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)
Feature Film / Cate Shortland (2012)
Producer: Liz Watts
After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must trust someone she was taught to hate and face the darkness within herself. From the award winning director of Somersault.
Feature Film Production of the Year Award, 2013 Screen Producers Australia Awards
Bronze award for Outstanding Feature Film, 2013 German Film Awards.
Plus 17 other awards internationally
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
Short Film / Julius Avery and Stuart Parkyn (2008)
Five bored Kids with nothing to do decide to blow something up. Paper, scissors, rock seals the fate of Nathan, who risks everything after he is bullied into making a life and death decision.
AFI for Best Short Film (2008)
Feature Film / Tony Krawitz (2012)
Producers: Liz Watts, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning
This adaptation of the Christos Tsiolkas novel is about the decline of Europe and the ghosts there for children of immigrants in Australia. A dark, dense and wholly compelling psychological thriller that unsettlingly pulls the audience into the mix.
Toronto Film Festival 2012
Feature Film / Amiel Courtin-Wilson (2012)
Producer: Michael Cody
Dan is in love with Leanne. They were born on the same day. They eat together. They live together. They steal together. When Dan’s love is suddenly ripped away from him, he is reduced to savagery.
In competition 2011 Venice Film Festival
Winner Age Critics Award Best Australian Feature, Melbourne International Film Festival 2012
Feature Film / Boyd Hincklin (2013)
Producers: Nick Batzias & Robyn Kershaw
Save Your Legs! is an inspirational journey form the heart of Australia to the soul of India. It's the story of one man who refuses to lose his park cricket team to the realities of growing up. An uplifting adventure filled with comedy, cricket and Bollywood music. Save Your Legs! is an odyssey from the suburbs to the sub-continent in pursuit of a lifelong dream.
Starring Stephen Curry, Brendan Cowell and Brenton Thwaites.
Feature Film / Richard Frankland (2009)
Stone Bros. is Australia’s first indigenous road comedy. The film sees cousins Eddie and Charlie encounter a bizarre collection of characters as they head home to the bush from the city.
90 min Documentary / ABC (2013)
In 1968, John Weiley shot 'Autopsy on a Dream' a film on the Sydney Opera House which detailed the construction process of the Opera House, and the politics of Jorn Utzon’s dismissal. The documentary was controversial, it was screened once, and then John Weiley was told it had been destroyed. He has now bookended the original film with the story of its deliberate 'loss' by the BBC and its discovery 45 years later.
60 min Documentary / Nine Network (2011)
A behind-the-scene look at sporting icon, author, businessman, philanthropist and family man Jim Stynes and his inspiring fight against the cancer which ultimately cost his life in 2012.
60 min Documentary / SBS (2012)
Paper Dolls is a documentary that charts the growth of the Australian pin-p through the recollections of four former pin-up girls and three make collectors who were in the military during the Second World War.
Feature Film / Zak Hilditch (2013)
Producers: Liz Kearney and Robert Connolly
A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.
Starring: Angourie Rice, Jessica De Gouw, Nathan Phillips
Nominated for Camera D’Or at Cannes
Winner Audience Award Melbourne International Film Festival
Feature film / Stephen Page(2016)
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