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2019–2020 production funding approvals

September 2019

6 FESTIVALS
Hype Republic Pty Ltd & Invisible Republic
Genre
 Drama, Coming of Age
Producers Michael Wrenn, Blayke Hoffman, Shannon Wilson-McClinton, Jade van der Lei
Executive Producer Mark Fennessy
Writer/Director Macario De Souza
Australian Distributor Bonsai Films
International Sales Universal Music Australia
Synopsis Bucket-listing 6 music festivals over 6 months before they lose one of the crew to brain cancer, 3 young best friends are helped by an up-&-coming artist to face the reality from which they’re running.

JUNE AGAIN
Ticket to Ride Pty Ltd
Genre
 Drama, Comedy
Producers Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin, Drew Bailey
Executive Producers Sonia Borella, Josh Pomeranz, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross
Writer/Director JJ Winlove
Australian Distributor Studio Canal
International Sales Ticket To Ride Distribution
Synopsis In the heartfelt comedy, June Again, a twist of fate gives family matriarch June the chance to bring together her estranged children, save the ailing family business and rekindle an old flame.

POOR BOY
Aquarius Films Pty Ltd

Genre Drama, Mystery
Producers Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford
Director Guy Pearce
Writer Matt Cameron
Australian Distributor Umbrella Entertainment
International Sales GEI / CMG
Synopsis When a young boy wakes up in hospital claiming to be a man who passed away seven years earlier, two families are forced to confront hard truths as secrets emerge and lies are unearthed. Poor Boy is an evocative and intimate supernatural mystery drama that delves into the dark curiosities of life, death, and the spaces in between.

STREAMLINE
Bronte Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama
Producers Blake Northfield, Nathan Walker
Executive Producers Jane Corden, Clement Dunn 
Writer/Director Tyson Johnston
Australian Distributor Umbrella Entertainment
International Sales Arclight Films
Synopsis A prodigious 15-year-old swimmer self-destructs after his father is released from prison.

YOU WON’T BE ALONE
Causeway Films HQ Pty Ltd
Genre
 Supernatural Witch Drama
Producers Samantha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton
Writer/Director Goran Stolevski
Australian Distributor Bonsai Films
International Sales Bankside Films
Synopsis In an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, a young witch is left to go feral in the woods. Curious about life as a human, she accidentally kills a peasant in the village, then takes her shape to see what life is like in her skin. This ignites her deep-seated curiosity to experience life inside the bodies of others.