Emerging to mid-level NSW creatives have a new avenue to develop their feature film ideas after Screen NSW launched the Short Film to Feature Fast Track initiative.
TV drama producers face a balancing act next year: How to take advantage of the 30 per cent Producer Offset while coping with watered-down local content regulations and the financial constraints affecting all Australian broadcasters - public and commercial.
Stan has unveiled five Stan Originals – two drama series, a true crime docuseries, a film and a comedy special – as part of an ambitious plan to ramp up local commissions,
The impact of the devastating bushfires of last summer will be explored in six-part drama 'The Fires', currently in development at the ABC.
Fox/Chernin Entertainment’s 'Ford v Ferrari' easily retained pole position in another soft weekend at Australian cinemas while Mirrah Foulkes’ writing and directing debut 'Judy & Punch'.
In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering, but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge. In a visceral and dynamic live-action reinterpretation of the famous 17th century puppet show, writer director Mirrah Foulkes turns the traditional story of Punch and Judy on its head and brings to life a fierce, darkly comic and epic female-driven revenge story, starring Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman.
Two Aussie films, Mirrah Foulkes' 'Judy & Punch' and Ben Lawrence's 'Hearts and Bones', will be among the 12 features in official competition at this year’s Sydney Film Festival (SFF).