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2017–2018 documentary production

Producer Program | Commissioned Program | Love Bites


Producer program

September 2017

THE COMING BACK OUT BALL
1 x 80mins
CBOB Films Pty Ltd 
Producers Adam Farrington-Williams, Sue Thomson, Roger Monk, Tristan Meecham
Executive Producers Michael McMahon, Tony Nagle, Shaun Miller
Director Sue Thomson
Synopsis Set against the backdrop of a spectacular ball, The Coming Back Out Ball is a feature documentary that explores the lives of a group of LGBTI elders, who are faced with the uncertainty of life in aged care.

KIDS
1 x 90mins
Kids Films Pty Ltd 
Producers Larissa Behrendt, Rachel Edwardson, Sophie Hyde, Maya Newell
Executive Producer Felicity Hayes
Director Maya Newell
Synopsis Set in Mparntwe Alice Springs, Kids is an observational feature documentary following ten-year-old Dujuan both in and beyond the school gates as he navigates the cultural divide in education, offering a chance to see learning and success in a new light.

NOLAN – THE MAN AND THE MYTH
1 x 58mins
Flaming Star Films Pty Ltd 
Producer Lavinia Riachi
Executive Producers Julia Peters, Sharyn Prentice  
Director / Writer Sally Aitken
Broadcaster ABC, BBC
Synopsis Sidney Nolan is unquestionably one of the best- known names in the history of modern Australian art. His images are iconic, treasures of the Australian visual language. Everyone feels they know ‘ Sid Nolan' but there’s more to the man than the public image. This film will explore and celebrate the artist and the man, going well beyond his early years to his stellar international career and all the success and turmoil that came with it.

POWER MARYS
1 x 75mins
Media Stockade Two Pty Ltd 
Producers Madeleine Hetherton, Rebecca Barry, Joanna Lester
Director Joanna Lester
Synopsis Power Marys follows Papua New Guinea’s first national women’s rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 2017 World Cup in Australia as they prepare to face world champions, the Australian Jillaroos. These trailblazers must beat not only the sporting competition, but also intense prejudice, a lack of funding, and their own personal demons to reach their biggest stage yet.

ROCKABUL
1 x 75mins
Rockabul Pty Ltd 
Producers Brooke Silcox, Travis Beard, Christian Falch (co-producer), Torstein Parelius (co-producer)
Executive Producers Eddie Martin, Bill Gould, Leslie Knott, Clementine Malpas
Director Travis Beard
Synopsis Inside a decimated nation, witness the birth, rise and implosion of Afghan rock music

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Commissioned Program

September 2017

DIGGING DEEP: LEST WE FORGET
1 x 56mins
Since1788 Productions Pty Ltd
Producer Tanith Glynn-Maloney
Director Erica Glynn
Writer Tanith Glynn-Maloney, Erica Glynn
Broadcaster NITV
Synopsis The documentary follows descendants as they record the untold stories of Indigenous diggers who served in the Light Horse culminating in the descendants’ participation in the Centenary commemoration in Be’er Sheva, Israel.

BLACK AS SERIES TWO – WE’RE BACK 
10 x 8mins
Rebel Films Pty Ltd
Producer 
Jeni McMahon
Executive Producer David Noakes 
Director / Writer David Batty 
Broadcaster ABC
Synopsis The Black As boys are challenged at every turn by tides, breakdowns and ever present crocs in their latest Arnhem Land adventure.

August 2017

100 DAYS TO VICTORY: HOW THE GREAT WAR WAS WON
2 x 58mins
Electric Pictures Pty Ltd & Bristow Global Media Inc
Executive Producers
Andrew Ogilvie and Andrea Quesnelle (Aus), Marlo Miazga and Julie Bristow (Can)
Director Don Featherstone (series)
Broadcaster Foxtel, BBC Scotland, History Channel Canada
Synopsis The exciting story of how Australia and its allies turned the tide in the final months of 1918 to win the Great War.

HERoes
1 x 59mins
Her Films Pty Ltd
Producers / Directors / Writers Nicole Minchin, Angela Pippos
Broadcaster ABC
Synopsis HEROES is a celebration of the history-making first AFL Women’s season from its breathtaking opening night through to its dramatic conclusion – as told by football’s new wave of pioneers.

TEENAGE BOSS
15 x 28mins
McAvoy Media Pty Ltd
Producer / Director
Matt Tomaszewski
Executive Producers John McAvoy, Simon Steel
Broadcaster ABC
Synopsis Teenage Boss is an observational documentary series that teaches Australian teenagers about the value of money and the important of financial literacy.

July 2017

MAKING CHILD PRODIGIES
6 x 28mins
Screentime Pty Ltd
Producers Jeff Siberry (series), Niamh Linnie
Executive Producer Jennifer Collins
Directors Jeff Siberry, Helen Barrow
Writers Anita Brown, Jeff Siberry
Broadcaster ABC
Synopsis This series examines six extraordinary Australian children who excel in their chosen field, and asks 'What does it take to become a child prodigy?'

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Love Bites

BEYOND THE MIRRORBALL
Producers Josh Feeney, Luke Cornish
Director Luke Cornish
Synopsis We came out under the glittering disco light of the 70s, we survived the AIDS epidemic and the hedonism of the party scene. Now, we're over drugs and over 50… What's next for the LGBTQI community after the mirror ball stops spinning?

CLUB ARAK
Producer
Alissar Gazal
Director Fadia Abboud
Synopsis Club Arak a queer Arab dance party that brought Arab queers in Sydney out of the closet and onto the dancefloor.

DANCES
Producer
Stephanie Westwood
Director Ramon Watkins
Synopsis Dances' is a 5-minute documentary which explores queer experiences with dating app culture through dance and animation.

DANI BOI
Producer
Zena Bartlett
Director Logan Mucha
Synopsis Provocative drag king 'Dani Boi' Explores how radical performance art challenges gender conformity.

DESPERATELY SEEKING SHAVERS
Producer
Christina Radburn
Director / Writer Emmett Aldred
Synopsis A short bathroom sink documentary about hair and why trans and gender diverse people must ask themselves the question, to shave or not to shave.

FEZ
Producer Jessica Magro
Executive Producer Kate Paul
Director Jermaine D’Vauz
Synopsis FEZ is a high energy, short spectacle celebrating Samoan-Australian entertainer Fez Faanana and his trailblazing artistic journey from growing up in small town Ipswich, Queensland to representing Australia on the world stage in dazzling drag, with his co-founded all male burlesque company 'Briefs Factory'.

MONSTA GRAS
Producer
Jain Moralee
Director Kelli Jean Drinkwater
Synopsis Queer kraft kweens The Glitter Militia host one of Sydney’s most iconic art parties, MONSTA GRAS - a feminist political playground that redefines what it means to be Queer and celebrates Sydney's vibrant underground club culture.

QUEEN BIRYANI
Producer
Kate Vinen
Director Gary Paramanathan
Synopsis Ali, a new migrant to Sydney from Karachi, challenges gender and cultural norm by cooking delicious South Asian food and serving it with his partner at catering events, dressed in glittering saris.

SAME SAME
Producer
Lizzie Cater
Director / Writer Thomas Wilson-White
Synopsis SAME SAME is a short autobiographical documentary about growing up with gay parents, that challenges the accepted norms by re-imagining the nuclear family as queer.

WICKED WOMEN: THERE’S NO STOPPING US NOW!
Producer / Director
Anna Brownfield
Synopsis When erotic magazine Wicked Women hit the stands, it turned lesbian Australia upside down and liberated lesbian sex for generations to come.

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