SA Film Corporation


Doing it Differently Information Session with Closer Productions (12 March 2019)

March 12 2019
Doing It Differently Information Session

Rebecca Summerton and Sophie Hyde 
The inaugural Doing It Differently initiative provides project funding for fiction projects that utilize a fresh approach to the production process and methodology.

Doing it Differently is in direct response to the Raising Films Report launched by WIFT Australia which details the experiences of parents and carers in the screen industry and the need to develop family friendly approaches to the methodology around creating content for the screen.

Case Study
A landmark example of Doing It Differently is SAFC funded feature film 52 Tuesdays. Adelaide-based Closer Productions developed a unique methodology for the film, shooting only every Tuesday for whole a year. The result was a calling card film for Closer with 52 Tuesdays awarded the Crystal Bear at Berlin and Best Director World Cinema at Sundance.

The SAFC will host a seminar with Rebecca Summerton and Sophie Hyde of Closer Productions who will share their experiences of developing and executing non traditional production methodologies. SAFC Head of Production, Development, Attraction and Studios Amanda Duthie will also provide an overview of the initiative and answer any questions. 

When: Tuesday, 12 March 2019 8.30-10am*
Where: Adelaide Studios Screening Theater, 1 Mulberry Road Glenside SA 5065
RSVPs: Essential for capacity and catering purposes. Please RSVP by Friday, 8 March 2019.

*Please ensure you are on time, as event will be on a tight schedule. 

Please let us know should you have any access requirements 

Access the Doing it Differently guidelines here

Rebecca Summerton
Rebecca produced break out low budget feature 52 Tuesdays which won the directing award for World Cinema at Sundance and the Crystal Bear at Berlinale as well as feature documentary Sam Klemke’s Time Machinewhich premiered at Sundance and in Official Selection at HotDocs and Rotterdam.
Rebecca produces across genres and platforms. For television, she has made numerous documentaries including Dendy Award-winning I Want to Dance Better at Parties and three-part arts series Hannah Gadsby’s Oz. She has made short works in virtual reality including the ACMI commissioned Stuck in the Middle with You and Sundance selectedSummation of Force. Rebecca recently produced the 6-part online seriesF*!#ing Adelaide which premiered at Series Mania and on ABC iView in 2018. She is currently in post-production on the multi-platform biblical heavy metal satire The Book of Darryl and in production on The Hunting a 4 x 1 hour drama series for SBS Television. Rebecca is co-owner/director of the multi-award winning screen production company Closer Productions.

Sophie  Hyde
Sophie's debut fiction film 52 Tuesdays (director/producer/co-writer) was set and shot every Tuesday for one year and won the directing award in World Cinema Dramatic at Sundance and the Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Her first episodic series F*!#ing Adelaide, which she created, produced and directed screened at Berlin Film Festival and Series Mania in 2018 and screened on Australia's ABC1 and iview to glowing reviews. She produced and co-directed the acclaimed feature documentary Life in Movement, winner of the Australian Documentary Prize in 2011 and the Cinedans Jury and Audience prizes.

Sophie has been commissioned to make made screen based work for the National Portrait Gallery, Carriageworks and the Art Gallery of South Australia. She also works as a Producer and believes strongly in nurturing new voices. Sophie was recently mentor and executive producer on A Field Guide to Being A 12-year-old-girl, the directorial debut of Tilda Cobham-Hervey which won the short film Crystal Bear at Berlin Film Festival last year. She produced Matt Bate’s feature documentaries Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure and Sam Klemke’s Time Machine, which both premiered at Sundance. Sophie is currently producing a feature documentary by Maya Newell (Gayby Baby) and in production as creator/director of The Hunting. She is a co-founder of film collaborative, Closer Productions.