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View SAFC supported screen productions made in South Australia from 1975 to today.

This showcase includes feature film, television series, short film and documentary productions filmed, produced and/or post-produced in South Australia, as well as South Australian made video games.

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Feature Film in 2023



ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA

(2023)

Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) are dragged into the Quantum Realm, along with Hope’s parents (Michael Douglas, Michell Pfeiffer) and Scott’s daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton). Together they must find a way to escape, but what secrets is Hope’s mother hiding? And who is the mysterious Kang?

PRODUCER: Kevin Feige, Stephen Broussard

DIRECTOR: Peyton Reed

WRITER: Jeff Loveness, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber

PDV: Rising Sun Pictures (SA), MPC (SA)


The Royal Hotel (2023)

THE ROYAL HOTEL

(2023)

See-Saw Films

SELECTED FOR TIFF, SXSW SYDNEY, ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2023 — A thriller inspired by true events, the film follows Hanna (Julia Garner) and Liv (Jessica Henwick) who are best friends backpacking in Australia. After they run out of money, Liv, looking for an adventure, convinces Hanna to take a temporary live-in job behind the bar of a pub called ‘The Royal Hotel’ in a remote Outback mining town. Bar Owner Billy (Hugo Weaving) and a host of locals, including the charming Matty (Toby Wallace), give the girls a riotous introduction to Down Under drinking culture but things turn nasty when their jokes and behaviour cross the line. Soon Hanna and Liv find themselves trapped in an unnerving situation that grows rapidly out of their control.

PRODUCER: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Liz Watts, Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR: Kitty Green

WRITER: Kitty Green, Oscar Redding

AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND: Binge


A photo of a woman behind a sheet of glass holding her hand to the glass and screaming

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TALK TO ME

(2023)

Causeway Films

Teenager Mia becomes hooked on the thrills of conjuring spirits through a disembodied hand, but when she is confronted by a soul claiming to be her dead mother, she becomes plagued by supernatural visions that threaten to splinter her reality and force her to decide who to trust: the dead or the living. The film had its international premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2023 after a preview screening at the 2022 Adelaide Film Festival. European premiere Berlinale 2023. Selected for SXSW 2023.

PRODUCER: Samantha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton

DIRECTOR: Danny Philippou (SA), Michael Philippou (SA)

WRITER: Danny Philippou (SA), Bill Hinzman (SA)

AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Fetch, Google Play, Netflix, Telstra TV, Youtube


Scarygirl (2023)

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SCARYGIRL

(2023)

Highly Spirited

WORLD PREMIERE AT SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2023 — Created by SA artist Nathan Jurevicius, Scarygirl is an adventurous Australian animation following free spirited and cheerful Arkie, who lives with her adoptive octopus father, Blister, on a flourishing, colourful peninsula. Together they help regenerate plant life using their magical tentacles, with the help of friendly mechanical bees powered by sunrays. That’s until space bandits invade and kidnap Blister – so that an evil scientist, Dr Maybee, can use his powers to sap the planet’s lifeforce and discover the key to immortality. Can Arkie rescue Blister in time to save her home from devastation? Based on the acclaimed graphic novel, toy and game brand, and featuring a stellar celebrity voice cast, Scarygirl is a visual treat. Stars the voices of Jillian Nguyen, Sam Neill, Deborah Mailman, Tim Minchin, Anna Torv, Rob Collins.

PRODUCER: Nadine Bates, Sophie Byrne, Ryan Greaves, Kristin Souvlis

DIRECTOR: Ricard Cussó, Tania Vincent

WRITER: Nathan Jurevicius (SA), Craig Behenna (SA), Matt Everitt (SA)


Cate Blanchett and Aswan Reid in The New Boy, photo by Ben King

THE NEW BOY

(2023)

Scarlett Pictures, Dirty Films

Set in 1940s Australia, The New Boy is the story of a nine-year-old Aboriginal orphan boy (Aswan Reid) who arrives in the dead of night at a remote monastery, run by a renegade nun (Cate Blanchett), where his presence disturbs the delicately balanced world in this story of spiritual struggle and the cost of survival. Also stars Deborah Mailman and Wayne Blair, alongside new faces Shane Brady, Tyrique Brady, Laiken Woolmington, Kailem Miller, Kyle Miller, Tyzailin Roderick and Tyler Spencer.
WORLD PREMIERE AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2023

PRODUCER: Kath Shelper, Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton, Georgie Pym (co-producer), Coco Francini, Lorenzo De Maio

DIRECTOR: Warwick Thornton

WRITER: Warwick Thornton

AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Fetch, Google Play, Microsoft, Telstra TV, Youtube


Simon Baker in LIMBO, in Coober Pedy

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LIMBO

(2023)

Bunya Productions

Simon Baker stars as Travis Hurley, a detective who arrives in a small Australian outback town to investigate a 20-year-old unsolved murder of a local Aboriginal girl. Forming bonds with the victim’s fractured family, Travis unravels a series of hard truths, highlighting the complexities of loss and injustice experienced by First Nations Australians. Filmed in Coober Pedy, South Australia and starring Rob Collins, Natasha Wanganeen (SA), and Nicholas Hope.

PRODUCER: Ivan Sen, David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin, Rachel Higgins

DIRECTOR: Ivan Sen

WRITER: Ivan Sen

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Elaine Crombie (SA)

AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND: ABC IVIEW, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Fetch, Google Play, Microsoft


Run Rabbit Run (2023)

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RUN RABBIT RUN

(2023)

Carver Films, XYZ Films, 30West

Sarah Snook plays a fertility doctor who believes firmly in life and death, but after noticing the strange behaviour of her young daughter, must challenge her own values and confront a ghost from her past.

PRODUCER: Anna McLeish, Sarah Shaw, Olivia Humphrey, Deanne Weir

DIRECTOR: Daina Reid

WRITER: Hannah Kent (SA)

AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND: Netflix


The Survival of Kindness (2022)

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THE SURVIVAL OF KINDNESS

(2023)

Vertigo Productions, Triptych Pictures (SA)

An allegorical examination of race and power, The Survival of Kindness follows a nameless woman (South Australian actor Mwajemi Hussein) as she walks from the desert to the mountains in a nameless country, battling privilege and pestilence, perhaps to find those who once imprisoned her, abandoned her and left her to die. The film premiered at Adelaide Film Festival 2022.

PRODUCER: Rolf de Heer, Julie Byrne (SA)

DIRECTOR: Rolf de Heer

WRITER: Rolf de Heer

AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Fetch, Google Play, Youtube


Television in 2023


Stars on Mars (2023), image courtesy FOX

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STARS ON MARS

(2023)

Eureka Productions

Filmed in Coober Pedy in the heart of the South Australian Outback, Stars on Mars is an out-of-this-world new unscripted series for FOX in which household names trade in their possessions, status and glamorous lifestyles on Earth for an insane and hilarious summer on “Mars.” Their mission? To be suited up with no space to go, as they compete in their new galaxy surroundings until there is just one “celebronaut” left standing.

PRODUCER: Greg Basser


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GOLD DIGGERS

(2023)

The Alliance (KOJO Studios (SA) & Stampede), CBS Studios

Set in the 1850s, as thousands of men from around the world flock to the goldfields to hit the jackpot, Gold Diggers follows the adventures of sisters Gert and Marigold and their ambition to strike it rich by landing themselves newly-rich idiots.

PRODUCER: Muffy Potter, Trudi-Ann Tierney, Kate Butler (SA), Dale Roberts (SA), Linda Ujuk, JP Sarni, Greg Silverman, Lindsey Martin, Brett Sleigh, Todd Abbott

DIRECTOR: Helena Brooks

AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND: ABC iview


Beep and Mort

BEEP AND MORT S2

(2023)

Windmill Pictures (SA)

PREMIERES ON ABC TV AND IVIEW 27 NOVEMBER, 2023  – Based on Windmill’s award-winning theatre show, Beep, season two of this delightful ABC children’s series combines live-action puppetry with post-animation as it follows the adventures of Beep, a robot from the stars and Mort, a cuddly creature from Mollyvale.  Although they come from different worlds, they’re best friends.

PRODUCER: Kaye Weeks (SA), Rosemary Myers (SA)

DIRECTOR: Rosemary Myers (SA)

WRITER: Simon Butters (SA), Wendy Hanna, Charlotte Rose Hamlyn, Amy Stewart, Lorin Clarke

AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND: ABC IVIEW,


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YOLO SILVER DESTINY

(2023)

Monkeystack (SA), Princess Pictures

Two Australian party girls, Sarah and Rachel, looking for fun times, new experiences, positive vibes, and hopeful horoscopes in the bizarre town of Wollongong. Sarah’s quest is to find love, whereas Rachel hungers for chaos, often bringing them into conflict as they encounter surreal Australiana, strange bush creatures, and eccentric nomads.

PRODUCER: Laura DiMaio, Paul Moran, Justin Wight (SA)

DIRECTOR: Michael Cusack

AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND: STAN


Documentary in 2023



YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE YESTERDAY

(2023)

Light Sound Art Film

Featuring lovingly restored and never before seen footage, You Should Have Been Here Yesterday is an experiential journey through the birth of Australian surfing and youth culture and features Tim Winton, Wayne Lynch, Bob McTavish, Alby Falzon, Evelyn Rich, Maurice Cole and many more.

PRODUCER: Jolyon Hoff (SA), Craig Griffin, Hamish Gibbs Ludbrook (SA)

DIRECTOR: Jolyon Hoff (SA)

WRITER: Jolyon Hoff (SA)


The Musical Mind

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THE MUSICAL MIND: A PORTRAIT IN PROCESS

(2023)

May 30 Entertainment and Beyond Entertainment

A glimpse into the private worlds and elite musical processes of four superstar musicians, brought together through their connection with the blockbuster movie Shine and its director Scott Hicks. These four enormous talents are interwoven by portraits, created on camera, by renowned artist Loribelle Spirovski. A celebration of the individuality of the creative brain, The Musical Mind explores the remarkable ability of four extraordinary musicians to channel their unique instincts and individual neurodiversity into sublime musical creations, unlocking profound emotion through the borderless language of music.

PRODUCER: Kerry Heysen (SA), Jett Heysen Hicks (SA)

DIRECTOR: Scott Hicks (SA)

WRITER: Scott Hicks (SA), Jett Heysen-Hicks (SA)


Rewards for the Tribe

REWARDS FOR THE TRIBE

(2023)

Film Camp and Bus Stop Films

WORLD PREMIERE AT ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2023 — What is perfection? The search for human connection and the reward of finding your tribe. A visually beautiful, heart-warming, character-led arts documentary, Rewards For The Tribe traces the first collaboration between acclaimed contemporary dance companies Restless Dance Theatre and Chunky Move, and so celebrates human connection and reminds us of the value of engagement and sharing.

PRODUCER: Molly O’Connor, Philippa Campey

DIRECTOR: Rhys Graham

WRITER: Jana Castillo


Bull Shark Bandits (2023)

BULL SHARK BANDITS

(2023)

Breakout Productions (SA)

Created and co-produced by South Australia’s Breakout Productions, this special follows shark researchers Dr Johan Gustafson and Dr Mariel Familiar Lopez as they study bull sharks stealing fishing catches off far north Queensland. Using a world-first-noise-cancelling shark cage, designed and built by Director and underwater cinematographer Colin Thrupp, this special helps shine a light on the behaviours – and intelligence – of one of the world’s most misunderstood predators. Opened National Geographic’s SharkFest 2023.

PRODUCER: COLIN THRUPP (SA), STEVEN GEDDES (SA)

DIRECTOR: COLIN THRUPP (SA)

AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND: DISNEY+



MEGASHARKS OF DANGEROUS REEF

(2023)

Breakout Productions (SA)

The remote islands of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia harbour some of the largest Great White sharks on the planet – but are rarely seen at the neighbouring Neptune Islands where thousands of cage-divers visit each year. Great white shark expert, Dr Lauren Meyer, leads a small team on an adventure like no other, in the hopes of coming face to face with one of these eighteen-foot mega sharks! Is it possible these sharks have found sanctuary amongst these remote island chains to avoid the cage diving hotspot? If so what are they doing there and where will they turn up next?

PRODUCER: Colin Thrupp (SA)

DIRECTOR: Steven Geddes (SA)



SPEEDWAY

(2023)

SLA Films (SA)

SELECTED FOR ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2023 — A true-crime documentary about the unsolved “Burger Chef Murders” that claimed the lives of four teenagers in Speedway, Indiana in 1978. This film uses archive, animation, interviews and scripted scenes to explore the 40-year mystery.

PRODUCER: Bonnie McBride (SA), Anna Vincent (SA), Lisa Scott (SA), Louise Nathanson

DIRECTOR: Adam Kamien, Luke Rynderman (SA)

WRITER: Adam Kamien, Luke Rynderman (SA)


A man in a prison uniform being shown through a security gate by a guard

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THE DEFENDERS

(2023)

Sweet Shop Green

When talented Bahrain refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi steps off the plane in Thailand he finds himself surrounded by police with an Interpol arrest order. What unfolds is the gripping true story of a heroic whistle-blower who, after speaking out about his own torture, sets off a revenge plot involving three countries, two royal families and the world’s most powerful sporting body, FIFA.

PRODUCER: Gal Greenspan

DIRECTOR: Matt Bate (SA)

WRITER: Matt Bate (SA)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Rebecca Summerton (SA)

AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND: Amazon Prime Video


Short Film in 2023



BLACK TIME, WHITE TIME

(2023)

SELECTED FOR SXSW SYDNEY 2023 AND ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2023 – A tech-savvy teen, who relocates to live with her Deaf Aunty, must learn Auslan and deal with a technophobic, reclusive watchmaker, who challenges her world.

PRODUCER: Tammy Coleman-Zweck (SA)

DIRECTOR: Edoardo Crismani (SA)

WRITER: Tammy Coleman-Zweck (SA)



TAMBO

(2023)

Cabana Productions

SELECTED FOR SXSW SYDNEY 2023 AND ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2023 – After returning to Australia from the failed Gallipoli campaign, A First Nations soldier faces scrutiny that forces him to question his choices, identity, and future.

PRODUCER: Wayne Cambell (SA), Adam Gerard (SA)

DIRECTOR: Travis Akbar (SA)

WRITER: Travis Akbar (SA)



THE GETAWAY

(2023)

SELECTED FOR SXSW SYDNEY 2023 AND ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2023 – Kyle Williams a young Aboriginal man, still mourning the loss of his mother, returns to her Country and accidentally disturbs a grave unleashing a spiritual protector that will stop at nothing for revenge.

PRODUCER: Tim Harkness (SA)

DIRECTOR: Adam Jenkins (SA)

WRITER: Adam Jenkins (SA)


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MARUNGKA TJALATJUNU (DIPPED IN BLACK)

(2023)

Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black) is a multi-disciplinary artwork created by Yankunytjatjara artist Derik Lynch and Australian artist Matthew Thorne. The film follows Derik’s road trip from the oppression of white city life in Adelaide back to country – Aputula – to perform on sacred Inma ground, while memories from his youth growing up on country return. Inma is a traditional form of storytelling using the visual, verbal, and physical. It is how Anangu Tjukurpa (myths) have been passed down for over 60,000+ years. The film had its international premiere at Berlinale 2023 where it won the Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) and the Teddy Queer Film Award for Best Short Film.

PRODUCER: Matthew Thorne (SA), Patrick Graham (SA), Duncan Graham (SA), Corey Gray, Cameron Gray, Justin Kurzel

DIRECTOR: Matthew Thorne (SA), Derik Lynch (SA)

WRITER:  Derik Lynch (SA), Matthew Thorne (SA)


Video Game in 2023


An animated hilly landscape with a girl wearing a cowboy had and backpack standing with a large horse in the centre of the frame.

STAR EQUESTARIAN

(2023)

Foxie Games (SA)

A multiplayer, open-world horse game. Immerse yourself in the world of Evervale, as you make your return to  horse riding following a traumatic riding injury. Explore the rolling countryside with your friends, as you try to track down your lost horse,  Snowdrop, who was spooked and ran away after your accident. Play online with other players to create your own trail rides and expeditions.  Compete in the legendary Star Championship, a range of show jumping  and cross country events within Heartside and towns like Agricola, Bronco and Witberg as you chase your dream of becoming the Star Equestrian.

PLATFORM: APP STORE, GOOGLE PLAY, PC

AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND: APP STORE, GOOGLE PLAY, PC

Cate Blanchett in Stateless, image credit Ben King

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