New creative hire at Aquarius Films
Bec Cubitt has joined Aquarius Films as development and production executive after three years in the UK.
The hire marks a period of rapid expansion at the production company founded by Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford.
Cate Shortland is directing Berlin Syndrome, a thriller about a holiday romance that turns sinister, scripted by Shaun Grant and starring Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt , in Germany and Melbourne.
Expat Aussie Kate Hickey (an editor on Lena Dunham’s Girls) is helming Roller Dreams, a feature documentary about the Venice Beach roller dancing scene from 1978 until now, financed through Screen Australia’s Signature Documentary Fund.
Garth Davis is on post on Lion, the true life drama starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman, which Aquarius is producing with See-Saw Films.
Most recently Cubitt was development executive in the London office of Rooks Nest Entertainment. Before that she completed a Screen Australia placement in London at Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free, mentored by its head of film, Jack Arbuthnott.
In Australia she was development executive at Heather Ogilvie’s Galvanized Film and a post production supervisor on films such as Wish You Were Here, Lore and Accidents Happen.
Fielder, Staniford and creative partner Cecilia Ritchie said, “This is an exciting time for Aquarius Films and we are delighted to welcome Bec who is an experienced and sensitive development executive. She will be actively looking for high quality and distinctive feature film and television projects to add to our growing slate.”