year student showcase. Perkins called Louis Nowra to adapt it into a half-hour drama but Nowra suggested they make it as a feature. [3]


Australian Film Institute
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  1. "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria accessed 13 November 2012
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "Radiance (1998)". IMDb.
  3. "Interview with Rachel Perkins", Signet, 18 December 1998 accessed 19 November 2012