Release dateJune 1971 WriterPiers Davies, Peter Weir Music directorAunty Jack, Rory ODonoghue CastGeoff Malone (Mr. Malfry), Grahame Bond (Mr. Kevin), Kate Fitzpatrick (Miss Greenoak), Doreen Warburton (Mrs. Sharpe), James Lear (Mr. Levy), James Dellit (Manager) Similar moviesRelated Peter Weir movies
Homesdale is a 1971 Australian film directed by Peter Weir. Homesdale is a black comedy about visitors at a guest-house acting out their violent private fantasies and games under the control of the house staff.
Several people gather at the Homesdale Hunting Lodge including butcher/rock singer Mr Kevin, war veteran Mr Vaughan, an octogenarian Mr Levy. All are tormented by Homesdale's staff and forced to participate in a series of games about death and murder in which the true character of the guests starts to emerge.
Geoff Malone as Mr.Malfry
Grahame Bond as Mr. Kevin
Kate Fitzpatrick as Miss Greenoak
Barry Donnelly as Mr. Vaughan
Doreen Warburton as Mrs. Sharpe
James Lear as Mr.Levy
James Dellit as Manager
Kosta Akon as Chief Robert
Richard Brennan as Robert 1
Peter Weir as Robert 2
Shirley Donald as Matron
Phillip Noyce as Neville
The movie was influenced by horror films such as The Cat and the Canary. The budget was covered by a grant from the Experimental Film and Television Fund. The film was shot at Peter Weir's own home in Sydney in March 1971.
The film premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in June 1971 and won the Grand Prix AFI Award in November. It was screened in universities, schools, film societies and occasionally commercial cinemas, as well as on the Seven network.