Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh, Hugo Weaving, Callan Mulvey, Brenna Harding, Dan Wyllie, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Robyn Nevin, Matt Nable, Wayne Blair
Directors: Marieka Walsh, Warwick Thornton, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Anthony Lucas, Rhys Graham, Ashlee Page, Tony Ayres, Claire McCarthy, Stephen Page, Shaun Gladwell, Mia Wasikowska, Simon Stone, David Wenham, Jonathan Auf Der Heide, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Ian Meadows
Synopsis: Tim Winton's The Turning, a film adaptation of Tim Winton's best-selling novel -The Turning', consists of 17 chapters that each features a different director and stellar cast. Under the guidance of curator Robert Connolly (Balibo), first time filmmakers Mia Wasikowska and David Wenham make their directorial debut amongst acclaimed directors such as Warwick Thornton and Justin Kurzel.
Producer Robert Connolly comments: 'Embarking upon this cinematic adventure posed a unique challenge for us in relation to adapting a book like -The Turning' for the screen. We came upon this idea of extending a personal invitation to seventeen great creative minds to interpret one chapter each and asking them if any of the stories particularly spoke to them, affected or resonated with them."
Robert continues: 'What I found amazing was that each person found something very different in -The Turning'. Like all great works of literature it offers up so many permutations and interpretations."
The filmmaking is also unique as a collection of artists from many different backgrounds have collaborated to provide chapters, including the Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre, Stephen Page, and Shaun Gladwell, one of Australia's most acclaimed video artists.
Tim Winton's The Turning
Release Date: September 26th, 2013