A wild tale of ruthless ambition and revenge set within the Sydney underworld
Australian Gangster is about a new breed of Sydney criminal, the kind that doesn’t care about playing it safe, or keeping a low profile, or even getting caught. It’s a wild tale of gangster ambition where the Instagram generation and the underworld collide with Sydney’s glamorous social elite. Whether partying or laundering drug money, they’re ruthless, unpredictable and uncontrollable. It’s what makes them so successful, and so dangerous.
From the pressure-cooker environment of prison to the cold-blooded world of big business, this is the story of one man’s bloody rise to the top, his brief rule over a criminal empire, and his brutal downfall. He is a drug dealer, a gangster, a businessman, an informant, a husband and a father. Ultimately, he will become the enemy of one too many psychopaths, all of whom want him dead.
Set in a world of spray tans, steroids, tatts and Lamborghinis, Australian Gangster takes audiences on a punchy, violent, and at times darkly funny, adrenaline-fuelled ride.
Produced by John Edwards (Love My Way, Tangle, The Secret Life of Us, Offspring) and Dan Edwards (Romper Stomper), Australian Gangsteris directed by Cannes Jury Prize-winning writer Gregor Jordan (Two Hands, Buffalo Soldiers) and Fadia Abboud (Here Come the Habibs!).
Scripted Series // Crime, 2 x 90’ or 4 x 45’
Directed by Gregor Jordan, Fadia Abboud
Written by Gregor Jordan
Produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond with the assistance of Screen Australia in association with Create NSW for Channel Seven (Australia)