List of films shot in Darwin

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The following is a list of films shot wholly or partly in Darwin or elsewhere in the Northern Territory, Australia. There are almost 50 movies listed in the Internet Movie Database as having been shot in Darwin. This is a list of the more prominent, commercial or notable films.

Films[edit]

Film Year Locations References
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 1994 Watarrka National Park, Alice Springs, Northern Territory; Broken Hill, Darling Harbour, Erskineville, Newtown, Silverton, Stephen's Creek, Sydney, New South Wales; Coober Pedy, Moon Plain, South Australia - Australia [1]
Australia 2008 Darwin, Northern Territory; Bowen, Roma, Queensland; Camden, Moore Park, Sydney, Vaucluse, New South Wales; Carlton Hill, Kimberley Range, Kununurra, Western Australia - Australia [2]
Balibo 2008 Darwin, Northern Territory - Australia; East Timor [3]
Black Water 2007 Darwin, Northern territory; Sydney, New South Wales - Australia [4]
Burke & Wills 1985 Northern Territory; Coober Pedy, Cooper's Creek, South Australia; Melbourne, Victoria - Australia; England - UK [5]
Bush School 2006 Darwin, Warrego, Northern Territory; Armidale, New South Wales - Australia [6]
Crocodile Dundee 1986 Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory; McKinlay, Queensland; Sydney, New South Wales - Australia; Manhattan, New York City, New York; Newark, New Jersey, USA [7]
Crocodile Dundee II 1988 Northern Territory - Australia; Long Island, New York City, New York - USA [8]
Dead Heart 1996 Jay Creek, Northern Territory - Australia [9]
The Dove 1974 Darwin, Northern Territory - Australia; Cape Town - South Africa; Ecuador; Fiji; Los Angeles, California - USA; Lourenco Marques, Mozambique; Panama Canal, Panama; South Africa; Suva - Fiji [10]
Evil Angels (A Cry in the Dark)[11] 1988 Alice Springs, Darwin, Northern Territory; Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales; Melbourne, Victoria; Mount Isa, Queensland - Australia [12]
Jedda 1955 Central Australia, Northern Territory - Australia [13]
Journey Out of Darkness 1967 Alice Springs, Northern Territory; Broken Hill, New South Wales; Ross River, Queensland; Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales - Australia [14]
Kangaroo Jack 2003 Alice Springs, Northern Territory; Canowindra, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales; Lunar Plains, Moon Plain, Coober Pedy, South Australia - Australia; Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York City, New York; Los Angeles, California - USA [15]
Love Me Again 2008 Darwin, Northern Territory - Australia; Impasug-ong, Bukidnon, Mindanao - Philippines [16]
The Man from Hong Kong 1975 Uluru/Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory; Stanwell Park, Sunny Corner, Sydney, New South Wales - Australia [17]
Napoleon 1995 Northern Territory; Adelaide Hills, Adelaide, Flinders Ranges, Hendon, Kangaroo Island, South Australia; Sydney, New South Wales; Tasmania - Australia [18]
The Phantom Stockman 1953 Alice Springs, Northern Territory - Australia [19]
Quigley 1990 Alice Springs, Northern Territory; Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales; Apollo Bay, Melbourne, Warrnambool, Victoria - Australia [20]
Rogue 2007 Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory; Maidstone, Yarra Valley, Victoria - Australia [21]
Samson and Delilah 2009 Alice Springs, Northern Territory - Australia [22]
Ten Canoes 2006 Arafura Swamp, Arnhem Land, Ramingining, Northern Territory - Australia [23]
Until the End of the World 1991 Utopia Station, Northern Territory; Coober Pedy, South Australia - Australia; Geiselgasteig, Grünwald, Bavaria, Berlin - Germany; Hauts-de-Seine, Paris - France; Lisbon - Portugal; Moscow - Russia; San Francisco, California - USA; Tokyo - Japan; Venice, Veneto - Italy [24]
We of the Never Never 1982 Katherine, Mataranka, Roper River, Northern Territory - Australia [25]
Welcome to Woop Woop 1997 Alice Springs, Northern Territory - Australia; Portland, Oregon - USA [26]
World Safari 1977 Darwin, Hermannsburg, Palm Valley, Finke Gorge National Park, Melville Island, Northern Territory; Adelaide, South Australia; Sydney, New South Wales - Australia; Agadez - Niger; Calcutta, West Bengal - India; Cape Town - South Africa; Democratic Republic Of Congo; Ethiopia; Guam; India; Kano, Kano State - Nigeria; Kenya; Kiribati; Mpatamanga, Lake Malawi - Malawi; Mombasa, Lake Nakuru National Park, Nairobi - Kenya; Rumphi District - Malawi; Mozambique; Netherlands; Nyiragongo - Democratic Republic Of Congo; Palmyra Atoll, Line Islands - Kiribati; Penang - Malaysia; Sahara Desert, Africa; Thailand; Tokyo - Japan; Tonga; Victoria Falls, Livingstone - Zambia; Mount Fuji, Shizuoka, Wakkanai, Kyoto, Hokkaido, Sapporo - Japan [27]
Walkabout 1971 Alice Springs, Arnhem Land, Darwin, Northern Territory; Flinders Ranges, Iron Knob, Lake Eyre, South Australia; Sydney, New South Wales - Australia [28]
Yolngu Boy 2001 Darwin, Northern Territory - Australia [29]
Young Einstein 1988 Uluru/Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory; Blue Mountains, Newcastle, Sydney, The Rocks, Wollombi, New South Wales - Australia [30]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Adamson, Judith. A Film Australia miscellany. Lindfield, N.S.W. : Film Australia, 1991.
  • Collins, Felicity, and Theresa Davis. Australian Cinema After Mabo. Sydney: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Dawson, Jonathan, and Bruce Molloy, eds. Queensland Images in Film and Television. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 1990.
  • Dermody, Susan and Elizabeth Jacka, eds. The Screening of Australia, Volume 1: Anatomy of a Film Industry. Sydney: Currency Press, 1987.
  • — — — . The Screening of Australia, Volume 2: Anatomy of a National Cinema. Sydney: Currency Press, 1988.
  • Moran, Albert and Tom O’Regan, eds. An Australian Film Reader (Australian Screen Series). Sydney: Currency Press, 1985.
  • Moran, Albert and Errol Vieth. Film in Australia: An Introduction Sydney: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Murray, Scott, ed. Australian Film: 1978 – 1994. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-19-553777-7
  • Pike, Andrew and Ross Cooper. Australian Film: 1900 – 1977. revised ed. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-19-550784-3
  • McFarland, Brian, Geoff Mayer and Ina Bertrand, eds. The Oxford Companion to Australian Film. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-19-553797-1
  • Moran, Albert. Projecting Australia : government film since 1945. Sydney : Currency Press, 1991. ISBN 0-86819-292-9.
  • Moran, Albert and Errol Vieth. Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8108-5459-7
  • O'Regan, Tom. Australian National Cinema. London: Routledge, 1996.
  • Reade, Eric. Australian Silent Films: A Pictorial History of Silent Films from 1896 to 1926. Melbourne: Lansdowne Press, 1970.
  • — — — . History and Heartburn : The Saga of Australian Film 1896-1978. New Jersey: Associated University Presses, 1981.
  • Ryan, Mark, David (2009),'Whither Culture? Australian Horror Films and the Limitations of Cultural Policy', Media International Australia: Incorporating Culture and Policy, no. 133, pp. 43-55.
  • Stratton, David. The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry. Sydney : Pan Macmillan, 1990. 465p. ISBN 0-7329-0250-9
  • Verhoeven, Deb. Sheep and the Australian Cinema. Melbourne : MUP, 2006. ISBN 0-522-85239-4
  • — — — ed. Twin Peeks: Australian and New Zealand Feature Films. Melbourne: Damned Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-876310-00-6

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