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Alex Film (Excerpts) – 1993 Adaptation Children

Alex

Film (Excerpts) – 1993 Adaptation Children

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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 New Zealand and Australia.

Key Cast & Crew

Megan Simpson

Director

Philip Gerlach

Producer

Tom Parkinson

Producer

Produced by

  • Isambard Productions

  • Total Film

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Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission, in association with NZ On Air