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Producers & Distributors of High Quality Australian Film and Television

We've got quality not quantity. We break the ice for others to follow.

On this site you will find details of our past film production, direct sales info, 

who we are, what we've got in development plus bits about our heros.


THE RUNNING GAME

Touring the United Kingdom was always the most prestigious an Australin rugby player could make.  For the first time, a film team accompanied the Wallabies on their 14 week tour through England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The winter of 1981 - 82 was the worst in a century, snow drifts 5 metres deep trapped the team in their hotel in Wales, straw had to be layed over the pitch in northern England to make it playable.  The conditions were guaranteed to unite the team.  Each player was paid ten pounds a day for fourteen weeks!  It was a different time.  This is no highlights package of great tries but a personal insight into the game and the players who gave up so much to play it.  You might not play for the Wallabies but in THE RUNNING GAME you can do the next best thing and join the Ella brothers, Simon Poidevin, Michael Hawker, Greg Cornelsen, Mark Loane and Andrew Slack - legends of Australian Rugby on tour. You can buy a crisp new DVD copy of the 90 minute film here

 
                                                                                   

one of the great sports films
THE AFRICAN CAMPAIGN

With interational rugby happening in Queensland and Australia picking itself up off the floor to beat the world champion Springboks, it's time to have a look at one of the best sports films made about rugby.  THE AFRICAN CAMPAIGN is a documentary shot during the first sanctioned tour of South Africa by the Wallabies in 1992.  More than a highlights package, this is an insight to the emerging post apartheid South Africa and an intimate portrait of a team under pressure from politics and the intensity of a single Test winner takes all tour.  Australia were world champions but until they had beaten South Africa there would be a lingering doubt.  Join David Campese, Nick Farr-Jones, Tim Horan and Phil Kearns as the Wallabies set out to show why they are world champions.  You can buy a crisp new DVD copy of the 90 minute film here

 
                                                                                   

   Award Winning Spy Series
PERSONS OF INTEREST

With hours of extras including, ASIO surveillance films, out takes and extra interviews this Award winning series is fun for all the family.  Watch as Australia's senior intelligence service sets about finding Communist spies and ends up fighting dissent.  A salutary tale for any democracy. Pick up a DVD here.
                                                                                            

 

The Running Game

 

SYNOPSIS:  The Australian rugby union team's tour to the United Kingdom & Ireland is the most prestigious a player can make for his country. Surrounded by controversy and sustained by comradeship the Wallabies travelled through Britain during the worst winter of the twentieth century. Travel with the legends of Australian Rugby, Mark Loane, Paul McLean, Mark Glen & Gary Ella, Tony Shaw and Simon Poidevin as the confront some of the great players the northern hemisphere can offer.  Trevor Ringland, Terry Kennedy, Tony Ward, Willie Duggan and Fergus Slattery of Ireland meet the Wallabies head on. Great sports footage combines with sociological observation in this intense and personal view behind the scenes on the greatest tour of all. 

Check out THE AFRICAN CAMPAIGN here.

Censorship Rating: G
Length: 50 Minutes
Country of Origin: Australia
Year of Production: 1982
Producer: Haydn Keenan
Director: Haydn Keenan & Peter Fenton
Performers: The Australian Rugby Union Team of 1982
Reviews:

"All sporting documentaries should be this good." Brian Mossop. Sydney Morning Herald.

"Union documentary a big hit." The Australian.

Subject area Sport/Psychology
Photo Gallery The Running Game photo gallery
 

 

 

The Running Game
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For the last 45 years we've shot films all round the world on a wide variety of subjects. From sport to politics and art we have a unique library of moving and still images. We make these available to filmmakers and private individuals for use in other films or just to own personally.  In particular our extraordinary range of surveillance films and photographs are a unique resource.

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For HD movies or hand printed stills on acid free paper contact us: 
enquiries@smartstreetfilms.com.au 

Heroes

    Terry Southern
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    The Hippest Guy On The Planet

Dr. Strangelove, Candy, Magic Christian, Easyrider you name it Terry Southern had a profound influence on American cinema and our understanding of the absurdity of life.

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In Development

Zombies, Dandies, Winston Churchill, show biz scoundrels and aunt Mabel's millions.  

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   Of Monsters & Men  
We've got a wide ranging slate in development. READ MORE

THE YEAST IS REDYeast 135 kb front pageClick the cover to download

Now, for the first time comes a seering tale of revolution, sex and Gestetner machines.   Torn from the pages of life, this recently discovered text, lifts the lid on the revolutionaries, cadres and part time insurrectionists holed up in The Bakery in Melbourne during the late 1960s.  CONTINUE READING