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Bay Of Fires

Directed by Natalie Bailey
111 minutes
Unclassified 15+
In this darkly comic crime series, a mother (Marta Dusseldorp) must flee her comfy city life to hide from a sinister gang. But her ‘refuge’ in the wilds of Tasmania has its own quirks, dramas and mysteries.
Dusseldorp (Janet King, Jack Irish, A Place to Call Home) plays a high-powered business person who lives a comfortable existence in the city with her children Iris and Otis. She’s taken over her father’s finance company and made it even more successful. When an employee warns of some dark dealings, she hasn’t even looked into it before Chechen hitmen are trying to kill her in a supermarket. Evading the killers, she grabs her children, and is spirited away to coastal Tasmania. Now living under an assumed name, she must navigate life in a rural backwater. But adapting to new environs is not the only challenge; her new home of Mystery Bay is rife with simmering feuds, crime and murder. With uniformly fantastic performances, Bay of Fires – co-created by Dusseldorp, Andrew Knight (SeaChange, Jack Irish, Rake) and Max Dann (Siam Sunset, Dance Academy) is a tense, gripping and hilarious series.

The first two episodes, of eight, will be presented

Special Guests

Natalie Bailey
Natalie has had a solid career in the arts for the last 25 years. Her career spans theatre, music, film and television, both as a performer and behind the lens.
Marta Dusseldorp
Award-winning actress Marta Dusseldorp has worked extensively in theatre, film and television for over 30 years and is one of Australia’s most recognised actresses. Marta is the Director of Archipelago Productions in lutruwita/Tasmania. She has co-created Bay Of Fires with Andrew Knight and Max Dann and has produced and starred in the eight-part television series mainly shot on the West Coast of Tasmania.


Sat 17 Jun
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 9
Assisted Listening
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Unclassified 15+
In English
Natalie Bailey
Yvonne Collins, Marta Dusseldorp
Marta Dusseldorp, Toby Leonard Moore, Kerry Fox, Stephen Curry
Andrew Knight, Max Dann
Martin McGrath
Steve Evans
World Premiere
Women Directors, Australian Films, Comedies, Crime
Company Credits
Production Company: Archipelago Productions & Fremantle for the ABC.
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