Screen Australia has just announced development funding for 18 internationally focused feature projects, including Season’s Pass, produced by Matthew Dabner, and Berlin Syndrome and Jasper Jones, both written by Shaun Grant. Further information on all can be found in the Screen Australia International Features Development Slate Release.
The Fleming Agency is delighted to announce new client Alex Hammond. Critically acclaimed writer and novelist Alex’s debut novel Blood Witness (Penguin Books Australia) was selected as State Library of Victoria Summer Read 2014 and is under option with Werner Film and TV Productions. His short film Piñata was nominated for an AFI Award and won Best Animation at the Vancouver Animation Festival. Currently writing his second novel, Dark Legacy (currently due for publication in July 2015), Alex is co-writing a project with director Ben Chessell which is also under option with Werner Film and TV Productions.
Pre-Production has begun in Austin, Texas on The Devils Candy, the upcoming feature film written and directed by Sean Byrne who is joined by cinematographer Simon Chapman ACS. Producers are Chris Harding, Jessica Wu and Keith Calder for Snoot Entertainment.
Production has begun on Sucker, the debut feature film directed by Ben Chessell and co-written by Ben and Lawrence Leung. Shooting in Melbourne, the film stars John Luc and Lily Sullivan alongside Timothy Spall.
Award Winning Cinematographer Simon Chapman joined The Fleming Agency. Simon recently completed shooting Cut Snake for Matchbox Pictures and will soon commence filming The Devils Candy in the USA collaborating again with Sean Byrne (The Loved Ones) – also with The Fleming Agency. Simon’s other recent work includes Nowhere Boys (Matchbox Pictures/ NBC Universal for the ABC).
Award winning Production Designer Chris Kennedy is currently on location in India on Lion starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel.
Peter Crombie recently completed editing The Outlaw Michael Howe (Dir: Brendan Cowell).
ABC, 1 December 2013.
1814. Van Diemen’s Land, the notorious British penal colony, has dissolved into chaos. Outlaws roaming the wilderness have pushed the colonial government to breaking point.
Driven by a deep sense of loyalty and an unquenchable hatred towards those he once served, English convict Michael Howe and a young aboriginal girl turn a desperate band of convicts, deserters and bushmen into a fearsome guerrilla army and lead them in open rebellion against the brutal, corrupt establishment.
As the British hunt the outlaws, Howe remains an elusive prize. In desperation, the Governor makes the capture of Howe’s pregnant girl his priority.
An epic story of love and betrayal, The Outlaw Michael Howe chronicles the astonishing true story of the man who pushed Australia to the brink of civil war.