The Circuit

2010 Runtime:12 x 1 hour episodes Genre:Drama

Drew Ellis is the latest lawyer to join the chaotic and challenging world of the Kimberley Circuit Court. The Circuit follows a magistrate and an entourage of court officers and lawyers on a regular five-day 2000 kilometre round-trip to dispense justice to the remote communities of north Western Australia. It’s a tough gig for anyone, but for Drew Ellis, a city blackfella, it’s a rude awakening as he quickly comes to realise that one law for two cultures does not always equal a fair go.

“The Circuit is tough, tight Aussie drama at its best.”
Daily Telegraph

“One of the best Australian dramas this year and should not be missed.”
Adelaide Advertiser

“Powerful, confronting, illuminating, frequently moving, and uniquely Australian.”
Sunday Age

AWARDS

2013 INTERNATIONAL GOLD PANDA AWARDS, SICHUAN TV FESTIVAL, CHINA
Finalist – Best Television Series

2010 AFI AWARDS, AUSTRALIA
Finalist, Best lead actor in a Television Series – Aaron Pederson.
Finalist, Best Television Drama Series.

2010 AUSTRALIAN DIRECTOR’S GUILD AWARDS, AUSTRALIA
Winner, Best Direction in Television Drama Mini-series – Steve Jodrell

2010 CHIGAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – HUGO TELEVISION AWARDS, USA
Winner, Silver Hugo, Best Television Series
Winner, Silver Hugo, Best Mini-series

2009 WRITERS GUILD OF AUSTRALIA
(AWGIE AWARDS), AUSTRALIA  
Winner – Best Television Mini Series Original – The Circuit – Series 2

2008 LOGIE AWARDS, AUSTRALIA
Winner, Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent -
Tammy Clarkson

2008 THE HUGO TELEVISION AWARDS, CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, USA
Silver Hugo, Mini Series

2007 HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS, AUSTRALIA
Television Award – The Circuit

2007 AFI AWARDS, AUSTRALIA
Nominated for Best Telefeature or Mini Series
Nominated for Best Direction in Television, Richard Frankland
Nominated for Best Screenplay in Television, Kelly Lefever
Nominated for Best Lead Actress in Television Drama, Tammy Clarkson
Winner Best Guest or Supporting Actor in Television Drama, David Ngoombujarra

DETAILS

Directors: Catriona McKenzie, Richard Frankland, Steve Jodrell, James Bogle & Aaron Pedersen.
Writers: Kelly LeFever, Dot West, Mitch Torres, Beck Cole, Kootji Raymond, Jane Harrison & Wayne Blair
Producers: Ross Hutchens & Colin South
Stars: Aaron Pederson, Gary Sweet & Kelton Pell
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