Sitch and company follow their bonzer Aussie comedy The Castle with a wry and gently patriotic retelling of how a satellite dish in the middle of a sheep paddock and its small team of operators broadcast the first Moon landing to the watching world. The story is slight, a mishap with the power supply and an unexpected gale providing the only notes of tension. But the warmth and breadth of the characterisation, which extends from Neill and his team to a NASA interpolator, half the local community and the Australian PM, certainly commends it, and the throwaway comic detail is very endearing.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch|