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Screenwest is pleased to announce factual projects have been selected through the latest round of development funding.

Screenwest Factual Executive Franziska Wagenfeld commented that the factual and documentary space is stronger than it’s ever been.

“There is an impressive diversity of projects being developed by Western Australian producers,” said Ms Wagenfeld. “I can’t wait to see them come to fruition.”

BEHIND THE BOOTH Producer Lucy Verity expressed her appreciation, stating, “We are so excited and happy to have Screenwest support.”

Letters of Offer have been issued to the projects listed below.


Documentary and TV Development Fund


  • Production Company: Komixx Entertainment
  • Producers: Amanda Morrison and Lucy Verity
  • Director: Elissa Down

From the makers of THE KISSING BOOTH comes a series following the world’s most successful romance writers and their most enthusiastic fans. An insight into a billion-dollar industry and the community of women behind it.­



  • Production Company: Contingent Productions
  • Producers: Bree Billington and Hemi Davies

Tom Curtain, a Golden Guitar winning singer/ songwriter and modern-day horse whisperer, will take you on an insightful journey as he tours his outback horse and dog show to some of Australia’s most isolated towns and communities.



  • Director/Producer: Joshua Lee
  • Consultant Producer: Margie Bryant
  • Executive Producer: Catherine Scott

Australia’s first preventative program THE FATHERING PROJECT will enter Armadale, in an attempt to address the entrenched, intergenerational social issues, one father at a time.



  • Production Company: Catch and Release
  • Producer: Nathan Gibbs



  • Production Company: Emma Franz Films
  • Director/Producer: Emma Franz
  • Executive Producer: Des Monaghan


Matched Development Investment Fund

Five projects have also been selected for development through the Matched Development Investment Fund. More details will be announced soon!


About the Funds

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.

Matched Development Investment Fund

The Matched Development Investment Fund provides matched funding for projects that have received a development investment from a nationally or internationally recognised broadcaster or distributor.


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Posted 03 April 2019

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