Tom White (film)

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Tom White
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Directed by Alkinos Tsilimidos
Produced by Daniel Scharf
Written by Daniel Keene
Starring Colin Friels,
Rachael Blake,
Dan Spielman,
Loene Carmen
Music by Paul Kelly & the Boon Companions
Distributed byCinemavault Releasing
Release date
19 August 2004 (2004-08-19) (Australia)
Running time
106 minutes

Tom White is a 2004 film directed by Alkinos Tsilimidos. The film was released in Australian cinemas on 19 August 2004 and played until 1 September 2004. The film premiered on 31 July 2004 at the Melbourne International Film Festival. It was also screened at the Cannes Film Market on 13 May 2004; the Pusan International Film Festival (South Korea) on 10 October 2004; Australian Film Festival (Singapore) on 11 March 2005; the Commonwealth Film Festival (United Kingdom) on 4 May 2005 and at the Saint-Tropez Festival of the Antipodes (France) on 20 October 2005. [1] The film was scored by Paul Kelly and the Boon Companions: Dan Kelly, Dan Luscombe, Peter Luscombe and Bill MacDonald. [2]



Tom White (Colin Friels) is an architect who chooses to make himself homeless. Outwardly, he has all the signs of a successful life—large home, loving family, successful career. However, it soon becomes clear that not everything is as it appears at work. Tom consciously takes a different path and cuts ties with his normal life. He has chosen the streets, where those he meets, in spite of their position, have enormous self-dignity—the rent boy (Dan Spielman), an ex-junkie (Loene Carmen), a gentle-but-manly tramp (Bill Hunter) and a 14-year-old graffiti artist (Jarryd Jinks). Tom goes on a personal journey of his own as he plumbs outsider society, yet he discovers his own dignity and gains an understanding of who he is.


Colin Friels Tom White
Rachael Blake Helen White
Dan Spielman Matt
Loene Carmen Christine
David Field Phil
Bill Hunter Malcolm
Jarryd Jinks Jet
Angela Punch McGregor Irene
Kevin Harrington Neil


Tom White received mixed critical reviews. The first weekend of release, Tom White was number 20 on the Australian Box office with an intake of A$56,219 (total $147, 495). [3]


Box office

Tom White grossed $277,234 at the box office in Australia. [6]

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