Ten Victorian screen projects will share in funding of more than $1.9 million in our latest round of Film Victoria's Production Investment support.
The five documentaries, two feature films and three TV series will create employment of around 1,778 people and generate an estimated $28 million in production expenditure in Victoria. The projects are:
FTER THE WAVE: THE WORLD'S GREATEST FORENSIC DETECTIVE STORY, Flaming Star Films – the untold story of the forensic operation in Thailand to identify and return home the bodies of the victims of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami
MONKEY GRIP – STORY OF A NOVEL, Liz Burke Media – about the creation of the iconic Australian novel, the effect it had on its protagonists, and the story of how it still reverberates in our culture
OTHER EARTHS – LIFE IN SPACE, December Cinema Productions – a giant screen project giving an insight into NASA’s ground breaking new brand of science, Astrobiology
THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN FLY, 360 Degree Films – a closer look at Australia’s most annoying yet enduring insect that reveals the Australian fly is more than just a pest – it is now helping us in some remarkable ways
URANIUM – TWISTING THE DRAGON’S TAIL, Genepool Productions – a journey through place and time around the cultural, scientific and natural history of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth.
IT’S A DATE SERIES 2, Hell and High Waters – an eight-episode return journey into the world of dating
NOWHERE BOYS SERIES 2, Matchbox Productions – In this 13-part series the boys have found their way home
HJ5, Moody Street Kids – animated children’s series about a band (HJ5) of talented girls and their adventures.
A LONG WAY HOME, See-Saw Films and Sunstar Entertainment – After a wrong train takes an Indian boy thousands of kilometres from home and family, he is adopted by an Australian couple; 25 years later he sets out to find his lost family
HOLDING THE MAN, Goalpost Pictures – based on Timothy Conigrave’s cult-classic memoir. Set in Melbourne, it’s a remarkable true-life love story that speaks across generations, sexualities and cultures.