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2017–2018 development funding

TELEVISION

JUNE 2018

SQUINTERS S2
6 x 26mins
Jungle Entertainment Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy
Producers Chloe Rickard, Johanna Somerville 
Executive Producers Adam Zwar, Trent O’Donnell, Chloe Rickard, Jason Burrows
Directors Van Vuuren Bros, Trent O’Donnell, Amanda Brotchie, Erin White
Writers Adele Vuko, Ben Crisp, Lally Katz, Becky Lucas, Aaron Chen, Kodie Bedford, Joel Slack-Smith, Mark O’Toole, Rose Matafeo, Wayne Blair, Sam Simmons, Nina Oyama
Platform ABC
Synopsis Squinters series two is a comedy that celebrates the mundane morning work ritual that is the morning commute. Each episode tracks employees of dispatch centre K2 as they head off down the M4 into the morning sun, then again as they return home at the end of the day.

APRIL 2018

UNKNOWN MALE NO. 1
Revlover Films Pty Ltd, Porchlight Films Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama, Crime   
Producers Martha Coleman, Liz Watts, Vincent Sheehan
Synopsis Based on a true story, a murder of a local in a mountain community sets off one of the biggest DNA led investigations of all time - the search forUnknown Male DNA No. 1.- and unravels a close knit community.

November 2017

DARBY AND JOAN
CJZ
Genre 
Drama, Mystery
Producer Claire Tonkin, Glenys Rowe
Executive Producers Matt Campbell, Nick Murray
Writer Phillip Gwynne
Synopsis When lives collide, two strangers set out on an epic outback journey. Darby and Joan is a series that asks: is it ever too late to be what you might have been?

ONLINE AND INTERACTIVE

JUNE 2018

BIN CHICKENS 
Channel Plarb Pty Ltd

Genre Comedy
Producers Nikos Andronicos, Dave Carter
Director Dave Carter
Writer Nikos Andronicos
Synopsis Bin Chickens is a satirical adult animated series set in the heart of Sydney, Darling Harbour. It follows three ibises - Derek, Janice and Clive - and their adventures in the chaos and corruption of the modern-day human city as they try to live life to the max.

DING DONG I’M GAY 
Wintergarden Pictures Pty Ltd

Genre Comedy
Producers Joshua Longhurst, Rosie Braye
Director Sarah Bishop
Writers Tim Spencer, Joshua Longhurst, Zoe Norton Lodge
Synopsis An overachieving neurotic reluctantly becomes a gay guru to his naive newly-out cousin, whilst deflecting the best intentions of his enthusiastic and dysfunctional friendship circle.

GOLDEN BOY 
Spaceboy Pty Ltd & Paper Moose Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy, Drama
Producers Yingna Lu, Steve Anthopoulos
Director Steve Anthopoulos
Writers Mansoor Noor, Luke Davidson, Steve Anthopoulos, Yingna Lu
Synopsis Hassan Bashir, a young handsome Imam, becomes an overnight sensation when he rescues a Christian choir from their burning bus.

NYANGGAN NGAYA
No Coincidence Media Pty Ltd

Genre Action adventure, Family
Producers Mitchell Stanley, Shakthi Shakthidharan
Writer Katherine Beckett
Synopsis A nine-year old Aboriginal trans gender boy calls on the strength of his cultural totems to become a super-hero and defeat the school bullies.

ROLL PLAYS
Cheeky Little Media Pty Ltd

Genre Action adventure, Comedy, Family
Executive Producer Patrick Egerton
Producer Celine Goetz
Creator Rob Macdermid
Director David Webster
Writer Charlotte Rose Hamlyn
Synopsis Lou and Danni are ALWAYS ready for fun and games in their amazing hand-drawn world made of recycled things!

THE RACKA
Ludo Studio Pty Ltd & RackaRacka Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
 Action, Comedy, Horror
Executive Producers Charlie Aspinwall, Daley Pearson
Producer Julie Byrne
Directors Danny Philippou, Michael Philippou
Synopsis The Racka reveals what happens when social media stars famous for their juvenile behaviour are rewarded with their first Hollywood movie, and make up for their incompetence with dangerous improvisation.

APRIL 2018

ALL MY FRIENDS ARE RACIST
Artology Ltd
Genre 
Comedy    
Producer Liliana Munoz
Director Bjorn Stewart
Writers Enoch Mailangi, Kodie Bedford
Synopsis All My Friends Are Racist is a sucker punch comedy into the hearts of White and Black Australia. Casey and Bell, two Indigenous millennials, grapple with what it means to be young and black as they toddler-stomp the latte-belt of a gentrified Sydney.

FIRST DAY
Epic Films Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama, Children’s 
Producer Kirsty Stark
Director / Writer Julie Kalceff
Synopsis First Day explores the challenges associated with 12 year-old transgender girl Hannah Bradford’s first year of high school and her struggle to be accepted for who she really is.

NAKED
Maximo Entertainment Pty Ltd
Genre Young Adult Drama
Producer Liliana Munoz
Writers Elissa Down, Brianna La Rance
Synopsis Set across the last week of High School life, Naked follows a group of friends as they get their first taste of the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

TIGER COPS
Fideo Films Pty Ltd
Genre 
Action adventure, Comedy
Producers Maria Tran, Craig Anderson, Adrian Castro
Director Adrian Castro
Writers Steven Oliver, Bjorn Stewart, Craig Anderson
Synopsis A Hong Kong cop teams with an Aboriginal cop and his ragtag team to bring down an international terrorist. It’s “Lethal Weapon” meets “The A-Team”.

February 2018

BLOOD SISTERS
Mad Dan Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
Action adventure, Drama, Western, Crime          
Producers Daniel Mulvihill, Madeleine Dyer
Executive Producer Stephen Corvini
Director Madeleine Dyer           
Writers Daniel Mulvihill, Madeleine Dyer
Synopsis A man is dead and three schoolgirls are on the run, deep into the Queensland Outback.         

GIRT BY FEAR – SEASON TWO
Mild Themes Pty Ltd 
Genre 
Comedy, Horror 
Producers Yiani Andrikidis, David Ma, Joel Perlgut, Madeleine Purdy, Josh Vines, 
Directors Yiani Andrikidis, David Ma, Madeleine Purdy             
Writer Joel Perlgut
Synopsis Girt by Fear Season 2 is a horror-comedy anthology set on Australia/Invasion Day. Across eight episodes, it will follow a group of young people who fall prey to the strange and supernatural terrors lurking in the suburbs of Sydney.      

JADE OF DEATH - SEASON TWO           
Last Frame Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
Supernatural Thriller      
Producer Taylor Litton-Strain
Director Erin Good       
Writers Erin Good, Huna Amweero
Synopsis Jade has a powerful ability. She can hear when and how people are going to die, but there’s more to her abilities than she knows.                  

SIT DOWN COMEDY
A2K Media Pty Ltd       
Genre
Comedy
Producer Ade Djajamihardja
Director Colin Cairnes  
Writers Colin Cairnes, Ade Djajamihardja
Synopsis Sit Down Comedy - a free-wheeling online comedy series set to disable discrimination.

THE VIRGIN INTERVENTION
Galvanized Film Group Pty Ltd           
Genre
Dramedy
Producers Heather Ogilvie, Holly Fraser
Director Erin White      
Writer Fiona Gillman
Synopsis When did virgin become the new slut?

NOVEMBER 2017

GOLD DIGGERS
Rantan Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy
Producer Muffy Potter
Executive Producers Michael Horrocks, Trudi-Ann Tierney, Muffy Potter
Director Shannon Murphy
Writer Jack Yabsely
Synopsis It’s the Gold Rush in Australia and as thousands of men from around the world flock to hit the jackpot, two women have travelled to the arse-end of the country in search of their own jackpot: newly rich idiots. To find their fortune, Gert, a heavy-drinking sociopath, and Marigold, her wide-eyed virginal sister must suffer the lads, lice, and lechery of Dead Horse Gap.

REVERSION
Midnight Snack Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Thriller, Science Fiction
Producer Toby Gibson
Writer Stuart Willis, Matthew Clayfield
Synopsis After she is murdered, a white detective goes covertly undercover by having her memories uploaded into the body of a black man in order to infiltrate the criminal syndicate responsible for her death. Meanwhile, another copy of her memories have been uploaded into a new body, tasked with bringing down the very same syndicate.

august 2017

ALL OUR EGGS
On The Deck Productions
Genre Comedy, Drama  
Producer Dan Prichard
Director Martha Goddard           
Writers Vanessa Bates, Martha Goddard
Cast Adrienne Pickering, Matt Zeremes    
Synopsis Charlie and Jack would make the perfect parents, but making a baby at 30-something might not be as easy as they think.
Website alloureggswebseries.com

CHANGED WORLD       
Established Media & Novel Pictures
Genre Drama, Thriller, Science-Fiction     
Producer Ben Howling   
Director Dan Cooper     
Writers Dan Cooper, Ben Howling
Synopsis After a culmination of global disasters, the reset button has been hit on technology and civilisation. Changed World sets out to reveal this stark and savage new world through an anthology series of world building vignettes, about the human spirit fighting to survive in a landscape where slavery is prominent, food is scarce and violence is abundant.

PLUS ONES      
RevLover Films Pty Ltd  
Genre Comedy, Drama
Producer Martha Coleman          
Directors Sarah Bishop, Cameron James, Thomas Hudson  
Writers Sarah Bishop, Cameron James     
Synopsis A comedy drama anthology series about being the plus one at a party.        

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