Leunig: A Tale in 16 Parts
A feature documentary film brimming with heart and humour, made up of fragments – glimpses through a prism, which gradually form a cohesive whole. Heightened and expressive images, words and music will delicately illuminate a world with all the potential, longing, hope, sadness and joy of the artist – national living treasure Michael Leunig.
Writer and Director Kasimir Burgess. Producer Philippa Campey. Developed with the assistance of Screen Australia.
Brazen Hussies: Women’s Liberation in Australia
(Photo courtesy of Anne Roberts)
Brazen Hussies: Women’s Liberation in Australia is a feature documentary that will uncover a rich history of the bold women who kick-started the women’s liberation movement in Australia in the late 1960s and 1970s. The Women’s Liberation movement marked a massive political awakening for women all over Australia. Brazen Hussies will incorporate detailed archival research with in-depth interviews with key women of the time, to re-introduce contemporary audiences to a revolutionary chapter in Australian history and make a call to action for the continuation of feminist work today.
Film Camp is developing a new television series based on Cath Ferla‘s debut novel “Ghost Girls”.
“Ghost Girls” is set in Sydney’s Chinatown. The city is brimming with foreign students. Sophie Sandilands takes a job teaching at an English language school. When one of her students leaps to her death it becomes clear that lurking within the psyche of this community is a deep sense of despair and alienation. When it is revealed that the dead woman on the pavement has stolen another’s identity, Sophie is drawn into the mystery.
Down and Out in the Creative City
Film Camp and Scotland’s Faction North are developing a new feature documentary Down and Out in the Creative City (formerly The Creativity Complex), with support from Screen Australia and Creative Scotland. Written and directed by William Head, Down and Out in the Creative City asks leading thinkers and artists if ‘creativity’ really can regenerate our cities, reinvigorate our democracies and rebuild the post-industrial economy.
The Warmth is a lyrical, feverish story about Toby, a naive teenage farm boy, as he retraces his dead sister’s footsteps through the hedonistic backpacking trails of northern Colombia. In a crumbling Cartagena hostel, Toby meets Shona, a worldly Scottish backpacker, but as he encounters the fevers of love and desire for the first time, his past refuses to let him go.
Ryan, an Aboriginal man, and his Asian girlfriend Summer, are taken hostage by Arabic gunman Jamil – in an ATM booth at the front of a closed bank. The same bank the three of them tried to rob earlier that day. The heist went wrong. But somebody took the diamonds. They blame each other. Jamil threatens to shoot the others unless they hand them over. Then the front door opens and another gun comes in – also aimed at Ryan. Now he’s besieged from the outside, held hostage inside and to get out alive, Ryan has to get those diamonds.