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Funding approvals
2020-2021 Development Funding

FEATURE DEVELOPMENT

AEROPLANE DANCE
Bunya Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Action adventure, War
Writer/Director Warwick Thornton
Producers David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin
Synopsis Aeroplane Dance tells the story of second world war Photo Journalist Shelly Capper as she travels into Arnhem Land on a secret mission.

BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS
Sweet Country Films Pty Ltd
Genre 
Musical drama
Writers Ursula Yovich, Alana Valentine 
Producers David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin, Vicki Gordon 
Synopsis Adapted from the hit play, this is the story of two unpredictable and deeply vulnerable First Nations sisters Barbara and RenĂ© and their all girl band The Camp Dogs, who are searching for the sense of connection that has been leached out of them by the years and the tears and the relentless demands of the city. 

BLEEDING RIVER
No Coincidence Media Pty Ltd
Genre 
Thriller, Crime
Writer Samuel Paynter
Producer Mitchell Stanley, Toni Stowers
Synopsis When a night out with friends goes awry, leaving one man missing and a shotgun laying between two best mates; Jimmy and Dane, standing off on the outskirts of Alice Springs. As a new day arrives, their lives are irrevocably changed.

HIDE THE DOG
Wooden Horse Pty Ltd
Genre
 Family, Live action
Writers Nathan Maynard, Jamie McCaskill
Script Producer Elise McCredie
Contributing Writer Christiaan Van Vuuren
Producer Richard Finlayson
Executive Producer Jude Troy
Synopsis Playing in the bush one day, besties Niarra and Te Umuroa stumble upon the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger. With the authorities hot on their trail, they hatch the obvious plan: hide “Tigs” in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Now they’ll need the help of the Maori Gods, the Palawa Spirits - and each other - to get there. Hide the Dog is an epic, First Nations family adventure about friendship, culture and a brave Tassie Tiger.

LANGUAGE OF BIRDS
Seymour Films
Genre 
Comedy, Drama
Director Erica Glynn
Writers Marie Munkara, Erica Glynn
Producer Charlotte Seymour
Synopsis After 25 years apart an Aboriginal woman faces the (harsh) realities of re connecting with her bush mother.

DOCUMENTARY DEVELOPMENT

DESCENDANTS
Garuwa Creative Pty Ltd
Writer/Director 
Genevieve Grieves
Producers Kieran Satour, Jodie Passmore
Executive Producer Jo-anne McGowan
Synopsis Descendants brings together both sides of the frontier - black and white Australians - in a personal reckoning with a violent past.

KIN, SKIN AND PATTERN
Jetzak Pty Ltd
Writer/Director 
Tamara Whyte
Producer EJ Garrett
Synopsis The Mathematics of Aboriginal Kinship Systems.

LARAPINTA
No Coincidence Media Pty Ltd
Writer/Director
 Gary Hamaguchi
Producers Mitchell Stanley, Michaela Perske, Tanith Glynn-Maloney
Synopsis Finke is the world’s oldest river running alongside the world’s oldest culture. This three part series unlocks the rivers past, present and future.

ONE MIC AND THE TRUTH
Erica Glynn
Writer/Director
 Erica Glynn
Synopsis A documentary that explores the life and work of David Tranter, one of Australia's leading sound recordists.

Television drama DEVELOPMENT

THE IMMACULATE MISCONCEPTION
Seymour Films Pty Ltd
Genre
 Comedy, Drama
Director Erica Glynn
Writer Marie Munkara
Producers Charlotte Seymour, Erica Glynn
Synopsis When culture & faith collide...nothing is sacred.

THE DROVER’S WIFE THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON TELESERIES
Oombarra Productions
Genre
 Drama
Director Leah Purcell
Writers Leah Purcell, Sarah Walker, Nicole Dade, Hunter Page-Lochard & Julia Moriarty
Producer Bain Stewart
Synopsis Four generations of an Indigenous, Australian family uncover the secrets of the past, opening old wounds. A powerful saga about family, love, protection, revenge and justice.

COPPING IT BLACK
Bunya Productions Pty Ltd

Genre Drama, Crime
Directors Erica Glynn, Steven McGregor, 
Writers Erica Glynn, Steven McGregor, Danielle MacLean 
Producers Greer Simpkin, David Jowsey, Penny Smallacombe
Script Producer Michaeley O'Brien
Created by Warren Williams and Erica Glynn
Synopsis Indigenous detective Toni Alma is assigned to investigate a suspicious car accident in Perdar Theendar. As the clues to the death lead back to her own family, Toni has to find a killer who is way too close to home.

BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE
Jungle Entertainment Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy, Drama
Writers Nakkiah Lui, Gabe Dowrick, TBA
Executive Producer Nakkiah Lui, Chloe Rickard, Shay Spencer
Synopsis Love is never just black and white.

OUT OF MY MIND
Bunya Entertainment
Genre 
Comedy
Creator Dena Curtis
Story Producer Jodie Molloy
Writers Dena Curtis, Briar Grace-Smith, Hunter Page-Lochard
Producers Sophia Zachariou, Greer Simpkin, David Jowsey
Synopsis A housebound novelist must face the real world to retrieve her leading lady or risk her life becoming irrelevant.