In times of war, humour is hardly a defence, but it was the thing that got six young men through the humiliation and disgrace of surrender and the helplessness of incarceration in the notorious WWll Japanese Prison Camp called Changi.
With its sudden shifts from past to present, from light-hearted camaraderie to moments of surreal terror, from intense reality to dream fantasy, Changi is a unique drama that captures the horrors of war, the pain of memory and the power of laughter.
Awards / Reviews
2002 (USA) International Film and Video Festival - First Place ‘Gold Camera Award’
2002 (Australia) ARIA Music Awards Nominated - Best Original Soundtrack Album - Mario Millo
2002 (Australia) Australian Writers' Guild - Television - Series John Doyle for episode "Private Bill"
2002 (Australia) Logie Awards - Most Outstanding Mini Series/Telemovie
2002 (Australia) Screen Music Awards, Australia - Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie - Mario Millo
2001 (Australia) AFI Award Nominated - Best Actor in a Telefeature or Mini-Series - Geoff Morrell
2001 (Australia) AFI Award Nominated - Best Screenplay on a Television Drama - John Doyle
2001 (Australia) AFI Award Nominated - Best Telefeature or Mini-Series - Bill Hughes