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feature Development funding approvals details

Mar - June 2016 | Feb - Mar 2016 | Nov 2015 - Jan 2016 | Jul - Nov 2015


Story development funding

March - June 2016

ALLERGY
Toothless Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama, Romantic comedy
Producer Paul Ireland, Damian Hill
Director Paul Ireland
Writers Damian Hill, Paul Ireland, Sean Smith
Synopsis Allergy is a romantic drama that unfolds on the timeless island of Arcadia where two lovers meet only to discover they are allergic to each other.

BUEN CAMINO
B:J Films Pty Limited
Genre
Romantic comedy
Producer Bill Bennett
Executive Producer Alan Finney
Writer/Director Bill Bennett
Synopsis An ensemble comedy following a group of people of all ages, and from all around the world, as they attempt to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

THE CIRCUS
Circus Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama
Producer Leanne Tonkes, Emma Freeman
Director Emma Freeman
Writer Alice Bell
Synopsis Will a beautiful trapeze artist give up the only life she has ever known to settle down with a lonely farmer and his two daughters or will he give up the struggling farm he inherited from his father to follow her on a life on the road?

DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS??
Swing Wing Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama, Family
Producer David Curzon
Executive Producer Carolyn Johnson
Writers Randa Abdel-Fattah, David Curzon
Synopsis To hijab or not to hijab - that is the question!

HEAVEN'S WILL
Xyclo Media Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction
Writer/Director Khoa Do
Synopsis A new job censoring content on the internet forces a girl to confront the dark, twisted criminal underbelly of a futuristic Asia.

HONEY TRAP
Emerald Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
Psychological thriller
Producer Sheila Jayadev
Executive Producer Liz Watts
Writer/Director Sophie Miller
Synopsis A dangerous friendship between two teenage girls leads to a murder that fractures their close bond, with devastating consequences.

MOTHER
Mother Film Holdings Pty Ltd
Genre
Thriller, Science Fiction
Producers Kelvin Munro, Timothy White
Director Grant Sputore
Writer Michael Lloyd Green
Synopsis A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot “Mother” – designed to repopulate the earth’s surface following an extinction-level event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

PRINCE
Dancing Road Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
Action adventure, Drama
Producer Helen Leake
Director Greg Mclean
Writer Louis Nowra
Synopsis Young soldier Mark and his best friend’s dog, Prince, are the only survivors of a failed rescue mission in Taliban territory; man and dog learn to rely and trust each other as they battle extreme conditions to finally reach safety.

TENZING
Stranger Than Fiction Films Pty Ltd
Genre
Action adventure, Drama
Writer Jennifer Peedom
Synopsis The inspiring story of how an illiterate Tibetan yak herder, fights for respect and risks the wrath of the gods to become the first to climb Mount Everest. In doing so, he becomes a powerful symbol for his people in a newly post-colonial world.

THE LOST SWIMMER
Film Art Media Pty Ltd
Genre
Psychological Thriller
Producer Sue Maslin
Writer Ann Turner
Synopsis A tense psychological thriller about the consequences of love and trust.

THE MEDAL MAKER
Altamira Creation Australia
Genre
Drama
Producer Jonathan Shteinman, Wieland Schulz-Keil, Anna-Maria Gregorini
Writer Rolf de Heer
Synopsis The Medal Maker, the story of one man’s almost magical skill to create and train Oolympic medal winners in the sport of sailing, and the all-encompassing command the sea can exert upon those who are born in its rhythm.

THE MURDEROUS URGES OF ORDINARY WOMEN
Jungle (t/a Jungle FTV Pty Ltd)
Genre 
Comedy, Crime
Producer Chloe Rickard
Executive Producers Jason Burrows, David Field
Writer Joan Sauers
Synopsis When they realise their invisibility is a superpower rather than a curse, four older women go on a rampage of revenge...but will they get away with it?

THE NORTH WIND
See-Saw Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama
Producers Rachel Gardner, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning
Director John Curran
Writer Alice Addison
Synopsis Seven months on a remote island off the coast of Alaska in the middle of winter with a father he hardly knows turns into the best year of a young boy’s life, and inspires some of the most famous illustrations of the 20th century.

TOURMALINE
Taylor Media
Genre 
Drama, Western, Science Fiction
Producers Sue Taylor, Bryan Brown
Writer/Director Rachel Ward
Synopsis Isolated from the rest of the world, Tourmaline lies dormant until a random stranger emerges from the surrounding desert offering salvation. Adapted from the novel by Randolph Stowe.

UNTITLED FEMALE HORROR ANTHOLOGY
Unicorn Films Pty Ltd
Genre Horror
Producers Lizzette Atkins, Maggie Miles, Atalanti Dionysus, Jon Hewitt, 
Jess Langley, Leonie Mansfield, Ella Millard, Sarah Noonan
Directors Heidi Lee Douglas, Natalie James, Belinda McClory, 
Catriona McKenzie, Donna McRae, Rebecca Thomson
Writers Heidi Lee Douglas, Natalie James, Rebecca Johnstone, 
Belinda McClory, Catriona McKenzie, Donna McRae, Rebecca Thomson
Synopsis: Dark femininity oozes from this Australian anthology which uniquely intertwines fresh female perspectives on various sub-genres of horror.

VENETIAN WEDDING
Soapbox Industries Pty Ltd
Genre
Comedy, Romantic comedy
Producer Deb Balderstone
Director Mark Joffe
Writer Peter Duncan
Synopsis Inspired by the true story of Prince Lorenzo Montesini's doomed Venetian wedding to society princess Pitty Pat Dunlop. A wonderful romantic comedy with a twist.

THE WORLD BENEATH
Happening Films Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama
Producer Jannine Barnes
Director Grant Scicluna
Writer Cate Kennedy
Synopsis An unswerving portrait of a broken family whose members go to extraordinary lengths to reclaim their lives and relationships from the mistakes of the past.

ZERO NIGHT
Essential Media and Entertainment
Genre
Action adventure, Drama
Producers Ian Collie, Simonne Overend
Writer Yolanda Ramke
Synopsis The untold true story of a crack team of British and Australian soldiers who stage an ingenious escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp, and the efforts of The Comet Line, a female-led Belgian Resistance group who boldly come to their rescue.

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FEBRUARY - MARCH 2016

THE NIGHTINGALE
Causeway Films HQ Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama
Producer Kristina Ceyton
Writer / Director Jennifer Kent
Synopsis 1829 Tasmania. A beautiful 21-year-old Irish convict woman witnesses her husband and baby brutally murdered by her soldier master and his cronies. Unable to find justice, she takes an Aboriginal male tracker with her through the hellish wilderness to seek revenge on the men, and gets much more than she bargained for.

CONCRETE KINGS
Triptych Pictures Pty. Ltd.
Genre
Action adventure, Comedy, Drama
Producers Julie Byrne, Jennifer Jones
Directors Danny Philippou Michael Philippou
Writers Ruth Estelle, Pete Monaghan
Synopsis When Jasper and his young crew, the Concrete Kings, have a prize possession stolen from them by a neighbouring gang, a dangerous and hilarious escalating war of revenge is triggered, one which teaches Jasper a thing or two about how to deal with the other bully in his life, his Dad.

NOTHING ELSE MATTRESS
Christopher Sharp
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Producers Christopher Sharp, Martha Coleman
Writer / Director Bryn Chainey

SLAM
Invisible Republic Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama, Crime, Mystery
Producer Michael Wrenn
Writer / Director Partho Sen Gupta
Synopsis Ricky Mansour is a young Australian whose peaceful suburban life turns into hell when his headscarf wearing sister Ameena, disappears without a trace.

SWEAR YOU LOVE ME
Madman Production Company International
Genre
Comedy
Producers Nick Batzias, Veronica Gleeson, Virginia Whitwell
Director Alethea Jones
Writer Andy Cox
Synopsis When Jude falls in love with extraordinary Vinnie, she isn’t expecting him to have an even more extraordinary problem.

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NOVEMBER 2015 - JANUARY 2016

BABYTEETH
Like Minded Films Pty Ltd
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Producers Katherine Slattery, Alex White
Executive Producer Jan Chapman
Director Richard Roxburgh
Writer Rita Kalnejais
Synopsis A bittersweet comedy about how good it is not to be dead yet - and how far we will go for love.

BOGAN WEDDING
Robyn Kershaw Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
Comedy
Producer Robyn Kershaw
Writer Jules Duncan
Synopsis Two sisters. One an aspiring academic the other a hedonistic bogan. And both needing to tell the world exactly who they are!

FLAMMABLE CHILDREN
Wildheart Films, See Pictures
Genre   
Comedy
Writer/director Stephan Elliott
Producers  Al Clark, Jamie Hilton
Synopsis   1975: an extraordinary event sets in motion a crucial, comical and revelatory week for a teenage boy and girl.

THE FLOATING BROTHEL
Pretty Monster
Genre
Biographical Drama
Writer Nicole Dade
Synopsis Based on the extraordinary true events told in Sian Rees’ best-selling book, The Floating Brothel tells the story of the women transported to Australia from London on the all-female convict boat, The Lady Juliana, in 1789.

THE GHAN
Triptych Pictures Pty. Ltd.
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Producers Julie Byrne, Kristian Moliere, Jennifer Jones
Executive Producers Seph McKenna, Joel Pearlman
Writer Emma Jensen
Synopsis Australia’s iconic train journey, The Ghan, is famously celebrated as a “trip of a lifetime”, but for one group of travellers it will change their lives forever.

JULIAN CORKLE IS A FILTHY LIAR
Macgowan Films Pty Ltd
Genre
Comedy
Producers Marian Macgowan, Sarah Radclyffe
Director / Writer Jonathan Entwistle
Synopsis Set in Tasmania in the 1980s, this is a comic coming-of-age story in which our slightly overweight and mendacious hero seeks fame and fortune, only to discover a truth far closer to home.

KILLER COUNTRY
Uncovered Films Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama, Crime
Producer Liz Burton
Executive Producer Anne Robinson
Director Serhat Caradee
Writer Stephen Sewell
Synopsis In a town known for slaughtering animals, Aberdeen NSW becomes the scene of one of the most horrific and macabre murders in Australian history.

KING OF THIEVES
Essential Media and Entertainment Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama, Crime
Producers Ian Collie, David Parfitt
Director Jonathan Teplizky
Writers Andrew Knight, Adam Shand
Synopsis Two hundred years ago Great Britain sent their shoplifters and thieves to a remote colonial outpost on the other side of the world. Now they are coming home! This is the true story of Arthur Delaney and his notorious Kangaroo Gang and their exploits in swinging London in the 60s and 70s.

LONELY GIRL
Causeway Films HQ Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama, Thriller
Producers Samantha Jennings, Emma Slade
Executive Producer Kristina Ceyton, Jonathan Page
Director Alyx Duncan
Writer Lynne Vincent McCarthy
Synopsis An isolated young woman accidentally runs down and badly hurts a suspected killer. Fearing for her life, she locks him in her basement. And then she decides to keep him.

LOST CAT
Triptych Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre
Comedy
Producers Kristian Moliere, Julie Byrne, Andy Cox
Writer Andy Cox
Synopsis When Katherine’s cat Tibby disappears and then returns sleeker and healthier than before, Katherine and her partner Annie embark on not only a cat’s eye view of the world, but on a voyage of discovery about what love and loss really mean.

THE POST OFFICE
Aquarius Films Pty Ltd
Genre
Romantic comedy
Producers Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford, Cecilia Ritchie
Executive Producer Justine Flynn
Writer Lou Sanz
Synopsis A celebrated yet bankrupt English writer thinks her financial woes are solved when she inherits a post office in Tasmania, only to be thwarted by a clause forcing her into an unlikely partnership with the handsome town hero, whose views on how to run the business are opposed to hers.

RAPTOR
Damsel Pictures
Genre
Drama, Thriller
Producer Raquelle David
Executive Producer Tait Brady
Director Joseph Sims-Dennett
Writers Joseph Sims-Dennett, John Scarpias
Synopsis An ambitious self-help guru forms an unlikely bond with the corpse of a client who suicides as a result of her message.

SERIOUSLY RED
Robyn Kershaw Productions
Genre
Comedy, Musical
Producers Robyn Kershaw, Jessica Carerra
Executive Producer Rose Byrne
Director Kate Woods
Writer Krew Boylan
Synopsis Red decides to take herself seriously by becoming a Dolly Parton impersonator. To find out who she really is, she first has to become someone else.

SHADOW WARRIOR
See-Saw Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama
Producer Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Rachel Gardner
Writer Beatrix Christian

SLEEPWALKER
Smoking Gun Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
Thriller
Producers Kristian Moliere, Lee Brazier
Director / Writer Matt Wheeldon
Synopsis A Child Welfare Services counsellor is drawn into the world of a troubled young woman trying to win back custody of her son. When the woman's sleepwalking problem returns with a vengeance, the counsellor realises she has put the child in mortal danger and must face the shocking reality of her client's true nature.

WALTZING MATILDA
Lucky Country Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama, Western
Producer Bill Leimbach
Director Morgan O'Neill
Writers Morgan O'Neill, David Roach
Synopsis Waltzing Matilda is a Western genre drama set against the writing of Australia's most famous song.

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July - November 2015

THE ACTRESSES
Matchbox Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Producer Michael McMahon
Executive Producer / Director Tony Ayres
Writers Michael Lucas, Christine Bartlett
Synopsis Five actresses vie for the role of a life time - a comedy about women, friendship and competition.

100% WOLF
Flying Bark Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
Family
Producers Barbara Stephen, Alexia Gates-Foale
Executive Producer Brian Rosen
Director Alexs Stadermann
Writer Fin Edquist
Synopsis Eleven year old Freddy Lupin can't wait to become a werewolf, just like his legendary father! But when the big day arrives, Freddy's first transformation is not quite what he bargained for...

BARKING LOVE
Optimism Films Pty Ltd
Genre Romantic comedy
Producers Alicia Brown, Melanie Coombs, Michael Garland (Grand Pictures, IR)
Director Mark Lamprell
Writer Trudy Hellier, Jean Pasley (co-writer)
Cast John Cleese (Spud), Charlie Murphy (Ellen)
Synopsis Harry is pathologically afraid of dogs.  Ellen is a vet with commitment issues.  And Spud is the little dog who is going to bring them together.

THE BUCHENWALD BOYS
Pericles Film Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama
Producers Andrew Wiseman, Danny Ben-Moshe
Writer John Alsop
Synopsis The Buchenwald Boys is the story of how three elderly, hard-drinking and irascible Jewish survivors of the Holocaust honour a pact they made on liberation – to march as free men down the main street of Weimar, the town on the outskirts of the concentration camp where they first met.

PIG’S BLOOD
Happening Films Pty Ltd
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Crime
Producer Jannine Barnes
Writer Grant Scicluna
Synopsis Sent to Australia from Naples to settle a 22-year-old score, Salvatore’s plans get complicated by a trashy suburban girl who just wants to have a good time and kill her stepfather.

HOW TO CATCH A BOGLE
Whoa Flamingo Pty Ltd
Genre
Action adventure, Horror, Family
Producers Jodi Matterson, Darren Ashton, Kate Keegan
Writer Catherine Jinks
Synopsis After the disappearance of her street sister a spirited orphan puts her life on the line to transform into a bogler’s apprentice and rid the city of monsters.

BUOYANCY
Causeway Films HQ Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama
Producers Samantha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton
Director / Writer Rodd Rathjen
Synopsis An innocent Cambodian boy is sold to a Thai broker and enslaved on a fishing trawler. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around him, he starts to wonder if his only hope of freedom is to become as violent as his captors.

LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL
Cyan Films Pty Ltd
Genre
Horror
Producer Julie Ryan
Executive Producer Jonathan Page
Writer Colin Cairnes, Cameron Cairnes
Synopsis Friday the 31st of October, 1975. Jack Delroy’s syndicated late show, “Nightowls” is a friend and companion to insomniacs all around the country. But after five years on air the show would end abruptly in one of the most bizarre and shocking events ever witnessed on live television.

CONTEST
Common Thread Entertainment, Myth Film Company & Animal Logic Entertainment
Genre
Action adventure, Science Fiction
Producers Penny Wall, Richard Sheffield, Richard Stewart, Simon Hunter, Zareh Nalbandian
Director Greg McLean
Writers Matthew Reilly, Terrance Mulloy
Synopsis In a gladiatorial contest between the seven sentient species in the universe, the lone man representing Earth discovers that he is not just fighting for his own life – if he loses, Earth itself will be given to the winning contestant.

RETURN TO KANDAHAR
Genre
Action adventure, Drama
Producer / Writer Benjamin Gilmour
Synopsis A former soldier returns to Afghanistan looking for the family of a man he killed during the war in order to confess his crime and suffer the consequences.

THE DROVER’S WIFE
Oombarra Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
Thriller, Western
Producers Greer Simpkin, Bain Stewart, David Jowsey
Director / Writer Leah Purcell
Synopsis A reinvention of Henry Lawson's story 'The Drover's Wife' by Leah Purcell.

UNTITLED PROJECT
Genre
Family
Writer Melina Marchetta
Producer Joanna Werner

DIRTY OLD TOWN
The Acme Film Company
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Producer Tait Brady
Director / Writer Ben Chessell
Synopsis Melbourne, 1999. Classic violinist Barny joins a faux-Irish band playing fiddle in a series of faux-Irish pubs. But barmaid Molly is the genuine article and Barny needs to work out who he is to have any chance with her. Dirty Old Town is a bittersweet and romantic rock-n-roll comedy about the search for something real.

BABYTEETH
Like Minded Films Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy, Drama
Producers Alex White, Katherine Slattery
Executive Producer Jan Chapman
Director Richard Roxburgh
Writer Rita Kalnejais
Synopsis A bittersweet comedy about how good it is not to be dead yet – and how far we will go for love.

CARGO 
Causeway Films HQ Pty Ltd
Genre 
Thriller
Producers Kristina Ceyton, Russell Ackerman, John Schoenfelder
Directors Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling
Writer Yolanda Ramke
Indigenous Script Consultant Jon Bell
Synopsis Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected man desperately seeks a new guardian for his infant child – and a means to protect her from his own changing nature. Salvation may lie with an isolated Aboriginal tribe, but to gain access he must first earn the allegiance of a young Indigenous girl on a tragic quest of her own.

DEATH IS FOR THE LIVING
Jungleboys FTV Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy, Drama, Romantic comedy
Producer Linda Micsko
Executive Producer Jason Burrows
Director Trent O’Donnell
Writers Kirsty Fisher, Marieke Hardy
Synopsis In search of pain relief from her terminal illness, Sara encounters Dan, a psychotherapist who, through hypnosis, gives her a way to ‘live’ her ‘future’ in her subconscious – but things get complicated when Dan, enamoured by Sara, begins to write himself into her dream future.

THE DEVIL’S FEATHER
Triptych Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre 
Thriller
Producer Jennifer Jones
Director Ashlee Page
Writer Belinda Chayko
Executive Producer Kristian Moliere
Synopsis After war correspondent Connie Burns is kidnapped, tortured and abused by a mercenary in Baghdad, it seems her life is irrevocably broken. But, hiding in the isolation of the South Australian bush, and through her friendship with another damaged young woman, Jess Derbyshire, Connie forges a new sense of who she is. So, when her tormentor comes looking for her again, Connie is ready for him.

DIGGER
Bluebird Productions
Genre 
Comedy
Producer Alexandra Blue
Writer/Director Dave Wade
Executive Producer Marian Macgowan
Synopsis After being betrayed by a local hero, the residents of a small town celebrate and embrace a mysterious stranger who is digging a hole on the outskirts of town.

DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS? 
Swing Wing Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama
Producer David Curzon
Executive Producer Carolyn Johnson
Writers Randa Abdel-Fattah, David Curzon
Synopsis To hijab or not to hijab – that is the question!

EMO (THE MUSICAL) 
Matthewswood Productions
Genre 
Satire, Musical
Producer Lee Matthews
Executive Producer Yael Bergman, Jonathan Page, Shaun Miller
Writer/Director Neil Triffett
Synopsis Ethan, an Emo kid who hates almost everything, falls in love with Trinity, a good Christian girl with a passion for life and her Lord Jesus Christ.

UNTITLED ALIEN LOVE STORY
Ludo Studio Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy
Writers/Producers Daley Pearson, Charlie Aspinwall, Nicholas Boshier
Synopsis Twenty years after a lonely boy became best friends with a stranded extraterrestrial, the alien is back and ready to start a kraktix (translation: family).

THE FABULIST
Essential Media and Entertainment
Genre 
Drama
Producers Ian Collie, Liza Marshall
Writer Adam Gyngell
Synopsis Inspired by a true story, The Fabulist is about a charismatic con artist in Victorian England, and the magazine editor desperate to believe his story.

FLAMMABLE CHILDREN
Wildheart Films Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy
Producer Al Clark
Writer/Director Stephan Elliott
Synopsis A love letter to a world of careless parenting, constant sunburn and dangerous unsupervised activities – framed by an extraordinary event.

THE GHAN
Triptych Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama
Producers Julie Byrne, Kristian Moliere, Jennifer Jones
Writer Emma Jensen
Synopsis Australia’s iconic train journey, The Ghan, is famously celebrated as a “trip of a lifetime”, but for one group of travellers it turns out to be more than that – it’s a journey that will change their lives forever.

HONEY TRAP
Emerald Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Thriller
Producer Sheila Jayadev
Executive Producer Liz Watts
Writer Sophie Miller
Synopsis A dangerous friendship between two teenage girls leads to a murder that fractures their close bond, with devastating consequences.

THE MURDEROUS URGES OF ORDINARY WOMEN
Jungleboys FTV Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy, Crime
Producer Chloe Rickard
Writer Joan Sauers
Executive Producers Jason Burrows, David Field
Synopsis When they realise their invisibility is a superpower rather than a curse, four older women go on a rampage of revenge... but will they get away with it?

NOTHING ELSE MATTRESS
Genre Comedy, Drama
Producers Christopher Sharp, Michael Weber
Writer/Director Bryn Chainey
Synopsis When his parents split up, a 15-year-old boy finds himself desperate to stop his mother from moving he and his brother away from Brisbane to Wales.

PINK MIST
Red Lamp Films Pty Ltd
Genre Romance, Action, Drama
Producer Sylvia Wilczynski
Writer/Director Kim Mordaunt
Synopsis Australian army bomb disposal specialist, Richard, has his world turned upside down when he is assigned a new mission in Angola, Africa, with a new team: 10 black women who work with TNT-sniffing rats, headed by the straight-talking Paula.

THE RENOVATOR’S DREAM
Hedone Productions
Genre 
Comedy, Mystery
Producers Kate Croser, Sandy Cameron
Writer Richard Vilensky
Synopsis A DIY home renovator named Stan turns DIY detective after he and his house fall victim to an anonymous vandal with a predilection for penis graffiti. Consumed by paranoia, Stan’s life begins to unravel as his investigation leads him into a bizarre suburban conspiracy.

SKYDOOR
Revolution Partners Pty Ltd
Genre 
Thriller, Mystery, Science Fiction
Producers Stephen Amis, Tait Brady, Lynne Wilson
Writer Ian David
Synopsis When three UFOs are witnessed by hundreds of people at a suburban school in Australia, the school’s science teacher and a renowned American physicist investigate the incident, uncovering an international cover-up.

TOURMALINE
Taylor Media & Newtown Films
Genre 
Western, Science Fiction
Producers Sue Taylor, Bryan Brown
Writer/Director Rachel Ward
Synopsis Isolated from the rest of the world, Tourmaline lies dormant until a random stranger appears out of the desert offering salvation. Adapted from the book by Randolph Stow.

VANISHED
PJ Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre 
Supernatural Thriller, Mystery
Producers Josh Pomeranz, Keith Sweitzer, Josh Weinstock
Writers Alexei Mizin, Ryan van Dijk
Synopsis When a 10-year-old boy disappears in an isolated country town, a young teacher finds herself unravelling a decades-old mystery, unwittingly placing herself in the crosshairs of those who would kill to keep their secrets hidden.

VATERSACHE
Causeway Films HQ Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama
Producers Kristina Ceyton, Samantha Jennings
Writer/Director Shane Danielsen
Synopsis After his father dies unexpectedly, 23-year-old Christian discovers that the old man had a much younger lover for decades. Curious to uncover the secret life of the father he clearly never knew, Christian takes a false name and pursues his father’s mistress.

IVAN LENDL NEVER LEARNT TO VOLLEY
Carver Films Pty Ltd
Genre
Crime
Producers Anna McLeish, Sarah Shaw, Justin Kurzel
Director / Writer Jed Kurzel
Synopsis When a fatal accident of an opponent rocks the Moscow junior tennis circuit, 13-year-old Alexander and his obsessive father, Dimitri, begin a desperate journey across Europe to keep their dreams alive.

PIG WING PIE
Revlover Films Pty Ltd
Genre
Action adventure, Family
Producer Martha Coleman
Director Simon Rippingale
Writer Erica Harrison
Synopsis In a land called Anywhere flying pigs once roamed the blue skies and people were content.  But flying pigs have been culled to extinction to feed the greedy masses on delicious Pig Wing Pie and, ever since, the people of Anywhere have been afflicted with malaise, and a sticky grey gloom threatens the city.  11 year old naughty girl Ruby breaks the mould and, taking her mad grandmas stories at face value, sets off to discover The Land Across The Sea Where Flying Pigs Roam Wild And Free.

VIVA LA VIDA
Cyan Films Pty Ltd
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Producers Julie Ryan, Lisa Hoppe
Executive Producers James Vernon, Jonathan Page, Bryce Menzies 
Director Emma Freeman
Writer Lisa Hoppe
Synopsis Ray and Mary’s stable and predictable relationship is thrown into chaos when Ray’s cancer returns and the pair embark on a trip to Mexico to purchase the lethal drug, Nembutal. When Ray gets cold feet and pulls out at the last minute, Mary, goes alone, and Ray has to overcome his many fears to follow her. What unfolds becomes the biggest adventure of their lives as they struggle to renegotiate the terms of their love in a strange and exotic land during Mexico's Day of the Dead Festival.

SWING SET
Bonsai Films Pty Ltd
Genre
Comedy
Producer Jonathan Page
Writer Stephen Davis
Synopsis A middle aged couple go to a Swinger’s party to find other people. But in the end they find each other.

END OF ANIMAL
Invisible Republic Pty Ltd
Genre
Horror, Science Fiction
Producers Paul Yi, Michael Wrenn
Director / Writer Eron Sheean
Writer Shane Danielsen
Synopsis Jess, a pregnant young woman is stranded in a broken down taxi and struggles to reach safety amidst the end of the world with an unreliable guide, the taxi’s passenger, her only true companion.

NEKROMANCER
Guerilla Films
Genre
Action adventure, Horror, Science Fiction
Producer / Writer Tristan Roache-Turner
Director / Writer Kiah Roache-Turner
Synopsis Howard North, geeky, loner, electronics genius is dragged into a conflict between The Tribe - a family of badass demon hunters, and Asgaroth - an evil demon who has possessed the world’s internet with the help of his devil-worshipping corporate acolytes. Molly, a Tribeswoman and warrior, is desperate to save her sister from the clutches of the demon and believes that Howard has the right stuff to become a true hero. Together, they must work together to exorcise the fiend from the web and blow him back to Hell.

STOLEN
Frenzie Films Pty Ltd
Genre
Drama, Mystery
Producer / Director / Writer Catriona McKenzie
Writer Patricia Cornelius
Synopsis A young white woman inexplicably walks off into the desert with a traditional Aboriginal family group. The mystery of her and those around her unravels in reverse-chronological order to reveal who she is and how she came to be.

DEVIL’S ELBOW
Genre
Drama
Executive Producer John Maynard, Justin Kurzel
Director / Writer Amy Gebhardt
Synopsis The omnipresence of nature collides with the human dilemma when a young man inherits the family farm from his father, forcing him to choose between the weight of tradition and his own destiny.

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