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Alex Film – 1993 Children Adaptation

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Alex is a champion teenage swimmer determined to win selection to the 1960 Rome Olympics, in this adaptation of the award-winning young adults novel. Written by ex Empire Games swimming medallist Tessa Duder, Alex was the first in a quartet of books exploring the vicissitudes of the high achiever freestyler as she deals with rivalry, ambition, first love and the pressures of growing up. Lauren Jackson, who played the title role, later appeared in vampire movie Perfect Creature. The film was a co-production between NZ and Australia.

Key Cast & Crew

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Megan Simpson

Director

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Philip Gerlach

Producer

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Tom Parkinson

Producer

Produced by

  • Isambard Productions
  • Total Film

Rights

The Sales Agent for this title is NZ Film. The copyright for this title is held by Avoca Media Holding.

Music

Original music by Todd Hunter.

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