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What’s In Production – September 2019

Last Updated: Friday, 6 September 2019


Pre-Production

THE FURNACE

  • 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.

 

THALU

  • 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.

 

Production

THE HEIGHTS S2

  • 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.

 

MYSTERY ROAD S2

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

The further adventures of outback detective Jay Swan.

 

UNDER THE VOLCANO

  • 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.

 

FAMILY RULES S3

  • Documentary Series
  • Producers: Renee Kennedy, Karla Hart
  • Production Companies: Metamorflix and Karla Hart Enterprises

This up-close and personal series gives an exclusive insight into modern Indigenous family life through the eyes of a remarkable mother and her daughters. Angela, Shenika, Kelly, Kiara, Sharna, Aleisha, Jessica and Hannah navigate their way through adolescence and adulthood as their mother, Daniella, tries to teach them life lessons. With their own unique senses of humour and style, these women learn to juggle their own aspirations with the reality of everyday life.

 

OUTBACK OPAL HUNTERS S3

  • Documentary 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.

 

Untitled

  • Documentary

 


Post-Production

WILD BUTTERFLY

  • 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.

 

MARNI

  • 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.

 

RAMS

  • Feature Film
  • Producers: Aidan O’Bryan, Janelle Landers
  • Production Company: WBMC

A decades-long feud between two sheep farming brothers comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks.

 

I MET A GIRL

  • Feature Film
  • Producers: Adam Dolman, Melissa Kelly, Ryan Hodgson
  • Production Companies: Factor 30, Monsoon Pictures

An aspiring musician falls for a mysterious woman… who may be all in his head. But when she vanishes, he takes off across the country to find her, forcing his brother to try to rescue him.

 

ITCH

  • Television Series
  • Producers: Amanda Morrison, Tania Chambers, Melanie Halsall
  • Production Company: Komixx Entertainment Pty Ltd

What happens when a source of unimaginable power falls into the hands of teenage boy.

 

VIRTUAL WHADJUK

  • Interactive Documentary (VR)
  • Producer: Alice Wolfe
  • Production Company: Periscope Pictures

Come on a virtual reality adventure and learn to hunt kangaroo, gather bush foods and fish the traditional way. Virtual Whadjuk immerses you in Noongar culture and Perth landscapes as they were before European settlement.

 

DIRT MUSIC

  • Feature Film
  • Producer: Finola Dwyer, Angie Fielder
  • Associate Producer: Kate Separovich
  • Production Companies: Wildglaze Films, Aquarius Films

GEORGIE JUTLAND is an unconventional woman in a conventional town, living with her widowed partner and his two small children. An encounter with enigmatic poacher LU, an outsider to the community, reignites her sense of purpose and this unlikely affinity leads them both to find where they truly belong.

 

 


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