Chris Kennedy


Chris Kennedy is a well known Australian film maker. He has written, directed and produced four feature films.
His best known movie "Doing Time for Patsy Cline" opened the Sydney Film Festival, won the Australian Writer's Guild Award for the best original film script, and won the San Diego Film Festival Award for the best original screenplay. It also received three Film Critics of Australia Awards and five AFI Awards.
His movie "A Man's Gotta Do" won the audience-vote Zenith Award at the Montreal Film Festival.
Chris has twice received Australian Film Institute nominations for best original screenplay, and won numerous other writing and film making awards, both in Australia and elsewhere.
He lives in Sydney with his wife and three children.
This is his first novel.

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Made in Australia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 128,210. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Sports
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
"Australia and Ireland....two great countries joined at the funny-bone." At a rundown Municipal swimming pool, an overweight, sixty year old swimming coach squints at the sky and dreams of his only son representing Australia in the Olympic Games… ...and so begins the compelling and hilarious times of Max O'Bannion, a story to make you laugh and cry.

Smashwords book reviews by Chris Kennedy

  • Religion Sex Violence on May 23, 2011

    I was brought up a Catholic and although no one ever laid a hand on me, I was nevertheless attracted to the thrill of vengenace that the title suggested. The first chapter gave me everything I needed from that point of view, but then I couldn't put the book down, even despite the explicit violence and sex. Wow. It delivers on all fronts.