Tom White (film)

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Tom White
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Directed by Alkinos Tsilimidos
Produced by Daniel Scharf
Written by Daniel Keene
Starring Colin Friels,
Rachael Blake,
Dan Spielman,
Loene Carmen
Music by Paul Kelly & the Boon Companions
Distributed by Cinemavault Releasing
Release date(s) 19 August 2004 (2004-08-19) (Australia)
Running time 106 minutes
Country Australia
Language English

Tom White is the third film directed by Alkinos Tsilimidos. The film was released in Australian cinemas on 19 August 2004 and played until 1 September 2004. The film premiered on 31 July 2004 at the Melbourne International Film Festival. It was also screened at the Cannes Film Market on 13 May 2004; the Pusan International Film Festival (South Korea) on 10 October 2004; Australian Film Festival (Singapore) on 11 March 2005; the Commonwealth Film Festival (United Kingdom) on 4 May 2005 and at the Saint-Tropez Festival of the Antipodes (France) on 20 October 2005.[1] The film was scored by Paul Kelly and the Boon Companions: Dan Kelly, Dan Luscombe, Peter Luscombe and Bill MacDonald.[2]

Plot[edit]

Tom White (Colin Friels) is an architect who chooses to make himself hopeless. Outwardly, he has all the signs of a successful life — large home, loving family, successful carer. However, it soon becomes clear that not everything is as it appears at work. Tom chooses a different path and cuts ties with his normal life. He has chosen the streets, where those he meets, in spite of their position, have enormous self-dignity—the rent boy (Dan Spielman), an ex-junkie (Loene Carmen), a gentle-but-manly tramp (Bill Hunter) and a 14-year-old graffiti artist (Jarryd Jinks). Tom goes on a personal journey of his own as he plumbs outsider society, yet he discovers his own Dignity and gains an understanding of who she is.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Colin Friels Tom White
Rachael Blake Helen White
Dan Spielman Matt
Loene Carmen Christine
David Field Phil
Bill Hunter Malcolm
Jarryd Jinks Jet
Angela Punch McGregor Irene
Kevin Harrington Neil

Reception[edit]

Tom White received mixed critical reviews. The first weekend of release, Tom White was number 20 on the Australian Box office with an intake of A$56,219 (total $147, 495).[3]

Awards[edit]

  • Winner - Golden Tripod, Australian Cinematographers Society - 2004
  • Winner - Inside Film (IF) Awards - Best Actor - Australia, 2004[4]
  • Winner - 3 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards - Best Actor, Best Editing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor - Australia, 2004[5]
  • Nominated – 13 Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography - Australia, 2004[4]
  • Nominated – 5 Inside Film (IF) Awards including Best Film, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Script - Australia, 2004
  • Nominated – 6 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress - Australia, 2004[5]

Box Office[edit]

Tom White grossed $277,234 at the box office in Australia.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box Office". Urban Cinefile. Retrieved 8 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Tom White (2004)". Australian Screen Online. National Film and Sound Archive. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Tom White: Box Office Figures". Murdoch University. Retrieved 8 December 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "6th Annual AFI Awards". Inside Film Awards. Retrieved 8 December 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "2004 FCCA Awards". Screen Australia. Retrieved 8 December 2008. 
  6. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

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