SA Film Corporation

Current Productions

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



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.



Status: Pre-Production
Production Company: Corner Table Productions, Fox International
Producer: Sue Murray
Writer/Director: Marion Pilowsky
Synopsis: The Call Back pitches a young couple against the visitors from hell, an insufferable duo who operate with the confidence of the annointed



Status: Principle Photography
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.



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.



Status: Post 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.



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.




Pre 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.


Pre Production
Production Company: Rebel Leader, ABC
Producers: Anthony Frith and Rebecca Elliott
Executive Producer: Rebecca Summerton
Director: Anthony Frith
Writers: Anthony Frith & Rebecca Elliot
Synopsis: Anthony, a failed musician, travels to Danvers, Massachusetts to learn how to make a living off his music from self-proclaimed “middle-class artist”, Matt Farley. Matt pays his mortgage with his art, making online streaming’s small payouts work for him by writing 20,000 novelty songs. Over two weeks, Anthony will become Matt’s song spamming apprentice, learning the ins and outs of making a buck off music in the age of music streaming. But can you still claim to be an artist while writing hundreds of songs about poop? Anthony is eager to find out.


Principle Photography
Production Comapny: Unboxed Productions, ABC
Producer: Rebecca Elliott
Executive Producer: Kirsty Stark
Director: Sam Matthews
A transgender filmmaker sets out to meet other gender diverse artists from across Australia. Whilst contributing to a multifaceted art project, Unboxed, each artist explores how personal identity can influence creative expression.



Status: Post 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.




Status: Post Production
Production Company: Budaya Productions 
Producer: Katrina 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.