Interviewing an Australian filmmaker with a family film is a distinctive experience. Each one turns strange in the same way, and Richard Keddie, producer of Ride Like a Girl, offers a perfect example. They begin with the usual origin stories and casting decisions, and end up talking about Australian values and national identity.
This is Keddie’s third film with those broad intentions, following on from modern media musical Goddess, and dog feature Oddball. Along the way, the producers of these films include Andrena Finlay, Stephen Kearney, Sheila Hanahan, Rachel Griffiths and Suzie Montague-Delaney, all of whom understand the particular charm of family films.