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2013 features summary

JUNE 2013

SINGLE-PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: FEATURE DEVELOPMENT


OBELIA
Genre Drama
Producer Heather Oxenham
Executive Producer Phillip Noyce
Writer/Director Darlene Johnson
Synopsis 1951: An olive-skinned teenager runs away from an Aboriginal government reserve and joins a travelling carnival, but finds she can’t outrun who she really is.

RED EARTH
Genre Drama
Producers Trish Lake, Dan Lake
Writer/Director Liselle Mei
Synopsis Frontier Queensland, 1882. Desperate to escape her arranged marriage, a Chinese bride begins an erotic game with an English plantation owner, hoping to buy back her freedom.

DEALER
Genre Drama
Producer Robert Coe
Writer/Directors Sam McKeith, Tom McKeith
Synopsis After causing the accidental death of a recovering addict, a small time drug dealer desperately searches for a way to make up for what he has done. When he discovers that his ex-girlfriend is pregnant with the addict's child, the dealer is finally offered a path to redemption.

STARFISH
Genre Comedy, drama
Producer Robin Geradts-Gill
Director Hannah Moon
Writers Hannah Moon, Stephen Sholl, Robin Geradts-Gill
Synopsis Headstrong, independent Georgia can't wait to show her friends the joys of the caravan park – parties, beaches and hot surfy guys. But when her BFF Ashley falls for a boring schoolboy, Georgia's plans are dashed as everything revolves around the lame romance... A sex comedy from the girls' perspective.

PEST CONTROL
Genre Action, comedy
Producers Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin
Writer/Director Christopher Weekes
Synopsis When a city finds itself getting overrun with monsters, our only hope of survival rests with an all-woman team of pest controllers.

JASPER JONES
Genre Drama
Producers David Jowsey, Vincent Sheehan
Executive Producer Rebecca O'Brien
Writer Shaun Grant
Synopsis Based on the award-winning Australian novel by Craig Silvey.

KING: A STREET STORY
Genre Drama
Producer Robert Coe
Executive Producers Jocelyn Moorhouse, Timothy White
Writer/Director Jacqueline McKenzie
Synopsis King, a courageous and resourceful 12-year-old street-kid who acts like a dog, finds acceptance in a small community on the outskirts of the city. But the threat of a redevelopment forces King to his final redemption.

BEREFT
Genre Crime, historical
Producers Lyn Norfor, Sheila Jayadev
Executive Producer Nina Stevenson, Greg Sitch, Prue Williams
Writers Andy Cox, Ranald Allan
Synopsis Quinn returns to the home he fled 10 years earlier when he was falsely accused of murdering his beloved sister. When he finds out it was his own uncle who killed her, Quinn must tell his mother in order to clear his name and for justice to be done. But he could never have reckoned with the terrible demand his mother would now make of him from her deathbed.

THE SHIPKILLER
Genre Action, thriller
Producer/Writer/Director Robert Connolly
Executive Producers Gale Anne Hurd, Henry Morrison
Synopsis One man determined to win at sea the justice he has been denied on land. Based on the bestselling novel by Justin Scott.

KID SNOWBALL
Genre Romance
Producer Lizzette Atkins
Director Matthew Saville
Writer Shane Danielsen
Synopsis As the rough and tumble era of tent boxing fades into the hot outback sunset, once-promising boxer Kid Snowball falls in love with feisty Skye, and finds himself forming a bond with her 10-year-old son Darcy. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes their travelling troupe, he finds himself at the crossroads; a choice between his family and his lifelong dream of winning one final bout against the reigning champ.

 

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