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Frank and Frank (or The Valley and the Walrus: Ruminations on the Mystery from Soup to Nuts).

A gentle, naturalistic, character-driven drama, punctuated with occasional moments of subtle dark humour, Frank and Frank offers a subtly knowing portrait of two men as they enter the middle years of their lives, with Pollard and Jamieson turning in delightfully nuanced performances.

Australian author and film maker Adam Morris, may have accidently invented a new genre with this very unique film which could be described as a spiritual, philosophical comedy. It's a film quite unlike anything you've seen before.

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  • Adam Denis Morris
    Edward and Isabella
  • Adam Denis Morris
    Bird (novel) My Dog Gave Me the Clap (novel)
  • Ian Hale
    , Last Horns of Africa, I Am Heath Ledger
  • Trevor Jamieson
    Key Cast
    Rabbit Proof Fence, Storm Boy, The Furnace
  • Myles Pollard
    Drift, McCloud's Daughters, Danger Close
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 36 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    300,000 AUD
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Distribution Information
  • Halo Films Perth - Frank and Frank will have it's Australian cinema release Aug 2023
    Country: Australia
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Adam Denis Morris

Adam Morris is a novelist and film maker working on the south coast of Western Australia in the small, remote town of Albany.

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Director Statement

When writing and directing
Frank and Frank, I wanted to create
something that reminded me of the
films I fell in love with when I first fell
very hard for cinema as a young man.
Films like Withnail and I (1987), Midnight
Run (1988) and State of Grace (1990)
where the action or the plot of the film
takes a back seat to the relationships
that are happening between the
characters onscreen.

Films that are a little bit sad, a little bit
funny and completely rewatchable
many, many times over.

Stylistically I’m always aiming for
character driven films in the spirit of
Sophia Coppola, Robert Altman, the
best of Woody Allen, the very best of
Francis Ford Coppola, Mike Leigh,
Sidney Lumet and Jim Jarmusch. Films
that live or die on the story they are
telling and on the actors' performances
of that story.

I hope the audience feels
something similar to how I feel when I’m
watching and re-watching these Masters,
that the film is honest, compelling as well as entertaining.