Filmed in and around Winton,
The Proposition is a 2005 western film directed by John Hillcoat and written by screenwriter and musician Nick Cave.
It stars Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, John Hurt, Danny Huston and David Wenham.
The film's production completed in 2004 and was followed by a wide 2005 release in Australia and a 2006 theatrical run in the USA.
Set in the Australian outback in the 1880's, the movie follows a series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, likely committed by the infamous Burns brother gang.
Directed by John Hillcoat
Produced by Chris Brown, Chiara Menage, Jackie O'Sullivan, Cat Villiers
Written by Nick Cave
Starring Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, Danny Huston, David Wenham, John Hurt.
Music by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
Cinematography Benoit Delhomme
Editing by Jon Gregory
Distributed by First Look Pictures
Release Date 6 October 2005 (Aus)
Running Time 104 minutes