Underground: The Julian Assange Story
Julian Assange is one of the most significant figures of the twenty first century. But before he was famous, before WikiLeaks, before the internet even existed, he was a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne. This is his story. In 1989, known as ‘Mendax’, Assange and two friends formed a group called the ‘International Subversives’. Using early home computers and defining themselves as ‘white hat hackers’ - those who look but don’t steal – they broke into some of the world’s most powerful and secretive organisations. They were young, brilliant, and in the eyes of the US Government, a major threat to national security.
Released: October 07, 2012
Director: Robert Connolly
Writers: Suelette Dreyfus, Robert Connolly
Casts: Callan McAuliffe (Prime Suspect), Anthony LaPaglia (Detective Ken Roberts), Alex Williams (Julian Assange), Laura Wheelwright (Electra), Rachel Griffiths (Christine Assange)
Production Companies: Film Victoria, Screen Australia