THE FINAL QUARTER

THE FINAL QUARTER
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THE FINAL QUARTER

A film about the booing of Adam Goodes — this is what was said, this is what was heard.

TRAILER

SYNOPSIS

Adam Goodes was a champion AFL footballer and Indigenous leader.

In the final three years of his playing career he became a lightning rod for a heated public debate and widespread media commentary that divided the nation. He publicly called out racism, was named Australian of the Year, was accused of staging for free kicks, and performed an on-field war dance celebration.

The cheers became boos as football crowds turned on him. Using only archival footage aired at the time, the film holds a mirror to Australia and is an opportunity to reconsider what happened on and off the football field.

World Premiere at the Sydney Film Festival June 2019.

Director:
Ian Darling

Producers:
Mary Macrae & Ian Darling

Editor:
Sally Fryer

Executive Producer:
Malinda Wink

Executive Producer:
Mark Monroe

Executive Producers:
Mark Nelson & Will Vicars

Archive Researcher:
Lindy Boylan

Composer:
Paul Charlier

Sound Designer:
Wes Chew

Graphics:
Paul Ducco

Edit Assistant:
Andrew Hall

Media Director:
Jen McAsey

Education Director:
Alex Shain

Website Director:
Rhys Morris

Publicist:
Tracey Mair

SYNOPSIS

Adam Goodes was a champion AFL footballer and Indigenous leader.

In the final three years of his playing career he became a lightning rod for a heated public debate and widespread media commentary that divided the nation. He publicly called out racism, was named Australian of the Year, was accused of staging for free kicks, and performed an on-field war dance celebration.

The cheers became boos as football crowds turned on him. Using only archival footage aired at the time, the film holds a mirror to Australia and is an opportunity to reconsider what happened on and off the football field.

World Premiere at the Sydney Film Festival June 2019.

Director:
Ian Darling

Producers:
Mary Macrae & Ian Darling

Editor:
Sally Fryer

Executive Producer:
Malinda Wink

Executive Producer:
Mark Monroe

Executive Producers:
Mark Nelson & Will Vicars

Archive Researcher:
Lindy Boylan

Composer:
Paul Charlier

Sound Designer:
Wes Chew

Graphics:
Paul Ducco

Edit Assistant:
Andrew Hall

Media Director:
Jen McAsey

Education Director:
Alex Shain

Website Director:
Rhys Morris

Publicist:
Tracey Mair

FCCA — Film Critics Circle of Australia — WINNER — Best Feature Documentary
SPORTAUS AIS — 2019 Media Award — Recognising Excelllence in Sports Journalism ‚Äì WINNER — Best Reporting of an Issue in Sport
Winner — AACTA AWARD for BEST EDITING in a DOCUMENTARY
AACTA AWARD for Best Documentary — Nominee
ASIAN ACADEMY CREATIVE AWARDS — GRAND FINAL WINNER — BEST DOCUMENTARY AUSTRALIA 2019
ASIAN ACADEMY CREATIVE AWARDS — Regioanl Winner Best Documentary 2019
Human Rights Awards 2019 — Winner — Racism. It stops with me — Award
THE ELLIE AWARDS 2019 — Australian Screen Editors — WINNER Best Editing in a Documentary Feature
2020 Atom Awards — Winner Best Documentary General
2020 Atom Awards — Winner Best Documentary History
2020 Atom Awards — Winner Best Documentary Social & Political Issues
2020 Atom Awards — Winner Best Education Website
FINALIST — SCREEN PRODUCERS AUSTRALIA AWARDS 2019 — Feature Documentary of the Year
he 64th Walkley Awards — For Excellence in Journalism 2019 — FINALIST
ASSG — Australian Screen Sound Guild — Nominatee — Best Sound in a Documentary
Audience Award (Runner Up) — Sydney Film Festival 2019