The Gods of Wheat Street

The Gods of Wheat Street is an Australian television drama series that screened on ABC TV from 12 April 2014. The six-part series tells the stories of the Freeburn clan, an Australian Aboriginal family.

The Gods of Wheat Street
GenreDrama
Created byJon Bell
Written byJon Bell
Directed byWayne Blair
Catriona McKenzie
Adrian Russell Wills
StarringKelton Pell
Lisa Flanagan
Shari Sebbens
Bruce Carter
Mark Coles Smith
Rarriwuy Hick
Miah Madden
Ursula Yovich
Brett Molloy
Mouche Phillips
ComposerJeff Lang
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producersDeborah Cox
Fiona Eagger
Erica Glynn
Sally Riley
ProducerLois Randall
Production locationsCoraki,NSW, Australia
Lismore, NSW, Australia
Casino, NSW, Australia
CinematographyBrendan Lavelle
Murray Lui
EditorsSuresh Ayyar
Nicholas Beauman
Running time57 minutes
Production companyEvery Cloud Productions
DistributorAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Release
Original networkABC
Picture format16:9 HD
Audio formatStereo
Original release12 April (2014-04-12) –
17 May 2014 (2014-05-17)
External links
Official website
Production website

SynopsisEdit

Odin Freeburn, head of the family, is being pulled in all directions as he tries to keep his family together. Odin has one brother in jail, another brother is in love with the daughter of the family enemy and his wife has run away to the city leaving him to raise their two daughters. To complicate matters, his employer has just died, his sister-in-law is in love with him and the spirit of his mother Eden has come back on a mission to protect the important destiny of the Freeburn family line.[1]

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The series is written by Jon Bell, who is also a producer with Lois Randall. Executive producers are Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox from Every Cloud Productions along with Sally Riley, ABC TV’s head of Indigenous Unit. It is directed by Catriona McKenzie, Wayne Blair and Adrian Wills.[2] The show was filmed around Casino and Lismore in Northern NSW in late 2012.[1]

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"The Obligation"Catriona McKenzieJon Bell12 April 2014 (2014-04-12)
2"The Fighting Freeburns"Catriona McKenzieJon Bell19 April 2014 (2014-04-19)
3"The Games People Play"Adrian Russell WillsJon Bell26 April 2014 (2014-04-26)
4"Nobody Lives Forever"Adrian Russell WillsJon Bell3 May 2014 (2014-05-03)
5"The Mighty Are Fallen"Wayne BlairJon Bell10 May 2014 (2014-05-10)
6"She Who Supplanted Her Sister"Wayne BlairJon Bell17 May 2014 (2014-05-17)

SoundtrackEdit

The Gods of Wheat Street
 
Soundtrack album by
Released12 May 2014
LabelThe Gods of Wheat Street, ABC Music
Jeff Lang chronology
Carried in Mind
(2012)
The Gods of Wheat Street
(2014)
I Live in My Head a Lot These Days
(2014)

A soundtrack was recorded and credited to Jeff Lang and released on 12 May 2014. At the APRA Music Awards of 2014, the title track was nominated for Best Television Theme.[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "The Gods of Wheat Street" - 1:01
  2. "Back Where They Belong" - 1:33
  3. "Together Again" - 3:05
  4. "Three Weeks Till the Auction" - 1:34
  5. "Athena in Waiting Room" - 1:15
  6. "What Happened to You" - 1:36
  7. "Have You Seen Them Fables" - 1:14
  8. "Roll Call" - 1:43
  9. "One Will Be Born, One Will Die" - 1:46
  10. "Saved By the Cavalry" 2:25
  11. "Outside Harry's" - 1:20
  12. "Do You Like What You See" - 2:46
  13. "Smelling the Shirt" - 1:29
  14. "The Return of Jonesy Brown" - 0:45
  15. "We're Never Going Back" - 2:12
  16. "Jonesy in the Workshop" - 1:19
  17. "Izzy and the Money" - 1:35
  18. "What Am I Getting Wrong" - 1:23
  19. "Who Did This Fables" - 2:44
  20. "You Mongrel Black Dog" - 1:09
  21. "I Deserved That Money" - 1:32
  22. "Odin's Accident" - 4:51
  23. "Letters In Jail" 1:23
  24. "Izzy Rushes for the Post" - 1:55
  25. "Electra Grabs the Taser" - 1:22
  26. "There's a Surprise Wedding" - 1:43
  27. "You're My Strong Boy" - 1:03
  28. "What Happens in Court" - 1:23
  29. "Rewards Program" - 1:13
  30. "Going Once Going Twice" - 2:20
  31. "You've Killed Him" - 1:20
  32. "If You've Got Something to Say" - 0:59
  33. "You Still Here" 1:15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b The Gods Of Wheat Street - Every Cloud Productions
  2. ^ The Gods of Wheat Street, new Indigenous drama for ABC1 by David Knox, TV Tonight, 15 October 2012
  3. ^ "Awards". Australian Performing Right Association. Retrieved 12 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)