Love Serenade


1h 41m 1996

Brief Synopsis

A black comedy set in the mythical town of Sunray, Australia, "Love Serenade" is the story of Vick-Ann and Dimity Hurley, two sisters, aged 26 and 21 respectively, beset by the feeling that life is passing them by. Enter Ken Sherry, a mid-'40s, thrice divorced, ex-Drivetime King of Brisbane Radio, w

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Moneypenny Services; NSW Film & Television Office; Screen Australia; Screen Nsw; Soundfirm
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Clmc Multimedia Sa; Columbus Film Ag; Highlight Communications; Highlight Communications; MIRAMAX; Metropolitan Filmexport; Miramax Home Entertainment; Miramax International; Vertigo Films (Spain)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

A black comedy set in the mythical town of Sunray, Australia, "Love Serenade" is the story of Vick-Ann and Dimity Hurley, two sisters, aged 26 and 21 respectively, beset by the feeling that life is passing them by. Enter Ken Sherry, a mid-'40s, thrice divorced, ex-Drivetime King of Brisbane Radio, who has moved in next door to take over Sunray's tiny radio station and live life as the big fish in a small pond. As Sunray's new resident DJ, Ken unleashes his penchant for '70s soul music all over the small town. The sisters start to wonder about their own notions of love and desire as they get to know Ken, causing Dimity to seriously question what it is that's so fishy about her new neighbor.

Crew

Lorelle Adamson

Production Coordinator

Debbie Antoniou

Runner

Sally Ayre-smith

Production Supervisor

Burt Bacharach

Song

Alison Barrett

Casting

Shirley Barrett

Screenwriter

Andrew Bibara

Camera Assistant

David Birrell

Post-Production Supervisor

David Birrell

Assistant Editor

Anna Borghesi

Costumes

Kattina Bowell

Other

Phil Brown

Unit Assistant

Burt Bucharach

Song ("What The World Needs Now Is Love")

Steve Burgess

Foley Mixer

Shirley Cameron

Extras Casting

Glen Campbell

Song ("It'S A Sin When You Love Somebody")

Tony Campbell

Art Director

Harry Wayne Casey

Song ("Rock Your Baby")

Stephanie Castro-lewis

Other

Jan Chapman

Script Editor

Jan Chapman

Producer

Evanne Chesson

Animal Wrangler

Willie Clarke

Song ("Rockin' Chair")

Les Crane

Song Performer

Hal David

Song ("What The World Needs Now Is Love")

Helen Davies

Scenic Artist

Nik Dorning

Special Effects Make-Up

Nigel Doyle

Rusher Runner

Paul Doyle

Assistant Stunt Coordinator

Paul Doyle

Stunts

Colin Dragsbaek

Stunts

Jan Edwards

Other

Max Ehrman

Song ("Desiderata")

Robyn Elliott

Costume Supervisor

Denise Farrell

Production Accountant

Richard Finch

Song ("Rock Your Baby")

Tristan Fitzgerald

Model Maker

Les Frazier

Gaffer

Warwick Fry

Electrician

Kenneth Gamble

Song ("Me And Mrs Jones")

Cicily Gatacre

Head Scenic Artist

Colin Gearman

Carpenter

Cary Gilbert

Song ("Me And Mrs Jones")

Bob Graham

Unit Manager

Tony Hall

Grip

Johnny Hallyday

Stunt Coordinator

Denise Haratzis

Editor

Suzanne Head

Other

Maude Heath

Location Manager

Lee-anne Higgings

Producer'S Assistant

Leon Huff

Song ("Me And Mrs Jones")

Ann-maree Hurley

Special Effects Make-Up

Miriam Johnson

Art Department Coordinator

Steven Jones-evans

Production Designer

Laurie Knight

Boat Wrangler

Steve Lambeth

Dialogue Editor

Stephanie Larman

Hair & Make-Up

Jennifer Leacey

3rd Assistant Director

Frank Lipson

Sound Design

Rick Lisle

Adr Recordist

Elise Lockwood

Still Photographer

Gerry Long

Foley Walker

Gino Lopez

Catering Assistant

George Mannix

Other

Arthur Manousakis

2nd Unit Grip (2nd Unit)

Rena Marnich

Camera Attachment

John Martin

2nd Assistant Director

Trish Mcaskill

Casting Assistant

Van Mccoy

Song

Van Mccoy

Song Performer ("The Hustle")

George Mccrae

Song Performer ("Rock Your Baby")

Gwen Mccrae

Song Performer ("Rockin' Chair")

Stuart Mcphee

Accountants Assistant

Laura Morris

Special Effects Make-Up

Robert 'moxy' Moxham

Standby Props

Nino Negrin

Unit Assistant

Byron Neville

Sign Writer

Chris Norris

Model Maker

Kerry O'dell

Song ("Behind Closed Door")

Joanna Mae Park

Dresser

Joanna Park

Buyer/Dresser

Nina Parsons

Stand-By Wardrobe

Billy Paul

Song Performer ("Me And Mrs Jones")

Laurie Pettinari

Unit Assistant

Cheyne Phillips

Wardrobe Assistant

Paul Pirola

Foley Recordist

Fabian Poggendorf

Assistant Grip

Claire Pollard

Catering (Camera Cooks)

Clarence Reid

Song ("Rockin' Chair")

Paul Reinhardt

Assistant Grip

Trevor Ripper

Best Boy

Colin Robertson

Buyer/Dresser

Heather Ross

Assistant Make-Up/Hair

John Rouch

Scenic Artist

Debbie Sanctic

Stunt Assistant

Viv Scanu

Other

William Shakespeare

Song Performer ("My Little Angel")

Katie Sharrock

Assistant Stand-By

Peter Shelley

Song ("My Coo Ca Choo")

Marcus Skipper

Other

Neil Smith

Music Restoration (Abc Audio Restoration)

Peter D Smith

Sound Mixer

Walter Sperl

Construction Manager

Alvin Stardust

Song Performer ("My Coo Ca Choo")

Phil Sterling

Boom Operator

Keith Thompson

Script Editor

Keith Thompson

Editor

Bernadette Van Gyen

Safety Officer

Harry Vanda

Song ("My Little Angel")

P.j. Voeten

1st Assistant Director

Kristin Voumard

Continuity

Mandy Walker

Director Of Photography

Dionne Warwick

Song Performer ("What The World Needs Now Is Love")

Jim Web

Songs ("Wichita Linema" "It'S A Sin When You Love Somebody")

Fred Werner

Song ("Desiderata")

Barry White

Song Performer ("Love Serenade" "Never Gonna Give You Up" "I'M Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Baby")

Barry White

Songs

John Whitteron

2nd Unit Photography (2nd Unit)

Gary Wilkins

Sound Recordist

Christine Woodruff

Music Supervisor

Steve Wright

Other

George Young

Song ("My Little Angel")

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Moneypenny Services; NSW Film & Television Office; Screen Australia; Screen Nsw; Soundfirm
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Clmc Multimedia Sa; Columbus Film Ag; Highlight Communications; Highlight Communications; MIRAMAX; Metropolitan Filmexport; Miramax Home Entertainment; Miramax International; Vertigo Films (Spain)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for two 1996 Australian Film Institute awards.

Winner of the Camera d'Or for best first feature at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer August 1, 1997

Expanded Release in United States August 8, 1997

Released in United States on Video February 10, 1998

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States June 1996

Released in United States August 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States January 1997

Released in United States December 1997

Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia July 25 - August 11, 1996.

Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 7-22, 1996.

Shown at Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival August 11-25, 1996.

Shown at Valladolid International Film Festival (in competition) October 20-28, 1996.

Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 21 - April 6, 1997

Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 24 - May 8, 1997.

Shown at Women's Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland December 12-14, 1997.

Feature film directorial debut for Shirley Barrett.

Released in United States Summer August 1, 1997

Expanded Release in United States August 8, 1997

Released in United States on Video February 10, 1998

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia July 25 - August 11, 1996.)

Released in United States June 1996 (Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 7-22, 1996.)

Released in United States August 1996 (Shown at Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival August 11-25, 1996.)

Released in United States December 1997 (Shown at Women's Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland December 12-14, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Valladolid International Film Festival (in competition) October 20-28, 1996.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 21 - April 6, 1997)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 24 - May 8, 1997.)

Released in United States January 1997 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1997.)