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On My Own is a 1991 film starring Judy Davis and Matthew Ferguson. Ferguson plays Simon Henderson, a student at an Ontario boarding school, whose father lives in Hong Kong, and whose mother (played by Davis) is from England. The plot revolves around Simon coming to terms with the revelation that his mother suffers from schizophrenia.

On My Own
Directed byAntonio Tibaldi
Produced byEllepi Films
Rosa Colosimo Films
Written byAntonio Tibaldi
Gill Dennis
John Frizzell
StarringJudy Davis
Matthew Ferguson
Music byFranco Piersanti
CinematographyVic Sarin
Edited byEdward McQueen-Mason
Alliance Communications Corporation
Distributed byAlliance Films
Release date
1991, 1992, 1993 (Italy, Spain, Australia)
Running time
97 minutes
Box officeA$60,000 (Australia)[2]


Some of the film’s location shooting was done in London, England (not London, Ontario), St. Catharines, Ontario, Toronto and Stratford, Ontario. The film is primarily set at an "Ontario boarding school" and the scenes showing the school were filmed at two real-life boarding schools in Ontario, Ridley College (with its distinctive bell tower and entrance gates, called the Marriott Gates) and Upper Canada College (including the interior of the Upper School and the interior of Wedd’s boarding house).

Post-production for the film was done in Australia by the South Australian Film Corporation.[3]


  1. ^ "Production Surveys", Cinema Papers, May 1991 p73
  2. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria accessed 15 November 2012
  3. ^ Bob Evans, "OUR PIECE OF THE ACTION", The Australian Financial Review, 18 October 1991 p 33

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