Jindabyne

is a feature film directed by Ray Lawrence (Lantana, Bliss), starring Gabriel Byrne and Laura Linney, with Deborra-Lee Furness, John Howard, Leah Purcell, Simon Stone and Stelios Yiakmis. The film was written by Beatrix Christian and adapted from the Raymond Carver short story, So Much Water So Close to Home. An April Films Production. Executive Producers: Philippa Bateman and Garry Charny; Producer Catherine Jarman; Cinematography by David Williamson; Editing by Karl Sodersten, Production and Costume Design by Margot Wilson; Art Direction by Deborah Riley; Music by Paul Kelley. 

You can see the official trailer here. Cut by editor Karl Sodersten. © April Films Jindabyne P/L.

Jindabyne had its world premiere at Director’s Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2006. The film premiered in  North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and was acquired by Sony Classics for release in 2007. It was given 5 stars by The Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw. Jindabyne was released in Australia by Roadshow Films where it earned 5.5 million at the box office and was one of the top three highest grossing Australian Films in a year that celebrated George Miller's Happy Feet at #1.

Jindabyne was nominated for 9 AFI Awards, including Best Film. April Films won SPAA Independent Producer of the Year Award. 


Philippa Bateman, CEO of April Films, and executive producer of Jindabyne worked closely with Roadshow Films, and created the PR campaign for the Australian release, in addition to all the materials (posters, press books, billboards etc). The film recorded the highest opening for a local film under 100 screens since  Muriel's Wedding in 1994.



Photo of Laura Linney and Gabriel Byrne by Matthew Nettheim. © April Films Jindabyne Pty Ltd.