Ten Empty (2008)

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Ten Empty (2008)

A disillusioned son's trip home is complicated when ten years of family secrets explode over one weekend.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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Release Date2008-07-03
Runtime1h 35mins
GenreDrama
Content Rating
Awards
CompanyDragonfly Pictures, Yeah Right Films
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Ethan McIver
Ethan McIver
Cooper
Nathan McIver
Nathan McIver
Cooper
Bobby Thompson
Shane Hackett
Blazey Best
Blazey Best
Bernadette
Henry Brennan
Henry Brennan
Altar Boy
Kaliopi Eleni
Kaliopi Eleni
Dr. Lockyer
David Mealor
David Mealor
Bruce
Susie Collins
Susie Collins
Attendant at Servo
Sean Brand
Sean Brand
Kissing Couple
Natalie Tricker
Natalie Tricker
Kissing Couple

Ten Empty

Ten Empty is a 2008 Australian film directed by Anthony Hayes and starring Brendan Cowell, Geoff Morrell, Lucy Bell, and Jack Thompson.

The film premiered at the 2008 Sydney Film Festival.


Production

The film was written by Anthony Hayes and Brendan Cowell, who were good friends. Hayes said they were interested in exploring Australian masculinity:

After The Castle there was a string of comedies trying to replicate that success with cardboard cut-out characters, which really annoyed me. That's what we were working against in Ten Empty. That surface wit. Men cracking jokes instead of dealing with their emotions. What happens when you run out of jokes? The people I grew up with kept things to themselves, but they'd open up too. The average Aussie bloke is not just a beer-swilling idiot, and we wanted to show that.

The film was shot in Adelaide.