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2022-2023 production FUNDING

NOVEMBER 2022

RFDS SEASON 2
8 x 45 mins
Endemol Shine Australia Pty Ltd
Genre
 Drama
Directors Adrian Russell Wills, Jeremy Sims, Rachel Ward
Writers Ian Meadows, Claire Phillips, Adrian Russell Wills, Kodie Bedford, Magda Wozniak
Producer Ross Allsop
Co-Producer Ian Meadows
Executive Producers Sara Richardson, Imogen Banks
Broadcaster Seven Network
International Sales Banijay Rights International
Synopsis RFDS is a gripping medical drama based in Australia’s red heart in all of its precarious beauty, where the modern-day heroes of the Royal Flying Doctor Service navigate private lives as turbulent and profound as the heart stopping emergencies they attend.

SWIFT STREET
8 x 30 mins
Magpie Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre Drama, Crime
Director Tig Terera
Writers Tig Terera, Sam Carroll, Briar Grace-Smith, Nicole Reddy Producers Lois Randall, Ivy Mak
Broadcaster SBS International
Sales Fifth Season
Synopsis When 21-year-old Afro-Punk street hustler Elsie finds her deadbeat dad in serious debt, and with a noose around his neck, she furiously kicks the chair he’s standing on. But when the rope snaps and the pair find themselves in each other’s arms, it sparks reconciliation and a dubious reign as partners in crime.

AUGUST 2022

HIGH COUNTRY
8 x 47 mins
Curio Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre
 Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Writers Marcia Gardner, John Ridley
Producers Pino Amenta, Sue Edwards
Executive Producers Jo Porter, Rachel Gardner, Marcia Gardner, John Ridley, Penny Win, Leah Purcell
Broadcaster Foxtel
International Sales Sony
Synopsis When detective Andie Whitford is transferred to the High Country she is thrust into a baffling mystery of five missing persons who vanish into the wilderness.

ONE NIGHT
6 x 52 mins
Sensation Production Pty Ltd
Genre
 Drama, Thriller
Director Catherine Millar, Lisa Matthews
Writers Emily Ballou, Fiona Seres
Producers Ian Collie, Rob Gibson, Ally Henville
Executive Producers Simon Maxwell, Harriet Creelman, Emily Ballou
Broadcaster Paramount+
International Sales Fifth Season
Synopsis One Night is the story of three women whose bond was all but destroyed by the traumatic events of one night. Now twenty years later, one of the friends Simone has written a book - the one story she could never get out of her mind, and her debut manuscript has become an unexpected overnight success. But it soon becomes apparent that the devastating story the book tells doesn’t exclusively belong to her.

PAPER DOLLS
8 x 45 mins
Helium Pictures
Genre
 Drama
Directors Tenika Smith, Nina Buxton, Erin White
Writers Ainslie Clouston, David Hannam, Marieke Hardy, Jenna Purcell, Sara Khan, Thomas Wilson-White
Producer Jessica Carrera, Kerrie Mainwaring
Executive Producers Mark Fennessy, Belinda Chapple
Associate Producer Alexander Pettaras
Broadcaster Paramount+
International Sales eOne
Synopsis Paper Dolls follows the meteoric rise and fall of fictional manufactured girl-group: HARLOW. Never far from the watchful eye of the cameras, fans and critics, HARLOW is born out of music reality television show Pop Rush, redefining pop culture in the process. However, the five young women must navigate the dark side of a glamourous industry determined to commodify them.

THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE
1 x 108 mins
Appleton Rights Pty Ltd
Genre
 Comedy, Drama
Director Lynn Hegarty
Writer Melanie Tait
Producers Andrea Keir, Lisa Duff
Broadcaster Paramount+ Australia
International Sales Perpetual Entertainment Rights
Synopsis When Penny Anderson returns home in time for its ‘world famous’ potato race, she’s outraged that the men’s first prize pays out $2,000 and the women’s prize is only $200? She swings into action to right this wrong, pitting family against family, sister against sister, potato racer against potato racer.

EROTIC STORIES
8 x 30 mins
Lingo Pictures Pty Ltd
Genre
 Drama, Anthology
Writers Niki Aken, Tamara Asmar, Alistair Baldwin, Christine Bartlett, Glace Chase, Marieke Hardy, Sara Khan, Sarah Walker. 
Producers Helen Bowden, Liam Heyen
Executive Producer Jason Stephens
Co-Executive Producer Niki Aken
Broadcaster SBS
International Sales ITVS
Synopsis Spotlighting diverse perspectives, Erotic Stories is a bold and transgressive anthology series that explores the way sex and intimacy look today.

HUMAN ERROR
6 x 60 mins
Roadshow Rough Diamond
Genre
 Drama, Crime
Writers Greg Haddrick, Gregor Jordan, Samantha Winston
Producers Greg Haddrick, Dan Edwards, John Edwards, Samantha Winston
Broadcaster Nine Network
International Sales ITV Studios
Synopsis Inspired by actual events, Human Error follows homicide Detective Holly O’Rourke as a seemingly open-and-shut murder investigation threatens to destroy her career and her family and she must scramble to redeem her personal and professional reputation.

CHILDRENS TV

BEEP AND MORT SEASON 2
10 x 22 mins
Windmill Pictures
Genre
 Family
Director Rosemary Myers
Writers Amy Stewart, Wendy Hanna, Charlotte Rose Hamlyn, Simon Butters, Lorin Clarke
Producer Kaye Weeks
Executive Producer Greg Sitch
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales ABC Commercial
Synopsis Beep and Mort is a puppet-based television series created by Windmill Pictures for ABC Kids. It follows the adventures of best friends: Beep, a curious robot from the stars, and Mort, a cuddly resident of Mollyvale. In season two, expect action packed new stories with the same sentiment at heart: it doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you’re made of, home is wherever you lay your furry head… or charge your battery. And friendship is the greatest power of all.

SPACE NOVA SERIES 2
15 x 22 mins
SLR Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
 Action adventure, Comedy, Science fiction, Family
Series Director Pablo de la Torre
Head Writer Thomas Duncan-Watt
Writers Thomas Duncan-Watt, Joel Slack Smith, Charlotte Rose Hamlyn, Georgina Love, Chantelle Murray
Producers Yasmin Jones, Suzanne Ryan
Executive Producer Suzanne Ryan
Broadcaster ABC
ANZ Sales ACTF
International Sales ZDFS
Synopsis On the brink of their greatest mission ever - travelling to the incredible Stardustian’s planet - the Novas' ship is almost destroyed, throwing them off course and stranding their new friend Ziggy in parts unknown. Now, to find Ziggy and unravel a 'universal imbalance', the Novas will have to challenge everything they thought they knew about space: see the unseeable, know the unknow-able, and find the unfindable.

GALAXY GIRL
10 x 24 mins
Princess Pictures Holdings Pty Ltd
Genre
 Comedy, Science fiction, Family
Creator Melanie Sano
Writers Melanie Sano, Jessica Paine, Michael Drake, Megan Palinkas, Vidya Rajan 
Story Producer Elizabeth Packett
Producer Pennie Brown
Executive Producers Emma Fitzsimons, Gillian Carr
Script Editor Michael Drake
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales ABC Commercial
Synopsis Galaxy Girl is a coming-of-age series about a sparky pre-teen girl whose alien powers suddenly kick in, making her the target of hostile intergalactic invaders!

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