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Screen Tasmania

March 2021

Project Development – Advanced Stage

Hells Gates – 8 x 1 hour drama series ($25 000)

  • Production Company: Story Engine Pty Ltd
  • Creator/Executive Producer: David Gurney
  • Producers: Fiona McConaghy, Paul Moran
  • Writer: Sam Carroll
  • Julia and Anna inherit a fishing business on the wild west coast of Tasmania and soon discover its profits are generated by crime. But having played by the rules for too long, they run with it, risking all for a new life on their own terms.

Project Development – Intermediate Stage

Julie McVicar – 8 x 1 hour drama series ($15 000)

  • Production Company: Beyond Entertainment Pty Ltd
  • Executive Producers: David Gurney, David Ogilvie
  • Producer: Melinda Wearne
  • Writers: Peter Gawler, Max Dann, Felicity Packard
  • Big city Homicide cop Julie McVicar lands in a remote bush town looking for a tree change and some peace of mind. Instead she’s confronted with suspicious deaths to solve.

Living Underground – 4 x 30 minute and 1 x 1 hour documentary series ($15 000)

  • Production Company: Polaris Pictures Pty Ltd
  • Producers: Sue Clothier, Marta Dusseldorp
  • Director: Kate Champion
  • Writers: Belinda Chayko, Sue Clothier, Marta Dusseldorp
  • Living Underground is a documentary series that bears witness to the true accounts of the courage of those that have escaped abuse and violence; acknowledges those that have chosen a pathway to recovery and in doing so, find their voice so that vulnerable others, can hear, identify and find help too.

Untitled Neil Triffett Documentary series ($15 000)

  • Details are confidential at this stage, with information to be released at a later date.