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To round out the remainder of the year, we’re giving you the chance to win one of three Australian film prize packs including Escape and Evasion, Koko: A Red Dog Story, Paper Champions and Below.
See entry details below.
Escape and Evasion
A lone soldier returns home from a mission in Myanmar with traumatic PTSD. Trying to save his relationship with his daughter and assimilate back into society, he’s pressed for questions by one of his dead soldier’s sister, who needs to know what happened on the mission. Facing the ghosts of his past, Seth has to overcome his own battles to be able to begin to move forward with his life.
Escape and Evasion stars Josh McConville, Hugh Sheridan, Rena Owen, Steve Le Marquand and Bonnie Sveen.
Escape and Evasion will be released on June 10. You can buy yourself a copy of the film via Defiant Screen Entertainment here.
Koko: A Red Dog Story
Produced by Nelson Woss (Red Dog) and Lauren Brunswick (Top Knot Detective), Koko: A Red Dog Story was written and directed by Dominic Pearce and Aaron McCann (Top Knot Detective). Jason Isaacs (Peter Pan) narrates.
In this endearing tale, we follow the story of Koko – the dog who played Red Dog in the first film of the same name. Koko’s strange good fortune and innate ability to connect with people allows him to navigate his local community, the world of show dog competitions and eventually the movie entertainment business.
You can buy yourself a copy of Koko: A Red Dog Story here via Umbrella Entertainment.
Feel good Aussie comedy Paper Champions follows the story of Rey, a young man who having lost his “mana”, sets out to defy the odds in search of love. In Polynesian cultures, “mana” refers to strength, confidence and an ability to influence situations for one’s gain. Unfortunately for Rey, a reserved, routine-loving photocopier salesman, he seems to have lost his – and just as he’s started falling for a nurse he’s met by chance.
As his family, co- workers, Spanish dance teacher and an ex-wrestler all try to re-engineer his lost moxie, could a mojo makeover be enough to ignite a romance waiting in the wings?
Set and shot in Geelong, Paper Champions is a playful Australian rom-com filled with moments both uplifting and uproariously funny.
You can buy yourself a copy of Paper Champions here via Umbrella Entertainment.
Starring Ryan Corr and Anthony LaPaglia, Below is a pitch-black comedy with a uniquely provocative take on Australia’s asylum-seeker detention system.
When darkweb con-artist Dougie lands in the bloody deep end of a scam gone wrong, his gruff stepdad, Terry, agrees to pay off his debts. In return, Dougie must take a job at the refugee detention centre where Terry works. Ever the grifter, Dougie discovers a way to make cash by live-streaming the underground fight club run by the centre’s morally bankrupt security staff.
But when things inevitably go south, Dougie may be the only one willing to take a stand. Norwegian-born Iranian-Australian director Maziar Lahooti makes his feature debut with this devilishly dark comedy, adapted for the screen by Perth playwright Ian Wilding from his award-winning play of the same name.
Joining Corr (Holding the Man) and LaPaglia (Balibo) in the ring are The Heights’ Phoenix Raei and The Kettering Incident’sAlison Whyte, as well as Morgana O’Reilly (Wentworth) and Zenia Star (The Merger). Below isn’t afraid to get its hands dirty as it tackles hard issues, resulting in a deliberately provocative dare of a film that’s bound to get audiences talking.
You can buy yourself a copy of Below here via Madman.
This competition has now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.
Competition open to Australian residents only. Competition closes Monday, 4 January 2021