'Big Deal' presenter Christian Van Vuuren says the distance of departure from the documentary series and his previous work is not lost on him.
Eight established and emerging filmmakers will each create a three to five minute documentary with a focus on the performing arts during the challenging time of COVID-19.
“We will investigate how money in politics gets in the way of coming up with a lot of solutions to issues like climate change, and what we can do to bring about change. We want to reach the widest possible audience.”
Screen Australia has announced $2 million in production funding for 11 documentary projects, seven through the Documentary Producer Program and four through the Commissioned Program.
Jenji Kohan, the creator of Netflix’s most-watched original show, 'Orange is the New Black', will headline New Zealand’s SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association of New Zealand) conference this year, which will also feature an international address from Lord David Puttnam.
The Shark Island Institute has selected six social impact feature docos to participate in its new development initiative, with each to receive up to $25,000 in development funding in addition to international and local mentorship.