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feature film Development funding approval details

2013 features summary

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2013

SINGLE-PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: FEATURE DEVELOPMENT


40 30 30
Genre
Romantic comedy
Producer Rosemary Blight
Writer Geoffrey Atherden
Synopsis Raquel’s dream of a perfect marriage and future life hits a wall when her perfect man tells her she’s one of three candidates to be his wife, but the good news is, at the moment, she’s in front.

CARTAGENA
Genre
Drama
Producers Kristina Ceyton, Naomi Wenck
Writer Nam Le
Synopsis A teenage assassin living in the slums of Columbia finds himself ordered to do a hit on his best friend. Choosing between loyalty to his friend, and the loyalty required of him by a merciless drug lord, Juan Pablo is a normal boy caught up in a ruthless world. Based on a short story by Nam Le.

CLARA
Genre
Drama
Producer Sue Maslin
Writer/Director Jocelyn Moorhouse
Synopsis The emotional, artistic and sensual bonds that existed between legendary 19th century musicians Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms created one of the most potent love triangles in music history.

DOG EAT DOG
Genre
Thriller
Producers David Curzon, Janelle Landers
Executive Producer Aidan O'Bryan
Writer Simon Portus
Synopsis Sam Pearson's ideals of family life in the country are torn apart by a series of wild dog attacks. When the local authorities prove ineffective, moral boundaries begin to blur and Sam takes the law into his own hands. As the situation spirals out of control, paranoia takes hold and Sam finds himself having to question everything he has previously taken for granted.

THE FABULIST
Genre
Drama
Producer Ian Collie
Writer Adam Gyngell
Synopsis A magazine editor in Victorian England, William Fitzgerald, has his life turned upside down by an enigmatic con artist. Inspired by a true story.

FAITH HOPE LOVE
Genre Drama
Producer Angie Fielder
Writer/Director Brendan Fletcher
Synopsis A simple story of returning home becomes a layered exploration of family, love, trust, revenge, forgiveness, growth and transformation.

HOLDING THE MAN
Genre
Drama
Producer Kylie Du Fresne
Writer Tommy Murphy
Director Neil Armfield
Synopsis There was Romeo and Juliet. Then there was Tim and John. Based on the award-winning memoir Holding the Man.

JAMAICA
Genre
Comedy
Producer Rachel Connors
Writer Melissa Bubnic
Director Robert Connolly
Synopsis A ruined businessman seeks a last chance at youthful hijinks with old friends in Jamaica, only to discover that the ties that bind them are fast unravelling as he’s dragged, kicking and screaming, into adulthood. Based on the novel by Malcolm Knox.

LONELY GIRL
Genre
Thriller
Producer Samantha Jennings
Executive Producer Jonathan Page
Writer Lynne Vincent McCarthy
Director Natasha Pincus
Synopsis A lonely young woman consumed by grief kills a man and hides his body in her basement. When she discovers he is still alive, she decides to keep him. But this is no ordinary man – Ana believes her captive is a killer.

LUCY LUCY
Genre
Science Fiction
Producer Stuart Parkyn
Writers Adam Spellicy, Penelope Chai
Synopsis Years after a plague kills every woman on Earth, the world is repopulated with identical, submissive female clones. Now, one of them wants her independence.

THE MUSICIAN (aka ENEMY ALIEN)
Genre
Drama
Producers Su Armstrong, Brian Rosen
Writer Joan Sauers
Synopsis The true story of mercurial classical violist Richard Goldner, who escaped Nazi-occupied Austria to settle in Australia, where he faces a different kind of tyranny before discovering his true calling and forming Musica Viva.

PINK MIST
Genre
Drama
Producer Sylvia Wilczynski
Writer/Director Kim Mordaunt
Synopsis A love story.

THE SECRET LIVES OF DRESSES
Genre Drama
Producer Leanne Tonkes
Writer/Director Stephen Lance
Synopsis Dora is engaged to the man of her dreams and is about to begin the job of a lifetime when her aunt Mimi suffers a stroke. She returns home and takes over Mimi's vintage dress shop, but soon discovers that each dress has a secret story that will change her life forever. Based on the acclaimed novel by Erin McKean.

SONS OF SALT
Genre
Crime
Producer Rob Gibson
Executive Producer Adam Schroeder
Writer David O'Donnell
Director Jonathan auf der Heide
Synopsis An ex-con trying to go straight is forced to put his life on the line for his pro-surfer younger brother, whose own criminal habits are now spiralling out of control.

UNTITLED GC PROJECT
Genre
Drama
Producers Christopher Sharp, Timothy White
Writer Natasha Pincus

 

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