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Feature Film in 2020


Never Too Late (2020)

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NEVER TOO LATE

(2020)

The Chainbreakers Pty Ltd

When a nursing home stands in the way of a 50-year courtship, four grumpy old Vietnam Vets unite to re-enact the great escape. They may have lost their memory and speed, but these renegades prove it’s never too late for new adventures, even if you have to break rules to break free. Stars Jacki Weaver, James Cromwell, Shane Jacobson, Jack Thompson, Roy Billing and Dennis Waterman.

PRODUCER: Antony I. Ginnane, David Lightfoot (SA)

DIRECTOR: Mark Lamprell

WRITER: Luke Preston, Grant Carter


Escape From Pretoria (L-R) Daniel Webber as Stephen Lee, Daniel Radcliffe as Tim Jenkin Photographer Ian Routledge, Arclight Films

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ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA

(2020)

Arclight Films

In 1979 apartheid-era South Africa, two men imprisoned in Pretoria Prison plot to escape. Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Ian Hart, Daniel Webber.

PRODUCER: Gary Hamilton, Michelle Krumm (SA), David Barron, Mark Blaney, Jackie Sheppard

DIRECTOR: Francis Annan

WRITER: Francis Annan, L.H. Adams, Karol Griffiths (Story Development), Tim Jenkin (book)

Available to watch now: Foxtel, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube


I Am Woman (2020)

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I AM WOMAN

(2020)

Goalpost Pictures Australia

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. Stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey (SA) as Reddy, Evan Peters, Danielle Macdonald.

PRODUCER: Unjoo Moon, Rosemary Blight

DIRECTOR: Unjoo Moon

WRITER: Emma Jensen


Television in 2020


Are You Tougher than your Ancestors (2020)

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ARE YOU TOUGHER THAN YOUR ANCESTORS?

(2020)

Flying Kite Pictures (SA), Sticky Pictures

Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors? pits the skills of kids today against the exploits of children from Australia’s past to find out how they measure up. Each episode challenges modern kids to walk in the shoes of a child from another era. Diving into new worlds, they learn as much about themselves as they do about history and unearth some unexpected skills in the process. Premieres 6.30pm, Monday 15 June on ABC ME.

PRODUCER: Vanna Morosini (SA), Donna Andrews, Stu Connolly

DIRECTOR: Brad Gustafson (SA)

WRITER: Vanna Morosini (SA)

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Sophie Alstergren (SA)

Available to watch now: ABC iview


First Day - photo by Ian Routledge

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FIRST DAY

(2020)

Epic Films (SA)

It’s Hannah Bradford’s first year of high school. As a transgender girl, Hannah not only has to navigate the challenges that come with starting a new school, but find the courage to live as her most authentic self. Stars Evie Macdonald, Joanne Hunt, Brenna Harding.

PRODUCER: Kirsty Stark (SA), Kate Croser (SA)

DIRECTOR: Julie Kalceff

WRITER: Julie Kalceff

CO-PRODUCER: Julie Kalceff, Kate Butler (SA)

Available to watch now: ABC iview


Operation Buffalo (2020)

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OPERATION BUFFALO

(2020)

Porchlight Films Pty Ltd

Set in 1956 amid the backdrop of the British nuclear tests in the remote South Australian desert, this is a story about our infinite capacity for betrayal. Not just betrayal on an intelligence of geo-political level, but betrayal on an elemental level. And no-one is immune – not even the betrayers themselves. Premieres on ABC TV and iview 31 May, 2020. Stars Ewen Leslie, Jessica de Gouw, James Cromwell.

PRODUCER: Vincent Sheehan, Tanya Pheegan

DIRECTOR: Peter Duncan

WRITER: Peter Duncan

Available to watch now: ABC iview


Yvonne Strahovski in Stateless (2020)

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STATELESS

(2020)

Dirty Films, Matchbox Pictures

Inspired by true events; a woman escaping a cult, a refugee fleeing with his family, a father trapped in a dead-end job, and a bureaucrat on the verge of a national scandal find their lives intertwined, caught up in migrant detention. Commissioned by the ABC and supported by Screen Australia and the SAFC, Stateless is a co-production between NBCUniversal International Studios’ Matchbox Pictures and Blanchett and Andrew Upton’s Dirty Films. Stars Cate Blanchett, Dominic West, Yvonne Strahovski, Asher Keddie, Jai Courtney.

PRODUCER: Sheila Jayadev, Paul Ranford (SA)

DIRECTOR: Emma Freeman, Jocelyn Moorhouse

WRITER: Belinda Chayko, Elise McCredie

CO-PRODUCER: Kirsty Stark (SA)

Available to watch now: ABC iview


Documentary in 2020


A Place to Call Home (2020)

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME

(2020)

This documentary tells the story of the making of Emmaus Community in Perth, WA – an extraordinary place created by an extraordinary man – Alan Archer. After singing and performing on stage around the world to signing up with a record label whose clients included Prince and Michael Jackson, Alan’s life was transformed by a powerful experience in a Los Angeles church. Giving up a wild life of parties, drinking and performing, Al returned to Australia to work in a 500 bed homeless men’s shelter in Kings Cross and later from one small house in Queens Park, Perth, managed to create a community of 15 houses for over 60 adults who live with mental illness. Mental health professionals have spoken about how Emmaus reduces hospitalisation and dependency on the mental health system. Residents speak about how it’s changed their lives. In our world of ever increasing isolation and mental health challenges, Emmaus Community is a timely reminder of how communities can change lives. A Place to Call Home premiered on ABC TV’s Compass program on 19 April, 2020.

PRODUCER: Lara Damiani (SA)

DIRECTOR: Lara Damiani (SA)


Getting Their Acts Together

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GETTING THEIR ACTS TOGETHER

(2020)

Southern Light Alliance (SA)

Follow joint artistic directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy in their most challenging year as they scour the globe and battle the clock to deliver the 2020 Adelaide Festival in its all-important 60th year.

PRODUCER: Bonnie McBride (SA)

DIRECTOR: Richard Jasek (SA), Co-Writer David Scarborough (SA)

WRITER: Richard Jasek (SA)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Richard Jasek (SA), Anna Vincent (SA), Kalita Corrigan

Available to watch now: ABC iview


Maralinga (2020) - supplied ABC

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MARALINGA TJARUTJA

(2020)

Blackfella Films Pty Ltd

Maralinga Tjarutja is an hour-long documentary from Blackfella Films for the ABC that focuses on the South Australian Maralinga Tjarutja people who have lived on their lands for more than 60,000 years. The film will provide complementary programming from an Indigenous perspective to ABC drama series Operation Buffalo. Maralinga Tjarutja premieres on ABC and iview on Sunday 24 May 2020.

PRODUCER: Darren Dale

DIRECTOR: Larissa Behrendt

WRITER: Larissa Behrendt

Available to watch now: ABC iview

Cate Blanchett in Stateless, image credit Ben King

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Image: Cate Blanchett in Stateless (2020), photo by Ben King