Like BENEATH HILL 60, this story is a very unknown part of Australian History. Many know that Banjo Paterson wrote WALTZING MATILDA and that it has become almost a National Anthem. They may also know that the SWAGMAN from the song drowns himself in the Billabong, calling out the now infamous ‘you’ll never catch me alive’. But there are many mysteries that shroud those events.
The same Producer and Writer team that created BENEATH HILL 60 will produce the BANJO & MATILDA – an action romance that will unveil not only the mysteries of the song, but the passionate love story during its writing and the violent activities that lead to the ARMED CONFLICT behind the lyrics.
The dramatic activity of this time is the backdrop for our three sided love story – between Scottish Australian Christina who arrives in Queensland with a unforgettable tune in her head, Irish Australian Sarah who arrives with Banjo, and Banjo himself, soon torn between the two women and their differing responses to the chaos and violence happening around them. Caught in the middle of this is the German who manages the property manager where they are all stranded, in the biggest Wet Season in 20 years.