It should be 7 million people talking about this movie; not 7 hundred. It's brilliant! Saw it at a special screening today and cannot praise it highly enough. Go see it; it will make your Aussie heart swell with pride. And privately funded, would you believe? Shame on the broadcasters for not supporting them; I hope this film makes a fortune for this talented husband and wife team.
Congratulations on a fabulous film. I was in the audience at Lismore yesterday. It was great to hear some of your story Russell. I loved that there was no commentary and the horses and humans were able to speak for themselves. The last shots of the horses standing on the truck - their eyes said it all - what an achievement for all involved!
In the fifties I spent all my childhood holidays on the Blue Mountains hooning around the bush on horses. We once rode from Leura, across the King's Tablelands, down the pass and right through the Kedumba valley out to the water's edge of the new Lake Burragorang, and back, in a day. The brumbies down there were very similar types to the horses in the film, but round the other side of Mount Solitary. We used to go down to Megalong Valley to watch the 'Scatter Races' and go to the dance afterwards. I guess the Carlons would have been there. So much of the story in the film resonated with my past. We took my mum's ashes to the Cox's River after she died in 2011.
I haven't thought about a film so much in years. Thankyou.
An extremely powerful and emotional movie, which deeply moved me. It showed the love of the land and the compassion of the horsemen for the brumbies. Luke Carlon typified the Australian bushman and I feel this movie should be compulsory viewing for schools so pupils can get a feel for what Australia was built on. This movie gets my Oscar.
Robert de Bondt