Estimated budget of $4 million.
Production company: Serious Film
Filmed in Panavision in Sydney, Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Bells Beach Victoria, Snowy Mountains, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Australia; New Castle, England.
Began shooting September 16, 1985; completed shooting mid-1986. Released in North America August 4, 1989. Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (Young Cinema) September 29-October 8, 1989. Released on video February 28, 1990. Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 10, 1990.
"Young Einstein," the directorial debut of Australian comedian Yahoo Serious, had its first screening at the Australian Film Awards in 1986 where it was nominated for best screenplay, music, sound and cinematography; it won in the music catagory. The film was then re-shot, re-edited, new music was added (as well as a happier ending) and it was distributed internationally.
Additional credits: Sherry Hubbard, makeup artist; Robern Pickering, makeup artist; Angela Conti, makeup artist; Mishi Watts, wardrobe designer; Steve 'Mushroom Cloud' Courtley, atomic bomb explosion effects.
Additional music credits: Ron Leighton, music conductor (orchestra); Robert Ingram, music conductor (orchestra); Maurie Sheldon, additional music score; Simon Walker, additional music score; "Hungry Town" also written by Oleh Witer; "I Hear Motion" written by Sean Kelly, Andrew Duffield, James Freud and Barton Price; "The Music Goes Round My Head" written by Harry Vanda and George Young; "At First Sight" written and produced by Domenic Mariani; "Weird Libido" written by Mick Blood and Daryl Mather; "Dumb Things" written and produced by Paul Kelly;.
Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Censors.