MATCHING JACK

matchingjack

Australia / 2010 / 103 min / BR / colour / Comedy Drama

Director : Nadia Tass

Script: David Parker, Lynne Renew
Cinematography : David Parker
Editing : Mark Warner
Music : Paul Grabowsky
Production : David Parker, Nadia Tass, Richard Keddie
Cast : Jacinda Barrett, Richard Roxburgh, James Nesbitt, Tom Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Colin Friels

 


A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Nadia Tass

Nadia Tass

After pursuing an academic career in Arts and Education, she began acting and later directing classical and contemporary theatre in Melbourne. She directed her first feature film, "MALCOLM", in 1986.  Since then Nadia Tass has directed the Australian features "RIKKY AND PETE" (1987), "THE BIG STEAL" (1989), "MR RELIABLE" (1997), "AMY" (1998), "MATCHING JACK" (2010), "FATAL HONEYMOON" (2013). AMY received 23 international awards including Best Film at the Paris Film Festival (1999), Grand Prix de Cinecole at Cannes Film Festival (1999), Grand Prix Cannes Junior (1999) and the Humanitarian Award at Asia Pacific Film Festival.  In 2011 Tass was honoured with the Best Director award at Milan International Film Festival for "MATCHING JACK", where the film also received Best Film and Best Screenplay awards. Nadia’s work in the US includes "PURE LUCK" (1991), THE MIRACLE WORKER (2000), CHILD STAR: THE SHIRLEY TEMPLE STORY (2001), UNDERCOVER CHRISTMAS (2003), SAMANTHA: AN AMERICAN GIRL HOLIDAY (2004), and FELICITY: AN AMERICAN GIRL ADVENTURE (2005), and CUSTODY. She also directed "STARK" (1993), a mini series for The BBC/ABC television. She has continued her relationship with commercial and subsidised theatre by directing for the Melbourne Theatre Company, and in 2002/2003 directed the musical theatre production of "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe", which toured Australia and New Zealand. Nadia¹s work was rewarded with a nomination for BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL 2003 at the prestigious Sir Robert Helpmann Awards.  Recently, Tass has directed “The Gronholm Method” (2010) and “The Aliens” (2011), and “Three Women In An Ice-cream Cone” (2010) at London’s Kings Head Theatre. In 2014 she directed "The Flick" from Annie Baker for Melbourne’s THE RED STITCH ACTORS’ THEATRE as part of MIFF 2014.
Through her production company, Cascade Films, Tass combines the roles of Producer and Director.  One of her key assets is her ability to develop ideas and first draft scripts into shooting drafts.  Nadia’s literary background holds her in good stead in this intricate complex process.

 


 

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