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Montage of actor profiles.

Blueback cast (left to right): Ariel Donoghue (YOUNG ABBY), Ilsa Fogg (TEEN ABBY), Mia Wasikowska (ABBY), Radha Mitchell (DORA), Liz Alexander (OLDER DORA), Pedrea Jackson (TEEN BRIGGS), Clarence Ryan (BRIGGS), Albert Mwangi (GITUNDU), Erik Thomson (COSTELLO), Eric Bana (MAD MACKA).

The film follows the story of Abby, a young girl living with her environmentalist mother on the pristine southern coast. While diving Abby forms a bond with a magnificent wild blue groper living in her local reef. Realising that the fish is under threat, Abby takes on poachers to help protect the ocean that she loves.

Featuring a raft of beloved Australian actors including Mia Wasikowska, Radha Mitchell and Eric Bana and Western Australian Clarence Ryan. It also stars up-and-coming talent Ilsa Fogg and Ariel Joy Donoghue.

The production was filmed in the Great Southern region of WA, featuring the stunning coastal beauty of Bremer Bay, thanks to the State Government’s WARSF and Screenwest funding.>

The film returns home to WA after making its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in September.

BLUEBACK will screen at Somerville Auditorium from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 November ahead of opening in cinemas Australia-wide on New Year’s Day.

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Page reviewed 27 February 2023