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2021-2022 Documentary PRODUCTION

Commissioned Program | Producer Progam


PRODUCER Program

EVERYBODY’S OMA
1 x 90 mins
Oma's Applesauce Pty Ltd
Director 
Jason van Genderen
Producer Roslyn Walker
Editor/Co-Director Gavin Banks
Co-Producer Olivia Olley
Synopsis Jason van Genderen makes home videos about his ageing mother ‘Oma’, and accidentally turns her into an internet sensation.

ISRAEL FOLAU (WORKING TITLE)
1 x 90 mins
In Films Pty Ltd
Director 
Nel Minchin
Assistant Director Vanilla Tupu
Producer Ivan O’Mahoney
Synopsis A homophobe to some, a persecuted freedom warrior to others – what Israel Folau's case says about modern day Australia.   

HARLEY & KATYA
1 x 90 mins
Stranger Than Fiction Films
Writer/Director Selina Miles
Producers Blayke Hoffman, Jo-anne McGowan, Aayliah-Jade Bradbury
Executive Producer Jennifer Peedom
Synopsis The pursuit of Olympic glory takes a young Indigenous figure skater from Mount Druitt to Moscow, on a journey of triumph, tragedy and transformation.

TIGER ON THE ROCKS
1 x 55 mins
Bower Bird Films Pty Ltd
Writer/Director
 Cathryn Vasseleu
Producer Pat Fiske
Synopsis The Tasmanian Tiger once roamed throughout Australia, leaving lasting connections with the land and its First Peoples.

THE LAST DAUGHTER
1 x 90 mins
Gravity Films Pty Ltd
Directors
 Brenda Matthews, Nathaniel Schmidt
Producers Simon Williams, Brendon Skinner
Executive Producers Kyle Slabb, Michael Tear, Taryn Brumfitt
Synopsis When an Aboriginal girl is taken from her white foster family, they lose all connection; until decades later, she embarks on a journey to reconnect with her family and find healing.

WAR & ORDER
1 x 85 mins
GoodThing Productions Company Pty Ltd
Director 
Larissa Behrendt
Producers Charlotte Wheaton, Nick Batzias, Josh Milani
Executive Producers Richard Bell, Virginia Whitwell
Synopsis 50 years of First Nations activism in Australia through the lens of contemporary Australian Aboriginal artist Richard Bell.

Commissioned Program 

INCONCEIVABLE
1 x 60 mins
SAM Content Pty Ltd
Director
 Sally Aitken
Producers Aline Jacques, Sally Aitken, Marianne Leitch
Broadcaster SBS
International Sales Flame
Synopsis A child of the fertility industry grows up, and unravels its secrets.

INSIDE THE OPERA HOUSE
3 x 57 mins

Barking Mad Productions Pty Ltd and Fremantle Australia Pty Ltd
Executive Producers Steve Bibb, Chris Oliver-Taylor
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales ABC Commercial
Synopsis For the first time, cameras will go behind the scenes to reveal what it takes to run one of the world’s greatest performing arts centres, the Sydney Opera House.

KEEPING HOPE
1 x 52 mins
Joined Up Films Pty Ltd

Writer/Presenter Mark Coles Smith
Director Tyson Mowarin
Producer Marlikka Perdrisat
Executive Producers Jacqueline Willinge, Dan Brown
Broadcaster NITV
International Sales TBA
Synopsis Under the surface and out of sight, there are complexities to living in the magical Kimberley. Over the past few decades it has become a place where our young Indigenous people are struggling to keep hope...Why?

THE EAGLE & THE ANT (AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN)
3 x 58 mins
WILD PACIFIC MEDIA
Director
 Nick Robinson
Writers Nick Robinson, Peta Ayers
Producers Nick Robinson, Peta Ayers
Executive Producer Electra Manikakis
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales Off The Fence
Synopsis The story of connectivity that links organisms and ecosystems - from the tiniest ant to the tallest tree - creating a planet just right for us.  

MISSING PERSONS INVESTIGATION
8 x 1-hour
Southern Pictures in association with Orange Entertainment Co
Executive Producers
 Laurie Critchley, Dan Lake, Kurt Royan
Broadcaster Nine Network
International Sales Fremantle
Synopsis One Australian goes missing every fifteen minutes. Missing Persons Investigation is a blue-chip ob-doc series that takes audiences behind-the-scenes to join police investigators and forensic specialists working all over the country to find our missing loved ones and bring them home.