5 Seasons documentary – 2004
Ancient Indigenous philosophies and cosmologies, this documentary shows, treat the land as a living entity and worthy of respect.
The Alice television program – 2004
A disparate group of people are heading for the outback to watch a solar eclipse. Strange things begin to happen as their fates entwine.
All About Olive documentary – 2004
Filmmaker Mike Rubbo takes 105 year-old Olive Riley back to her childhood home in Broken Hill, western NSW, to talk about her life.
Anthem: An Act of Sedition documentary – 2004
This ambitious work gives voice to everyday people affected by the ‘war on terror’ and Australia’s mandatory detention policies.
Betelnut Bisnis documentary – 2004
Betelnut is the fourth most consumed legal substance in the world after tobacco, alcohol and caffeine.
Birthday Boy short film – 2004
This Oscar-nominated short, set during the Korean War, is about a boy who receives an unexpected birthday present with tragic consequences.
Black Soldier Blues documentary – 2004
African American veterans talk candidly about the friendliness of Australians compared with their callous treatment by white American servicemen.
Clara short film – 2004
A stop-motion animation that explores the grief experienced by a young girl.
Compass – Fly on the Wall Messiah television program – 2004
Every year, 700 amateur singers come together to perform Handel’s Messiah at the Sydney Town Hall. It’s a Christmas tradition. They have nine rehearsals only and getting ready for the big night is a nail-biting experience.
Deadly Yarns – Don’t Say Sorry short film – 2004
In this short documentary Christine Jacobs describes how she overcame the pain of being a child of the stolen generations.
Deadly Yarns – Ganggu Mama short film – 2004
In this short film, Ganggu Mama guides his nephew towards his culture and out of trouble.
Fashionista – Donna-May Bolinger television program – 2004
Donna-May Bolinger, whose shoes were worn in Moulin Rouge!, has attempted to move beyond designing shoes, to incorporate feminist history in her work.
Fashionista – Nicolas Jurnjack television program – 2004
Nicolas Jurnjack, hair stylist to the world’s most famous models, was offered a choice of a plumbing or hairdressing apprenticeship. He chose plumbing.
Fergus McPhail – Double Trouble television program – 2004
The hapless Fergus, who is probably the biggest dag around, is trying to be cool as he attempts to settle into his new life. Of course all does not go to plan.
The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia – Series 5 Episode 1 television program – 2004
Homesick for Broome, the Pigram brothers wrote a famous song celebrating their mother’s wonderful fish soup and rice.
The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia – Series 5 Episode 2 television program – 2004
Diving for trepang (sea cucumber) in the northernmost tip of Australia, the program finds fine produce and great cooks to create a showcase of Australian cuisines.
The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia – Series 5 Episode 3 television program – 2004
While Maeve O’Mara has crossed the desert to eat at a terrific Greek taverna in Coober Pedy, Joanna Savill is in the Torres Strait to take part in a local feast.
The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia – Series 5 Episode 5 television program – 2004
Maeve O’Mara travels to Tasmania to discover the secrets behind creating a terrific cheddar. Joanna Savill is invited to a three-day Sikh religious festival and feast.
The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia – Series 5 Episode 6 television program – 2004
Another program in this very attractive series with its blend of produce, recipes and the cultures that make up contemporary Australia.
Foreign Exchange - Episode 2, Shark Attack television program – 2004
In the middle of the night, Hannah comes though a portal from Ireland and arrives in Brett’s bedroom in Perth at 7 am.
Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History documentary – 2004
An excellent look at the man who produced some of Australia’s first documentaries, and some of our most iconic images.
I Told You I Was Ill: The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan documentary – 2004
Milligan’s affection for Australia, particularly the suburb of Woy Woy which he quips is a great place to commit suicide, had a significant impact on his life.
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant television program – 2004
An epic period adventure, full of swash and buckle, sweeping landscapes, high seas and romance.
John Safran vs God – Episode 2 television program – 2004
Nothing is sacred in John Safran’s comedy-documentary series about religion.
Karli Jalangu – Boomerang Today documentary – 2004
The making of the number seven boomerang is not a hurried process, but measured and multifaceted. Every step of the procedure has meaning.
Land Mines – A Love Story documentary – 2004
Shah planted landmines as a soldier then became the victim of a mine. His wife, Habiba, lost a leg to a mine and regrets that she can no longer wear pretty shoes.
Letters to Ali documentary – 2004
One family’s willingness to embrace 15-year-old Ali stands in contrast to the media’s portrayal of asylum seekers as ‘terrorists’ or ‘people smugglers’.
The Life and Times of Malcolm Fraser television program – 2004
A portrait of Malcolm Fraser, Prime Minister of Australia from 1975 to 1983.
Love My Way – What’s in a Name television program – 2004
The understatement accompanying several key dramatic scenes stands out; they are treated with a wry humour that doesn’t lose sight of the emotion involved for the characters.
Mademoiselle and the Doctor documentary – 2004
Seventy-nine-year-old Lisette Nigot has decided to end her life. A powerful portrait illustrating the phrase ‘rational suicide’.
The Movie Show – Episode 12 television program – 2004
Margaret and David disagree about a new Irish-British co-production called Evelyn, directed by Australian Bruce Beresford, and make a tribute to John Dingwall.
The Movie Show – Episode 13 television program – 2004
Eric Bana is back in Australia and appearing on The Movie Show to promote his latest film, Troy.
The Movie Show – Episode 4 television program – 2004
This is from the last series of The Movie Show produced by SBS. Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton surprised the industry by moving to the ABC in mid-2004.
Mparntwe Sacred Sites documentary – 2004
This documentary about Mparntwe (Alice Springs) provides a history of the region and the journey of the ancestral beings that gave Mparntwe its form.
The New Inventors – Series 1 Episode 8 television program – 2004
The host works hard to keep the show moving along, with gags and one-liners that provide a contrast to the seriousness of the backyard boffins explaining their life’s work.
Noah and Saskia – Tomorrow Never Knows television program – 2004
The final scene of this first episode dangles compelling narrative hooks and offers interesting and quirky characters and an abundance of humour.
Opal Fever documentary – 2004
Opal Fever examines the people who make a fortune, those who make a living and those who go broke mining opals in Coober Pedy.
Oyster Farmer feature film – 2004
Writer-director Anna Reeves spent four years immersed in the culture of the beautiful Hawkesbury River area before making this drama.
Palermo: ‘History’ Standing Still short film – 2004
Images of architecture and street life shot in Palermo in 1999 are edited as a mock-documentary to suggest a century of history, and to examine issues of authenticity in the period film.
The President Versus David Hicks documentary – 2004
This documentary traces the journey of David Hicks from Australia to Afghanistan and then detention by the US in Guantanamo Bay.
Rosie documentary – 2004
Rosie, a member of the Stolen Generations, started to search for her parents because ‘part of me was still missing’.
Sammy Butcher, Out of the Shadows documentary – 2004
Musician Sammy Butcher played with the Warumpi Band and now invests his energy in young musicians in his community of Papunya.
Selling Sickness documentary – 2004
Direct-to-consumer advertising and newly created diseases such as ‘premenstrual dysphoric disorder’ have led to overuse of antidepressant drugs.
Shark Vs Croc television program – 2004
Former shark hunter and Australian spearfishing champion Ben Cropp compares predators.
Somersault feature film – 2004
Abbie Cornish was 21 years old when this film was made and the integrity and vulnerability of her performance is astonishing.
Stateline – The Transcontinental Dream television program – 2004
The spine of the story is Mark Bowling’s journey from Adelaide to Darwin on the historic Ghan, but what makes the story special are moments from the history of the region.
Terrible Lizards of Oz documentary – 2004
A whimsical review of Australia’s palaeontology, Terrible Lizards of Oz superimposes prehistoric animals on contemporary settings to humorous effect.
Tom White feature film – 2004
Colin Friels’s performance in the title role is one of the best of his career, and it is a key factor behind the film’s artistic success.
Warren H Williams, the stories, the songs documentary – 2004
Inspired by his musical family, Arrernte musician Warren H Williams became a singer-songwriter himself.
Wirriya: Small Boy documentary – 2004
A warm account of family narrated by eight-year-old Ricco, who lives with his foster mother in an Indigenous Australian town camp near Alice Springs.