'EYE OPENING AND DEVASTATING INVESTIGATION…FERGUSON AND HER TEAM HAVE PRODUCED A CONFRONTING SERIES THAT SHOULD SHAKE EVERYONE INTO ACTION.’ 

– THE AGE

In a year dominated by headline stories of domestic violence and the murder of nearly 70 women, award-winning journalist Sarah Ferguson has spent six months on the frontline of our national crisis. With unprecedented access to courts and safe rooms, domestic abuse programs in prison, forensic doctors and specialised police units, Sarah also moves into a womens refuge in search of answers. How does domestic violence begin? How does it escalate from control to physical violence and even death?

FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES
If you’re in an abusive situation or know someone who is, call 1800 RESPECT. If it's an emergency, call triple-0. You can also call Lifeline on 13 11 14.



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CRITICAL ACCLAIM for HITTING HOME

‘Hitting Home is unmissable…it is ground breaking….Compelling and important television. Ferguson and her team have done extraordinary work.’
- Peter Fitzsimons, Sydney Morning Herald

‘The most important TV program of the year.’ 
– Mark Scott, ABC

‘Hitting Home is simply exceptional. A landmark in TV history, not just for this year…’
– Neil McMahon, Sydney Morning Herald

‘Brilliant work by Sarah Ferguson. Hitting Home is compulsive viewing for all.’
 – Adele Ferguson, ABC

My heart is in my throat. Thank you Sarah Ferguson and all those brave women who spoke out.’
– Georgina Dent, Mamamia

‘All power to Hitting Home for showing the faces of abusers. Powerful women, powerful journalism.’
– Joe Hildebrand

‘Every Australian should watch this right now.’
– Tracey Spicer

‘If you haven’t watched Hitting Home, you need to. Powerful and important television.’
– David Sharaz, SBS

‘I’m calling it. Hitting Home is the most important piece of TV you will see this year. For yourself and our community, watch it.’
 – Chip Rolley, The Drum


AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

AACTA AWARDS 2016
WINNER - Best Documentary (Sarah Ferguson, Nial Fulton, Ivan O'Mahoney) 
Nominated - Best Editing in a Documentary (Andrew Cooke) 

WALKLEY AWARDS 2016
WINNER
- Excellence in Journalism - Documentary Award (Sarah Ferguson, Nial Fulton, Ivan O'Mahoney) 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2016
WINNER - Best Television (Sarah Ferguson, Nial Fulton, Ivan O'Mahoney) 

OURWATCH AWARDS 2016
WINNER Best Long Form (Sarah Ferguson, Nial Fulton, Ivan O'Mahoney) 

AUSTRALIA DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS 2016
WINNER - Direction in a Documentary Series (Ivan O'Mahoney) 

SCREEN PRODUCERS AUSTRALIA AWARDS 2016
Nominated - Best Documentary Series (Nial Fulton, Ivan O'Mahoney) 

LOGIES 2016
Nominated - Most Outstanding Public Affair Report (Sarah Ferguson, Nial Fulton, Ivan O'Mahoney) 

KENNEDY AWARDS 2016
Nominated - Outstanding Current Affairs Television Reporting (Sarah Ferguson, Nial Fulton, Ivan O'Mahoney) 
Nominated - Outstanding Investigative Reporting (Sarah Ferguson, Nial Fulton, Ivan O'Mahoney) 


KEY CREDITS

HITTING HOME - Documentary 2 x 60
ABC Television in association with Screen New South Wales

Written & Presented by: Sarah Ferguson
Series Director: Ivan O'Mahoney
Series Producer: Nial Fulton
Cinematography: Aaron Smith
Series Editors: Andrew Cooke, Phillippa Rowlands ASE
Composer: Roger Mason
Producer/Researcher: Kylie Grey
Production Manager: Megan McKenzie
Field Producer: Tina Havelock-Stevens

Commissing Editor ABC: Steve Bibb & Anita Brown
Executive Producers: Nial Fulton & Ivan O'Mahoney