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.
BOYS IN THE TREES
Producer: John Molloy, Sandy Cameron & Kate Croser
Director: Nicholas Verso
On Halloween 1997, two estranged teen skaters embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears.
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: Kirsty Stark
Director: Simon Williams and Brendon Skinner
Goober tells the story of Harry, an Uber driver, who lies somewhere on the autism spectrum and can’t hold down any other job, but wants to make friends and a bit of money.
Producer: Alex Keay and Peta Astbury
Director: Stephen Banham
Almost Midnight is a coming-of-age romantic black comedy about a socially-inept young man named Dave. The tale is told in five minute real-time slices of Dave’s life just before the New Year’s countdown over six subsequent years. Through this fragmented technique, the audience is able to witness Dave’s growth from the bumbling wall-flower to a fully-matured man, comfortable in his own skin. Dave’s alcohol fuelled misadventures provide many tragicomic cringe moments until he finally learns that you can’t hurry love.
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?
Producer: Anna Vincent, Taryn Brumfit
Director: Taryn Brumfit
At home in Adelaide, Taryn Brumfitt is a mother of three. But internationally, she is a highly recognised positive body image activist and the creator behind documentary EMBRACE which endeavors to shift the way women think about their bodies, and in turn, feel about themselves. To date Taryn's powerful message has reached over 100 million people worldwide via social media. She has been interviewed by Good Morning America, USA's Today Show and 60 Minutes. Such is the strength of her international following, EMBRACE raised $350,000 through public pledges and has been supported by Rosie O’Donnell, Zooey Deschanel, Ashton Kutcher and Ricki Lake amongst others.
THE PANTHER WITHIN
Producer: Tom Zubrycki
Director: Edoardo Crismani & Allan Collins
Joe Murray, a member of the stolen generation, was a chameleon. In his early years Joe was a part of a boxing tent troupe before he turned professional. He was known as the ‘Black Panther’ in the ring because of his incredible speed and lightning punches. He and his wife Elizabeth, the daughter of South Australian German settlers, created a vaudeville troupe and travelled around the country performing and boxing. Joe, however, left behind him unanswered questions about where he was born, where his country was, and what happened to him in his later years. Joe’s daughter Barbara together with her son Edoardo hit the road to retrace Joe Murray’s history, hoping to find some of the missing pieces of his life