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Bootmen poster.jpg
Theatrical poster for
Directed byDein Perry
Produced byHilary Linstead
Antonia Barnard
Written bySteve Worland
Hilary Linstead
Dein Perry
StarringAdam Garcia
Sophie Lee
Sam Worthington
Music byCezary Skubiszewski
CinematographySteve Mason
Edited byJane Moran
Distributed by20th Century Fox Distribution (Australia)
Fox Searchlight Pictures (USA)
Release date
5 October 2000
United States:
6 October 2000
Running time
92 minutes
Box office$2,720,302

Bootmen is a 2000 Australian comedy-drama film, directed by Dein Perry. It was distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures in Canada and United States and 20th Century Fox Distribution in Australia and funded by the Australian Film Finance Corporation. Production was from 19 June to 18 August 1999 in Sydney and Newcastle by cinematographer Steve Mason who won two cinematography awards in the 2000 AFI awards and the 2001 FCCA Awards. It stars Adam Garcia, Sophie Lee, Sam Worthington.

The film was released in Australia on 5 October 2000 and was Dein Perry's debut film, who was previously involved with stage shows such as Tap Dogs and Steel City. It is also known as Tap Dogs in Japan.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards won[edit]

  • Australian Cinematographers Society (2001):
    • Award of Distinction (awarded to Feature Productions Cinema - Steve Mason)
  • Australian Film Institute (AFI) (2000):
    • Best Achievement in Cinematography: Steve Mason
    • Best Achievement in Costume Design: Tess Schofield
    • Best Achievement in Production Design: Murray Picknett
    • Best Achievement in Sound: David Lee, Laurence Maddy, Andrew Plain, Ian McLoughlin
    • Best Original Music Score: Cezary Skubiszewski
  • Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards (FCCA) (2001):
    • Best Cinematography: Steve Mason
    • Best Editing: Jane Moran
    • Best Music Score: Cezary Skubiszewski (tied with Edmund Choi for The Dish (2000)).

Award nominations[edit]

  • Australian Film Institute (AFI) (2000):
    • Best Achievement in Editing: Jane Moran
    • Best Film: Hilary Linstead
    • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Sam Worthington

DVD release[edit]

The film was released on home video on 27 February 2001 by Fox Home Entertainment.


The Bootmen Soundtrack was released by RCA Victor in 2000 and composed by Cezary Skubiszewski and other various artists.

  1. Rumble - You Am I
  2. Opening Sequence - Cezary Skubiszewski
  3. Strange Human Beings - Regurgitator
  4. Tease Me - Paul Kelly
  5. My Family - Banana Oil
  6. Sign Post - Grinspoon
  7. Love Theme - Cezary Skubiszewski
  8. Radio Loves This - Deborah Conway
  9. Hit Song - Custard
  10. Giveway - Supaskuba
  11. Better Off Dead - Grinspoon
  12. Don't It Get You Down - Deadstar
  13. Nothing On My Mind - Paul Kelly
  14. Nipple - Icecream Hands
  15. Deeper Water - Deadstar
  16. Finale Part 2 - Cezary Skubiszewski
  17. Shiver - Oblivia
  18. "Even When I'm Sleeping" – Leonardo's Bride
  19. Junk - You Am I
  20. Tap Forge - Dein Perry

Box office[edit]

Bootmen grossed $2,720,302 at the box office in Australia.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" (PDF). Retrieved 9 October 2017.

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