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Emerald brothers star on big screen next to Cate Blanchett

Sand director Stephen Page (left) and Waangenga Blanco, producer John Harvey and (front L-R), Jarli-Russell Blanco and Jakory Blanco at the world premiere of Tim Winton’s The Turning in Melbourne. JIM LEE PHOTO
Sand director Stephen Page (left) and Waangenga Blanco, producer John Harvey and (front L-R), Jarli-Russell Blanco and Jakory Blanco at the world premiere of Tim Winton’s The Turning in Melbourne. JIM LEE PHOTO

A PAIR of Emerald brothers have appeared on the silver screen alongside film stars Cate Blanchett, Miranda Otto, Hugo Weaving and Rose Byrne.

Jarli-Russell, 11, and Jakory Blanco, 9, star in the adaption of Tim Winton's work, The Turning. which hits cinemas this week.

With help from Kestrel Mine's Aboriginal Community Development Fund, the young actors travelled from their hometown to Cronulla for filming last year.

"I was pretty nervous to see myself on the big screen but the experience has been pretty good and something special for my family," Jarli-Russell said.

"My friends have asked me about the movie and put the newspapers on the wall outside my classroom."

The film is a epic three-hour cinema event created by Robert Connolly.

Each of the 17 chapters of The Turning is recreated by a different Australian director, focusing on crucial turning points in each person's life.

As brothers Max (Jarli-Russell) and Frank (Jakory), the boys recreate the story Sand.

Direction came from their uncle Stephen Page who makes his cinematic directorial debut.

"When the boys came onto the big screen we were in awe," proud mother Stacey said.

"When Stephen called and said he wanted the boys for a short film, we had no idea Stephen's short film was actually a big Australian production.

The Turning was released nationally this week.

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