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
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 / 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 / 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 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.
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.
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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 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