Film Vic invests $1.3m across new projects

03 September, 2010 by IF

By Staff Reporters

Film Victoria has committed almost $1.39 million in new production funding across two features, three documentaries and three television series.


Film Victoria chief executive Sandra Sdraulig said more than $230 million was spent in the state by 88 film, television and digital media projects last financial year.

"Film productions we supported spent an estimated $179 million and television productions we supported contributed $87 million to the state’s economy,": she said in a statement.

The full list of projects are:

HAIL (Flood Projects)
Michael Cody, Producer; Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Producer/Writer/Director.
This hybrid factual/fiction feature explores the darkness that befalls a man who has the love of his life ripped away from him.

LAST DANCE (FG Film Productions)
Antony I Ginnane, Producer; Terence Hammond, Writer; David Pulbrook, Director.
Past and present collide in this fiction feature, when holocaust survivor Ulah Lippmann is held hostage by Sadiq Mohammed, a Palestinian terrorist on the run after a Melbourne bombing.

WOODLEY (Bucket Tree)
Simon Wright and Andy Walker, Producers; Frank Woodley, Writer/Producer.
A visual comedy mini-series about a hapless 40-year-old divorcee who shares custody of his eight-year-old daughter and is still in love with his ex-wife.

Nicole Minchin, Producer; Jess Harris, Writer; Paul Currie, Director.
This fiction mini-series looks at what happens when a pair that never went to uni, never had a clear talent and never had the drive to grow up, suddenly get the urge to conform and search for their big break.

MOONSURFERS (Mumbo Jumbo Animation)
Cecile Blackman, Producer; Philip Dalkin, Writer; Peter Viska, Director.
Combining a unique retro‐futuristic style with hip surf music, this children’s television series follows a group of diverse, interplanetary teens who live on Moonport, a lunar stop‐over for intergalactic travellers.

KAPYONG (Kapyong Pty Ltd)
Dennis Smith, Writer/Director. A documentary about a forgotten battle in the forgotten war, in which a small band of Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders in Korea stopped the Chinese Army in its tracks.

Robert de Young, Producer/Writer/Director.
This documentary maps the life and work of Australian actor Peter Finch as seen through the eyes of actors, managers, producers, and his family; and the relationship between Australia and Britain in the 1940s and 1950s through the lens of Finch's career.

UTOPIA GIRLS (Renegade Films)
Lucy Maclaren, Producer; Alex West, Writer/Producer; Jasmin Tarasin, Director.
Historian Clare Wright investigates how and why Australian women fought successfully to become the first in the world to attain equal political rights.