Sunday, September 6, 2009

Kiwi true crime wins at Qantas Film & TV Awards!!

Further to my post last week reviewing UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT, the exceptional feature-length TV drama based on the harrowing true story of David Dougherty, I am pleased to announce that the film scooped the major drama awards at the Qantas Film & TV Awards held on Friday Night.

UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT won Best Drama Programme, Best Actor (for Cohen Holloway, who gave a brilliantly nuanced performance as David Dougherty), Best Supporting Actor for Peter Elliott (who played crusading lawyer Murray Gibson), Best Camera Work, and Best Editing. The feature length TV movie was also a finalist in Best Direction, Best Script, Best Original Music, Best Production Design, and Best Contribution to Design.

Congratulations to writer/producers Donna Malane and Paula Boock, and the entire cast and crew of UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT, for their well-deserved success.

UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT, which is now available on DVD, tells the story of David Dougherty, who was falsely accused and imprisoned for raping his young neighbour, and spent several years struggling to prove his innocence. You can read more at:

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