Adam Goodes was a champion AFL footballer and Indigenous leader.

In the final three years of his playing career he became a lightning rod for a heated public debate and widespread media commentary that divided the nation.

He publicly called out racism, was named Australian of the Year, was accused of staging for free kicks, and performed an on-field war dance celebration.

The cheers became boos as football crowds turned on him.

Using only archival footage aired at the time, the film holds a mirror to Australia and is an opportunity to reconsider what happened on and off the football field.

“incendiary and utterly sobering”

— Leigh PaarschThe Sydney Morning Herald

“It’s absolutely brilliant.”

— Gerard WhateleyAFL 360, Fox Footy

“The Final Quarter is inspiring’’

— Luke BuckmasterThe Guardian

“everyone should watch it’’

— Mark RobinsonHerald Sun

“A powerful work that stirs deep emotions.”

— Garry MaddoxThe Sydney Morning Herald

“It is brilliant work, and a must-watch.”

— Peter FitzSimonsThe Sydney Morning Herald

“A compelling, often devastating, documentary”

— Philippa HawkerThe Australian

“This is cinematic napalm.”

— Blake

“You don’t have to care about football for this movie to hit home.”

— Tom


Thanks for your interest in THE FINAL QUARTER.

We are unable to organise, or confirm, any private corporate, school or sporting club screenings of THE FINAL QUARTER until late September.

If you subscribe using the form below, we will be in touch with you when screenings are possible.

Later this year we will be launching a suite of education resources to accompany the film’s release to schools and sporting clubs across the country.

Once again, thanks for your interest and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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The Team

DIRECTOR Ian Darling | PRODUCERS Mary Macrae & Ian Darling | EDITOR Sally Fryer | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Malinda Wink | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Mark Monroe | EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Mark Nelson & Will Vicars | ARCHIVE RESEARCHER Lindy Boylan | COMPOSER Paul Charlier | SOUND DESIGNER Wes Chew | GRAPHICS Paul Ducco | EDIT ASSISTANT Andrew Hall | MEDIA DIRECTOR Jen McAsey | EDUCATION DIRECTOR Alex Shain | PUBLICIST Tracey Mair

Ian Darling


Sally Fryer


Mary Macrae


Malinda Wink

Executive Producer

Jen McAsey

Media Director

Alex Shain

Education Director

Paul Charlier


Paul Ducco



Our complete Education Resources will be launching September 2019
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