Say a Little Prayer

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This article is about the Australian film directed by Richard Lowenstein. For the song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, see I Say a Little Prayer.
Say a Little Prayer
Directed by Richard Lowenstein
Produced by Carol Hughes
Richard Lowenstein
Written by Richard Lowenstein, Robin Klein
Based on novel Come Back to Show You I Could Fly by Robin Klein
Starring Sudi de Winter
Fiona Ruttelle
Cinematography Graeme Wood
Edited by Jill Bilcock
Distributed by Beyond International Group
Release date
  • 1993 (1993)
Running time
98 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$3 million[1]
Box office A$12,500 (Australia)

Say a Little Prayer is a children's film by Richard Lowenstein. It stars Sudi de Winter, Fiona Ruttelle, Rebecca Smart, Lynne Murphy and Jill Forster. The film was written by Richard Lowenstein, based on Robin Klein's novel, Came Back to Show You I Could Fly. It was nominated for four Australian Film Institute Awards.[2]


Say a Little Prayer tells the story of a friendship between a lonely 11-year-old boy and a drug-addicted young lady.


The film was funded by the 1991 Australian Film Finance Corporation's Film Fund Scheme.[1]


  • Nomination - AFI Award - Best Actress in a Lead Role (Fiona Ruttelle)
  • Nomination - AFI Award - Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jill Forster)
  • Nomination - AFI Award - Best Achievement in Production Design (Chris Kennedy)
  • Nomination - AFI Award - Best Achievement in Costume Design (Lynn-Maree Milburn, Jacqui Everitt)
  • Winner - Giffoni Film Festival - Best Director (Richard Lowenstein)
  • Winner - Giffoni Film Festival - Best Actress (Fiona Ruttelle)

Box office[edit]

Say a Little Prayer grossed $12,500 at the box office in Australia.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Eva Friedman, "Say a Little Prayer", Cinema Papers, March–April 1992 p18-22
  2. ^ Senses of Cinema Richard Lowenstein
  3. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

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