In the Realm of the Hackers

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In the Realm of the Hackers
In the Realm of the Hackers Poster
Format Video (TV)
Genre Documentary
Origin Australia
Language English
Release Date 29 May 2003
Running Time 55
Created by Kevin Anderson
Directed by Kevin Anderson
Produced by Franco di Chiera
Written by Kevin Anderson
Screenplay by Kevin Anderson
Distributed by Film Australia
Narrated by Robert Menzies
Starring Dan Spielman, Nathan Phillips, Ernie Gray, Suelette Dreyfus
Music by Al Mullins, Janine de Lorenzo
Cinematography by Kevin Anderson
Edited by Uri Mizrahi
Production Company John Moore Productions
Location(s) Australia
Original Channel ABC
Additional Information
Based on Underground
Topics Technology, Computers, Hacking
Follows NA
Precedes NA
Associated Video NA

In The Realm of the Hackers is a 2003 Australian documentary directed by Kevin Anderson about the prominent hacker community, centered in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1980s until early 1990. The storyline is centered on the Australian teenagers going by the hacker names "Electron" and "Phoenix", who were members of an elite computer hacking group called The Realm and hacked into some of the most secure computer networks in the world, including those of the US Naval Research Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a government lab charged with the security of the US nuclear stockpile, and NASA. The film runs for 55 minutes and was inspired by the book Underground, by Melbourne-based writer and academic Suelette Dreyfus.

Film credits

  • Written and directed by Kevin Anderson
  • Cinematography by Kevin Anderson
  • Executive Producer: Franco di Chiera
  • Produced by John Moore, Suelette Dreyfus (Associate Producer)
  • Film Australia Executive Producer Franco di Chiera
  • Produced with the assistance of Film Victoria.
  • Produced with the assistance of The Australian Broadcasting Corporation


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