In the days before the July 19, 1969 space mission that marked humankind's first steps on the moon, NASA was working with a group of Australian technicians who had agreed to rig up a satellite interface. That the Aussies placed the satellite dish smack dab in the middle of an Australian sheep farm in the boondocks town of Parkes was just one of the reasons that NASA was concerned. Based on a true story, The Dish takes a smart, witty, comical look at the differing cultural attitudes between Australia and the U.S. while revisiting one of the greatest events in history.
Roy played Bob McIntrye, the upwardly mobile Mayor of Parkes. The performance was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award by the Film Critics Circle of Australia.
Created by the renowned Working Dog team The Dish is one of the most successful independent Australian films pulling in over $18m at the local box office.