The Castle is a 1997 Australian film that gained widespread acclaim in Australia, but was not widely distributed worldwide. (The Dish is by the same writer/director and was very well received in the UK and US.)
The Castle starred Michael Caton and Anne Tenney, Eric Bana, and Charles 'Bud' Tingwell. Directed by Rob Sitch, the screenwriting team comprised Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Jane Kennedy of Working Dog Productions.
The creators are well known for producing high quality television programs and films on low budgets and tight filming schedules. The Castle was filmed in 11 days on a budget of approximately AUD$500 000 (rumoured to be AUD$19 000). A number of critics have noted the lack of sophistication in camera angles as a result , while also recognising the creativity involved in making a quality film on such a low budget.The story follows the exploits of the Kerrigan family, -whose name was reportedly borrowed from the towing company... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118826