Rams

Rams is a feature film that was shot in Mount Barker in 2018. It is the story of two estranged brothers, both farmers, whose decades-long feud comes to a head when their sheep flocks face a common threat.

Screenwest commissioned a film tourism guide for Rams, showing off the locations and the movie production process.

Rams - A Film Location Guidebook

The film is a reinterpretation of Icelandic movie Hrutar, which was awarded the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Rams stars Sam Neill and Michael Caton as the brothers, and features Miranda Richardson, Asher Keddie, Wayne Blair and Leon Ford. Sam Neill’s credits include Jurassic Park, Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Sweet Country. Michael Caton starred in The Castle, The Animal and Last Cab to Darwin.

Rams was directed by Jeremy Sims, who also directed Caton in Last Cab to Darwin.

In August 2020, Rams premiered at the CineFestOZ Film Festival in Busselton. It was released in cinemas at the end of October 2020 and debuted at number one at the Australian box office, gaining positive reviews.

The production was supported by Screen Australia, Screenwest and the Western Australian Regional Film Fund.

Sam Neil in the movie Rams.

Photo: Sam Neil in Rams. Picture by Merlyn Moon.

Other films produced in the Great Southern include:

H is for Happiness

Itch

Breath

The Turning

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