Luke Ford Movies
Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, an unlikely pair race against an impending global crisis and are confronted by the monsters that live inside us all.
- May 8th, 2015
- 110 mins
A search and rescue team are transported through deep space to a distant mining colony to save the sole survivor of a biological outbreak. During their mission, they find a lethal weapon which is set to arrive on Earth within the hour.
- 108 mins
Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin and ken seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.
- 86 mins
Award-winning film presents a rare inside look at the complex art of conflict resolution, mediator Arianna Jeret on-hand to address how mediation will take larger part in future of California justice system.
- September 14th, 2012
- 92 mins
Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.
- August 13th, 2010
- 112 mins
Welcome to the Melbourne underworld. Following the death of his mother, seventeen year–old Joshua 'J' Cody (newcomer James Frecheville) moves in with his hitherto–estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Janine 'Smurf' Cody (Jacki Weaver), and her three criminal sons – the Cody boys. Eldest son and armed robber, Andrew 'Pope' Cody (Ben Mendelsohn) is in hiding from a gang of renegade detectives. Middle brother Craig (Sullivan Stapleton) is a successful but volatile drug dealer, whilst the youngest Cody, Darren (Luke Ford), naïvely follows his elder brothers' lead. Just as 'Pope's' business partner and best friend, Barry Brown (Joel Edgerton), decides that he wants out of the game, recognising that their days of old–school banditry are all but over, tensions between the family and the police explode. 'J' finds himself at the centre of a cold–blooded revenge plot that turns his family upside down and which throws him directly into the path of senior homicide detective, Nathan Leckie (Guy Pearce). "Animal Kingdom" is a powerful crime drama exploring the tense battle between a criminal family and the police, and the ordinary lives caught in the middle.
- June 14th, 2009
- 95 mins
In 1929 Arthur Upfield, Australia's premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. Meanwhile, one of his friends, stock-man Snowy Rowles, put the scheme into deadly effect, even before the book was published. This true story resulted in one of Australia's most sensational murder trials of the 1930's and catapulted Upfield's name onto the world stage. Written by Taylor Media
- February 1st, 2009
- 100 mins
Two technicians battle a vengeful spirit that has infected their stolen military software.
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- December 5th, 2008
- 97 mins
When Thomas (Rhys Wakefield) and his family move to a new home and he has to start at a new school, all he wants is to fit in. When his pregnant mother (Toni Collette) has to take things easy, his father Simon (Erik Thomson) puts him in charge of his autistic older brother Charlie (Luke Ford). Thomas, with the help of his new girlfriend Jackie (Gemma Ward), faces his biggest challenge yet. Charlie's unusual antics take Thomas on an emotional journey that causes his pent-up frustrations about his brother to pour out - in a story that is funny, confronting, and ultimately heart-warming.
- August 1st, 2008
- 114 mins
Explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas.
- April 1st, 2005
- 240 mins
A chronicle of the life of the Greek hero who, after killing his three sons must perform six labors to repent.
Luke Ford TV Shows
Underbelly is an Australian television true crime-drama and is based on real-life events.
Season 1 is based on events in Melbourne which occurred between 1995 and 2004 referred to as the Melbourne gangland killings in which 36 criminal figures and others were killed, and the transformation of Carl Williams from harmless driver into one of Australia's most notorious drug kingpins.
Season 2 (A Tale of Two Cities) is a prequel to the first and focuses on events that occurred in Sydney and Melbourne between the years 1976 to 1987.
Season 3 (The Golden Mile) is the sequel to A Tale of Two Cities plus a prequel to the first season and focuses on events that stemmed from the Kings Cross nightclub scene in Sydney between the years 1988 to 1999.
Season 4 (Razor) is set during the "roaring" 1920s and 1930s, mainly between 1927 and 1936 in Sydney, when organised crime in Australia began.
Season 5 (Badness) is set from 2001 to 2012 and tells the story of underworld figure Anthony Perish and the team of police who helped bring him to justice.
Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.
Set in South Heads, Australia, the story begins with a fatal car accident. Craig, who still lies in coma, is the only survivor. Secrets and intrigues are revealed as we gradually discover the lives and personalities of the inhabitants of Headland.
McLeod's Daughters tells the story of the two McLeod sisters who are reunited when they inherit a vast outback cattle property. Thrown together after 20 years apart they pull together an all-female workforce and, with an abundance of heart and humor, commit to an extraordinary life at Drovers Run, 180km from the nearest town and 400km from the city.
The women of Drovers Run share the same dreams that all women share. They could be our friends or our sisters. They just happen to live in an extraordinary place, a place that will allow them to be who they are ... heroines.
One of the sisters died in the third season, and more cast members were added.
All Saints is centered on the drama of life in an emergency department seen through the eyes of the people who carry the most responsibility for it - the men and women of the nursing staff. The program is a weekly, one hour series of self-contained stories with continuing serial threads for the permanent characters. Dr Frank Campion is the head of the Emergency Department. Frank's manners can be very bad at times but when somebody attacks one of his staff he will defend his staff member at all costs.
Stingers brings to light the life and work of an undercover police unit located in Melbourne. This dangerous work requires complete dedication, one slip can cost an operative their life.
When we first meet the team, it is headed by DSS Bernie Rocca (Joe Petruzzi), ably assisted by DS Ellen McKenzie (Anita Hegh). Peter Church (Peter Phelps) is the most experienced officer in the unit, but not one who easily takes direction. Constables Angie PIper (Kate Kendall) and Oscar Stone (Ian Stenlake) round out the team. Jess Napier played Kaye Kelso, a newcomer who dropped out after the the first five episodes. After the second season, Rocca left the unit and McKenzie was promoted to DSS. Soon after Dannie Mayo (Roxane Wilson) joined.
Big changes followed the death of Oscar Stone and the departure of Ellen McKenzie at the end of Series 5. The undercover unit became Special Investigations and moved from its 'front' garage back to police HQ. Insp. Luke Harris (Gary Sweet) took command, providing a wavering hand as he struggled to hide his bipolar disorder from his superiors. Chris Dichera (Jacinta Stapleton) and later Leo Flynn (Daniel Frederickson) joined Church and Piper as the undercover team for the later series of the show which had 8 series and 192 episodes in all.
Water Rats is an Australian drama series which follows the lives of a group of policemen and women patrolling Sydney harbour.
Beneath its surface exists a playground for the murky underworld, a place of illicit rubbish dumps. pollution hazards, the remnants of huge drug hauls, and a graveyard of bodies from years of suicides, accidents and murders. That's the world of the WATER RATS, and elite bunch of 70 brave men and women guarding the harbour against all the elements that threaten to foul the blue waters. With the breathtaking actions stunts, thrilling races against time, chases across both waves and wharves, intrigue mystery, triumphs, heartbreak, love, lust and laughter.