Rocky Star and the Scanlines Retrospective

“Finally, in the spirit of nuts and bolts indy film production, I got to play the character Mitch Morgan – Rocky Starʼs knucklehead off-sider. The upside to all of this was that I got to perform alongside Kerri Fox, who had just starred in Jane Campionʼs ʻ An Angel at my Tableʼ and went on to star in the cult film ʻShallow Graveʼ.” ~ Stephen Fearnley


Rocky Star is a high camp Sci Fi musical (20 x 5min episodes) made on Super 8 film for TV in 1993, by the production company Mucci Yucci and Succi : Steve Harrop, Andrew Traucki and Stephen Fearnley.

“Rocky Star won the Golden Hugo for Sound and the Silver Hugo for television production at The Chicago International Film Festival 1994 – the longest running competitive film festival in North America. That year we were in good company as David Attenboroughʼs ʻ Wolves of the Sea “ won the Golden Hugo for best documentary…”

It was funded by the Australian Film Corporation and first aired on SBS TV. It was later sold and prime timed twice on BBC2 before the 6 oʼclock news and later sold to Fox TV.


Scanlines collects together information about Australian media artists, curators, organisations and events since the 1960s. The database is an ongoing and evolving resource dedicated to information pertinent to artists, works and events that have Australia-wide and international significance. It consolidates and links to substantial materials (biographical information, videos, catalogue essays) and is a co-production between the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, D-Lux Media Arts, UNSW Arts and Design and ANAT…for more on Scanlines go here 

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