See the latest news from Screenwest and the Western Australian Screen Industry, including new initiatives from Screenwest, projects filming in Western Australia and achievements by WA creatives.
WA feature film ‘Kid Snow’ kicks off filming in the Goldfields-Esperance today
UK actors Billy Howle and Tom Bateman, along with Australian actress Phoebe Tonkin, lead a fantastic Western Australian and Australian ensemble cast.
Screenwest farewells Barbara Connell
Screenwest farewells Drama Development Manager, Barbara Connell today.
Two attachments on upcoming feature film
A Safety Supervisor Attachment and Unit Publicist Attachment are available through the Screenwest Crew Attachment Program on an upcoming feature film based in Kalgoorlie and Perth. Applications close Wednesday, 25 May at 5:00pm AWST.
Epic WA documentary series ‘Shipwreck Hunters Australia’ set to premiere on Disney+
‘Shipwreck Hunters Australia’ from VAM Media, Terra Australis Productions and Barking Mad Productions is one of nine Australian originals set to premiere on Disney+.
Production Coordinator/Researcher Attachment on ‘Keeping Hope’ Documentary
A professional attachment opportunity is available through the Screenwest Crew Attachment Program on Joined Up Films’ documentary ‘Keeping Hope’. Applications close Tuesday, 24 May at 5:00pm AWST.
PRODUCTION COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Electric Pictures
The WA production company is celebrating two big milestones this June with Aussie Gold Hunters hitting 100 episodes and the company celebrating 30 years of production.
ABC and Screenwest partner for the ABC Factual Formats Initiative
The initiative is designed to discover the next great returnable factual series out of Western Australia. Applications close Friday, 3 June at 5:00pm AWST.
WA talent featuring in ‘Elvis’ as it premieres at Cannes next week
Baz Luhrmann’s brand new film features WA cast members Olivia DeJonge, Dacre Montgomery and Kate Mulvany, with Perth company Double Barrel completing some of the film’s VFX.
Screenwest Travel Fund to reopen
The Screenwest Travel Fund is reopening on 17 May 2022 with brand new guidelines.
‘A Friend in Death’ set to premiere on ABC this Sunday 15 May
Periscope Pictures’ documentary explores how the art of storytelling is helping terminally ill people in their final days, and will premiere on Compass on ABC TV Plus this Sunday.
US feature film ‘Where all Light Tends to Go’ heading to WA for post-production
Ben Young’s US feature film, Where All Light Tends to Go, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Wright and Hopper Penn, is heading to WA for post-production.
13 film, TV & online Western Australian projects receive scripted development funding
The successful projects include a coming of age musical-comedy feature, an Indigenous TV series about two sisters working as paranormal investigators, and a queer Pirate TikTok series.
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Image credit: Cast and crew of Blueback on location in Bremer Bay, Western Australia © David Dare Parker