Screen Australia Spends Up Big On Aussie TV & Film Productions To The Tune Of $64m!

Screen Australia Logo… And no I’m not getting a cut dagnamit!!

And here’s where it went!

FEATURE FILMS

KILL ME THREE TIMES – Director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog). Cast: Abbie Cornish, Alica Braga, Sullivan Stapleton. (I got to read this script earlier on this year when Greg McClean was attached to direct it – it’s a little cracker of a script)

CUT SNAKE – Director Tony Ayres (The Slap, Home Song Stories). Cast: Ryan Kwanten, Sullivan Stapleton. True life story of 2 ex cons who set fire to a club killing 15 people.

THE DARKSIDE – Director Warwick Thorton (Samson & Delihah). Cast: Deborah Mailman, Bryan Brown. An anthology of spoken word ghost tales.

NOW ADD HONEY – Director Wayne Hope. A families life is turned upside down when their pop star cousin comes to stay

FELL – Director Kasimir Burgess. A revenge and redemption story. (That’s all I could find on it)

TV PROJECTS

NEVER TEAR US APART – 4 hour mini-series about INXS and Michael Hutchense

THE CODE – 6 part thriller that sees two locals embroiled in an international political scandal.

SECRETS & LIES: THE TRACK – An innocent man becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a 4 year old boy. 6 part drama.

RETURN TO DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND – A follow on the the famed Fred Schepisi film reuniting us with the characters from the film 35 years on

POWER GAMES: THE PACKER/MURDOCH STORY – A mini-series on the rivalry between the two media magnates.

There are other projects also on the go and the above are some exciting highlights! Nice job Screen Australia!

My thanks to Don Groves, Deadline and Screen Australia for the heads up.