Made in SA Showcase
The Made in SA Showcase is an informative resource, detailing the variety of SAFC supported feature film, television, multi-media and documentary productions produced in SA since 2010. A selection of recent productions is shown below. Choose a filter to see more.
A MONTH OF SUNDAYS
Madman Production Company
Producer: Kirsty Stark and Nick Batzias
Director: Matthew Saville
Real Estate agent Frank Mollard doesn’t like to admit it, even to himself, but he’s in a bit of a rut. He’s recently divorced, has a fractious relationship with his fourteen year old son Frank Jnr and at best he’s treading water at work. Then, one night, he gets a phone call from his dead mother.
Soft Tread Enterprises
Producer: Jo Dyer
Director: Rosemary Myers
Girl Asleep is adapted from the Windmill Theatre play of the same name. It is the story of Greta Driscoll, a chronically shy girl who is privately falling apart. On the cusp of turning 15, she can't bear to leave her childhood, containing as it does all the things that give her comfort in the increasingly unstable and incomprehensible new world. Downstairs her birthday party is about to kick off and she must draw on all her strength to venture there and face the music. As the events of the night unfold, going from bad to even worse, a stranger arrives and sends Greta into a parallel place: a latent world that's weirdly erotic, ultra violent and thoroughly ludicrous. It is there that she will find herself.
Producer: Kent Smith, Michael Robertson
Director: Nick Robertson
Hardened farmer and devoted family man, Adam Wilson, after discovering the last of his livestock have been mauled to death on his farm by a pack of wild dogs, can do nothing but watch as his dreams of continuing the family business are shattered. Furthermore, the arrival of a bank representative at their farmhouse door announcing the foreclosure of their mortgage couldn’t come at a worse time. Angry and defiant, Adam sees the banker off his property, reassuring his saddened wife Carla and their two children Sophia and Kyle that they aren’t going anywhere. But shortly after darkness falls, unsuspecting shadows begin to lurk outside their farmhouse. A pack of wild dogs are preparing to close in, thirsty for blood and ready to attack...Through a series of frightening and bloody encounters with the pack of vicious beasts, Adam and Carla, in survival mode, are forced to protect their two children to make it through the night. Will they make it out alive? Or will they fall victim to...THE PACK!
WOLF CREEK TELEVISION
Screentime Pty Ltd, STAN
Producer: Elisa Argenzio and Peter Gawler
Director: Tony Tilse, Greg McLean
Can Eve, a young American on holiday in Australia, satisfy her quest for justice after her family are killed in outback Australia?
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF FIGARO PHO
Chocolate Liberation Front
Producer: Dan Fill, Frank Verheggen
Director: Luke Jurevicius
Figaro Pho is warm-hearted, adorable, quirky and mischievous character….who just happens to be afflicted with a multitude of weird and wonderful phobias. Based on the award winning first season ‘The Adventures of Figaro Pho”, the program follows his misadventures.
Producer: Julie Byrne, Jennifer Jones (Executive Producer)
Director: Danny Philippou, Michael Philippou
Kino Films in association with Southern Light Alliance
Producer: Kerry Heysen
Director: Scott Hicks
Director Scott Hicks (SHINE and GLASS: A Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts)
continues his exploration of music-themed films with a new documentary project. It is a story of passion… of obsession... and possession. A journey into a world of rarefied instruments and the dealers, philanthropists and musicians who seek them out.
Producer: Kate Croser
Director: Meryl Tankard
At the peak of her career, one of Australia’s most celebrated dancers, Michelle Ryan, is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Betrayed by her body, she loses her career, mobility and marriage. Despite her damaged confidence and disability, in a chance moment of opportunity she is eventually drawn back to dance, becoming an inspirational Artistic Director at Restless Dance Theatre, an Adelaide based dance company working with young disabled people. MICHELLE is a heart warming and uplifting story for a TV and film festival audience that offers an insight into the world of dance and disability and the liberating power of art.