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The past 12 months have seen barely a single international production come to Aussie shores, but the locals have been anything but idle. It seems 2010 was a bumper year for rookie helmers Down Under with a platoon of directors getting kudos and plaudits.
The biggest local film of the year, with a haul of $A13.4 million ($13.9 million), was by a tyro helmer albeit one with a strong track record in other areas. With writing credits “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Australia,” Stuart Beattie is hardly a newcomer to the industry; however, when it came to shooting his first film, the teen action-drama “Tomorrow, When the War Began,” he took his time to pick the project…
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