Beneath Hill 60 surpasses Kokoda

18 June, 2010 by IF

Press release from Paramount Pictures Australia

Critically acclaimed Australian film ‘BENEATH HILL 60’ has passed the box office of KOKODA. The film has now grossed almost A$3.2 million at the box office and is still playing in Australian cinemas.


‘BENEATH HILL 60’ is the feature film based on the epic true story of Oliver Woodward and his platoon of ordinary Australian miners who tunnelled beneath enemy lines and changed the course of the war on the Western Front.

Said Michael Selwyn, Paramount Pictures Managing Director & VP Australia & New Zealand “How happy we are that this story of Australian heroism and mate ship has been able to reach so many people and we believe that it is on the way to being recognised as an Australian classic that will be seen by a lot more people in the rest of its theatrical run and then over many years on DVD and television.”

The impressive ensemble alongside Brendan Cowell includes (in alphabetical order): Mark Coles Smith, Alan Dukes, Leon Ford, Bob Franklin, Harrison Gilbertson, Gyton Grantley, Anthony Hayes, Chris Haywood, Bella Heathcote, Steve Le Marquand, Gerald Lepkowski, Jacqueline McKenzie, John Stanton, Martin Thomas, Alex Thompson, Aden Young, Duncan Young and Warwick Young.

‘BENEATH HILL 60’ is directed & co-produced by Jeremy Sims; produced by Bill Leimbach; written & co-produced by David Roach; with Executive Producers Ross Thomas, Greg Rains and John Lee. Toby Oliver is Director of Photography.

BENEATH HILL 60’ is now showing in cinemas.