The Drover’s Wife sells quickly, rolls into Texas

The Drover's Wife looks like the ultimate revisionist Western, turned inside out and upside down by Indigenous Australians and sent back with a note from the formerly victimised.

Sales agent Momento International has sold the North American rights for The Drover’s Wife to Samuel Goldwyn Films. The film was written, directed and performed by Leah Purcell, based on her stage play.

This piece of producers’ business is another stage in the Samuel Goldwyn Films’ long dance with Australian pictures.  

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.