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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Samson and Delilah
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Film Details - Scarlett Pictures ; CAAMA Productions , 2009


Kath Shelper.

Production Companies:

CAAMA Productions.
Scarlett Pictures.

Director of Photography:

Warwick Thornton.


Roland Gallois.

Production Designers:

Daran Fulham.


Including Rowan McNamara (Samson), Marissa Gibson (Delilah), Mitjili Napanangka Gibson (Nana), Scott Thornton (Gonzo), and Matthew 'MG' Gibson (Samson's Brother / Verandah Band).

Release Dates:

World premiere at the 2009 Bigpond Adelaide Film Festival, 19 February - 1 March.

Screened in Alice Springs, 17 April 2009.

Selected to be screened in the 2009 Cannes Film Festival's Un Regard section and also to open the 2009 Message Sticks Festival.


  • Filmed in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.


Art Film Festival, Best Director (won), 2009.
AFI Award, Best Direction (won), 2009.
AFI Award, Best Sound (won), 2009.
AFI Award, Best Cinematography (won), 2009.
AFI Award, AFI Young Actor Award [Marissa Gibson and Rowan McNamara] (won), 2009.
AFI Award, Best Editing (nominated), 2009.
AFI Award, Best Lead Actor [Rowan McNamara] (nominated), 2009.
AFI Award, Best Lead Actress [Marissa Gibson] (nominated), 2009.
AFI Award, Best Supporting Actress [Mitjili Napanangka Gibson] (nominated), 2009.
AFI Award, Best Original Music Score (nominated), 2009.
AFI Award, News Limited Readers' Choice Award (nominated), 2009.
ASE Award (Australian Screen Editors), Avid Award for Best Editing on a Feature Film (won), 2009.
Camerimage, Golden Frog: Main Competition (nominated), 2009.
Cinemanila International Film Festival, Lino Brocka Award: International Competition (nominated), 2009.
Dublin International Film Festival, Dublin Film Critics Award: Best Film (won), 2010.
FCCA Award (Film Critics Circle of Australia), Best Director (won), 2010.
FCCA Award (Film Critics Circle of Australia), Best Cinematography (won), 2010.
FCCA Award (Film Critics Circle of Australia), Best Actor - Female [Marissa Gibson] (nominated), 2010.
FCCA Award (Film Critics Circle of Australia), Best Editing (nominated), 2010.
IF Awards, Best Sound (nominated), 2009.
Palm Springs International Film Festival, John Schlesinger Award (honorable mention), 2010.

  • Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,