The Tracker


Restored 2017


Fanatic is a government trooper who is heading an expedition to find an Aboriginal man accused of murdering a white woman. Others in the expedition are the Follower, a greenhorn trooper, the Veteran, and the Tracker. It’s 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of capturing him with the help of an experienced Native Australian (The Tracker). So they start their quest in the outback, not knowing that their inner wrestles against and for racism will be more dangerous that the actual hunting for the accused.

Primary Production Companies: Adelaide Festival of Arts, SBS Independant, Vertigo Productions
Executive Producers: Bridget Ikin, Bryce Menzies, Domenico Procacci
Producers: Rolf de Heer, Julie Ryan
Director: Rolf de Heer
Editor: Tania Nehme
Writer: Rolf de Heer
Cast: David Gulpilii, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, Grant Page, Noel Wilton
Format: Feature Film
Genres: Action, Drama
Services: Authoring, Colour Grading, Film Scanning & Digitisation, Mastering - Prep for Cinema, DVD, Blu-Ray, NetFlix & VOD
Distributors: Becker Entertainment, Umbrella Entertainment, IFA

Awards: 16 Wins and 16 Nominations

Awards Won: Australian Film Institute: Best Actor in a Leading Role. Australian Screen Sound Guild: Best Achievement in Sound for a Feature Film - Dialogue & ADR Editing. Australian Writers' Guild: Feature Film - Original. Cinemanila International Film Festival: Best Actor. Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards : Best Film, Best Actor - Male, Best Cinematography, Best Music Score. Ghent International Film Festival: Best Screenplay. IF Awards: Best Feature Film, Best Actor, Best Music. Paris Film Festival: Press Award. Screen Music Awards, Australia: Best Original Song Composed for a Feature Film, TV Series or Mini-Series. Valladolid International Film Festival: Best Film. Venice Film Festival: SIGNIS Award - Honorable Mention.
Award Nominations: ARIA Music Awards: Best Original Soundtrack Album. Australian Film Institute: Best Film, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Priginal Scrrenplay, Best Editing. Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards: Best Director, Best Screenplay - Original, Best Editing. Ghent International Film Festival: Grand Prix. IF Awards: Best Direction, Best Script, Best Cinematography, Best Sound. Valladolid International Film Festival: Golden Spike. Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion.

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