Dirt Music is a gripping, sexy drama with a haunting love story at its heart set against the powerful backdrop of Western Australia’s evocative landscape.
In Dirt Music, Kelly Macdonald plays Georgie, a sometime sailor, diver and nurse who is stranded in a remote fishing town with Jim (Wenham), a man she doesn’t love, and his young sons whose dead mother she can never replace.
A reckless moment leads Georgie to an intense, sexually charged affair with Lu Fox (Hedlund), an enigmatic loner, musician and poacher who is traumatised by a tragic accident from his past.
When Lu retreats into the wilderness, Georgie embarks on a journey to bring him back with the unlikely help of Jim, who is determined to right wrongs from his own past.
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Cornerstone Films (INT)
1st Assistant Director
Sound Designer & FX Editor
Pia Di Ciaula
Makeup and Hair Designer
Shooting in Bardi Jawi Country and on Noongar Boodja
Much of the film, particularly up North in the Kimberly region, was shot on Aboriginal Native Title land.
There were complexities in getting the appropriate permissions to film from the Traditional Owners of this land. But once we had the permissions in place, our experience of filming in these areas became something really quite profound. The Traditional Owners and the local 5 communities were very collaborative and openhearted, working very closely with us to help us achieve what we needed to
– Angie Fielder, Producer
Straight from the Director of Photography
“Putting very good actors in very strong environments…”
…is, you know, it’s a dream for filmmakers. The images were just making themselves essentially. We’d go to places where there wasn’t a bad frame to be found
– Sam Chiplin, Director of Photography