Ten projects selected for AIDC pitching forum

30 January, 2019 by Staff Writer

‘From Prison to Prime Minister’. 

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) has unveiled the 10 feature documentary and factual series finalists that will present at its FACTory International Pitching Forum.

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Producer and director teams will pitch each project to an assembled group of top-level buyers, commissioners, and distributors at Federation Square’s Deakin Edge Auditorium, receiving expert industry feedback and potentially sealing financing deals on the spot. The live forum, to be held March 5, is open to all AIDC delegates and the public.

The full list of finalists:

29 YEARS EIGHT DAYS

An intimate portrait of internationally renowned Australian artist Matt Doust, who died suddenly from an epileptic fit in 2013.

Director: Matt de Koning

Producer, Co-Director: Brooke Silcox

Executive Producer: Ian Hale

(Australia)

A PLACE TO STAND 

A deeply personal journey investigating how violence manifests in relationships, families, and communities, by seeking to uncover the secrets surrounding a horrific tragedy.

Director: Tess Hutson

Producer: Jane Robertson

Executive Producer: Jonathan Auf Der Heide

(New Zealand/Australia)

CARBON: AN UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY

The ultimate biography of Carbon – the most talked about but least understood element on Earth.

Writer, Director: Daniella Ortega

Producer: Kate Pappas

Executive Producer: Sonya Pemberton

(Australia)

CARRY ON

Six disabled twenty-somethings have four short weeks and limited cash to experience an iconic Euro summer in a rite of passage that will challenge their independence and sense of humour.

Producer: Stephanie Dower

Producer: Breanna Roe

(Australia)

FROM PRISON TO PRIME MINISTER

Jailed Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim returns from his life behind bars and sets out on a quest to become Malaysia’s next Prime Minister.

Director, Producer: Lina Teoh

Assistant Prodcuer: Syakirah Ahmad

DOP: Wong Chin Hor

(Malaysia)

GLORIA TO MY DYSPHORIA

Would your relationship survive a sex change? A raw, intimate and confronting ride into a relationship where little remains constant, challenging audiences to explore the fluidity of their own gender and sexual identity.

Producer: Cody Greenwood

Co-Director, Writer: Frances Elliott

Co-Director, Writer: Samantha Marlowe

(Australia)

THE GREATEST AIR RACE AND THE HEROES THE WORLD FORGOT

Astronaut Andy Thomas is on a mission to have his boyhood heroes recognized among the world’s greatest aviators for their pioneering 1919 flight from England to Australia.

Producer: Lainie Anderson

Director: Susan Harrington

Executive Producer: Carolyn Johnson

MOZART’S SISTER / HIDDEN FROM HISTORY

What if Mozart’s sister composed some of his works? A dramatic musical investigation that turns our gaze to the unrecognised female creators of our time.

Producer, Director: Madeleine Hetherton-Miau

Producer: Rebecca Barry

RAW: THE GLOBAL FIGHT TO SAVE REAL CHEESE

Under our noses, some of the world’s greatest cheeses are disappearing, but a fight to save them is brewing.

Writer, Director, Producer: Sean Cousins

Executive Producer: Michael McMahon

(Australia)

SMALL ISLAND BIG SONG

Small Island Big Song is a theatrical musical documentary, reuniting the ancient seafaring cultures of Austronesia through song.

Director: Brian Hill

Co-director: Tim Cole

Producers: John Cherry, Kirsten Mallyon, Tim Parish

Executive Producer: Harry Bardwell

(Australia/Germany)

AIDC 2019 runs March 3-6 at ACMI, Melbourne. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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