Firm foundations

Australia, 1981

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A film on preparing a case for finance. Frank Ryan is in need of money to expand his business. Frank is a builder, and his old schoolfriend Bill Scully is the local bank manager. Frank and Bill arrange a meeting to sign up Frank for a loan. But Frank discovers things are not all that simple. On the day they were to meet, Bill Scully suffers a heart attack and the finances of Frank’s biggest client are frozen. Now Frank must persuade the bank’s temporary manager to finance him. Credits include: script by Bob Ellis; edited by Sarah Bennett; sound by Howard Spry; photography by Andrew Fraser. Cast includes: Henri Szeps and Graeme Blundell.

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