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2017–2018 production funding approvals

AUGUST 2017

100% WOLF
Flying Bark Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Family, Action-adventure, Comedy
Producers Barbara Stephen, Alexia Gates-Foale 
Executive Producers Robert Slaviero, Francesca Hope
Director Alexs Stadermann
Writer Fin Edquist
Australian Distributor Universal Pictures
International Sales Studio 100
Synopsis Freddy Lupin, heir to a proud family line of werewolves, is in for a shock when on his 13th birthday his first ‘warfing’ goes awry, turning him into a ferocious… poodle. Despite his pink and poufy hairdo, can Freddy prove he’s still 100% wolf?

ACUTE MISFORTUNE
Arenamedia Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama
Producers Virginia Kay, Jamie Houge, Thomas M. Wright
Executive Producers Rob Connolly , Liz Kearney
Director Thomas M. Wright
Writers Thomas M. Wright, Erik Jensen
Australian Distributor CinemaPlus
International Sales Maze Film Sales
Synopsis Endurance is more important than truth. The film adaptation of Erik Jensen’s award-winning biography of Adam Cullen is the story of the biographer and his subject, as it descends into a dependent and abusive relationship. 

BUOYANCY
Causeway Films HQ Pty Ltd
Genre Drama
Producers Samantha Jennings, Rita Walsh, Kristina Ceyton
Director / Writer Rodd Rathjen
Australian Distributor Umbrella Entertainment
International Sales Charades, Echo Studio
Synopsis An innocent Cambodian boy is enslaved on a Thai fishing trawler and soon realises that his only hope of freedom is to become as violent as his captors.

GO KARTS
See Pictures
Genre
Family
Producers Jamie Hilton, Sonia Borella
Executive Producers Joel Pearlman, Seph McKenna, Michael Pontin, Berry Meyerowitz, Jeff Sackman
Director Owen Trevor
Writer Steve Worland
Australian Distributor Roadshow Films
International Sales Aqute Media
Synopsis A thrilling family film about a boy who must overcome tremendous odds and his own recklessness to achieve his dream of winning the Australian Go Kart Championship.

COMPLETION FUNDING

1%
One Percent Productions Pty Ltd
Genre Drama, Crime
Producer Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin
Director Stephen McCallum
Writer Matt Nable
Australian Distributor Icon Film Distribution, Ticket to Ride Distribution
Synopsis When the Vice President of an outlaw motorcycle gang has to betray his President to save his brother, it results in civil war.

CHASING COMETS
Even Stevens Pty Ltd, Off The Ground Productions Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy, Drama
Producer Jason Stevens
Director Jason Perini
Writer Jason Stevens
Australian Distributor Resplendent Pictures
International Sales LevelK
Synopsis Chase Daylight’s dream of playing in the NRL, and his love life are both falling by the wayside. In an attempt to turn things around, he takes a leap of faith, but when things get even worse, it may be a decision he lives to regret.

WEST OF SUNSHINE
Exile Productions Pty Ltd
Genre Drama
Producers Alexandra Ouzas, Jason Raftopoulos
Director / Writer Jason Raftopoulos
Australian Distributor Exile Entertainment
Synopsis A father grows increasingly desperate to pay back a debt to a loan shark, while looking after his young son.