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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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SUPER SHARK HIGHWAY

(2023)

Breakout Productions (SA)

IN PRODUCTION — Super Shark Highway is a six-part documentary series, exploring the migration patterns of the world’s deadliest sharks. In a world first research expedition, two elite teams will track the ocean’s greatest predator along remote and unexplored shark migration routes – giving scientists critical data that will help them unlock mysteries surrounding shark movements, hunting behaviours, social hierarchies and breeding sanctuaries crucial to the survival of the species.

PRODUCER: Colin Thrupp (SA)

DIRECTOR: Steve Geddes (SA)


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NEVER GET BUSTED

Projector Films (SA)

IN PRODUCTION — Barry Cooper was one of Texas’ top narcotics officers, that is until he turned against the police force: exposing crooked cops, helping addicts evade arrest and picking a one man fight with the War on Drugs.

PRODUCER: Daniel Joyce (SA), David Ngo (SA), Erin Williams-Weir (SA)

DIRECTOR: Stephen McCallum


Aussie Snake Wranglers S3 (2023), image courtesy Breakout Productions

AUSSIE SNAKE WRANGLERS S3

Breakout Productions (SA)

IN PRODUCTION — Series 3 of Aussie Snake Wranglers is packed full of remarkable snake species, picturesque new locations and plenty of adrenaline filled action. In 8 x 30min heart-pounding episodes audiences will get an all-access pass into one of Australia’s most dangerous occupations – snake catching! Around Australia teams of elite snake catchers answer hundreds of distress calls from everyday Aussies whose homes have been invaded by these formidable reptiles. Snake catchers go head-to-head with an enormous red bellied black snake in Sydney’s inner suburbs, discover a rarely seen species in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, put their wrangling skills to the ultimate test with highly venomous, eastern browns snakes in South Australia and encounter many unpredictable and deadly situations.

PRODUCER: Colin Thrupp (SA)

DIRECTOR: Steven Geddes (SA)


Dylan River, Sherry-Lee Watson and Will McDonald. Photo courtesy of Stan.

THOU SHALT NOT STEAL

Ludo Studio

IN PRODUCTION: Thou Shalt Not Steal is a Stan Original eight-episode road series set in Central and South Australia in the 1980s. On a search for the truth behind a mysterious family secret, Robyn, a young Aboriginal delinquent, escapes from detention and reluctantly teams up with awkward teenager Gidge. Together they flee her small central desert community on a perilous journey across the outback, finding answers and learning some hard life lessons along the way. Hot on their heels are Maxine, a sex trafficker whose taxi Robyn stole, and Gidge’s domineering father Robert, a fraudulent preacher.

PRODUCER: Tanith Glynn-Maloney, Charlie Aspinwall, Daley Pearson, Sam Moor

DIRECTOR: Dylan River

WRITER: Dylan River, Tanith Glynn-Maloney

MORE INFORMATION: READ THE MEDIA RELEASE


Film Lab New Voices round 2, Lesbian Space Princess, image supplied

LESBIAN SPACE PRINCESS

We Made A Thing Studios (SA)

IN PRODUCTION: An anxious space princess is thrust out of her sheltered life and into a galactic quest to save her bounty hunter ex-girlfriend from the Straight White Maliens. Along the way, a problematic spaceship and a runaway gay-pop idol join her hazardous encounters with blade-wielding maniacs, dangerous dick turrets and the scariest thing of all: her own self-doubt.

PRODUCER: Tom Phillips (SA)

DIRECTOR: Emma Hough Hobbs (SA) and Leela Varghese (SA)

WRITER: Emma Hough Hobbs (SA) and Leela Varghese (SA)

MORE INFORMATION: Read the media release


Desert King, photo by Tony Mott courtesy of Netflix

DESERT KING

Easy Tiger and Ronde

IN PRODUCTION: When the world’s largest cattle station is left without a clear successor, generational clashes threaten to tear the Lawson family apart. Sensing this once great dynasty is in decline, the outback’s most powerful factions – rival cattle barons, desert gangsters, Indigenous elders and billionaire miners – move in for the kill.

PRODUCER: Paul Ranford (SA)

DIRECTOR: Greg McLean

WRITER: Tim Lee and Ben Davies

MORE INFORMATION: Read the media release


Albert Mwangi, Marta Dusseldorp and Melina Vidler.

WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

SixtyFourSixty and Carolyn Johnson Films (SA)

IN PRODUCTION – PREMIERING AT THE ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2024 – Starring Marta Dusseldorp (Bay of Fires, The Twelve), Melina Vidler (800 Words, Elvis) and Albert Mwangi (Tom Swift, Blueback), With or Without You follows Chloe (Vidler), who sets out to remove her entertaining but alcoholic mother Sharon (Dusseldorp) from the claws of temptation to start new lives in an idyllic location. They find themselves on an expected road trip with mysterious West African refugee Dalu (Mwangi). As the three embark on a trip in Chloe’s rundown wagon, misconceptions and misunderstandings lead to the realisation that facing your fears is the first step to freedom.

PRODUCER: Su Armstrong, Carolyn Johnson (SA)

DIRECTOR: Kelly Schilling (SA)

WRITER: Kelly Schilling (SA)

MORE INFORMATION: READ THE MEDIA RELEASE



KANGAROO ISLAND

Pouch Potato Productions Pty Ltd

Forced to reunite with her sister as part of her father’s last wishes, a struggling Hollywood actress returns home to Kangaroo Island and confronts the love triangle that tore her family apart.

PRODUCER: Peter Hanlon (SA), Bettina Hamilton (SA), Daniel Rosenberg, Tim Piper (SA)

DIRECTOR: Tim Piper (SA)

WRITER: Sally Gifford (SA)



TOP END BUB

Goalpost Pictures

The sequel to hit Australia film Top End Wedding, Top End Bubpicks up with Lauren, a dynamic Indigenous lawyer ticking off life goals in Adelaide. She’s married to Ned, a handsome husband who makes fresh croissants – what else could a person need?
After Lauren’s eight-year-old niece becomes an orphan, the show follows the couple reluctantly abandoning their big city goals and moving to the Top End to raise the child. While Lauren and Ned juggle the responsibility of becoming unexpected parents and try to keep their marriage together, Lauren must come to terms with her responsibilities within her culture as she transforms from an individualist to a linchpin of her family.

DIRECTOR: CHRISTIAAN VAN VUUREN, SHARI SEBBENS

WRITER: MIRANDA TAPSELL, JOSHUA TYLER (SA)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: ROSEMARY BLIGHT, MIRANDA TAPSELL, JOSHUA TYLER (SA)

MORE INFORMATION: READ THE MEDIA RELEASE



TEENAGE BOSS: NEXT LEVEL

McAvoy Media

The cost of living in soaring and spending is as easy as a click of a button. Enter Teenage Boss: Next Level!
Under the guidance of brand-new host Emma Watkins (The Amazing Race, Emma Memma), in each episode a South Australian teenager will assume responsibility for their family’s budget for an entire month. Cutting through to young people in a way only Emma can, the aim is to teach the teen (and the family) how to spend money in a sensible and balanced way.

PRODUCER: John McAvoy

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Colin Thrupp (SA)

Cate Blanchett in Stateless, image credit Ben King

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