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Western Australian factual filmmakers continue to amaze and impact the industry with Screenwest announcing an impressive $1 million for 15 factual projects selected through the latest wave of production and development funding rounds.

Screenwest Factual Executive Franziska Wagenfeld said, “Screenwest is proud and honoured to support an exciting slate of captivating and innovative documentary projects aimed at the domestic and international marketplace.”

Formal Letters of Offer containing funding conditions are currently being issued to the projects below.

 

Funding Recipients

Documentary Production Fund

WILL AUSTRALIA EVER HAVE A BLACK PRIME MINISTER?

  • Production Company: Joined Up Films
  • Synopsis: Is Australia really the land of the ‘Fair Go’ or one that still favours the fair-skinned? We’re going to test this by asking a very simple question: WILL AUSTRALIA EVER HAVE A BLACK PRIME MINISTER?

 

ONLY IN OZ

  • Production Company: Prospero Productions
  • Synopsis: An action packed, often irreverent, adventure series on a quest into the past, present and future to discover what makes Australia precious, proud and truly out of the ordinary.

 

OUTBACK TRUCKERS Season 7

  • Production Company: Prospero Productions
  • Synopsis: They drive the biggest trucks on earth, along the toughest roads and loneliest highways. Only one thing matters, getting there and back alive!

 

WKCM?

  • Production Company: WKCM
  • Synopsis: A drama documentary depicting the harrowing story of a family struggling to save their daughter.

 

KILLER SNAKE ISLAND

  • Production Company: Sea Dog TV International
  • Synopsis: On an island off the west coast of Australia, deadly tiger snakes have hyper-evolved to become giants, but there may be an even more brutal and effective killer on the island that has stopped the snakes’ accelerated evolution in its tracks… this is KILLER SNAKE ISLAND!

 

WHITE DIVERS

  • Production Company: Factor 30 Films
  • Synopsis: In 1912, in the remote Australian town of Broome, they try a dangerous idea. It’s about greed, racism and the type of pride that gets men killed. They call it the White Experiment.

 

Documentary and TV Development Fund

Photo by Jin Xiang

MEET THE QUOKKAS

  • Production Company: Joined Up Films
  • Synopsis: Meet the World’s Happiest Animal: The Quokka.

 

DESERT COLLECTORS Series 2

  • Production Company: Desert Collectors Australia (In association with Blizzard Road Production)
  • Synopsis: Showing off WA and its amazing collectors and their incredible collections.

 

CHILD’S PLAY

  • Production Company: VAM Media
  • Synopsis: CHILD’S PLAY investigates some of the most important child health and wellbeing issues of our time that relate to the impact of digital technology and the importance of unstructured outdoor play.

 

BOYS WILL BE BOYS

  • Production Company: Metamorflix
  • Synopsis: Australian Writer & Feminist, Clementine Ford goes on an uncompromising journey into modern masculinity.

 

UNDER THE VOLCANO

  • Production Company: Rush
  • Synopsis: On a remote Caribbean island, in the shadow of a volcano, the world’s biggest recording artists made music and myth that defined an era.

 

DARK PLANET

  • Production Company: Miracle Media
  • Synopsis: Presenter Greg Quicke reveals a hidden world of wonders as he explores the remarkable natural history of planet Earth by night.

 

MOLLY’S WILD WORLD

  • Production Company: Rebel Films
  • Synopsis: Meet Molly, a girl in the wild on a mission to uncover nature’s secrets and tell her friends all about it.

 

TEMPUS FUGIT

  • Production Company: No Thing Productions
  • Synopsis: An exploration of the philosophy of time with Dr. Sam Baron.

 

On-Demand Content Fund

VIRTUAL YAGAN VR

  • Production Company: Periscope Pictures
  • Synopsis: This ‘time travel’ VR documentary immerses audiences in pre-contact Whadjuk Noongar culture, using the latest advances in interactive technology to give users an emotive firsthand role in an important first contact story.

 

About the Funds

Documentary Production Fund

The Documentary Production Fund provides production finance for feature length documentary films and factual series with significant marketplace attachments from traditional and new online platforms and distributors.

Documentary and TV Development Fund

The Documentary and Television Development Fund is designed to support Western Australian companies and individuals by investing in the development of factual programming and scripted television series.

On-Demand Content Fund

The On-Demand Content Fund aims to support the production of exceptional online, interactive, virtual reality and or/multiplatform projects with well-defined narratives and significant market attachment.

 

Contact Screenwest

T: +61 8 6169 2100
E: info@screenwest.com.au

www.screenwest.com.au
www.filminwesternaustralia.com.au

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