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High Ground (2020)


Opening at November 22, 2020 on digital and January 28, 2021 in theaters

Action, Adventure, Drama

High Ground is action adventure film directed by Stephen Johnson, and written by Chris Anastassiades. The film stars Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Jack Thompson, Aaron Pedersen, Ryan Corr, Witiyana Marika and Callan Mulvey. The film primiered at February 23, 2020 on Berlin International Film Festival.

Set against the stunning landscapes of 1930s Arnhem Land, High Ground chronicles young Aboriginal man Gutjuk, who in a bid to save the last of his family teams up with ex-soldier Travis to track down Baywara – the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, who is also his uncle. As Travis and Gutjuk journey through the outback they begin to earn each other’s trust, but when the truths of Travis’ past actions are suddenly revealed, it is he who becomes the hunted.

Director: Stephen Johnson

Writer: Chris Anastassiades

Stars: Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Jack Thompson, Aaron Pedersen, Ryan Corr, Witiyana Marika, Callan Mulvey


Simon BakerTravis
Jacob Junior NayinggulGutjuk
Jack ThompsonMoran
Callan MulveyEddy
Caren PistoriusClaire
Ryan CorrBraddock
Sean MununggurrBaywara
Witiyana MarikaGrandfather Dharrpa
Esmerelda MarimowaGulwirri
Maximillian JohnsonBruce
John BrayOld Trooper
John BrumptonDonovan
Jimmy CooperNarbarlam
James Demsey‘Jimmy’ Croc Hunter
Frances DjubilingOld Lady
Thomas FalckYoung Trooper
David FieldKurtz
Mark GarrawurraYoung Baywara
Mick GlancyMcguiness
Wakarra GondarraNgungki
Adrian GumurdalElderly Man
Alex HoltO’Brien
Jude Lami-LamiFred’s Son
Monette LeeEve
Magnolia MaymuruWak Wak
David McMahonCourt
Andy McPheeSweeten
Moses MirrwanaPeter
Guruwuk MununggurrYoung Gutjuk
Neville NamarnyilkStation Hand, Fred
Leah NayinggulElderly Woman
Aaron PedersenWalter
Bill ThompsonMorley
Malati YunupinguSenior Man


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