Schapelle is a telemovie based on the arrest, trial and conviction of Schapelle Corby in 2004-2005.
A 27 year old beauty school dropout from the Gold Coast, Schapelle was arrested at Bali airport with 4.2kg of marijuana in a boogie board bag.
At first, Schapelle's arrest was barely noticed by the Australian media, but once photographs were published it sparked a media frenzy. And attracted a cast of colourful characters who came to her aid, including sister Mercedes, mother Ros, father Mick, and her 'white knights' mobile phone mogul 'Mad Ron' Bakir and Gold Coast lawyer Robin Tampoe. Also prominent in her story are Foreign Minister Alexander Downer and Australian Federal Police boss Mick Keelty.
Schapelle avoided the death penalty but was sentenced to 20 years in Bali's notorious Kerobokan Prison. To this day she proclaims her innocence. She is currently applying for parole.
From her prison cell in Bali, Schapelle Corby became Australias first multi-media celebrity of the internet era. Her case became front-page news and continues to polarise opinion.