The Australian Film Commission (AFC) is pleased to announce that two Australian projects have been selected for CineMart 2008.
Venice by Miro Bilbrough and Errors of the Human Body by
Eron Sheean have both been selected for CineMart, the premier
co-production market which presents projects in development to
potential investors. The key creatives associated with Venice and Errors of the Human Body
will be given the opportunity to pitch to potential co-producers,
distributors, bankers, sales agents and investment funds in Rotterdam
Venice is written and directed by Miro Bilbrough, executive
produced by Michael Wrenn of Firesign Productions and produced by Karen
Radzyner of Dragonet Films. It follows Venice and her ex-hippy dad who
comes to stay in her tiny Sydney apartment stirring primal emotions and
asks the question, how old is too old to be your father’s daughter?
Miro developed her feature screenplay at the Script Development Program
of the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam. The development of Venice has also
been funded over several drafts by the AFC and the New South Wales Film
and Television Office.
Errors of the Human Body is a provocative film about one man’s
quest for redemption from his own disturbing past, set within the
mysterious world of genetic engineering. Written and directed by Eron
Sheean and produced by Nick Feik, Eron Sheean, Michael Wrenn, Karsten
Stoter and Benny Drechel, Errors of the Human Body is being developed as an Australia/Germany co-production with Roh Film Germany.
CineMart 2008 has selected 39 projects to participate in the market
from a record number of 550 applications. The market focuses on low- to
medium-budget films and covers a large variety of work from independent
to innovative and experimental cinema and visual arts.
CineMart will take place from 27–31 January 2008 and coincides with the International Film Festival Rotterdam.