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Australia / 2014 / 119 min / DCP / colour / Drama

Director : Craig Monahan

Script : Alison Nisselle, Craig Monahan
Cinematography : Andrew Lesnie
Editing : Suresh Ayyar
Music : David Hirschfelder
Production : Craig Monahan, Tait Brady
Cast : Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Robert Taylor, Xavier Samuel, Justine Clarke, Anthony Hayes


Viktor Khadem is a man who has almost given up on life, sentenced to a low-security prison farm, a completely non-threatening environment where it is still felt that some individuals can be reformed. At Won Wron, Case Worker Matt Perry has established a unique program to rehabilitate broken men through giving them the responsibility for the rehabilitation of injured raptors – beautiful, fearsome proud eagles, falcons and owls. Against all odds, Matt takes on Viktor as his number one test case, introducing him to Yasmine, the majestic wedge tailed eagle with a 2 metre wingspan. If these two can tame each other, anything is possible. “Healing” is a powerful, moving story of redemption, the discovery of hope and the healing of the spirit – in the most unlikely place, for the most unique men, through the most unusual catalyst.

Craig Monahan

Craig's company Pointblank Pictures was established in 1986. He directed and produced numerous major TVC's and music videos through the ‘80s and ‘90s. In 1998 he directed his first feature film "The Interview" which was a great success and received 9 A.F.I. awards. In 2003 he directed his second feature "Peaches" follow in 2014 by "Healing", co‐written with Alison Nisselle ("Janus", "Phoenix", "Curtin"). His next project is a contemporary reimagining of David Williamson’s classic "The Removalists", co‐written with Williamson himself.




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