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November 2005

Funding Approvals - November 2005

Major Projects

  • A grant of $70,000 to production company, Move Media to produce a short film called Promising, to be directed by Mark Joseph. The film will tell the story of 10-year-old Eddie who finds a way to deal with the insecurity in his life brought about by the breakdown of his parents' relationship.
  • An investment of $70,000 for the production of an animation project called Worry Doll. Worry Doll tells the tale of three dolls that discover a horrific murder leading to a road-movie adventure. The film's creative team is led by writer/director Matt Coyle whose graphic novel of the same name inspired the film. Matt will be working with producer Troy Melville and animator Adam Walker.
  • A grant of $35,750 to Kickstart Arts for its innovative program called Screenpower. This project will be a collaborative youth arts project exploring the way that power operates in young people's lives. A number of young trainees will be selected to work with leading artists, filmmakers and animators over 9 months in 2006 to produce a range of digital media products that express their views and findings.

Industry and Cultural Development

  • A grant of $10,060 to Robyn Brake to assist in the organization of the annual Tropfest screenings at Hobart's Salamanca Square.
  • The Australian International Documentary Conference to be held in Melbourne in February 2006 received a grant of $5,000.
  • A grant of $9,000 to the State Cinema to assist in the screening of the Cinematheque program in 2006. This program is curated by the Australian Film Commission to make historically significant films available for the public.

Feature Film Script Development

  • An investment of $5,000 to Genevieve Read to assist in developing a second draft of her screenplay June, July, August. The story is centered on three women who are hibernating for the winter in a public prank to save their dating agency. How far will they go into their fears, desires and each other?


  • A development loan of $22,950 to Franz Docherty & Belinda Bradley for Reg Morrison: The Riverman. This will enable the research, development and writing of a documentary on Reg Morrison, an ordinary man with an extraordinary passion for the west coast of Tasmania.

Major Project Development

  • Vincent Sheehan will receive a development loan of $30,000 for his project The Hunter. This feature film script, based on Julia Leigh's highly acclaimed novel, follows one man's search for the last Tasmanian Tiger, a search which in turn becomes a deeper journey into the core of his own existence.