|Directed by||Rachel Perkins|
|Produced by||Ned Lander|
|Written by||Louis Nowra|
|Based on|| Radiance |
by Louis Nowra
|Music by||Alistair Jones|
|Edited by||James Bradley|
|Box office||A$441,168 (Australia)|
Radiance is a 1998 Australian independent film.It is the first feature film by Aboriginal director Rachel Perkins about three indigenous sisters who reunite for their mother's funeral. 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.
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