A filmic Zwicky from Perth

Thanks to Google Alert, this morning I learned about the film Sinbad and the Minotaur, directed by one Karl Zwicky (the ad was in Czech, but the movie’s in English). Together with two kids’ movies directed by him:

Zwickyz Rule.

Then I discovered where he was born, and put that fact together with another Zwicky fact, and hypothesized a bit of family tree.

About the movie, from Wikipedia:

Sinbad and the Minotaur is an Australian 2011 fantasy B-Movie directed by Karl Zwicky serving as an unofficial sequel to the 1947 Douglas Fairbanks Jr. film and Harryhausen’s Sinbad trilogy. It combines Arabian Nights hero Sinbad the Sailor with the Greek legend of the Minotaur.

You can watch the trailer here.

From IMDb, a minimal entry about KZ:

Karl Zwicky was born on November 16, 1956 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. He is a director and producer, known for McLeod’s Daughters (2001), Home and Away (1988) and Heartbreak High (1994) [all on tv]

Then there’s a Zwicky I’ve posted about before, on 3/24/16: the Australian poet, short-story writer, critic and academic Fay Zwicky (born 4 July 1933 in Melbourne), who settled in Perth with her Dutch husband Karl Zwicky (they married in 1957) and two children (Karl and Anna). Ok, greater Perth has a population of about 2 million, which is sizable, but as far as I can tell, only one Fay Zwicky living there and only one Karl Zwicky born there (not to mention that Fay has a son named Karl, and the filmic Karl is of the right age to be Fay’s son). So I’m assuming they’re mother and son.

(Irrelevant but notable fact: Heath Ledger was born in Perth, in 1979.)

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