The Lost Aviator

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The Lost Aviator is a feature documentary written and directed by Andrew Lancaster starring Ewen Leslie as the voice of Bill Lancaster and Yael Stone as the voice of Chubbie Miller. The film was premiered at the 58th BFI London Film Festival,[1] and was distributed theatrically by Transmission Films in Australia.[2]


Director Andrew Lancaster opens up a 1932 case about his uncle Bill Lancaster (aviator), an aviator was on trial for murder in Miami. In the process he unravels more information about the illustrious life of Bill, which spans multiple continents.


  • Bill Lancaster voiced by Ewen Leslie
  • Chubbie Miller voiced by Yael Stone
  • Haden Clarke played by Kipan Rothbury
  • Hawthorne voiced by Torquil Neilson
  • Carson voiced by Troy Planet


The Lost Aviator was produced by Noni Couell and Andrew Lancaster in Association with Porchlight Films and Photoplay Films. It was shot over 4 years in Australia, England, USA, France.


The Lost Aviator had its world premiere at 58th BFI London Film Festival[1]in October 2014 and went on to have its US Premiere at 32nd Miami International Film Festival [3] to sold out screenings. The Australian Premiere was at the 62nd Sydney International Film Festival where it picked up a special jury mention for Best Documentary.[4] Guy Lodge of Variety wrote "Family history merges with tabloid legend in Andrew Lancaster's engrossing account of a vintage aviation-world scandal" and "the director probes his relatives’ memories with delicacy and good humor."[5] Hollywood Reporter critic Johnathan Holland wrote the Lost Aviator is "a great globe spanning story", "intriguing and thought provoking."[6]


  1. ^ a b "Buy cinema tickets for The Lost Aviator - 2014 BFI London Film Festival". Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ "The Lost Aviator - Transmission Films". Transmission Films. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  3. ^ "THE LOST AVIATOR - MIFF: 2015". Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Arabian Nights wins Sydney Film Prize". Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  5. ^ Lodge, Guy (27 June 2015). "Film Review: 'The Lost Aviator'". Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  6. ^ "'The Lost Aviator': Miami Review". Retrieved 10 July 2017.

External links

  • The Lost Aviator on IMDb
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