Media Stockade's 2015 documentary The Surgery Ship.

Screen Australia has allocated more than $1.4 million to four projects under its Documentary Broadcast Program. 

“We’re really pleased to support this strong slate of projects from high quality Australian story tellers,” said Screen Australia's Senior Manager for Documentary Liz Stevens.

“Most of these documentaries come with solid international finance attached which gives both Australian and international audiences a chance to broaden their understanding of the world through this diverse group of programs.”

Funded projects include Media Stockade’s The Surgery Ship Series, an eight-parter for National Geographic and SBS, based on Media Stockade founder Madeleine Hetherton's 2015 doc The Surgery Ship.

Also for National Geographic is Jade’s Quest from Jade Productions and executive producer Daryl Talbot, a journey to the top of the world with a 14-year-old who sets out to inspire young girls to chase their dreams.

Northern Pictures’ Outback is a three-part series for the Nine Network that tells the story of those who devote their life to the Outback, executive produced by Karina Holden and directed by Mad Bastards' Brendan Fletcher.

Prospero Production’s Islands of Oz is a three-part documentary series for Channel Seven that follows Doc Martin's Martin Clunes as he explores the islands that surround Australia.

Screen Australia’s Documentary Broadcast program will accept online applications with a commercial broadcaster or subscription television channel (other than the ABC and SBS) for the next batch through the new Application Portal, with a deadline of 9 September 2016.

Click here for more details on funded projects. 

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