The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce

The year is 1824 and the British penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land is little more than a living hell. The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce follows the final days of Irish convict Alexander Pearce’s life as he awaits execution.

The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce

58′ TV Telemovie

Hunger has no limit

The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce follows the final days of Irish convict Alexander Pearce’s life as he awaits execution.

The year is 1824 and the British penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land is little more than a living hell. Chained to a wall in the darkness of a cell under Hobart Gaol, Pearce is visited by Father Conolly, the parish priest of the fledgling colony and a fellow Irishman.

The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce draws a visceral and compelling picture of a hell on earth and tells how one man endured the unimaginable by doing the unthinkable.

Premiered 25 Jan 2009 on ABC

Awards

Winner Best Documentary – 2009 Inside Film Awards, Australia

Nominated Best Drama – 2009 Irish Film & Television Academy Awards

Nominated Best Telefeature – Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award 2009

Winner Best Film, Nominated Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Adrian Dunbar) – Tregor International Film Festival (France) 2009

Winner Best Non-European Dramatic Feature – European Independent Film Festival Paris 2010

WINNER – Best Music for a Mini-series or Telemovie – Roger Mason – 2009 Screen Music Awards

Production Credits

Director/Writer – Michael James Rowland

Producer/Writer – Nial Fulton

Executive Producer – Chris Hilton

Line Producer – Fiona McConaghy

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