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The Office Picnic

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Director  Tom Cowan
Screenplay  Tom Cowan
Writer  Tom Cowan
Language  English
6.7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Duration  
Country  Australia
Release date  17 November 1972 (1972-11-17)
Initial release  November 17, 1972 (Australia)
Producers  Tom Cowan, Richard Brennan
Cast  Byron Kennedy, John Wood (Clyde), Kate Fitzpatrick (Mara), Max Cullen (Paddy), Elaine Smith
Similar movies  Road to Nhill (1997), Mullet (2001), Me - Myself - I (1999), My Mother Frank (2000), Clubland (2007)

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The Office Picnic is a 1972 Australian comedy film directed by Tom Cowan. It was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival.

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Plot summary

A group of public servants go on an annual picnic. Two of them, Peter and Elly, disappear.

Cast

  • John Wood as Clyde
  • Kate Fitzpatrick as Mara
  • Philip Deamer as Peter
  • Gaye Steele as Elly
  • Ben Gabriel as Mr Johnson
  • Max Cullen as Jim O'Casey
  • Anne Tait
  • Francis Flannigan
  • Bryon Kennedy
  • Graham Richards
  • Production

    Cowan got the idea to make the film while walking through the bush during shooting of a documentary in the Victorian countryside. He says he was also influenced by the novels of Patrick White and the films of Antonioni.

    The film was shot on 35mm using a budget in part funded by the Experimental Film and Television Fund. It started in January 1972 but the money ran out during filming and there was a hiatus until filming resumed in April. The shoot took fifteen days in all.

    Release

    The film was successfully previewed at Toorak and for a time it looked as though it would be distributed by British Empire Films but in the end most commercial screenings were arranged by the director.

    References

    The Office Picnic Wikipedia
    The Office Picnic IMDb


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