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Funding Approvals

Before the passage of the Creative and Cultural Industries Act 2017, the Screen Tasmania Board met approximately four times per year to make recommendations to the Minister for the Arts about Screen Tasmania funding support for a wide range of projects.

Details of those decisions can be found by date using the menu on the left.

2019-20 Financial Year

October 2019

In October 2019 Screen Tasmania approved support totalling $555 000 in Production Investment, and $50 000 in Project Development.

PRODUCTION INVESTMENT

Rosehaven, season 4 – 8 x 25 minute comedy series ($500 000)

Production company: What Horse Holdings Pty Ltd
Marketplace: ABC
Executive Producer: Kevin Whyte
Producer: Andy Walker
Co-producer: Fiona McConaghy
Directors: Shaun Wilson, Jonathan Brough
Writers: Celia Pacquola, Luke McGregor

The end of season three saw Emma and Daniel successfully bring the town together to get a park. Now they are both single and back sharing a house trying to find new friends and new people to date. We’ll also see the usually confident and together Barbara out of her comfort zone when she, Daniel and Emma go to the city for a real estate conference and awards night where Barbara is honoured. But Emma talks up business in Rosehaven a bit too much at the conference and a rival agent thinks it might be worth setting up a rival to McCallum Real Estate.

[Photo: Scott Bradshaw]

[One further project has been approved for investment of $55 000, and will be announced at a later date]

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - ADVANCED STAGE

Untitled Drama Series ($25 000)

Details will be released at a later date.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - INTERMEDIATE STAGE

Love at 42 South – 85 minute documentary feature ($15 000)

Production company: Wonderland Film & Theatre Productions Pty Ltd
Executive Producer: Kingston Anderson
Producer: Claire Haywood
Director: Sara Glaoua
Writers: Sara Glaoua, Claire Haywood

Love at 42 South is a documentary that follows five women from diverse cultural backgrounds who, after relocating to Tasmania, are actively searching for love and relationship fulfilment in an environment that is culturally vastly different from the one in which they were born and raised.  Determined not to be defined by the challenges, constraints and failures of their past, they are strong, courageous women who look forward to their future with resilience and hope.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - SHORT-FORM SERIES BOOSTER

Moments of Clarity – 24 x 1 minute comedy webseries ($10 000)

Production company: Electric Yak Pty Ltd
Executive Producer: Alicia Rackett
Producer: Paul Moran
Writer/Director: Tim Logan
Production Designer: Jess Murray 
Animation Director: Stefan Le Mottee

Join Tim, an often self-deluding, thirty something, his far wiser and fluffier dog, Ra, and an odd assortment of neighbourhood friends as they all experience those hilarious yet confronting brushes with self-awareness and universal truth, known as Moments of Clarity.

July 2019

In July 2019 Screen Tasmania approved support totalling $145 000 in Production Investment, $61 000 in Project Development, $16 750 in Games Development, and $50 000 in Proof-of-Concept Production.

PRODUCTION INVESTMENT

Aussie Lobster Men, season 2 – 8 x 42 minute documentary series ($145 000)

Production company: Hot Chilli Lobster Pty Ltd
Marketplace: Discovery/7Mate
Executive Producer: Craig Graham
Series Producer: Celia Boden

Aussie Lobster Men Series 2 will continue to follow the real life dramas of five lobster boat captains over ten weeks of the winter rock lobster hunting season, as they risk it all in search of the world’s most prized seafood delicacy. For the lobstermen, it’s a chance to put money in the bank until the fishing grounds re-open in spring. The Southern Ocean is Australia’s deadliest stretch of ocean. Against a backdrop of wild weather and treacherous seas, crews work night and day to haul in hundreds of kilograms of lobsters across slippery decks. Even a minor problem can turn deadly in a matter of moments and the nearest port is often hundreds of nautical miles away. Medical emergencies, mechanical failure, lost lobster pots, storms and underwater predators all serve as natural adversaries. And then there’s the volatile lobster price, which goes up and down most days. More than eighty percent of all lobsters caught in Tasmania are exported live to China and that’s what drives the per kilo price. But if a captain gets it right, he can make a fortune. Get it wrong and he can lose it all. This is not only a story of risk, strategy and skill at sea, but a drama about family economics.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - ADVANCED STAGE

Future Cities – 2 x 55 documentary series ($20 000)

Production company: Utopia Media Pty Ltd
Marketplace: ABC
Executive Producer: Sue Clothier
Producers: Sue Clothier, Annie Venebles
Director: Andrew Sully

What will it be like to live in an Australian city in thirty years time? Will it be high-rise hell or unsustainable suburban sprawl? Are there alternative models to those dictated by mainstream property developers? What would happen if we shaped our cities more for people, and less for profit? Starting with a radical group of Melbourne architects, comedian and design enthusiast Tim Ross goes on a global investigation of the challenges facing the world’s cities and the bold, innovative, and beautiful solutions that urban designers, architects and residents are implementing to create quality, affordable homes and vibrant, equitable cities.

The Tailings – 8 x 10 minute drama webseries ($16 000)

Marketplace: SBS
Producer: Liz Doran
Writer: Caitlin Richardson

Set on Tasmania's remote west coast mining town, a naive first-year teacher, RUBY, arrives in town to find a community reeling from a drowning death at a nearby lake. Ruby’s notorious year 10 student, JAS, has lost her dad and is determined to find out who killed him.  Against the backdrop of a young female teacher's struggle to prove herself in a new job and a young woman's misplaced grief over the loss of her father, The Tailings explores a maverick investigation, the secrets that it exposes and a town with nothing left to lose.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - INTERMEDIATE STAGE

Untitled Documentary Series ($15 000)

Details will be released at a later date.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - SHORT-FORM SERIES BOOSTER

Sisters Unearthly – 8 x 5 minute drama webseries ($10 000)

Producers: Rebecca Thomson, Catherine Pettman, 
Director: Rebecca Thomson
Writers: Claire d'Este, Briony Kidd, Rebecca Thomson, Carrie McLean, Alison Mann

Sisters Unearthly is a fantasy web series for adults who love fairytales as they were intended - dark, dangerous and delicious. Set in a visually stylised, grotesque, and humorous world without man or machine the stories unfold against the spectacular natural landscapes of Tasmania. Each episode is a stand alone story but bound by the theme of bringing forth life in an unearthly realm where hair is a powerful commodity, little girls vomit up golden hearts, and narrators sometimes lose control of their stories.

GAMES DEVELOPMENT - PRODUCTION AND RELEASE

Super Dungeon Delvers, platforming game ($16 750)

Production company: Webbysoft
Platform: iOS/Android
Lead Designer: Luke Webster
Music Director: Cody Webberly

Super Dungeon Delvers (SDD) is a mobile platforming game aimed at Android and iOS devices. The player chooses the role of one of three heroes - Milton the human, Tomas the Tasmanian Tiger or Dory the duck - and goes on a quest to save the land from a spreading evil by destroying a series of dungeons across five separate worlds. Gameplay resembles the older style platform games and is modelled on the 16-bit era of gaming consoles. Graphically, SDD borrows heavily from this time, relying on pixel-style art to engage the player at a nostalgic level.

PROOF-OF-CONCEPT PRODUCTION

[Funded by the Screen Innovation Fund]

Ava's Island – 26 x 21 minute animated children's series ($25 000)

Production company: Blue Rocket Productions Pty Ltd
Executive Producer: Alicia Rackett
Producer: Paul Moran
Creator/Composer: Fiora Cutler
Writer: Wendy Hanna
Designer: Ava Maria Mendez Salgado 
Animation Director: Stefan Le Mottee

Ava is an inquisitive 7-year-old girl who lives on her own island at the edge of The Great Southern Ocean with her fairy penguin friend, Leo. Her island is grey and windy but with a rich and diverse environment. There’s a plethora of creatures and plant-life that Ava doesn’t know much about, fortunately she can sing to the wind to transport herself to a fantasy version of her island, where she can sing and learn with her latest observation, enriching her own world.

UnExtinction – 80 minute documentary ($25 000)

Production company: Move Media Pty Ltd
Producers: Troy Melville, Jim Everett
Directors: Troy Melville, Andry Sculthorpe

In 1876 the world was told with the death of Truganni, that Tasmanian Aboriginal people were extinct. What remained were a few ‘islanders’ and ‘half castes’ isolated on Cape Barren Island. Everything would change in 1972 with the formation of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, driven through the leadership of Michael Mansell, Heather Sculthorpe and Jim Everett. UnExtinction is the untold Tasmanian Aboriginal perspective of the fight for identity, and the strong-will, political manoeuvring, and larrikinism needed to instil an inner belief, that allowed the Tasmanian Aboriginal community to tell the world that the story of their extinction was a myth.

2018-19 Financial Year

March 2019

In March 2019 Screen Tasmania approved support totalling $65 000 in Project Development, $50 000 in Production Investment, and $44 75-0 in Games Development

[One production was approved for $50 000 of Production Investment, which will be announced at a later date]

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - ADVANCED STAGE

Little J & Big Cuz, season 3 – 19 x 15 minute animated children's television series ($22 000)

Production company: Ned Lander Media Pty Ltd
Producers: Ned Lander, Alicia Rackett
Writers: Tony Thorne, Dot West, Erica Glynn, Beck Cole, Sam Paynter
Director: Tony Thorne

He's five and she's nine. They're a couple of Indigenous kids who live with their Nanna and Old Dog. Adventure is never far away – in the backyard or beyond…They love to explore the world around them through the gaps in Nanna's fence.   Little J and Big Cuz - with the help of Nanna, their school teacher Ms Chen, and their friends, are learning about their community, country and culture.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - INTERMEDIATE STAGE

MoonBird Boy – 27 minute television documentary ($15 000)

Production company: Rummin Productions Pty Ltd
Producers: Catherine Pettman, Andry Sculthorpe
Director: Matthew Newton

“My name is Nathan Maynard, I am a Trawlwoolway man from North Eastern Tasmania. I come from a proud community, a proud family, a proud birding family who have harvested mutton birds every year since the beginning of time. Birding involves the sustainable harvesting of juvenile short-tailed shearwaters, called muttonbirds, or moonbirds.” Through Nathan and his young son Clay we will be transported to the wind swept islands of the Furneaux Group, the rustic sheds, the connections to country, culture and kinship. The world of a young Tasmanian Aboriginal boy as he learns the birding.

[Photo: Matt Newton]

[One further project was approved, but subsequently declined funding]

GAMES DEVELOPMENT - PRODUCTION AND RELEASE

Where the Snow Settles, narrative/adventure Game ($20 000)

Production company: Myriad Games Studio Pty Ltd
Platform: PC/XBox One
Producer: Luca Rocchi
Creative Director: Alisha Stone
Technical Lead: Jeremiah Walter
Technical Artist: Andrew Mendlik
Lead QA/Technical Animator: Emily Stone

Follow Aurelia’s introspective journey across a changing environment, where she must work to navigate the encroaching cold and venture into the unknown to find her missing sister. Where the Snow Settles is a narrative-driven adventure game, where Aurelia’s curiosity leads her to discover that there is more to the world beyond her own. With the help of enigmatic spirits befriended throughout her journey, Aurelia soon learns why the world is collapsing around her, and why she must find her strength before it’s too late.

Squidgies Takeover (originally approved as Save the Teenies), physics puzzle Game ($24 750)

Production company: Giant Margarita
Platform: Nintendo Switch 
Producer: Kristy de Salas
Lead Designer/Developer: Ian Lewis
Junior Producer: Mitchell Patterson
Effects Programmer: Andrew Mendlik
Lead Artist: Christiane King
Sound Designer/Composer George Begbie
Technical Artist: Bruno Rime

The aim of the game is simple: to help the very round and very cute Squidgies get to a portal so they can go home. But the Squidgies will need your help to overcome fire, water, electricity and their endearing tendency to roll the wrong way!

December 2018

In December 2018 Screen Tasmania approved investment of $89 450 into the development of six new projects through its Originate funding program.

INTERMEDIATE STAGE DEVELOPMENT [Originate Program]

It Takes a Village – 3 x 60 minute television documentary series ($15 000)

Production company: Roar Film Pty Ltd
Executive Producer: Craig Dow Sainter
Producers: Kath Symmons, Steve Thomas
Writers: Martine Delaney, Steve Thomas
Directors: Steve Thomas, Varcha Sidewell

Dementia care has become, for many, an institutional and pharmacological nightmare; forced confinement in a world without stimulus or compassion. One Tasmanian dementia care provider is determined to make a real change - taking a radically different approach based on idea of a compassionate community. Work will soon begin on what they believe will be a world-leading environment for the people living with dementia, their families, their carers and the entire community. Korongee Village combines the latest thinking in design, recruitment and community engagement with the aim of changing the entire paradigm for dementia care. But will it deliver?

Quoll Farm – 52 minute television documentary ($9 450)

Production company: Wild Creature Films Pty Ltd
Executive Producer: Simon Nasht
Producer: Nick Hayward
Writers/Directors: Simon Plowright, Matt Hamilton

When wildlife expert Simon Plowright discovered an abandoned farm hidden deep in the Tasmanian wilderness it was life-changing experience. Here he found a sanctuary that held a remarkable colony of Eastern Quolls, the undeniably cute but little-known marsupials that today are a threatened species. Simon dubbed this place Quoll Farm, and for the next year he would live and observe these fascinating creatures and the assortment of devils, wombats, eagles and native animals that made this such a special place. Together man and animal would form a special bond – until the moment came that their sanctuary faced extinction.

[Photo: Simon Plowright]

Wild Tasmania – 6 x 60 minute television documentary series ($15 000)

Production company: Utopia Media Pty Ltd
Executive Producer: Sue Clothier
Producers: Sue Clothier, Sue Houghton

Tasmania is wild and probably the most eccentrically unique place on the planet. Staggering beauty, rugged extremes and home to endemic species found nowhere else on the planet and where the environment is intertwined with its inhabitants. In Wild Tasmania, we meet passionate people that give a big helping hand to the amazing creatures to ensure their survival.

SHORT-FORM SERIES BOOSTER [Originate Program]

Australia's Best Street Racer – 8 x 5 minute online comedy series ($25 000)

Production company: One Stone Pictures Pty Ltd
Executive Producer: Nathan Earl
Producer: Georgie Lewin
Writer: Dylan Hesp
Director: Michael O'Neill

Finally in possession of his P plates and his Mum’s 1994 Holden Barina, 18 year old Taylor James decides to make his mark on the Launceston late night street racing scene. Desperate to impress local street racing gang HTV and live up to his father’s legacy as the one time king of the blockie route, Taylor operates on the edge of their periphery. However that won’t stop him from attempting to modify his car, pick up chicks or clash with the law, all in an effort to earn their approval and his place as Australia’s Best Street Racer.

[Photo: Mel de Ruyter]

Moments of Clarity – 3 x 1 minute online comedy series ($15 000)

Production company: Electric Yak Pty Ltd
Executive Producer: Alicia Rackett
Producer: Paul Moran 
Creators: Tim Logan, Jess Murray
Writer/Director: Tim Logan
Production Designer: Jess Murray

The series is partially autobiographical and follows the day to day ups, downs, and zig zags of Tim and his cute, irrepressible dog, Ra, as he tries and often fails, at romance, healthy living, and at simply not making others uncomfortable or annoyed with his overcooked thoughts. You might have a whole day of ups and downs unfold but if you’re lucky, you will also experience a moment of clarity.

The Swag Family – 4 x 4 minute online documentary series ($10 000)

Production company: Electric Yak Pty Ltd
Producers: Alicia Rackett, Niall Doran
Writer: Andrew Hughes

Adventurer and educator, Andrew Hughes together with his equally daring wife Nicola, are embarking on the most formidable adventure of their lives. With their two young children – Hope (5) and Wilfrid (3), they are tackling a year-long 10,000km tandem-bike cycling trip around Australia. Exploring the limits of risk, endurance and family bonds, this remarkable family are searching out how Australians are tackling the pressing issues of building a cohesive society and a more environmentally sustainable future. And true to this family’s spirit of adventure, they’re encouraging those that they meet along the way, to set the direction of their journey.

[Photo: Andrew and Nicola Hughes]

CAPITALISE PROGRAM

Food Lab, season 3 – 65 x 23 minute factual entertainment series ($73 000)

Production company: Cultivate Media Services Pty Ltd
Marketplace: SBS Food 
Executive Producers: Simon Hamilton, Ben Milbourne
Producer: Amee Freeman
Director: Ben Milbourne

Food Lab teaches you how to be a better cook through science. Host - chef and food identity Ben Milbourne with sidekick and physicist Joel Gilmore cook simple delicious dishes and helps you understand the cooking process through science. Filmed on location around spectacular locations around Ben's home state of Tasmania and in the brand new Food Lab kitchen which is next door to Ben's restaurant CharlotteJack in Devonport, Tasmania. Ben and Joel are helped with scientific insights from the team at the University of Queensland.

Wreck Seeker, serious game ($80 000)

Production company: Roar Film Pty Ltd
Platform: Website 
Marketplace: Australian National Maritime Museum
Executive Producer: Craig Dow Sainter
Producers: Kath Symmons, Steve Thomas
Creative Director/Writer: Steve Thomas
Writer: Martine Delaney
Lead Developer: Matt Daniels 
Developer/Editor: Owen Andrews

Wreck Seeker is an online game where the players find, explore and identify shipwrecks from around Australia and internationally. Players use the tools of the Maritime Archaeologist to research, locate and explore shipwrecks. They face trials and frustration as they use archival documents (based on real archives) to learn about the fate of the ship and help pin point its location. On the dive site they will face real life dangers like treacherous currents and weather conditions and low visibility. Finally they oversee the creation of an exhibition which could enhance their reputation and increased research grant funding for their next venture.

September 2018

In September 2018 Screen Tasmania approved investment of $42 000 into the development of three new projects through its Originate funding program.

INTERMEDIATE STAGE DEVELOPMENT [Originate Program]

The Baby Commune – 6 x 30 minute television comedy series ($15 000)

Production company: 3rd Gen Productions Pty Ltd
Producer: Cecilia Ritchie
Writer: Melanie Tait

It’s biological crunch time for besties Sarah, Nicola and Zoya – so they’ve decided to join forces and have babies together. Each of these women is on the cusp of forty, and each is craving her own baby. They all have strong ideas on how they’d like to raise kids but are also firm that they don’t want to go it alone. So they’ve decided to pool their resources, brave the Hobart real estate market, and make babies together. The Baby Commune is a rich comedy/drama for everyone who’s contemplated a life outside the nuclear family.

Vera Gray – 10 x 60 minute television drama series ($15 000)

Production company: Aquarius Films Pty Ltd, Pistachio Pictures
Producers: Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford
Co-producer: Alex Boden 
Creators/Writers: Ryk Goddard, Carrie McLean
Lead Writer: Katherine Thompson

Vera Gray is a convict in a lawless land, a bad woman compelled to right wrongs and deliver justice. When she’s assigned as a servant to a British doctor and his perfect wife, she discovers his twisted experiments designed to prove nature over nurture and is confronted with a question which cuts to the quick of Australia’s British colonial origins... Can any good come from a bad beginning?

Killing Ground – 6 x 60 minute television drama series ($12 000)

Production company: Hypergiant Films Pty Ltd
Producers: Joanne Weatherstone, Bethany Jones
Writer/Director: Damien Power

Fresh out of jail Scotty ‘German’ Shepherd comes to Queenstown, Tasmania looking for his prison buddy, RUSS FOWLER. He finds a small town riven with bitter enmities, his friend stricken with cancer, and Russ’ son, Todd ‘Chook’ Fowler, in thrall to the local drug dealer. After Russ dies, German becomes like a father to Chook. But German is a vicious killer - in Chook he finds a willing partner in crime. When a young couple discover an abandoned tent and car at an isolated campsite, they unwittingly put themselves in the killers’ sights.

[One further project was approved for funding, but ultimately declined support]

June 2018

In June 2018 Screen Tasmania approved investment of $45 350 into the development of three new projects through its Originate funding program.

INTERMEDIATE STAGE DEVELOPMENT [Originate Program]

Family Arrangements – 8 x 60 minute television drama series ($15 000)

Production company: Millennium Pictures Pty Ltd
Writer/Producer: Posie Graeme-Evans
Writers: Franz Docherty and Belinda Bradley 

This series centres around the disappearance of a florist, Rose Seeder, and follows her family members as they try to keep the shop running amid the discovery of an astonishing secret.

Musquito – feature film ($18 350)

Production company: Pictures in Paradise Pty Ltd
Producer: Chris Brown
Writer/Director: Dylan River
Writer: Nathan Maynard

This feature film details the life of Musquito, an Aboriginal warrior who fought against the white colonists during the Black Wars in Van Diemen’s Land.

The World Beneath – feature film ($12 000)

Production company: Happening Films Pty Ltd 
Producers: Fiona McConaghy and Jannine Barnes
Writers: Franz Docherty, Belinda Bradley 

The World Beneath is based on the award-winning novel of the same name. It portrays a story of survival set against the unpredictable landscape of Tasmania.

CAPITALISE PROGRAM

The Gloaming – 8 x 60 minute television drama series ($1 000 000)

[Funded by the Screen Innovation Fund]

Production Company: The Two Jons Pty Ltd/Sweet Potato Films Pty Ltd
Marketplace: Stan/ABC International
Executive Producers: Jon Adgemis, Nick Forward, Micahel Gudinski, Kebi Lee, Greg McLean
Producers: Vicki Madden, Fiona McConaghy, John Molloy
Writer: Vicki Madden
Directors: Michael Rymer, Greg McLean, Sian Davies

The Gloaming is complex drama entwining three narrative strands. Firstly, it is a character-driven story about two past lovers that must overcome a tragedy and betrayal to work together. The crime story provides the spine of the series; a murder that leads our detectives to the past and a crime within a crime with sinister consequences. Then, sitting alongside these lines is a social commentary touching on a housing crisis and social marginalisation, issues affecting not just Tasmania but societies all around the world. These threads of character, crime and society combine to make for a rich, compelling, and haunting story with contemporary and universal relevance.

Aussie Lobster Men – 10 x 60 minute television documentary series ($200 000)

[Funded by the Screen Innovation Fund]

Production Company: Fredbird Entertainment, in association with Winning Post Productions
Broadcast: 7Mate, TBC 2019
Sales: TCB Media Rights
Executive Producer: Craig Graham
Series Producer: Celia Boden
Series Director: Liam Taylor

Aussie Lobster Men follows the real-life dramas of six lobster boat captains as they risk it all in search of the world’s most prized seafood delicacy, the Tasmanian Rock Lobster. Against a backdrop of treacherous weather and fierce currents, crews work night and day to haul hundreds of kilos of lobsters across slippery decks. At sea, even a minor problem can turn deadly in a matter of moments and the nearest port is often hundreds of nautical miles away. Medical emergencies, mechanical failure, storms and underwater predators all serve as adversaries. And then there’s the emotional arch to the partners and children back at home. If a captain gets it right, he can improve the welfare of his family in a matter of weeks. But get it wrong and he can lose it all.

Project Planet – documentary series ($40 000)

Production Company: Emerald Films Pty Ltd
Broadcast: ABCMe
Executive Producers: Sally Browning, Renee Kennedy

Three young adults from three diverse school classrooms around the country take on the challenge with their peers to make instant and dramatic changes to their lives and their communities.

2017-18 Financial Year

23 March 2018

Total development investment of $68,052.

Upload Program

Where the Snow Settles - Interactive game, Steam (PC) ($10 000)

Production Company: Myriad Games Studio Pty Ltd
Producer: Luca Rocchi
Creative Director/Writer: Alisha Stone
QA/Animation: Emily Stone
Developer: Jeremiah Walter
Marketing: Michael Philippa

Originate Program

Tempest & Street - 6 x 10 min drama series ($7 500)

Writer: Zev Jones 
Script Editor: Nicole Dade

Lucy's Cannon - 52 x 11 min children’s animated series ($24 552)

Production Company: Beyond Entertainment Pty Ltd / Blue Rocket
Writer: Max Dan, Wendy Hanna
Producer: Alicia Rackett, 
Director: David Gurney

Disarming Candour - 6 x 30 min comedy series ($8 000)

Writer: Finegan Kruckemeyer
Producer/Director: Shaun Wilson

Shards - 6 x 10 min drama series ($10 000)

Production Company: Blur Films Pty Ltd
Writer/Producer/Director: Michael O'Neill, Dylan Hesp
Script Editor: Vicki Madden

Lanyard City Blues - 10 x 6 min comedy series ($8 000)

Writer: Chloe Black
Producer: Scott Edwards
Script Editor: Jordan Raskopoulos

15 December 2017

Production Investment

Project name:   Rosehaven, season 3
Applicant:         What Horse Holdings Pty Ltd
Type:                8 x 25 min comedy television series
Amount:           $500 000
[Photo: Scott Bradshaw]

Project name:  Little J & Big Cuz, season 2
Applicant:         Ned Lander Media Pty Ltd
Type:                13 x 12 minute children's animated series
Amount:           $200 000

Development Investment

Project name:   The Gloaming
Applicant:         Sweet Potato Films, 2 JONS & M4 Entertainment Pty Ltd
Type:                8 x 60 min television drama series
Amount:           $20 000

Project name:   The Tailings
Applicant:         Caitlin Richardson
Type:                10 x 10 min drama web series
Amount:           $6 000

Project name:   The Hurricane and the Fly
Applicant:         Madman Production Company Pty Ltd
Type:                feature film
Amount:           $14 000
[Photo: Scott Bradshaw]

Project name:   Tartarus
Applicant:         Roar Film Pty Ltd
Type:                60 min television documentary
Amount:           $8 000

Digital media fund

Project name:   Party Crashers
Applicant:         Ian Lewis, trading as Giant Margarita
Type:                couch-play game
Amount:           $15 000

22 September 2017

Production Investment

Project name:   The Advocate
Applicant:         Wonderland Film and Theatre Productions Pty Ltd
Type:                6 x 48 min true crime television series
Amount:           $100 000

Project Development

Project name:   Big Fish
Applicant:         One Stone Pictures Pty Ltd
Type:                6 x 10min comedy web series
Amount:           $10 000

Project name:   The Motel at the End of the World
Applicant:         Rummin Productions Pty Ltd
Type:                Drama
Amount:           $14 000

Project name:   The Blue Tier
Applicant:         Sweet Potato Films Pty Ltd
Type:                10 x 60 min Factual Television Series
Amount:           $14 000

Project name:   The Fat Detective
Applicant:         Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd
Type:                6 x 30min Television Comedy Series
Amount:           $15 000

Project name:   Dark Water
Applicant:         Inflatable Boats Tasmania Pty Ltd
Type:                4 x 60 min Sports Documentary Television Series
Amount:           $15 000

17 August 2017 (out of round)

Production Investment

Project name:   Food Lab 2
Applicant:         Cultivate Productions Pty Ltd
Type:                65 x 30 min cooking and lifestyle television series
Amount:           $85 000

Project Development

Project name:   Lambs of God
Applicant:         Lingo Productions Pty Ltd
Type:                4 x 60min drama television mini series
Amount:           $50 000

2016-17 Financial Year

30 September 2016

Project name: Equistones
Applicant: Luca Rocchi
Type: Game
Funding: $5 000

Project name: Wreck Detectives
Applicant: Roar Film Pty Ltd
Type: Game
Funding: $15 000

Project name: kanalaritja – An Unbroken String
Applicant: Roar Film Pty Ltd
Type: Documentary
Funding: $25 000

Project name: The Disarming Candour of the Recently Drunk
Applicant: Finegan Kruckemeyer
Type: Drama Feature Film
Funding: $8 000

Project name: The Gloaming
Applicant: M4 Entertainment Pty Ltd
Type: Drama Television Series
Funding: $15 000

Project name: Living with It
Applicant: Sky Machine Pty Ltd
Type: Drama Television Series
Funding: $7 500

Project name: The Parcel
Applicant: Aquarius Films Pty Ltd
Type: Drama Television Series
Funding: $25 000

Project name: The Debi Marshall Project
Applicant: Wonderland Film and Theatre Productions
Type: Factual Television Series
Funding: $25 000

Project name: Australian Writers Guild – Series of Special Events (5 events)
Applicant: Australian Writers Guild
Type: 5 x Seminars
Funding: $10 000

16 December 2016

Project name: Yonni Come Lately
Applicant:  Adam Thompson
Type:  Development
Funding: $15 000

Project name: kaparunina
Applicant: Roar Film Pty Ltd
Type: Development
Funding: $11 000

10 March 2017 (out of round)

Production Investment

Project Name: The Nightingale
Applicant: Nightingale Pictures Pty Ltd
Type: Period Drama feature film
Amount: $50 000

31 March 2017

Production Investment

Project name: Rosehaven Series 2
Applicant: What Horse Holdings Pty Ltd
Type: 8 x 30min television series
Amount: $500 000
[Photo: Scott Bradshaw]

Project Development

Project name: The Blockade
Applicant: Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd
Type: 4 x 60 min Comedy Series
Amount: $14 508

Project name: Teeth of Angels
Applicant: Guesswork Television Pty Ltd
Type: 8 x 30min Comedy Series
Amount: $15 000

30 June 2017

Production Investment

Project name: Dumbots
Applicant: Beyond Entertainment Pty Ltd
Type: 52 x 11min Television Animated TV Series
Amount: $400 000

Project Development

Project name: Sex with Al Satians
Applicant:Shannon Patricia Priestly
Type:  13 x 3.5 min Comedy Web series
Amount:  $10 000

Project name: Musquito
Applicant: Pictures in Paradise Development Pty Ltd
Type: Period Drama Feature Film
Amount: $9 000

Project name: Friend of the Devil
Applicant: Rummin Productions Pty Ltd
Type: 12 x 60min Factual Television Series
Amount: $18 100

2015-16 Financial Year

18 September 2015

Project name: American Grill
Applicant: Rogan Brown
Type: Web series
Funding: $5 000

Project name: Rosehaven (Series 1)
Applicant: What Horse Holdings Pty Ltd
Type: 6 x 30min Television Series
Funding: $450 000

Project name: Eden
Applicant: Essential Media and Entertainment Pty Ltd
Type: 6 x 1hr Television Drama Series
Funding: $23 460

Project name: The Parcel
Applicant: Aquarius Films Pty Ltd
Type: 8 x 1hr Television Drama Series
Funding: $15 000

Project name: Cellar Door
Applicant: Tim Maricic
Type: Feature Film
Funding: $8 000

Project name: A River Made Us
Applicant: Heather Cassidy
Type: One-off Documentary
Funding: $8 000

Project name: The Tasmanian Eco Film Fest
Applicant: Tasmanian Conservation Trust
Type: Film Festival
Funding: $6 200

Project name: AWG National Screen Writers Conference 2016
Applicant: Australian Writers Guild
Type: Event
Funding: $8 000

11 December 2016

Project name: Hurricane and the Fly
Applicant: Daniel Peek
Type: Feature Film
Funding: $8 000

Project name: 2 Degrees
Applicant: Essential Media and Entertainment
Type: 1 x 6hr Television Series
Funding: $24 736

Project name: Estella Tasmania
Applicant: Tara Pictures Pty Ltd
Type: Feature Film
Funding: $8 000

Project name: Flickerfest
Applicant: Flickerfest Pty Ltd
Type: Film Festival
Funding: $5 500

Project name: 48 Hour Tasploitation Challenge
Applicant: Briony Kidd
Type: Event
Funding: $7 500

Project name: Show the Love
Applicant: Show the Love Film Festival Inc
Type: Film Festival
Funding: $4 250 (later withdrawn)

Project name: Button Squid
Applicant: Secret Lab
Type: Game
Funding: $25 000

18 February 2016 (out of round)

Project name: Nightingale
Applicant: Causeway Films Pty Ltd
Type: Period Drama Feature Film
Funding: $200 000

Project name: The Last Devil
Applicant: Wild Creature Films Pty Ltd
Type: Wildlife Documentary
Funding: $37 316

Project name: Stranger With My Face 2016
Applicant: Briony Kidd
Type: Horror Film Festival
Funding: $10 000

1 April 2016

Project name: Party Golf
Applicant: Giant Margarita
Type: Web series
Funding: $25 000

Project name: Love Shack
Applicant: MWC Media Pty Ltd
Type: Reality Renovation 6 x 30 minute Television Series
Funding: $40 000

Project name: Jack and Jill
Applicant: Boilermaker Pty Ltd
Type: Drama Feature Film
Funding: $8 000

12 May 2016 (out of round)

Project name: Dark Mofo Film Festival 2016
Applicant: Morilla Estate Pty Ltd
Type: Film Festival
Funding: $10 000

24 June 2016

Project name: Save Game
Applicant: Sweet Potato Films Pty Ltd
Type: Game
Funding: $10 000

Project name: Dumbots
Applicant: Beyond Screen Production
Type: Children’s Animated 52 x 11 minute Television Series
Funding: $25 000

Project name: Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival 2016
Applicant: BOFA
Type: Film Festival
Funding: $10 000

Project name: Tasmanian Eco Fest
Applicant: Tasmanian Conservation Trust Inc
Type: Environmental Film Festival
Funding: $9 500