Big Dreamers to screen at Cork Film Fest

[Press Release by BarkingCat Productions]

After sold out screenings in Florida, Montana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Hot Springs and the prestigious 2007 SILVERDOCS AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival in Washington DC, Camille Hardman’s award winning comedic documentary Big Dreamers has been invited to screen alongside the Coen Brother’s Burn After Reading at The 53rd Corona Cork Film Festival in Ireland.

Chosen from over 3000 films, Big Dreamers is a quirky and heartfelt journey into small town Australia’s struggle to stay on the map. The man behind the dream is Ron Hunt, respected town elder and Rotarian member whose belief in his community led to his plan to build the World’s Biggest Gumboot in honour of Tully’s Australian record rainfall of 7.98 metres in 1950. With the blessing of his fellow Rotarian’s, this quixotic and determined man hired the famous out-of-towner sculptor Bryan Newell to build the monument, which put local artist Roger Chandler’s nose out of joint. Not only does the cost of the boot blow way out of hand, but the construction is endlessly delayed by… rain. And after all the cost and hard work, will it actually save the town from financial devastation?

Produced by John Fink and Camille Hardman, Big Dreamers is travelling throughout the world receiving accolades along the way, and is also currently screening on Qantas Inflight Entertainment.

“Easily the most enchanting film from down-under this year, Big Dreamers is a compelling and localized view of globalization, told with as much deadpan wit as Mark Lewis’ Cane Toads.” – Mike Steinberg – Director of the Webster Film Series, Webster University, St Louis, USA

The post production of Big Dreamers was funded by the Australian Film Commission (AFC). The AFC is a government funding organization that supports and fosters new, emerging and established Australian filmmakers.

Screening at The Corona Cork Festival, Cork, Ireland – 11am Sun 12th of October.

For more information, visit the film website –