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Making Samson & Delilah

Shot & directed by Beck Cole

'Film maker Beck Cole takes an intimate look into the creative process of making Samson & Delilah the film which is being hailed as a contemporary masterpiece in Australian cinema. Spanning the 18-month process of the creation and release of Warwick Thornton's debut feature film, Making Samson & Delilah explores the roller-coaster experience through the eyes of Samson & Delilah's two young stars, Rowan McNamara (Samson), and Marissa Gibson (Delilah) from the first casting calls to walking the red carpet at The Cannes Film Festival. Cole started filming in February 2008 and wrapped at Cannes Film Festival in May 2009 and shot 55 hours of footage.'

  • Beck Cole is a screenwriter and director of drama and documentary and graduate from AFTRS, who started her career as a TV journalist for Imparja television, working for ABC TV and then CAAMA. Her award winning drama and documentary work has screened all over the world, they include her feature Here I Am, short films Plains Empty & Flat, the documentaries Making Samson & Delilah, First Australians,The lore of Love and Wiriya.