Initiation (1987 film)
|Directed by||Michael Pearce|
|Produced by||Jane Ballantyne|
|Written by||James Barton|
|Based on||Original idea by|
|Music by||Stephen Matters|
|Edited by||Denise Haratzis|
Teenager Danny Molloy visits his father Nat on a lonesome farm in Australia after the death of his mother, who lives with a girlfriend and her daughter Stevie. Because work on the farm isn't going well, Nat begins to smuggle marijuana for a drug connection and so Danny catches a flight with him, only for the plane to crash in the middle of nowhere. Since his father is wounded, Danny has to search for help alone in the jungle.
The film was shot in Adelaide and the Blue Mountains. It was completed in January 1987.
- "Australian Productions Top $175 million", Cinema Papers, March 1986 p64
- David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p90-91
- Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p86
- GOLDFARB RENEGES ON PRE-SALE DEBT By MARK LAWSON Australian Financial Review 28 April 1988 p 36
- TAX CONCESSIONS ARE GOOD, BUT FILMS CARRY RISK AS WELL by Anne Lampe Sydney Morning Herald 15 July 1987 p 26