BACKYARD ASHES

Cast

ANDREW S GILBERT
FELIX WILLIAMSON
REBECCA MASSEY
JOHN WOOD
DAMIAN CALLINAN

Director

MARK GRENTELL

Producer

ANNE ROBINSON, MARK GRENTELL, PETER COX

Genres

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Film synopsis

“Where legends are born”

Backyard Ashes is an entertaining family film that uses the famous Australian past time of backyard cricket as an analogy for the bitter sporting rivalry between England and Australia.

Dougie Waters loves nothing more than a weekend barbie and cricket match with his mates. But his paradise on earth is destroyed when his best mate and neighbour Norm is forced to leave town and their new boss, a pompous English administrator called Edward Lords, moves in.

The animosity between the two peaks during one fateful backyard cricket match when Dougie hits a ball that accidentally stuns Edward’s prize winning cat, Dexter. The cat falls into the roaring BBQ and is instantly incinerated, leaving only ashes.

Dougie’s son captures footage of the unfortunate event on camera and it is uploaded onto YouTube where the video instantly goes viral! The idea of a backyard cricketing challenge is hatched, with the winner keeping the ashes of Edward’s deceased cat, Dexter. The two teams battle it out in the greatest game of backyard cricket ever for the Backyard Ashes.

Check out The Backyard Ashes: The Making Of – Short Documentary (Official Content) made by the filmmakers.

 

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Running time

89

Country of origin

Australia

Year of production

2013

Classification

Coarse Language

Film gallery

  • Dougie Walters (Andrew S Gilbert)
  • The neighbours go into bat.
  • Edward Lords (Felix Williamson) & Dougie Walters (Andrew S Gilbert)
  • The Backyard Ashes crowd gathers.
  • Lilly Waters (Rebecca Massey) & Grace Lords (Norah George)
  • Neighbours (Lex Marinos and Alice Ferguson) look on.
  • Edward (Felix Williamson) sets the challenge.
  • The birth of the 'Backyard Ashes'.
  • Edward Lords (Felix Williamson)
  • John Wood