SA Film Corporation

Current Productions

Below are SAFC funded projects which are currently in pre-production, principal photography or post production stage.

FEATURE FILMS

IN THE BLOOD

Status: Pre Production 
Production Company:  Retro Active Films
Producer: Trevor Blainey 
Director:  Victoria Cocks
Writer: Nigel Karikari      
Synopsis: Selina, a self-serving vampire, returns to a remote farmstead to destroy the last vestiges of her own troubling humanity, her long abandoned now teenage human son. Unable to go through with it and pursued by a ruthless band of hunters she finds herself on the run with him, forced to make choices that will put her on a bloody journey back to her own humanity and ultimately her own redemption.

 

MOTHER

Status: Pre Production 
Production Company: Southern Light, The Penguin Empire
Producers: Timothy White, Kevin Munro
Executive Producers: Jean Luc de Fanti, Terry Douglas, Paris Kasidokostas, Anna Vincent (Co-Producer)
Director: Grant Sputore
Writer: Michael Lloyd Green
Synopsis: A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot “Mother” – designed to repopulate the earth’s surface following an extinction-level event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

 

STORM BOY

Status: Pre Production
Production Company: Ambience Entertainment 
Producer: Michael Bougham, Matthew Street, Paul Ranford (Co-Producer)
Director: Shawn Seet
Writer: Justin Mojo
Synopsis: This time around we first meet Mike ‘Storm Boy’ Kingley as a grandfather recounting his childhood adventures to his conflicted teen granddaughter and how, while living on an isolated coastline with his father Hideaway Tom, his life changed forever when he formed a special bond with orphaned pelican Mr Percival.

 

BAD BLOOD

Status: Post Production
Production Company: FG Film Productions (Australia) Pty Ltd
Executive Producers: Anthony J Lyons, Robbie Little, Mark Spratt, James Vernon 
Producers: Antony I. Ginnane, David Lightfoot 
Co-producers:  Steve Cooper, Jackie Fletcher
Director: David Pulbrook
Writer: David Pulbrook
Synopsis: Carrie, an attractive veterinarian accepts an invitation from her fiancée, a best-selling author, for a long weekend away. When she senses something is terribly wrong she decides to leave only to find herself trying to escape the house into a desolate forest fearing for her life and fighting against a psychopathic killer. 

 

GOING FOR GOLD

Status: Production
Production Company: Glenpictures
Producer/Writer/Director: Clay Glen 
Synopsis: Tash Simpson is a American country girl who gains a scholarship to an Australian elite private school and uses her raw and huge talent as a gymnast to win friends and enable her new gym club to retain their elite club status.

 

CARGO

Status: Post Production
Production Company/s: Causeway Films
Producers: Kristina Ceyton, Sam Jennings, Mark Patterson
Directors/Writers: Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling
Synopsis: Cargo is a dual father/daughter love story, unfolding against the backdrop of a deadly outbreak. In a desperate attempt to outrun a violent pandemic, a father stranded in rural Australia has 48 hours to find a new home for his one-year-old daughter after being infected. 

 

HOTEL MUMBAI

Status: Post Production
Production Companies: Arclight Films, Hamilton Films Thunder Road Pictures and Electric Pictures Production 
Line Producer: Barbara Gibbs
Co-Producers: Pravesh Singh and Brain Hayes
Executive Producers: Kent Kubena, Jonathan Fuhrman, Bryce Menzies, Andrea Quesnelle, Joan Peter, Ying Ye, Ryan Hamilton, Anthony Maras, Dev Patel, John Collee, Mark Montgomery and Min-Li Tan. 
Produced by: Basil Iwanyk, Julie Ryan, Andrew Ogilvie, Gary Hamilton, Mike Gabrawy, and John Thomas
Writer: John Collee and Anthony Maras 
Director: Anthony Maras 
Synopsis: Hotel Mumbai is inspired by the devastating attacks on Mumbai in 2008. A story which fearlessly tackles the defining global issues of our time. A story about ordinary people. Real people. People of all races, all colours, all creeds, binding together in a gruelling fight for survival. A story that celebrates humanity’s highest ideals – compassion, courage, resilience and an unwavering desire to live.

 

RABBIT

Status: Post Production
Production Company/s: Projector Films
Producers: David Ngo
Co-Producer: Daniel Joyce
Director/Writer: Luke Shanahan
Synopsis: Almost a year after her identical twin disappears, 25-year-old medical student Maude Ashton is haunted by visions of her abduction. Convinced she is still alive, Maude follows the clues to a derelict caravan park where she discovers her fate is intrinsically linked to that of her sister.

 

SWEET COUNTRY

Status: Post Production
Production Company:   Retroxflex Lateral 
Producers: David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin, David Tranter
Director: Warwick Thornton
Writers: Steven McGregor and David Tranter
Synopsis: 1920s tale of an Aboriginal stockman tried for murder

 

TELEVISION/SVOD

PRISONERS AND PUPS

Status: Post Production
Writer/Director/Producer: Shalom Almond
Executive Producer: Lauren Drewery
SynopsisPrisoners sign up to rehabilitate retired greyhound racing dogs to prepare them for life on the outside. The inmates have just a few weeks to learn how to train, socialise and transform the dogs into loving, family-friendly pets – and then face giving them up for adoption in the outside world. In turn, can the dogs help the inmates rebuild their lives? Can man and animal work together to create a better life for each other?

 

WOLF CREEK SEASON 2

Status: Pre-Production
Production Company: Screentime Pty Ltd
Producers: Kerrie Mainwaring, Lisa Scott
Writers: Nick Parsons, Shanti Gudgeon
Director: Greg McLean
Synopsis: Mick Taylor sees an opportunity of a lifetime after a chance encounter with a coach full of tourists from around the globe. The unwitting travellers begin an outback adventure none of them could have imagined.

 

F*CKING ADELAIDE 

Status: Post Production
Production Company: Closer Productions  
Producer: Rebecca Summerton, Sophie Hyde
Director: Sophie Hyde
Writer: Matthew Cormack, Matt Vesely
Synopsis: Three close but disparate siblings return to Adelaide because their mother is selling their childhood home. But when they discover that the sale will leave them with nothing, their middle class freedoms and sense of security is rocked. Each episode is told through the unique point of view of one of the characters.

 

DOCUMENTARY 

MAKING A MARK 

Status: Post Production
Production Company: Southern Light Alliance 
Producer:  Anna Vincent
Writer/Director: Richard Jasek
Synopsis: The international art world will turn their attention to South Australia in May 2017 when the inaugural, $100,000 Ramsay Art Prize is awarded. Open only to artists under 40, MAKING A MARK (working title) will chronicle these emerging Australian creatives as they pit ambition against fear of rejection; brilliance against insecurity, and their own unique forms of insight against the very best contemporary art in the world.

 

BRUMLEY'S SUITCASE

Status: Post Production 
Production Company: Closer Productions
Producer: Christine Williams
Director: Ben Dowie
Synopsis: In September this year 3 South Australian singer songwriters who have grown up singing songs from the American songbook, will be given the chance of a lifetime to record and play in Austin and Nashville. They have been invited by the relatives of Albert E Brumley (legendary songwriter of countless American classics including the iconic ‘I’ll Fly Away) to record some of his lost songs, which have recently been discovered in an old suitcase. This musical goldmine has been offered by the Brumley family as a way of bringing the sister cities of Austin and Adelaide together through song.

 

STILL POINT

Status: Post Production
Production Company: Budaya Productions 
Producer: Katina Lucas
Writer/Director: Mira Soulio
Synopsis: The Still Point explores the work of Australian documentary photographer Robert McFarlane. Drawing from his collection of work spanning five decades, the film charts the social history and changing face of contemporary Australia as revealed in McFarlane’s intimate images, highlighting his intuitive ability to capture moments of human connection through the lens.


ANIMATION

1001 Nights

Status: In production
Production Company: Chocolate Liberation Front

Producer: Dan Fill, Frank Verheggen

Co-producer & Creative Producer: Luke Jurevicius

Line Producer: Melissa Sheldrick

Writer: various

Director: Andrew Kunzel, Luke Jurevicius

Synopsis: Chocolate Liberation Front teams up with Hahn Films and Toonz animation on the Network Ten production of 1001 Nights.