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2010


Animal Kingdom (David Michôd, 2010) dp Adam Arkapaw; Guy Pearce, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver; crime; Cannes

Beneath Hill 60 (Jeremy Sims, 2010) wr. David Roach; Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand, Gyton Grantley; Dungog, Cannes; war: WW1

Backpacker, The (Dion Boland, 2010) Vincent Stone, Nathan Waring, Laura Anderson; horror thriller

Bad Behaviour (Joseph Stephen Sims, 2010) John Jarratt, Lindsay Farris, Robert Coleby; thriller

Beautiful and Damned, The (Richard Wolstencroft, 2010) wr. Richard Wolstencroft from novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald; John Brumpton, Brian Canham, Peter Christopherson; drama

Blame (Michael Henry, 2010) Damian de Montemas, Kestie Morassi, Sophie Lowe; Roleystone, WA; drama thriller

Boy (Taika Waititi, 2010) James Rolleston, Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi; NZ

Butterfly Crush (Alan Clay, 2010) NZ/Aust copro; Richard Adams, Jennifer Corren, Hayley Fielding, Courtney Hale; drama musical romance

Caught Inside (Michael Blaiklock, 2010) Ben Oxenbould, Daisy Betts, Sam Lyndon, Simon Lyndon, Leeanna Walsman

Clinic, The (James Rabbitts, 2010) Tabrett Bethell, Freya Stafford, Andy Whitfield; thriller

Damned by Dawn (Brett Anstey, 2010) Renee Willner, Bridget Neval, Dawn Klingberg; horror

Diagnosis: Death (Jason Stutter, 2010) Raybon Kan, Jessica Grace Smith, Suze Tye; horror comedy; NZ

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Troy Nixey, 2010) US-Oz production; Bailee Madison, Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Alan Dale, Julia Blake, Nicholas Bell, Jack Thompson, Emelia Burns, Garry McDonald

Esoterica (Sam Barrett, 2010) James Helm, Melanie Munt, George Shevtsov; thriller; WA

Face to Face (Michael Rymer, 2010) wr. David Williamson from his play; Vince Colosimo, Ingrid Thornton, Matthew Newton

Griff the Invisible (Leon Ford, 2010) Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody, Marshall Napier; romcom drama

Holy Roller, The (Patrick Gillies, 2010) Angus Benfield, Victoria Abbott, Jeremy Brennan; drama; NZ

Home by Christmas (Gaylene Preston, 2010) Tony Barry, Tai Berdinner-Blades, Rowan Bettjeman; NZ; bio/romance/war; about Preston's father

Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell, The (Brendan Donovan, 2010) William McInnes, Robyn Malcolm, Joshua McKenzie; drama; NZ

Hugh and Heke (Reston Griffiths, 2010) Ariana Ashby, Davey Briggs, Shara Connolly; comedy

I Love You Too (Daina Reid, 2010) wr. Peter Helliar; Brendan Cowell, Peter Dinklage, Yvonne Strahovski, Megan Gale; comedy

Insatiable Moon, The (Rosemary Riddell, 2010) drama; NZ

Jucy (Louise Alston, 2010) Orson Welles, Ryan Johnston, Andrew Ryan; chick flick comedy

Kawa (Katie Wolfe, 2010) aka Nights in the Gardens of Spain; wr. Witi Ihimaera (and novel); Calvin Tuteao, Nathalie Boltt, George Henare; gay man comes out; NZ; 76 min.

Kings of Mykonos: Wog Boy 2 (Peter Andrikidis, 2010) wr. Chris Anastassiades, Nick Giannopoulos, prod. Nick Giannopoulos, Emiel Sherman; Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo, Alex Dimitriades

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (Zack Snyder, 2010) animated

Little Sparrows (Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen, 2010) Nicola Bartlett, James Hagan, Nina Deasley, Melanie Munt, Arielle Gray, Scott Jackson, Nick Candy, Whitney Richards, Nick Gray, Simon Lockwood; drama; 88 min.

Lou (Belinda Chayko, 2010) John Hurt, Emily Barclay; melodrama

Mad Bastards (Brendan Fletcher, 2010) prod. David Jowsey, dp Allan Collins; Dean Daley-Jones, Karla Hart, Alex Lloyd; drama set in remote Kimberley Indigenous communities; Sundance

Matariki (Michael Bennett, 2010) Jason Wu, Susana Tang, Michael Whalley; drama; NZ

Matching Jack (Nadia Tass, 2010) aka Love and Mortar (working title); dp David Parker; Jacinda Barrett, Richard Roxburgh, Tom Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Colin Friels, Julia Blake; family melodrama

Mother Fish (Khoa Do, 2010) Kathy Nguyen, Sheena Pham, Vico Thai; refugee drama

Needle (John V. Soto, 2010) wr. Anthony Egan, John V. Soto; prod. Deidre Kitcher, dp Stephen F. Windon; Ben Mendelsohn, John Jarratt, Khan Chittenden, Luke Carroll, Michael Loney, James Hagan; horror; WA; 90 min.

Next Door to the Velinskys (Darren K. Hawkins, 2010) Matt Doran, Chloe Traicos, Rudi Yap; thriller

Oranges and Sunshine (Jim Loach, 2010) wr. Rona Munro, Margaret Humphreys (book), prod. Camilla Bray, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman; Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham; refugee drama; Oz opening 21 April 2011

Passion Love Beauty (Garnet Mae, 2010) wr. Aimée-Lee Curran, Garnet Mae, Adrian Powers, Sam Rugg, dp Kawai Ho, ed. Garnet Mae; Maria Gajewska, Christopher Hiraishi Mae, Angelina Joseph, Garnet Mae, Jarrah Sexton

Predicament (Jason Stutter, 2010) Jemaine Clement, Heath Franklin, Hayden Frost; crime comedy; NZ

Primal (Josh Reed, 2010) horror thriller

Red Hill (Patrick Hughes, 2010) prod. Al Clark; Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis; western

Reef, The (Andrew Traucki, 2010) Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering; thriller

Road Train (Dean Francis, 2010) aka Road Kill; horror; Xavier Samuel, Sophie Lowe, Bob Morley, Georgina Haig, David Argue

Sanctum (Alister Grierson, 2010) Ioan Gruffudd, Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie; actioner

Santa's Apprentice (Luc Vinciquerra, 2010) animated; released in both French and English

South Solitary (Shirley Barrett, 2010) Marton Csokas, Miranda Otto, Barry Otto; romance drama

Summer Coda (Richard Gray, 2010) wr. Michele Davis, Richard Gray, dp Greg de Marigny; Rachael Taylor, Alex Dimitriades; Australian release 21 Oct 2010

Tree, The (Julie Bertucelli, 2010) wr. Judy Pascoe, prod. Sue Taylor; Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas, Arthur Dignam, Penne Hackforth-Jones; Aust-French co-production; Cannes; Sue Taylor's office, Taylor Media, is in Perth; family drama romance

Tomorrow when the War Began (Stuart Beattie, 2010) Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis; action adventure war

Tracker (Ian Sharp, 2010) NZ; Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison; action adventure drama

Uninhabited (Bill Bennett, 2010) Geraldine Hakewill, Henry James, Tasia Zalar, Peter Phelps; supernatural thriller

Warrior's Way, The (Sngmoo Lee, 2010) Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush; martial arts western; NZ

Wasted on the Young (Ben C. Lucas, 2010) wr. Ben C. Lucas; Oliver Ackland, Adelaide Clemens, Alex Russell; made in WA; general Australian release 3 March 2011

Wedding Party, The (Amanda Jane, 2010) aka Kin; Josh Lawson, Isabel Lucas, Steve Bisley, Rhonda Burchmore, Adam Zwar, Nadine Garner, Essie Davis, Geoff Paine, Kestie Morassi, Heather Mitchell; Bill Hunter's last onscreen appearance as the priest at the wedding; comedy drama; premiere MIFF, general Australian release 16 August 2012

Wicked Love (Ian Watson, 2010) telemovie; Vince Colosimo, Rebecca Gibney, Maya Elliott [Maya Stange]; crime

Woody Island (Brendan Ritchie, 2010) wr. Brendan Ritchie; Keagan Kang, Kate McGinniskin, Jesse Phillips, Igor Sas, Penelope Shipley

Wound (David Blyth, 2010) Kate O'Rourke, Te Kaea Beri, Campbell Cooley; supernatural horror; NZ


2011


33 Postcards (Pauline Chan, 2011) Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Lincoln Lewis; drama

Aussie Park Boyz: The Next Chapter (Nunzio La Bianca, 2011)

Big Mamma's Boy (Franco di Chiera, 2011) wr. Frank Lotito; Frank Lotito, Holly Valance, Carmelina di Guglielmo, George Kapiniaris, Costas Kilias, Maria Venuti, Steve Mouzakis, Jim Russell, Pia Miller, Natalie Gauci; comedy; WA

Billy (Peter Burger, 2011) Tainui Tukiwaho; biopic of NZ entertainer Billy T James

Bliss (Fiona Samuel, 2011) Kate Elliott; biopic of Katherine Mansfield; NZ

Blood Brothers (Peter Andrikidis, 2011) Rick Donald, Michael Dorman, Rhondda Findleton; crime drama telemovie

Blue Tin, The (Adrian Wills, tba) wr. Stephen Sewell, prod. David Jowsey; deaths in custody - a love story; Screen Australia story development funding: film apparently not made

Burning Man (Jonathan Teplitzky, 2011) Matthew Goode, Bojana Novakovic, Essie Davis, Rachel Griffiths, Kerry Fox, Anthony Hayes, Jack Heanly, Kate Beahan; romcom drama

Celestial Blue (Zak Hilditch, tba) wr. Zak Hilditch, prod. Liz Kearney; aircraft drama; Screen Australia story development funding: film apparently not made

Cloudstreet (Matthew Saville, 2011) TV series, novel by Tim Winton

Codgers (Wayne Harrison, Grant Dodwell, 2011) wr. Wayne Harrison (adaptation), Don Reid; Ron Falk, Ron Haddrick, John Hanlon, Edwin Hodgeman, John Lam, Shane Porteous [aka John Hanlon]; comedy; 84 min.

Come and Get Me (Chris Sun, 2011) Christian Radford, Shaun Trainer, Alexis Fernandez; horror

Crawl (Paul China, 2011) Andy Barclay, Paul Bryant, Lauren Dillon; thriller

Cup, The (Simon Wincer, 2011) Bryan Martin, Stephen Curry, Jodi Gordon; Melbourne Cup 2002

Curry Munchers (Cristobal Araus Lobos, 2011) Aunanda Naaido, Alison Titulaer, Ben Mitchell; comedy; NZ

Dealing with Destiny (Colm O'Murchu, 2011) Luke Arnold, Roger Sciberras, Clayton Moss; comedy

Deep Sleep No More (Jin Zicheng, 2011) Bojie Hao, Arman Darbo, Igor Darbo; drama history war; said to be Chinese/Aust copro

Demons (Blake Prosser, 2011) Blake Prosser, Chanel Marriott, Jessica Hegarty; WA; 60 min.

Devil's Rock, The (Paul Campion, 2011) Craig Hall, Matthew Sunderland, Gina Varela; WW2; NZ

Dragon Pearl, The (Mario Andreacchio, 2011) Sam Neill, Li Lin Jin, Louis Corbett; family adventure

Dreamer by Design (David Chan, 2011) NZ; romcom/drama

Eye of the Storm, The (Fred Schepisi, 2011) wr. Judy Morris from novel by Patrick White; Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis; family drama

Few Best Men, A (Stephan Elliott, 2011) wr. Dean Craig, dp Stephen F. Windon; Laura Brent, Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall; comedy

Good for Nothing (Mike Wallis, 2011) Cohen Holloway, Inge Rademeyer, Jon Pheloung; western; NZ

Hail (Amiel Courtin-Wilson, 2011) Leanne Campbell, Daniel P. Jones, Tony Markulin; drama

Happy Feet Two (Dr George Miller, 2011) animated; opening 26 Dec 2011

Here I Am (Beck Cole, 2011) Shai Pittman, Bruce Carter, Quinaiha Scott, Marcia Langton; opening June 2011; drama, family

Heartbeat Away, A (Gale Edwards, 2011) wr. Julie Kincade, prod. Christopher Fitchett, Chris Brown, dp Robert Humphreys, music Guy Gross; Sebastian Gregory, Isabel Lucas, William Zappa; comedy musical

Hook, Line and Sinker (Andrea Bosshard, Shane Loader, 2011) drama; NZ

Hunter, The (Daniel Nettheim, 2011) wr. Alice Addison, novel Julia Leigh; Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor; thylacine

Jandamarra's War (Mitch Torres, 2011) dp Allan Collins; dramatised documentary, 55 min.

Jasper (Nathan Hill, 2011) wr. Nathan Hill; Nathan Hill, Sandy Greenwood, Catherine Mack; action romcom

Just Like U (Peter Cannon, 2011) Julie Dickson, Ty Belnap, Nicholas G. Cooper; drama; young man with Down Syndrome

Little Johnny (Ralph Moser, 2011) animated

Kapyong (Dennis K. Smith, 2011) Steven Carroll, Cory Corbett, Takuya Iwamoto, Yuki Nagashima; Korean War, 1951; 54 min.

Killer Elite (Gary McKendry, 2011) Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert de Niro; US-Aust co-pro

Lbf (Alex Munt, 2011) Toby Schmitz, Gracie Otto, Bianca Chiminello, Septimus Caton; music drama

Love Birds (Paul Murphy, 2011) Rhys Darby, Faye Smythe, Alvin Maharaj; romcom; NZ

Love Story (Florian Habicht, 2011) NZ; prod. wr. Florian Habicht; Florian Habicht, Masha Yakovenko, Frank Habicht; metafilm

Mikey's Extreme Romance (Jamie Lewis, 2011) wr. Jamie Lewis, prod. David Jowsey, dp Velinda Wardell; Jessie McKay, Jamie Lewis, Bill Keir

My Wedding and Other Secrets (Roseanne Liang, 2011) Michelle Ang, Matt Whelan, John Barker; romcom; NZ

myPastmyPresent (Melanie Rodriga, 2011) wr. Melanie Rodriga; Miranda Menzies, Kazimir Sas, Heath Bergersen, Suesha Rana; shot 2009 at Murdoch University, Perth Western Australia; screened at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2011

Oakie's Outback Adventure (Troy Dann, 2011) animated, children's

Orator, The (Tusi Tamasese, 2011) aka O Le Tulafale; Fa'afiaula Sanote, Tausili Pushparaj, Salamasina Mataia; first feature from Samoa

Panic at Rock Island (Tony Tilse, 2011) telemovie; Grant Bowler, Zoe Cramond, Eli Kent, Vince Colosimo, Damian Walshe-Howling, Marshall Napier; drama horror scifi

Rage (Danny Mulheron, 2011) wr. Grant O'Fee, Tom Scott; Maria Walker, Ryan O'Kane, Paul Harrop; 1981 Springbok tour of NZ

Random 8 (Kathryn Millard, 2011) Kate Box, Nicholas Brown, Tina Bursill; drama, mystery; 62 min.

Red Dog (Kriv Stenders, 2011) wr. Daniel Taplitz, Louis de Bernieres (novel); Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor

Reservoir Cats (Garnet Mae, 2011) Amanda Marsden, Helen Uskovic, Jarrah Sexton, Paige Gardiner, Hayley Beveridge, Bridget Power, Talayna Moana Nikora, Stephanie Suiwanto; comedy

Rest for the Wicked (Simon Pattison, 2011) Bruce Allpress, John Bach, Tony Barry; crime; NZ

Sapphires, The (Wayne Blair, 2011) wr. Tony Briggs, Keith Thompson; Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell [original stage cast: Deborah Mailman, Rachael Maza, Lisa Flanagan, Ursula Yovich]

Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (Matthew Bate, 2011) Ivan Brunetti, Daniel Clowes, Mitch Deprey; Adelaide FF 2011; American release 25 August 2011

Sleeping Beauty (Julia Leigh, 2011) Cannes 2011; Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Peter Carroll, Chris Haywood, Hugh Keays-Byrne; Browning is prostitute, inter alia, who literally sleeps with clients

Small Time Gangster (Jeffrey Walker, 2011) TV miniseries: 8 eps; wr. Gareth Calverley, Joss King; Steve Le Marquand, Sacha Horler, Geoff Morell, Gia Carides, Gary Sweet

Snowtown (Justin Kurzel, 2011) wr. Shaun Grant, dp Adam Arkapaw; Daniel Henshall, Lucas Pittaway

Still Waters (Tana Smith, 2011) David Clark, Dominique Donovan, Whitney Duff; thriller; Australian release 12 Dec 2011

Surviving Georgia (Sandra Sciberras & Kate Whitbread, 2011) Pia Miranda, Holly Valance, Shane Jacobson, Toby Wallace

Swerve (Craig Lahiff, 2011) Jason Clarke, Emma Booth, David Lyons, Travis McMahon, Vince Colosimo, Roy Billing; crime drama neo-noir thriller

Taj (Winston Furlong, 2011) Mahesh Jadu, Coco-Jacinta Cherian, Sachin Joab; drama; 110 min.

Tangiwai (Charlie Haskell, 2011) wr. Paula Boock, Donna Malane; Rose McIver, Ryan O'Kane, Miranda Harcourt; NZ train crash

Tin God (Jake Reedy, 2011) Tana Smith, Rachael McMeeking, Whitney Duff, Joey Kingman; thriller; Australian release 12 Dec 2011

Toomelah (Ivan Sen, 2011) prod. David Jowsey; Michael Conners, Daniel Conners, Dean Daley-Jones; drama

X (Jon Hewitt, 2011) aka X - Night of Vengeance; wr. Jon Hewitt, Belinda McClory; Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Peter Docker; shot King's Cross (KX - whence the title); sexploitation


2012


6 Plots (Leigh Sheehan, 2012) Emily Wheaton, Ryan Corr, Andrew Clarke, P.J. Lane; horror

10Terrorists (Dee McLachlan, 2012) Kendal Rae, Jasper Bagg, Aljin Abella; comedy

100 Bloody Acres (Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes, 2012) Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland, Jamie Kristian, John Jarratt; comedy horror

25th Reich, The (Stephen Amis, 2012) wr. Stephen Amis, Serge De Nardo, David Richardson from novel 50,000 Years until Tomorow by J.J. Solomon; Jim Knobeloch, Serge De Nardo, Angelo Salamanca; war fantasy scifi

Any Questions for Ben? (Rob Sitch, 2012) wr. Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch; Josh Lawson, Rachael Taylor, Daniel Henshall; comedy; Oz release 9 February 2012

Bad Karma (Suri Krishnamma, 2012) wr. Steve Allrich, Aleve Mei Loh; Dominic Purcell, Ray Liotta, Andy McPhee; thriller; essentially an American film, but apparently a USA/Aust copro, with at least one token Australian actor, Aaron Pedersen

Bait (Kimble Rendall, 2012) wr. Russel Mulcahy; Julian McMahon, Sharni Vinson, Phoebe Tonkin; aka Bait 3D; sharks: horror; Australian release Sept 2012

Beaconsfield (Glendyn Ivin, 2012) wr. Judi McCrossin; Shane Jacobson, Lachy Hulme, Cameron Daddo; telemovie; mining drama

Being Venice (Miro Bilbrough, 2012) Alice McConnell, Garry McDonald, Simon Stone; drama; Sydney FF

Black and White and Sex (John Winter, 2012) Katherine Hicks, Anya Beyersdorf, Valerie Bader; drama; Oz release March 2012

Bunny (Annika Glac, 2012) Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Tomasz Borkowski, Katia Mazurek; comedy romance

Careless Love (John Duigan, 2012) wr. John Duigan; Nammi Le, Peter O'Brien, Andrew Hazzard, David Field; drama

Caretaker, The (Tom Conyers, 2012) Anna Burgess, Clint Dowdell, Colin MacPhersonk Lee Mason, Mark White; drama horror romance vampires

Circle of Lies (Matt Cerwen, 2012) aka Short Beach, wr. Adrian Moses, Scott Herford, prod. Steve Jaggi; Hilary Caitens, Ryan Harrison, Anna Lawrence; teen drama; Oz release August 2013

Compound (Dale Stewart, 2012) NZ; horror

Crawlspace (Justin Dix, 2012) wr. Justin Dix, Eddie Baroo, Adam Patrick Foster; Eddie Baroo, Justin Batchelor, Nicholas Bell, John Brumpton; alien thriller

Daddy's Little Girl (Chris Sun, 2012) Billi Baker, Michael Thomson, Allira Jacques; horror

Dangerous Remedy (Ken Cameron, 2012) telemovie, wr. Kris Wyld, Bertram Wainer (book); Jeremy Sims, Susie Porter, Maeve Dermody, Mark Leonard Winter, Peter O'Brien, William McInnes, Nicholas Bell, Gary Sweet, Chris Haywood

Dead Europe (Tony Krawitz, 2012) prod. Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Liz Watts; Ewen Leslie, Marton Csokas, Kodi Smit-McPhee; drama

Desert War (Steve Westh, 2012) aka Desert Rats; Electric Pictures; teledocudrama: North Africa, WW2; for release November 2012; 2 x 60 min.

Dripping in Chocolate (Mark Joffe, 2012) telemovie; David Wenham, Louise Lombard, Richard Brancatisano; crime mystery

Errors of the Human Body (Eron Sheean, 2012) wr. Shane Danielsen, Eron Sheean; NOT Australasian

Existence (Juliet Bergh, 2012) Loren Taylor, Peter McCauley, Gareth Reeves; drama

Fatal Honeymoon (Nadia Tass, 2012) telemovie about newlyweds drowned on Great Barrier Reef

Ghost TV (Phil Davison, 2012) wr. Phil Davison; Leah Carrell, Melissa Hobbs, Dell McLeod; comedy, horror; NZ

Great Mint Swindle, The (Geoff Bennett, 2012) wr. Reg Cribb; telemovie made for Channel 9 2012; Grant Bowler, Todd Lasance, Josh Quong Tart, Shane Bourne, John Batchelor, Maya Stange; 95 min.

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The (Peter Jackson, 2012) NZ

Housos vs Authority (Paul Fenech, 2012) aka Housos vs. Authority; Tahir Bilgic, Elle Dawe, Paul Fenech, Jabba; comedy; general release 1 November 2012

How to Meet Girls from a Distance (Dean Hewison, 2012) Owen Black, Jonathan Brugh, Richard Falkner; comedy; NZ

Iron Sky (Timo Vuorensola, 2012) Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Udo Kier; action; released 10 May 2012

Jack Irish: Bad Debts (Jeffrey Walker, 2012) telemovie; Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Damien Richardon, Shane Jacobson, Vadim Glowna, Colin Friels, Steve Bisley, Terry Norris, Ron Falk, John Flaus, Emma Booth, Fletcher Humphrys

Jack Irish: Black Tide (Jeffrey Walker, 2012) telemovie; Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Damien Richardon, Shane Jacobson, Vadim Glowna, Don Hany, Diana Glenn, Alexandra Schepisi, Lachy Hulme, Terry Norris, Ron Falk, John Flaus, Emma Booth, Fletcher Humphrys

Kath and Kimderella (Ted Emery, 2012) dp David Parker; Jane Turner, Gina Riley, Magda Szubanski, Glenn Robbins; comedy

King is Dead! The (Rolf de Heer, 2012) Dan Wyllie, Bojana Novakovic, Gary Waddell, Luke Ford, Lani John Tupu, Anthony Hayes; "nice little comedy about neighbours, amphetamines and Maoris"

Last Dance (David Pulbrook, 2012) Julia Blake, Danielle Carter, Firass Dirani; drama

Lore (Cate Shortland, 2012) dp Adam Arkapaw; Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, André Frid; war family melodrama; German/Aust copro

Mabo (Rachel Perkins, 2012) Jimi Bani, Deborah Mailman, Ewen Leslie; teledocudrama

Mental (P. J. Hogan, 2012) Liev Schreiber, Toni Collette, Caroline Goodall, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Fox, Deborah Mailman

Missing Pieces (Kenton Bartlett, 2012) Buzz Productions (Perth); Mark Boone Jr, Melora Walters, Daniel Hassel, Taylor Engel; drama

Most Fun You Can Have Dying, The (Kirstin Marcon, 2012) wr. Kirstin Marcon, novel by Steven Gannaway, dp Crighton Bone; Matt Whelan, Roxane Mesquida, Pana Hema Taylor; NZ

Not Suitable for Children (Peter Templeman, 2012) romcom; Ryan Kwanten, Sarah Snook, Ryan Corr, Bojana Novakovic, Laura Brent, Alice Parkinson; WA

Nowhere Else (Danial Donai, 2012) doco-makers end up in SA town of this name

Professional Idiot, The (Nick McLean, 2012) Simon Gray, Robert Reitano, Robert Crampton, Raelene Richards; dramedy

Red House, The (Alyx Duncan, 2012) Lee Stuart; Meng Jia Stuart; drama; cross-cultural relationship; NZ

Redd Inc. (Daniel Krige, 2012) wr. Jonathon Green, Anthony O'Connor; Nicholas Hope, Kelly Paternity, Sam Reid, Daniel Krige; horror thriller

Satellite Boy (Catriona McKenzie, 2012) wr. Catriona McKenzie, prod. David Jowsey, dp Geoffrey Simpson; Cameron Wallaby, David Gulpilil, Joseph Pedley; Pete, a 10 year old boy lives in the Kimberley with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema; when his grandfather's home is threatened with demolition, Pete sets off for the city with his best friend to try and save his home; WA; Australian general release 20 June 2013

Save Your Legs! (Boyd Hicklin, 2012) Brenton Thwaites, David Lyons, Brendan Cowell; comedy

Scumbus (Luke Tierney, 2012) wr. Ed Kavalee; Toby Truslove, Ed Kavalee, Samantha Tolj, Glenn Robbins; comedy telemovie

Siege (Mike Smith, 2012) aka True Crime: Siege; wr. John Banas; Joel Tobeck, Mark Mitchinson, Miriama Smith; crime; NZ; 90 min.

Sione's 2: Unfinished Business (Simon Bennett, 2012) Oscar Kightley, Robbie Magasiva, Shimpal Lelisi; comedy; NZ

Six Lovers (Laurent Boulanger, 2012) wr. Laurent Boulanger; Cameron Daddo, Peter Kalos, Nadia Andary; drama; released 15 March 2012

Sleeper (Dru Brown, 2012) Scott Levy, Kym Jackson, Ty Hungerford, Bruce Hopkins; horror

Smash (Garnet Mae, 2012) wr. Garnet Mae; Jey Osman, Tony Rahme, Liana Giurissevich, Tahlia Moffatt; 88 min.

Thirst (Robert Carter, 2012) Victoria Haralabidou, Myles Pollard, Tom Green, Hanna Mangan Lawrence; drama; shot Broken Hill; drama; released 7 January 2012

Underground: The Julian Assange Story (Robert Connolly, 2012) Rachel Griffiths, Anthony LaPaglia, Alex Williams, Callan McAuliffe, Laura Wheelwright; biopic

Wish You Were Here (Kieran Darcy-Smith, 2012) prod. Angie Fielder, Aquarius Films, wr. Kieran Darcy-Smith, Felicity Price; Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price, Teresa Palmer, Antony Starr; released 26 April 2012; drama, mystery; Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price; nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Lead Actor and Actress, Cinematography, Editing, AACTAs 2013; won Best Supporting Actor (Starr) and Screenplay; 89 min.


2013


52 Tuesdays (Sophie Hyde, 2013) wr. Matthew Cormack, Sophie Hyde; Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Bert, Imogen Archer; family drama: gender reassignment; Adelaide FF, October 2013; art; Aust release 1 May 2014

Absolutely Modern (Philippe Mora, 2013) wr. Philippe Mora, prod. Philippe Mora; Sonia Alexandria, John Apicella, Anni Blackhurst, Anna De Nicola, Alexia DuBasso, Sandy Gutman [Austen Tayshus], Mario Melchiot, Taquila Mockingbird, Georges Mora, Madeleine Mora, Philippe Mora, Tiriel Mora, Rena Riffel, John Jack Rodgers, Anna Rosh, Eleni Symeonides, Clayton Watson, Brad Wilson; drama; 100 min.; apparently not generally released

Accidental Soldier, An (Rachel Ward, 2013) telemovie, prod. Sue Taylor, Kylie du Fresne; Dan Spielman, Marie Bunel, Julia Zemiro, Malcolm Kennard, Bryan Brown; premiere cinefestoz Busselton Aug 2013; broadcast ABC1 15 Sept 2013

Adoration (Anne Fontaine, 2013) aka Adore in the US, aka Two Mothers; wr. Christopher Hampton, novella Doris Lessing, The Grandmothers; Robin Wright, Naomi Watts, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe; family melodrama; Sundance; Australian release Nov 2013

Aim High in Creation! (Anna Broinowski, 2013) metafilmic comedy; Peter O'Brien, Susan Prior, Kathryn Beck; broadcast by the ABC 2014

Around the Block (Sarah Spillane, 2013) wr. Sarah Spillane, dist. Arclight, prod. Su Armstrong, Brian Rosen, dp Martin McGrath; Christina Ricci, Hunter Page-Lochard, Jack Thompson, Damian Walshe-Howling; drama; American drama teacher (Ricci) develops a friendship with a sixteen-year-old Australian-Aboriginal boy (Page-Lochard) during the 2004 Redfern riots; Toronto IFF Sept 2013; released only in event screenings and then to VOD and DVD

As Wonderland Goes By (Marc Windon, 2013) Dan Mor, Ivan Ford; adventure; apparently not made/released

Backyard Ashes (Mark Grentell, 2013) wr. Peter Cox, Mark Grentell, prod. Anne Robinson, dp Damian E. Wyvill; Andrew S. Gilbert, Felix Williamson, Rebecca Massey, John Wood, Damian Callinan; Aust release 7 Nov

Blinder (Richard Gray, 2013) wr. Michele David-Gray, Scott Didier, Richard Gray, dp Greg de Marigny; Oliver Ackland, Anna Hutchison, Rose McIver, Jack Thompson, Zoe Carides, Josh Helman, Angus Sampson; AFL; Oz release 7 March 2013

Boy Castaways, The (Michael Kantor, 2013) wr. Raimondo Cortese, Michael Kantor; Paul Blackwell, Mark Leonard Winter, Marco Chiappi; musical; Adelaide FF 15 Oct 2013

Broken Shore, The (Rowan Woods, 2013) wr. Andrew Knight, Peter Temple (novel), prod. Ian Collie, Andrew Knight: Claudia Karvan, Damon Herriman, Dan Wyllie, Robyn Nevin, Wayne Blair, Don Hany, Catherine McClements; telemovie; crime; premiere Adelaide FF October 2013; broadcast ABC1 Sunday 2 February 2014

Canopy (Aaron Wilson, 2013) Khan Chittenden, Robert Menzies, Edwina Wren, Tzu-yi Mo; Singapore, WW2; Toronto IFF 8 Sept 2013; Aust release 24 April 2014

Charlie's Country (Rolf de Heer, 2013) wr. Rolf de Heer, prod. Nils Erik Nielsen, dp Ian Jones; David Gulpilil, Luke Ford, Ritchie Singer, Peter Djigirr; 'tragi-comic portrait of one man's struggle to define himself as an Aboriginal in modern Australia'; premiere Adelaide FF 12 October; 107 min.

Cliffy (Dean Murphy, 2013) wr. R. B. Taylor, dp Roger Lanser; Kevin Harrington, Roy Billing, Krew Boylan, Stephen Curry, Gyton Grantley, Morgan Griffin, Martin Sacks, Joan Sydney, Anne Tenney; telemovie broadcast free to air

Dead Speak Back, The (Jason Sweeney, Julie Byrne, 2013) wr. Jason Sweeney; Caroline Daish; mystery; 78 min.; may not have been released

Drift (Ben Nott, Morgan O'Neill, 2013) Sam Worthington, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Myles Pollard, Xavier Samuel; drama, surfing; Australian premiere Caves House Yalingup WA 21 March 2013; shot WA

Eternity (Alex Galvin, 2013) wr. Alex Galvin; Elliot Travers, Amy Tsang, Dean Knowsley; crime; NZ

Felony (Matthew Saville, 2013) wr Joel Edgerton, prod. Rosemary Blight; Joel Edgerton, Melissa George, Jai Courtney; thriller; Toronto IFF, Aust release 28 Aug 2014

Forbidden Ground (Johan Earl, Adrian Powers, 2013) aka Battle Ground (USA); Johan Earl, Tim Pocock, Martin Copping, Denai Gracie, Sarah Mawbey, Barry Quin; premiere Anzac Day 2013; release to DVD, VoD 4 Dec 2013 (27 Nov in the USA); First World War, France 1916; shot Dubbo, Sydney; three British soldiers stranded in no man's land in France 1916

Foreshadow (Carmelo Musca, 2013) wr. Krisztian Lippert; Justin Burford, Myles Pollard, Andrea Addison, Melanie Lyons, Tawni Bryant, Kyle Morrison, Ben Purser, Nic McRobbie, James Hagan, Sam Davenport, Clara Helms, Hannah Price; supernatural thriller; made in Perth, Western Australia; Oz release 8 November; 90 min.

Galore (Rhys Graham, 2013) wr. Rhys Graham, prod. Philippa Campey, dp Stefan Duscio; Lily Sullivan, Ashleigh Cummings, Toby Wallace, Oscar Redding, Maya Stange, Daniel Webber, Natasha Novak [Natalia Novikova]; teen drama; Aust release 19 June 2014

Giselle (Toa Fraser, 2013) wr. Toa Fraser; Gillian Murphy; NZ

Goddess (Mark Lamprell, 2013) wr. Mark Lamprell, Joanna Weinberg, prod. Andrena Finlay, Richard Keddie, dp Damian Wyvill; Laura Michelle Kelly, Ronan Keating; musical comedy; Aust release 14 March 2013

Great Gatsby, The (Baz Luhrmann, 2013) wr. F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel), Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce; US/Aust copro; Leonardo di Caprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Clarke, Jack Thompson

Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The (Peter Jackson, 2013) dp Andrew Lesnie; NZ

Jungle, The (Andrew Traucki, 2013) Rupert Reid, Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo, Igusti Budianthika, thriller

Lemon Tree Passage (David Campbell, 2013) wr. Erica Brien, David Campbell, prod. Jeremy Ervine, dp Sam King; Jessica Tovey, Tim Phillips, Pippa Black, Tim Pocock, Andrew Ryan, Nicholas Gunn, Piera Forde, Ashlee Lollback, Dean Kirkright; horror; Australian release Halloween 2014

Lovers, The (Roland Joffé, 2013) aka Singularity aka Time Traveller; Alice Englert, Josh Hartnett, Tamsin Egerton; action adventure time travel romance

Manuscript, The (Debbie Thoy, 2013) wr. prod. Debbie Thoy, dp Brodie Butler; Priscilla-Anne Forder, Matt Zappala, Matt Elverd; comedy adventure; WA; 49 min.

McLean's Money (Gerald Lawson, 2013) Rod Ansell, Justin Bullock, Kate Carruthers; drama; Aust release 8 August 2013 (Newcastle)

My Cornerstone (Stanley Joseph, 2013) Zenia Starr, Romin Khan, Savita Starr; romcom; Aust release 12 June 2013

Mystery Road (Ivan Sen, 2013) aka Moree Girls (working title) wr. dp ed. Ivan Sen, prod. David Jowsey; Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson, Ryan Kwanten, Tony Barry, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling, Siobhan Binge, David Field, Robert Mammone, Trisha Whitton; shot in Winton, Qld; Australian release 17 October 2013; DVD release 14 February 2014

Navigator, The (Eddie Arya, 2013) wr. ed. dp Eddie Arya; Jamie Vergan, Sarah Bishop, Audrey Williams, Gracie Williams; family lost in the bush; thriller; Aust release October

Nim's Island 2 (Brendan Maher, 2013) aka Return to Nim's Island; adventure fantasy; Aust release 28 March

Patrick (Mark Hartley, 2013) wr. Justin King; Charles Dance, Sharni Vinson, Rachel Griffiths; horror; remake of the Hitchcock-influenced Richard Franklin film of 1978

Playbook, The (Darran Scott, 2013) wr. Darran Scott, dp Damien Beebe; Mick Preston, Harry Borland, Kath Gordon, Luc Longley, Dennis Coard, Darran Scott; basketball drama; Aust release 7 July 2013

Railway Man, The (Jonathan Teplitzky, 2013) wr. Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson from autobio by Eric Lomax; Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgard; drama, war; Aust release 26 Dec

Reverse Runner (Lachlan Ryan, Jarrod Theodore, 2013) Dan Cannon; comedy; released 21 Feb 2013

Rocket, The (Kim Mordaunt, 2013) prod. Sylvia Wilczynski; Berlinale; Lao language; shot in Thailand; Aust entry for consideration for nomination for Best Foreign Language Film award at 2014 Oscars; DVD 12 Mar 2014

Ruin (Amiel Courtin-Wilson & Michael Cody, 2013) set Cambodia and in Khmer language; premiere Venice FF: Special Jury Prize; Aust release 10 June 2014

Submerge (Sophie O'Connor, 2013) wr. Kat Holmes, Sophie O'Connor; Lily Hall, Christina Hallett, Kevin Dee; romdram; may not have got a general release

Theatre of the Dead (Patrick J. Gallagher, 2013) wr. Patrick J. Gallagher; Ché Baker, Andy Bramble, Kat Bramston, Matt Butcher; zombie

These Final Hours (Zak Hilditch, 2013) wr. Zak Hilditch, prod. Liz Kearney, dp Bonnie Elliot; Jessica De Gouw, Nathan Phillips, Sarah Snook, Daniel Henshall, Lynette Curran; apocalyptic thriller; WA; premiere MIFF 2 August 2013

Tracks (John Curran, 2013) prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, wr. Marion Nelson, John Curran, dp Mandy Walker; Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth, John Flaus; Robyn Davidson's story; premiere Adelaide FF October 2013; Aust release 6 March 2014

Turning, The (Robert Connolly and others, 2013) shorts; collection of short films based on stories by Tim Winton, filmed Perth WA; premiere MIFF 3 August 2013, Aust release 26 Sept 2013

White Lies (Dana Rotberg, 2013) wr. Dana Rotberg from novel Medicine Woman by Witi Ihimaera; Whirimako Black, Rachel House, Antonia Prebble, Nancy Brunning, Te Waimarie Kessell; drama; NZ; NZ submission in the best foreign language film category, Oscars 2014; shot Auckland

Wolf Creek 2 (Greg McLean, 2013) wr. Greg McLean, Aaron Sterns, prod. Helen Leake, Steve Topic; John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus, Gerard Kennedy, Annie Byron; another three backpackers becomes prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-shooter, Mick Taylor; Australian release 20 February 2014; horror


2014


Babadook, The (Jennifer Kent, 2014) wr. Jennifer Kent, prod. Kristina Ceyton, Kristian Moliere, dp Radek Ladczuk, ed. Simon Njoo, prod. design Alex Holmes; Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West, Ben Winspear; psychological thriller; Aust release 22 May; nommed for AACTA Best Film

Carlotta (Samantha Lang, 2014) wr. David Hannam in consultation with Carlotta, prod. Riccardo Pellizzeri, Lara Radulovich; Jessica Marais, Anita Hegh, Eamon Farren, Caroline O'Connor, Socratis Otto, Andrew Lees, Alex Dimitriades, Paul Capsis; biopic of transgender person Carol 'Carlotta' Spencer (born Richard Byron) of Les Girls; telemovie for Channel 2; shot Sydney May 2013

Charlie's Farm (Chris Sun, 2014) Tara Reid, Nathan Jones, Kane Hodder; horror

Convict (George Basha, 2014) wr. George Basha, prod. George Basha, dp Andre Deubel; George Basha, David Field; prison; Aust release 21 Jan

Cure, The (David Gould, 2014) wr. David Gould, prod. David Gould, Alex Clark, dp David Paul, prod. designer Gim Bon, vfx Frank Reuter; Antonia Prebble, Daniel Lissing, Stephen Lovatt, John Bach, John Landreth; scifi thriller; premiere Wellington NZ 6 Feb 2014

Cut Snake (Tony Ayres, 2014) wr. Blake Ayshford, prod. Trevor Blainey, Michael McMahon, Matchbox Pictures; Sullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell, Jessica De Gouw; crime thriller; MIFF premiere

Dark Horse, The (James Napier Robertson, 2014) wr. James Napier Robertson; Cliff Curtis; biopic based on Genesis Potini, chess champion; Aust release 20 November 2014; NZ

Dead Lands, The (Toa Fraser, 2014) wr. Glenn Standring; James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka; NZ Maori story; NZ release 30 October

Erebus: Into the Unknown (Charlotte Purdy, 2014) aka Erebus: Operation Overdue; telemovie; aviation disaster; NZ

Fell (Kasimir Burgess, 2014) wr. Natasha Pincus, dp Marden Dean; Matt Nable, Jacqueline McKenzie, Daniel Henshall, Adele Perovic, Eddie Baroo, Shane Leckenby, Damian Hill; Victoria; drama; SFF 13 June

Field Punishment No. 1 (Peter Burger, 2014) telemovie; war; WW1; NZ

Healing (Craig Monahan, 2014) wr. Alison Nisselle, Craig Monahan, prod. Tait Brady, Pointblank Pictures, music David Hirschfelder; Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Xavier Samuel, Anthony Hayes; warden tries to rehabilitate an Iranian-born prisoner, inspired by a real-life alliance between the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and Prisons Victoria; opening Australia 8 May 2014, distr. Pinnacle Films

Heckler, The (Ben Plazzer, 2014) wr. Steve Mitchell; Simon Mallory, Kate Jenkinson, Emily Taheny, Dave Lawson; body-switch comedy about stand-up comedian

Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The (Peter Jackson, 2014) dp Andrew Lesnie; NZ

Housebound (Gerard Johnstone, 2014) wr. Gerard Johnstone; Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru; mystery; NZ

I, Frankenstein (Stuart Beattie, 2014) wr. Kevin Grevioux (comic), Kevin Grevioux, Stuart Beattie; Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto; Australian release 20 March 2014

Infinite Man, The (Hugh Sullivan, 2014) Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall, Alex Dimitriades; comedy

Inner Demon (Ursula Dabrowsky, 2014) wr. Ursula Dabrowsky, prod. Sue Brown, dp Nima Nabili Rad; Kerry Anne Reid, Andreas Sobik, Sarah Jeavons; horror

Jack Irish: Dead Point (Jeffrey Walker, 2014) telemovie; Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Shane Jacobson, Deborah Mailman, Vince Colosimo, Kat Stewart, Barry Humphries, Dominic Allburn, John Jarratt, Tess Haubrich, Lloyd Bissell, Timothy Joseph Clarke, Colin Masters, Rod Smith, Kate Beahan, Felicity Steel, Terry Norris, Ron Falk, John Flaus, Damien Garvey, Kimesia Hartz, Tina Bursill, Emma Booth, Fletcher Humphrys, Damien Richardson, Sarah Roberts, Madeleine Madden, Tyler Mander, Jaylene Watts, Ben Gerrard, James O'Connell, Paul Ireland

John Doe: Vigilante (Kelly Dolen, 2014) wr. Stephen M. Coates, prod. James M. Vernon, Kristy Vernon, David Lightfoot, Keith Sweitzer, dp David Parker; Jamie Bamber, Lachy Hulme, Paul O'Brien; crime thriller; no theatrical release in Australia?

Kill Me Three Times (Kriv Stenders, 2014) prod. Tania Chambers, Laurence Malkin, Share Stallings, wr. James McFarland, dp Geoffrey Simpson; Simon Pegg, Alice Braga, Sullivan Stapleton, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Luke Hemsworth, Bryan Brown; WA; domestic crime in a surfing town

Killing Field (Samantha Lang, 2014) wr. Sarah Smith, Michaeley O'Brien; Rebecca Gibney; telemovie for Channel 7; crime; shoot November 2013; release 4 May

Life (Anton Corbijn, 2014) German/Canadian/Australian co-production, wr. Luke Davies, prod. Emile Sherman et al.; freelance photographer on assignment for Life magazine and his friendship with actor James Dean

Little Death, The (Josh Lawson, 2014) wr. Josh Lawson; production company Ticket To Ride, Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni; Lisa McCune, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kim Gyngell, Kate Box, Alan Dukes, Patrick Brammall, TJ Power, Tasneem Roc, Josh Lawson, Ben Lawson, Lachy Hulme, Erin James; comedy

Lookalike, The (Richard Gray, 2014) wr. Michele Davis-Gray, dp Thomas Scott Stanton; Justin Long, John Corbett, Gillian Jacobs; crime

Love is Now (Jim Lounsbury, 2014) prod. Behren Schultz, Eponine Films, dp Anthony Jennings; Claire van der Boom, Eamon Farren, Anna Torv, Dustin Clare, Heather Mitchell, Chris Haywood; romdram; Aust release 4 December

Mule, The (Tony Mahony, Angus Sampson, 2014) wr. Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Jaime Browne; Angus Sampson, Hugo Weaving, Leigh Whannell, John Noble; mule swallows drugs

My Mistress (Stephen Lance, 2014) wr. Gerard Lee, prod. Leanne Tonkes, exec. prod. Robyn Kershaw; Emmanuelle Béart, Harrison Gilbertson, Rachael Blake; teenager suffering from grief after his father's suicide who seeks help from a local French S&M mistress; Aust release 6 November

One Eyed Girl (Nick Matthews, 2014) wr. Craig Behenna, Nick Matthews, prod. David Ngo; Steve Le Marquand, Mark Leonard Winter, Craig Behenna, Tilda Cobham-Hervey; psychiatrist haunted by the death of former patient; thriller; premiere Adelaide FF October 2013; Aust release 5 Aug 2014

Orphans and Kingdoms (Paolo Rotondo, 2014) drama; NZ

Pa Boys, The (Himiona Grace, 2014) road movie; NZ

Paper Planes (Robert Connolly, 2014) aka How to Make a Paper Plane; wr. Robert Connolly, Steve Worland, prod. Arenamedia, dist. Cinemaplus, Arclight; David Wenham, Sam Worthington, Anthony LaPaglia, Ed Oxenbould, Alex Williams; childrens; MIFF; Aust general release 15 Jan 2015

Parer's War (Alister Grierson, 2014) wr. Alison Nisselle; Matthew Le Nevez, Adelaide Clemens, Nicholas Bell, Khan Chittenden; telemovie biopic war; broadcast ABC 27 April 2014

Pirates of the Airwaves (Charlie Haskell, 2014) radio pirates; NZ

Predestination (Michael & Peter Spierig, 2014) wr. Michael & Peter Spierig, story Robert A. Heinlein, prod. Paddy McDonald, Tim McGahan, Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig, dp Ben Nott, ed. Matt Villa, music Peter Spierig, costume design Wendy Cork; Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor; 'a temporal agent who has to recruit his younger self to pursue the one criminal who has for a lifetime eluded him'; MIFF 31 July; received nine AACTA award nominations; Australian general release 28 August

Reckoning, The (John V. Soto, 2014) wr. John V. Soto, prod. Deidre Kitcher, Filmscope Entertainment, dp Jason Thomas; Luke Hemsworth, Jonathan LaPaglia, Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Alex Williams, Igor Sas, Nicola Bartlett, Kazimir Sas, James Hagan; crime; WA

Rise (Mack Lindon, 2014) wr. Mack Lindon, Vision Films Australia, dp Geoff McLeod (Sputnik Films); Nathan Wilson, Martin Sacks, Eric Connor, Gemma Laurelle, Linda Millar; crime, prison; Aust release 21 Oct

Rover, The (David Michôd, 2014) wr. Joel Edgerton, David Michôd, dp Natasha Braier; Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones, Susan Prior, Richard Green; apocalyptic revenge, road; Aust release 12 June

Son of a Gun (Julius Avery, 2014) prod. Timothy White, Janelle Landers, exec. prod. Aaron L. Gilbert, John Collee, Bryce Menzies, Aidan O'Bryan; Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander, Brenton Thwaites; gold heist that goes wrong: crime thriller; prison; WA; Aust release 16 Oct

Sororal (Sam Barrett, 2014) Amanda Woodhams, Liam Graham, James Helm, Vito de Francesco, Nicola Bartlett; giallo thriller; Perth WA; screened 2 April 2014 Monster Fest Australia

Suicide Theory, The (Dru Brown, 2014) Steve Mouzakis, Leon Cain, Joss McWilliam; suicide by hitman; Brisbane Qld

Sunday (Michelle Joy Lloyd, 2014) wr. Dustin Clare, Camille Keenan, Michelle Joy Lloyd; Dustin Clare, Camille Keenan, Jacob Tomuri; Aust/NZ copro; romcom drama; set in Melbourne and Christchurch; NZ release 7 December; Australian multi-platform release 2 May 15

Syrenia (Fraser Grut, 2014) fantasy; NZ

Talking Back at Thunder (Aaron Davison, Este Heyns, 2014) wr. Aaron Davison; Steven Tandy, Melanie Zanetti, Kerith Atkinson, Aaron Davison; crime drama; set in Bundaberg Qld; shown at two festivals in the USA, then streaming on VOD with Ozflix

Touch (Christopher Houghton, 2014) wr. Christopher Houghton, prod. Julie Byrne, Kristian Moliere, Jennifer Jones, Triptych Pictures; Leeanna Walsman, Matt Day, Greg Hatton; thriller; SFF 6 June

Turkey Shoot (Jon Hewitt, 2014) wr. Jon Hewitt, Belinda McClory, prod. Antony I. Ginnane, exec. prod. Robert Trenchard-Smith; Dominic Purcell, Viva Bianca, Robert Taylor; remake of Turkey Shoot (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982) aka Escape 2000, Blood Camp Thatcher; premiere MIFF

Twisted Minds (James Pentecost, 2014) wr. Teigan Isobel Jag Pannu, James Pentecost; John Howard, Kyle Morrison, Jessica Hegarty, Georgia Geyer, Kaitlin Mary Hall, Rebecca Chalon, Jag Pannu

Water Diviner, The (Russell Crowe, 2014) wr. Andrew Anastasios, Andrew Knight, prod. Andrew Mason, Troy Lum, Keith Rodger, Hopscotch Features, dp Andrew Lesnie, design Chris Kennedy, casting Nikki Barrett, costume Tess Schofield; Olga Kurylenko, Russell Crowe, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas, Damon Herriman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Ryan Corr, Dan Wyllie, Robert Mammone, Michael Dorman, Steve Bastoni; man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons; Aust general release Boxing Day

Wadjemup: Black Prison White Playground (Glen Stasiuk, 2014) prod. Glen Stasiuk, Black Russian Productions, Kulbardi Productions, wr. Glen Stasiuk, Jeff Asselin, dp Antony Webb, sound Leo Murray, music Andy Hill, Greg Hitchcock; Curtis Taylor, Phil Cox, James Hagan; 58 min.

What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, 2014) wr. Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi; Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jonathan Brugh; NZ vampire mockumentary

Wild Justice (Julian Cheah, 2014) wr. Terry Watkins, Calvin Wong, dp Julian Cheah; Rod Manikam, Simon Arblaster, Maggie Meyer; action; Aust release 27 June

William Kelly's War (Geoff Davis, 2014) aka The Stolen, wr. Geoff Davis, prod. Phillip Avalon, dp Damien Beebe; Maureen Alford, Peter Berzanskis, Tony Bonner; WW1 war; Australian release 30 Oct

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (Kiah Roache-Turner, 2014) wr. Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner; Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill; zombie apocalypse horror; Australian release 13 Feb 15


2015


Airlock (Marc Furmie, 2015) scifi

Alex & Eve (Peter Andrikidis, 2015) wr. Alex Lykos; Richard Brancatisano, Andrea Demetriades, Zoe Carides; forbidden relationship: Greek/Lebanese; comedy

All about E (Louise Wadley, 2015) aka The Trouble with E; wr. Louise Wadley; Mandahla Rose, Brett Rodgers, Kim Antonia-Hayes, Simon Bolton; shooting Sydney and NSW 18 November 2013; road movie romance thriller; US release Feb

Backtrack (Michael Petroni, 2015) wr. Michael Petroni, prod. Jamie Hilton; Adrian Brody, Sam Neill, Bruce Spence; supernatural thriller; Tribeca

Beast (Sam McKeith, Tom McKeith, 2015) boxing in Philippines

Blinky Bill The Movie (Deane Taylor, Alexs Stadermann, 2015) wr. Fin Edquist; Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette, Robin McLeavy, David Wenham, Rufus Sewell, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman, Barry Otto, Barry Humphries (voices); animated

Born to Dance (Tammy Davis, 2015) hip-hop; NZ

Broken Contract (James Pentecost, 2015) wr. James Pentecost, prod. Hayden Fortescue, Jag Pannu Productions; Christopher Morris, Esther Anderson; action comedy; WA

Daughter, The (Simon Stone, 2015) wr. Simon Stone based on Henrik Ibsen's play The Wild Duck, prod. Jan Chapman, Nicole O'Donohue, dp Andrew Commis; Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, Sam Neill; premiere Sydney FF; ten noms AACTAs

Deathgasm (Jason Lei Howden, 2015) horror comedy; NZ

Downriver (Grant Scicluna, 2015) Helen Morse, Robert Taylor, Reef Ireland, Kerry Fox; mystery drama

Dream Children, The (Robert Chuter, 2015) wr. Angus Brown, from play Internet Baby by Julia Britton, prod. Robert Chuter, John Harvie Morris, Chris Pender, Fat Kid Films, dp Michael Schoell; Graeme Squires, Nicholas Gunn, Jessikah Brown, Chris Pender, Stefan Taylor, Renee Palmer, Raphael Kilpatrick; male same-sex marriage; adoption

Dressmaker, The (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 2015) wr. Jocelyn Moorhouse, PJ. Hogan from gothic novel by Rosalie Ham, prod Sue Maslin, Film Art Media, dp Don McAlpine, pd Roger Ford, ed Jill Bilcock, costume Tim Chappel; Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Melissa George, Roy Dupuis, Liam Hemsworth, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Debicki; 'Gothic tale of love, revenge and haute couture', 'Unforgiven with a sewing machine'; comic drama; shooting October 2014

Drown (Dean Francis, 2015) wr. Dean Francis from play by Stephen Davis, prod. Stephen Davis, Dean Francis; Matt Levett, Jack Matthews, Sam Anderson, Harry Cook, Heather Mitchell, Anthony Phelan, Maya Stange; drama involving surf lifesavers

Early Winter (Michael Rowe, 2015) wr. Michael Rowe; Suzanne Clément, Ambrosio De Luca, Paul Doucet

Fear of Darkness, The (Christopher Fitchett, 2015) wr. Christopher Fitchett, prod. Mark Overett, SQ, dp Jason Hargreaves; Maeve Dermody, Penelope Mitchell, Damien Garvey, Aaron Pedersen, Mark Leonard Winter; brilliant young psychiatrist who is forced to confront the dark creature that dwells deep within her when she investigates the disappearance of a female university student; shoot Gold Coast March 2014; premiere Gold Coast FF

Force of Destiny (Paul Cox, 2015) wr. Paul Cox; David Wenham, Jacqueline McKenzie, Shahana Goswami; a journey of love on a waiting list

Ghost Shark (Griff Furst, 2013) telemovie; fantasy thriller; NZ

Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws (Johnny Hall, Andrew Todd, 2015) fantasy thriller; NZ

Girl Asleep (Rosemary Myers, 2015) wr. Matthew Whittet from his play, prod. Jo Dyer, Windmill Theatre, dp Andrew Commis; Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Imogen Archer, Eamon Farren, Matthew Whittet, Amber McMahon, Danielle Catanzariti, Fiona Dawson, Grace Dawson, Maiah Stewardson, CirKidz; premiere Adelaide FF; nom for best film AACTAs

Holding the Man (Neil Armfield, 2015) wr. Neil Armfield from Tommy Murphy's play from Timothy Conigrave's book; Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Anthony LaPaglia, Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox, Camilla Ah Kin; gay love true story; premiere Sydney FF

Indefinite (Kane George Jason, 2015) wr. prod. Kane George Jason, Contempovision Films, dp Carlos Schneider; Nina Deasley, James Hagan, Robbie Vecchio, Laura Hopwood, Musyani Sichalwe, Nima Rael, Catriona M. Coe, Eddie Stowers, Ali Nazarpour; in English and Farsi, drama

Infini (Shane Abbess, 2015) Daniel MacPherson, Grace Huang, Luke Hemsworth; scifi

Is This the Real World? (Martin McKenna, 2015) wr. Martin McKenna; Sean Keenan, Charlotte Best, Susie Porter, Julia Blake, Jack Finsterer, Greg Stone, Peter Hardy; coming of age

Last Cab to Darwin (Jeremy Sims, 2015) wr. Reg Cribb, Jeremy Sims from play Last Cab to Darwin by Cribb, prod. Greg Duffy; Michael Caton, Jacki Weaver; comedy-drama: taxi driver goes to Darwin for euthanasia; premiere Sydney FF

Legend Maker, The (Ian Pringle, 2015) wr. Ian Pringle, prod. Glenda Hambly, Ian Pringle; dp Brian McKenzie; Tony Nikolakopoulos, Jeremy Kewley, Adrian Mulraney; crime; may not have been completed/released?

Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder; Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania

Looking for Grace (Sue Brooks, 2015) aka Driving Back from Dubbo; wr. Sue Brooks, prod. Lizzette Atkins, Sue Taylor, Alison Tilson; Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell, Odessa Young, Kenya Pearson, Terry Norris, Julia Blake, Tasma Walton; family melodrama

Macbeth (Justin Kurzel, 2015) prod. Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, See-Saw Films, wr. Todd Luiso, Jacob Koskoff from William Shakespeare's play, dp Adam Arkapaw; Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard; made in UK, so only marginally Australasian

Mad Max: Fury Road (Dr George Miller, 2015) wr. Dr George Miller, Nick Lathouris, Brendan McCarthy; Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Megan Gale, Courtney Eaton; shot 2012 Namibia, Sydney; Cannes

Manny Lewis (Anthony Mir, 2015) Carl Barron; depressed, lonely standup comic

Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse (Declan Shrubb, 2015) wr. Declan Shrubb, prod. Declan Shrubb, Daniel Sanguineti; Alex Williamson, Greg Fleet, Jim Jeffries; ACT; bromzomcom

Month of Sundays, A (Matthew Saville, 2015) wr. Matthew Saville, prod. Mick Batzias, Kristy Stark, Madman; Anthony LaPaglia, Justine Clarke, Julia Blake, John Clarke; Adelaide; dramedy

Now Add Honey (Wayne Hope, 2015) wr. Robyn Butler, prod. Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope, Louisa Kors, Gristmill, Screen Australia funding, Roadshow distribution; Robyn Butler, Angus Sampson, Ben Lawson, Lucy Durack; Melbourne

Oddball (Stuart McDonald, 2015) wr. Peter Ivan, prod. Richard Keddie et al.; Shane Jacobson, Sarah Snook, Alan Tudyk, Deborah Mailman, Coco Jack Gillies, Terry Camilleri, Frank Woodley; chicken farmer saves colony of penguins by putting his sheepdog on their island, Middle Island, Warrnambool

Partisan (Ariel Kleiman, 2015) wr. Sarah Cyngler, Ariel Kleiman; Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel, Sapidah Kian; thriller drama

Pawno (Paul Ireland, 2015) wr. Damian Hill, prod. Paul Ireland, Damian Hill, dp Shelley Farthing-Dawe; John Brumpton, Kerry Armstrong, Mark Coles-Smith, Maeve Dermody, Damian Hill, Malcolm Kennard, Tony Rickards, Daniel Frederickson; ensemble

Penny Black (Joe Hitchcock, 1015) road movie; NZ

Plague (Nick Kozakis, Kosta Ouzas, 2015) wr. Kosta Ouzas; Don Bridges, Cris Cochrane, Tegan Crowley; horror

Sucker (Ben Chessell, 2015) wr. Ben Chessell, Lawrence Leung from his play; prod. Robyn Kershaw, Jason Byrne; Screen Aust funded; John Luc, Timothy Spall, Lily Sullivan; Chinese-Australian man on the cusp of adulthood learns about life and lies from an aging conman and about love from his daughter

Ruben Guthrie (Brendan Cowell, 2015) wr. Brendan Cowell from his play; Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Abbey Lee; drama; alcohol

Skin Deep (Jonnie Leahy, 2015) wr. Monica Zanetti; Zara Zoe, James Collette, Jeanie Drynan, Rebecca Smart; drama

Spear (Stephen Page, 2015) dp Bonnie Elliott, music David Page; dance film based on Bangarra Dance's Skin, 2000

StalkHer (John Jarratt, 2015) wr. Kris Maric, dp Jody Muston; John Jarratt, Kaarin Fairfax, Alan Finney; black comedy

Strangerland (Kim Farrant, 2015) wr. Fiona Seres, Michael Kiniron, prod. Naomi Wenck, Macdara Kelleher; Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Maddison Brown; drama: missing children; Sundance; Oz premiere 11 June

Super Awesome! (Guy Edmonds, Matt Zeremes, 2015) wr. Guy Edmonds, Matt Zeremes; Guy Edmonds, Matt Zeremes, Simon Burke, Rob Carlton, Patrick Brammall, Annie Maynard, Vinnie Vella; comedy musical; released 29 May, Toronto and VOD

Tail Job, The (Bryan Moses & Daniel Millar, 2015) prod. Laura Hughes; Craig Anderson, Blair Dwyer, Laura Hughes; comedy

Tanna (Martin Butler, Bentley Dean, 2015) wr. Martin Butler, John Collee, Bentley Dean, dp Bentley Dean, music Antony Partos; Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa; the Yakel tribe; forbidden relationship

Terminus (Marc Furmie, 2015) wr. Marc Furmie, Shiyan Zheng, Gabriel Dowrick, prod. Shane Abbess, Storm Vision Entertainment; Jai Koutrae, Todd Lassance, Bren Foster, Steve Le Marquand, Brendan Clearkin, Zoe Carides; scifi; for release January

Unindian (Anupam Sharma, 2015) John Howard, Stephen Hunter, Heather Maltman, Pallavi Sharda, Gulshan Grover, Tannishtha Chatterjee; forbidden relationship: Indian/Australian


2016


Arrowhead (Jesse O'Brien, 2016) telemovie wr. Jesse O'Brien; Dan Mor, Shaun Micallef, Aleisha Rose, Jak Wyld, Mark Redpath, Adam Tuohy; scifi adventure

Bad Girl (Fin Edquist, 2016) wr. Fin Edquist, prod. Steve Kearney, Bruno Charlesworth, Tenille Kennedy; Sara West, Samara Weaving, Felicity Price, Benjamin Winspear; girl attracts men on the internet; shot Perth, Swan Valley, Kalamunda, Serpentine WA; MIFF Aug 2016

Better Watch Out (Chris Peckover, 2016) wr. Chris Peckover, Zack Kahn; Dacre Montgomery, Patrick Warburton, Virginia Madsen, Olivia DeJonge; horror

Boys in the Trees (Nicholas Verso, 2016) Toby Wallacee Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlmann; fantasy teen drama, skaters

Broke (Heath Davis, 2016) wr. Heath Davis, prod. Luke Graham, dp Jonathan Page; Steve Le Marquand, Steve Bisley, Claire van der Boom; NRL gambling

Burns Point (Tim Blackburn, 2016) wr. Chris Blackburn; Andrew Lowe, John McNeill, Aleisha Rose Groth, Ron Kelly, Francesca Bianchi, Brad McMurray, Robin Queree, John Rado; shot in Ballina

Colour of Darkness, The (Girish Makwana, 2016) Vidya Makan, Sahil Saluja, Sanjeet Pahil; drama

Death and Life of Otto Bloom, The (Cris Jones, 2016) Xavier Samuel, Rachel Ward, Matilda Brown; fantasy

Down Under (Abe Forsythe, 2016) wr. Abe Forsythe; Lincoln Younes, Rahel Romahn, Michael Denkha; black comedy in aftermath of Cronulla riots

Drama (Sophie Mathisen, 2016) wr. Sophie Mathisen, prod. Dominique Mathisen; Sophie Mathisen, Jonathan Burtreaux, François Vincentelli; set and shot in Paris; comedy

Embedded (Stephen Sewell, 2016) prod. Steve Jaggi; Nick Barkla, Laura Gordon, Marcus Johnson; thriller involving a war correspondent

EMO: The Musical (Neil Triffett, 2016) wr. Neil Triffett; Benson Jack Anthony, Jordan Hare, Rahart Adams; musical

Friendship, Love and Loyalty (Maryanne Paterson, 2016) wr. Stinga-T; Stinga-T, Kylie Bracknell, Maha Wilson, Ezra Juanta, Christopher Facey; bromance

Gods of Egypt (Alex Proyas, 2016) wr. Alex Proyas, Burk Sharpless, Matt Sazama, prod. Basil Iwanyk, Thunder Road, Mystery Clock Cinema; Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Set kills Osiris, Horus seeks to avenge his father's death

Goldstone (Ivan Sen, 2016) prod. David Jowsey, Bunya Productions, Aaron Pedersen, Jacki Weaver, Alex Russell, David Gulpilil, David Wenham, Tom E. Lewis; spinoff from Mystery Road; shot Winton, Qld

Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson, 2016) wr. Andrew Wright, Robert Schenkkan, dp Simon Duggan, ed. John Gilbert, prod. design Barry Robison; Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn, Richard Roxburgh; war, Okinawa; ten AACTA Awards: won Best Film, Best Direction, Best Lead Actor (Andrew Garfield), Best Lead Actress (Doroth Schutte), Best Supporting Actor (Hugo Weaving), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound (Andrew Wright, Robert Mackenzie, Kevin O’Connell, Mario Vaccaro, Tara Webb, Peter Grace ASSG), Best Production Design

Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016) wr. Ben Young, prod. Melissa Kelly, dp Mick McDermott; Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Ashleigh Cummings, Damien de Montemas; crime

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi, 2016) wr. Taiki Waititi from book by Barry Crump; Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rhys Darby; comedy; NZ

Hunting for Shadows (Davo Hardy, 2016) wr. Davo Hardy; Sage Amethyst Matchett, Sage Godrei, Paul Mercurio; horror; Indigenous theme

Joe Cinque's Consolation (Sotiris Sounoukos, 2016) wr. Sotiris Sounoukos, Matt Rubinstein from novel by Helen Garner; Gia Carides, Laura Gordon, Maggie Naouri; courtroom drama

Killing Ground (Damien Power, 2016) wr. Damien Power, prod. Joe Weatherstone; Aaron Pedersen, Stephen Hunter, Harriet Dyer; thriller; shoot October 15 NSW; MIFF August

Menkoff Method, The (David Parker, 2016) wr. Zac Gillam, White Hot Productions; Lachlan Woods, Noah Taylor, Jessica Clarke, Robert Taylor, Malcolm Kennard, Catherine McClements; comedy

Legend of Ben Hall, The (Matthew Holmes, 2016) wr. Matthew Holmes, prod. Michael Favell, Russell Cunningham, Matthew Holmes, Jessica Pearce, exec prod. Greg McLean; Jack Martin (Ben Hall), Callan McAuliffe, Andy McPhee, Arthur Angel, John Orcsik, Joanne Dobbin, Adam Willson, Jamie Coffa, William Lee, Angus Pilakui, Jordan Fraser-Trumble, Gregory Quinn; historical drama

Life Class (Tom Cowan, 2016) Lysette Le Cerf, Cody Ross, Christophe Truschel; comedy; release 25 Oct

Love You Krishna (Stanley Joseph, 2016) Marisa Lamonica, Nalini Krishnan, Zenia Starr; wealthy Indian-Australian family are subtly influenced by a mysterious stranger's visits to their Sydney mansion; romcom

Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows (David Caesar, 2016) wr. Tony Ayres; spinoff from the 2013 TV series Nowhere Boys

Red Billabong (Luke Sparke, 2016) wr. Luke Sparke; Dan Ewing, Tim Pocock, Jessica Green; thriller, creature feature

Red Christmas (Craig Anderson, 2016) Dee Wallace, Geoff Morrell, Sarah Bishop; thriller

Red Dog: True Blue (Kriv Stenders, 2016) wr. Daniel Taplitz, prod. Bryce Menzies, Nelson Woss, Good Dog Enterprises, dp Geoffrey Hall, music Cezary Skubiszewski; Bryan Brown, John Jarratt, Levi Miller, Jason Isaacs, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Thomas Cocquerel, Igor Sas; boy and dog

Scare Campaign (Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes, 2016) horror

Space Between, The (Ruth Borgobello, 2016) Flavio Parenti, Maeve Dermody, Lino Guanciale; drama

Spin Out (Tim Ferguson, Marc Gracie, 2016) wr. Edwin Exton, Tim Ferguson; Xavier Samuel, Morgan Griffin, PiaGrace Moon Lincoln Lewis, Eddi Baroo; dromedy

Spirit of the Game (Darran Scott, 2016) wr. Darran Scott; Heidi Arena, Rudi Baker, Bailey Barbour, Roy Barker; bio, basketball

Teenage Kicks (Craig Boreham, 2016) Miles Szanto, Daniel Webber, Anni Finsterer; gay drama


2017


1% (Stephen MacCallum, 2017) wr. Matt Nable; Matt Nable, Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee, Josh McConville, Simone Kessell, Aaron Pedersen; bikies; WA

2:22 (Paul Currie, 2017) wr. Todd Stein, Nathan Parker, prod. Bill Mechanic, Steve Hutensky; Teresa Palmer, Michiel Huisman, Sam Reid, Simone Kessell; thriller

6 Days (Toa Fraser, 2017) wr. Glenn Standring; Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, Mark Strong; 1980 Iranian Embassy siege; NZ

Ali's Wedding (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) Don Hany, Rahel Romahn, Osamah Sami; drama; Sydney FF, June

Australia Day (Kriv Stenders, 2017) wr. Stephen M. Irwin, dp Geoffrey Hall; Bryan Brown, Isabelle Cornish; drama; Sydney FF, June

Bad Blood (David Pulbrook, 2017) wr. Patrick Edgeworth, David Pulbrook; Xavier Samuel, Morgan Griffin, Tess Fowler; thriller

Before Dawn (Julian Roberts, 2017) wr. prod. Julian Roberts, dp Carl Robertson; Marcus Graham, Samara Weaving, William Emmons, Nick Britton; horror

Berlin Syndrome (Cate Shortland, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant, prod. Polly Staniford, Angie Fielder, Aquarius Films, dp Germain McMicking; Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt; psychological thriller; national release 20 April

Boar (Chris Sun, 2017) wr. Kristy Dallas, Chris Sun, prod. Christine Hulsby; Nathan Jones, Bill Moseley, John Jarratt, Melissa Tkautz, Christie-Lee Britten, Steven Bisely, Ernie Dingo, Chris Haywood, Roger Ward, Simone Buchanan; horror monster pig; Qld

Breath (Simon Baker, 2017) wr. Gerard Lee, Tim Winton (from his novel), Peter Duncan, Simon Baker, prod. Simon Baker, Jamie Hilton, Mark Johnson, dist. Arclight, Palace; Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, Richard Roxburgh, Rachael Blake, Samson Coulter, Ben Spence; surfing; WA

Butterfly Tree, The (Priscilla Cameron, 2017) Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould, Sophie Lowe; drama

Cargo (Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke, 2017) Martin Freeman; 'not a zombie movie'

Dance Academy: The Movie (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) Miranda Otto, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jordan Rodrigues; based on TV show

Don't Tell (Tori Garrett, 2017) wr. Anne Brooksbank, James Greville; Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West; drama

Ellipsis (David Wenham, 2017) Emily Barclay, Benedict Samuel; romance

Few Less Men, A (Mark Lamprell, 2017) wr. Dean Craig, prod. Tania Chambers, Laurence Malkin, Share Stallings; Xavier Samuel, Kevin Bishop, Kris Marshall, Shane Jacobson, Ryan Corr, Deborah Mailman, Jeremy Sims, Darren Gilshenan, Lynette Curran, Pamela Shaw, Sacha Horler; comedy; release 9 March

Flammable Children (Stephan Elliott, 2017) wr. Stephan Elliott, prod. Jamie Hilton, pd Colin Gibson, costume Lizzy Gardiner, music Guy Gross, ed. Sue Blainey; Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Jeremy Sims, Julian MacMahon, Asher Keddie; coming-of-age, Dee Why, set in 1975, comedy

Hotel Mumbai (Anthony Maras, 2017) Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Tilda Cobham-Hervey; dramatisation of 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks on Taj Mahal hotel

Jasper Jones (Rachel Perkins, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant from novel by Craig Silvey, prod. David Jowsey, Vincent Sheehan; Hugo Weaving, Matt Nable, Myles Pollard, Dan Wyllie, Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice, Igor Sas; 1965 murder mystery; WA; release 2 March; DVD release 5 July

Jungle (Greg McLean, 2017) wr. Yossi Ghinsberg (book), Justin Monjo; Daniel Radcliffe (as Yossi Ghinsberg), Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Yasmin Kassim, Lily Sullivan, Joel Jackson, Luis Jose Lopez; action; filmed Bolivia

Gateway, The (John V. Soto, 2017) aka Loved You Twice; wr. John V. Soto, Michael White; prod. Deidre Kitcher, Filmscope Entertainment; Jacqueline McKenzie, Hayley McElhinney, Myles Pollard, Shannon Berry, Ben Mortley, Ryan Panizza; scifi; WA

Hidden Light (Aaron Kamp, 2017) wr Aaron Kamp, dp Joel Crane; Troy Coward, Liam Graham, Maggie Meyer, Jag Pannu; drama; premiere Luna Leederville 15 October

LEGO Batman Movie, The (Chris McKay, 2017) animation

Mayday Hill (Dean Francis, 2017) aka Diabolus; wr. Matthew Barker, prod. Janice Eymann, Faith Martin; Daniel Feuerriegel; horror

Nightingale, The (Jennifer Kent, 2017) Tasmania 1829

Pork Pie (Matt Murphy, 2017) wr. Matt Murphy, dp Crighton Bone; Dean O'Gorman, James Rolleston, Ashleigh Cummings; remake of Goodbye Pork Pie; road movie, adventure; NZ; released 4 May

Rip Tide (Rhiannon Bannenberg, 2017) wr. Georgia Harrison; Debby Ryan, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Aaron Jeffery; family

That's Not Me (Gregory Erdstein, 2017) wr. Gregory Erdstein, Alice Foulcher; Alice Foulcher, Isabel Lucas, Richard Davies; comedy; Santa Barbara FF

This Winter (Ivan Sen, 2017) prod. David Jowsey, Bunya Productions; Ursula Yovich, Brandon Waters; shot Tamworth

Three Summers (Ben Elton, 2017) Deborah Mailman, Magda Szubanski, Michael Caton; comedy; WA

Vicar's Wife, The (Caroline Allward, 2017) wr. Caroline Allward, Scott Fivelson; Billy Boyd, Maya Stange, Michael Maloney, Adam Sinclair; crime

Zelos (Jo-Anne Brechin, 2017) Shannon Ashlyn, Jeanie Drynan, Ben Mortley; dramedy


2018

Fever Heart (Ben Briand, 2018) Alexander Skarsgard, Cara Delevingne; gothic road movie

In Like Flynn (Russel Mulcahy, 2018) wr. Corey Large, Steve Albert, Luke Flynn, Alexander Djamirze, dp Peter Holland; Thomas Cocquerel, Corey Large, William Moseley, Clive Standen, Callan Mulvey, Isabel Lucas, David Wenham, Dan Fogler; biopic

Storm Boy (Shawn Seet, 2018) wr. Justin Monjo, prod. Michael Boughen, Matthew Street; Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney; SA


2019

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34th Battalion, The (Luke Sparke, tba) wr. Ian Sparke, Luke Sparke, prod. Irene Dobson, Sparke Films, dist. Camelot, budget $25m; Emilie de Ravin, Vinnie Jones, Luke Hemsworth, Vince Colosimo; war; pre-production 2013

Andorra (Fred Schepisi, tba) prod. Jamie Bialkower, Lizzette Atkins, Fred Schepisi, wr. Jamie Bialkower, Peter Cameron; Clive Owen, Guy Pearce, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave, Eamon Farren, Gillian Anderson, Joanna Lumley, Riccardo Scamarci; romantic thriller

Angel of Mine (Kim Farrant, tba) wr. Luke Davies, prod. Su Armstrong, Brian Etting, Josh Etting; psych thriller; Screen Australia story development funding

Animals (Sophie Hyde, tba) wr. Emma Jane Unsworth; prod. Rebecca Summerton, Sophie Hyde, Sarah Brocklehurst; dramedy; Screen Australian story development funding

A.R.I.E.S. (Justin Dix, tba) aka Declassified; Wicked of Oz Studios; scifi; in development

Astro Loco (Aaron McLoughlin, tba) wr. Aaron McLoughlin, prod. Craig Kocinski; David Argue; scifi spoof

Audition (Richard Gray, tba) wr. Richard Gray from novel Odishon by Ryu Murakami, dp tba; not yet cast; thriller (previously a Japanese film dir. Takashi Miike, 1999)

Beast No More (Aaron Warwick, tba) wr. Jennifer Van Gessel, Matthew J. Schelle, story by Janine Van Gessel, dp Jarryd Hall; Jessica Tovey, Dan Ewing, Roy Billing, Erin Connor, Dean Kyrwood, Joel Franco, Taya Calder-Mason; horror

Blackwood (Gemma Lee, tba) wr. Charlie Clausen, Gemma Lee, prod. Raquelle David, Tait Brady; thriller; Screen Australian story development funding

Bloom (Priscilla Cameron, tba) prod. Bridget Callow-Wright; Melissa George, Sophie Lowe; coming of age; Qld

Blue World Order (Ché Baker, Dallas Bland, 2017) Jake Ryan, Billy Zane, Bruce Spence, Jack Thompson, Stephen Hunter, Bolude Fakuade, Billie Rutherford, Kendra Appleton; scifi

Body in the Yard, The (Stephen Wallace, tba) wr. Stephen Wallace, prod. Stephen Wallace; Luke Ford, Maya Stange, Vanessa Moltzen, Bonnie Ferguson, Tim Grimes, Charlotte Hazzard, Helen Dallimore; crime

Buen Camino (Bill Bennett, tba) wr. prod. Bill Bennett; romcom; Screen Australian story development funding

Buoyancy (Rodd Rathjen, tba) wr. Rodd Rathjen, prod. Samantha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton; drama; Screen Australian story development funding

Burial, The (Jasmin Tarasin, tba) wr. Polly Watkins, prod. Lucy Maclaren; western, action adventure; Screen Australian story development funding

Centre of Attention (Rusty Angel, tba) wr. Rusty Angel, story by Lita Cathcart; Brodie Henson, Teasha Garofalo, Daniel James, Jordan Kattahagen; stalker serial killer horror thriller; Qld

Chasing Satellites (Jim Loach, tba) wr. Judy Morris, prod. Timothy White, Anna Vincent; Paz Vega, Carmen Maura, Antonio de la Torre, Edward James Olmos, Jessica Marais; shooting SA March 2014

Chocolate Oyster (Steve Jaggi, tba) prod. Christine Luby, Steve Jaggi. wr Steve Jaggi; Rosie Lourde, Anna Lawrence, Ryan Harrison, Aaron Glenane; 65 min.

Combination, The 2 (George Basha, David Field, tba) wr. George Basha; Rahel Romahn, George Basha, Simon Elrahi, Neveen Hanna, George Papura, Troy Honeysett, Johnny Nasser, Brendan Donoghue, Tony Ryan; Lebanese culture in Sydney

Crazy Fun Park (Nicholas Verso, tba) wr. Nicholas Verso; horror, coming-of-age; Screen Australian story development funding

Dingo (Catriona McKenzie, tba) wr. Mike Jones, prod. Liliana Munoz, Neal Kingston; Indigenous supernatural thriller; Screen Australia story development funding

Dingo: The Dog Who Conquered a Continent (Rachel Landers, tba) wr. Keith Thompson, prod. Dylan Blowen; family; Screen Australian story development funding

Dirt Cheap (Robert Trenchard-Smith, tba) wr. Shelly Hatton, prod. Shelly Hatton, Brett Popplewell, dp Robert Humphreys; Lochlyn Munro, Maggie Dence, Lyall Brooks, comedy

Dirt Music (Gregor Jordan, tba) film rights of Tim Winton's novel were bought by Phillip Noyce in 2002, but it is now to be produced by Finola Dwyer, Amanda Poser, and Angie Fielder; film to be shot in WA set in fictional seaside town of White Point; Layla Tucak, "Noyce to put Music on film", The Australian, 11 May 2002: 3; UK/Aust copro; shot mid-west WA, Kimberley, Dongara, Port Denison; WA Regional Film Fund

Drover's Wife, The (Leah Purcell, tba) wr. Leah Purcell, prod. David Jowsey, Bain Stewart, Greer Simpkin, Oombarra Productions Pty Ltd; western; Screen Australian story development funding

Drowsy Chaperone, The (tba, tba) wr. Bob Martin, Don McKellar, Lisa Lambert, Greg Morrison; Canadian-Australian copro, prod. Niv Fichman, Antonia Barnard, Raquelle David; Geoffrey Rush, possibly Hugh Jackman; Broadway musical

Drylands (Bruce Beresford, tba) prod. Anthony Buckley, Jonathan Shteinman, novel Thea Astley; Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi

Empyrean, The (Amiel Courtin-Wilson, tba) thriller

End of Animal (Eron Sheean, tba) Lizzette Atkins, Unicorn Films, wr. Shane Danielsen; post-Apocalyptic scifi: pregnant 20-year-old who caught between towns in the middle of the West Australian desert; 2013 project, no longer in development

Escape from Year Zero (tba, tba) wr. Armand de Saint-Salvy; based on Cambodian true story; Screen Australian story development funding

Fabulist, The (tba, tba) wr. Adam Gyngell, prod. Ian Collie, Essential; story of Victorian con artist

Fearless Heart (tba, tba) wr. Matteo Grasso, Matthew Hall, prod. Matteo Grasso, Rob Gibson; boxing crime; Screen Australian story development funding

For Her Blues (tba, tba) wr. David Field, prod. Julie Ryan, Michael Wrenn; musical; Screen Australian story development funding

Fresh As (Justine Simei-Barton, tba) NZ, Samoan; drama

From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle (Darren Ashton, tba) wr. Kate de Goldi from her novel, prod. Philippa Campbell; comng of age: brother and sister attempt to make when earthquake intervenes

Fruit Pickers (Sam McKeith, Tom McKeith, 2015) drama

Gold (Anthony Hayes, tba) wr. Anthony Hayes, prod. Anthony Hayes, John Schwarz, Michael Schwarz; western; Screen Australian story development funding

In Vitro (Tom McKeith, Will Jaymes, tba) wr. Talia Zucker, Tom McKeith, Will Jaymes, prod. Will Jaymes, Talia Zucker, Tom McKeith; scifi; Screen Australian story development funding

Jirga (tba, tba) wr. Benjamin Gilmour, prod. John Maynard; war drama; Screen Australian story development funding

Kelly's Gold (Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes, tba) wr. Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes; family; Screen Australian story development funding - but is no longer slated

Kid Snowball (Matthew Saville, tba) Lizzette Atkins, Unicorn Films, wr. John Brumpton, Shane Danielsen; burn-out tent boxer falls in love with a young stripper, takes her young son under his wing; looking for finance

Killer's List, The (Phillip Avalon, announced 2013) wr. Brian Vining; retired hitman's son is kidnapped

Line, The (Jeremy Sims, tba) wr. Tim Rose Price, prod. Greg Duffy, Graham Leader, Tim Duffy; telegraph line western; Screen Australian story development funding

Little Monsters (tba, tba) wr. Abe Forsythe, prod. Jodi Matterson; zombies; Screen Australian story development funding

Long Tan (Kriv Stenders, tba) aka Danger Close; wr. Paul Sullivan, Karel Segers, Jack Brislee, James Nicholas; war

Mediation, The (tba, tba) wr. Nicholas Lathouris; vendetta drama; Screen Australian story development funding

Memorial Day (Kieran Darcy-Smith, tba) Aquarius Films, wr. Kieran Darcy-Smith; Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella; crime

Midnight in Byzantium (Cris Jones, tba) wr. Cris Jones, prod. Melanie Coombs, Alicia Brown, Mish Armstrong, Optimism Films; Xavier Samuel, Miranda Otto, Sam Neill, Jacek Koman; young man wakes up in a small, country town called Byzantium with no memory of who he is or how he got there; apparently not in development

Mother (Grant Sputore, tba) wr. Michael Lloyd Green, Grant Sputore, prod. Kelvin Munro, Timothy White, Penguin Empire; Clara Rugaard; scifi; SA

Natural Injustice (Warren Coulton, tba) wr. Jamie Hurley, prod. Jamie Hurley, Warren Coulton, Southern Cross Films; Jamie Joseph, Tony Bonner, Paula Duncan, Val Lehman, Kimberley Cooper, Jess Orcsik, Rob Williams, Carmel Rose, Eric McMullen; Qld; drama

Nest (Kimble Rendall, tba) wr. Kimble Rendall, Paul Staheli; Bingbing Li, Kelsey Grammer, Kellan Lutz; horror

Olive Sisters, The (Frank Lotito, tba) novel Amanda Hampson, dp Ian Baker, music David Hirschfelder; Jacki Weaver, Rachael Taylor, Megan Gale, Lesley Mann, Anthony LaPaglia, Melissa George, Gia Carides, Josh Lucas, romdrama; Victoria

One Crowded Hour (Kim Mordaunt, tba) wr. Andy Cox from Tim Bowden's bio, prod. Todd Fellman, Lance Kelleher; Neil Davis biopic: doco?

One Less God (Lliam Worthington, 2017) wr. Lliam Worthington, prod. Lliam Worthington, Greg Buchanan, New Realms Films, dp Ashley Barron; Martelle Hammer, Joseph J. Taylor, Igor Keyman, Nathan Kaye, Jan Langford-Penny, Ketan Kumar; shot Carrington Hotel, Blue Mountains; based on terrorist attacks in Mumbai 2008

OtherLife (Ben C. Lucas, tba) wr. Ben C. Lucas, Kelley Eskridge, Gregory Widen, from novel Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge, prod. Jamie Hilton, See Pictures, Aidan O'Bryan, Janelle Landers, WBMC, Cherry Road Films; Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Cocquerel, TJ Power; scifi/fantasy; WA

Pack, The (Nick Robertson, tba) wr. Evan Randall Green, prod. Kent Smith, Michael Robertson; Anna Lise Phillips, Jack Campbell, Kieran Thomas McNamara; horror/thriller; pack of wild dogs; shooting SA June 2014

Passing Winds (tba, tba) wr. John Jarratt, prod. John Jarratt, Kris Maric, Craig Kocinski; Craig McLachlan, Steve Bisley; comedy western

Pinky Pinky (Alastair Orr, tba) Lizzette Atkins, Unicorn Films; a South African-Australian co-production; mythical creature preys on innocent young girls; in development, according to the production company website

Prospector, The (Rachel Perkins, tba) wr. Craig Silvey, prod. Darren Dale, Miranda Dear; WA goldrush; Screen Australian story development funding

Rams (tba, tba) wr. Jules Duncan, prod. Janelle Landers, Aidan O'Bryan; family farming dramedy; Screen Australian story development funding

Relic (Natalie Erika James, tba) wr. Natalie Erika James, prod. Sarah Shaw, Anna McLeish, Carver Films; psychological thriller

Remarkable Creatures (tba) prod. Heather Ogilvie, Galvanized Film Group, wr. Jan Sardi from novel by Tracy Chevalier; wr. Ross Grayson Bell from novel by Susan Duncan; woman discovers ancient marine reptiles, which shakes the scientific community and leads to new ways of thinking about the creation of the world; unlikely friendship between middle-class spinster Elizabeth Philpot and Mary Anning, a poor local girl who has a talent for finding fossils on the beaches of Lyme Regis in the late 1800s; not in development?

Rest Home (Michael Rowe, tba) Screen Australia funding, Canada-Aust copro; wr. Michael Rowe; Melissa George, Roy Dupuis; security guard in a retirement home (Dupuis), married with two kids, hooked on painkillers and anti-depressants, catches his wife George with her lover

Riders, The (Hans Fabian Wullenweber, tba) wr. Tim Winton novel; Luke Hemsworth, Timothy Spall, Mark Strong; NOT an Australasian production

Salvation Creek (Megan Simpson Hubermann, tba) prod. Heather Ogilvie, Galvanized Film Group, wr. Ross Grayson Bell from novel by Susan Duncan

Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child (Shane Abbess, tba) aka SFv1, wr. Shane Abbess, Brian Cachia; Daniel MacPherson; scifi

Second Coming, The (David Barker, tba) Aquarius Films, wr. David Barker; Sarah Snook, Sam Reid; dystopic future

Sentence, The (wr. George Basha, David Field) wr. George Basha; drama; Screen Australian story development funding

Sibling Rivalry (Clayton Jacobson, tba) Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson; comedy

Silent City, The (Matt Soutar, tba) prod. Nate Striker-Knight, dp Ross Metcalf; Laura Collier, Olivia Charlotte, David Partridge; noir; WA

Silent Night (Rod Hardy, tba) wr. Robert Rabiah, prod. Frank Lotito; Antonio Sabato Jr, Carla Bonner, Clayton Watson, Steve Bastoni

Sons of Salt (tba, tba) wr. David O'Donnell, prod. Rob Gibson, Five Lip (Rockpool) Films; Alex Russell; crime; Maroubr

Spontaneous Combustion (David Caesar, tba) prod. Antony I. Ginnane, wr. Terence Hammond; conspiracy thriller; pandemic involving government and Big Pharma

Stalking Julia (Emma Freeman, tba) wr. Alison Nisselle, prod. Richard Keddie; Rachel Griffiths; biopic about Julia Gillard's prime ministership

Stingray (Anthony Hayes, tba) wr. Anthony Hayes; crime action; Screen Australian story development funding

Such Great Heights (Brendan Fletcher, tba) wr Brendan Fletcher, prod. Robert Connolly, Liz Kearney; Sudanese refugee basketball drama; true story; Screen Australian story development funding

Summer We Ruled the World, The (tba, tba) wr. Samantha Strauss, prod. Joanna Werner, Louise Smith; family, music; Screen Australia story development funding

Sweet Country (Warwick Thornton, tba) prod. David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin, wr. Steven McGregor, David Tranter; Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Ningali Lawford Wolf; western

Sydney Unplugged (Toni Collette, Russell Crowe, John Curran, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Anthony LaPaglia, Ray Lawrence, Alex Proyas, Liev Schreiber, Ivan Sen, tba) prod. Gary Hamilton, John Polson; series of short films serving love letters to Australia's largest city

System, The (Eddie Arya, tba) wr. Eddie Arya; Jamie Vergan, Yasemin Plows, Nikki Waterhouse, Biman Wimalaratne; drama

Tackling Romeo (Lynda Heys, tba) wr. Lynda Heys, prod. Lynda Heys, Steve Turnbull, Faraway Films Entertainment, dp Peter James, ed. Mark Warner, music Nerida Tyson-Chew, prod. design Robbie Perkins; Carlos Acosta; champion high school rugby player has a secret desire to be a dancer; remake of 1999 film, Kick

Taxman (Stuart Mannion, tba) wr. Stuart Mannion, Patrick Herford, prod. Veronica Sive, SunJive; for Australian shoot early 2014; thrillers

This Winter (Ivan Sen, tba) prod. David Jowsey, Bunya Productions; Ursula Yovich, Brandon Waters; shot Tamworth; SMH article

Three Lucias, The (Sandra Sciberras, tba) wr. Sandra Sciberras, prod. David Redman; Ann Cusack, Claire Forlani, Marama Corlett; partly shot in Malta

Thunder (tba, tba) wr. Franz Docherty, Belinda Bradley, prod. Steven Kearney; musical; Screen Australian story development funding

True History of the Kelly Gang (Justin Kurzel, tba) wr. Shaun Grant from Peter Carey novel, prod. Liz Watts, Porchlight, Daybreak Pictures

Unknown Soldier, The (tba, tba) wr. Jan Sardi, prod. Rachel Gardner, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning; true story; Screen Australian story development funding

Vampyr (Jon Hewitt, tba) Lizzette Atkins, Unicorn Films; revenge saga: network news anchor abducted and raped

Variations, The (Jocelyn Moorhouse, tba) wr. Jocelyn Moorhouse, prod. Sue Maslin; biopic, Brahms and Clara Schumann; Screen Australian story development funding

Violet Town (Mark Joffe, tba) wr. Matt Cameron from Steven Carroll's novel, The Art of the Engine Driver, prod. John Molloy, Ian Collie, Mark Joffe; Guy Pearce, Rosamund Pike, Sebastian Koch; drama; New Year's Eve party where buried secrets are revealed; locations Melbourne, regional Victoria

Waltzing Matilda (Morgan O'Neill, tba) aka Banjo and Matilda, wr. David Roach, prod. Bill Leimbach; Xavier Samuel

What If It Works? (Romi Trower, tba) aka What Time Is My Heart?; Brooke Satchwell, Luke Ford, Wade Briggs; romance

Wedding Officer, The (Jocelyn Moorhouse, tba) wr. Anthony Capella (novel), Andrew Knight, prod. Martha Coleman; pre-production April 2017

White Rabbit (Rowan Woods, tba) wr. Sarah Walker, prod. Martha Coleman; family melodrama; Screen Australia story development funding

Winchester (Michael & Peter Spierig, tba) Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook, Jason Clarke, Angus Sampson; thriller

Wolf Creek 3 (Greg McLean, tba) wr. Greg McLean; John Jarratt, Maya Stange; horror

Women in Black (Bruce Beresford, tba) wr. Madeleine St John novel, prod. Allanah Zitserman, Sue Milliken; set in 1959, the coming-of-age story of a suburban schoolgirl, who, while waiting for her final high school exam results, takes a summer job at a department store where a group of saleswomen open her eyes to a world beyond her sheltered existence; Sydney

Wonderful Unknown (tba, tba) prod. James Hoppe, John Finemore, Mason Novick; to be shot Broome, Kununurra, El Questro, Emma Gorge, Gibb River Road; US/Aust copro; WA Regional Film Fund

Yarrabah (tba, tba) wr. Nicholas Parsons, Kodie Bedford, prod. Tim Sanders, Ian Ludwick; musical; Screen Australia story development funding

You Can't Play the Game If You Don't Know the Rules (Burleigh Smith, tba) wr. Burleigh Smith from book by Irene Alexander; Bruce Spence, Zoe Ventoura, John Waters; comedy

X Was Here (Clara Chong, tba) wr. Clara Chong; Michael Caton, John Jarratt; generational drama

Zero Night (tba, tba) wr. Yolanda Ramke, prod. Ian Collie, Simone Overend; war true story; Screen Australian story development funding


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