Filming has begun in Western Sydney on ABC drama 'House of Gods', with co-creator Osamah Sami leading the cast alongside Palestinian actor Kamel El Basha and Maia Abbas.
Finalised at last month's Cannes Film Festival, where India was the country of honour, the agreement provides a framework of goals and initiatives to facilitate greater project collaboration, co-production, and cross-cultural partnerships between the Australian and Indian film industries.
Australian film projects made in collaboration with India have the potential to deliver on issues the industry is “constantly talking about", according to Australian India Film Council chair Anupam Sharma.
A new council has been established with the aim of building stronger ties between the Australian and Indian film industries.
Producers Nalina Okey and Danielle Stamoulos are among 10 people who will take part in Behind Closed Doors, a new program designed to nurture emerging storytellers from Western Sydney.
Emerald Productions’ Sheila Jayadev and Lyn Norfor and writer-producer Blake Ayshford will mentor eight writers and two producers at Behind Closed Doors, a new program designed to nurture emerging storytellers from Western Sydney.