The Caterpillar Wish
|The Caterpillar Wish|
|Directed by||Sandra Sciberras|
|Produced by||Zelda Rosembaum
|Written by||Sandra Sciberras|
|Edited by||Jason Ballantine|
|Distributed by||Palace Films|
|Release date(s)||15 June 2006|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Box office||A$456,018 (Australia)|
The Caterpillar Wish (also known as Caterpillar Wish) is a 2006 Australian coming-of-age film, directed by Sandra Sciberras and starring and ensemble cast including Victoria Thaine, Susie Porter and Philip Quast. It was filmed in and around Robe, South Australia. The Caterpillar Wish was released in Australia on 15 June 2006.
A sleepy seaside town, in winter.
Emily, a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl, lives with her mother Susan. Emily never knew her father. According to her mother, he was a "tom cat" - a tourist who wandered into town one summer and was never seen again.
Susan is struggling to forget the past. She hasn’t spoken to her fervently religious parents for years, not since she shamed the family by falling pregnant at fifteen.
Emily actively pursues a friendship with father-figure Stephen, who spends his days fixing boats at the harbour. But Stephen has his own troubles, constantly haunted by the past, unable to keep the loss of his wife and baby daughter from his thoughts.
Stephen’s sister Elizabeth is married to the town policeman Carl. Elizabeth suspects Carl is being unfaithful but is scared to uncover the truth. Her son Joel has a secret love of his own.
When a Bible turns up with an intriguing inscription, Emily is the first to realise that hoping for change is not enough.
|Victoria Thaine||Emily Woodbrige|
|Susie Porter||Susan Woodbrige|
|Philip Quast||Carl Roberts|
|Wendy Hughes||Elizabeth Roberts|
|Khan Chittenden||Joel Roberts|
|Will Traeger||Ewan Roberts|
|Robert Mammone||Stephen Knight|
|Nicholas Bell||Father Caleb|
- "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria accessed 11 November 2021