‘The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson’ to premiere at SXSW

Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson will lead the Australian contingent at next month’s SXSW Film Festival.

Purcell’s feature adaption of her award-winning stageplay will have its world premiere in the Narrative Spotlight section. Based on the Henry Lawson short story, The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson follows a woman and her stubborn determination to protect her family from the harshness of life in 1893, Snowy Mountains.

Purcell directed and stars in the film, having written the screenplay from her play of the same name.

‘The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson’, ‘Under the Volcano’ to premiere at SXSW

The 53rd Annual AWGIE Awards – Winners

Luke McGregor – Comedy – Situation or Narrative, Rosehaven: Series 4, Episode 1; Rosehaven: Series 4, Episode 5

Alex Lee with Victoria Zerbst, Michael Hing, Cameron James and Jenna Owen – Comedy – Sketch or Light Entertainment, The Feed: ‘Anger For Women’, ‘Chloe Shorten’s Husband’, ‘Social Media Cops’, ‘Scotophile’ and ‘Bushfire Press Release’

2020 AACTA Awards – Winners

Eddie Perfect – Best Online Drama or Comedy, Love In Lockdown (Gristmill)

Rebel Wilson – Best Subscription Television Presenter, LOL: Last One Laughing Australia

2020 Australian Podcast Awards – Winners

Dan Ilic – Best Comedy Podcast supported by Spotify for Podcasters, A Rational Fear (Downwind Media)

Rowdie Walden – Best Sex and Relationship Podcast supported by Piccolo Podcasts; Best Indigenous Podcast supported by SoundCartel, Search Engine Sex (Spotify)

Beth Armstrong – Best Wellbeing Podcast, Curveball – The Club you didn’t want to be part of (Curveball Media/Luke Mynott – Unison Sound)

2020 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism – Winner

Rachael Brown, Josie Taylor, Tim Roxburgh, Marty Peralta and Trace Team – Radio/Audio Feature, Trace: The Informer (ABC)

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