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Drover's Boy Film

  1. Dave R

    38,635 Posts.
    A few years ago this film was discussed on Hot Copper and a few people, including me, invested in it.

    It ran into a few problems and this ABC News report will bring those interested up to date.

    A senior manager from the liquidator appointed to ensure the Drover's Boy film recoups more than $8 million to cover debts is not optimistic.

    Graham Stephenson from Sydney company Prentice, Parbury and Brilla says more than 2,800 mainly Territory investors contributed $8 million to Ted Egan's film.

    He says the film was supposed to be finished by February last year but went overbudget and was not completed until this year.

    Mr Stephenson says his company must now pay out the investors as well as marketing and administration costs before the film can turn a profit.

    "I'm not optimistic at this stage," he said.

    "It's the sort of film which I would suggest, as you alluded to, of the Crocodile Dundee-style. However, I don't think we have the market prowess that Paul Hogan had at the time that was first put onto the American market."

    I have only seen the shorts of the film, but it looks very good and is certainly not in the Crocodile Dundee mode.

    Dave R.

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