Noah Taylor's other film highlights include appearances and roles in Shine , Almost Famous , Vanilla Sky , He Died With A Felafel In His Hand , the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider films [2001 & 2003] and a star turn as a young Adolf Hitler in the underrated film Max  opposite John Cusack. He was also in The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou  and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory . The Year My Voice Broke has a number of sci-fi connections not least of which is the fact it was produced by Aussie Producer/ Writer/ Director George Miller. It's also presented by production house Kennedy-Miller, a production house formed by Miller with friend Byron Kennedy. This, of course, is the same Kennedy-Miller behind the ingenious Mad Max trilogy starring Mel Gibson. Sadly, Byron Kennedy died in a helicopter crash in 1983. Director/ Producer George Miller has certainly carried the torch with a number of big films as well as Australian-based films keeping the Kennedy-Miller association in name and in honor of his late friend.
The Year My Voice Broke resulted in the coming-of-age sequel Flirting , once again starring Noah Taylor in the role of Danny Embling. The film was also the final Aussie-produced film starring the then rising superstar Nicole Kidman. She is gorgeous. Thandie Newton [The Chronicles Of Riddick] also made a splash in the film.
Anyway, The Year My Voice Broke is a special film and worth seeking out as is Flirting also directed by Duigan. Flirting would be the only sequel in the intended Danny Embling trilogy. It's a wonder why though. Both films were awarded Best Picture by the Australian Film Institute. It seems a no brainer to finish this little indie trilogy. What happened? It's never too late to revisit the life of Danny Embling with Noah Taylor at the helm.
In a recent Space:1999 entry, I mentioned Actor Nick Tate also guested in a supporting role in the film. Space:1999 fans love, as I do, the work of Nick Tate who played pilot Alan Carter. He guests in this film as a local police Sergeant. Here is a Nick Tate moment for fans of the man's natural style.
The Year My Voice Broke: B+