October 19th, 2008
Episode 12 of 22 episodes
In 1971 George Miller, a young medical student, won a spot in Australias first filmmaking workshop. There he was given a roll of film, two minutes and forty five seconds long and told to tell a story. The result was extraordinary - a completely finished film, edited in camera, the likes of which his tutor Phil Noyce has never again witnessed. All I could see, said Noyce, was a film genius. Since then, that medical student has brought us Mad Max, Babe, Bodyline, Bangkok Hilton and Happy Feet to name but a few.