Feature Film / Garth Davis (2016)
Producers: Iain Canning, Angie Fielder & Emile Sherman
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Starring: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman
Feature Film / Boon Joon Ho (2017)
Producers: Plan B Entertainment (for Netflix)
Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating animal named Okja.
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins
Feature Film / Jeffrey Walker (2017)
This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.
Starring: Alex Acosta, Alicia Banit, Miranda Otto
Feature Film / David Michôd (2017)
Producers: Plan B Entertainment (for Netflix)
An idiosyncratic general confronts opposition from enemies, allies, and bureaucrats while leading a massive rebuild operation in Afghanistan.
Starring: Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Topher Grace
Feature Film / Cate Shortland (2017)
Producer: Polly Staniford
A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.
Starring: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt
Feature Film/ Alena Lodkina (2017)
Milena travels to a remote opal mining community to see her estranged, ill father. Lost and alone, she falls into his bewildering world, where men share ideals of freedom and escape from society, and soon he doesn’t want her to leave. Stuck in time, father and daughter try to mend their fractured bond, but their connection is fragile, like the strange, colourful gems he digs up from the earth.
Part of Venice Biennale Cinema + premiered at Venice Film Festival
Feature Documentary / Eddie Martin (2017)
Producers: Sarah Shaw & Eddie Martin
A candid and personal insight into the rise of world-renowned street artist Anthony Lister as he challenges conservative Australia, whilst battling his own demons.
Feature Film/ Rachel Perkins (2017)
Producers: Vincent Sheehan & David Jowsey
Jasper Jones is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever.
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Toni Collette, Angourice Rice
Feature Film / Rosemary Myers (2015)
The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world.
AFCA for Best Film (2015)
Seattle International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize (2015)
Feature Film / Robert Connolly (2015)
Producers: Maggie Miles & Liz Kearney
A young boy named Dylan has a passion for flight and ends up competing in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. He faces distraction and hostility from a school bully, as well as his father, still grieving over the death of his mother in an automobile accident, and his chief rival, the spoiled win-at-all-costs Jason, the son of a respected golfer. He is inspired by his devil-may-care former World War II RAAF fighter-pilot grandfather, a kite hawk he feeds on his way to school and later a Japanese paper plane champion Kimi. Starring Ed Oxenbould, Sam Worthington & David Wenham
Toronto International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection: Berlinale 2015
Feature film / Tony Mahony, Angus Sampson (2014)
Producers: Angus Sampson, Jane Liscombe
It's 1983. A naive man with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach is detained by Australian Federal Police. Alone and afraid, 'the Mule' makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence...literally. And by doing so becomes a "human time-bomb," dragging cops, criminals, lawyers and his mother into his impossible escapade. Inspired by true events.
Starring Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Hugo Weaving
Official Selection, London International Film Festival 2014
Feature Documentary / Damon Gameau (2014)
Producer: Nick Batzias
One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. THAT SUGAR FILM will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.
Winner: Best Documentary AACTA Awards
Feature film / David Michôd (2014)
Producers: David Linde, David Michôd, Liz Watts
Set in a dangerous near-future, 10 years after the collapse of the western economic system, The Rover depicts an Australia without law or order. The country's natural resources have attracted a range of dangerous opportunists, and life is cheap. When Eric has his car stolen, he embarks on a ruthless mission to track down the thieves. He soon forms an unlikely partnership with Rey , the naïve younger brother of gang member Henry who has left Rey behind in the bloody aftermath of the gang's most recent robbery. Both gripping and terrifying, The Rover's power lies in its strong relation to reality.
Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson & Scoot McNairy
Official selection Cannes 2014
Plus multiple awards internationally
Feature Film / Rachel Ward (2009)
Beautiful Kate follows writer, Ned Kendall as he returns to the remote family home inhabited by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father.
Starring Bryan Brown, Ben Mendelsohn and Rachel Griffiths.
Feature Film / Tony Ayres (2014)
Producers: Trevor Blainey and Michael McMahon
An ex-convict is trying to make a new life for himself in a new city. But his new life is challenged when his foreboding and charismatic former cell mate arrives in town.
Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell, Jessica De Gouw
Feature Documentary / Matthew Bate (2015)
Producers : Rebecca Summerton and Sophie Hyde
In 1977, Sam Klemke started obsessively documenting his entire life on film. Beginning decades before the modern obsession with selfies and status updates, we see Sam grow from an optimistic teen to a self-important 20 year old, into an obese, self-loathing 30-something and onwards into his philosophical 50s. The same year that Sam began his project, NASA launched the Voyager craft into deep space carrying the Golden Record, a portrait of humanity that would try to explain to extra terrestrials who we are. From director Matthew Bate (Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure), Sam Klemke’s Time Machine follows two unique self-portraits as they travel in parallel – one hurtling through the infinity of space and the other stuck in the suburbs of Earth – in a freewheeling look at time, memory, mortality and what it means to be human.
2015: Official Selection Sundance Film Festival and Rotterdam International Film Festival
Feature Film / Julius Avery (2014)
Producer : Timothy White
Locked up for a minor crime, 19-year-old JR (Brenton Thwaites) quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia’s most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch (Ewan McGregor). But protection comes at a price. Lynch and his crew have plans for their young protégée. However, as things start to go wrong, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. JR finds himself unsure of whom he can trust and on a collision course with his former mentor.
Feature Film / Rhys Graham (2013)
Producer: Philippa Campey
Galore tells the story of Billie and Laura, two reckless teenage best friends, who share everything, except for Billie’s biggest secret; she’s crazy in love with Laura’s boyfriend.
Starring Ashleigh Cummings, Aliki Matangi, Lily Sullivan and Toby Wallace.
Official selection Berlinale 2014
Feature Film / Michael Kantor (2014)
Producers: Robert Connolly, Stephen Armstrong & Jo Dyer
The Boy Castaways is a metaphysical thriller that sees four men drawn into a grand cabaret of the soul. Taken in hand by the enigmatic leading lady, the men are plunged into a labyrinth of jealousy, betrayal, violence and sex.
Populated with Australia’s brightest lights of theatre, music and film and a remarkable score that recalls the songs of the present and the past, the film is a haunting ode to the magic of the stage and the visceral power of music.
Starring Tim Rogers, Paul Capsis and Megan Washington.
Feature Film / Antonia Barnard and Nicholas Cole (2012)
Directed by Glendyn Ivin and starring Hugo Weaving, The Last Ride follows a young boy accompanying his father, who is wanted by the police, across Australia.
Abu Dahbi International Film Festival - Black Pearl for Best New Director (2009)
Rome International Film Festival –Jury Prize (2009)