Production Funding Recipients


IMAGE CREDIT: “RIP TIDE”

2017

RIP TIDE – 2017

Rip Tide Pty Ltd – Steve Jaggi Company

When fashion model Cora (Debby Ryan, Disney’s JESSIE, Radio Rebel) suffers an embarrassing “fashion faux pas” there is nothing else for it but to head down under to Australia for some peace and tranquillity.

OYSTER – 2017

Bower Bird Films Pty Ltd

Oyster follows Dom and Pip into their home, their work-shed, out on their punt and into the water, to see what it’s like to be raising two energetic young boys, one autistic, while you’re working big hours to keep a few million oysters alive, and any decision you make to deal with the global pressures of the fickle luxury markets, climate change, environmental damage and increasing disease could have far reaching consequences.y taste of the lake but gives nothing away in regards to the fragile environment it grew up in or the story of the family, the farm, the hard work or sacrifices put in by the farmer who raised it.

BLIGHT OF THE IMMORTALS – 2017

Iron Helmet Games

A plague of undead creatures threatens to overwhelm the land and with the fall of each town to the Blight, more walking dead rise and the zombie apocalypse draws nearer.


2016

CHANGED FOREVER – 2016

For Valour Pty Ltd

A thought-provoking look into Australian society during the years of the First World War, Changed Forever is a two part program exploring the impact the Great War had on both the home front and abroad. Reflecting on the personal experiences of the common soldier, the commander, the politician, the family, the working man, the journalist and the superstar, it weaves a complex tale of adjustment and sacrifice, reflecting significant events in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and America.

NIGHT PARROT STORIES – 2016

Looking Glass Pictures

An ode to the loss of a bird that was banished in the darkness.

SECRET CITY – 2016

Matchbox Pictures

Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own.

THE CODE – SEASON 2 – 2016

Playmaker Media

The piper comes calling for Ned and Jesse Banks – paying the price will drag them headlong into the darknet and bring them face to face with the best and worst that we get up to when we think no-one’s looking.

JOE CINQUE’S CONSOLATION – 2016

Consolation Productions Pty Ltd

In early 1997 Anu Singh, a beautiful law student at the Australian National University, confides in friends that she plans to kill herself to put an end to a mysterious illness. With doctors unable or unwilling to help, Anu’s engineer boyfriend, Joe Cinque, attempts to get to the bottom of her condition. But Anu’s mental and emotional state disintegrate, and her plans grow more macabre.


2015

ME AND MY MATES VS THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE – 2015

Sanguineti Media

Three Australians become trapped in a telephone exchange during a zombie apocalypse.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES – 2015

For Valour Pty Ltd

This is a tale of two cities. One is ancient, with thousands of years of tradition, home to more than 20 million people—Beijing, Capital of the People’s Republic of China. One is barely one hundred years old, a planned city, home to less than half a million people—Canberra, the capital of Australia. Beneath the surface of these cities, how do people live and work? What are the differences, what are the similarities, what are the stories? Two photographers sent on assignment, Yu Haibo from Beijing sent to explore Canberra and Lee Grant from Canberra sent to discover Beijing. This is a story of the people they met, the things they saw, their impressions, and their photographs—that tells a tale of two cities.


2014

ART + SOUL II – 2014

Hibiscus Films

Revealing the heritage, politics and imagination in contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

THE CODE – SEASON 1 – 2014

Playmaker Media

Stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia’s outback to the cool corridors of power in Canberra, The Code tells the story of two very different brothers who unearth information those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret.

LOCKS OF LOVE – 2014

SilverSun Pictures

Eleven tales of love connected by padlocks on a gate – a journey exploring the heart behind the worldwide phenomenon that is Locks of Love.


2013

GALORE – 2013

Film Camp Pty Ltd

Two teenage girls have their friendship and their lives changed forever during a sweltering summer.

CANBERRA CONFIDENTIAL – 2013

Smith and Nasht

As Canberra celebrates its centenary, there’s no better time to bare its secrets. ABC presenter Annabel Crabb dishes the dirt on a series of almost forgotten scandals and political skulduggery that rocked the nation.

THE BOFFIN, THE BUILDER AND THE BOMARDIER – 2013

For Valour Pty Ltd

Three mates with their own individual skills deconstruct history by reconstructing the devices that made it. This fun, lively and fast paced ‘hands on history’ show reveals some surprising insights into the past.

FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE – 2013

Clare Young Films

An intimate portrait of Jane Campion and her collaborators at work: a personal and insightful exploration of how the creative spirit can survive and flourish against all odds…

THE STORY OF AUSTRALIA – 2013

For Valour Pty Ltd

A documentary on the heritage, diverse culture, industry, enterprise and unique natural features of Australia.


2012

NEW ZEALAND FROM ABOVE – 2012

For Valour Pty Ltd

An aerial journey from the deep south of the South Island to the northern tip of the North Island. We discover the landscapes and meet New Zealanders who talk about their work, interests and culture.


2011

THE DIGGER – 2011

Bearcage Films Pty Ltd

On international battlefields, through archive and re-enactment we search for the greatest Australian icon: The Digger. At the end of the nineteenth century soldiers from Australia came under fire in Africa – they were the first of one and a quarter million Australian men and women to serve their country in war and conflict and in every continent except the one they called home. The chronicle of Australia’s soldiers from then till now is full of heroism, humour, mateship and larrikinism.