SA Film Corporation

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.

For a quick look at SAFC productions since 1974,  view our 40th anniversary Showreel here.

 

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FEATURE FILM


Beautiful Kate

BEAUTIFUL KATE

2008

Producer: Bryan Brown, Leah Churchill-Brown
Director: Rachel Ward

A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While back home, Ned starts having memories of his beautiful twin sister and himself when they were children. These memories awaken long-buried secrets from the family's past.

 


Hey, Hey It's Esther Blueburger

HEY, HEY IT'S ESTHER BLUEBURGER

2008
EB Productions
Producer: Miriam Stein
Director: Cathy Randall

A coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl trying to fit into both a posh private school and an ordinary public school.


Ten Empty

TEN EMPTY

2008
Dragonfly Pictures
Producer: Naomi Wenck
Director: Anthony Hayes


The Boys are Back

THE BOYS ARE BACK

2008

Producer: Tim White, Greg Brenman
Director: Scott Hicks

The Boys Are Back is a confessional tale of fatherhood. It follows a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter who, in the wake of his wife's death, finds himself in a sudden, stultifying state of single parenthood. Joe Warr throws himself into the only child-rearing philosophy he thinks has a shot at bringing joy back into their lives: 'just says yes.' Raising two boys - a curious six year-old and a rebel teen from a previous marriage -- in a household devoid of feminine influence, and with a lack of rules, life becomes exuberant, instinctual, reckless... and on the constant verge of disaster. The three multi-generational boys of the Warr household, father and sons alike, must each find their own way, however tenuous, to grow up.


DOCUMENTARY


12 Canoes

12 CANOES

2008

Producer: Molly Reynolds, Rolf de Heer
Director: Molly Reynolds, Rolf de Heer

Ten Canoes (2006) is one of the great achievements of recent Australian cinema. It was the outcome of a collaborative contract between Rolf de Heer’s team and the people of Ramingining, who wanted to see their stories told. This collaboration has been on-going with de Heer and Molly Reynolds working with the community to produce a range of works that explore the culture, history and belief systems of the Yolgnu people of the Arafura Swamp area in Arnhem Land.

12 Canoes is a re-working of the website developed by a Ramingining consultative committee consisting of Peter Minygululu, Richard Birrinbirrin, Philip Gudthaykudthay, Peter Djigirr and Bobby Bunungurr. It is structured in 12 parts dealing with dreamtime stories, contact history with Macassans and Europeans, the flora and fauna of the country as well as kinship systems, ceremonies and languages. This is a superb vehicle for learning about indigenous culture.

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RAMONES ARE NOT DEAD

2008

Producer: Andrew Bunney, Suzy Ramone
Director: Andrew Bunney, Suzy Ramone

Local band Rammonettes set out on a campaign of world domination, seeking to unite all the Ramones fans in the world. Then there will be a a golden age of peace and hard rocking.

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The Pinaroo Surfer

THE PINAROO SURFER

2008
The Hero Project a Tallstoreez Productionz Pty Ltd initiative
Producer: Carl Kuddell
Director: Jennifer Lyons-Reid

A 10-part mini youth doco broadcast on the ABC in January - February 2009. 

Hone your bush survival skills and explore Kade’s Pinnaroo: gigantic Big Things, secret fishing spots, time travel and other stories in this series brought to you by the Hero Project, a Tallstoreez Productionz Pty Ltd initiative. 

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SHORT FILM


The Garden

THE GARDEN

2008
Room One Productions
Producer: Sharyn Pancione, Jennifer Jones
Director: Jennifer Jones

After the death of his mother, the vegetable garden becomes 11 year old Liam's lifeline to the world. For James, surviving the death of his wife has meant a total disconnection from the world, keeping pain at arm's length. It is only when Liam's beloved garden comes under attack by the family goats that James reconnects with his responsibilities as a father and Liam can once again become the child he really is.

Official Selection: St Kilda Film Festival; Salento International Film Festival; Heart of Gold International Film Festival; AFI TV

SAFC Support: Marketing Loan, Studio Services


Bad Language

BAD LANGUAGE

2008
Plexus Films
Producer: Viron Papadopoulos
Director: Viron Papadopoulos

If you don't speak Greek, you're in trouble. A bit of Greece survives in suburban Australia's Kafenios; cafes that are a cross between a men's club, mafia den and a nursing home. When Bill is forced to take over his uncle's Kafenio, Kosta sees an opportunity to make a fast buck off the kid, just so long as he can keep his cool, his wife at bay and the cops on side.

Official Selection: Melbourne International Film Festival

Awards: Best Screenplay & Best Cinematography, SA Screen Awards; CRC Award, Sydney Film Festival;  SBS Television Award - Film Chosen by SBS for Broadcast, 2011 Flickerfest Short Film Festival
SAFC Support: Short Film Fund Production Investment


Italian Spiderman

ITALIAN SPIDERMAN

2008
Flinders University and Alrugo Entertainment
Producer: Dario Russo
Director: Dario Russo

Witness the frenzied adventures of a timeless hero.

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Past Midnight

PAST MIDNIGHT

2008

Producer: Scott McDonald
Director: Vicki Sugars

A woman fleeing a flawed relationship shelters in a quiet fishing village. She finds solace there and learns that as night follows day, Mother Nature has a reason for everything.


The Cat Piano

THE CAT PIANO

2008

Producer: Eddie White, Ari Gibson
Director: Eddie White, Ari Gibson

In a city of singing cats, a lonely beat poet falls for a beautiful siren. When a mysterious figure kidnaps the town's singers, the poet must save his muse and put an end to a nefarious symphony. Produced by the People’s Republic of Animation. Narrated by Nick Cave.


The Mystery of Flying Kicks

THE MYSTERY OF FLYING KICKS

2008
Plexus Films
Producer: Viron Papadopoulos
Director: Matthew Bate

Murder, sex, drugs, art, politics... sneakers hanging on telephone lines have become a powerful urban symbol, inspiring genesis theories both hilarious and sinister. In an effort to get to the truth once and for all we asked the people of earth to help us solve this mystery. Using an on-line call out and a phone message bank, this documentary was made entirely from donated photographs, phoned-in theories, video, vlogs, and animation. The Mystery of Flying Kicks is the result of a unique digital collaboration between the filmmakers and the international public.

World Premiere SXSW Film Festival 2010, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Brooklyn International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival

Awards: Best Film, Best Editing & Innovation in Digital Media, 2010 SA Screen Awards; Best Short Film, 2010 Melbourne International Film Festival
SAFC Support: Short Film Fund Production Investment 

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