MeetMarket selects 22 fresh docs

16 January, 2009 by IF

[press release from The Lantern Group]

Screen Australia and the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) today announced the documentary projects selected for the 4th annual MeetMarket.


Twenty-two unique and inspiring documentary projects have been selected to be presented to international and local buyers and commissioning executives attending MeetMarket at next month’s AIDC in Adelaide, 18 – 20 February 2009.

An international selection panel, made up of documentary specialists from Australia, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, chose from more than 80 applications submitted from around Australia.

The selected projects are:

Alzheimer’s, The Race to Find a Cure John Moore, producer.

Blank Canvas Tim Slade producer/director; Johanna Buggy, producer.

A Cycle of Hate John Lewis, producer; Jeff Daniels, co-writer/director; Dennis K Smith, co-writer.

The Diamond Divers Ian Walker, producer; Ian Walker, producer; Madeleine Hetherton, director.

Dr Sarmast’s Music School Beth Frey, producer; Polly Watkins, writer/director;

Eleven Genevieve Bailey, producer/director.

Father Joe & the Bangkok

Slaughterhouse James Lingwood, producer/writer/director; Mark Norfolk, producer/editor.

Forgotten Food Abi Binning, producer; Troy Melville, writer/director.

Honeybee Blues Susan MacKinnon, producer; Anna Cater, producer; Stefan Moore, writer/director.

In a League of Their Own Tony Collins, producer; Steven McGregor, director.

John Friedrich: Catch Me if You Can Philippe Charluet, producer/writer.

Memoirs of a Plague Mitzi Goldman, producer; Robert Nugent, director; Dr Rachel Sanderson, writer.

Milgram’s 37 Kathryn Millard, producer/writer/director.

Moulin Rouge 2010 Mark Gould, co-producer/writer/director; Fabrice Esteve, co-producer.

Outside Over There Ian Walker, producer; Alex Barry, associate producer; Samantha Rebillet, director.

Rapture of the Deep Mariani Vermeend, co-producer/co-writer/researcher; Michael Balson, co-writer/director/supervising editor; John Weiley, co-producer.

Rare Breed Rescue Chris Hilton, producer; Randall Wood, producer/director.

The Search for Weng Weng Veronica Fury, producer; Brendan Young, co-director; Andrew Leavold, co-director.

Strange Birds in Paradise Jamie Nicolai, producer; John Cherry, producer; Charlie Hill-Smith, writer/director.

The Team That Never Played Frances Green, producer; Greg Appel, director; Tony Barrell, writer.

Whipped! Marian Bartsch, producer; Safina Uberoi, director.

Wildlife in the Hood Tina Dalton, producer; Susan McMillan, writer/director.

The MeetMarket is unique in using online pitches, including a film teaser, via an exclusive website for buyers to select meetings before arriving in Australia for the AIDC. The pre-scheduled meetings take place in a dedicated MeetMarket room at the AIDC, as well as special MeetMarket networking events.