Awards: 2 Wins and 18 Nominations


Pawno (2016)

Pawno is a character driven ensemble film set in the diverse and multicultural suburb of Footscray in Melbourne, Australia. It revolves around one day in the lives of twelve characters. The film is set in an ageing Pawnbrokers and at the core of the story beats a romance, yet love is rarely simple. Within a day, lives intersect and motives are examined. It is a multi-layered story that celebrates the rawness of humanity and challenges audiences to see the world from a different view. Characters from various cultural backgrounds are reflected in the performances of some of Australia’s most dynamic actors. It is the Australia that we see when walking down the street and one rarely shown and often maligned in film. Pawno is a film that has garnered much hype amongst the film world in Australia. A brilliant soundtrack comprising Tom Waits, Astronomy Class and Vance Joy amongst others is married with an original score to take the viewer into the sanctuary of Les Underwood and his pawn store whilst catching the vulnerability of those on the street. Essentially, it is a left of centre Rom – Com, but don’t be surprised to shed a tear. Pawno is a film with a heart of gold about characters that won’t be forgotten.

Primary Production Companies: ROAR Digital, Toothless Pictures
Executive Producer: Ian Kirk
Producers: Damian Hill, Paul Ireland, Mark Forytarz, Ray Montague
Director: Paul Ireland
Editor: Gary Woodyard
Post Production Editorial Department: Charlie Ellis
Writer: Damian Hill
Cast: John Brumpton, Maeve Dermody, Malcolm Kennard, Mark Coles Smith, Damian Hill, Tony Ricards
Format: Feature Film
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Services: Colour Grading, Editing, Mastering - Prep for Cinema, DVD, Blu-Ray, NetFlix & VOD, OnLine Editing, Post Production Supervision
Distributors: Ascendant Releasing, Mind Blowing Films, 10 Bold

Awards: 2 Wins and 18 Nominations

Awards Won: Rencontres Internationales du Cinema des Antipodes: Best Feature Film. Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival: Best Music
Award Nominations: AFCA: Best Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay. FCCA: Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Actress - Supporting, Best Actor - Supporting, Best Script/Screenplay. Golden Trailer Awards: Best Independent Trailer. MIFF: Best Narrative Feature. Screen Music Awards Australia: Best Original Song. Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival: Best Film

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