What's In Production

Screenwest's What’s in Production is an industry tool that lists approved Screenwest-funded projects in various stages of production. It is updated once a month.

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What’s In Production – January 2020

Last Updated: Thursday, 16 January 2020



  • Docu-Series
  • Producers: Julia Redwood, Ed Punchard, Alan Hall
  • Production Company: Prospero Productions

Returning for an epic 8th season, Outback Truckers is back, bigger and better than ever. We join the men and women who battle against the odds to transport crucial supplies across Australia’s harshest terrain.



  • Docu-Series
  • Producer: Ingrid Longley
  • Production Company: Electric Pictures

We re-join our hard-core crews of gold prospectors as they take the gamble of a lifetime and battle to strike it big, deep in the wild west of outback Australia.



  • Docu-Series
  • Producer: Nigel Quick
  • Production Company: Desert Collectors Australia Pty Ltd

Bringing Western Australia’s unique collectors and their amazing collections to the world.




  • Web Series
  • Producers: Bec Bignell, Jennene Riggs
  • Production Company: A dynamic duo gives the country-image a facelift in a shed show that raises the town’s exposure and a
    few eyebrows.


  • Television Series
  • Producers: Peta Astbury, Warren Clarke
  • Production Companies: Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd, For Pete’s Sake Production Pty Ltd

THE HEIGHTS is a ‘slice of life’ serialised drama that explores over a 30 Episode season, the relationships, work lives and everyday challenges faced by six families living in an inner-city social housing tower and the leafy surrounding streets of Arcadia Heights.



  • Docu-Series
  • Executive Producers: Ed Punchard, Julia Redwood, Jules Fortune
  • Production Company: Prospero Productions Pty Ltd

Australia’s toughest miners face triumph and disaster hoping to make a fortune chasing one of the world’s most coveted gems: Opal.



  • Docu-Series
  • Producers: Celia Tait, Claire Forster
  • Production Company: Artemis Media

Presented by Noni Hazlehurst this masterfully crafted observational documentary series follows everyday Australians as they discover the truth about their family’s past, confronting the extraordinary secrets that have shaped their lives.



  • Feature Film
  • Producers: Tenille Kennedy, Tim White
  • Production Companies: The Koop, Southern Light Films

1897. To escape the outback, a young Afghan cameleer falls in with a mysterious bushman on the run with stolen Crown gold.



  • Television Series
  • Producers: Tyson Mowarin, Robyn Marais
  • Production Company: Weerianna Street Media

A mysterious dust cloud is sweeping across the land, consuming everything in its path, making the old people ill, and the country sick… and somewhere inside that cloud are The Takers. Away from home when the dust cloud engulfed their respective towns, two groups of Aboriginal kids – one made up of boys, and the others of girls – join forces to try and not only outrun the cloud, but to work out who The Takers are, what they want, and how they can be stopped.



  • Feature Documentary
  • Producers: Cody Greenwood, Richard Harris
  • Production Company: Rush Films

On a remote Caribbean Island, in the shadow of an active volcano, the world’s biggest recording artists made music and myth that defined an era.




  • Mini-series
  • Producers: Greer Simpkin, David Jowsey
  • Production Companies: Bunya Productions, Mystery Road Media

The further adventures of outback detective Jay Swan.



  • Feature Documentary
  • Producers: Shireen Narayan, Celia Tait
  • Production Companies: Inavision Films, Artemis Media

When 24 year old Claire Murray needs a second liver transplant she is condemned for being a junkie but what the public don’t know is that behind Claire’s addiction lies a terrible secret.



  • Documentary
  • Producer: Robyn Marais
  • Production Company: Weerianna Street Media Pty Ltd

Marni is an art experience in which an intricate dot painting about country is made by Yinjaa-Barni artist Allery Sandy on Ngarluma country.


100% WOLF Movie

  • Animation
  • Producers: Alexia Gates-Foale, Barbara Stephen
  • Co-Producer: Francesca Hope
  • Production Companies: Flying Bark, Siamese Pty Ltd

Thirteen year old Freddy Lupin can’t wait to become a werewolf, just like his legendary father! But when the big day arrives, Freddy’s first transformation is not quite what he bargained for…


100% WOLF TV

  • TV Series
  • Producers: Alexia Gates Foale, Barbara Stephens, Michael Bourchier
  • Associate Producer: Francesca Hope
  • Production Company: Flying Bark Productions

Freddy Lupin is sent to Howlington Academy where he must prove he has the heart of a werewolf to earn a place in the prestigious Night Patrol… There’s just one problem. He’s a poodle. A pink one.


Screenwest will make public all funding approvals on its website regularly, including the project name, production company/producer/developer, genre, synopsis and funding program as they appear in the official funding offer.

It will also include projects funded for production funding in its What’s in Production section on the Screenwest website.

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