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Funding Approvals
2018–2019 TELEVISION development 

CLANDESTINE
WYLD FGA Pty Ltd in association with Beyond Entertainment Pty Ltd
Genre Thriller
Producers Kristine Wyld, Antony I Ginnane
Executive Producers David Ogilvy, Nina Stevenson
Director TBC
Writers Kristine Wyld, Kristen Dunphy, Sean Cook
Synopsis Claire Marks, a single mother of two, ex Australian Intelligence, now running a security company, learns her daughter was on a plane that was shot down in war-torn Syria. Claire flies to Beirut but finds herself up against ruthless players in an international conspiracy that reaches right back to Australia.

THE FORCE (WORKING TITLE)
No Coincidence Media Pty Ltd
Genre 
Action adventure, Comedy
Producer Mitchell Stanley
Director Dena Curtis
Writers Megan Wilding, Steven Oliver, Mitchell Stanley, Dena Curtis
Synopsis When the lives of inner Sydney residents are in danger, they call upon The Force, a cracked team of first responders who know there can only be one hero at the end of the day.

THE SISTERS ANTIPODES 
Endemol Shine Banks
Genre 
Drama
Producers Imogen Banks, Asher Keddie
Director TBC
Writers Fiona Seres, Rebecca Rigg
Synopsis In 1965, two families collide. Affairs ignite, couples switch and the scandal pushes the realigned families to opposite sides of the world. Reeling, two little girls are given each other’s fathers. The Sisters Antipodes is the ensuing story of the lifelong competition between them and the tragedy that ends it.

THE UPSIDE OF OVER 
Revlover Films Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy, Drama
Producer Lauren Edwards, Martha Coleman
Director TBC
Writer Josephine Dee Barrett
Synopsis When her inner-most sexual fantasy goes viral, Australia’s most beloved newsreader Olivia Law must reassess the life she’s meticulously built for herself and tackle the age-old question; what do women really want? And how exactly do you rebuild yourself when you never really knew who you were to begin with?

ALEPH 
Porchlight Films Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama, Science fiction 
Producer 
Liz Watts
Writer/Director Miranda Nation
Writers Tamara Asmar, Anya Beyersdorf 
Synopsis A woman is faced with the choice between saving her daughter and saving a humanity teetering on the brink of extinction.

GOOLAGONG
Werner Film Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama 
Producer 
Joanna Werner
Director Wayne Blair
Writers Megan Simpson Huberman, Steven McGregor
Synopsis A two-part event mini-series based on the inspiring true life story of world champion tennis player Evonne Goolagong, one of Australia's best known and most loved sporting heroes.

ODDLANDS
Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama, Science fiction 
Producers 
Stephen Corvini, Alice Nash
Director Bruce Gladwin
Writers Bruce Gladwin, Chris Anastassiades, Stuart Page, Dannika Horvat, Tim Williams
Synopsis When cleaners Des and Tam come into contact with The Animal, their lives take an unexpected turn from model citizens to renegade members of The Resistance.

SECONDS
Headspace Entertainment 
Genre 
Drama, Horror, Thriller 
Executive Producers Georgia Mappin, Darren McFarlane
Director Tony Rogers
Writers Jaime Browne, Jub Clerc
Synopsis From director Tony Rogers, writer Jaime Browne and author Strephyn Mappin comes a darkly comic coming of age story set in 1970’s country Australia, inside a family defined by tradition…ritualised cannibalism.

THE FAIRWAY
Cordell Jigsaw Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy, Crime
Executive Producers Nathan Earl, Damian Davis
Series Producer Georgie Lewin
Director Nathan Earl
Writers Nathan Earl, Tim Lee, Georgie Lewin
Synopsis: Every Golfer has a 'nearly made it' story. Cautionary tales of careers made, dreams destroyed and nerves put to the test. This is one such story. 

THE AGENCY
Ambience Entertainment Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy, Musical
Executive Producer Michael Boughen, Jason Haig-Ellery
Co-creator and Producer Monica O’Brien
Writers Joel Slack-Smith, Penny Greenhalgh, Roger Drew, Warren Coleman, Steve Abbott, Mathila Gupta, Kodie Bedford
Director TBC
Synopsis: Selling your soul to the Devil. It's just a figure of speech, right? The Agency is an outrageous musical comedy that explores moral corruption.

THE GATHERING
Nicholas Murray Verso trading as Asphodel Films
Genre 
Thriller, Mystery
Writer/Director Nicholas Verso
Writers Craig Irwin, Kodie Bedford
Synopsis: A group of disillusioned teens discover they have been chosen to battle a centuries-old evil simmering within their small town

FLESH WITHOUT BLOOD
Thumper Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre 
Thriller, Science Fiction
Producers Christopher Sharp, Morgan Benson-Taylor
Writer Jessica Redenbach
Director Melvin Montalban
Synopsis: When Ana, a professor of robotics, develops an IVF capability for her ubiquitous domestic robot, she inadvertently gives the robot a consciousness, setting in motion a series of events that will threaten her marriage and her life.

SECOND TIME
Thumper Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama, Science Fiction
Writer/Director Danielle Baynes
Producer Christopher Sharp
Writers Nora Niasari, Natasha Pincus
Synopsis: Set in the near future, Second Time is a web series about the lives of a group of 16-year-old girls in high school exploring sexuality, relationships and connection in a tech dominated world.

CLASS OF ‘07
Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy
Writer/Director Kacie Anning
Producer Mimi Butler
Writer TBC
Synopsis: When an apocalyptic tidal wave hits during the ten year reunion of an all-girls college, a group of women must find a way to survive on the island peak of their high school campus.

GNOMES
The Two Jons Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy, Horror
Director/Producer Joel Kohn
Producer Richard Kelly, John Molloy
Writers Tegan Higginbotham, Paul Verhoeven
Synopsis: These garden ornaments have a grudge and gnome-one is getting out alive!

BLOOD SISTERS
Mad Dan Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama, Thriller
Writer/Director/Producer Madeleine Dyer
Executive Producer Steven Corvini, Enzo Tedeschi
Writer/Producers Daniel Mulvihill, Anthony Mullins
Writer Kodie Bedford
Synopsis: Three girls bonded by a death, united by the truth.

     

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