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2017-2018 Production funding

Online production

SPECIAL INITIATIVE – STRAIGHT OUT OF THE STRAITS

DINGHY GIRLS
4 x 5mins
Genre Drama 
Producer Aaron Fa’Aoso, Sylvia Tabua (associate producer)
Director Shanice Nona Tabau, David Batty (mentor director) 
Writers Shanice Nona Tabau, Aaron Fa'Aoso, Sylvia Tabua  
Synopsis Dinghy Girls will follow Shanice and her two friends Cienni and Jenna as they set out on an island adventure with Shanice's new toy, a 12 foot tinny her grandfather gave her for her 18th birthday.

YATHA PATHAYK
4 x 5mins
Genre Documentary 
Producer Aaron Fa’Aoso
Director / Writer Jimi Bani 
Synopsis Yatha Pathayk follows 15 year old Dmitri Ahwang on his coming-of-age journey on Mabuyag Island in the Torres Straits, where he is directly in line to be tribal chief of his community.

documentary production

BLACK DIVAZ
Pursekey Productions
Producer
Michaela Perske, Gillian Moody 
Director / Writer Adrian Russell Wills
Broadcaster NITV
Synopsis Black Divaz follows the first inaugural Miss First Nation Pageant where competitors will battle it out to see who will be crowned Queen. And you thought Priscilla was the only Queen in the Desert.

TV production

SPECIAL INITIATIVE - SHOCK TREATMENT

FOE
Genre 
Horror 
Writer Liam Phillips 
Synopsis A woman plagued by sleepwalking episodes discovers that her slumbering body seems to have a sinister agenda of its own, plunging her into a ruthless battle for her own agency - and sanity.

KILLER NATIVE
Genre 
Horror, Comedy 
Director/Writer Bjorn Stewart 
Synopsis The ownership of land comes at a price.

SCOUT
Genre Horror
Director/Writer Kodie Bedford
Synopsis A kidnapped Aboriginal woman must find a way to escape her captors before her time runs out.

THE SHORE
Genre 
Horror 
Writer Perun Bonser 
Synopsis A young girl is forced to protect her injured father when a supernatural force attacks their isolated cottage.

VALE LIGHT
Genre 
Horror 
Writer Rob Braslin 
Synopsis A young mother battles a dangerous witch who wants to take her daughter from her.

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