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‘We Bury the Dead’ kicks off filming in Albany this week as Brenton Thwaites and Mark Coles Smith join the cast alongside Daisy Ridley
Written and directed by Western Australian filmmaker Zak Hilditch, We Bury the Dead has attracted production funding from Screen Australia, Screenwest, Lotterywest, the WA Regional Screen Fund, Gramercy Park Media and Peachtree Media Partners.
Lotterywest provides Screenwest with record $9.2M for 2023/2024
Lotterywest has provided Screenwest with a grant of $7.7M plus an additional grant of $1.5M, as a result of an unprecedented level of production. This additional grant will see WA achieve its biggest year of scripted production to date.
Feature film ‘Red Rock Run’ greenlit for production in Karratha in Western Australia
The debut feature film from Western Australian writer Meg Shields, Red Rock Run, produced by Miriam Stein and directed by Cathy Randall, has been greenlit for production in the Pilbara region of WA this year.
‘Australia’s Sleep Revolution with Dr Michael Mosley’ premieres Wednesday 6 March on SBS and SBS On Demand
Dr Michael Mosley and the sleep scientists from Flinders University are on a mission to inspire a sleep revolution in Artemis Media’s new SBS series.
2024 Brian Beaton Award Open for Submissions
Screenwest is pleased to announce the 2024 Brian Beaton Award is open for submissions, with applications closing Monday, 29 April 2024 at 5:00pm AWST.
Applications are open for a new round of Digital Games Funding
Screenwest is pleased to open a new, limited round of Digital Games Funding, with support available for the pre-production and post-production phases of game development. Applications close Tuesday, 2 April 2024 at 5:00pm AWST.
Applications open for skills development opportunity with Odin’s Eye Entertainment at Cannes Film Festival
Screenwest will contribute up to $5,000 to assist with travel costs to the Cannes Film Festival 2024 for a WA screen practitioner to further their career through a skills development opportunity with Odin’s Eye Entertainment. Applications close Monday, 26 February 2024 at 9:00am AWST.
Applications open for Indonesian Marketplace 2:1 – Matched Development Fund
Part of the Australia – Indonesia Fast Track Initiative, the fund will provide double the marketplace development investment from international market partners with direct access to South East Asian (SEA) territories.
Screenwest heading to Albany to meet Great Southern screen practitioners
Screenwest Development Manager, Shane McNeil, is heading to Albany in March to meet with Great Southern-based screen practitioners. Shane will be available to meet with practitioners one-on-one to discuss Screenwest’s funding opportunities.
Stan Original comedic crime thriller series ‘Population 11’ starring Ben Feldman set to premiere on 14 March
Population 11 is a Stan Original Series produced by Jungle Entertainment in association with Factor 30 Films, with major production investment from Screenwest, Lotterywest and the Western Australian Regional Screen Fund and international sales by Lionsgate.
Two attachment opportunities on upcoming documentary series
A paid 1st Assistant Editor Attachment and paid Production Assistant Attachment are available through the Screenwest Crew Attachment Program on an upcoming documentary series, to be co-produced by WA production companies Periscope Pictures and Karla Hart Enterprises. Applications close Monday, 19 February 2024 at 5:00pm AWST.
‘Birthright’ kicks off production in Western Australia today with an impressive ensemble cast
Zoe Pepper’s debut feature was the 2022 recipient of Screenwest’s highly coveted West Coast Visions initiative, with filming taking place in the Perth Hills over the next five weeks.
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Image credit: Cast and crew of Blueback on location in Bremer Bay, Western Australia © David Dare Parker