Screen Australia has announced six feature films: two television dramas and one children’s project that will share in over $10m of production funding.
The projects include The Fox which stars Jai Courtney (Storm Boy, Suicide Squad) and is from the producers of supernatural horror film and worldwide box office hit, Talk to Me; An Ideal Wife about the story of Oscar Wilde’s wife Constance Lloyd from writer/director/producer Sophie Hyde (BAFTA-nominated Good Luck To You, Leo Grande) and starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones); reimagined television drama Ladies in Black, adapted from the original novel The Women In Black by Madeleine St John; and season three of ABC’s popular children’s show Ginger and the Vegesaurs.
Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke said, “These projects speak to the incredible breadth, quality and relatability of Australian stories. Australia’s screen sector is something we should all be proud of. Australian stories allow us to learn more about ourselves, come to understand each other and let the world get to know us. The Australian Government is proud to support an empowered and innovative Australian screen industry.”
Screen Australia’s CEO Graeme Mason added: “This latest slate announcement presents an exceptional line-up of feature films and television series that have the ingredients to surprise, entertain and translate on a global scale. These high calibre projects speak to the remarkable talent within the Australian film industry, and the international appeal that Australian stories hold.”
“This funding underscores Screen Australia’s commitment to nurturing local talent, showcasing their creativity with audiences worldwide, and supporting innovative stories that resonate. Whether you love crime drama, comedy or period dramas there really is something for everyone in this unique mix of projects,” said Mason.
In 2022/23FY Screen Australia supplied over $40m of production funding for feature films, television dramas and children’s programmes.