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Director  Melanie Rodriga
Screenplay  Vanessa Lomma
Country  Australia
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Language  English
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Release date  18 July 2002 (2002-07-18) (Brisbane Film Festival) 27 March 2003 (2003-03-27) (Australia)
Writer  Vanessa Lomma, Wilson McCaskill (play)
Initial release  March 27, 2003 (Australia)
Music director  Tim Count, Keith Van Geyzel
Cast  Susie Porter (Letitia), Linda Cropper (Trudy), Peter Phelps (Rod), Igor Sas (Gary), Adam Crouch (Wes)
Similar movies  Susie Porter appears in Teesh and Trude and The Caterpillar Wish
Tagline  The F#$&N Toilet Wont Flush ...

Teesh and Trude is a 2002 Australian drama film directed by Melanie Rodriga, and was adapted from an original stage-play by Wilson McCaskill. The film was produced and shot entirely in Western Australia with Production Investment Funding Support from ScreenWest and Lotterywest. It was shot on video at Murdoch University where New Zealand director Melanie Rodriga teaches (Rodrgia previously made a couple of New Zealand films in the 1980s, Trial Run and Send A Gorilla).


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The film received three nominations at the Australian Film Institute Awards in 2003 and one at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards.

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Teesh (Susie Porter), an unemployed single mother in her twenties, shares a flat with an older, divorced friend, Trude (Linda Cropper). Teesh is starting to crack under the strain of taking care of her son Kenny (Mason Richardson) and her problems only get worse when her abusive father (Bill McClusky), who’s just been released from prison, visits.

Trude is also having problems with her macho boyfriend Rod (Peter Phelps), who must complete a major paving contract at the shopping mall to save his ailing construction company. Meanwhile, Trude pines after her own children, who are apparently living with their father in a different state.


  • Susie Porter as Letitia (Teesh)
  • Linda Cropper as Trudy (Trude)
  • Jacob Allan as Les
  • Peter Phelps as Rod
  • Bill McClusky as Bob
  • Mason Richardson as Kenny
  • Igor Sas as Gary
  • Kazimir Sas as Craig
  • Francoise Sas as Lelia
  • Adam Crouch as Wes
  • Critical reception

    The Age said, "Not since Mallboy has there been a local drama as depressing as this." It went on to say, "It isn't Ken Loach or Mike Leigh but it's in that ambit and the acting is very gritty."

    Urban Cinefile said that "This may not be the worst local film of the year, but at 93 minutes it still seems to last forever."

    David Stratton said "The film was obviously produced on the most minimal budget, and its theatrical origins are very obvious, but, despite these limitations, the film impresses because of the excellent acting."


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