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2021-2022 production FUNDING

JUNE 2022

NORTH SHORE
6 x 44 mins
Beach Road Pictures
Genre
 Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Director Gregor Jordan
Writers Mike Bullen, Marcia Gardner
Broadcaster Paramount+
International Sales ITV
Synopsis North Shore is a mystery drama series about the clash of cultures and personalities when a British and Australian detective are forced to team up to solve a high profile murder.

WHILE THE MEN ARE AWAY
8 x 25 mins
Arcadia 
Genre
 Drama, Romantic Comedy
Creators Alexandra Burke, Kim Wilson, Monica Zanetti
Writers Kim Wilson, Monica Zanetti, Jada Alberts, Magda Wozniak, Sam Icklow, Enoch Mailangi
Producer Lisa Shaunessy
Broadcaster SBS
International Sales Red Arrow Studios International
Synopsis An 8-part queer, revisionist historical dramedy for SBS set in 1940s rural Australia. While the men are off fighting in WWII, the people who have been excluded from power suddenly find themselves running the show. Two Women’s Land Army recruits from Sydney arrive in the country and undergo a heady course in race relations, rural politics, spirituality, sex, and personal growth - oh, and farming.

FEBRUARY 2022

LIMBO
Bunya Productions Pty Ltd & Heiress Films Pty Ltd
6 x 26 mins
Genre 
Comedy, Drama
Director Trent O’Donnell
Writers Lucas Taylor, Tamara Asmar
Producers Greer Simpkin, David Jowsey, Jennifer Cummins
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales Newen Connect
Synopsis Limbo is a comedy about grief, ghosts and how hard it is to let go of those we love - especially when they're taken too soon.

SAFE HOME
4 x 51 mins
Kindling Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre
 Drama, Thriller
Writers Anna Barnes, Michelle Law, Jean Tong
Producer Imogen Banks, Emelyne Palmer
Broadcaster SBS
International Sales Banijay
Synopsis Phoebe is a young woman working at a not-for-profit legal centre helping women escape domestic abuse, whose life gets turned upside down when she witnesses a murder on a suburban street.

YEAR OF
Roadshow Productions Pty Ltd
10 x 30 mins
Genre
 Drama
Writers Jessica Tuckwell, Kelsey Munro, Enoch Mailangi, Emily Havea, Zoe Norton Lodge, Eddie Diamandi, Ayeesha Ash, Eleanor Kirk
Producers John Edwards, Dan Edwards
Broadcaster Stan
International Sales ITV Studios
Synopsis The final two years of high school are simultaneously traumatic and exhilarating for both the kids at Jubilee High, and their parents and teachers.

DECEMBER 2021

COLIN FROM ACCOUNTS
Easy Tiger Productions
8 x 30 mins
Genre
 Romantic comedy
Writers Patrick Brammall, Harriet Dyer
Producers Ian Collie, Rob Gibson
Broadcaster Binge/Foxtel
International Sales CBS Studios
Synopsis Centred on Ashley (Dyer) and Gordon (Brammall), two single(ish), complex humans who are brought together by a car accident and an injured dog, Colin from Accounts is about flawed, funny people choosing each other and being brave enough to show their true self, scars and all, as they navigate life together.

NOVEMBER 2021

BALI 2002
4 x 60 mins

ESA Productions No.5
Genre Drama
Director/Co-Producer Peter Andrikidis
Co-Director Katrina Graham
Writers Justin Monjo, Kris Wyld, Marcia Gardner, Michael Toisuta
Story Editor Ketut Yuliarsa
Producer Kerrie Mainwaring 
Executive Producer Tim Pye
Broadcaster Stan / Network 9 
International Sales Banijay International 
Synopsis Twenty years ago, terrorism came to Australia’s doorstep and shocked the nation. Bali 2002 is the inspiring true story of how everyday heroes from Bali, Australia and beyond defied the odds to bring order from chaos and hope from despair.

OCTOBER 2021

THE TWELVE   
Easy Tiger Productions Pty Ltd and Warner Bros. Australia
10 x 60 mins
Genre Drama
Writers Sarah Walker, Bradford Winters, Leah Purcell, Anchuli Felicia King, Tommy Murphy, Greg Waters
Producers Ian Collie, Rob Gibson, Ally Henville, Hamish Lewis
Executive Producers Liz Watts, Michael Brooks
Directors Daniel Nettheim, Greg McLean, Catherine Millar, Sian Davies
Broadcaster Foxtel 
Synopsis There's no such thing as truth; pure and simple. Everyone is morally compromised. Everyone is playing their own game.

AUGUST 2021

BLACK SNOW
6 x 55 mins
Goalpost Television Pty Ltd
Genre
 Mystery, Crime
Directors Sian Davies, Matthew Saville
Writers Lucas Taylor, Boyd Quakawoot, Beatrix Christian
Producers Rosemary Blight, Lois Randall, Kaylene Butler
Executive Producer Ben Grant
Broadcaster Stan
International Sales All3Media International
Synopsis In a far North Queensland town surrounded by cane fields, a time capsule is unearthed at a local high school, plunging the town back into the past and the unsolved murder of one of its students.

BAY OF FIRES
8 x 56 mins
Archipelago Productions and Fremantle Australia
Genre
 Drama
Director TBA
Creators Andrew Knight, Marta Dusseldorp, Max Dann 
Writers Andrew Knight, Max Dann, Sarah Bassiuoni
Producers Marta Dusseldorp, Yvonne Collins
Executive Producers Greg Sitch, Chris Oliver-Taylor, Andrew Knight
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales Fremantle International
Synopsis Stella Heikkenen’s fall from grace is as spectacular as it is life threatening. Betrayed by her own and in immediate danger - Stella has no option but to move her young family to the last place on earth anyone would expect.

AFTER THE VERDICT
6 x 46 mins
Subtext Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre
 Drama, Thriller, Crime
Directors Peter Salmon, Lisa Matthews, Fadia Abboud
Writers Ellie Beaumont, Drew Proffitt, Romina Accurso
Producer Jo Rooney
Executive Producers Ellie Beaumont, Drew Proffitt, Greg Sitch
Broadcaster Nine Network
International Sales eOne
Synopsis An engaging, original crime thriller about four everyday people who meet on jury duty during a murder trial. After The Verdict they wonder if the charismatic young woman they’ve declared “not guilty” is actually a killer. Taking matters into their own hands, they investigate the case themselves and it isn't long before things spiral out of control...

JULY 2021

SUMMER LOVE
8 x 30 mins
Gristmill Pty Ltd
Genre
 Comedy, Drama
Directors Kodie Bedford, Robyn Butler, Nina Buxton, Wayne Hope 
Writers Kodie Bedford, Alison Bell, Patrick Brammall, Robyn Butler, James Colley, Harriet Dyer, Wayne Hope, Nazeem Hussain, Jayden Masciulli, Kate Mulvany, Bjorn Stewart, Miranda Tapsell, Nath Valvo
Producers Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope
Executive Producers Robyn Butler, Chris Coelen, Wayne Hope, Melissa Myers, Greg Sitch
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales Kinetic Content, Red Arrow Studios
Synopsis One holiday house. Eight love stories.

Children’s Television

JUNE 2022

ROCK ISLAND MYSTERIES SERIES 2
20 x 22 mins
Fremantle Australia
Genre
 Family
Directors Jovita O'Shaughnessy, Evan Clarry
Writers Alix Beane, Marisa Nathar, Jessica Brookman, Trent Roberts, Matthew Bon, Chloe Wong, Rachel Laverty, Dave Cartel
Producers Timothy Powell, Jonah Klein
Broadcaster Network 10
International Sales ViacomCBS
Synopsis Irrepressible Aussie teen Taylor Young and her gang of friends continue their obstacle filled adventurous search for her missing Uncle Charlie now that they know he is still alive and somewhere within the increasingly mysterious Rock Island.

APRIL 2022

THE STRANGE CHORES SEASON 3
26 x 11 mins
Ludo Studio Pty Ltd and Media World Pty Ltd
Genre 
Action adventure, Comedy, Family, Animation
Director Scott Vanden Bosch
Writers John McGeachin, Luke Tierney, Alix Beane, Magda Wozniak
Producer Carmel McAloon
Executive Producers Daley Pearson, Charlie Aspinwall, Colin South
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales Boat Rocker Rights
Synopsis Two teenage wannabe warrior heroes and a spirited ghost girl master the skills they need to replace an ageing monster hunter by doing his strange supernatural chores.

February 2022

TURN UP THE VOLUME
10 x 24 mins
Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
 Drama
Writers Penelope Chai, Dannika Horvat
Producers Philippa Campey, Rachel Davis
Executive Producer Amanda Higgs
Broadcaster ABC ME
International Sales NBCU
Synopsis A series about a group of young female and gender non-conforming teenagers attending a weekly music camp, who decide to form a band.

October 2021

KANGAROO BEACH SERIES 2
26 x 11 mins
Cheeky Little Media Pty Ltd
Genre 
Action adventure, Comedy
Directors David Webster, Steve Moltzen, Cindy Scharka, Stephanie Davidson
Writers Tim Bain, Charlotte Rose Hamlyn, Lorin Clarke, Sylvie van Dijk
Producer Celine Goetz
Executive Producer Patrick Egerton
Broadcaster ABC 
International Sales ACTF / Infinite Frameworks
Synopsis Four young animal friends share an action-packed summer training as cadets with their lifeguard heroes, keeping the water safe at a spectacular beach.

March 2022

LITTLE J AND BIG CUZ SERIES 4
10 x 12 mins
Ned Lander Media Pty Ltd
Genre 
Family
Director Tony Thorne
Producer Ned Lander
Writers Dot West, Erica Glynn, Sam Paynter, Danielle MacLean, Adam Thompson
Broadcaster NITV / ABC
International Sales Australian Children’s Television Foundation & ACER
Synopsis Little kids, big adventures - 5 year old Little J and his 9 year old cousin Big Cuz are a couple of lively First Nations Australian kids who live with their Nanna and their Old Dog.

THE PM’S DAUGHTER SERIES 2
10 x 24 mins
FremantleMedia Australia Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy, Drama
Writer/Script Producer Jess Paine
Writers Alexandra Cullen, Lou Sanz, Hannah Samuel, Gemma Bird Matheson, Craig Irvin, Nikki Tran
Producer Tim Powell
Co-Producer Yingna Lu
Executive Producers Warren Clarke, Tristram Baumber, Mary-Ellen Mullane
Co-Executive Producer Kieran Hoyle
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales TBA
Synopsis Cat’s finally found her groove as the PM’s daughter, but her school and home life are upended when she discovers an unexpected crush, begins a feverishly competitive internship, and outs a shocking parental secret – all leading to the unmasking of a brand new conspiracy.

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