ADG, Screen Aus announce Cut Snake as 2nd film for Directors Attachment Scheme

22 April, 2013 by Emily Blatchford

As a result of the Director’s Attachment Scheme, emerging directors now have the opportunity to work alongside Tony Ayres on his new film Cut Snake.

The scheme, launched in March this year and aimed at emerging film directors, is funded by Screen Australia and managed by the Australian Directors Guild.


Cut Snake is the second project to be tied to the scheme (Kriv Stenders’ Kill Me Three Times was previously announced in March) and applications for the attachment are currently open.

Screen Australia and the ADG have committed to providing three director’s attachments per year. 

“We are very excited that the second film for the attachment scheme is with Tony Ayres,” said ADG Executive Director, Kingston Anderson. “He is one of our most talented screen directors.”

Screen Australia’s Head of Development, Martha Coleman, said, “This is another great opportunity for an emerging director to learn from a hugely respected and generous director, Tony Ayres. It’s indicative of the high-quality attachments we intend to continue into the future through this scheme and we are enormously grateful to Tony and Matchbox Pictures for enabling this.” 

Ayers is best known for his directorial work on The Home Song Stories and, in television, The Slap and more recently, The Turning. 

Cut Snake will be filmed in Victoria later this year but applications are open to directors Australia-wide.

To find out more about the scheme and application requirements, visit r visit