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feature film Development funding approval details

2014 features summary

October - DecEMBER 2014

SINGLE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: FEATURE DEVELOPMENT


BERLIN SYNDROME
Genre Thriller
Producer Polly Staniford
Executive Producer Angie Fielder
Director Cate Shortland
Writer Shaun Grant
Synopsis A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

BLACKWOOD
Genre Thriller
Producer Raquelle David
Executive Producer Tait Brady
Director Gemma Lee
Writer Charlie Clausen
Synopsis In the aftermath of a natural disaster, a teenage girl sets out to find her estranged father. When she meets a young man who's convinced the world is coming to an end, she must decide what the real dangers are, or risk never seeing her father again.

CHERRY BOMB
Genre Drama
Producer Jane Liscombe
Director Glendyn Ivin
Writer Mira Robertson

FEMALE PLEASURE
Genre Drama, Comedy
Producer Jessica Brentnall
Writer Joel Anderson
Synopsis A woman’s world is turned upside down when her fiancĂ© makes a bizarre request.

JAMAICA
Genre Comedy
Producer Rachel Connors
Director Robert Connolly
Writer Melissa Bubnic
Synopsis Lifelong friends converge on the fabled island of Jamaica to compete in a marathon relay swimming across treacherous waters. As a catastrophic secret left behind in Sydney reveals itself, wealthy businessman Hut’s life falls apart, and the ties that bind the group quickly unravel.

JULIAN CORKLE IS A FILTHY LIAR
Genre Comedy, Drama
Producers Marian Macgowan, Sarah Radclyffe
Director Jonathan Entwistle
Writers Mark Herman, Jonathan Entwistle
Synopsis Set in Tasmania in the 1980s, this is a comic, coming-of-age story in which our mendacious hero seeks fame and fortune in unlikely places, only to discover the truth far closer to home.

LITTLE BIRD
Genre Romantic Comedy
Producer Jodi Matterson
Director Darren Ashton
Writer Harry Cripps
Synopsis A plucky girl from nowhere overcomes hardship and prejudice to become the first female commercial pilot in Australia. Inspired by true events.

MADAMS
Genre Comedy, Crime
Producers Gary Hamilton, Stephan Elliot, Mike Gabrawy, Julie Ryan
Director Stephan Elliot
Writers Stephan Elliot, Sheridan Jobbins
Synopsis Aussie con-women Evelyn Burton and Laila Andre are an unlikely pair of dirty rotten scoundrels.

A MAN WITH NO ENEMIES
Genre Thriller
Producers Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Rachel Gardner
Writer Shaun Grant
Synopsis A public relations officer joins America’s top meat production corporation only to discover it has a sinister dark side which puts his life, and the lives of others, in jeopardy.

MICE (working title)
Genre Thriller
Producers Anna Vincent, Timothy White
Writer Sarah Lambert
Synopsis From best-selling UK author Gordon Reece, Mice is a taut psychological thriller that tells the story of teenager Shelley and her heart-broken mother; two women who have tolerated bullying and infidelity for long enough. When a break-and-enter thug shatters their newfound tranquillity in an isolated country cottage, they finally snap.

MODERN ROMANCE
Genre Drama, Romance
Producers Rebecca Summerton, Sophie Hyde
Director Sophie Hyde
Writers Matthew Cormack (screenplay & story), Sophie Hyde (story)
Synopsis In 1894, scientist Marya Sklodowska visits her homeland of Poland and her first love, Kazimierz, before committing to her famed partnership with Pierre Curie. In 2015, Claire, an actor cast as Marie Curie, begins a romance with her co-star and puts her long-term relationship at risk. Modern Romance is two distinct feature films made with the same actors: one historical, one modern, which together consider the place of love, work and commitment in our lives.

MR CRANKY
Genre Comedy, Crime
Producer Chris Brown
Director Jonathan Teplitzky
Writer Chris Nyst
Synopsis Gang land debt collector Kevin Darcy has a reputation as Australia’s angriest man. A former boxer with 14 knockouts from 16 pro bouts – he sorted out the other two in the car park afterwards.  When Kevin is saddled with the care of his estranged 7-year-old daughter Angel, he has to make some radical adjustments in style.

ROSA
Genre Drama
Producers Su Armstrong, Emma Slade, Barrie Osborne, Dan Hennah
Director Ray Lawrence
Writer Beatrix Christian
Synopsis Three intertwined stories of love, passion, loss and gain.

SILK
Genre Horror, Drama
Producer Lizzette Atkins
Writer Isabel Peppard
Synopsis Stripped of humanity, transformed by trauma, a monster is unleashed!

TRAPEZE
Genre Comedy, Drama
Producer Rosemary Blight
Director Kay Pavlou
Writer Geoffrey Atherden
Synopsis Stella thinks she has been struck by the family curse to never find love. Trapeze is about family, laughter, love and loss and touches a deep sense of humanity as it explores universal questions about connections to the past and identity.

WHOEVER BROUGHT ME HERE
Genre Drama
Writer Jennifer Kent
Synopsis Three generations face the passing of a family patriarch through their dreams as well as their waking reality.

THE WIGGLES – PANDAMONIUM!
Genre Family
Producers  Michael Wrenn, Paul Field, Julie Ryan
Executive Producers Anthony Field, Gary Hamilton
Writer/Director Ben Elton
Synopsis The Wiggles race against time and must employ all their unique talents to overcome mysterious challenges in order to safely return a lost baby panda to his family. Based on the characters from the highly-acclaimed children's television show The Wiggles.

 

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