Shannon Murphy's Australian Favorites

Note from Shannon, July 2020:

“These films have made me excited to be a part of the Australian canon. They include some of my idols—Jane Campion, Shirley Barrett, Warwick Thornton and Rolf de Heer—as well as my inspiring contemporaries Sophie Hyde and Kitty Green.”
“I suggest starting with ‘Tanna’, ‘A Life in Motion’, ‘Tender’ and ‘Love Serenade’ to get a taste! The musicals are both a lot of fun, and ‘Mary & Max’ is a beautiful animated story for adults and kids. Each film has a strong directorial voice that is exploring emotions and themes that are at the heart of who we are as a nation.”

Shannon Murphy is the director of Babyteeth, now available on VOD. Read Ella Kemp's interview with Shannon.

  • Love Serenade
  • Sweetie
  • The Last Days of Chez Nous
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Ruin
  • The Proposition
  • The Babadook
  • Lantana
  • My Brilliant Career
  • Mary and Max
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence
  • Charlie's Country
  • Sherpa
  • Tanna
  • Tender
  • The Rocket
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Sapphires
  • Life in Movement
  • Bran Nue Dae
  • Head On
  • Hearts and Bones
  • The Little Death
  • Lore
  • In My Blood It Runs
  • Casting JonBenet