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2011 - 2012 Financial Year

Funding Approvals

14 October 2011 Board meeting

Project Development Program

Television Drama Series Fund

Project Name: Pufferfish
Applicant: Roar Film Pty Ltd
Type: Television Drama Series
Genre: Crime
Duration: TBA
Platform/distribution: Television broadcast
Funding: $4 000 Equity

Project Name: Darcy Fantabulous
Applicant: Mr Daniel Weavell
Type: Television Drama Series
Genre: Teens/Tweens/Mystery/Horror
Duration: 5 minutes x 40 episodes
Platform/distribution: Television broadcast / Subscription TV / Website / Wireless / Mobile
Funding: $4 000 Equity

Project Name: Convict Connections
Applicant: Roar Film Pty Ltd
Type: Television Documentary Series
Genre: Living history
Duration: 60 minutes x 10 episodes
Platform/distribution: Television broadcast
Funding: $20 000 Equity


Industry and Enterprise Development Program

silverScreen Fund

Applicant: Rogan Brown
Funding: $6 000 Grant
Applicant: Rebecca Thomson
Funding: $6 000 Grant

Enterprise Development Fund

Applicant: Blue Rocket Productions Pty Ltd
Funding: $20 000 grant

Festivals and Events Program

Project: Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC 2012)
Applicant: AIDC Pty Ltd
Funding: $5 000 Grant

Project: Flickerfest National Tour to Tasmania 2012
Applicant: Flickerfest Pty Ltd
Funding: $4 000 Grant

9 December 2011 Board meeting

Production Finance Program

Production Investment Fund

Television - Documentary

Project: Holy Switch
Applicant: Roar Film Pty Ltd
Producer: Kath Symmons and Steve Thomas
Writer: Varcha Sidwell
Director: Varcha Sidwell
Funding: $100 000 equity

Television - Children's Documentary

Project: Brandon Goes Bush (W/T)
Applicant: North One TV Australia
Producer: Dan Goldberg
Writer: Dan Goldberg and Mark Barnard
Director: Mark Barnard
Funding: $20 000 loan

Project Development

Feature Film

Project: Racing Heart
Applicant: Kevin Kopfstein
Stage: 2nd Draft
Funding: $14 000 equity

Industry and Enterprise Development

Enterprise Development Fund

Applicant: Roar Film Pty Ltd
Funding: $20 000 grant

9 March 2012 Board meeting

Production Finance Program

Production Investment Fund

Project: The Outlaw Michael Howe
Applicant: Outlawed Films Pty Ltd
Executive Producer: Michael Cordell
Producer: Nial Fulton
Director/Writer: Michael James-Rowland
Funding: $150 000 Equity

Project Development Program

Television Drama Series Fund

Project: The Kettering Incident
Applicant: Porchlight Films Pty Ltd
Producer: Vincent Sheehan
Writer: Victoria Madden
Funding: $4 000 Equity

New Writers Fund

Project: Closure
Applicant: Darren Swanson
Writer: Darren Swanson
Funding: $8 000 Equity
Digital Innovation Program

Digital Media Fund

Project: Harry Butterfly
Applicant: Electric Yak Pty Ltd
Executive Producer/Producer: David Gurney
Writers: Victoria Madden/Matt Costello
Designer: Matt Van Rooijen
Funding: $24 000 Equity

Project: Noirhouse mini-series
Applicant: Skymachine
Executive Producer/Producer: Shaun Wilson, Nathan Spencer, Tim Logan
Writer: Tim Logan
Director: Shaun Wilson
Funding: $25 000 Equity ($4 000 development, $21 000 pre-approved production funding)

Festivals and Events Program

Project: Tropfest Hobart 2012

Applicant: Masina Pty Ltd trading as Winning Post Productions
Funding: $9 625 Grant
4 May Board Meeting
Production Finance Program

Factual Entertainment Fund

Project: The Agrarian Kitchen
Applicant: The Digital Suite Pty Ltd
Producer: Daniel Broun
Writer/Director: Judith John-Story
Funding: $10 000 Equity

Project Development Program

Feature Film Fund

Project: Skiptown
Applicant: Clayton Jacobson
Producer: Clayton Jacobson
Writers: Franz Doherty and Belinda Bradley
Funding: $6 000 Equity

Project: Glitch in the System
Applicant: Daniel Weavell
Producer: Ross Grayson-Bell
Writer: Daniel Weavell
Funding: $6 000 Equity (final treatment) with pre-approval for a further $8 000 for treatment to first draft script

Documentary Fund

Project: Krill
Applicant: Move Media Pty Ltd
Producer: Emmanuel Laurent
Director: David Sington
Writers: David Sington and Yves Sciama
Funding: $8 000 Equity (conditional)

Festivals and Events Program

Project: National Screenwriter's Conference
Applicant: Australian Writers' Guild
Funding: $8 000 Grant
Project: Blue Oceans Film Festival
Applicant: Environment Tasmania Incorporated
Funding: $4 000 Grant

2011-12: Industry and Enterprise Development Funding

Business Travel Fund
Ms Briony Kidd
Travel to HollyShorts film festival, Los Angeles
Funding: $2 000 Grant

Ms Carolyn Frichot
Travel to Sydney to meet with Neon Group
Funding: $265 Grant

Move Media Pty Ltd
Travel for Mr Troy Melville to attend the World Congress of Science and Factual producers (WCSFP) in Paris
Funding: $2 390 Grant

Mr Daniel Weavell
Travel to Sydney for marketplace/pitching meetings
Funding: $570.50 Grant

Professional Development Fund: Attachments

Mr Adam Sills
Attachment to Storm Surfers 3D
Funding: $2 000 Grant

Attachments to First Fagin Production Shoot:-

Paul Rubie (Wardrobe )
Gushi Soda (Wardrobe/Art Department)
Ella Millard (First Assistant Director)
Madeleine Lawler (Make up/Hair)
Robert Harrison (Camera) (mandatory attachment place)
Funding: $3 600 Grant

Mr Fraser Deeth
Attachment to Digital City Studios
Funding: $400 Grant

Mr Toby Armbruster
Attachment to Digital City Studios
Funding: $500 Grant

Professional Development Fund: Training Courses

Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Writing for Television with Vicki Madden – Course 1 (December 2011 – February 2012)

Course subsidies of 50% provided to five applicants:

  • Ms Elise Taylor
  • Ms Yvette Blackwood
  • Ms Carrie Poprawski
  • Ms Catherine McClintock
  • Ms Kim Strandring-Jacobs

Total funding: $1 980 Grant

Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS)/Australian Writers' Guild Masterclass

Mr Nick Tantaro
Funding: $221 Grant

Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Writing for Television with Vicki Madden – Course 2 (March 2012 – May 2012)

Course subsidy of 50% provided to one applicant:-
Ms Vivien Mason
Funding: $395 Grant

Professional Development Fund: Travel

Ms Ninna Millikin
Travel to Byron Bay film festival and World of Women film festival in Sydney
Funding: $202 Grant