SA Film Corporation

Current Productions

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

 


FEATURE FILMS

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2067

Status: Pre Production 
Production Company:  We Are Arcadia
Producer: Lisa Shaughnessy, Kate Croser
Director:  Seth Larney
Writer: Seth Larney    
Synopsis: One man's journey to the future to save a dying world.

 

THE FLIP SIDE

Status: Australian release August 30 2018
Production Company: Corner Table Productions, Fox International
Producers: Marion Pilowsky, Sue Murray and David Willing
Writer/Director: Marion Pilowsky
Synopsis: Mired in debt, Ronnie is a struggling Adelaide restaurateur looking after her elderly mother and living with good-hearted boyfriend Jeff. Five years ago she had an intense affair with British movie star, Henry. Despite wild declarations of love, as the movie wrapped so did the relationship, crushing Ronnie’s heart. When Henry’s French girlfriend Sophie calls to say they will be in Adelaide on a promotional tour Jeff excitedly agrees to meet up and unwittingly creates the perfect opportunity for Henry to seduce Ronnie all over again. THE FLIP SIDE taps into the intricacies of relationships, ambition and love when mixed with a bloody good shiraz.

 

AWOKEN

Status: Post Production
Production Company: Anomaly Pictures
Producer: Daniel Phillips, Charles Billeh
Director: Daniel Phillips
Writer: Daniel Phillips, Alan Grace
Synopsis: Karla, an atheist medical student, is trying to save her brother, Blake, from his terminal sleep condition, Fatal Familial Insomnia (FFI), a condition where you are unable to sleep until you die. As Karla and her colleagues treat Blake with experimental medicine, he starts to improve, but strange demonic visions start to haunt Karla and the other doctors and soon, people start to go missing. 

 

I AM MOTHER

Status: Post 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: Post Production
Production Company: Ambience Entertainment 
Producer: Michael Boughen, 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.

 

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.

 

 

TELEVISION/SVOD

THE HUNT

Status: Pre Production 
Production Company:  Closer Productions
Producer: Rebecca Summerton
Director:  Sophie Hyde
Writers: Matt Vesley, Nikki Aken  
Synopsis: THE HUNT intimately and dramatically imagines the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and families during the lead up, revelation and aftermath of the nude teen photo scandal that rocked Australia in 2016 – when boys in over seventy schools across Australia were found to have been sharing explicit photos of their underage female friends and peers online. Tackling themes of
misogyny, privacy, sexuality and sexualisation, online exploitation, toxic masculinity and gender, the series uses this singular event to explore some of the most pressing issues of our time and offering a vital portrait of contemporary, multicultural Australia.

 

UPRIGHT

Status: Pre Production 
Production Company:  Lingo Pictures
Producer: Jason Stephens, Chris Taylor, Melissa Kelly
Director:  Matthew Saville
Writers: Tim Michin, Chris Taylor, Kate Mulvany and Leon Ford
Synopsis: A down-and-out musician has to push a piano from one side of Australia to the other in order to honour his mother's dying wish, and that's the easy bit. His real problems begin when he's joined by a fugitive teenage girl who soon proves to be even heavier
baggage than the piano. What are the odds they'll all make it out of the desert intact?

 

WANTED SEASON 3

Status: Post Production 
Production Company:  Matchbox Pictures
Producers: Rebecca Gibney, Richard Bell, Amanda Higgs
Synopsis: When Lola’s innate need for justice sees her blow her cover in the witness protection program, she and Chelsea hit the road once more. This time, in pursuit of a life of freedom outside the law that will take them right through the burning red centre of Australia. But it won’t be easy. It’s going to take every last ounce of courage and skill they have to survive the extraordinary danger that comes from both their enemies and the land as they journey towards becoming their truest outlaw selves. 

 

PINE GAP

Status: Post Production
Production Company: Screentime Pty Ltd
Producers: Lisa Scott, Felecity Packard
Executive Producers: Bob Campbell, Rory Callaghan and Greg Hadrick
Writer: Greg Hadrick
Synopsis: Set in the secretive world of intelligence, Pine Gap exposes the stress inflicted on nations and individuals when ultimate loyalty is under threat, and true motives endanger the famously strong American/Australian joint military alliance through conflicting interests, personal ideals … and one tragic mistake.