When Leila McDougall decided to make a film focused on rural mental health just prior to COVID, it was her experience as both a farmer and a teacher that guided the message she wanted to convey and the form it took.
Stan/Nine co-commission 'Scrublands' has been pre-sold to streamer Sundance Now for audiences in the US and English-speaking Canada.
Stan and Nine have announced their next co-commission following last year's 'Bali 2002', with production underway in Victoria on an adaptation of Chris Hammer's 2018 novel 'Scrublands', starring Luke Arnold, Jay Ryan and Bella Heathcote.
The second season of ABC's 'The Newsreader' will travel from election night 1987, through the shocks of the Hoddle Street shootings and the Stock Market Crash, the complexity of the heroin crisis, towards the protest and pageantry of the 1988 Bicentenary.
Canadian-New Zealand actor Daniel Gillies ('The Originals') and Philippa Northeast are set to bolster the bulletins of ABC's 'The Newsreader' as filming on season two begins in Melbourne.
Phoebe Tonkin will join UK actors Billy Howle and Tom Bateman in Paul Goldman's WA boxing drama 'Kid Snow', with principal photography now underway in the Goldfields-Esperance region.
Tori Garrettâ€™s Donâ€™t Tell will make its world premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival in California.