November 22, 2006
Studio: Strand Releasing
Director: Peter Cattaneo
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Petter Cattaneo, Ben Rice, Phil Traill
Starring: Sapphire Boyce, Christian Byers, Abigail Gudgeon, Jacqueline McKenzie, Vince Colosimo, Peter Callan, Robert Menzies
Copyright Holder: N/A
A movie for children and grown-ups of all ages, "Opal Dream" tells the touching story of a young girl, Kellyanne Williamson, whose unshakable faith in her two imaginary friends resonates through her small hometown in the Australian Outback. She lives with her family in a town that is well-known for its reserves of precious stones. Kellyanne is an average little girl, but there's something odd about her friends, Pobby and Dingan, because apart from Kellyanne herself, nobody can see them. For the most part, Kellyanne's fantasy grates on her big brother's nerves. However, their father insists on indulging his daughter - he even takes these two extra 'members of the family' down into the opal mine. One day he unwittingly - or perhaps deliberately - 'leaves' them in the mine and Pobby and Dingan go missing. Kellyanne wastes away with grief, and her brother enlists the town to search for the girl's lost friends. As her brother takes it upon himself to rally the Williamson family and the community around his sister and her missing friends, everyone discovers what Kellyanne has long known; that you don't necessarily have to see in order to believe. A selection in the Berlin International Film Festival, 2006.