Madman proudly presents the highly-anticipated release of Channel Nine’s hit telemovie, Beaconsfield – directed by acclaimed filmmaker Glendyn Ivin (Last Ride) and starring award winning actors Shane Jacobson (Kenny) and Lachy Hulme (Offspring) – coming to DVD, 15th August, 2012 ($24.95srp).
On Anzac Day 2006, the Beaconsfield Mine in Tasmania collapsed, trapping two miners - Todd Russell (Hulme) and Brant Webb (Jacobson), in an area the size of a dog kennel, 1000m underground.
Watched by more than 1.6 million Australians during its broadcast, Beaconsfield recounts - in claustrophobic detail - how these two men with nothing in common kept their heads together and their hope alive for 15 days and nights. Beaconsfield also tells the story of the men’s wives, families and friends who waited anxiously above ground as co-workers worked day and night to free them.
From the award-winning producers of Offspring, The Secret Life of Us, Puberty Blues and Howzat!, Beaconsfield features a stellar cast including Michala Banas (Mcleod’s Daughters), Sacha Horler (Offspring), Cameron Daddo (Packed to the Rafters), Steve Vizard (Fast Forward), Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom), Angus Sampson (Kokoda) and Richard Davies (Offspring).
Beaconsfield is available nationally on DVD from August 15, 2012.