“With The Castle-esque Aussie humour, The Merger takes a lighthearted look at a serious issue.”


“The Australian comedy we’ve all been waiting for.”

Courier Mail

“Just like its ragtag footy team The Roosters, The Merger is the little Aussie film with a big heart that’s kicking goals.”


“There is a charming natural quality to the fields of canola flowers, the wear-and-tear of the community footy oval, and especially in the performances of Callinan, Mulvany and Grierson.”


“The Merger is busting with great gags and loveable characters, and its messages about tolerance and the value of mateship are timely and well placed.”

Spotlight Report

“Damian Callinan’s script sings with verbal gags. Beyond the laughter the film evokes, it is ultimately a hopeful vision of what could be achieved in Australian communities.”