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After premiering at Berlin International Film Festival, Brisbane International Film Festival and Adelaide Film Festival earlier this year, Madman are proud to be releasing this trailer and first glimpse of HIGH GROUND during NAIDOC week 2020.
HIGH GROUND is director Stephen Maxwell Johnson’s second feature following his iconic film Yolngu Boy and his multi award winning music videos for the band Yothu Yindi including ‘Treaty’. This thrilling drama features an outstanding cast of acting legends and breakout stars including Simon Baker, Jack Thompson, Witiyana Marika, Aaron Pedersen, Callan Mulvey, Ryan Corr and Caren Pistorius and introducing Jacob Junior Nayinggul and Esmerelda Marimowa.
Director Stephen Maxwell Johnson spent his formative years living in the Northern Territory and has long standing close ties with the Yolgnu and Bininj Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park and has worked extensively throughout the region. Producer and actor Witiyana Marika is a respected Rirratjingu (Yolngu) ceremonial leader. Witiyana was also Senior Cultural Advisor on the film, negotiating the nuanced and complex cultural elements and relationships between the different Indigenous clans who came together to work on different lands. All Traditional Owners of the land on which HIGH GROUND was filmed gave their blessing for the film and provided unprecedented access to country. 


HIGH GROUND is releasing in cinemas January 28. 

Thanks to our friends at MadMan Entertainment, we have 5 admit two passes to give away to a preview screening of High Ground to be held on January 20 at 6:30pm at Palace James Street Cinema!


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