MOVIE: The Outlaw Michael Howe
ABC, 10pm, M (2013)
Brendan Cowell is obviously fond of Aussie history and culture. The actor and writer has worked steadily in this country with series such as Love My Way, The Slap and war movie Beneath Hill 60. His directorial debut contains the same high drama. With echoes of Ned Kelly, the raw historical outback drama movie tells the story of the titular English convict (played by Damon Herriman) who, along with his band of followers, tried to bring down the government in Van Diemen’s Land in 1814. Be warned: it’s no walk in the park.