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Last updated: Monday 22 November 2021

Pre-Production

Walking Man

  • Documentary Single
  • Producer: Brendan Hutchens
  • Production Company: VAM Media
  • Synopsis: Discover the compelling story of Perth’s enigmatic Walking Man pieced together by curator-come-detective, Professor Ted Snell, as he prepares the unknown artist’s debut exhibition after his untimely death, seeking to understand the mysterious motivations that formed a life of obsession.

Production

Mystery Road: Origin

  • Drama Series
  • Producers: Greer Simpkin and David Jowsey
  • Production Company: Bunya Productions
  • Synopsis: It’s 1999, and Constable Jay Swan, a charismatic young officer arrives at his new station. Fresh from the city and tipped for big things, Jay might be the new copper, but he’s not new to this town. His estranged father Jack lives here, as does the woman who will change his life forever, Mary.

Ningaloo

  • Documentary Series
  • Producer: Celia Tait
  • Production Company: Artemis Media
  • Synopsis: Celebrated author Tim Winton takes us on a lyrical and passionate exploration of Ningaloo – a haven for unique and endangered species, and one of the last pristine ecosystems on this planet. A remote and arid ‘”living arc” where the forces of nature are still the most powerful thing shaping it, Ningaloo has deeply inspired Tim’s life and writing. He seeks out how it came to be, how its intimate and global connections create a biological hot spot, and what it can tell us about our future. For Tim, it’s a place that enriches humanity – and his exploration will astonish, inspire and delight.

100% Wolf: The Book of Hath

  • Animated Series
  • Producer: Barbara Stephen, Alexia Gates-Foale
  • Production Company: Flying Bark Productions
  • Synopsis: A 26-part second season of 100% Wolf. This animated series is centred on Freddy Lupin, heir to a proud family line of werewolves, who on his 13th birthday turns into a ferocious… poodle. In The Book of Hath, Freddy travels back through time to 825AD where he must help his ancestors defeat the Werelock Hath.

Every Family Has a Secret – Season 3

  • Documentary Series
  • Producer: Celia Tait
  • Production Company: Artemis Media
  • Synopsis: Presented by Noni Hazlehurst, this masterfully crafted observational documentary series follows everyday Australians on a life changing journey, seeking out the hidden secrets within their families. Revealing dark pasts, lies and buried scandals, Every Family has a Secret tells astonishing stories that will shock, move and captivate.

Lustration VR

  • VR Series
  • Producer: Carolina Sorensen, Taryne Laffar
  • Production Company: Gestalt Publishing, Pink Pepper, New Canvas
  • Synopsis: The Between is a realm where the dead go to cleanse or ‘lustrate’ themselves before crossing over to pure happiness. When Malcolm slips into The Between, past the protectors who guard it, he puts everything there at risk.

Our Law Series

  • Documentary Series
  • Producer: Taryne Laffar, Sam Bodhi Field
  • Production Company: Pink Pepper and Periscope Pictures
  • Synopsis: After 170 years of locked doors and sealed lips, documentary cameras are now granted intimate and candid access to the Indigenous officers and cadets attempting to break the cycle of Indigenous incarceration and repair a deeply troubled Aboriginal-police relationship, while giving voice to the communities being policed.

Aussie Kids ED

  • Documentary Series
  • Producer: Julia Redwood, Claire Foster
  • Production Company: Prospero Productions
  • Synopsis: A heart-warming and inspiring 8 x hour documentary series following the staff and patients at the world’s most remote children’s hospital.

Aussie Gold Hunters Season 7

  • Documentary Series
  • Producer: Ingrid Longley
  • Production Company: Electric Pictures
  • Synopsis: 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.

Post-Production

Sweet As

  • Feature Film
  • Director: Jub Clerc
  • Producer: Liz Kearney
  • Production Company: Arenamedia
  • Synopsis: After a volatile fight with her mother, 16 year old Murra is abandoned, but with intervention from her uncle, she ventures on a journey of self-discovery.

Blueback

  • Feature Film
  • Writer/Director: Robert Connolly
  • Producers: Robert Connolly, Liz Kearney, James Grandison
  • Production Company: Arenamedia
  • Synopsis: Based on the best-selling novel by Tim Winton, Blueback is a timely tale about the ocean, a beautiful marine creature, and a young girl’s power to change the world.

How To Please A Woman

  • Feature Film
  • Writer/Director: Renee Webster
  • Producer: Tania Chambers
  • Production Company: Feisty Dame Productions
  • Synopsis: When her all-male house cleaning business gets out of control, a mature woman must acknowledge her own appetite if she is to make a new life for herself.

Avarice

  • Feature Film
  • Writer/Director: John V. Soto
  • Producer: Tim Maddocks
  • Production Company: Epic Pictures Group
  • Synopsis: A woman must rescue her husband, a financial trading specialist, after he is abducted by two mercenaries during a vicious home invasion.

Shipwreck Hunters

  • Documentary Series
  • Director: Brendan Hutchens
  • Producers: Brendan Hutchens, Johnny Debnam, Katherine Barrett, Steve Bibb
  • Production Company: VAM Media, Terra Australis, Shipwreck Hunters One
  • Synopsis: A fearless ocean adventure team dives into one of the planet’s most spectacular and remote places, bringing to life epic shipwreck discoveries from Australia’s notorious Treasure Coast in this premium documentary series.

Beyond The Stars

  • VR Documentary
  • Producer: Briege Whitehead
  • Production Company: White Spark Pictures
  • Synopsis: Experience the greatest scientific endeavour in history as you step onto the Australian site of the incredible Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope and journey to the edges of the Universe in spectacular 360° virtual reality.

Stage Changers

  • Documentary 
  • Producer: Ella Wright
  • Production Company: Periscope Pictures
  • Synopsis: Given one shot at glory, can four small town independent theatre makers scale up to make their first major international festival work? Or will their dreams come crashing down as the curtains fall?

Outback Car Hunters

  • Documentary Series
  • Producer: Nathan Gibbs
  • Production Company: Catch & Release Pty Ltd
  • Synopsis: Abandoned classic cars from all over the world are scattered right across the Aussie Outback and some are worth a fortune to those lucky enough to find them.

Filming Our Futures: Our Choice, Our Voice, Our Way

  • Documentary Series
  • Producer: Dan Brown
  • Production Company: Joined Up Films
  • Synopsis: Filming our Futures is a joint initiative of Screenwest and Carers WA. This short documentary series will explore the way sports and physical activities can drive inclusion and community cohesion, featuring fifteen storytellers living with a disability.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • Augmented Reality Experience
  • Producer: Ali Lucker, Mateo Rodriguez
  • Production Company: Sutu Eats Flies
  • Synopsis: A mobile Augmented Reality experience that transforms the user’s live selfie video into a dynamic digital story adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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