Freedom (1982 film)

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Directed by Scott Hicks
Produced by Matt Carroll
Written by John Emery
Starring Jon Blake
South Australian Film Corporation
Endeavour Communications Corporation
Distributed by Roadshow
Release dates
1 April 1982
Running time
102 mins
Country Australia
Language English
Box office A$157,000[1]

Freedom is a 1982 film directed by Scott Hicks.[2]

The movie was shot in May to June 1981 in and around Adelaide. Finance was provided by the South Australian Film Corporation, which additional investment from Filmco.[3]

Scott Hick later described making the film as:

A very mixed experience. On the one hand, it was heady and exciting and intoxicating to be making your first feature film but, on the other, there were difficulties in the way the production was organised. The writer, John Emery, and I were kept separate from each other. In retrospect this was a huge blunder because the film was never totally focused in its vision, and I think that's reflected a little in the sort of schizophrenic nature of the film.[4]


  1. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria accessed 24 October 2012
  2. ^ David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p361-362
  3. ^ Jim Schembri, "Freedom", Australian Film 1978-1992, Oxford Uni Press, 1993 p99
  4. ^ "Interview with Scott Hicks", Signet, 5 August 1996, 7 September 1996 accessed 18 November 2012

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