Under its genre banner Darclight, Arclight is the international sales agent for Aussie thriller 'Bad Girl'. 

The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and Arclight Films will collaborate on a new feature film development initiative, Spotlight.

Spotlight is designed to foster SA screenwriters and help genre projects – thriller, sci-fi or action – move from a one page pitch into an extended treatment, and then into production.

Arclight Films will option up to three projects, all of which will be intended for theatrical distribution and the international marketplace.

Successful applicants will be receive two-three step deals to progress the development process, with funding matched by Arclight Films and the SAFC. 

Shortlisted applicants will participate in a three-day development workshop, which includes an online master class run by Aaron Sorkin.

“South Australia has a wealth of creative talent, as is evidenced by the slate of internationally recognized films and filmmakers over the past few years,” said Arclight’s chief creative officer Mike Gabrawy.  

SAFC CEO Annabelle Sheehan said: “This initiative is a significant new opportunity to develop South Australian stories that can resonate globally via Arclight Films’ impressive international reach,” SAFC CEO Annabelle Sheehan said. 

Applicants must hail from South Australia, and do not have to be credited. 

Applications for Spotlight are now open. The deadline to submit a one page pitch is January 9.


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