How many perspectives are there on a country and how many emotions does the notion of home encompass? A flight attendant on the run from her life and her family seeks support in a self-improvement sect. A young Afghan father fleeing persecution tries at all costs to save his family and preserve his dignity. A warden in a refugee camp searches for his mission in life. And an ambitious bureaucrat follows the rule book in the hope of moving up the political ladder, but at what cost? Behind barbed wire in the Australian desert, these worlds come together in a dramatic way for four very different characters.
This six-part series is a labour of love for actor and producer Cate Blanchett, who created and co-produced Stateless with Elise McCredie and Tony Ayres, and also appears in the series. The ABC series contributes to the conversation about migration, expanding the political dimension with an existential consideration: what if people separated by borders are in fact deeply connected by their common desire for a place where they can feel at home?
by Cate Blanchett, Elise McCredie, Tony Ayres, Emma Freeman (Ep. 1–3), Jocelyn Moorhouse (Ep. 4–6)
with Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Asher Keddie, Fayssal Bazzi, Dominic West, Cate Blanchett, Marta Dusseldorp, Rachel House, Darren Gilshenan, Kate Box, Soraya Heidari
Australia 2019 English, German, Farsi 107’ Colour World premiere


  • Yvonne Strahovski (Sofie Werner)
  • Jai Courtney (Cam Sandford)
  • Asher Keddie (Clare Kowitz)
  • Fayssal Bazzi (Ameer)
  • Dominic West (Gordon Masters)
  • Cate Blanchett (Pat Masters)
  • Marta Dusseldorp (Margot Werner)
  • Rachel House (Harriet)
  • Darren Gilshenan (Brian)
  • Kate Box (Janice Sandford )
  • Soraya Heidari (Mina)


Creators Cate Blanchett, Elise McCredie, Tony Ayres
Director Emma Freeman (Ep. 1–3), Jocelyn Moorhouse (Ep. 4–6)
Screenplay Elise McCredie, Belinda Chayko (Ep. 3, 5)
Producers Sheila Jayadev, Paul Ranford
Executive Producers Cate Blanchett, Elise McCredie, Tony Ayres, Liz Watts, Andrew Upton
Co-Producer Kirsty Stark
Associate Producer Georgie Pym
Cinematography Bonnie Elliott
Editing Mark Atkin, Martin Connor
Music Cornel Wilczek
Broadcaster Australian Broadcasting Corporation

World sales

NBCUniversal International Studios

Produced by

Screen Australia

South Australian Film Corporation

Matchbox Pictures

Dirty Films