Feature Film / Owen Trevor (2020)
Producers: Sonia Borella, Jamie Hilton
A thrilling family film about a boy who must overcome tremendous odds and his own recklessness to achieve his dream of winning the National Go Kart Championship
Starring: Frances O’Connor, Richard Roxburgh, Dan Wyllie, Anastasia Bampos
Feature Film / Justin Kurzel (2020)
Producers: Justin Kurzel, Paul Ranford, Hal Vogel, Liz Watts
Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.
Starring: George MacKay, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Russell Crowe
Feature Film / Rachel Griffiths (2019)
Producers: Richard Keddie, Naomi Cleaver, Tim Haslam, Susie Montague-Delaney, Felicity Stoward
Ride Like a Girl is director Rachel Griffiths’ Australian-shot, horse racing feature, following the true story of 'Michelle J. Payne', winner of the 2015 'Melbourne Cup', as the first female jockey to win the event, starring Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill and Sullivan Stapleton.
Feature Film / David Michôd (2019)
Producers: Joel Edgerton, David Michôd, Brad Pitt, Liz Watts, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
Young Henry V encounters deceit, war and treachery after becoming King of England in the 15th century, in the aftermath of his brother's death.
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Robert Pattinson, Joel Edgerton
World premiere at Venice Film Festival (2019)
Feature Film / Leigh Whannell (2018)
Producers: Jason Blum, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones & Kylie Du Fresne.
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.
Starring: Logan Marshall-Green
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 / 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 / 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/ 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / Stephen Page (2015)
Producers: John Harvey and Robert Connolly
Spear is groundbreaking work from Stephen Page telling a contemporary Aboriginal story through movement and dance. It follows a young Aboriginal man Djali as he journeys through his community to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world. Featuring dancers from Stephen's highly acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre, this is an intimate journey with one of Australia's most celebrated artists as he brings this modern day mythology to the screen.
Starring: Hunter Page-Lochard, Aaron Pedersen, Djakapurra Munyarryun
Adelaide Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
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 Documentary / Jennifer Peedom (2015)
Producers: Bridget Ikin and John Smithson
A brawl on Everest? Director Jennifer Peedom set out to uncover tension in the 2014 Everest climbing season from the Sherpas' point of view and instead captured a tragedy when an avalanche struck, killing 16 Sherpas. Sherpa tells the story of how the Sherpas united after the tragedy in the face of fierce opposition, to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma.
Nominated: Best Documentary BAFTA
Winner: Grierson Award for Best Documentary at London Film Festival
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 / Robert Connolly (2014)
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 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