Four projects for Queensland Originals

24 September, 2015 by Staff Writer

Screen Queensland and streaming service Stan have selected four teams to go to the second stage in the Queensland Originals: Fully Funded Features program.

Queensland Originals offers a Queensland producer and creative team (comprising writer, director or writer-director, and producer) the unique opportunity to develop and finance a $1 million feature film.


The four successful teams will be given support to further develop their feature films from concept to draft with workshops convened by New York-based independent producers Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell, alongside feedback on concepts and guidance through the workshop from Stan.

The four projects are:

Contact Lost
Producer/Writer: Jade van der Lei
Writer/Director: Josh Tanner
A supernatural horror set during the Vietnam War.

The Kingdom of Me
Producers: Lucas Thyer and Jeff Tseng
Writer/Director: Sean Gilligan
A pre-apocalyptic comedy about a jaded, burnt out activist and his misguided attempt to impress a girl.

The Second
Producer/Writer: Stephen Lance
Director: Mairi Cameron
A psychological thriller about two female friends whose lives entwine in the pages of an elusive second novel.

Undying Love
Producer: Christina Radburn
Writer/Director: Tim Marshall
Executive Producer: Paddy McDonald
A fantastical rom-com about second chances and finding love after death.

The first workshop with the four teams begins on Friday for three days and the second workshop is set for early February.

One team will then go on to receive production, distribution and marketing support comprising a $1 million production budget, an ‘event’ theatrical and festival release and exclusive SVOD distribution through Stan.

The final selected project will be announced in the first quarter of 2016.