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Starring Australian screen legends Jack Thompson, Gary Sweet and Sigrid Thornton, THE TELEGRAM MAN is directed and produced by James Francis Khehtie.
A BAFTA Los Angeles® winner and Australian Academy Awards® nominee, THE TELEGRAM MAN explores the impact of World War II on a close-knit Australian farming community. The film was selected, out of more than 15,000 entries submitted from around the world, as one of the 50 semi-finalists for Your Film Festival, a global film competition conducted by Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender, Google, Emirates and the Venice Film Festival.
A recipient of more than 45 awards, THE TELEGRAM MAN has been screened in more than 170 film festivals and special events around the world. The film was screened to a crowd of 10,500 at the 2015 Centenary ANZAC Day Commemoration in Gallipoli, following its successful screenings to over 16,000 people just prior to the Dawn Services at the 2012 – 2014 Commemorations.
THE TELEGRAM MAN was also screened at the 2016 Commemoration and will be screened at the 2017 Commemorations in both Gallipoli in Turkey and Villers-Bretonneux in France.
Regarded as a film of artistic, cultural and historical significance by the OSCARS® | Academy Awards® Film Archive, THE TELEGRAM MAN is part of its permanent collection at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood. The Archive collects, preserves and provides access to moving images that represent significant contributions to the art and science of motion pictures.