Darwin-born producer Sarah Thomson spent four years at Universal Pictures working in acquisition and distribution before joining Passion Pictures in 2017 where she has worked alongside founder John Battsek contributing editorially across the documentary output as well as producing. The Australian Dream is the first feature documentary conceived and produced by Sarah and is her first APSA nomination. To make the film, Thomson made initial contact with subject Adam Goodes in 2016 and spearheaded the development and production of the project working alongside partners at Madman and Good Thing to secure the finance out of Australia as well as the UK.

Accolades

Daniel Gordon and Sarah Thomson and Nick Batzias and Virginia Whitwell and John Battsek
Best Documentary Film, 2019

The Australian Dream

Best Documentary Film, 2019

The Australian Dream

In the years since winning Australian of the Year in 2014, Aboriginal Australian footballer Adam Goodes took a defiant stance against racism in mainstream culture.…

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Films

The Australian Dream
2019

The Australian Dream

Australia, United Kingdom
2019

The Australian Dream

In the years since winning Australian of the Year in 2014, Aboriginal Australian footballer Adam Goodes took a defiant stance against racism in mainstream culture.…

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