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 1974. A selection of recent productions is shown below. Choose a filter to see more.
Producer: Rebecca Summerton, Sarah Brocklehurst, Cormac Fox, Sophie Hyde
Director: Sophie Hyde
After a decade of partying, Laura and Tyler's friendship is strained by Laura’s new love and her focus on her novel. A snapshot of a modern woman with competing desires, at once a celebration of female friendship and an examination of the choices we make when facing a crossroads.
I AM MOTHER
Southern Light Films, The Penguin Empire
Producer: Kelvin Munro, Timothy White
Director: Grant Sputore
In the wake of humanity’s extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.
I AM WOMAN
Goalpost Pictures Australia
Producer: Unjoo Moon, Rosemary Blight
Director: Unjoo Moon
This uplifting biopic tells the story of Helen Reddy, the fiercely ambitious Australian singer behind the 1971 megahit anthem that became the rallying cry of the women’s liberation movement.
Causeway Films, Made Up Stories
Producer: Kristina Ceyton, Steve Hutensky, Jennifer Kent, Bruna Papandrea
Director: Jennifer Kent
Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way, she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.
TOP END WEDDING
Goalpost Pictures Australia
Producer: Rosemary Blight, Kate Croser, Kylie Du Fresne
Director: Wayne Blair
Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.
Producer: Sophie Hyde, Lisa Scott, Rebecca Summerton
Director: Sophie Hyde, Ana Kokkinos
The Hunting intimately and dramatically imagines the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and their families throughout the lead up, revelation and aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal. When two high school teachers discover students are sharing explicit photos of their underage friends and peers online, the revelation has unbearable consequences for their students and their families. Tackling themes of misogyny, privacy, sexuality and sexualisation, online exploitation, masculinity and gender, the series uses this singular event as a way of exploring some of the most pressing issues of our time and offering a vital portrait of contemporary, multicultural Australia.
THE LETDOWN (SEASON 2)
Producer: Linda Micsko
Director: Trent O'Donnell, Amanda Brotchie, Alison Bell, Sarah Scheller
Season Two will continue to explore the highs and lows of parenting. We pick up the experience one year in, when life with a baby has become the new normal. The focus shifts from keeping baby alive to the individual needs of all members of the family. From interior family life to explorations outside the nursery, each story will explore the family’s new and ever changing dynamic. With sleeping, weaning and feeding relatively under control, the parents will confront the next barrage of challenges: walking; talking (first words for bubs, complete sentences for Mums); returning to work (multitasking hell or child-free haven?); childcare (and the plague-like sickness that accompanies it) and self-soothing for all (with screens and alcohol). As well as this there’s moving house, rediscovering cultural identity and, gaining and losing family. The new normal brings more change, more chaos and naturally, more comedy. .... As our babies learn to walk, so too do the parents (metaphorically). At first it’s all baby-steps, stumbles, and possibly a few concussions, but ultimately, everyone will find their feet. And, eventually run with it.
Producer: Paul Ryan
Director: Gan Lu
The first Chinese television drama series shot in Australia, Speed was filmed in Adelaide and surrounding areas and stars Elvis Han, Xu Lu, and Du Haitao. The 32-part series tells the story of an underground street racer turned professional race car driver, with action sequences directed by specialist Hong Kong director Bruce Law (Jackie Chan’s Supercop, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Mission Impossible 3).
Producer: Anna Vincent, Pia Borg, Bonnie McBride
Director: Pia Borg
Demonic revisits the infamous Satanic Ritual Abuse Panic of the 1980s, a mass hysteria where people around the world recovered memories of debauchery, murder, human sacrifice and satanic cults. Blending archive and reconstruction the film uncovers the forces at play between psychiatry, media, and false memory.
FROM UNDER THE RUBBLE
Producer: Anne Tsoulis, John Moore
Director: Anne Tsoulis
From Under the Rubble is a high impact feature length documentary that prompts us to examine the personal, emotional and psychological toll of armed conflict on defenseless civilian populations, in particular, women and children. There is are a multitude of stories to be told from conflict zones and this is just one among many, so extreme it challenges the audience to stand in the shoes of Zeinat Samouni and her seven children, survivors of what has become known in Gaza as the Samouni massacre.
THE SUMMATION OF FORCE
Producer: Anton Andreacchio, Rebecca Summerton
Director: Trent Parke, Narelle Autio, Matthew Bate
In a moonlit suburban back yard, two brothers battle one another in a mythic game of cricket. An immersive study of the motion, physics and psychology of elite sport, Summation of Force is a cosmic, dreamlike and darkly beautiful metaphor for life.