The Outlaw Michael Howe

The Outlaw Michael Howe is a 2013 Australian historical drama film written and directed by Brendan Cowell. Set in the early 19th century, the film is based on the exploits of Michael Howe, an Englishman who was transported as a convict to the Australian penal colony of Van Diemen's Land (modern-day Tasmania), where he achieved infamy as a bushranger and outlaw.

The Outlaw Michael Howe
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Poster
Written byBrendan Cowell
Directed byBrendan Cowell
Starring
Music byRoger Mason
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducerNial Fulton
CinematographySimon Harding
EditorPeter Crombie
Running time77 minutes
Production companyIn Films
DistributorMadman Entertainment
Release
Original release
  • 1 December 2013 (2013-12-01)

CastEdit

. Jeremy Costello - Convict

FilmingEdit

The film was shot on location in Tasmania, including Mount Field National Park.[1] A large reconstruction of colonial Hobart was also built at Old Sydney Town in New South Wales.

MusicEdit

Roger Mason composed the original score for The Outlaw Michael Howe. The soundtrack includes Sarah Blasko's song "A Truth", written and recorded exclusively for the film and featuring Warren Ellis. The Drones' song "How to See Through Fog" is also used in the film.

ReleaseEdit

The film premiered on the ABC on 1 December 2013, and was released on DVD by Madman Entertainment.[citation needed]

AwardsEdit

Award Category Result
AACTA Awards Best Costume in Television Nominated
Australian Production Guild Awards Best Design on a Television Drama Award Won
Australian Production Guild Awards Best Costume in Television Nominated
APRA Screen Music Awards 2014 Best Music in a Mini-series of Telemovie Won
APRA Screen Music Awards 2014 Best Original Song composed for the screen Nominated
Australian Cinematographers Society Awards 2014 Drama Silver Award Won
Equity Ensemble Awards 2013 Outstanding Performance by an ensemble in a Telemovie or Series Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Outlaw Michael Howe. Screening 8:30pm, Sunday Dec 1 on ABC1". Retrieved 29 January 2018.

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