Abba: Bang-a-BoomerangAbba: Bang-a-Boomerang
Type Documentary Company Gulliver Media Australia Pty Ltd, Bright Films Length 55 min Director Rebecca McElroy, Matthew Crocker Producer Larry Zetlin, Chris Carroll, Rebecca McElroy, Matthew Crocker Writer Matthew Crocker, Rebecca McElroy, Paul Clarke Synopsis
On Monday February 28 1977, the headline of the Daily Mirror simply stated “THEY’RE HERE!” above a photo of 4 Swedes. No further explanation was needed- all of Australia knew exactly who “they” were. After dominating charts and airwaves for eighteen months, ABBA stepped onto Australian soil for a sell-out concert tour in by far their biggest market. This overwhelming encounter with pop royalty affected everyone from politicians to paparazzi; even the Queen (a guaranteed crowd puller) played second fiddle to the music cult phenomenon that was ABBA. The chant, “WE WANT ABBA!” would echo around the nation for the next fifteen days.
Aim High in Creation!Aim High in Creation!
Type Factual Feature Company Anna Broinowski Director Anna Broinowski Producer Anna Broinowski, Lizzette Atkins Writer Anna Broinowski Synopsis
A dramatised feature doc celebrating the Cinematic Genius of Hollywood film nut (and North Korean dictator) Kim Jong II.
Birth of a WarriorBirth of a Warrior
Type Feature Film Company RLC Motion Pictures Director Gordon Waddell Producer Russell Cunningham and Anthony Salamon Writer Ross Parini, Russell Cunningham and Frank Parini Synopsis
A baby, left on the doorstep of a Temple by an unknown woman, is given the name of White. White is raised in the Temple way under the guidance of the Temple’s Master. White is taught to cook, clean, pray and train in Kung Fu. When an intruder breaks into the Temple to steal a sacred Statue, the Master is injured during the break-in and a Temple girl, Sierra, is kidnapped. White, who has never ventured outside the Temple must now rely on all his training to retrieve the sacred Statue and save Sierra.
Cinematographer: Scott Richardson
Stunt Coordinators: Dean Gould, Mark Duncan, Mike Duncan
Based on a story by: Russell Cunningham, Ross Parini and Franca Maiorana
Filmed entirely on locations in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Shoot Start January 2011 Shoot Wrap February 2011
Type Feature Film Company Roadcone Productions Director Shiyan Zheng Producer Henry Richardson Writer Vincent Andriano, Shiyan Zheng firstname.lastname@example.org Synopsis
‘Brush’ is a psychological love story. The film is about a young painter, Aaron, who has just proposed marriage to his long time girlfriend, Beth. Aaron is struggling between his all consuming passion for his art and his commitment with Beth. He is not aware that Beth is also struggling with the toll and demands of being in love with him. She meets, Silas, the son of a rich art dealer and initiates an affair. The story follows the emotional and mental breakdown of the characters as their selfish actions catapult all three lives into a maelstrom that devastates their worlds. It is an intimate study on the different ways in which people deal with love’s paralysing effects.
DOP: James Hall
Cast: Vincent Adriano, Lauren Orrell, Hamish Briggs
Pre-Production Start May 2010 Shoot Start May 2010
Careless LoveCareless Love
Type Feature Film Director John Duigan Producer Jenny Day, Geoff Burton, John Duigan Writer John Duigan Synopsis
The film Careless Love is set in the aftermath of the world financial crisis when many have lost their jobs and thousands their homes. The story centres around Linh, a Vietnamese-Australian university student from a remote country town who is studying at Sydney University. Her father, in the building trade, lost his job a few months before the film starts, and the family's home is likely to be repossessed. Linh starts working three nights a week as an escort, sending money home and also using it to avoid getting into debt through her university course. She believes she can separate her normal life from her work, and the film focuses on the challenges involved establishing an identity independently of how others – and society - perceive us. When her carefully partitioned worlds threaten to collide, Linh's life and fictions become ever more tenuous.
Shoot Start January 2011 Shoot Wrap March 2011
Type Telemovie Company Story Ark Pty Ltd Director Samantha Lang Producer Riccardo Pellizzeri, Lara Radulovich Writer David Hannam Synopsis
How many working class Balmain boys grow up to be showgirls? Not just any showgirl but a household name: a legend of Kings Cross, a TV star and a symbol of generational change. While we know her face, few of us have heard the real story of Australia’s most famous transexual. Long before Australians knew what that meant, Carlotta was pushing the boundaries of gender and sexuality.
Dripping in ChocolateDripping in Chocolate
Type Telemovie Company Southern Star Entertainment Producer Julie McGauran and Sarah Smith Writer John Ridley and Sarah Smith Synopsis
When Detective Bennett O’Mara finds a chocolate wrapper on a strangled girl it leads him to voluptuous chocolatier Juliana Lovece. Just as this perceptive woman gets under his hardened skin, he suspects she may be at the centre of an increasing murder count.
Family Confidential - Series 2Family Confidential - Series 2
Type Factual - Series Company KalMedia Director Aviva Ziegler Producer Laurie Critchley Synopsis
Family Confidential takes us inside the homes and lives of some of Australia's most significant and influential families, revealing the private truths behind their famous public facades.
First Footprints (pka Deep History Man)First Footprints (pka Deep History Man)
Type Factual - Series Company Contact Films Director Bentley Dean, Martin Butler Producer Bentley Dean, Martin Butler Writer Steve Kinnane Synopsis
The untold story of 50,000 years of humanity in Australia before Captain Cook (a 3-part series)
Shoot Start July 2011 Shoot Wrap August 2011
Go Back to Where You Came From - Series 2Go Back to Where You Came From - Series 2
Type Factual - Series Company Cordell Jigsaw Productions Director Ivan O'Mahoney Producer Rick McPhee, Toni Malone Synopsis
Six Australians agree to challenge their preconceived notions about refugees and asylum seekers by taking a confronting refugee journey themselves for 25 days.
Type Feature Company THE FILM COMPANY & WILDHEART FILMS Director Mark Lamprell Producer Richard Keddie & Andrena Findlay Writer Joanna Weinberg & Mark Lamprell email@example.com Official Website www.thefilmcompany.com.au Synopsis
Elspeth Dickens dreams of finding her "voice" despite being stuck in an isolated farmhouse with her twin toddlers. A web-cam becomes her pathway to fame and fortune, but at a price.
Shoot Start April 2011 Shoot Wrap June 2011
Home & AwayHome & Away
Type TV Series Company Seven Network Operations Limited Starring Ray Meagher
Phone (02) 8777 7777 Official Website http://au.tv.yahoo.com/home-and-away/ Synopsis Home and Away chronicles the lives, loves, happiness and heart-breaks of the residents of Summer Bay, a small coastal town in New South Wales, Australia.
I'm Not Dead YetI'm Not Dead Yet
Type Feature Company Ikandy Films Director Janine Hosking Producer Janine Hosking Writer Janine Hosking Synopsis
I’m not dead yet is the chronicle of 76 year old country music legend Chad Morgan as he hits the road for one last journey of self discovery.
Type Feature Company Porchlight Films Director Cate Shortland Producer Liz Watts, Paul Welsh, Karsten Stoeter Writer Cate Shortland, Robin Mukherjee Official Website www.porchlightfilms.com.au Synopsis
Spring 1945 and the German resistance collapses. As the Allied forces sweep across the Motherland, five children embark on a journey which will challenge every notion we have of family, love and friendship.
Shooting in Germany
Shoot Start July 2011 Shoot Wrap September 2011
Making Couples HappyMaking Couples Happy
Type Factual - Series Company Heiress Films Director Kaita Corrigan Producer Jennifer Cummins Writer Will Parry Synopsis
Masterminds: The State of the UnionMasterminds: The State of the Union
Type Documentary Company Radiant Films Director Corey Baudinette Producer Corey Baudinette Synopsis
An interactive feature documentary looking at the evolving director - producer relationship, and how a rapidly changing industry impacts the creative process of feature film making. Featuring in-depth interviews with leading Australian producers and directors working independently and in the studio system, authors and industry commentators.
Cast: Bruce Beresford, Eva Omer, Robert Connolly, Jan Chapman, Scott Hicks, Lawrence Turman, Lynda Obst, James McTeigue, David Court, Marian Macgowan, Kerry Heysen, Adam Elliot
Ochre & InkOchre & Ink
Type Factual - Single Company Nirvana Films Director James Bradley Producer James Bradley, Rachel Clements Writer James Bradley Synopsis
An extraordinary 20 year collaboration between a Chinese artist and Aboriginal artists culminates in a remarkable and inspiring exhibition in Beijing.
Paul Cox - A LifePaul Cox - A Life
Type Factual Single Company Frontline Films Director David Bradbury Producer David Bradbury Writer David Bradbury Synopsis
Paul Cox is a filmmaker of incredible energy, persistence and vision, arguably Australia’s only true auteur. The themes in his films - isolation, faith, hope, love, survival - reoccur throughout his life’s work. But above all else Paul Cox’s films are about human frailty. Now he must confront his own frailty and look into that mirror darkly. Battling cancer, Paul needs a liver transplant within the next six months or he will surely die. Whilst waiting, he stays marooned at home, contemplating his life and his work, unable to escape except in the imagination.
Short BeachShort Beach
Type Feature Film Company Skott Fri Pictures Format HD Director Matt Cerwen Producer Steve Jaggi & Liz Shute Writer Scott Herford & Adrian Moses Synopsis
Cast: Hilary Caitens, Ryan Harrison, Jennifer Van Heeckeren, Karina Banno, Amy Patten, Nikki Webster, Stephen Multari, Luke Webb, Alfie Gledhill, Sarah Chadwick, Genevieve Morris.
Shoot Start February 2011 Shoot Wrap March 2011
The Adventures of Figaro PhoThe Adventures of Figaro Pho
Type Childrens TV - Animation Company The Chocolate Liberation Front Director Luke Jurevicius (Director), David Webster (Animation Director) Producer Dan Fill, Michael Boughen, Frank Verheggen Synopsis
Figaro Pho is a warm-hearted, adorable, quirky, mischievous character... who just happens to be afflicted with a multitude of debilitating phobias. Based on the AFI, Kidscreen award winning series of shorts by Luke Jurevicius, the long form series offers an intimate experience with the loveable tragic character of Figaro Pho.
The Gods of Wheat StreetThe Gods of Wheat Street
Type TV Series Company The Gods of Wheat Street Director Wayne Blair Producer Jon Bell, Lois Randall Writer Jon Bell Synopsis
The Gods of Wheat Street is a 6 x 1 hour television drama series with deadly comedy and great heart, that transports the audience directly into the world of the Freeburns, a family of modern day gods living amongst mortals in the regional town of Casino.
The GrandmothersThe Grandmothers
Type Feature - Drama Company The Grandmothers Pty Ltd Director Anne Fontaine Producer Andrew Mason Writer Christopher Hampton Synopsis
Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing has created this beautiful and heart wrenching story of two lifelong friends who fall in love with each other’s teenaged sons. Adapted by Academy Award winner Christopher Hampton, this is an erotic tale of misguided love and a celebration of the enduring nature of female relationship.