The Gods of Wheat Street

Last updated

The Gods of Wheat Street
Genre Drama
Created byJon Bell
Written byJon Bell
Directed by Wayne Blair
Catriona McKenzie
Adrian Russell Wills
Starring Kelton Pell
Lisa Flanagan
Shari Sebbens
Bruce Carter
Mark Coles Smith
Rarriwuy Hick
Miah Madden
Ursula Yovich
Brett Molloy
Mouche Phillips
Composer(s) Jeff Lang
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Deborah Cox
Fiona Eagger
Erica Glynn
Sally Riley
Producer(s)Lois Randall
Production location(s) Coraki,NSW, Australia
Lismore, NSW, Australia
Casino, NSW, Australia
CinematographyBrendan Lavelle
Murray Lui
Editor(s)Suresh Ayyar
Nicholas Beauman
Running time57 minutes
Production company(s)Every Cloud Productions
Distributor Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Original network ABC
Picture format 16:9 HD
Audio format Stereo
Original release12 April (2014-04-12) 
17 May 2014 (2014-05-17)
External links
Official website
Production website

The Gods of Wheat Street is an Australian television drama series that screened on ABC TV from 12 April 2014. The six-part series tells the stories of the Freeburn clan, an Australian Aboriginal family.



Odin Freeburn, head of the family, is being pulled in all directions as he tries to keep his family together. Odin has one brother in jail, another brother is in love with the daughter of the family enemy and his wife has run away to the city leaving him to raise their two daughters. To complicate matters, his employer has just died, his sister-in-law is in love with him and the spirit of his mother Eden has come back on a mission to protect the important destiny of the Freeburn family line. [1]



The series is written by Jon Bell, who is also a producer with Lois Randall. Executive producers are Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox from Every Cloud Productions along with Sally Riley, ABC TV’s head of Indigenous Unit. It is directed by Catriona McKenzie, Wayne Blair and Adrian Wills. [2] The show was filmed around Casino and Lismore in Northern NSW in late 2012. [1]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"The Obligation"Catriona McKenzieJon Bell12 April 2014 (2014-04-12)
2"The Fighting Freeburns"Catriona McKenzieJon Bell19 April 2014 (2014-04-19)
3"The Games People Play"Adrian Russell WillsJon Bell26 April 2014 (2014-04-26)
4"Nobody Lives Forever"Adrian Russell WillsJon Bell3 May 2014 (2014-05-03)
5"The Mighty Are Fallen"Wayne BlairJon Bell10 May 2014 (2014-05-10)
6"She Who Supplanted Her Sister"Wayne BlairJon Bell17 May 2014 (2014-05-17)


The Gods of Wheat Street
The Gods of Wheat Street album.png
Soundtrack album by
Released12 May 2014
Label The Gods of Wheat Street, ABC Music
Jeff Lang chronology
Carried in Mind
The Gods of Wheat Street
I Live in My Head a Lot These Days

A soundtrack was recorded and credited to Jeff Lang and released on 12 May 2014. At the APRA Music Awards of 2014, the title track was nominated for Best Television Theme. [3]

Track listing

  1. "The Gods of Wheat Street" - 1:01
  2. "Back Where They Belong" - 1:33
  3. "Together Again" - 3:05
  4. "Three Weeks Till the Auction" - 1:34
  5. "Athena in Waiting Room" - 1:15
  6. "What Happened to You" - 1:36
  7. "Have You Seen Them Fables" - 1:14
  8. "Roll Call" - 1:43
  9. "One Will Be Born, One Will Die" - 1:46
  10. "Saved By the Cavalry" 2:25
  11. "Outside Harry's" - 1:20
  12. "Do You Like What You See" - 2:46
  13. "Smelling the Shirt" - 1:29
  14. "The Return of Jonesy Brown" - 0:45
  15. "We're Never Going Back" - 2:12
  16. "Jonesy in the Workshop" - 1:19
  17. "Izzy and the Money" - 1:35
  18. "What Am I Getting Wrong" - 1:23
  19. "Who Did This Fables" - 2:44
  20. "You Mongrel Black Dog" - 1:09
  21. "I Deserved That Money" - 1:32
  22. "Odin's Accident" - 4:51
  23. "Letters In Jail" 1:23
  24. "Izzy Rushes for the Post" - 1:55
  25. "Electra Grabs the Taser" - 1:22
  26. "There's a Surprise Wedding" - 1:43
  27. "You're My Strong Boy" - 1:03
  28. "What Happens in Court" - 1:23
  29. "Rewards Program" - 1:13
  30. "Going Once Going Twice" - 2:20
  31. "You've Killed Him" - 1:20
  32. "If You've Got Something to Say" - 0:59
  33. "You Still Here" 1:15

Related Research Articles

Ares Ancient Greek god of war

Ares is the Greek god of war. He is one of the Twelve Olympians, the son of Zeus and Hera. In Greek literature, he often represents the physical or violent and untamed aspect of war and is the personification of sheer brutality, in contrast to his sister, the armored Athena, whose functions as a goddess of intelligence include military strategy and generalship.

Hephaestus Greek god of blacksmiths

Hephaestus is the Greek god of blacksmiths, metalworking, carpenters, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metallurgy, fire, and volcanoes. Hephaestus' Roman equivalent is Vulcan. In Greek mythology, Hephaestus was either the son of Zeus and Hera or he was Hera's parthenogenous child. He was cast off Mount Olympus by his mother because of his deformity or, in another account, by Zeus for protecting Hera from his advances.

Týr Norse deity

Týr, Tíw, and Ziu is a god in Germanic mythology. Stemming from the Proto-Germanic deity *Tīwaz and ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European deity *Dyeus, little information about the god survives beyond Old Norse sources. Due to the etymology of the god's name and the shadowy presence of the god in the extant Germanic corpus, some scholars propose that Týr may have once held a more central place among the deities of early Germanic mythology.

Hestia Greek goddess

In the Ancient Greek religion, Hestia is the virgin goddess of the hearth, the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home, and the state. In Greek mythology, she is the eldest daughter and firstborn child of the Titans Cronus and Rhea.

Cadmus Greek mythology character, founder of Thebes

In Greek mythology, Cadmus, was the founder and first king of Thebes. Cadmus was the first Greek hero and, alongside Perseus and Bellerophon, the greatest hero and slayer of monsters before the days of Heracles. Commonly stated to be a Phoenician prince, son of king Agenor and queen Telephassa of Tyre and the brother of Phoenix, Cilix and Europa, he was originally sent by his royal parents to seek out and escort his sister Europa back to Tyre after she was abducted from the shores of Phoenicia by Zeus. In early accounts, Cadmus and Europa were instead the children of Phoenix. Cadmus founded the Greek city of Thebes, the acropolis of which was originally named Cadmeia in his honour.

Forbidden fruit Object of irresistible temptation and disobedience in the first biblical narrative

Forbidden fruit is a name given to the fruit growing in the Garden of Eden which God commands mankind not to eat. In the biblical narrative, Adam and Eve eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and are exiled from Eden.

And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

<i>God of War</i> (2005 video game) 2005 video game

God of War is an action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE). First released on March 22, 2005, for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) console, it is the first installment in the series of the same name and the third chronologically. Loosely based on Greek mythology, it is set in ancient Greece with vengeance as its central motif. The player controls the protagonist Kratos, a Spartan warrior who serves the Olympian Gods. The goddess Athena tasks Kratos with killing Ares, the God of War and Kratos' former mentor who tricked Kratos into killing his wife and daughter. As Ares besieges Athens out of hatred for Athena, Kratos embarks on a quest to find the one object capable of stopping the god once and for all: Pandora's Box.

<i>Spartan: Total Warrior</i> video game

Spartan: Total Warrior is a 2005 hack and slash video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. Released in Europe and North America in October, it is a spin-off of the Total War series.

Ares is a character who is one of the main antagonists on the television shows Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Young Hercules. He was portrayed by New Zealand actor Kevin Tod Smith. Ares is a significant recurring antagonist during the first three seasons, making a guest appearance in the "coda" episode of season four and was Xena's main love interest during seasons five and six. He is the primary antagonist of Season 5, wishing to derail the Twilight of the Gods, but changes once he realizes Xena's life is more important to him.

<i>One Night the Moon</i> 2001 film by Rachel Perkins

One Night the Moon is a 2001 Australian musical non-feature film starring husband and wife team Paul Kelly, a singer-songwriter, and Kaarin Fairfax, a film and television actress, along with their daughter Memphis Kelly. Directed by Rachel Perkins and written by Perkins with John Romeril, it was filmed on Andyamathanha land in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia for six weeks in early 2000. Kelton Pell portrayed an Aboriginal tracker, Albert Yang with Ruby Hunter playing his wife, who searches for the missing child. Musical score was by Kelly, Kev Carmody and Mairead Hannan, and with other artists they also contributed to the soundtrack. The film won ten awards, including two Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards.

The Olympian Gods are characters based upon Greek and Roman mythology who appear primarily in Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and Aquaman comics.

Athena is a fictional deity appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is based on the Greek Goddess of the same name.

Evan Jones (Blue Heelers) Fictional character from Blue Heelers, Australian police drama television series

Evan 'Jonesy' Jones is a fictional character from Blue Heelers, the Australian police drama television series which depicted the lives of police officers in a small town in Victoria. Jones was introduced in 2001 and remained until the show ended in 2006. He was portrayed by Ditch Davey.

Kratos (<i>God of War</i>) fictional character from video game series God of War

Kratos is a video game character and main protagonist of SIE Santa Monica Studio's God of War series, which was based on Greek mythology, before shifting to Norse mythology. Kratos, also known as the "Ghost of Sparta", first appeared in the 2005 video game God of War, which led to the development of seven additional games featuring the character as the protagonist. Kratos also appears as the protagonist of the 2010 and 2018 comic series, as well as the franchise's three novels that retell the events of three of the games. The character was voiced by Terrence C. Carson from 2005 to 2013, with Christopher Judge taking over the role in 2018's continuation, also titled God of War. Antony Del Rio voiced the character as a child in God of War: Ghost of Sparta.

Odin Widely attested deity in Germanic mythology

Odin is a widely revered god in Germanic mythology. Norse mythology, the source of most surviving information about him, associates Odin with wisdom, healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, war, battle, victory, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the runic alphabet, and project him as the husband of the goddess Frigg. In wider Germanic mythology and paganism, the god was known in Old English and Old Saxon as Wōden, in Old Dutch as Wuodan, and in Old High German as Wuotan.

<i>Immortals</i> (2011 film) 2011 film directed by Tarsem Singh

Immortals is a 2011 American action film directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Freida Pinto, Daniel Sharman, and Mickey Rourke. The film was previously named Dawn of War and War of the Gods before being officially named Immortals, and is loosely based on the Greek myths of Theseus, the Minotaur, and the Titanomachy.

Characters of <i>God of War</i> Wikimedia list article

The characters of the God of War video game franchise belong to a fictional universe loosely based on Greek mythology and Norse mythology. As such, the series features a range of traditional figures, including those from Greek mythology, such as the Olympian Gods, Titans, and Greek heroes, and those from Norse mythology, including the Æsir and Vanir gods and other beings. A number of original characters have also been created to supplement storylines.

Deborah "Deb" Cox is an Australian screenwriter and producer for television and film.

Rarriwuy Hick Australian actor and dancer

Rarriwuy Hick is an Australian actress, known for her roles in the television series Redfern Now, Cleverman and Wentworth.


  1. 1 2 The Gods Of Wheat Street - Every Cloud Productions
  2. The Gods of Wheat Street, new Indigenous drama for ABC1 by David Knox, TV Tonight, 15 October 2012
  3. "Awards". Australian Performing Right Association . Retrieved 12 May 2020.