Overview

Mary is based on the real-life story of Mary MacKillop who in the 1860s founded an order of nuns dedicated to teaching poor Catholic children in rural Australia. When she refused to obey the local bishop, Mary was ex-communicated, but more than 100 years later, in 1995, she was beatified as Australia’s first saint. The film follows the tumultuous journey of this courageous woman.

Project

Mary

Date

1994

Role

Writer/Director

Production

Producer: Rosemary Blight
Director of Photography: Jan Kenny
Composer: Stephen Rae
Editor: Margaret Sixel

Goalpost Pictures
Screen Australia
Ronin Films

Format

75min

“… considerable beauty and unmistakable fervour.”

Evan Williams, The Australian

“stirring portrayal… remarkable new film”

The Liverpool Leader

“…meticulously crafted and inspiring film”

The Maroubra Messenger