The Through My Eyes mini-series takes its’ name from Lindy’s book of the same name. It was broadcast in Australia in November 2004, and in New Zealand in August 2005, and is now available on DVD in those countries.
Miranda Otto portrayed Lindy masterfully, virtually ‘becoming’ Lindy as Lindy struggled to comprehend the loss of her baby, and the forces arrayed against her. Watching Craig McLachlan as Michael was often like watching the very setting the scenes were based on. Peter O’Brien gave a superb performance as Crown Prosecutor Ian Barker planning and executing his courtroom strategies.
Though we were not a part of the actual filming, we did have the privilege of visiting the set twice, and having excellent discussions with Miranda, Craig, and director Di Drew.
Subtitled ‘The true untold story of Lindy Chamberlain’, Lindy was just one of many – we were told nearly 300 – consultants to the producers. The producers maintained complete control over the final product, which in their introduction to the series they have labelled a ‘drama based on real events’. At four hours it is twice the length of the big-screen production Evil Angels / A Cry in the Dark, and reveals more detail as well. Even though it uses the name of Lindy’s book, the mini-series differs from that book, the most significant way – in my view and according to feedback we have received – being it seems to support the idea that a semi-pet dingo was responsible for Azaria’s death. (See Rumours and Facts section for further information.)
As the movie as about Lindy, and is not “Lindy’s movie”, we do not have access to any ‘behind the scenes’ information or photos. For interest sake, I have included an article from the newspaper.