By Murray FAHEY


Comedy - Completed 2016

Once a year, 2000 garden gnomes and 10,000 gnome "carers" gather for the annual Garden Gnome Convention. This is their story.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Murray FAHEY
    • Producer(s)
    • Murray FAHEY (Conventry Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Once a year 2000 garden gnomes and 10,000 gnome carers gather in the sleepy mountain hamlet of Glenbrook, for the annual Gnome convention; the gnomes arrive by road, train, plane, and post.
      We follow eight Gnome carers as they dress and prepare their gnomes for the Glenbrook Australia Day Garden Gnome Convention. The gnome committee consult with the gnomes on the convention agenda. A new Gnome Master is inaugurated.
      From Campbelltown, comes a former engineer and keen competitor Donald who has lovingly adopted and restored a selection of old Cootamundra gnomes. He feels that his portrait painting gnome is a sure winner after he re named him Leonardo de Gnome with a painting of Gnome-a-lisa.
      At the foot of the mountains is Irene an ex prison warden, who is keen to win the best decorated gnome, only to have it stolen one week before the convention.
      Del & David, a couple of keen Rotarians, petition the Blue Mountains Council to build a giant gnome as a tourist landmark that will straddle the Great Western Highway.
      Nola, seventy two, defends her Best Gnome in show award by entering 175 gnomes all at the same time.
      Jan a horse breeder paints her gnomes in new clothes to follow the fashion each year.
      David, the former Gnome Master reluctantly hands the red pointy hat of honour across to Trevor, a land valuer, who is the new Gnome Master. Trevor believes that he has the gift of tongues and can speak Gnomish.
      As chief Gnome Master, Trevor is charged with separating the sporting gnomes, segregating the smoking gnomes, censoring the flashing gnome and gluing back broken gnomes after an attack by feral animals.
      Gnomebrook reveals the human face behind the gnomes as we follow the hopes, fears, joys and sorrow of the gnome carers and the convention organisers.