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An ex footballer embroiled in a scandal returns home to clear his name and reignite an old flame.
Creators: Richard Gray (Director), Michele Davis-Gray (writer), Scott Didier (writer), Richard Gray (writer)
Rose as: Sammy Walton
Cast: Oliver Ackland, Jack Thompson, Zoe Carides (see full cast)
Country of Origin: Australia
Runtime: 102 Minutes
Production dates: 27 February 2012 – 27 March 2012
Release date: 7 March 2013 (Australia)
Genres: Drama | Romance | Sport
Budget: $5,000,000 (estimated)
Box office: $47,394 (opening weekend)

The Torquay Tigers are a successful team playing in the Bellarine Football league. Their coach Charlie “Chang” Hyde has guided the team into their first Grand Final in seven years. There is talk that the team’s best three players, Dunn, Mortimer and Regan, may get drafted by one or more AFL clubs. On the eve of the match the coach drops star player Tom Dunn for poor attitude. The club is successful and wins the flag. Dunn feels left out of the celebrations and strikes up a friendship with Rose Walton. Rose’s younger sister Sammy, (McIver) is part of the teams support staff by carrying water for the players.

The following year, Torquay again plays off for the Grand Final and manage a come from behind win. At the after match celebration party, young Sammy had under aged sex with Mortimer. Dunn who was told by Rose to look out for her sister was drugged by a spiked drink and passes out. The local paper publishes photos of the night with of the out of control party and the team goes from heroes to zeros overnight. The scandal the follows rips the team apart with Dunn leaving for America. Only Regan gets drafted, the other two didn’t because the major league clubs didn’t want to be caught up in the scandal.

Ten years later “Chang” collapses and dies while addressing the players during a match on the eve of the finals, Dunn returns from America for the funeral and to face his demons, the girlfriend who scorns him and his best friend. Feeling uneasy about being in his hometown after many years, Dunn realise that the townfolk haven’t forgotten him or the sandal.

Regan, who was “Changs” assistant takes over the team, he asks Dunn to assist him as he coaches the team into the finals.

Trivia
  • Blinder was unfortunately not a commercial success, taking $47,394 on its opening weekend. The film was shown on 99 screens, giving it an average of just $478 per screen.
  • Blinder was filmed primarily in Australia, with some scenes from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The filmining locations in Australia were: Geelong (Victoria), Great Ocean Road (Victoria), Apollo Bay (Victoria) and Torquay (Victoria).
  • Both Rose McIver & Anna Hutchison star in Power Rangers though at different times. Both Rose McIver stared in Power Rangers RPM & Anna Hutchison stared in Power Rangers Jungle Fury.
  • The film is produced by Scott Didier, Glenn Archer, Sam Kekovich, Adrian Gleeson, Bryce Menzies, Virginia Kay, Chris Lemole, Mike Gilespie, Michele Gray and Roger Rothfield.
  • Blinder was one of 15 nominees for the 3rd AACTA Awards. The film was screened along with the other nominees at the Melbourne and Sydney events, for members of the Australian Film Insitute & AACTA
Promotion

On April 18, 2013, Rose and her “Blinder” co-stars attended the Australians In Film’s screening of the film in Los Angeles. The screening was held at the Los Angeles Film School. She attended with actress Anna Hutchison, writer/producer Scott Didier, writer/director Richard Gray, actor Bob Morley, Michelle Day and more.

Reviews

(“Blinder” did unfortunately receive very bad reviews by film critis.)

What’s the perfect number of flashbacks in a movie? one? two? surely three is pushing it? Not interested in determining this, Richard Gray’s Aussie Rules flick Blinder is instead hellbent on jamming as many flashbacks as it can into it’s excruciating run time as if that’s the most renowned of world records to beat, including so many it becomes a deceptively challenging (yet more rewarding than the film itself) game trying to count them all and keep up with whatever remnants of a narrative remain.(read full film review here)

Being an American in Australia, I’m an outsider to footy culture and was a little apprehensive about going to see Blinder. That being said… I really enjoyed the film and would strongly recommend going to see it. It has something for everyone. My wife loved it and she normally isn’t a big fan of sports films! The story isn’t your typical team overcomes adversity to win a championship. It deals with complex issues that everyone faces in their lives. The characters have depth are genuine in a way that just about anyone can relate to them. My wife and I discussed the film for hours after first seeing it as it brought to light many issues prevalent in sports relating to binge partying and the impact bad decisions can have on the rest of your life. It hit home in a big way… It also doesn’t that the scenery and actors are beautiful. (IMDB review – by butchpdx)

Official Trailer

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