Produced by: 360 Degree Films in association with Screen Australia, ABC TV, Film Victoria and ZED
Finalist in: Editing
This one-hour documentary explores how the fly, a much-maligned spoiler of the Australian summer, is in fact a crime solver, healer, pollinator and street sweeper. Directed by Tosca Looby and produced by Sally Ingleton, this amusing and intriguing film pays homage to a much-maligned invertebrate and the influence it has had on our world. Part social history, part scientific study, The Great Australian Fly introduces the people who devote their lives to flies through science, criminology, medicine, as breeders and for love. And explains why we might need to stop swatting and start embracing the fly.