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Funding Approvals 2019-20

Last Updated: Thursday, 13 February 2020


 

December 2019

Documentary Production

  • Artemis Media, AUSTRALIA’S HEALTH REVOLUTION WITH DR. MICHAEL MOSLEY
  • Sea Dog TV International, JAIMEN HUDSON: FROM SKY TO SEA
  • Catch & Release, OUTBACK CAR HUNTERS

 

Feature Track: Scripted Development Fund

  • Robyn Kershaw Productions, SARAH AND VASU

 

Documentary Development Investment Fund

  • Aquarius Productions, SANTULIT-REBALANCE
  • Terra Australis Productions, DEEP SEA DISCOVERY
  • Prospero Productions, OUTBACK HIGHWAY
  • Mago Films, THE SWEET ART OF JANICE WONG
  • Mago Films, AUSTRALIAN COWBOY

 

Matched Development Investment Fund

  • Komixx Entertainment, ITCH S2

 

Resource Organisations

  • Feisty Dame Productions, Art and Craft of Development Workshop with Stephen Cleary 2020
  • Ramu Productions, Goolarri Writers Program – Screen Masterclass Series (Broome Aboriginal Media Association Aboriginal Corporation)
  • Perth Festival, Maya Newell In Conversation Event with Perth Festival 2020
  • WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION (WIFT) WA, WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION (WIFT) WA Industry Development Workshops

 

Professional Development

  • No Labels, Producer’s Assistant Attachment with Kristina Ceyton at Causeway Films on YOU WON’T BE ALONE

 

Indigenous Project Development

  • Robyn Kershaw Productions, SARAH AND VASU

 

On Demand Content Fund

  • Rush Films, GIRL LIKE YOU
  • Bec Bignell, RAIN DANCE

 


November 2019

Travel – Business and Marketing (Experienced)

  • Little Star Productions, Australian Screen Editors (ASE) Guild Ellie Awards 2019, Sydney

 

Feature Track: Scripted Development Fund

  • Carver Films, THE QUIET
  • PVI Collective, DIE WELL
  • Indian Pacific Pictures, MARGARET DUPRE STORY

 

Travel – Skills Development and Exposure (Emerging)

  • Tracey Defty-Rashid, Letterbox Filmproduktion Script Conference 2019, Germany

 

Indigenous Initiatives

  • Strike X Services, Indigenous Community Stories (ICS) Fully Managed Digital Archive & Storage Services

 

Indigenous Practitioner Development

  • Black Russian Productions, AACTA Awards 2019, Sydney

 

Screen Culture

  • Rubis Consulting, PRIDE Queer Film Festival

 

Documentary Production

  • Prospero Productions, OUTBACK TRUCKERS S8

 


October 2019

Travel – Business and Marketing (Experienced)

  • No Thing Productions, SPA Screen Forever Conference 2019, Melbourne
  • Galactic Baby, SPA Screen Forever Conference 2019, Melbourne
  • Indian Pacific Pictures, SPA Screen Forever Conference 2019, Melbourne
  • Feisty Dame Productions, SPA Screen Forever Conference 2019, Melbourne
  • Last Pixel, American Film Market (AFM) 2019, Los Angeles
  • Mago Films, World Congress of Science & Factual Producers (WCSFP) 2019, Tokyo

 

Travel Assitance: Established Production Companies (EPC) Initiative

  • Komixx Entertainment, Travel Assistance: Established Production Companies (EPC) – 2019-20 – Komixx Entertainment
  • The Koop, Travel Assistance: Established Production Companies (EPC) – 2019-20 – The Koop
  • Metamorflix, Travel Assistance: Established Production Companies (EPC) – 2019-20 – Metamorflix
  • Factor 30 Films, Travel Assistance: Established Production Companies (EPC) – 2019-20 – Factor 30 Films
  • WBMC, Travel Assistance: Established Production Companies (EPC) – 2019-20 – WBMC
  • Prospero Productions, Travel Assistance: Established Production Companies (EPC) – 2019-20 – Prospero Productions
  • Electric Pictures, Travel Assistance: Established Production Companies (EPC) – 2019-20 – Electric Pictures
  • Artemis Media, Travel Assistance: Established Production Companies (EPC) – 2019-20 – Artemis Media
  • Sea Dog TV International, Travel Assistance: Established Production Companies (EPC) – 2019-20 – Sea Dog TV International
  • See Pictures, Travel Assistance: Established Production Companies (EPC) – 2019-20 – See Pictures
  • Showrunner Productions, Travel Assistance: Established Production Companies (EPC) – 2019-20 – Showrunner Productions

 

Small Screen: Scripted Development Investment Fund

  • Mary G Enterprises, A WOLF AMONGST THE DINGOS
  • Cottesloe Films, DEMENTED
  • Indian Pacific Pictures, MR BIG OF THE PEOPLE SMUGGLING WORLD
  • Cottesloe Films, TALL POPPIES
  • Miley Tunnecliffe, THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF GOD
  • Galactic Baby, TEEN WARD
  • Feisty Dame Productions, MARGARET RIVER SERIES
  • Umar Azad, BOGAN MUSLIM
  • Katherine Marmion, BUFFA
  • WBMC, GERRI’S
  • Veerhuis Pictures, SUPER MUM
  • Komixx Entertainment, DELIVER RUBY
  • Factor 30 Films, EMERALD WAY

 

Matched Development Investment Fund

  • Karla Hart Enterprises, THE TRAGEDY

 

Resource Organisations

  • Screenworks, Screenwest and Screenworks Regional Producer Program 2020
  • Arenamedia, Production Management Accelerator Workshop with James Grandison 2019

 

Travel – Skills Development and Exposure (Emerging)

  • Chanel Bowen, Natalie Miller Brilliant Careers Leadership Forum 2019, Melbourne
  • Jas Shenstone, Natalie Miller Brilliant Careers Leadership Forum 2019, Melbourne
  • Emilia Jolakoska, SPA Screen Forever Conference 2019, Melbourne
  • Nathan Mewett, AACTA Awards 2019, Sydney

 

Indigenous Project Development

  • Nagarra Nagarra Films, JANDAMARRA

 

Indigenous Practitioner Development

  • Ramu Productions, SPA Screen Forever Conference 2019, Melbourne
  • Brooke Woolcock, SPA Screen Forever Conference 2019, Melbourne

 


September 2019

Travel – Business and Marketing (Experienced)

  • Blizzard Road, MIPCOM 2019, France
  • White Spark Pictures, MIPCOM 2019, France
  • Sandpiper Entertainment, MIPCOM 2019, France
  • Karla Hart Enterprises, The Power of Inclusion Summit 2019, Auckland
  • Robyn Kershaw Productions, American Film Market (AFM) 2019, Los Angeles

 

Documentary Development Investment Fund

  • Guru Productions, TEN GHOSTS
  • Vam Media, LOBSTER TRAIL
  • Sea Dog TV International, DEADLIEST SURVIVOR
  • Prospero Productions, OUTBACK MEGA AUCTIONS
  • Pick Productions, HANK MARVIN: THE MAN BEHIND THE GLASSES
  • Nutshell Pictures, THE SECRET LIVES OF PARENTS

 

Emergency Development Investment Fund

  • Virgo Productions, LAURA’S CHOICE

 

Matched Development Investment Fund

  • Artemis Media, NINGALOO WITH TIM WINTON

 

Resource Organisations

  • Australian Directors Guild, Screen Forever Conference Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) Initiative 2019

 

Travel – Skills Development and Exposure (Emerging)

  • Emilia Jolakoska, The Power of Inclusion Summit 2019, Auckland
  • Emma Vickery, VidCon Australia 2019, Melbourne
  • Brett Dowson, Location Manager Guild International (LMGI) Awards 2019, Santa Monica

 

 Post Production & Promotion Fund

  • Kauffman Productions, VISIBLE FARMER

 

Western Australian Regional Film Fund

  • Arenamedia, BLUEBACK
  • Electric Pictures, AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERS S5
  • Electric Pictures, AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERS S6

 


August 2019

Indigenous Initiatives

  • Strike X Services, Indigenous Community Stories (ICS) Fully Managed Digital Archive & Storage Services

 

Resource Organisations

  • Veerhuis Pictures, Australian Script Writing Opportunity 2019
  • Changer, YouTube Fundamentals and Comedy Boot Camp Workshops presented by Changer Studios
  • Geographe French Australian Festivals Inc., CinefestOZ Industry Program 2019

 

Professional Development

  • Matchbox Pictures & For Pete’s Sake Productions, THE HEIGHTS S2 (Industry attachment and training opportunities)
  • Renato Fabretti, Renato Fabretti, Directors Attachment with Claire McCarthy on HBO TV Series, DOMINA
  • Hoover’s Gold, Paul Komadina Post Producer Attachment with Tenille Kennedy on THE FURNACE

 

Drama Production

  • Arenamedia, BLUEBACK
  • Hoover’s Gold, THE FURNACE

 

Documentary Production

  • Artemis Media, EVERY FAMILY HAS A SECRET S2
  • Joined Up, WILL AUSTRALIAN EVER CHANGE THE DATE?
  • Nigel Quick, DESERT COLLECTORS S2

 

Matched Development Investment Fund

  • Robyn Kershaw Productions, THE GREAT EMU WAR

 

Indigenous Practitioner Development

  • Matchbox Productions, Jub Clerc Emerging Indigenous Director Attachment with Karl Zwicky on THE HEIGHTS S2

 

Brian Beaton Award

  • Brooke Silcox, 29 YEARS AND EIGHT DAYS
  • Sam Lara, LAURA’S CHOICE

 

 


July 2019

Diversity Fund

  • Tony Sarre, access costs for diverse filmmaker to attend Diversity Leadership Group (DLG) Meeting, June 2019
  • Tina Fielding, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Accelerator Lab 2019 (Diversity Top Up costs for carer to assist diverse filmmaker)

 

Indigenous Industry Support

  • Galactic Baby, ‘KGB’ ABC/SW Originate Indigenous Web Series Initiative 2018 additional costs

 

Travel – Business and Marketing (Experienced)

  • WBMC, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 37ºSouth Market 2019, Melbourne
  • Komixx Entertainment, MIPCOM JR & MIPCOM 2019, Cannes
  • The Koop, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 37ºSouth Market 2019, Melbourne
  • L’unica Productions, ‘My Town In The Pilbara’ project, Red Earth Arts Festival 2019, Karratha
  • Galactic Baby, VidCon 2019, Melbourne
  • Lauren Brunswick, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 37ºSouth Market 2019, Melbourne

 

Travel – Skills Development and Exposure (Emerging)

  • Miley Tunnecliffe, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Accelerator Express Lab 2019, Melbourne – (Elevate70 – IN AUSTRALIA)
  • Tina Fielding, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Accelerator Lab 2019 (Elevate70 – SPARKLES)
  • Jacqueline Pelczar, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Accelerator Express Lab 2019, Melbourne – (Elevate70 – SPARKLES)
  • Stephanie Cole, Screen Makers Conference 2019, Adelaide
  • Lauren Brunswick, Screen Makers Conference 2019, Adelaide
  • Dannielle Booth, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Accelerator Express Lab 2019, Melbourne – (Elevate70 – WHITE DRESS)
  • Nutshell Pictures, Screen Makers Conference 2019, Adelaide
  • No Labels Media, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Accelerator 1 and MIFF Short Program 2019, Melbourne

 

Emergency Development Investment Fund

  • Weerianna Street Media, THALU

 

Screen Culture

  • Jasmine Rose Production, WA Made Film Festival 2019

 

Digital Content Productions

  • Alexander Swords, Interactive Pilot Fund 2019 – program costs
  • Sav Ferguson, Interactive Pilot Fund 2019 – program costs

 

Matched Development Investment Fund

  • Beyond West, FACING MONSTERS
  • Robyn Kershaw Productions, THE GREAT EMU WAR

 

Western Australian Regional Film Fund

  • Prospero Productions, STAR DREAMING
  • Prospero Productions, WHALE SUPER HIGHWAY
  • Weerianna Street Media, THALU

 

Matched Development Investment Fund

  • Beyond West, FACING MONSTERS

 

Professional Development

  • James Grandison, Ryan Hodgson Line Producer Mentorship with James Grandison on THALU

 

Drama Production

  • Weerianna Street Media, THALU

 

Indigenous Practitioner Development

  • Mitch Torres, Screen Australia Indigenous Producer Program 2019 (observer)

 


June 2019

West Coast Visions (Production)

  • Feisty Dame, HOW TO PLEASE A WOMAN

 

West Coast Visions (Development)

  • Feisty Dame, HOW TO PLEASE A WOMAN

 

Resource Organisations

  • Matchbox Pictures & For Pete’s Sake Productions, THE HEIGHTS S2 (Industry attachment and training opportunities)

 

Diversity Fund

  • Matchbox Pictures & For Pete’s Sake Productions, THE HEIGHTS S2 for diversity attachment and training opportunities

 

Indigenous Practitioner Development

  • Matchbox Pictures & For Pete’s Sake Productions, THE HEIGHTS S2 (Indigenous attachment and training opportunities)

 


May 2019

Travel – Business and Marketing (Experienced)

  • Robyn Kershaw Productions, Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) 2019, Canada (Halifax Module)

 


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