Balibo is a 2009 Australian war film that follows the story of the Balibo Five, a group of journalists who were captured and killed whilst reporting on activities just prior to the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975. The film is loosely based on the book Cover-Up, by Jill Jolliffe, an Australian journalist who met the men before they were killed. The main members of the cast are Anthony LaPaglia, playing the part of Roger East, another Australian journalist, who went to investigate the deaths of the Balibo Five only to be killed the day after the Indonesian invasion and Oscar Isaac as José Ramos-Horta, the country's second President. LaPaglia, also an Executive Producer, names East as "probably the best role I've ever had". The five journalists are played by Damon Gameau as Greg Shackleton, Gyton Grantley as Gary Cunningham, Nathan Phillips as Malcolm Rennie, Mark Winter as Tony Stewart and Thomas Wright as Brian Peters.