Australasian feature films by release date

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TBA - films planned but not released or completed

 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

Akoni (Genna Chanelle Hayes, tba) wr. Genna Chanelle Hayes, prod. Genna Chanelle Hayes; Mark Coles Smith, Genna Chanelle Hayes, Kit Esuruoso, John Brumpton, Marlikka Perdrisat, Pippa Grandison, Jack Ellis, Rashidi Edward, Simon Elrahi; Nigerian war refugee to integrate; NSW

Alice + Freda Forever (Jennifer Kent, tba) from book by Alexis Coe; 80s murder; to shoot 19

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

Aquaman (James Wan, tba) prod. Deborah Snyder Zack Snyder; Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson; Qld

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. Aaron McLoughlin, Craig Kocinski, Kris Maric, dp Mick McLean; David Argue, Darren Casey, Hayley Dallimore, Frank Handrum, Dasha Naumova, Nick Sun, Savannah Fleming; scifi spoof: 'Astronauts aren't mentally equipped for long journeys in confined spaces. Holding things together is proving to be a challenge for the ship computer.'

At Last (Yiwei Liu, tba) wr. Yiwei Liu, prod. Jackie Jiao, Todd Fellman, Charles Fan, Vanessa Wu; Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson; Beijing couple caught in art heist; Qld

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

Before Dawn (Julian Roberts, tba) wr. prod. Julian Roberts, dp Carl Robertson; Nikki Osborne, Dave Beamish, Albert Goikhman, William Emmons, Anthony Assante, Nick Britton; zombie 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 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

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

Call Back, The (Marion Pilowksy, tba) wr. Lee Sellars, Marion Pilowsky, prod. Sue Murray, David Willing, Marion Pilowsky; Eddie Izzard, Vanessa Guide, Emily Taheny, Luke McKenzie, Hugh Sheridan, Tina Bursill, Susie Youssef, Tiriel Mora; comedy; SA

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

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

Chaos Walking (tba, tba) Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen, Kurt Sutter, Demian Bichir, Nick Jonas, David Oyelowo

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

Danger Close (Kriv Stenders, tba) wr. James Nicholas, Jack Brislee, Karel Segers, Paul Sullivan, Stuart Beattie, prod Martin Walsh, Michael Schwarz, John Schwarz; Travis Fimmel; Vietnam War: Long Tan

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

Enter Sanctum (Michael Budd, tba) wr. Margaret MacDonald, prod. Michael Budd, Jessica Butland, Holly Brisley, Margaret MacDonald; Holly Brisley, Michael Budd, Lara Robinson, Masa Yamaguchi; scifi thriller

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

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

Merger, The (Mark Grentell, tba) wr. Damian Callinan, prod. Anne Robinson; Damian Callinan, Kate Mulvany, John Howard; asylum seekers and football; NSW

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

I Am Mother (Grant Sputore, tba) wr. Michael Lloyd Green, Grant Sputore, prod. Kelvin Munro, Timothy White, Penguin Empire; Clara Rugaard, Hilary Swank; 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

Shambhala (Summer Nicks, tba) wr. Summer Nicks, prod. Tayyab Madni, Joe Thomas, Masaaki Tanaka; Asheesh Kapur, Pallavi Sharda, Akshay Kumar; Himalayan plane crash

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

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, , Hal Vogel, David Aukin, Porchlight, Daybreak Pictures; not yet cast

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) prod. 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

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

See also: Screen Australia upcoming productions


Garry Gillard | New: 15 December, 2016 | Now: 27 July, 2018