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2018–2019 production funding approvals

APRIL 2019

RUN RABBIT RUN
Carver Films Pty Ltd
Genre
 Drama, Ghost
Producers Sarah Shaw, Anna McLeish
Director Daina Reid
Writer Hannah Kent
Australian Distributor TBC
International Sales TBC
Synopsis A doctor is frightened by her young daughter’s inexplicable memories of a past identity.

THE DROVER’S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON
The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson Pty Ltd
Genre
 Western, Thriller
Producers David Jowsey, Bain Stewart, Greer Simpkin
Director Leah Purcell
Writer Leah Purcell
Australian Distributor TBC
International Sales Memento
Synopsis In the Snowy Mountains, Hell hath no fury like a mother scorned. A searing reimagining of Leah Purcell’s play and Henry Lawson’s classic short story.

November 2018

TIN (working title)
See Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre Romantic Comedy
Producers Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin, Isabel Stanfield
Executive Producers Sonia Borella, Josh Pomeranz, Josh Lawson
Writer/Director Josh Lawson
Australian Distributor Studio Canal 
International Sales TBC
Synopsis When time-poor Teddy wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that every few minutes he’s jumping forward to the next year of his life, he must use every precious moment wisely to keep from losing the love of his life, and to learn to love the life he’s losing.

PENGUIN BLOOM
Made Up Stories Pty Ltd
Genre Drama, Family
Producers Bruna Papandrea, Naomi Watts, Emma Cooper
Executive Producers Jodi Matterson, Steve Hutensky, Cameron Bloom, Bradley Trevor Greive, Samantha Bloom
Director Glendyn Ivin
Writers Shaun Grant, Harry Cripps
Australian Distributor Roadshow Films
International Sales Endeavor Content (worldwide)
Synopsis Penguin Bloom tells the heart-warming true story of a family's extraordinary friendship with a unique little bird.

THE CHAIN BREAKERS
FG Film Productions (Australia) Pty Ltd
Genre 
Romantic Comedy, Drama
Producers Antony I Ginnane, David Lightfoot
Director Mark Lamprell
Writer Luke Preston
Australian Distributor R&R Films
International Sales Myriad Pictures
Synopsis Four Vietnam veterans, famous for escaping out of a POW camp, must break out of the nursing home from hell to fulfil their unrealised dreams.

LONE WOLF
Lone Wolf Cohort Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama, Crime
Producers Jonathan Ogilvie, Mat Govoni
Executive Producer Lee Hubber, Shaun Miller
Writer / Director Jonathan Ogilvie
Australian Distributor Label
International Sales Level K 
Synopsis Winnie, a young woman overprotective of her disabled brother Stevie, runs a struggling political bookshop with her boyfriend Conrad. She strives to provide security for Stevie and herself but her efforts are obliterated when Conrad becomes entangled in an act of terrorism.

September 2018

I AM WOMAN
Goalpost Pictures Australia Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama
Producers Rosemary Blight, Unjoo Moon
Executive Producers  Kylie du Fresne, Ben Grant, Cass O’Connor, Tracey Mair,
Director Unjoo Moon
Writer Emma Jensen
Australian & New Zealand Distributor Transmission
International Sales Agent  Westend Films
Synopsis I Am Woman is the story behind the woman who wrote a song which galvanised a generation of women to fight for change.

THE WISHMAS TREE
Like A Photon Creative Pty Ltd
Genre
Family
Producer Nadine Bates
Executive Producer Kristen Souvlis, Julia Adams
Director Ricard Cusso Judson
Writer Peter Ivan
International Sales Odin’s Eye Entertainment
Synopsis A young possum’s misguided wish for a white Wishmas not only freezes her entire hometown of Sanctuary City, but also threatens the lives of all those who live there. Before the magical Wishmas Tree dies, she must undertake a perilous journey, battling self-doubt, ghostly predator gangs and ultimately- extinction itself, to reverse the damage she has caused and save Sanctuary City!

COMBAT WOMBAT
Like A Photon Creative Pty Ltd
Genre Family
Producer Nadine Bates
Executive Producer Kristen Souvlis, Julia Adams
Director Ricard Cusso Judson
Writer Matthew Kinmonth
International Sales Odin’s Eye Entertainment
Synopsis In a fun and furry spin on the classic “recluse becomes reluctant hero” tale; Maggie Diggins, a wombat turned Wonder Woman, unintentionally becomes the city’s superhero after she begrudgingly saves a rookie caped crusader from certain doom.

I MET A GIRL
Monsoon Pictures Australia Pty Ltd

Genre Drama, Comedy
Producers Adam Dolman, Melissa Kelly
Executive Producers Tait Brady, Timothy White
Director Luke Eve
Writer Glen Dolman
Australian Distributor Label Distribution
International Sales Alliance Media Partners
Synopsis An aspiring musician falls for a mysterious woman... who may be all in his head. But when she vanishes, he takes off across the country to find her, forcing his brother to try to rescue him.

THE FURNACE
Hoover’s Gold Pty Ltd
Genre Drama
Producers Kelvin Munro, Timothy White
Executive Producers Grant Sputore, Brendon Grylls
Director Roderick MacKay
Writer Roderick MacKay
Australian Distributor Umbrella Entertainment
Synopsis 1897. To escape the outback, a young Afghan cameleer falls in with a mysterious bushman on the run with stolen Crown gold.