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The Tourist

THE TOURIST

Two Brothers Pictures, Highview Productions (SA)

IN PRODUCTION — This BBC One, Stan, HBO Max and ZDF drama series stars Jamie Dornan as a British man who finds himself in the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, being pursued by a vast tank truck trying to drive him off the road. An epic cat and mouse chase unfolds and the man later wakes in hospital, hurt, but somehow alive. Except he has no idea who he is. With merciless figures from his past pursuing him, The Man’s search for answers propels him through the vast and unforgiving outback. Stars Jamie Dornan, Danielle MacDonald, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Alex Dimitriades, Damon Herriman.

PRODUCER: Lisa Scott (SA)

DIRECTOR: Christopher Sweeney (Block 1), Daniel Nettheim (Block 2)

WRITER: Harry Williams, Jack Williams

MORE INFORMATION: Read the media releases


Gold (2021)

GOLD

Deeper Water Films

IN PRODUCTION — In this Stan Original Film two drifters travelling through the outback stumble across the biggest gold nugget ever found, the dream of immense wealth and greed takes hold. They hatch a plan to protect and excavate their bounty with one man leaving to secure the necessary equipment. The other man remains and must endure the harsh desert climate, preying wolves and intruders, whilst battling the creeping doubt that he has been abandoned to his own fate. Stars Zac Efron, AACTA Award-winning actor and filmmaker Anthony Hayes and award-winning actress Susie Porter.

PRODUCER: John Schwarz, Michael Schwarz, Anthony Hayes

DIRECTOR: Anthony Hayes

WRITER: Anthony Hayes, Polly Smyth

CO-PRODUCER: Julie Byrne (SA)

MORE INFORMATION: Read the media release


Maverix (2022)

MAVERIX

Brindle Films

IN PRODUCTION — This 10 part children’s series will air on ABC ME in 2022, with global rights sold to Netflix outside of Australia. Set in a desert motocross training academy on the outskirts of Alice Springs, tensions are high as competition is fierce. Stars Darcy Tadich, Tatiana Goode, Sam Winspear-Schillings, Tdjiirm McGuire, Sebastian Tang, Charlotte Maggi, Jane Harber, Rohan Nichol.

PRODUCER: Rachel Clements, Trisha Morton-Thomas

DIRECTOR: Isaac Elliot, Ian Watson, Geoff Bennett

WRITER: Sam Meikle, Fin Edquist, Michelle Offen, Kelly Schilling (SA), Sarinah Masukor

MORE INFORMATION: Read the media release


Three teenage girls standing closely in a line, smiling

FIRST DAY (SEASON 2)

Epic Films (SA) with KOJO Studios (SA)

IN PRODUCTION — The award-winning ABC children’s series First Day returns for season two. This series follows transgender student Hannah Bradford (Evie Macdonald) in her second year at Hillview High as she sets out to change the culture at the school, and finds it’s only through working together that meaningful change can be achieved.

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

DIRECTOR: Julie Kalceff

WRITER: Julie Kalceff, Eloise Brook, Martine Delaney


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THE UNKNOWN MAN

See-Saw Films, Anonymous Content

IN PRODUCTION —  The Unknown Man is a crime thriller in which two strangers, Henry (Sean Harris) and Mark (Joel Edgerton), meet and strike up a friendship. But what Henry doesn’t know is that Mark is a seasoned undercover officer working to convict Henry for an unsolved murder. Produced with Kerry Roberts and Kim Hodgert of Anonymous Content and Joel Edgerton of Blue-Tongue Films.

PRODUCER: Rachel Gardner, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Joel Edgerton, Kerry Roberts, Kim Hodgert

DIRECTOR: Thomas M. Wright

WRITER: Thomas M. Wright

MORE INFORMATION: Read the media release


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FIREBITE

AMC Studios, See-Saw Films

IN PRODUCTION — Set in a remote South Australian desert mining town, Firebite follows Indigenous Australian hunters Tyson and Shanika on their quest to battle the last colony of vampires in the middle of the South Australian desert – the last stronghold of vampires shipped from Britain to Australia in 1788 by the colonial superpower to eradicate the Indigenous populations, Sheltering from the sun in the underground mines and tunnels that surround the town until the present day, the colony’s numbers and hunger is growing. War is coming. Tyson and Shanika stand vanguard to the war. But what hope does an expertly reckless man full of bravado and a 17-year-old orphan possibly have to defeat these vicious blood-thirsty parasites, when legions of warriors before them have failed?

PRODUCER: Rachel Gardner (Executive Producer), Emile Sherman (Executive Producer), Iain Canning (Executive Producer), Warwick Thornton (Executive Producer), Brendan Fletcher (Executive Producer), Paul Ranford (SA)

DIRECTOR: Warwick Thornton, Brendan Fletcher

WRITER: Warwick Thornton, Brendan Fletcher, Kodie Bedford, Devi Telfer, Josh Sambono

MORE INFORMATION: Read the media release


SA filmmaker Taryn Brumfitt, image supplied

EMBRACE KIDS

Body Image Movement (SA), SLA Films (SA)

IN PRODUCTION – In the follow-up to her 2016 break-out documentary Embrace, filmmaker, best-selling author and globally heralded activist Taryn Brumfitt turns her lens on the issue of kids’ body image to understand why 70% of Australian school kids consider body image to be their number one concern, and what can be done about it. Primarily targeted at 8-12 year olds, the film will use Taryn’s distinctive filmmaking style to create an energising texture of animation, music, live action, interviews and more guided by body image health professionals Dr Zali Yager (Associate Professor, Victoria University) and Dr Ivanka Prichard (Senior Lecturer, Flinders University). Executive producers are comedian Celeste Barber, actor Teresa Palmer and Natasha Stott Despoja AO, Australia’s former Ambassador for Women and Girls. Producers are Anna Vincent (Embrace, Chasing Wonders) and Bonnie McBride (Demonic, Making a Mark).
 

PRODUCER: Anna Vincent (SA), Bonnie McBride (SA)

DIRECTOR: Taryn Brumfitt (SA)

WRITER: Taryn Brumfitt (SA)

MORE INFORMATION: Read the media release

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