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2016-17 Production funding


Retroflex Lateral Pty Ltd
Greer Simpkin, David Jowsey
Director Warwick Thornton
Writer Steven McGregor, David Tranter
Australian Distributor Transmission
International Sales Memento
Synopsis A period western set on the Northern Territory frontier where justice itself is put on trial.


6 x 57 mins
Bunya Productions Pty Ltd
Genre Drama
Producers David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin
Executive Producers  Ivan Sen, Sally Riley and Kym Goldsworthy
Director Rachel Perkins 
Writers Michaeley O’Brien, Steven McGregor, Kodie Bedford, Jon Bell and Tim Lee
Platform ABC TV
Synopsis Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young Jackaroos on an outback cattle station. Working with local cop Emma James (Judy Davis), Jay’s investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.

8 x 30mins
Arenamedia Pty Ltd 
Producers Robert Connolly, John Harvey, Liz Kearney  
Story Producer Justin Monjo
Writers Jon Bell, Tracey Rigney, Tony Briggs 
Directors Adrian Russell Wills, Beck Cole, Steven McGregor, Catriona McKenzie 
Australian Distributor ABC 
International Sales Entertainment One 
Synopsis Set in the world of Australian Rules Football, THE WARRIORS explores the elite world of professional sport through the eyes of new recruits – plucked from obscurity to fame and fortune. With temptation at every turn and a lot of football, there’s no guarantee these young men will run through the banner for the first game of the season. 


CARRY THE FLAG (working title)
1 x 30mins
Tamarind Tree Pictures Pty Ltd
Danielle MacLean, Anna Grieve, Bernard Namok Jr
Director Danielle MacLean
Broadcaster NITV
Synopsis There is a rich and powerful story stitched into a few pieces of coloured fabric of a man whose design created meaning for a nation of people once invisible to the mainland of Australia.

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