Australasian Cinema > 2023

Oz features for possible release 2023 or later

200% Wolf (Alexs Stadermann, tba) wr. Fin Edquist; Ilai Swindells, Samara Weaving, Jai Courtney, Magda Szubanski, Akmal Saleh; family animation comedy

Being Betty Flood (Mark Gravas, tba) animation

Big Red (Nick Robertson, tba) prod. Ashley McLeod, ACM Films, exec. prod. Michael Robertson, dist. Pivot Pictures; comedy, horror

Blueback (Robert Connolly, 2023) wr. Tim Winton; Mia Wasikowska, Ariel Donoghue, Ilsa Fogg, Radha Mitchell, Liz Alexander, Clarence Ryan, Pedrea Jackson, Erik Thomson, Eric Bana; released 1Jan23

Boy in the Room Below, The (Kurt Martin, tba)

Bring Him to Me (Luke Sparke, tba) wr. Tom Evans; Barry Pepper, Sam Neill, Rachel Griffiths; crime thriller

Chasing Lemons (Savanna Crasto, 2023) wr. Savanna Crasto, Jeanda St James; Jarrod Gildea, Joel Drabble, Savanna Crasto

Convert, The (Lee Tamahori, tba) wr. Shane Danielsen, prod. Hopscotch Films; NZ; 115 min.

Devil Inside (Jonathan auf der Heide, pre-production)

Emily (Frances O'Connor, 2023) prod. Arenamedia: Robert Connolly & Robert Patterson, David Barron, Piers Tempest; Emma Mackey, Joe Alwyn, Fionn Whitehead, Emily Beecham; Emily Brontë biopic; release 12Jan23; NOT Australasian – Australian director's first film

Fall Guy, The (pre-production) Ryan Gosling

Fear Below (Matthew Holmes, tba) wr. Gregory Moss

Five Blind Dates (Shawn Seet, tba) wr. Shuang Hu, Nathan Ramos-Park; Shuang Hu, Ilai Swindells, Tiffany Wong

Foe (Garth Davis, 2023) wr. Garth Davis, Iain Reid (novel), prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning et al., Amazon Studios; Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal, Aaron Pierre; Victoria: Docklands, Winton Wetlands etc.

Force of Nature (Robert Connolly, tba) wr. Robert Connolly from story by Jane Harper, prod. Bruna Papandea, Jodi Matterson, Steve Hutensky; Eric Bana, Jacqueline McKenzie, Anna Torv, Deborra-Lee Furness, Robin McLeavy, Sisi Stringer, Lucy Ansell, Jeremy Lindsay-Taylor, Richard Roxburgh, Tony Briggs, Kenneth Radley

Gift that Gives, The (Joy Hopwood, 2023) wr. Joy Hopwood, Joy House Productions, dp Caz Dickson; Takay Honda, Lily Brown-Griffiths, HaiHa Le, Damien Sato, Lex Marinos, Susan Ling, Maria Tran, Andy Trieu, Genevieve Craig, Atharv Kolhatkar

He Ain't Heavy (David Vincent Smith, tba) wr. David Vincent Smith, prod. Jess Parker, No Label Films; Greta Scacchi, Leila George, Sam Corlett; desperate sister kidnaps her beloved brother to save him from addiction; shot Perth; WA

In the Dream (Shane Abbess, pre) wr. Shane Abbess, Brian Cachia, Sidonie Abbene

Kid Snow (Paul Goldman, tba) wr. John Brumpton, Stephen Cleary, prod. Lizzette Atkins, Megan Wynn, Bruno Charlesworth, Unicorn Films; Billy Howle, Phoebe Tonkin, Tom Bateman, Tasma Walton, Mark Coles Smith, Shaka Cook, Hunter Page-Lochard, Robert Taylor, Nathan Phillips, Jack LaTorre; burn-out tent boxer falls in love with a young stripper, takes her young son under his wing; WA; Goldfields-Esperance region

Land of Bad (Will Eubank, tba) w. David Figerio, William Eubank; Russell Crowe, Liam Hemsworth

Memoir of a Snail (Adam Elliot, tba) animation

Moogai, The (Jon Bell, tba)

New Boy, The (Warwick Thornton, 2023) wr. dp Warwick Thornton, prod. Andrew Upton, Cate Blanchett et al.; Aswan Reid, Cate Blanchett, Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair, Shane Brady, Tyrique Brady, Laiken Woolmington, Kailem Miller, Kyle Miller, Tyzailin Roderick, Tyler Spencer; SA

Of an Age (Goran Stolevski, 2023) Elias Anton, Thom Green, Hattie Hook; love story; released 23Mar23

Red, The (Ryan Coonan, tba) wr. Richard Barcaricchio, Ryan Coonan

Royal Hotel, The (Kitty Green, tba) wr. Kitty Green & Oscar Redding, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Liz Watts, dp Michael Latham; Julia Garner, Jessica Henwick, Toby Wallace; SA

Run Rabbit Run (Daina Reid, 2023) wr. Hannah Kent; Sarah Snook, Damon Herriman, Greta Scacchi, Lily LaTorre; supernatural thriller

Scarygirl (Ricard Cussó, Tania Vincent, tba) animation

Shayda (Noora Niasari, tba)

Sleeping Dogs (Adam Cooper, pre) wr. Adam Cooper, Bill Collage; Russell Crowe

Sometimes the Rain (Reinier Krol, pre) 108 min.

States of Mind (Ché Baker, 2023) wr. Ché Baker, dp Ross Emery; Kiran Shah, Clayton Jacobson, Vanessa Moltzen, Shalane Connors, Mayen Mehtah, Jack Martin, Barbara Hastings, Nick Byrne; thriller comedy; shot Kirkham, Canberra

Sting (Kiah Roache-Turner, tba) Alyla Browne

Sweet As (Jub Clerc, 2002) wr. Jub Clerc, Steve Rodgers; Shantae Barnes-Cowan, Tasma Walton, Carlos Sanson Jr, Mark Coles Smith, Nraire Pigram, Pedrea Jackson, Mikayla Levy, Andrew Wallace; filmed Port Hedland; festival screenings Aug-Nov22; coming-of-age; 87 min.; wide release 13Apr23

Toto

Transfusion (Matt Nable, 2023) wr. Matt Nable; Sam Worthington, Phoebe Tonkin, Edward Carmody, Matt Nable

When Love Springs (Jo-Anne Brechin, 2023) prod. Steve Jaggi; Rhiannon Fish, James O'Halloran, Renee Herbert, Erin Connor, Steve Nation, Francesca Savige; Brisbane, Qld

Wizards! (David Michôd, 2023) prod. Liz Watts, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner; Pete Davidson, Franz Rogowski, Naomi Scott, Sean Harris, Orlando Bloom; comedy crime; released USA21Apr23

You Can Go Now is a feature-length doco, and so out of the scope of this website; released 26Jan23.

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