Prime Mover (film)

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Prime Mover
Directed byDavid Caesar
Produced byVincent Sheehan
Written byDavid Caesar
StarringMichael Dorman
Emily Barclay
Ben Mendelsohn
Gyton Grantley
William McInnes
Anthony Hayes
Andrew S. Gilbert
Music byPaul Healy
CinematographyHugh Miller
Edited byMark Perry
Distributed byTransmission
Release date
8 June 2009 (AUS)
Running time
90 min.
BudgetA$5 million

Prime Mover is a 2009 Australian/British comedy-crime love story which stars Michael Dorman, Emily Barclay, Ben Mendelsohn, Gyton Grantley, William McInnes, Anthony Hayes and Andrew S. Gilbert. It is directed by acclaimed film and television director David Caesar of Mullet and Dirty Deeds fame, in which he also worked with McInnes, Mendelsohn and Gilbert.

The film was released to European audiences in Germany on 8 February 2009 and in Australia on 8 June 2009.


David Caesar first wrote the script in 1983. The Australian Film Commission had provided Caesar money to research the script in Alice Springs and offered him $1 million to make the movie but Caesar felt that he needed $2 million. In the late 1980s he almost got the film funded through the Film Finance Corporation but was unable and instead made Greenkeeper.[1]

Box office[edit]

Prime Mover grossed $52,119 at the box office in Australia.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "David Caesar - a Case Study", Cinema Papers, August 1991 p38
  2. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office