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July 2004

Funding Approvals - July 2004

Feature Film Script Development

  • An investment of $10,000 to Scott Flaherty to complete a second draft of his screenplay Harm of Will. Four lives intersect in a web of violence, jealousy and sex. Will harm come to them?
  • An investment of $10,000 to Kathryn Lomer to complete a second draft of her screenplay Harvest Moon. Cleaned out by the latest of a series of lovers, single mother Fin decides it’s time for some big changes in her life. However when she takes on the Harvest Moon Café, things change more than she expects.
  • An investment of $10,000 to Briony Kidd to complete a second draft of her screenplay Savor. Jane was hoping to start a new life, but she never imagined it would be someone else’s.

Documentary Development

  • An investment of $12,250 to Anna Housego to develop Horse Sense, a one-hour documentary about the power of horses and the determination of one woman to save at-risk teenagers by igniting hope, love and passion.
  • An investment of $20,000 to Pro-Digital Productions (Troy Melville and Abi Binning) to develop a one-hour documentary The French Garden. It tells the story of a French voyage to Tasmania and unravels the mystery of a small garden plot in an unknown world.
  • An investment of $24,625 to Gabriella Kennedy to develop a four-part documentary series The Secret Life of Teachers. What's it like to spend your first year of teaching in a rural Tasmanian High School?

Short Film Production

  • A grant of $35,026 to Fleur Nelson to produce her short film The Barn. When a little girl helps a stranger to hide from the police in the family barn, will her innocence be lost forever?
  • A grant of $70,000 to Scott Lawson to produce his short film Dark Decisions. After witnessing his life fall apart in front of him, James searches for a new life in a new world.

Industry and Cultural Development

  • A grant of $10,830 to Interweave Arts Association Inc to operate Carpark Cinema, a Launceston film festival showcasing the abundance of emerging and talented filmmakers in the state.
  • A grant of $4,950 to the Australian Film Institute to hold the AFI Awards judging screenings in Hobart.
  • A grant of $2,036 to Gabriella Kennedy and Lucy Gouldthorpe to enable them to market their recently completed short film Bruni.