Giveaway: The Rooster

The Rooster is a gripping story about friendship and how hope can come from unlikely places starring Hugo Weaving and rising star Pheonix Raei.

Written and directed by award-winning actor Mark Leonard Winter, who makes his feature filmmaking debut with The Rooster. Produced by Logie-nominated actor Geraldine Hakewill (Wanted, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries), and AACTA award-winning producer MahVeen Shahraki (Ellie and Abbie, The Translator) for Thousand Mile Productions, THE ROOSTER follows small-town cop Dan (Phoenix Raei). When the body of his oldest friend is found buried in a shallow grave, Dan seeks answers from a volatile hermit (Hugo Weaving), who was the last person to see his friend alive. 

The Rooster also features Rhys Mitchell (Cake, Upper Middle Bogan), John Waters (Offspring, Mystery Road), Robert Menzies (Little Tornadoes, Glitch) Tom Stokes (The Railway Man, Warnie), Jane Montgomery Griffiths (Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries) and Deirdre Rubenstein (Force of Destiny, Superwog). 

Thanks to Bonsai Films, Ciao Magazine has 5 double passes to giveaway to this great Australian drama. Simply email us at and tell us what your favourite Hugo Weaving movie or series is (some of us at Ciao still think it’s 1984’s Bodyline ). Good luck.

Praise for The Rooster:


‘..both Raei and Weaving are magnificent..’

‘The Rooster crows loud at daybreak, announcing an exciting new filmmaking talent.’