Release Date: 07/11/2012
Sapphires, The (PG)
The Sapphires is a 2012 Australian musical comedy-drama film based on the 2004 stage play of the same name which is loosely based on a true story. The film is directed by Wayne Blair and written by Keith Thompson and Tony Briggs, the latter of whom wrote the play.
The Sapphires is about four indigenous women, Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy), Kay (Shari Sebbens) and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), who are discovered by a talent scout (Chris O’Dowd), and form a music group named The Sapphires, travelling to Vietnam in 1968 to sing for troops during the war. Production began in 2010, with the casting of the four members of The Sapphires and filming taking place in and around Albury in Australia and Vietnam during August and September 2011.
Director: Wayne Blair
Starring: Chris O’Dowd, Jessica Mauboy, Deborah Mailman, Miranda Tapsell, Shari Sebbens
Distributor: Entertainment One
Format: 2D/35 mm
Film Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sapphires_(film)
Film IMDB Page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1673697/?ref_=nv_sr_1