Redfern Now 2

Producers: 

Darren Dale and Miranda Dear

Story Producer:

Jimmy McGovern

Writers: 

Jon Bell, Wayne Blair, Steven McGregor, Leah Purcell and Adrian Russell Wills

Directors: 

Beck Cole, Wayne Blair, Rachel Perkins, Leah Purcell and Adrian Russell Wills

Genre:

Drama (6 x 55 minutes)

Year:

2013

Press Kit:

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Links:

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Purchase:

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With internationally acclaimed UK writer Jimmy McGovern (The Street, Cracker, The Lakes) working closely with the scriptwriters as Story Producer, the series tells the powerful stories of six inner city households whose lives are changed by a seemingly insignificant incident.

 

Season 2 of the highly celebrated and multi award-winning drama, and recipient of the 2014 AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series, REDFERN NOW is a collaboration between some of Australia’s most celebrated creatives. Produced by Blackfella Films (Mabo, First Australians), the 6 x 1 hr drama series has been directed by Beck Cole (Here I Am, First Australians), Rachel Perkins (Mabo, Bran Nue Dae), Adrian Russell Wills (The Gods Of Wheat Street, Bourke Boy), with Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) and Leah Purcell (Somersault, Jindabyne, Lantana) both starring in and directing one of the stories.

 

In the gripping second series, returning cast members including Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires, Offspring), Ursula Yovich (Australia, Devil's Dust), Lisa Flanagan (Australian Rules, Look Both Ways) and Stephen Curry (The King, The Secret Life of Us, The Castle) are joined by Craig McLachlan (House Husbands, The Dr Blake Mysteries), Ernie Dingo (Bran Nue Dae, Blue Heelers), Noni Hazlehurst (A Place to Call Home, Curtin, City Homicide), Tammy Clarkson (The Circuit), Sarah Snook (Not Suitable for Children, Sisters of War) and Steve Bisley (Sea Patrol, Water Rats).

 

 

2014 AACTA Awards

 

WINNER  Best Television Drama Series

WINNER  Best Original Music Score in Television - Antony Partos  ‘Babe in Arms’

NOMINATED  Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama - Ernie Dingo  ‘Dogs of War’

NOMINATED  Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama - Meyne Wyatt  ‘Babe in Arms'

NOMINATED  Best Cinematography in Television - Jules O’Loughlin ACS  ‘Dogs of War’

NOMINATED  Best Editing in Television - Dany Cooper  ‘Dogs of War’

NOMINATED  Best Sound in Television - Grant Shepherd, Wes Chew, Robert MacKenzie, Tom Herdman and Sam Gain-Emery  ‘Babe in Arms’

 

Win      Win2

 

 

 

EPISODE 1 - WHERE THE HEART IS

Written by Adrian Russell Wills // Directed by Adrian Russell Wills
When a freak accident takes the life of his partner Richard, Peter has to fight Richard's mother to keep custody of their daughter.

 

EPISODE 2 - STARTING OVER

Written by Jon Bell // Directed by Rachel Perkins
Aaron Davis's career in the force is on hold since an Aboriginal teenager died in police custody on his shift, but his life changes when he begins a relationship with a neighbour.

 

EPISODE 3 - BABE IN ARMS

Written by Steven McGregor// Directed by Adrian Russell Wills
New parents, Janine and Justin are tested to their limit when their newborn son goes missing and suspicions grow in the community and between each other.

 

EPISODE 4 - CONSEQUENCES

Written by Leah Purcell // Directed by Leah Purcell
Mattie’s graduation with first class honours fulfils her pride and independence from a complicated family history until a comment by her half-sister at her father’s funeral unpicks the unsettled past once again.

 

EPISODE 5 - POKIES

Written by Steven McGregor // Directed by Beck Cole
Lena Anderson’s lunchtime relief of pressing pokies leads her to become a victim of a robbery in a desperate attempt to absolve a whirlpool of deceit and debt.

 

EPISODE 6 - DOGS OF WAR

Written by Wayne Blair // Directed by Wayne Blair
The purchase of an undisciplined guard dog poisons relationships between Redfern neighbours and aggravates a malignant memory for an ex-serviceman, Ernie.

 

For access to bonus online features including behind the scenes web extras and  photo galleries please visit www.abc.net.au/tv/redfernnow