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DiSClaiMer:

contents

[ 2 ] About this cAtAlogue

[ 3 ] introduction

[ 5 ] section 1. tV drAmA

[ 6 ] Telemovies

[ 8 ] Mini-series

[ 11 ] Series/serials

[ 21 ] Children’s TV Drama

[ 35 ] section 2. documentAries

[ 36 ] 30 minutes and under

[ 45 ] 60 minutes and under

[ 68 ] Feature Documentaries

[ 79 ] Documentary Series

[ 100 ] documentAry subject index

[ 105 ] tV drAmA title index

[ 106 ] documentAry title index

The information included in this guide is of a general nature only, has been drawn from a variety of sources and is not intended as legal,

accounting or other professional advice. The aFC has undertaken all reasonable measures to ensure its accuracy and specifically disclaims any

liability for loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of

the contents. information is current at the time of going to press, but details may change post-publication. Due to space restrictions it has been

necessary in some instances to reduce synopses.

Compiled by aFC research: rachel Cullen, anthony Johnsen, James Crawford, Morgan Gregory.

Programming: eric Scheid.

Production coordinated by aFC Communications: Fiona Jennings, Natalie Holdsworth. Original design by Boccalatte.

© australian Film Commission 2008

Cover images, clockwise from top left: East of Everything [d: Stuart McDonald and Matthew Saville, p: Fiona eagger, Deborah Cox and roger Monk,

w: Deborah Cox, roger Monk] image courtesy Twenty 20 Pty ltd; Flight of the Elephants [d: David adams, w: andrew Saw and David adams]

image courtesy David adams Films Pty ltd; Crater of Life [d: David Warth, p: lin Sutherland, w: David Warth and lin Sutherland]; The Car That Ate

China [d: Stefan Moore, p: Stefan Moore, Susan lambert and Frank Haines, w: Stefan Moore] image courtesy Jumping Dog Productions; Inspiring

Teachers [d: rebecca Barry, p: Michaela Perske, w: Michaela Perske and rebecca Barry] image courtesy red ithaka Productions.


About this

cAtAlogue

The Australian TV Drama and Documentary

Catalogue March 2008 is one of a range

of australian Film Commission (aFC)

publications designed to inform and assist

buyers, festival directors and foreign

producers about australian film and

filmmakers.

This catalogue provides information

on recent australian TV drama and

documentaries and includes:

• tV drama (mini-series, series/serials,

telemovies) in pre-production, production

and post-production, as well as recently

completed

• documentaries (23 min and over, and

series) completed since February 2007.

The asterisk sign * indicates that the

documentary title is a new entry.

international sales agents are listed for each

program. Please email info@afc.gov.au if

you are unable to contact a particular agent.

2 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

For information on australian TV drama and

documentaries back to 1980, consult the

aFC’s online searchable film database at

www.afc.gov.au/films

The aFC is grateful for the cooperation of

the many individuals and organisations who

provided information on their productions.

Please let us know of any additional titles for

inclusion in future catalogues (see the back

cover for aFC contact details).

all aFC catalogues are available as

downloads on our website at

www.afc.gov.au


introduction

This 2008 catalogue offers up-to-date

information about australian TV drama and

documentary productions – completed and

currently in production.

Selected highlights for titles in the catalogue

are featured below including award wins,

international festival selections, and a

television rating success story.

• Feature documentary End of the Rainbow

(d/p: robert Nugent, p: Mitzi Goldman) is

an elegiac portrait of the changes brought

by the arrival of an industrial gold mine in a

remote region of West africa. it won the First

appearance award at the 2007 international

Documentary Film Festival amsterdam – a

first for an australian film – and has been

selected into the official competition at

Cinema du reel 2008.

• Forbidden Lie$ (d/p: anna Broinowski,

p: Sally regan) was successful not only

internationally with screenings at some

of the most prestigious international

documentary festivals such as Sheffield and

HotDocs, but found success domestically

when it was awarded the 2007 australian

Film institute award (aFi) for Best

Documentary.

• Other 2007 AFI Award winners included

Sue Smith for Best Screenplay in Television

for Bastard Boys while the aFi award for

Best Television Drama Series went to Love

My Way (p: John edwards and Claudia

Karvan).

• The Australian adaptation of the BBC’s

genealogical detective series Who Do You

Think You Are? debuted with the highest

ever audience for an SBS australianproduced

program with 21 percent of the

total audience.

This catalogue has been prepared by the

australian Film Commission (aFC) in time

for MiPTV 2008 and contains programs

completed within the last 12 months. if you

cannot find a title here or you are wanting to

search for other programs of interest, check

the aFC’s online searchable film database at:

www.afc.gov.au/films

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 3


images - this page, clockwise from top left: The Circuit, Kath and Kim, Dogstar, East of Everything, McLeod’s Daughters

next page, clockwise from top left: Double Trouble, Time Trackers, Spy Shop, Murder in the Outback, Max and Venus


tV drAmA


The Beach house

98 min / advenTure, drama

Prod co Masterbrand Films and

Promotions

exec Prod russell Buchanan

Producer Phillip avalon

direcTor Samuel Clemens,

Vanessa rose

WriTer russell Buchanan,

Katherine lawless

casT Clinton Barter, russell

Buchanan, Selena McKay,

Graham Plew, Clio ross, Jerry

Stanley, Christie Steel, Tom

Zimmerman

sTaTus Post-Production

a boy leaves home, swapping

the drought-stricken bush for the

coast. He discovers life is not all

it seems in the faster lane. Surf,

city and a country boy.

sales conTacT

Masterbrand Films and Promotions

australia

moBile +61-411 867 983

email masterbrand_films@

hotmail.com

6 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

The King - The graham

Kennedy sTory

90 min / drama

Prod co FremantleMedia

australia

exec Prod Mark Fennessy, Jason

Stephens

Producer Jason Stephens

direcTor Matthew Saville

WriTer Jaime Browne, Kris

Mrksa

casT Stephen Curry, Stephen

Hall, Jane allsop, Shaun

Micallef, Garry McDonald,

Steve Bisley, Bernard Curry,

leo Taylor, Beau Brady, Monica

Maughan

sTaTus Completed

The story of australia’s first and

greatest home grown super

star, whose show ‘in Melbourne

Tonight’ was made in Channel

Nine’s GTV studios in the 1950s

and ‘60s.

sales conTacT

TV1 - Television’s Greatest Hits

australia

Phone +61-2 8374 6910

Fax +61-2 8374 6905

WeB www.tv1.com.au

email peter.hudson@tv1.com.au

murder in The ouTBacK

Joanne lees: murder in The

ouTBacK

93 min / drama

Prod co GC Films Pty ltd

exec Prod Sue Masters, andy

Harries, Jeff Pope

Producer Matt Carroll, Spencer

Campbell

direcTor Tony Tilse

WriTer Kate Brooke

casT richard Carter, Joanne

Froggatt, Bryan Brown, John

Wood, laurence Breuls, asher

Keddie, Tom long

sTaTus Completed

The story of the disappearance

of english backpacker Peter

Falconio and the abduction of his

girlfriend Joanne lees, and the

subsequent trial and conviction

of Bradley John Murdoch for

Falconio’s murder.

sales conTacT

Granada Media international

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 491 1441

Fax +44-207 493 7677

WeB www.int.granadamedia.com

email int.info@granadamedia.

com


scorched

1 x 90 min / drama

Prod co essential Viewing

exec Prod rosemary Blight,

Chris Hilton, Jo Horsburgh

Producer Kylie du Fresne,

ellenor Cox

direcTor Tony Tilse

WriTer Tim Pye

sTaTus Pre-Production

in 2012, a fateful combination

of weather conditions at

Christmas time causes fires on

Sydney outskirts to slam straight

into metropolitan Sydney.

Without sufficient water to

fight the blazes, fire crews are

overwhelmed, and hundreds of

lives are lost.

sales conTacT

Granada Media international

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 491 1441

Fax +44-207 493 7677

WeB www.int.granadamedia.com

email int.info@granadamedia.

com

valenTine’s day

96 min / drama

Prod co December Films Pty ltd

exec Prod Miranda Dear,

amanda Higgs

Producer Tony Wright

direcTor Peter Duncan

WriTer Peter Temple

casT rhys Muldoon, Freya

Stafford, anita Hegh, Michael

Tuahine

sTaTus Completed

ValeNTiNe’S DaY is a story of

redemption. Ben Valentine (rhys

Muldoon) has totally lost his way

in the world. He finds himself

in a strange country town and

unexpectedly he’s forced to

engage with the inhabitants,

having been sentenced to 200

hours of community service

coaching the town’s no-hoper

football team. embraced heart

and soul by the townsfolk, this

one-time drifter learns how to

live and love again - and so does

the town.

sales conTacT

aBC Commercial

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 3314

Fax +61-2 8333 3169

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

telemoVies

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 7

telemoVies


BasTard Boys

4 x 60 min / drama

Prod co Flying Cabbage

Productions Pty ltd

exec Prod Scott Meek, Miranda

Dear

Producer Brett Popplewell,

raymond Quint

direcTor raymond Quint

WriTer Sue Smith

casT Jack Thompson, Colin

Friels, Geoff Morrell, Daniel

Frederiksen, Dan Wyllie,

anthony Hayes, Justine Clarke,

rhys Muldoon, lucy Bell, Justin

Smith, Caroline Craig, Helen

Thomson

sTaTus Completed

On 7 april 1998 at 11.30pm

security men invade the docks

of every port in australia,

and forcibly eject the entire

unionised workforce. BaSTarD

BOYS is the dramatic story of

the biggest industrial dispute in

australia.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

Bed oF roses

6 x 50 min / drama

8 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

Prod co Southern Star Group

Pty ltd, ruby entertainment

Producer Mark ruse, Stephen

luby

direcTor Paul Moloney, Mandy

Smith

WriTer Jutta Goetze, elizabeth

Coleman

casT Kerry armstrong, Julia

Blake, Hanna Manganlawrence,

Jay laga’aia, Geoff

Morell

sTaTus Production

Follows the adventures of

spoilt, rich, city-dweller louisa

atherton, who is forced to move

back to her tiny hometown,

rainbow’s end, when her

husband dies in the arms of

another woman, leaving louisa

and her two teenage children

bankrupt.

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

email sales@sstar.com.au

canal road

13 x 40 min / drama

Prod co Nine Network

Melbourne, Canal road 1 Pty

ltd

exec Prod Jo Horsburgh

Producer Susan Bower

direcTor Kevin Carlin, Shawn

Seet, ian Watson

WriTer Sarah Smith, Dave

Warner, John ridley

casT Paul leyden, Diana Glenn,

Brooke Satchwell, Grant

Bowler, Sibylla Budd, Charlie

Clausen, Patrick Brammall,

Peta Sergeant, alyssa

McClelland, Sam anderson

sTaTus Production

Canal road is a medical and legal

advisory centre where the lives

of inner-city professionals and

their patients entwine in a story

of mystery and medical intrigue.

at the heart of the series are the

tragic deaths of the wife and son

of psychiatrist Spencer McKay,

who is confronted by the killer

of his loved ones and sets out on

a journey of revenge which will

implicate friends, workmates and

his darkest demons.

sales conTacT

Nine Network

australia

Phone +61-2 9515 5552

Fax +61-2 9965 2849

WeB www.ninemsn.com.au

email clong@nine.com.au


The circuiT

6 x 60 min / drama

Prod co Media World Pictures

Pty ltd

Producer ross Hutchens, Colin

South

direcTor Catriona McKenzie,

richard Frankland, Steve

Jodrell

WriTer Various

casT aaron Pedersen, Gary

Sweet, Kelton Pell, Tammy

Clarkson, Marta Kaczmarek,

Nick Simpson-Deeks, leroy

Parsons, Bill McCluskey

sTaTus Completed

Drew ellis has taken a sabbatical

from a comfortable legal

career to go bush... Charming,

confident, capable, and now

completely out of his depth,

Drew finds himself in the

chaotic world of the Kimberley

Circuit Court which takes a

magistrate, court officials

and lawyers on a five-day

2,000 kilometre round trip to

dispense justice in the remote

communities of northwestern

australia. This is no easy trip,

particularly if like Drew, you

are black.

sales conTacT

Daro Film Distribution GmbH

Monaco

Phone +377-9797 1600

Fax +377-9797 1591

WeB www.daro-films.mc

email daro@daro-films.mc

easT oF everyThing

6 x 60 min / drama

Prod co Twenty 20 Pty ltd,

aBC

exec Prod Miranda Dear, Fiona

eagger

Producer Fiona eagger,

Deborah Cox, roger Monk

direcTor Stuart McDonald,

Matthew Saville

WriTer Deborah Cox, roger

Monk

casT richard roxburgh,

Tom long, Susie Porter, Gia

Carides, Valerie Bader, Craig

Stott, Kathryn Beck, Tom

Budge, Steve Bisley

sTaTus Completed

Having spent most of his adult

life wandering the globe in

search of paradise, travel

writer, art Watkins (richard

roxburgh), rushes home, too

late to be by his dying mother’s

bedside. He Hopes to pay his

last respects and escape the

run down tropical resort of his

misspent youth but a twist in

the tale traps him at the Far

Out east. There he has to face

his bitter brother, his childhood

sweetheart, and a teenage

son he hardly knows. Thanks

to his mother’s posthumous

attempt to reunite her scattered

family, art discovers that his

best chance of happiness is the

‘paradise lost’ he left behind.

sales conTacT

aBC Commercialaustralia

Phone +61-2 8333 3314

Fax +61-2 8333 3169

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

mini-series

easT WesT 101

6 x 52 min / drama

Prod co Knapman Wyld

Television

Producer Steve Knapman,

Kristine Wyld

direcTor Peter andrikidis

WriTer Various

casT Don Hany, William

Mcinnes, aaron Fa’aoso, Susie

Porter, Daniela Farinacci,

renee lim

sTaTus Completed

This is the story of two

detectives - one a Muslim, the

other anglo-australian and

the battle between them for

survival. it is also a metaphor

for the fear that exists between

east and West when the two

men search for love, approval

and forgiveness as their

destinies collide.

sales conTacT

Minotaur international

United Kingdom

Phone +44-020 7535 7254

Fax +44-020 870164 7475

email general@minotaur.co.uk

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 9

mini-series


The liBrarians

6 x 30 min / comedy, drama

Prod co Gristmill Pty ltd

exec Prod Miranda Dear, robyn

Butler, Wayne Hope

Producer robyn Butler, Wayne

Hope

direcTor Wayne Hope

WriTer robyn Butler, Wayne

Hope

casT robyn Butler, Wayne

Hope, roz Hammond, Bob

Franklin, Kim Gyngell, Heidi

arena, Stephen Ballantyne,

Josh lawson, Keith Brockett,

Nicole Nabut

sTaTus Completed

Frances O’Brien, devout Catholic

and panic disorder sufferer, runs

a very tight ship at the Middleton

interactive learning Centre, a

modern outer suburban library.

Despite the chronic vandalism,

the dysfunctional staff and

her own particular challenges

with the ever-growing Muslim

community, Frances wears her

Head librarian’s badge with

relish. No more so than during

the heady period leading up

to Book Week - precisely the

moment her life suddenly takes

a turn for the worst. Frances’ exbest

friend from childhood turns

up wanting a job in her library.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

emal abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

rain shadoW

6 x 60 min / drama

10 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

Prod co Southern Star

entertainment Pty ltd

exec Prod errol Sullivan, Hugh

Marks, Miranda Dear, antonia

Barnard

Producer Gus Howard

direcTor Fiona Banks, Shawn

Seet

WriTer Tony Morphett, Jimmy

Thomson

casT rachel Ward, Victoria

Thaine

sTaTus Completed

Two vets come to terms with

each other as a community

struggles with drought.

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

emal sales@sstar.com.au

mini-series

sea PaTrol

26 x 60 min / acTion, advenTure

Prod co Mcelroy all Media

Pty ltd

exec Prod Hal Mcelroy, Di

Mcelroy, Jo Horsburgh

Producer Hal Mcelroy, Di

Mcelroy

direcTor Geoff Bennett, ian

Barry, Chris Martin-Jones

WriTer Various

casT lisa McCune, ian Stenlake,

Saskia Burmeister, Matthew

Holmes, Jeremy lindsay Taylor,

John Batchelor, Jay ryan,

Kristian Schmid, David lyons,

Kirsty lee allan

sTaTus Production

This is an action drama with

a mystery element threaded

through 26 hours of high-end,

prime time television. The story

of ordinary heroes doing an

extraordinary job - the men

and women of the Navy Patrol

Boat Service who battle the

elements and the odds to defend

australia’s borders and enforce

the economic zone.

sales conTacT

Portman Film & Television

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 494 8024

Fax +44-207 494 8026

WeB www.portmanfilm.com

emal sales@portmanfilm.com


all sainTs

456 x 60 min / drama

Prod co 7 Network Operations

limited

exec Prod John Holmes

Producer Bill Hughes

direcTor Various

WriTer Various

casT John Howard, Tammy

Macintosh, Judith McGrath,

Mark Priestley, Virginia Goy,

Jolene anderson, andrew

Supanz, allison Cratchley, Jack

Campbell, John Waters

sTaTus Production

This medical drama focuses on

the working and personal lives of

the doctors and nurses working

on the front line of a busy inner

city emergency Department at

all Saints Hospital.

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

emal sales@sstar.com.au

BiT oF BlacK Business

13 x 5 min / acTion, comedy, Family

Prod co Scarlett Pictures

Producer Kath Shelper

direcTor Various

WriTer Various

casT aaron Pedersen, lisa

Flanagan, David Page, Zoe

Carides, roy Billing, Kelton Pell

sTaTus Completed

The business of being black

today takes many forms:

outrageous, courageous,

mysterious, simple,

straightforward and complex. The

good, the bad and the ugly. But

what makes our bit of business

unique? The 13 short films in this

series are directed by indigenous

filmmakers Martin leroy adams,

Jon Bell, Michelle Blanchard,

Kelli Cross, Dena Curtis, aaron

Fa’aoso, Debbie Gittens, Michael

longbottom, Jacob Nash, Trisha

Morton-Thomas, Warwick

Thornton, Pauline Whyman and

adrian Wills.

sales conTacT

Flickerfest

australia

Phone +61-2 9365 6877

Fax +61-2 9365 6899

WeB www.flickerfest.com.au

emal info@flickerfest.com.au

series/seriAls

carla cameTTi Pd

6 x 52 min / drama

Prod co Buon Giorno

Productions Pty ltd

exec Prod ewan Burnett

Producer elisa argenzio,

Cristina Pozzan

direcTor ian Watson

WriTer liz Doran, Josephine

Martino, Samantha Winston,

Kris Mrksa

sTaTus Pre-Production

Carla CaMeTTi PD is a fast paced

and fresh crime series with a

young italian female as its lead.

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

emal fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 11

series/seriAls


chandon PicTures

8 x 30 min / comedy

Prod co Shadowfax TV Pty

limited

exec Prod Ted robinson, Heath

Watt, Tony Forrest, Paul Wylie

Producer rob Carlton

direcTor rob Carlton, alex

Weinress

WriTer rob Carlton, alex

Weinress, russell Smyth

casT rob Carlton, rebecca

Massey, Darren Gilshenan, Josh

lawson

sTaTus Completed

CHaNDON PiCTUreS is based

around Tom Chandon’s struggling

video production company.

Chandon Pictures isn’t top shelf.

Weddings, parties, anything

are its bread and butter. But for

Tom these aren’t just jobs. any

one of them could be his next

award-winning documentary.

For all his delusions of grandeur,

Tom’s heart is in the right place.

a man of good intentions, he

just doesn’t know how to follow

them.

sales conTacT

lions Gate Films

United States

Phone +1-310 449 9200

Fax +1-310 255 3870

WeB www.lgf.com

email general-inquiries@lgf.com

ciTy homicide

50 x 60 min / Police, drama

12 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

Prod co Seven Productions

exec Prod John Holmes

Producer Maryanne Carroll

direcTor Various

WriTer John Hugginson, John

Banas

casT Shane Bourne, Nadine

Garner, Daniel MacPherson,

aaron Pedersen, Damien

richardson, Noni Hazlehurst

sTaTus Production

Told through the eyes of four

ambitious Homicide detectives

and their two superiors, CiTY

HOMiCiDe captures the gripping

atmosphere of a homicide squad.

The intelligent, intriguing weekly

stories are action-packed and

filled with stylish sleuthing. No

greater commitment. No greater

duty. No Greater Honour.

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

email sales@sstar.com.au

comedy inc

81 x 60 min / sKeTch comedy

Prod co FremantleMedia

australia

Producer David McDonald

direcTor Damian Davis

WriTer Kevin Brumpton, angus

Fitzsimons, Various

casT Fiona Harris, Janis

McGavin, rebecca De

Unamuno, Scott Brennan,

Simon Mallory, emily Taheny,

Paul Mccarthy, Jim russell

sTaTus Production

a mix of sharp, fast paced

humour and irreverence

featuring sketch, TV and movie

parody, non-existent cable

shows, products that don’t exist

and characters that have become

fixtures of popular culture.

sales conTacT

FremantleMedia australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9434 0666

Fax +61-2 9434 0700

WeB www.fremantlemedia.

com.au

email paul.ridley@

fremantlemedia.com.au


crooKed

6 x 22 min / crime, comedy

Prod co Two Tone Pictures

Producer Matthew Holmes,

adam Wilson, Paul Bellman

direcTor Matthew Holmes

WriTer Matthew Holmes, adam

Wilson, Paul Bellman

casT Paul Bellman, adam

Willson, Joshua Jaeger, rohan

Harry, Tristan Hudson, anna

Cheney, Stephen DeGenaro,

Pete Michell, Terry rogers, Van

Crouch, Michael allen, rod

Ho’vel

sTaTus Post-Production

Small time crooks Dale Duggans

and Blake eastwood have

a dream - to move beyond

the suburbs and become real

gangsters like the ones on TV.

But to make it in the criminal

underworld, they need a gang

of their own. Forming a team of

oddball crooks, they set about

their goal with hilarious and

disastrous results. an improvised

mockumentary based on Two

Tone Pictures’ 2005 feature, The

Biscuit effect.

sales conTacT

Two Tone Pictures

australia

moBile +61-424 001 606

WeB www.twotonepictures.com

email twotonepictures@dodo.

com.au

dangerous

8 x 45 min / drama

Prod co Southern Star John

edwards

exec Prod Hugh Marks, Kim

Vecera

Producer John edwards,

imogen Banks

direcTor David Caesar, Shawn

Seet

WriTer Fiona Seres, David

Caesar, David Michod

casT Joel edgerton, Khan

Chittenden, Brooke Satchwell,

Paul Pantano, robert

Mammone

sTaTus Completed

an explosive action series

and tale of forbidden love set

against the culturally diverse

backgrounds of street crime

on the tougher side of the

city and the affluence of the

city beach suburbs. Breaking

new ground for australian

drama, exploring youth culture,

including the taboo subjects of

the underground world of drag

racing and ram-raiding.

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

email sales@sstar.com.au

series/seriAls

douBle The FisT

16 x 30 min / comedy

Prod co Fistworthy Pty ltd

exec Prod Megan Harding

Producer Jason Harty

direcTor Craig anderson, Doug

Bayne, Bryan Moses, Tony

Walters

WriTer Craig anderson, Doug

Bayne, Bryan Moses, Tony

Walters

casT Bryan Moses, Craig

anderson, Doug Bayne, Tony

Walters

sTaTus Post-Production

a team of lifestyle vigilantes set

out to destroy ‘weakness’ in all

aspects of modern existence,

and show the audience how

to make their lives more

‘fistworthy’. Series one screened

on australian broadcaster aBC in

2004; series two is currently in

production.

www.abc.net.au/doublethefist

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 13

series/seriAls


The elePhanT Princess

Prod co The elephant Princess

Pty ltd

exec Prod Jonathan M. Shiff

Producer Jonathan M. Shiff,

Joanna Werner

direcTor Grant Brown, roger

Hodgman, Daniel Nettheim

WriTer Various

casT emily robins, Miles

Szanto, Damien Bodie

sTaTus Production

alex Wilson suddenly finds

out that she’s not an average

suburban girl -she’s really the

Princess of a mystical kingdom!

and if her exotic visitor Kuru

and a magical elephant can’t

help her master her new powers

soon, then everything and

everyone she knows is in danger.

sales conTacT

ZDF enterprises

Germany

Phone +49-613 199 1247

Fax +49-613 199 1260

WeB www.zdf-enterprises.de

email enterprises@zdf.de

home and aWay

4560 x 25 min / Teen, Family

14 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

Prod co Seven Productions

exec Prod John Holmes

Producer Cameron Welsh

direcTor Various

WriTer Various

casT lyn Collingwood, indiana

evans, Mark Furze, Jodi

Gordon, Todd lasance, amy

Mathews, lynne McGranger,

ray Meagher, Bob Morley,

ada Nicodemou, Paul O’Brien,

Josh Quong Tart, Kate ritchie,

Jon Sivewright, Jessica Tovey,

Sharni Vinson, rhys Wakefield,

Charlotte Best, lincoln lewis

sTaTus Production

examines the lives, loves, drama

and heartache of the residents of

Summer Bay.

www.homeandaway.com.au

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

emailales@sstar.com.au

KaTh and Kim

32 x 30 min / siTcom

Prod co riley Turner

Productions Pty ltd, Channel

Seven Melbourne HSV 7

exec Prod Gina riley, Jane

Turner, rick McKenna

WriTer Gina riley, Jane Turner

casT Jane Turner, Gina

riley, Glenn robbins, Peter

rowsthorn, Magda Szubanski

sTaTus Completed

a mother and daughter,

together trapped in suburban

disharmony. Series four will

see the suburban divas take a

holiday to warmer climates and

search for a school for Kim’s

‘gifted’ toddler eponee rae.

www.kathandkim.com

sales conTacT

riley Turner Productions Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-3 9826 3031

WeB www.kathandkim.com

email rick@kathandkim.com


Kenny’s World

8 x 22 min / drama, comedy

Prod co Thunderbox TV

Producer rohan Timlock

direcTor Clayton Jacobson

WriTer Clayton Jacobson, ray

Boseley, roland Kapferer

casT Shane Jacobson and the

cast from the feature film

sTaTus Production

Knight-in-shining-overalls Kenny

takes his Splashdown loo crew

on a toilet tour of the globe.

a kind of sightseeing tour you

won’t find in any travel guide.

sales conTacT

Thunderbox TV

australia

moBile +61-414 221 402

email rohan@

thunderboxtelevision.com.au

KicK

13 x 25 min / comedy, romance

Prod co Storm Productions

Pty ltd

Producer esben Storm, adam

Bowen

direcTor esben Storm

WriTer Various

casT Zoe Ventoura, raji James,

anh Do, Haiha le, Maria

Mercedes, George Karpiniaris

sTaTus Completed

Hope Street...it’s nothing flash

but it’s home. There’s Miki, a

wild and crazy Greek girl, who’s

falling for Joe the uptight indian

doctor. Too bad he’s living with

that yuppie lawyer. Tatiana’s got

the boys drooling but she lives

for soccer. Tran the Man dreams

of a Karaoke kingdom. Wais

is trying to fit in. and layla’s

coming out. They come from

everywhere to find each other.

love, laughs, friendship, fighting,

families and football. it’s a

beautiful game.

sales conTacT

High Point Films & Television

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 424 6870

Fax +44-207 485 3281

WeB www.highpointfilms.co.uk

email sales@highpointfilms.co.uk

series/seriAls

liFe rules

10 x 2 min / animaTion, comedy

Prod co Flying Bark Productions

exec Prod Michael Hefferon,

avrill Stark

Producer avrill Stark

direcTor David evans

WriTer David evans

casT Jamie Croft, Jackson

edwards

sTaTus Completed

a series of two-minute

interstitials that come to grips

with the big questions facing

young teens today, like ‘how

to hide a fart’ and ‘ten good

excuses for being late for

school’. irreverent, exaggerated,

politically incorrect and just

plain silly, these small moments

illustrate useful ‘lessons’ on dayto-day

problems.

sales conTacT

eM.TV aG eM.entertainment GmbH

Germany

Phone +49-490 89960 8550

Fax +49-490 8996085 5466

WeB www.em-entertainment.

com

email info@em-entertainment.

com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 15

series/seriAls


love my Way

30 x 45 min / drama

Prod co Southern Star John

edwards

exec Prod Hugh Marks, Kim

Vecera

Producer John edwards, Claudia

Karvan

direcTor Various

WriTer Various

casT Claudia Karvan, asher

Keddie, Brendan Cowell, Dan

Wyllie, Justine Clarke, Ben

Mendelsohn

sTaTus Completed

an exploration of the love that

binds us and the relationships

that define us. it deals with the

randomness of life and death

and the realisation that life is so

precious that we have to grab

it with both hands, take risks,

be brave and, most importantly,

love.

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

email sales@sstar.com.au

marx and venus

25 x 5 min / drama

16 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

Prod co Taylor Media

exec Prod Sue Taylor

Producer ian Booth, Francesca

Strano, Natalie Bell

direcTor Peter Templeman,

Mark Powell, renee Webster,

robert Forsyth

WriTer Various

casT Bryce Youngman, rhoda

lopez

sTaTus Completed

When newly single Marx and

serial socialiser Venus wind

up sharing a flat, they find

themselves dealing with more

than they bargained for.

www.marxandvenus.com.au

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

mcleod’s daughTers

234 x 60 min / acTion, Family,

romance

Prod co Millennium Television

Pty limited

exec Prod andrew Blaxland,

Posie Graeme-evans, Karl

Zwicky, Jo Horsburgh

Producer Vikki Barr

direcTor Various

WriTer Various

casT aaron Jeffrey, Simmone

Jade Mackinnon, luke Jacobz,

Doris Younane, Matthew

Passmore, abi Tucker, Gillian

alexy

sTaTus Production

The story of country australia

told from a woman’s point

of view. For them it’s an

extraordinary life.

www.mcleodsdaughters.

ninemsn.com.au

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

email sales@sstar.com.au


neighBours

5675 x 30 min / Family

Prod co FremantleMedia

australia

exec Prod riccardo Pellizzeri,

Susan Bower

Producer Peter Dodds, lara

radulovich, David Hannam

direcTor Various

WriTer Various

casT alan Fletcher, Jackie

Woodburne, ian Smith, Tom

Oliver, ryan Moloney, Carla

Bonner, Daniel O’Connor,

Caitlin Stasey, Matthew

Werkmeister, Jane Hall, James

Sorensen, Stefan Dennis,

Pippa Black, Steve Bastoni,

Nikki Coghill, eloise Mighon,

Sweeney Young, Natalie Blair,

sTaTus Production

With a smile and a laugh and a

shoulder to cry on, the people

of ramsay Street stick with each

other through life’s highs and

lows - friends to the end and

always good neighbours.

www.neighbours.com

sales conTacT

FremantleMedia australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9434 0666

Fax +61-2 9434 0700

WeB www.fremantlemedia.

com.au

email paul.ridley@

fremantlemedia.com.au

The PacKage

8 x 30 min / comedy

Prod co antichocko Productions

Pty ltd

exec Prod Paul Fenech

Producer Tanya Fraser, Serena

Hunt

direcTor Paul Fenech

WriTer Paul Fenech

casT Paul Fenech, ian Turpie

sTaTus Pre-Production

Welcome to the ‘Swift and

Shift’ Courier Company. Take a

journey from peak hour traffic

into the office and CBD of a large

australian city. each episode

travels from the depot, to the

loading dock, to the courier

vehicles. The package is picked

up and delivered to any number

of destinations...sounds simple.

But the Couriers always manage

to stuff it up.

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

series/seriAls

Pizza

57 x 25 min / comedy

Prod co antichocko Productions

Pty ltd

exec Prod Paul Fenech

direcTor Paul Fenech

WriTer Paul Fenech

casT Paul Fenech, Tahir Bilgic,

rob Shehadie, Johnny Boxer,

Jabba, ahn Do, Kevin Taumata,

andrew ausage, alex romano,

Maria Venuti, rebel Wilson

sTaTus Completed

Did you know pizza delivery is

the second most dangerous job

in the Western world? Made for

australian broadcaster SBS, series

five promises more of the ever

popular PiZZa.

www20.sbs.com.au/pizza

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 17

series/seriAls


saTisFacTion

10 x 60 min / drama

Prod co lone Hand Pty ltd

exec Prod Kim Vecera

Producer roger Simpson,

andrew Walker

direcTor Ken Cameron, Paul

Maloney, Daina reid

WriTer Various

casT Kestie Morassi, Nicholas

Bell, Sullivan Stapleton,

robert Mammone, Diana

Glenn, Bojana Novakovic, Peta

Sergeant, Madeleine West,

alison Whyte

sTaTus Completed

revolves around the lives and

loves of a group of women who

work in a city brothel.

sales conTacT

The Premium Movie Partnership,

australia

PMP / Showtime

australia

Phone +61-2 8374 6800

Fax +61-2 8374 6900

sPy shoP

10 x 3 min / comedy

18 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

Prod co Boilermaker Pty ltd

Producer Gareth Calverley,

andrew Mcinally

direcTor Michael Boland

WriTer Gareth Calverley,

Stephen Davis

casT Jeffrey Walker, Damien

Garvey, Brooke Harman

sTaTus Completed

Dale Deakin, 23, owns and

operates a spy shop franchise

and presents a weekly online

video blog about the shop and

its amazing products.

sales conTacT

aBC Commercial

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 3314

Fax +61-2 8333 3169

www.abccontentsales.com.au

abc.contentsales@abc.net.au

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

sTuPid sTuPid man

16 x 30 min / comedy

Prod co Jigsaw entertainment

Pty ltd

exec Prod Nick Murray

Producer Nick Murray, rick

McPhee

direcTor Will Usic

WriTer Tim Pye, Michael Ward,

Josh lawson

casT Wayne Hope, Bob

Franklin, leah Vandenburg,

Matthew Newton, Chris

leaney, Sophie Katinis

sTaTus Production

Set in the office of a fictional

men’s magazine called COQ

(French for rooster) STUPiD

STUPiD MaN examines the lives

of the editorial team comprising

four blokes, struggling for the

right to express their blokedom

in an increasingly sensitive

society, juxtaposed with strong

female characters in senior

management and a Pa with

attitude. Their contrasting

personalities and the conflict

between high journalistic

ideals and the grubby reality of

men’s magazines twists these

characters increasingly out of

shape.

sales conTacT

Jigsaw entertainment Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9326 9922

Fax +61-2 9326 9277

WeB www.jigsaw.tv


summer heighTs high

8 x 30 min / comedy

Prod co Princess Pictures Pty

ltd

exec Prod Bruce Kane

Producer laura Waters

direcTor Stuart McDonald

WriTer Chris lilley

casT Chris lilley

sTaTus Completed

Follows the journeys of multiple

characters over one term in an

average australian high school.

Starring writer and performer

Chris lilley We Can Be Heroes,

the series documents the daily

lives of teachers, students

and staff. The characters take

us through the seemingly

huge traumas of friendship,

staff politics, schoolwork and

relationships that are the fabric

of life in the school universe.

Features the charismatic drama

teacher Mr G, who was part of

the Channel Seven shows Big

Bite and Hamish & andy.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

ThanK god you’re here

31 x 60 min / comedy

Prod co Thank God You’re Here

Pty ltd

exec Prod Santo Cilauro, Tom

Gleisner, Michael Hirsh, rob

Sitch

Producer Debra Herman

direcTor Peter Ots

WriTer Santo Cilauro, Tom

Gleisner, rob Sitch

casT Shane Bourne (host)

sTaTus Completed

THaNK GOD YOU’re Here is based

on a simple premise; get a group

of well-known performers and

make each walk through a door

into a scene without any idea of

who they are or what they are

walking into. There are no phone

votes, no evictions, just pure

entertainment. Only one thing is

certain...anything can happen!

www.tgyh.com.au

sales conTacT

Fremantle Media UK

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 691 6000

Fax +44-207 691 6060

WeB www.fremantlemedia.com

email fidsales@fremantlemedia.

com

series/seriAls

TWenTysomeThing

6 x 24 min / siTcom, melodrama,

comedy

Prod co imajica Media

exec Prod Josh Schmidt, Jess

Harris

Producer Josh Schmidt, Jess

Harris

direcTor Jess Harris, Josh

Schmidt

WriTer Josh Schmidt, Jess Harris

casT Josh Schmidt, Jess Harris

sTaTus Completed

TWeNTYSOMeTHiNG is a new

six-part comedy drama series

based around the lives of Jess

and Josh. They’re two best

friends in their twenties who

are reluctant to give up on the

party life but desperate to be

taken seriously as they search

for their big break. Whether it’s

figuring out how you got home

last night or what to do with the

rest of your life, the struggles of

a twentysomething are always

the same.

sales conTacT

imajica Media

australia

moBile +61-419 179 006

WeB www.myspace.com/

twentysomething31

email josh@imajicamedia.com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 19

series/seriAls


underBelly

13 x 60 min / acTion, crime,

gangsTer

Prod co Screentime Pty ltd

exec Prod Jo Horsburgh, Des

Monaghan

Producer Greg Haddrick,

Brenda Pam

direcTor Peter andrikidis, Tony

Tilse, Geoff Bennett, Grant

Brown

WriTer Greg Haddrick, Peter

Gawler, Felicity Packard

casT Vince Colosimo, Gyton

Grantley, rodger Corser,

Caroline Craig, Kat Stewart,

les Hill, Frankie J Holden,

Damien Walshe-Howling, alex

Dimitriades, Simon Westaway,

Martin Sacks

sTaTus Production

Based on a gangland war

amongst underworld organised

crime figures in Melbourne,

australia, that cost 33 lives

between 1995 and 2004,

UNDerBellY traces the

extraordinary rise and ultimate

capture of the apparently

innocuous but cunningly

manipulative drug boss Carl

Williams.

sales conTacT

Portman Film & Television

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 494 8024

Fax +44-207 494 8026

WeB www.portmanfilm.com

email sales@portmanfilm.co

20 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

very small Business

6 x 30 min / comedy

Prod co Gristmill Pty ltd

exec Prod robyn Butler, Wayne

Hope, Debbie lee

Producer robyn Butler, Wayne

Hope

direcTor Daina reid

WriTer Wayne Hope, Gary

McCaffrie

casT Wayne Hope, Kim Gyngell

sTaTus Pre-Production

Don angel is a small

businessman -the backbone of

this country’s great economy.

But if that’s true, it’s no

thanks to him. after numerous

unsuccessful business ventures,

now Don’s one man publishing

empire is hurtling towards

liquidation. His debts are

mounting, his stomach’s killing

him, his wife just left him and

he’s just hired ray leonard as

his journalist, taking his first

tentative steps back into the

workplace after a six-year battle

with depression. it’s a marriage

made in heaven -at least until

the Tax Office gets there.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

series/seriAls


The advenTures oF

BoTTle ToP Bill and his

BesT Friend corKy

Tv drama: series/serial

52 x 12 min / animaTion

exec Prod Noel Price, Nick

Wilson, Claire Henderson, Clare

Birks

Producer Noel Price, Jacqueline

Chan

direcTor Cameron Chittock

WriTer Various

casT Graham Matters, emma

Jane Hyland

sTaTus Completed

BOTTle TOP Bill is a preschool

series designed to

stimulate children to use their

imaginations. it encourages them

to utilise everyday materials

to create their own characters

and make believe worlds. each

episode takes the form of a

self-contained story centred

on the two main characters of

Bottle Top Bill and his horse,

Corky. Together, these innocent

but engaging ‘heroes’ become

involved in fantastic adventures

full of fun, danger and mischief.

www.bottletopbilltv.com

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.

com

email sales@sstar.com.au

animalia

Tv drama: series/serial

40 x 24 min / animaTion

Prod co animalia Productions

Pty ltd

exec Prod Various

Producer ewan Burnett, Murray

Pope

direcTor David Scott

WriTer Various

sTaTus Post-Production

Two contemporary kids visit the

land of animalia, where eccentric

animals inhabit the pages of an

alphabet book. They team up

with G’Bubu, a green gorilla, and

iggy, an iguana, to restore peace.

adapted from Graeme Base’s

best-selling picture book, aimed

at six to nine-year-olds.

www.animalia.tv

children’s tV drAmA

sales conTacT

Porchlight entertainment Pty ltd

United States

Phone +1-310 477 8400

Fax +1-310 477 5555

WeB www.porchlight.com

email info@porchlight.com

BBC Worldwide

United Kingdom

Phone +44-208 433 2000

Fax +44-208 749 0538

WeB www.bbcworldwide.com

email wwtv@bbc.co.uk

The animaTed Kids

BiBle

Tv drama: series/serial

12 x 40 min / animaTion

Prod co Dominion V+TV Pty ltd

Producer Tom Broadbridge

sTaTus Completed

The Genesis episodes comprise

Creation; Voyage of the ark;

Towering Pride and True lies,

where abraham becomes the

father of many nations; rain

Of Fire, where God destroys

the wicked cities of Sodom

and Gomorrah; Brothers at War

which continues the story of

abraham’s descendants; and

Joseph the Dream reader starts

one of the great stories of the

book of Genesis. This series uses

the latest 3D-CGi animation to

transform the Bible from ricepaper

pages. For young people

of every culture.

sales conTacT

The Kids Bible Company

australia

Phone +61-3 0054 3724

WeB www.thekidsbible.com

email admin@thekidsbible.com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 21

children’s tV drAmA


as The Bell rings

Tv drama: series/serial

40 x 6 min / comedy

Prod co FremantleMedia

australia (Melbourne), Disney

Channel australia

exec Prod Graham Cousens

Producer David McDonald

direcTor David McDonald

WriTer Joel Slack-Smith, Ben

Ward, Gerard Foster, Simon a

Brown

casT Jack Pearson, Deniz

akdeniz, Sianoa Smit-McPhee,

alicia Banit, Martin Quinn,

Nicole Gulasekharam, Bardiya

McKinnon, rhiannon Fish,

Tessa Whelan, Max Pfeifer, Zoe

agtoft, Zac Sheehan, aleska

Kurbalija

sTaTus Completed

Follows the adventures of school

students during recess. Friends

aged 11-14 meet and deal with

issues typical of kids their age,

such as exams, text messaging,

popularity and secret diaries.

Shortform ‘voyeuristic’ comedy

with rapid-fire dialogue.

sales conTacT

Disney Channel australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9922 9444

WeB www.disney.com.au/

DisneyChannel/

email adele.feletto@disney.com

Blue WaTer high

Tv drama: mini-series

22 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

52 x 30 min / drama

Prod co Southern Star

entertainment Pty ltd

exec Prod Noel Price

Producer Noel Price, Dennis

Kiely

direcTor ralph Strasser, Marcus

Cole, Chris Martin-Jones

WriTer Various

casT Kate Bell, liz Burch, ryan

Corr, lochie Daddo, Trent

Dalzell, Sophie luck, Martin

lynes, Taryn Marler, lesley

Mitchell, adam Saunders,

Gabrielle Scollay, James

Sorensen

sTaTus Completed

Six top australian teenage

surfers are selected to live in an

elite academy. Series two sees

new contestants battle it out

with Fly, Bec and Heath on the

junior-pro circuit. Surfing and

beach sport continue to play out

alongside school and budding

relationships.

www.abc.net.au/rollercoaster/

bluewaterhigh

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

email sales@sstar.com.au

did you KnoW?

Tv drama: series/serial

13 x 1 min / animaTion

Prod co Head Pictures

exec Prod Domenic Friguglietti

Producer Damon escott,

Stephen lance, Sally Madgwick

direcTor Steve Baker

casT Steve Baker

sTaTus Completed

Did you know you can lead a

cow upstairs but not downstairs?

Did you know a duck’s quack

doesn’t echo? and did you know

turtles breathe through their

bottoms? Tropfest 2007 winner

Steve Baker presents obscure

facts in a subversive way. For

eight to 11-year-olds.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au


dive olly dive!

Tv drama: series/serial

52 x 11 min / animaTion,

advenTure

Prod co Mike Young

Productions, Flying Bark

Productions

exec Prod Geoff Watson, Mike

Young

Producer Mike Young, Yasmin

McConville

direcTor Jane Schneider, Bob

Doucette

WriTer Various

casT Shane Withington, Gibson

Nolte, Suzie MacKenzie,

Sarah aubrey, Julie McGregor,

Catherine McGraffin, Chloe

Harrison

sTaTus Completed

Two young submarines

experience the joys and

challenges of life in their

underwater world, in much the

same way that preschoolers

experience life in their world.

The heroic fun-loving Olly

and his baby sister Beth solve

problems small and large. For

five to eight-year-olds.

sales conTacT

Taffy entertainment

United States

Phone +1-818 999 0062

Fax +1-818 999 0172

WeB www.taffyentertainment.

com

email distribution@

taffyentertainment.com

children’s tV drAmA

dogsTar

Tv drama: series/serial

26 x 24 min / animaTion

Prod co Media World Pictures

Producer Colin South, ross

Hutchens

direcTor aaron Davies

WriTer Doug Macleod, Philip

Dalkin

casT Voices of Henry Maas,

Michael Veitch, Marg Downey,

Matthew King, roslyn

Oades, Hamish Hughes, Kate

Mclennan

sTaTus Completed

it is the year 2347. On the

voyage from Old to New earth,

a freak accident causes Dogstar,

a giant space ark containing all

the world’s dogs, to become lost

to mankind. On New earth, the

evil Bob Santino mass produces

robotic dogs for the caninedeprived

humans. But the Clark

kids, miss their real dog Hobart.

They embark on a journey to

find the Dogstar with Bob in hot

pursuit.

www.mediaworld.com.au

sales conTacT

Daro Film Distribution GmbH

Monaco

Phone +377-9797 1600

Fax +377-9797 1591

WeB www.daro-films.mc

email daro@daro-films.mc

douBle TrouBle

Tv drama: series/serial

13 x 25 min / drama

Prod co CaaMa

exec Prod ron Saunders,

Priscilla Collins, Jo Horsburgh

Producer Terry Jennings, rachel

Clements

direcTor Wayne Blair, richard

Frankland

WriTer Danielle Maclean,

richard Frankland, David

Ogilvy, Mitch Torres

casT Cassandra Glenn, Christine

Glenn, aaron Pedersen, lisa

Flanagan, lillian Crombie, Tom

e lewis, Myles Pollard, Jenny

apostolou, letitia Bartlett,

James Fraser, Basia a’Hern,

Sam Parsonon, Tyrone Wallace,

Marcella remedio

sTaTus Completed

Tells the story of twins,

separated at birth, who meet

and swap places in an adventure

that changes their lives. The

first children’s television

drama produced by the Central

australian aboriginal Media

association (CaaMa) explores

different cultures: white and

black, city and bush, community

and urban lifestyles.

sales conTacT

australian Children’s Television

Foundation

aCTF

australia

Phone +61-3 9419 8800

Fax +61-3 9419 0660

WeB www.actf.com.au

email info@actf.com.au

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erKy PerKy

aUSTralia/CaNaDa CO-PrODUCTiON

Tv drama: series/serial

52 x 11 min / animaTion

Prod co CCi entertainment,

erky Perky Pty ltd, erky Perky

Productions (Canada) inc

exec Prod Michael Boughen

Producer Mandy Fanning

direcTor David Webster

WriTer Kym Goldsworthy, Phil

McCordic

casT Neil Crone, Jason Barr

sTaTus Production

Series two sees erky

Perky continue with their

misadventures as they find

themselves in ridiculous

scenarios in their never ending

quest for food and ultimately a

return back to the grimy, greasy

hot dog stand. erky Perky share

their schemes with over 60

characters.

www.ambienceentertainment.

com

sales conTacT

CCi releasing inc

Canada

Phone +1-416 964 8750

Fax +1-416 964 1980

WeB www.ccientertainment.com

email info@ccientertainment.com

The Fairies

Tv drama: series/serial

24 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

52 x 30 min / drama

Prod co Hypervision

exec Prod Jenifer Watts

Producer David Hancock

direcTor Mark evans, Matt King

WriTer Jenifer Watts, Various

casT Candice Moll, ruth Fallon,

PJ Oaten, rhys Bobridge, adam

Goodburn

sTaTus Completed

lose yourself in a world of

singing and dancing fairies,

elves, wizards, bees and lots of

other surprises in this magical

musical series for preschoolers

(and everyone else who still

believes). This exciting live

action series is available as 52

x 30 minute and 4 x 50 minute

episodes.

www.thefairies.com

sales conTacT

Jenifer Watts

australia

Phone +61-8 8363 6363

Fax +61-8 8333 2130

WeB www.thefairies.com

email jen@thefairies.com

Fango FaBles

Tv drama: series/serial

13 x 5 min / animaTion

Prod co Fango Fables

Producer Jock alexander

direcTor Jock alexander

WriTer Tim Mieville, Jock

alexander

casT Jock alexander, Tim

Mieville

sTaTus Production

The lives of a group of toy racing

cars living on Mount Fangorama,

and their friend, a landscape

painting marionette, filmed in

live action, using radio controlled

character puppets.

sales conTacT

Fango Fables

australia

Phone +61-2 9289 8909

Fax +61-2 9288 2170

moBile +61-416 499 464

WeB http://fangofables.blogspot.

com

email jockalexander@aapt.net.au


FarmKids

Tv drama: series/serial

26 x 12.5 min / animaTion, comedy

Prod co FarMkids Pty ltd

exec Prod Scott Strachan, ian

Jones

Producer Jillian Pattinson

direcTor Sorin Oancea

WriTer Various

casT Voices of andrew

Buchanan, liz Buchanan,

Tiffany lamb, Todd levi, Bill

McDonald, Danny Murphy,

louise Brehmer, Bryan Probets,

John Harmon, Scott Strachan,

Warren Humphreys

sTaTus Production

a bunch of pampered city

animals swap their star-studded

life in a zoo nursery for remote

Dude ranch. Based around

the irony of farm animals who

know nothing about living in the

country, this animated television

comedy series is for six to

11-year-olds.

www.farmkids.com.au

sales conTacT

Porchlight entertainment Pty ltd

United States

Phone +1-310 477 8400

Fax +1-310 477 5555

WeB www.porchlight.com

email info@porchlight.com

children’s tV drAmA

g2g

aUSTralia/CaNaDa CO-PrODUCTiON

Tv drama: series/serial

26 x 30 min / animaTion

Prod co Moody Street Kids Pty

ltd, March entertainment inc

exec Prod Gillian Carr, Dan

Hawes, Jo Horsburgh

Producer Gillian Carr

direcTor Gillian Carr

WriTer Various

sTaTus Production

Follows 11-year-old Madison

Marples-Macintosh aKa

Maddie, who writes the ‘Dear

abby’ column for her school

newspaper. While her eccentric

parents and attention-seeking

friends perform centre stage,

Maddie prefers to take notes

from the sidelines.

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

www.southernstargroup.com

sales@sstar.com.au

March entertainment inc

Canada

Phone +1-416 604 9000

Fax +1-416 977 1485

WeB www.marchentertainment.

com

gumnuTz

Tv drama: Telemovie

80 min / animaTion

Prod co Flying Bark

Productions, Big Pix Pty ltd

exec Prod Geoff Watson, John

Cook, Morris averill

Producer John Cook

direcTor Jane Schneider,

Margaret Parkes, Clive Harrison

WriTer Phil Sanders

casT Voices of ian Bliss, Jamie

Croft, ines Vaz De Sousa,

rachel King, Keith Scott, Shane

Withington

sTaTus Completed

The hero of GUMNUTZ is Claude,

a neurotic numbat who is

forced to save his uncle’s juice

factory from the clutches of

the villainous Hot Shot Charlie,

a crafty fox. Claude has help

from his feisty friend Peppa,

a fellow numbat and through

their adventures they learn the

importance of friendship, family

and responsibility. For ages seven

to 11.

www.flyingbark.com.au

sales conTacT

Flying Bark Productions

australia

Phone +61-2 8568 5555

Fax +61-2 9519 1258

WeB flyingbark.com.au

email enquiries@flyingbark.

com.au

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h2o: JusT add WaTer

Tv drama: mini-series

52 x 30 min / advenTure, FanTasy

Prod co H20 Just add Water

Pty ltd

exec Prod Jonathan M Shiff

Producer Jonathan M Shiff,

Joanna Werner

direcTor Colin Budds, Jeffrey

Walker

WriTer Various

casT Claire Holt, Phoebe

Tonkin, Cariba Heine, angus

Mclaren, Burgess abernethy

sTaTus Completed

When the moon pool enhances

their mermaid powers in strange

and mysterious ways it’s hard for

emma, rikki and Cleo to control

them. But when meek and mild

Charlotte stumbles into the

moon pool and inherits all three

powers our heroes had better

watch their tails.

www.jonathan-m-shiff.com.au

sales conTacT

ZDF enterprises

Germany

Phone +49-613 199 1247

Fax +49-613 199 1260

WeB www.zdf-enterprises.de

email enterprises@zdf.de

i goT a rocKeT

Tv drama: series/serial

52 x 12 min / animaTion

26 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

Prod co Slr Productions, Mike

Young Productions, Taffy

entertainment

exec Prod Suzanne ryan, Bill

Schultz

Producer Suzanne ryan

direcTor Glenn Kirkpatrick

WriTer Stu Connelly, Ben

Townsend

casT Voices of Thomas

Bromhead, Jamie Oxenbould,

rachel King, Marcello Fabrizi,

Drew Forsythe, Trilby Glover

sTaTus Completed

Thanks to rocket, Vinnie’s got

plans. Big plans! Yes, Vinnie

wants it all! and rocket’s

going to help him, in his own

jet-powered, gadget-packed,

impulsive way! Together, nothing

can stop rocket and Vinnie.

Nothing that is, except, well,

rocket and Vinnie. Just try to stay

out of their way!

www.igotarocket.com

sales conTacT

Taffy entertainment

United States

Phone +1-818 999 0062

Fax +1-818 999 0172

WeB www.taffyentertainment.

com

email distribution@

taffyentertainment.com

K9

Tv drama: series/serial

26 x 30 min / comedy

Prod co Park entertainment,

Stewart & Wall entertainment

Pty ltd, Metal Mutt Production

Pty ltd

Producer Penny Wall, richard

Stewart, Simon Barnes

WriTer Bob Baker

sTaTus Pre-Production

K-9, a robot in the guise and

personality of a dog! This highly

intelligent and loyal creature

tackles space adventures head

on in the fight against injustice.

sales conTacT

Park entertainment

United Kingdom

Phone +44 (0)20 7434 4176

Fax +44 (0)20 7434 4179

WeB www.parkentertainment.

com

email mail@parkentertainment.

com


The losT Treasure oF

FiJi

Tv drama: mini-series

13 x 24 min / advenTure, FanTasy

Prod co Pirate islands Fiji ltd

exec Prod Jonathan M Shiff

Producer Judith John-Story,

Jonathan M Shiff

direcTor Grant Brown

WriTer Various

casT Saskia Burmeister,

adelaide Clements, Jim Daly,

John Noble, Kain O’Keeffe, Sera

Tikotikovatu, Wame Valentine,

Nathan Vernon

sTaTus Completed

Top gamers from around the

world, Tyler, Kirra and alison,

are in Fiji for the launch of the

new computer game, ‘The lost

Treasure of Fiji’. But things go

awry when they find themselves

pulled inside the digital world

in search of Tyler’s younger

brother. Swashbuckling pirates

and tropical dangers become all

too real obstacles as they join

forces to solve the game and

find their way back home before

it’s too late.

www.jonathan-m-shiff.com.au

sales conTacT

Banana J Media

australia

Phone +61-3 9647 7200

Fax +61-3 9647 7299

WeB www.bananaj.com.au

email sales@bananaj.com.au

children’s tV drAmA

masTer raindroP

Tv drama: series/serial

26 x 24 min / animaTion, acTion

Prod co Big Communications,

Flux animation, Flying Bark

Productions

exec Prod Geoff Watson,

Vincent lim, Brent Chambers

Producer Brent Chambers,

Vincent lim

direcTor Steve Cooper

WriTer Various

casT Jane O’Brien, rachel King,

Sarah aubrey, Josh Quong-Tart,

Josh anderson, David Francis,

Brian Meegan

sTaTus Production

Chronicles the journey of four

young friends - raindrop, Shao

Yen, Jinhou and Niwa - across

The World of a Thousand lands

in search of their master, who

has been captured by the evil

General Bu. 3D animation brings

to life characters from asian

legends. For eight to 11-yearolds.

www.flyingbark.com.au

sales conTacT

eM.TV aG eM.entertainment GmbH

Germany

Phone +49-490 89960 8550

Fax +49-490 8996085 5466

WeB www.em-entertainment.

com

email info@em-entertainment.

com

neW macdonald’s

Farm

Tv drama: series/serial

135 x 30 min / animaTion

Prod co Pacific and Beyond

Pty ltd

Producer ron Saunders

direcTor ian Munro

WriTer Various

sTaTus Completed

Follows the adventures of Max

and Milly and their lovable

farmyard animal friends: Henry

the horse, Charlotte the chook,

Dash the duck, Shirley the sheep,

Percy the pig and Daisy the cow.

sales conTacT

Beyond international

australia

Phone +61-3 9348 9340

Fax +61-3 9326 5493

WeB www.beyond.com.au

email yvonne_body@beyond.

com.au

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Pixel PinKie

Tv drama: mini-series

13 x 24 min / animaTion

Prod co Blue rocket

Productions Pty ltd

exec Prod David Gurney, Jo

Horsburgh

Producer alicia rackett

direcTor David Gurney

WriTer Sam Carroll, Jackie

Turnure, Stu Connelly

casT Magdalena Grubski, Jane

Binning, alicia Boulanger-

Mashberg, Jemma Gates

sTaTus Post-Production

Nina gets a new mobile phone

and when she turns it on, a

cute digital genie named Pixel

Pinkie materializes before her

eyes. Pixel Pinkie is able to

make Nina’s wishes come true.

Popularity, image and coolness

are available at the touch of a

button. School and home life

concerns are fixed in the blink of

an eye...but Nina quickly finds

out that things seldom go to plan

with Pixel Pinkie! available as 13

x 24 minute and 26 x 12 minute

episodes.

www.blue-rocket.com.au

sales conTacT

Daro Film Distribution GmbH

Monaco

Phone +377-9797 1600

Fax +377-9797 1591

WeB www.daro-films.mc

email daro@daro-films.mc

PoP PuPs

Tv drama: series/serial

26 x 1 min / animaTion

28 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

Prod co a Stark Production

Pty ltd and ambience

entertainment

exec Prod avrill Stark, Matthew

Street

Producer avrill Stark

direcTor David Webster

WriTer avrill Stark, David

Webster

sTaTus Completed

Follows the adventures of three

cheeky little puppies as they

discover the world through a

series of fun adventures. Series

one is 26 x 1 minute and series

two is currently in development.

www.ambienceentertainment.

com

sales conTacT

a Stark Production Pty ltd and

ambience entertainment

australia

Phone +61-2 9478 5000

Fax +61-2 9478 5099

WeB www.

ambienceentertainment.com

email astark@astarkproduction.

com

raggs

Tv drama: series/serial

130 x 30 min

Prod co Southern Star

entertainment Pty ltd

exec Prod Noel Price, Toni

Steedman, Catherine Payne

Producer Susie Campbell,

Jacqueline Chan

direcTor Peter Nathan, Daniel

Nettheim

WriTer Various

sTaTus Completed

raGGS is a preschool series

about a group of five fun-loving

dogs who all perform together

in the raggs Kids Club Band and

hang out in their very own kid

friendly clubhouse.

www.raggs.com.au

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

email sales@sstar.com.au


ocK iT!

Tv drama: series/serial

26 x 30 min / drama

Prod co Galaxy Pop Pty limited

exec Prod Gian Christian, Dina

McPherson, Cherrie Bottger

Producer Nicholas Bufalo, Gian

Christian, Dina McPherson

direcTor Nicholas Bufalo

WriTer Dina McPherson, robert

Greenberg

casT Kate Barresi, lisa

Marie Charalambos, Gian

Christian, Stacey Knight, Dina

McPherson, Bruce Paterson

sTaTus Completed

Follows the adventures of

a group of friends who find

a derelict rocketship in an

abandoned fairground and

accidentally blast into outer

space! This preschool program

combines live action, animation,

music, dance and esteem

building concepts with a cool

retro design.

www.galaxypop.com

sales conTacT

ZDF enterprises

Germany

Phone +49-613 199 1247

Fax +49-613 199 1260

WeB www.zdf-enterprises.de

email enterprises@zdf.de

Peppermint asia

Malaysia

Phone +60-37665 3133

Fax +60-37665 3233

WeB www.seepeppermint.com

email mail@seepeppermint.com

children’s tV drAmA

The saddle cluB

aUSTralia/CaNaDa CO-PrODUCTiON

Tv drama: series/serial

78 x 26 min / advenTure, Family

Prod co Crawfords australia,

Protocol entertainment inc

exec Prod Bruce Gordon, Steve

levitan, Nick McMahon

Producer lynn Bayonas

direcTor Colin Budds, Peter

Sharp, Kevin Carlin

WriTer Various

casT ariel Kaplan, lauren

Dixon, Victoria Campbell,

Marny Kennedy, ayisha Dale

sTaTus Production

The series stars three heroines,

Stevie, Carole, and lisa, who

have formed the saddle club

at the Pin Hollow Stables.

each character has a distinctly

different personality but all share

an equal love of horses and a

strong loyalty to each other.

sales conTacT

eaton Films

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 823 6173

Fax +44-207 823 6017

email eaton.films@talk21.com

sea Princesses

Tv drama: series/serial

52 x 12 min / animaTion

Prod co Neptuno Films,

Flamma Films, Southern Star

Pacific

exec Prod Catherine Payne,

Cristina Brandner, Josep Viciana

Producer Noel Price

direcTor Craig Handley

WriTer Kevin Nemeth

sTaTus Completed

Based on the Princesas do Mar

books by Brazilian author Fabio

Yabu, the series explores the

kingdoms of the sea through the

animated adventures of the Sea

Princesses.

www.southernstargroup.com

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

email sales@sstar.com.au

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The shaPies

Tv drama: series/serial

39 x 24 min / advenTure,

animaTion

Prod co light Knights

entertainment Pty ltd

exec Prod David angliss

series Producer Mark Traynor

Producer Wes Tatters

direcTor Mark Traynor

WriTer Mark Traynor

casT Voices of Tony Bellette,

Bonnie Fraser, Jane U’Brihien,

Joey Moore

sTaTus Pre-Production

The 3D adventures of a toy rock

band. For five to seven-year-olds.

www.lightknights.com

sales conTacT

light Knights entertainment Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-7 3399 8485

Fax +61-7 3399 8480

WeB www.lightknights.com

email mark@lightknights.com

snaKe Tales

Tv drama: mini-series

13 x 30 min / siTcom

30 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

Prod co Westside Films and

Television Pty ltd

exec Prod ann Darrouzet, Jo

rooney

Producer ann Darrouzet

direcTor Daniel Nettheim,

Moira Moss

WriTer Brendan luno, alix

Beane, anthony Watt, Sam

Carroll

sTaTus Pre-Production

Two completely different

teenage girls from opposite ends

of the world are forced to live

together in a run-down snake

park in outback australia - with

only their very strange families

for company.

sales conTacT

Beyond entertainment ltd 2007

australia

Phone +61-2 9437 2000

Fax +61-2 9437 2001

email david_alrich@beyond.

com.au

sTaines doWn drains

aUSTralia/NeW ZealaND CO-

PrODUCTiON

Tv drama: series/serial

26 x 24 min / animaTion

Prod co Traction inc limited,

Flying Bark Productions

exec Prod Geoff Watson, Brent

Chambers

Producer Yoram Gross, Brent

Chambers, Geoff Watson

direcTor Jane Schneider, Guy

Gross

WriTer Various

casT Voices of Jane U’Brien,

rachel King, Sarah aubrey,

Keith Scott, Drew Forsythe

sTaTus Completed

Slipping down the plughole

starts the ride of a lifetime for

John Stanley Staines and his

sister Mary Jane. They travel a

maze of drains all the way to a

huge underground world full of

fantastic creatures and fabulous

places. even though it lies right

beneath us it’s a world most

people don’t know about. it’s a

world only kids can get into.

www.flyingbark.com.au

sales conTacT

eM.TV aG eM.entertainment GmbH

Germany

Phone +49-490 89960 8550

Fax +49-490 8996085 5466

WeB www.em-entertainment.

com

email info@em-entertainment.

com


sTormWorld

aUSTralia/CaNaDa CO-PrODUCTiON

Tv drama: mini-series

26 x 24 min / advenTure, science

FicTion

Prod co Great Western

entertainment Pty ltd,

Brightlight Pictures inc

Producer Paul Barron

direcTor Mark DeFriest, edward

McQueen-Mason

WriTer Various

sTaTus Pre-Production

STOrMWOrlD, a world of three

suns, mind-distorting storms and

wild coastlines. Drinking water

is precious and food is limited.

Best friends Jason and lee are

mysteriously washed up on the

shores of this hostile landscape.

They are rescued and taken to

the Settlement, where a small

community is trying to create

civilisation and order against the

forces of nature and scavengers.

There is one constant to Jason

and lee’s dynamic adventures -

the quest to return home.

sales conTacT

Daro Film Distribution GmbH

Monaco

Phone +377-9797 1600

Fax +377-9797 1591

WeB www.daro-films.mc

email daro@daro-films.mc

Time TracKers

Time hacKers (WorKing TiTle)

aUSTralia/NeW ZealaND CO-

PrODUCTiON

children’s tV drAmA

Tv drama: series/serial

24 x 13 min / advenTure, comedy

Prod co Taylor Media

Producer Sue Taylor, Dave

Gibson, Paula Boock, Donna

Malane

direcTor Danny Mulheron,

Thomas robins

WriTer Various

casT Joe Dekkers-reihanna,

Kazimir Sas, Felicity

Milovanovich, Marcus Graham,

Vaughan Slinn, Jon english

sTaTus Post-Production

Three teenagers, one from the

future, the present day, and a

cave girl from the prehistoric

past are on a time travelling

mission to combat viruses

aimed at destroying the greatest

inventions of the world.

sales conTacT

Taylor Media

australia

Phone +61-8 9227 0420

Fax +61-8 9328 8621

WeB www.taylormedia.com.au

email production@taylormedia.

com.au

WormWood

Tv drama: mini-series

13 x 24 min / drama

Prod co Wikkid entertainment

(for Great Western

entertainment Pty ltd)

Producer Paul Barron

direcTor edward McQueen-

Mason, Mark DeFriest

WriTer Various

casT Nick Stevenson, Kelly

Paterniti, Karli-rae Grogan,

Valentina Barron, igor Sas

sTaTus Completed

Mick, Ned and Danni Bourke

live in the strange town of

Wormwood where the economy

depends on worms, noses

run (literally) and boys can fly

(badly).

sales conTacT

Great Western entertainment Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-8 9433 6899

Fax +61-8 9433 6922

www.gwe.net.au

annem@gwe.net.au

CCi releasing inc

Canada

Phone +1-416 964 8750

Fax +1-416 964 1980

WeB www.ccientertainment.com

email info@ccientertainment.com

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zigBy

Tv drama: series/serial

52 x 11 min / animaTion

Prod co Various

exec Prod Michael Hefferon,

Michael Sheapard, Vincent lim

Producer avrill Stark,

alexandra raffe, antony Zmak,

Melanie alexander

direcTor Mark Barnard

WriTer David Witt

casT Tracey Moore, Brian

Drummond, Matt Hill, Michelle

Doake, Jamie Croft, Katherine

Cohn, Sharon Millerchip, roslyn

Oades

sTaTus Production

Follows the wild adventures of

three young friends - Zigby the

Zebra, McMeer the Meerkat and

Bertie the Guinea Fowl. Based

on the internationally successful

children’s book series by Brian

Patterson, this 3D animated

television series is aimed at four

to six-year-olds.

flyingbark.com.au

sales conTacT

eM.TV aG eM.entertainment GmbH

Germany

Phone +49-490 89960 8550

Fax +49-490 8996085 5466

www.em-entertainment.com

info@em-entertainment.com

Flying Bark Productions

australia

Phone +61-2 8568 5555

Fax +61-2 9519 1258

WeB flyingbark.com.au

email: enquiries@flyingbark.

com.au

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images - this page, clockwise from top left: Fat Chance, All Thet Glitters/End of the Rainbow, The Flight of the Elephants, Making

Babies, Halal Mate, The Car That Ate China. next page, clockwise from top left: Saving Kids, Real Top Guns,The Passionate

Apprentice, Inspiring Teachers, Crater of Life, Wilaberta Jack, A Place by the Sea, The Last Mahout.


documentAries


agnes aBBoTT *

arTs & craFTs, indigenous PeoPle

- ausTralia

digiTal BeTacam / 23 min

Prod co CaaMa Productions

exec Prod rachel Clements, Citt

Williams

Producer liz Warning, Brian

Scarce

direcTor robyn Nardoo

WriTer robyn Nardoo, Judy

lovett

agnes abbott, born in the 1930s,

has lived in her traditional

homelands all her life. living life

was hard work.

sales conTacT

CaaMa Productions

australia

Phone +61-8 8951 9778

Fax +61-8 8951 9717

moBile +61-419 814 960

WeB www.caama.com.au

email productions@caama.com.

au

36 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

Bridges *

culTures - ausTralian, educaTion,

eThnic grouPs & immigraTion

hd / 28 min

Prod co Scarab Studio

exec Prod City of Melbourne

Producer Dominic allen, Joel

Betts

direcTor Dominic allen

WriTer lynn Chaitman

Composed of a palimpsest

of intimate storytelling,

BriDGeS is a documentary

which explores the themes of

migration and resettlement, as

told by seven Melbourne city

community members of diverse

backgrounds.

www.thescarab.org

sales conTacT

Scarab Studio

australia

Phone +61-3 9421 2642

Fax +61-3 9421 4547

moBile +61-402 923 479

WeB www.thescarab.org

email dom@thescarab.org

Building FoundaTions*

children, healTh, social issues &

communiTy WelFare

dvd / 30 min

Prod co Twoshotmedia

Producer Monica Davidson

direcTor Monica Davidson

WriTer Monica Davidson,

rebecca Sutherland

Children with autism are widely

misunderstood, and even

pilloried by the media for their

often confusing and anti-social

behaviour. However, children

with autism can be delightful

individuals with much more

promise and possibility of

improvement than most people

realise.

sales conTacT

autism Spectrum australia

aSPeCT

australia

Phone +61-2 8977 8300

Fax +61-2 8977 8399

WeB www.aspect.org.au

email rsutherland@aspect.org.au


Burning daylighT *

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia,

culTures - ausTralian, PerForm-

ing arTs

digiTal BeTacam / 26 min

Prod co artemis international

Pty ltd

Producer Brian Beaton

direcTor Warwick Thornton

WriTer rachel Swain, Warwick

Thornton

BUrNiNG DaYliGHT follows the

process of the rehearsals and

community consultation leading

to the stage production of Burning

Daylight. This production sought

to break new territory in the

arena of contemporary indigenous

dance. The collaboration

between indigenous dancer and

choreographer Dalisa Pigram and

contemporary choreographer

Serge aime Coulibaly from

Burkina Faso, West africa, in

negotiation with the elders of

the Yawuru community and the

dancers in the project is exposed

in the documentary as the

backbone of the final work.

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

documentAries

30 minutes & under

cheeKy dog

arTs & craFTs, healTh, indigenous

PeoPle - ausTralia

digiTal BeTacam / 22 min

Prod co CaaMa Productions

exec Prod rachel Clements

Producer Barbara Clifford

direcTor Dena Curtis

WriTer Dena Curtis

Despite living with Muscular

Dystrophy and being profoundly

deaf, Dion, a 15-year-old artist

from Central australia, has been

able to create a unique fashion

label to assist his financial

security.

sales conTacT

CaaMa Productions

australia

Phone +61-8 8951 9778

Fax +61-8 8951 9717

moBile +61-419 814 960

WeB www.caama.com.au

email productions@caama.com.

au

courTing WiTh JusTice *

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia,

social issues & communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 26 min

Prod co Taylor Media

Producer Natalie Bell

direcTor Debbie Carmody

WriTer Debbie Carmody

a former Norseman pub

manager was charged with the

manslaughter of Kevin rule, a

member of the Ngadju Nation,

but later found not guilty. The

dead man’s partner, Daniella

Borg, feels the australian Judicial

System has not provided her

with justice. Daniella has decided

to have a retrial. This time it is to

be set on Kevin’s lands, within

the framework of the oldest law

in the land. The case is going

before an indigenous Customary

law Court.

sales conTacT

Taylor Media

australia

Phone +61-8 9227 0420

Fax +61-8 9328 8621

WeB www.taylormedia.com.au

email production@taylormedia.

com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 37

documentAries

30 mins & under


desTiny in alice *

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia,

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy, Women

digiTal BeTacam / 26 min

Prod co CaaMa Productions

exec Prod rachel Clements

Producer James Bradley

direcTor Sonja Dare

WriTer Sonja Dare

Welcome to alice Springs, the

lesbian metropolis of outback

australia, a place where black

and white women mix and

mingle. Satirical and funny, this

revealing documentary asks the

question: is it hard to sustain

love when racial and cultural

gaps seem insurmountable?

sales conTacT

CaaMa Productions

australia

Phone +61-8 8951 9778

Fax +61-8 8951 9717

moBile +61-419 814 960

WeB www.caama.com.au

email productions@caama.com.

au

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a FighTing chance *

culTures - ausTralian, eThnic

grouPs & immigraTion, social

issues & communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 30 min

Prod co Jotz Productions Pty

ltd, Budaya Productions

exec Prod Tom Zubrycki

Producer Katrina lucas

direcTor Mark andersson

WriTer Katrina lucas, Mark

andersson

Once a celebrity and Olympic

boxing champion in his former

homeland of Bosnia, 42-year-old

Nermin reckons he has what it

takes. He might have the support

of the Bosnian community

behind him, but his family is not

so sure. Nermin has been out

of the ring for 10 years and his

aging body may not be up to it.

sales conTacT

Budaya Productions

australia

Phone +61-8 8232 5583

WeB www.budaya.com.au

email info@budaya.com.au

Finding Place *

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia,

social issues & communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 23 min

Prod co CaaMa Productions

exec Prod rachel Clements

Producer Barbara Clifford

direcTor Trisha Morton-Thomas

WriTer Trisha Morton-Thomas

FiNDiNG PlaCe explores the

issues surrounding ceremonially

initiated men as they deal

with the daily duality of their

social standing, both within

the aboriginal community and

mainstream australia.

sales conTacT

CaaMa Productions

australia

Phone +61-8 8951 9778

Fax +61-8 8951 9717

moBile +61-419 814 960

WeB www.caama.com.au

email productions@caama.com.

au


Flour, sugar, Tea *

culTures - ausTralian, hisTory &

PoliTics - ausTralian, indigenous

PeoPle - ausTralia

digiTal BeTacam / 26 min

Prod co luminous Films Pty ltd

Producer Gina Twyble

direcTor lee Willis-ardler

WriTer lee Willis-ardler

Johno is an aboriginal man from

the far northwest of Queensland.

You can hear the depth of his

heartache. The other day i asked

him “do you feel frightened?”

His reply was “death doesn’t

scare me, only the thought of

not seeing my kids grow up, or

seeing them go into the same

cycle as me”.

sales conTacT

luminous Films Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9527 2329

Fax +61-2 9527 2329

moBile +61-409 652 898

email luminous@ozemail.com.au

FooTPrinTs in The

sand: The lasT oF The

nomads

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia

BeTacam / 24 min

documentAries

30 minutes & under

Prod co Blackrussian

Productions

exec Prod Trevor Graham

Producer Paul roberts

direcTor Glen Stasiuk

WriTer Glen Stasiuk

Journey into the Gibson Desert

to the country traversed by Warri

and Yatungka, the last of the

nomads who were brought in

to Wiluna in 1977 in a time of

drought.

sales conTacT

Blackrussian Productions

australia

Fax +61-8 9490 7354

moBile +61-414 386 468

email gstasiuk@mudoch.edu.au

The good The Bad and

ugly

culTures - ausTralian, eThnic

grouPs & immigraTion, Film &

media

dv/mini dv / 26 min

Prod co Mija Productions

Producer Jamie Wilson

direcTor Jamie Wilson

WriTer Jamie Wilson

Meet Martin D’Bono (Ugly), he’s

been involved in the night club

scene since the 1970s and still is.

Want to find out what makes this

night club guru tick?

sales conTacT

Mija Productions

australia

moBile +61-428 826 448

WeB www.mijaproductions.

com.au

email jcwilson@mijaproductions.

com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 39

documentAries

30 mins & under


mso cenTury *

arTs & craFTs

digiTal BeTacam / 26 min

Prod co aBC Television

exec Prod Megan Harding

Producer James Griffin

direcTor James Griffin

WriTer James Griffin

a portrait of the Melbourne

Symphony Orchestra in its 100th

year. Narrated by actor Geoffrey

rush, the program includes

historical and archival photos and

film plus interviews with present

day MSO personalities.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

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nigger lovers *

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia

digiTal BeTacam/hd/hdv/dv/mini

dv/dvd/vhs / 26 min

Producer Daryl Sparkes,

Stephen Hagan

direcTor rhonda Hagan

WriTer Stephen Hagan, Daryl

Sparkes

NiGGer lOVerS documents one

man’s fight against racism and

prejudice which he encounters

when he tries to have a sign

with the word ‘Nigger’ on it

removed from the sporting field

of australia’s largest inland city -

Toowoomba, Queensland.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

one oF The lucKy ones *

Women, relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy

digiTal BeTacam / 25 min

Prod co Bob Pictures Pty ltd

Producer Judi McCrossin

direcTor Wendy Chandler

WriTer Wendy Chandler

in the early hours of 24 March

2002, Wendy Chandler awoke to

a stranger taking off his clothes.

He held her down, raped her

and fled. at the time of the rape,

Wendy was an award-winning

filmmaker. Within months, she

was barely able to eat, unable to

work, scarcely able to function

as a person. Despite her ordeal

Wendy came to realise she was

one of the lucky ones. ONe OF

THe lUCKY ONeS tells the story

of Wendy’s assault and its

aftermath.

www.oneoftheluckyones.com

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

email contentsales

fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au


a Place By The sea *

children, environmenT & conser-

vaTion, social issues & communiTy

WelFare

digiTal BeTacam/hd / 26 min

Producer elizabeth Warning,

Jenia ratcliffe

direcTor Jenia ratcliffe

WriTer Jenia ratcliffe

a PlaCe BY THe Sea follows a

group of children as they are

thrust together for two week’s

living under the watchful gaze of

Stewart House. Set against the

backdrop of Curl Curl beach, this

26-minute documentary explores

stories from the 1930s through

to the present day, and reveals

how much a place continues

to impact on the dreams and

memories of those in need.

sales conTacT

australian Film Television and radio

School

australia

Phone +61-2 9805 6611

Fax +61-2 9887 1030

WeB www.aftrs.edu.au

email ruths@aftrs.edu.au

documentAries

30 minutes & under

rare chicKen rescue

educaTion, WildliFe & naTural his-

Tory, culTures - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 30 min

Prod co Freshwater

Productions, Film australia

exec Prod Mark Hamlyn

Producer Vickie Gest, Trish lake

direcTor randall Wood

WriTer randall Wood

after a long battle with

depression, Queensland rare

chicken breeder Mark Tully, is

now on a mission to protect the

endangered chickens to which

he owes his life.

sales conTacT

Film australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9413 8777

Fax +61-2 9416 9401

WeB www.filmaust.com.au

email sales@filmaust.com.au

roller girls *

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy, culTures

- ausTralian, sPorTs & recreaTions

digiTal BeTacam / 30 min

Prod co Freshwater

Productions, Film australia

exec Prod Trish lake, Mark

Hamlyn

Producer Vickie Gest

direcTor Phoebe Hart

WriTer Phoebe Hart, erin

McBean

a motley crew of women from

all walks of life have a dream:

to resurrect the lost sport of full

contact roller derby in australia.

sales conTacT

Film australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9413 8777

Fax +61-2 9416 9401

WeB www.filmaust.com.au

email sales@filmaust.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 41

documentAries

30 mins & under


searching For michael

PeTerson *

culTures - ausTralian, sPorTs &

recreaTions

digiTal BeTacam / 25 min

Prod co aFTrS

exec Prod aFTrS

Producer Jolyon Hoff, Matthew

Pond, Tina lymberis

direcTor Jolyon Hoff

WriTer Jolyon Hoff

Between 1972 and 1977 Michael

Peterson was the best surfer

in australia. There is a fine line

between madness and genius

and the stories of MP’s exploits

are part of australian surfing

folklore. SearCHiNG FOr MiCHael

PeTerSON features interviews

with World Champions,

filmmakers and locals who

watched the whole mad ride

with classic footage of MP not

seen for 30 years.

sales conTacT

australian Film Television and radio

School

australia

Phone +61-2 9805 6611

Fax +61-2 9887 1030

WeB www.aftrs.edu.au

email ruths@aftrs.edu.au

42 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

ToWing The line *

culTures - ausTralian, TransPorT

& communicaTions

dv/mini dv/digiTal BeTacam/dvd

/ 25 min

Prod co lost and Found

Productions

Producer alison James

direcTor alison James

WriTer alison James

TOWiNG THe liNe explores

ageing, australian masculinity

and blue collar identity through

an intimate character portrait

of 67-year-old tow truck driver,

Harold Oldridge.

sales conTacT

alison James

australia

Phone +61-8 9431 6702

Fax +61-8 9335 1283

email alisonajames@yahoo.

com.au

urrPeye *

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia, Film

& media

digiTal BeTacam / 30 min

Prod co CaaMa Productions

exec Prod rachel Clements, Citt

Williams

Producer Melissa Johnston, liz

Warning

direcTor adrian Wills

WriTer adrian Wills

UrrPeYe celebrates the diversity,

history, strength and voice of

indigenous film and television.

This is a story of ‘coming together’

- where media groups and cultures

have united to create the National

indigenous TV station (NiTV).

sales conTacT

CaaMa Productions

australia

Phone +61-8 8951 9778

Fax +61-8 8951 9717

moBile +61-419 814 960

WeB www.caama.com.au

email productions@caama.com.au


WalKing dancing

Belonging *

arTs & craFTs, indigenous PeoPle -

ausTralia, Women

digiTal BeTacam / 22 min

Prod co CaaMa

exec Prod rachel Clements

Producer Barbara Clifford

direcTor Mitch Torres

WriTer Mitch Torres

Three women share their art and

their experiences of being in the

country. They share a sense of

belonging to a place and walking

in it, dancing with it as the songs

of culture and country resonate

in their artistic expression.

sales conTacT

CaaMa Productions

australia

Phone +61-8 8951 9778

Fax +61-8 8951 9717

moBile +61-419 814 960

WeB www.caama.com.au

email productions@caama.com.

au

documentAries

30 minutes & under

When The naTives geT

resTless *

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia

dvd / 26 min

Producer Melissa Johnston

direcTor adrian Wills

WriTer adrian Wills, albert

Hartnett

On New Years Day 2006, on

the Gordon estate in Dubbo,

complaints of police brutality

towards an aboriginal

youth sparked a riot, which

immediately enforced the new

riot and affray law available to

the New South Wales police. This

is where the story begins.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

WillaBerTa JacK *

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian,

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia

digiTal BeTacam / 25 min

Prod co CaaMa Productions

exec Prod rachel Clements

Producer Barbara Clifford,

Trisha Morton-Thomas,

elizabeth Warning

direcTor David Tranter

WriTer Steven McGregor

a clash of bush craft and pride

as an aboriginal man runs for

his life pursued by the law of

the day. Set in 1929, this is an

extraordinary tale of survival and

resilience set amongst the harsh

landscape of Central australia.

sales conTacT

CaaMa Productions

australia

Phone +61-8 8951 9778

Fax +61-8 8951 9717

moBile +61-419 814 960

WeB www.caama.com.au

email productions@caama.com.

au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 43

documentAries

30 mins & under


WorKing WiTh love *

eThnic grouPs & immigraTion,

healTh, social issues & communiTy

WelFare

dvd / 27 min

Prod co Trace Kessler

exec Prod ross Kessler, Michelle

Trace

Producer ross Kessler, Michelle

Trace

direcTor ross Kessler, Michelle

Trace

WriTer Michelle Trace

Come on a journey to iquique,

Chile, to gain an understanding

of the social issues that young

people and families are

presented with. Through a

community approach, outcomes

are achieved. Feedback is gained

from street workers, therapists

and representatives within the

community of iquique where

drug issues and poverty are a

major issue to the government

and community. Produced by

two australians who found

WOrKiNG WiTH lOVe was a major

ingredient for outcomes in the

under funded programs.

sales conTacT

ross Kessler

australia

Fax +61-2 6566 0096

email ross.kessler@gmail.com

Michelle Trace

australia

Phone +61-2 6685 4575

Fax +61-2 6685 4575

44 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008


2 mums and a dad

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy, Women,

social issues & communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 52 min

Prod co Singing Nomads

Productions Pty ltd

Producer Sally ingleton

direcTor Miranda Wills

WriTer Miranda Wills

Fiona is 33 and desperate to

have a baby. But her partner,

Kelly, is a woman and sperm

isn’t part of the equation. Fiona

has a solution: a gay friend from

work who passionately wants

to be a dad. Fiona and Kelly

want their child to have a father.

it seems perfect...but is it? 2

MUMS aND a DaD is the story

of the rocky road of three-way

parenting.

sales conTacT

Channel 4 international

Channel Four international

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 396 4444

Fax +44-207 306 3756

WeB www.c4i.tv

email cwilloughby@channel4.

co.uk

documentAries

60 minutes & under

acTingclassoF1977.

com

Film & media, PerForming arTs

digiTal BeTacam / 52 min

Prod co Coalface

Communications Pty ltd

Producer Sally McKenzie

direcTor Sally McKenzie

WriTer Sally McKenzie

as a class member accesses the

actingclassof1977.com website,

Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley and

others share the collected

memories of their three years of

training, an emotionally intense

time for a talented and famous

year that also included Judy

Davis.

www.coalfacecommunications.

com.au

sales conTacT

Coalface Communications Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-7 3337 7924

Fax +61-7 3337 7906

moBile +61-414 330 048

WeB www.

coalfacecommunications.com.au

email sally@

coalfacecommunications.com.au

all ThaT gliTTers

aUSTralia/FraNCe CO-PrODUCTiON

environmenT & conservaTion,

laBour, indusTry & commerce

hd/digiTal BeTacam / 52 min

Prod co looking Glass Pictures

Pty ltd, Trans europe Film

Producer Mitzi Goldman, Jean-

Pierre Gibrat, Michel Zwecker

direcTor rob Nugent

WriTer rachel Sanderson

all THaT GliTTerS is an elegiac

portrait of the changes brought

by the arrival of an industrial

gold mine in a remote region of

West africa, and a testament to

the universal human desire for a

better life.

sales conTacT

Doc & Co

France

Phone +33-14277 5687

Fax +33-14277 3656

email cristina.moya@doc-co.com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 45

documentAries

60 mins & under


ausTralia: land oF

ParroTs *

WildliFe & naTural hisTory, envi-

ronmenT & conservaTion

hd / 52 min

Prod co aBC TV Melbourne

Producer David Parer, elizabeth

Parer-Cook

direcTor David Parer

This film explores the spectacular

behaviour of parrots and

cockatoos in the wild across

the many varied landscapes of

australia. it will be linked by

striking aerials and imagery

from space and punctuated by

the events that are shaping

this ancient land and its birds -

drought, flood and fire.

sales conTacT

National Geographic Television

international

United Kingdom

Phone +44-020 7751 7555

Fax +44-020 7751 7556

WeB www.natgeotv-int.com

email edwina.Thring@natgeotvint.com

46 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

ausTralia’s TerriFying

ToP 20 *

WildliFe & naTural hisTory

digiTal BeTacam / 50 min

Prod co Grainger Television

australia

exec Prod Greg Grainger

Producer Greg Grainger

direcTor Chris Grainger

WriTer Greg Grainger

australia has more deadly

wildlife, both on land and sea,

than anywhere in the world.

even seemingly harmless

animals have their dark side. This

countdown presents animals that

have killed, or have the potential

to kill, humans in australia.

each animal’s unique method

of attacking prey, along with

shocking facts, will captivate all

viewers.

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

email sales@sstar.com.au

ausTralian To KoKoda:

ouT oF The oFFice and

inTo The Jungle

culTures - ausTralian, culTures

- inTernaTional, sPorTs & recrea-

Tions

digiTal BeTacam / 60 min

Prod co Vox Ventures

exec Prod Troy Gray

Producer Bryan Mason, Troy

Gray

direcTor Bryan Mason

WriTer Troy Gray

a dozen australians embark

on the trek of a lifetime.

This adventurous trip takes a

diverse group of people out of

their comfort zones. They are

removed from the solace of

their content and comfortable

lifestyles and put into the rugged

jungles of Papua New Guinea.

(also available in a 90-minute

version.)

sales conTacT

Vox Ventures

australia

moBile +61-411 171 703

WeB www.voxventures.com.au

email voxventures@ozemail.

com.au


ayen’s cooKing class

For aFrican men

eThnic grouPs & immigraTion, so-

cial issues & communiTy WelFare,

Women

digiTal BeTacam / 52 min

Prod co Vida Films

exec Prod Cathy Beitz, Tracy

riddiford

Producer Cathy Beitz

direcTor Sieh Mchawala

WriTer Cathy Beitz

in Sudan it is taboo for a man to

cook. What happens when ayen

starts a cooking class for refugee

boys and asks them to prepare a

feast for their biggest critics - the

elders?

sales conTacT

Galloping Films

australia

Phone +61-7 3366 0965

Fax +61-7 3366 0975

moBile +61-414 447 743

WeB www.gallopingfilms.com

email carlos@gallopingfilms.com

documentAries

60 minutes & under

Beyond BelieFs *

culTures - ausTralian, eThnic

grouPs & immigraTion, religion

BeTacam / 54 min

Prod co Closer Productions

Producer Sarah Wishart, Bryan

Mason, Sophie Hyde

direcTor Bryan Mason, Sophie

Hyde

WriTer Sophie Hyde, Bryan

Mason

in March 2007, 330 australians

were brought together for

three days to deliberate on the

relationship between Muslims

and Non-Muslims in australia.

experience this journey through

the eyes of four very different

people.

sales conTacT

issues Deliberation australia/

america

australia

Phone +61-8 8295 6112

Fax +61-8 8295 6113

WeB www.ida.org.au

email issues@ida.org.au

Burma’s oPen road

- an insighT inTo

myanmar

culTures - inTernaTional, eThnic

grouPs & immigraTion, hisTory &

PoliTics - inTernaTional

hd / 52 min

Prod co David adams Films

Pty ltd

exec Prod David adams

Producer Jon Miceler

direcTor David adams

WriTer andrew Saw, David

adams

BUrMa’S OPeN rOaD explores

the lives of diverse individuals

whose livelihoods depend on,

or will be impacted by, a road

linking Burma, india and China.

Those for the road forecast

times of plenty and see it as a

lifeline for trade and tourism.

Detractors believe the road

will have disastrous effects on

the environment and facilitate

smuggling in the region. What

does the future hold, and

how can the Burmese regain

the peaceful balance they so

desperately crave?

sales conTacT

Off The Fence BV

Netherlands

Phone +31-20520 0222

Fax +31-20520 0223

WeB www.offthefence.com

email gwen@offthefence.com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 47

documentAries

60 mins & under


The car ThaT aTe china*

culTures - inTernaTional, environ-

menT & conservaTion, hisTory &

PoliTics - inTernaTional

digiTal BeTacam/hd cam / 52 min

Prod co Jumping Dog

Productions Pty ltd

exec Prod Dasha ross, WDr -

Westdeutscher rundfunk Koln

Producer Stefan Moore, Susan

lambert, Frank Haines

direcTor Stefan Moore

WriTer Stefan Moore

THe Car THaT aTe CHiNa looks

at a nation gone car crazy.

Following a diverse group of

characters with a stake in the

automobile revolution, the film

is a portrait of a society caught

up in an extraordinary whirlwind

of change.

sales conTacT

electric Sky ltd

United Kingdom

Phone +44-127 322 4240

Fax +44-127 322 4250

WeB www.electricsky.com

email info@electricsky.com

48 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

The caTalPa rescue *

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian

55 min

Prod co essential Viewing

exec Prod Chris Hilton

Producer ian Collie

direcTor lisa Sabina-Harney

WriTer lisa Sabina-Harney

THe CaTalPa reSCUe is the

extraordinary story of the daring

rescue of six irish rebels from a

notoriously brutal penal colony

in Fremantle, West australia in

1876. it caused an international

sensation at the time and has

since become one of the most

celebrated maritime incidents

of all time. at the centre is an

unlikely american hero - the

quiet Quaker George Smith

anthony, who as captain of the

Catalpa, risked his life to sail

all the way across the world to

bring the rebels back to freedom

in the United States, amid scenes

of wild public celebration.

www.evg.com.au

sales conTacT

rDF international

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 013 4260

Fax +44-207 013 4401

WeB www.rdfinternational.com

email sales@rdfinternational.com

choir oF hard KnocKs

oPera house sPecial *

PerForming arTs, social issues &

communiTy WelFare

dv/mini dv / 55 min

Prod co aBC Television

exec Prod Dasha ross, alison

Black

Producer Bruce Permezel,

Cameron Davies

direcTor Bruce Permezel, alan

lindsay

The 42 members of the Choir of

Hard Knocks have been invited

by the Sydney Opera House to

perform in the Concert Hall. For

most of the Choir, it will be their

first time on a plane, and their

first visit to Sydney. Taking such

a disparate group on the road

is a risky venture, and this time

the stakes are even higher. But

the Choir and their organisers

are determined to make it a

performance of a lifetime.

www.abc.net.au/tv/hardknocks

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au


consTrucTing

ausTralia: a Wire

Through The hearT

educaTion, hisTory & PoliTics -

ausTralian, laBour, indusTry &

commerce

digiTal BeTacam / 55 min

Prod co Film australia, Piper

Films Pty ltd

exec Prod alex West, Mark

Hamlyn

Producer Simon Nasht, Mike

Piper, Corey Piper

direcTor Darcy Yuille

The struggle to cross a vast

continent and build a telegraph

line through lands no white man

had conquered.

sales conTacT

Film australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9413 8777

Fax +61-2 9416 9401

WeB www.filmaust.com.au

email sales@filmaust.com.au

documentAries

60 minutes & under

consTrucTing

ausTralia: PiPe dreams

educaTion, hisTory & PoliTics -

ausTralian, laBour, indusTry &

commerce

hd / 55 min

Prod co Film australia, Prospero

Productions

exec Prod alex West

Producer ed Punchard, Julia

redwood

direcTor Franco di Chiera

WriTer Franco di Chiera, John

McCourt

as australia was beginning its

life as a new nation, a tragedy

was unfolding. From the remote

coast of Western australia, to

deep within its inhospitable

interior, an immense water

pipeline was being constructed

that would unlock countless

riches and help build the nation.

But the ambitious dream of

political visionary Sir John Forrest

and engineering genius Charles

Yelverton O’Connor would end

in tragedy. in their struggle

against the forces of nature, and

the forces of politics, one would

be proclaimed a national hero,

while the other would be driven

to his death.

sales conTacT

Film australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9413 8777

Fax +61-2 9416 9401

WeB www.filmaust.com.au

email sales@filmaust.com.au

consTrucTing

ausTralia: The Bridge

educaTion, hisTory & PoliTics -

ausTralian, laBour, indusTry &

commerce

hd / 55 min

Prod co Film australia, real

Pictures Pty ltd

exec Prod alex West

Producer Simon Nasht, renee

Kennedy

direcTor Simon Nasht

WriTer Simon Nasht

Massive, majestic, breathtaking

- the Sydney Harbour Bridge

was the greatest engineering

challenge of its day anywhere

on earth. Completed during

the Great Depression, it is the

legacy of a fateful partnership

between two very different

men - a brilliant engineer and a

maverick politician - who shared

a relentless ambition to create

‘the people’s bridge’. Celebrating

the 75th anniversary of one of

australia’s most loved icons,

this is the epic and definitive

story behind the building of the

bridge and the vision of those

who made it happen, despite

personal conflict and political

intrigue.

sales conTacT

Film australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9413 8777

Fax +61-2 9416 9401

WeB www.filmaust.com.au

email sales@filmaust.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 49

documentAries

60 mins & under


craTer oF liFe

WildliFe & naTural hisTory, envi-

ronmenT & conservaTion

digiTal BeTacam / 44 min

Prod co Below H2O Productions

exec Prod lin Sutherland

Producer lin Sutherland

direcTor David Warth

WriTer David Warth, lin

Sutherland

Twenty-million years ago, a

massive fiery furnace erupted.

The largest shield volcano of

the prehistoric world had burst

into life. a massive dome of lava

engulfed 5000 square kilometres

of ancient landscape. Millions

of years of erosion has created

the largest crater in the southern

hemisphere which is one of the

most diverse wildlife habitats

in australia. enter this ancient

realm full of a cast of unique

characters who call this crater

home. This is truly the CraTer

OF liFe.

sales conTacT

Below H20 Productions

australia

Phone +61-7 55346542

WeB www.belowh2o.com.au

email belowh2O@australiamail.

com

50 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

criKey! WhaT an

advenTure *

environmenT & conservaTion,

culTures - ausTralian, WildliFe &

naTural hisTory

digiTal BeTacam / 48 min

Prod co The Best Picture Show

Company Pty ltd

exec Prod Judi Bailey, John

Stainton

Producer John Stainton

direcTor John Stainton

WriTer Grant Dowling

exhilarating adventure moments

and unseen footage recognises,

celebrates and honours Steve

irwin’s passion and enthusiasm

for spreading the importance of

wildlife conservation.

sales conTacT

The Best Picture Show Company

Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-7 3217 5300

Fax +61-7 3217 5787

moBile +61-411 428 090

email justin@bestpictureshow.

com

crocodile island *

WildliFe & naTural hisTory

hd / 52 min

Prod co Ben Cropp Productions

Producer Ben Cropp

direcTor Ben Cropp

WriTer Ben Cropp

a dramatic film on crocodile

predation on turtles at Crab

island in the Torres Strait, with

never before filmed footage at

night of crocodiles feeding on

baby flatback turtles.

sales conTacT

Ben Cropp Productions

australia

Phone +61-7 4099 5858

Fax +61-7 4099 4300

WeB www.bencropp.com.au/

email bencropp@bigpond.com.au


darK science *

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia

digiTal BeTacam / 55 min

Prod co Frank Haines Films

Producer Frank Haines

direcTor Johan Gabrielsson,

Warwick Thornton

WriTer David Milroy

in 1910 a young Swedish

scientist, eric Mjoberg, led

an expedition to australia.

DarK SCieNCe will travel in

Mjoberg’s footsteps to visit the

communities he robbed, and will

give a contemporary indigenous

perspective to the return of the

remains and artefacts, and to the

echoes that remain of Mjoberg’s

journey.

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

documentAries

60 minutes & under

darling! The PieTerdirK

uys sTory *

arTs & craFTs, hisTory & PoliTics

- inTernaTional, social issues &

communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 54 min

Prod co Green light

Productions Pty ltd

exec Prod Jonathon Green

Producer Jonathon Green

direcTor Julian Shaw

WriTer Julian Shaw

Controversial South african

political satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys

allows writer/director Julian

Shaw into his previously offlimits

inner world. The result

is a startling document of

Pieter’s work educating school

children about their country’s

greatest threat, HiV/aiDS, and

an unforgettable portrait of the

power of individual will.

http://www.darlingmovie.

com.au

sales conTacT

Jonathon Green

australia

Phone +61-2 9326 9396

Fax +61-2 9331 3244

moBile +61-412 160 040

email green@

greenlightproductions.com.au

deaTh oF a chooK *

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy

digiTal BeTacam / 50 min

Prod co Kelcarmen Films Pty

ltd

Producer Megan Harding

direcTor robert Gibson

WriTer robert Gibson, David

roach

The prequel to robert Gibson’s

reality styled Video Fool for love,

DeaTH OF a CHOOK takes us back

to 1982. The tale of a beautifully

flawed life.

sales conTacT

Megan Harding

australia

Phone +61-2 9300 9610

Fax +61-2 8333 3033

moBile +61-400 321 272

email harding.megan@abc.net.au documentAries

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 51

60 mins & under


desPeraTely KeePing

sheila *

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy

digiTal BeTacam /52 min

Prod co artemis international

Pty ltd

Producer Brian Beaton, Celia

Tait

direcTor russell Vines

WriTer alan Carter

The bush; raw, beautiful and

isolated, is short on women -

seriously short. Outback boys

need potential wives, but where

to find them? Desperately

Seeking Sheila played cupid and

intervened. DeSPeraTelY KeePiNG

SHeila is a follow up to this

hugely successful series.

sales conTacT

Marcom Projects Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-7 3340 8900

Fax +61-7 3340 8999

WeB www.marcom.com.au

email marcom@marcom.com.au

52 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

The disPosaBle ones *

children, culTures - inTerna-

Tional, social issues & communiTy

WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 60 min

Prod co Karbon international

exec Prod Mark reddy

Producer Neva Mwiti

direcTor Mark reddy

WriTer Mark reddy, Neva Mwiti

THe DiSPOSaBle ONeS explores

the beauty, passion and contrasts

of Colombia through the eyes of

aussie Nrl football legend, Jason

Stevens, who also discovers the

amazing strength and survival

of Colombia’s underprivileged

children caught in the midst

of civil war, a troubled drug

economy and extreme poverty.

sales conTacT

Karbon international

australia

Phone +61-2 8824 5107

Fax +61-2 9629 4574

WeB www.karbon.com.au

email info@karbon.com.au

The FaBulous Flagg

sisTers *

PerForming arTs, culTures - inTernaTional

digiTal BeTacam / 52 min

Prod co Mago Films

Producer Marian Bartsch

direcTor Franco di Chiera

WriTer Barry Strickland, Franco

di Chiera

How a Boy from Oz became an

italian superstar - in a frock!

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au


FaT chance *

healTh, culTures - ausTralian,

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy

digiTal BeTacam / 52 min

Prod co Fat Productions Pty ltd

Producer Nicki roller, Yuka

Sekiguchi

direcTor Yuka Sekiguchi

WriTer Yuka Sekiguchi

FaT CHaNCe is a deeply personal

documentary that follows

Yuka Sekiguchi, an engaging,

articulate, self-deprecating

Japanese woman who has

decided to become a guinea pig

in a downsizing experiment. FaT

CHaNCe is a ‘Downsize Me’.

www.fatchancethefilm.com.au

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

documentAries

60 minutes & under

The FiBros and The

silverTails *

sPorTs & recreaTions, hisTory &

PoliTics - ausTralian, social issues

& communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 56 min

Prod co Film Camp Pty ltd

Producer Philippa Campey,

Paul Oliver

direcTor Paul Oliver

WriTer Paul Oliver

a fierce retelling of the

controversial 1978 rugby league

season. Coach, roy Masters, has

taken over at Wests and he’s

brought something new to the

sport - the language of class

war. He coins a phrase - Fibros

vs Silvertails - to describe the

struggle of the working-class

Wests against the elite of the

northern and eastern suburbs.

What starts out as the story of

a feud between two football

teams turns into a film about

class and corruption.

sales conTacT

Film Camp Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-3 9419 0140

WeB www.filmcamp.com.au

email pip@filmcamp.com.au

The Final sacriFice *

culTures - inTernaTional, religion,

social issues & communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 52 min

Prod co Film Projects Pty ltd

Producer Gregory Miller

direcTor akhim Dev

WriTer akhim Dev, Gregory

Miller, Bem le Hunte

THe FiNal SaCriFiCe tells the

story of two gypsy boys ravi

and Karthik, who are part of

a community living on the

fringes of society in Southern

india. Director akhim Dev has

been filming the Gypsies over

a period of ten years. He has a

compassionate insight into the

secretive and misunderstood

community as he tells the story

of Karthik and ravi’s transition

from childhood to adulthood.

sales conTacT

Off The Fence BV

Netherlands

Phone +31-20520 0222

Fax +31-20520 0223

WeB www.offthefence.com

email gwen@offthefence.com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 53

documentAries

60 mins & under


FlighT oF The

elePhanTs

WildliFe & naTural hisTory,

environmenT & conservaTion

digiTal BeTacam/hd / 52 min

Prod co David adams Films

Pty ltd

exec Prod David adams

direcTor David adams

WriTer andrew Saw, David

adams

a documentary about the

plight of eight asian elephants

destined for zoos in Sydney and

Melbourne. The film covers the

16-month saga of protests and

delays by animal rights groups

and explores the conservation

issues confronting the asian

elephant.

sales conTacT

Off The Fence BV

Netherlands

Phone +31-20520 0222

Fax +31-20520 0223

WeB www.offthefence.com

email gwen@offthefence.com

54 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

From The dragon’s

mouTh *

hisTory & PoliTics - inTernaTional

digiTal BeTacam / 48 min

Prod co lingwood Productions

exec Prod James lingwood

Producer Mark Norfolk, James

lingwood

direcTor James lingwood

WriTer James lingwood

One hundred and fifty years of

British rule over in an instant.

Hong Kong has always been

a place that has survived and

redefined itself over and over

again. Will it do this yet again

under China’s one country two

systems policy? We will find out

through the eyes and mouths of

its people over a ten year period

from the handover in 1997 to

Hong Kong in 2007 and beyond.

sales conTacT

James lingwood

australia

Phone +61-7 4128 9181

Fax +61-7 4128 9398

moBile +61-438 883 588

email lingwood@bigpond.net.au

guru greg

sPorTs & recreaTions, culTures -

ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 54 min

Prod co Stu & Duff Pty ltd

Producer Matt Duffy, Stuart

McCarney

direcTor Matt Duffy, Stuart

McCarney

WriTer Matt Duffy, Stuart

McCarney

BilliON DOllar MaN is a onehour

documentary that will chart

the political intrigue, intense

media interest, enormous

financial stakes and heartstopping

sporting action that

Greg Chappell will face as he

leads cricket’s first billion-dollar

side - the indian national team

- to their holy grail, the 2007

World Cup.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au


a hard rain *

environmenT & conservaTion,

laBour, indusTry & commerce, his-

Tory & PoliTics - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 60 min

Prod co Frontline Films Pty ltd

Producer David Bradbury

direcTor David Bradbury

Governments and most

mainstream media are

promoting that nuclear is now

an attractive alternative to fossil

fuels. a HarD raiN explores

the ‘other side’ of the nuclear

debate.

sales conTacT

Frontline Films Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 6684 0015

Fax +61-2 6684 0200

moBile +61-409 925 469

WeB www.frontlinefilms.com.au

email david@frontlinefilms.

com.au

documentAries

60 minutes & under

hidden World oF The

TroPical PlaTyPus *

educaTion, children, WildliFe &

naTural hisTory

digiTal BeTacam / 52 min

Prod co WildCam australia

exec Prod alberto Vale

direcTor alberto Vale

WriTer Brett Snelgrove

in a small stretch of river,

against the backdrop of the

vast rainforest canopy, lives the

tropical platypus. Following a

lone female above and below

the fresh water and deep into

her burrow, the documentary

presents an immediate and

intimate portrayal of this shy,

industrious and elusive animal.

sales conTacT

WildCam australia

australia

Phone +61-7 4057 6272

Fax +61-7 4057 8093

WeB www.wildcamaustralia.com

email av@wildcamaustralia.com

humPBacKs - From Fire

To ice *

environmenT & conservaTion,

science & Technology, WildliFe &

naTural hisTory

hd / 52 min

Prod co Kohola Pty ltd

exec Prod ross isaacs, Stan

esecson

Producer ross isaacs, Stan

esecson

direcTor ross isaacs

WriTer ross isaacs, Michael

Bright

an intimate portrait of the

first year of a baby humpback

whale’s life.

sales conTacT

National Geographic Television

international

United Kingdom

Phone +44-020 7751 7555

Fax +44-020 7751 7556

WeB www.natgeotv-int.com

email edwina.Thring@natgeotvint.com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 55

documentAries

60 mins & under


Karasevdah:

sreBrenica Blues *

War

dvd / 45 min

Prod co Saidin Salkic Films

Producer Saidin Salkic

direcTor Saidin Salkic

WriTer Saidin Salkic

a young man and a boy within

him, return to the town of

the childhood, 12 years after

the genocide. it is lyrical

soulessencia. “This cinematic

document is truthful and this rare

quality makes it extraordinary.

While a very personal statement

about love and attachment, it

answers the terrible question on

the lips of far too many people

who have experienced loss and

suffering: how can we overcome

this intimacy with death and

learn to see the beauty and joy

in the world?” Professor Marcia

langton aM, indigenous leader

and Chair of indigenous Studies

at the University of Melbourne.

sales conTacT

Saidin Salkic Films

australia

Phone +61-3 9367 2572

moBile +61-421 563 903

email midotheminstrel@yahoo.

com.au

56 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

The lasT mahouT

environmenT & conservaTion,

WildliFe & naTural hisTory, eThnic

grouPs & immigraTion

digiTal BeTacam / 52 min

Prod co David adams Films

Pty ltd

exec Prod David adams

direcTor David adams

WriTer andrew Saw, David

adams

THe laST MaHOUT is a unique

portal into the plight of the asian

elephants, filmed both from

a Western and from an asian

perspective the film explores the

the tragic collisions of man and

beast and the politics of wildlife

transfers, speaking plainly about

the steps necessary to save this

remarkable animal.

sales conTacT

Off The Fence BV

Netherlands

Phone +31-20520 0222

Fax +31-20520 0223

WeB www.offthefence.com

email gwen@offthefence.com

liTTle KnoWn Wonders

oF sydney harBour *

culTures - ausTralian

hd / 52 min

Prod co Ben Cropp Productions

Producer Ben Cropp

direcTor Ben Cropp, Dean

Cropp

WriTer Ben Cropp

Ben Cropp shows the wonders

of Sydney Harbour which the

locals know little about. Some

are underwater, others hidden

on its shores.

sales conTacT

Ben Cropp Productions

australia

Phone +61-7 4099 5858

Fax +61-7 4099 4300

WeB www.bencropp.com.au/

email bencropp@bigpond.com.au


locKouT - ausTralia’s

mosT violenT

indusTrial conFlicT *

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian,

hisTory & PoliTics - inTernaTional,

laBour, indusTry & commerce

digiTal BeTacam / 56 min

Prod co lockout Productions

Pty ltd

exec Prod Peter Murray, Duncan

Hardie, Chris Moylan

Producer Greg Hall, Diane

Michael, Paddy Gorman

direcTor Jason van Genderen

WriTer Diane Michael, Paddy

Gorman, Jason van Genderen,

alan Murray

in 1929, 10,000 miners found

themselves locked out of their

Hunter Valley coal mines in a

bitter industrial dispute over

pay rates. What began as an

undeclared war on industrial

labour ended up overpowering

a government, crippling

an industry and besieging

a community. This event

challenged the rights of every

australian, and redefined the

political and industrial landscape

of a country that witnessed an

event forever remembered as

‘The Great australian lockout’.

www.lockout.tv

sales conTacT

lockout Productions Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 4926 2200

Fax +61-2 4926 2210

WeB www.lockout.tv

email info@lockout.tv

documentAries

60 minutes & under

lunch WiTh madame

muraT

Women, relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy,

social issues & communiTy WelFare

hd / 52 min

Prod co David Hannay

Productions, Vitascope Filmed

entertainment

exec Prod David Hannay

Producer Mary Moody, David

Hannay, richard Turner

direcTor Mary Moody, richard

Turner

WriTer Mary Moody

lUNCH WiTH MaDaMe MUraT, a

delicious film by Mary Moody,

is a moving family story about

five generations of women who

have kept a rural French family

restaurant going for 100 years,

through two world wars and

great family difficulties. it is a

moving story of love, wonderful

food, and a way of life that may

sadly disappear from the French

landscape.

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

The maKing oF Kenny *

Film & media

digiTal BeTacam / 44.3 min

Prod co Thunderbox TV

Producer rohan Timlock,

Clayton Jacobson

direcTor Sean lander, Clayton

Jacobson

WriTer ray Boseley, Sean

lander

The Jacobson Brothers reveal

how the australian box office

smash hit was created. includes

exclusive interviews with cast

and crew and never seen before

behind the scenes footage.

sales conTacT

Thunderbox TV

australia

moBile +61-414 221 402

email rohan@

thunderboxtelevision.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 57

documentAries

60 mins & under


mavericK moTher *

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy, social

issues & communiTy WelFare,

Women

hd / 52 min

Prod co Janet Merewether t/a

Go Girl Productions

Producer Janet Merewether

direcTor Janet Merewether

WriTer Janet Merewether

Tired of waiting for the perfect

partner, and alarmed by the

deafening ‘tic-toc’ of her

biological clock, 39-year-old

filmmaker Janet Merewether

decides to become a ‘solo

mother by choice’. She joins

a waiting list for a donor

insemination program but then

has a one-night-stand and falls

pregnant. The film redefines the

meaning of ‘family’ and explores

the perspectives of women who,

rather than being ‘left on the

shelf’ by men because they are

too smart, too funny, too ‘ugly’

or too independent, embrace

their own fertility to immerse

themselves in life’s greatest love

and greatest challenge.

www.maverickmother.net

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

58 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

muslims in ausTralia *

culTures - ausTralian, educaTion,

religion

dvd / 60 min

Prod co Sahwa Productions

exec Prod amir Colan

Producer amir Colan

direcTor amir Colan

WriTer abdul-Shaheed Drew

Take a journey and discover how

deep Muslim history runs in

australia. Discover the earliest

contact that dates back to the

1600s, their connection with the

indigenous population and the

rich contribution they made. The

film covers the following topics:

level of knowledge on islam

and Muslims; early indonesian

contact; The afghan cameleers;

First Mosques in australia; islam

and aboriginals; Muslims of

Today; islam and new Muslims;

The Hijab issue; Halal economic

impact; Uniting against racism;

and more.

www.muslimsinaustralia.com

sales conTacT

Sahwa Productions

australia

Phone +61-3 9462 6658

Fax +61-3 9462 6658

email acolan@gmail.com

my daddy The

crocodile hunTer *

environmenT & conservaTion,

culTures - ausTralian, WildliFe &

naTural hisTory

digiTal BeTacam / 50 min

Prod co The Best Picture Show

Company Pty ltd

exec Prod Judi Bailey, John

Stainton

Producer John Stainton

direcTor John Stainton

WriTer Grant Dowling

Bindi irwin takes us on an

intimate guided tour of her eight

years of life growing up with her

famous dad. Through archival

tapes that have recorded her life

with her dad, Bindi attends the

‘University of Steve’.

sales conTacT

The Best Picture Show Company

Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-7 3217 5300

Fax +61-7 3217 5787

moBile +61-411 428 090

email justin@bestpictureshow.

com


ocean’s deadliesT *

WildliFe & naTural hisTory, Travel

& advenTure

digiTal BeTacam / 52 min

Prod co The Best Picture Show

Company Pty ltd

exec Prod Judi Bailey, John

Stainton

Producer John Stainton

direcTor John Stainton

WriTer Grant Dowling

Steve irwin’s last documentary

and his most powerful message

to the world. Joined by Phillipe

Cousteau, Steve embarks on an

adventure around the coastline

of australia to study nature’s

most dangerous creations.

sales conTacT

The Best Picture Show Company

Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-7 3217 5300

Fax +61-7 3217 5787

moBile +61-411 428 090

email justin@bestpictureshow.

com

documentAries

60 minutes & under

on Thin ice

WildliFe & naTural hisTory,

environmenT & conservaTion,

educaTion

digiTal BeTacam / 60 min

Prod co Grainger Television

australia

exec Prod Greg Grainger

Producer Greg Grainger

direcTor Chris Grainger

WriTer Greg Grainger, Scott

everingham

Polar bears around the world are

facing the real issue of global

warming. Melting ice-caps and

a lack of food are making it hard

for this enormous creature to fit

into the future. ON THiN iCe goes

out tracking these creatures and

talking to the polar bear experts.

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

email sales@sstar.com.au

over my dead Body

(aKa Body harvesT) *

science & Technology, healTh

digiTal BeTacam / 52 min

Prod co VizPoets Pty ltd

exec Prod Susan MacKinnon

Producer Vickie Gest

direcTor ian Walker

WriTer rick Collins, ian Walker

They’ll peel your skin and grind

your bones...for new products,

profit and the greater good.

each donation costs a life and

is freely-given, but these days

can be worth a fortune. a

‘priceless gift’, or simply a good

investment?

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 59

documentAries

60 mins & under


PaPa Bilong chimBu *

religion, hisTory & PoliTics - inTer-

naTional, culTures - inTernaTional

digiTal BeTacam / 54 min

Producer Verena Thomas,

Penny Jope

direcTor Verena Thomas

WriTer Verena Thomas, Penny

Jope, Martyn ives

in 1937 a young Catholic

missionary, Father John Nilles,

arrived in the highlands of Papua

New Guinea - one of the first

whites the local people had ever

seen. There he would stay for

the next 54 years. More than just

a priest, he would become an

anthropologist, linguist, politician

and clan leader. Set against a

backdrop of colonialism, war,

religion and the birth of a nation,

PaPa BilONG CHiMBU offers a

personal perspective on ‘big

picture’ history by tracing the

story of one man and his legacy.

sales conTacT

Verena Thomas

australia

Phone +61-2 9557 7295

email verena.thomas@gmx.com

60 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

ProJecTing The Body *

Film & media, relaTionshiPs &

sexualiTy, PerForming arTs

hd / 55 min

Prod co Walcha Films

exec Prod Janet Bell

Producer Sophie Harper

direcTor Walter Mcintosh

PrOJeCTiNG THe BODY is an

intimate look at filmmaker

Stephen Cummins who blazed

a trail through the tumultuous

1980s, examining oppression,

desire, and the politics of

sexuality. reacting against the

environment of aiDS paranoia

and ensuing homophobia,

Stephen created films that

are bold in their politics and

beautiful in their poetry.

www.projectingthebody.com

sales conTacT

Walcha Films

australia

moBile +61-402 438 625

email sgirl@exemail.com.au

race For The Beach *

culTures - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 56 min

Prod co Serendipity Productions

Pty ltd

exec Prod roger Graeff, Margie

Bryant

Producer aline Jacques

direcTor Paul Costello

raCe FOr THe BeaCH follows the

emotional and physical journey

of a young australian-Muslim

boy who volunteers to become

australia’s first Muslim lifesaver.

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au


amPanT: hoW a ciTy

sToPPed a Plague

healTh, hisTory & PoliTics -

ausTralian, social issues & com-

muniTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 55 min

Prod co Chapman Pictures

Pty ltd

exec Prod David Jowsey

Producer Penny Chapman

direcTor Victoria Pitt

WriTer Victoria Pitt

an unlikely coalition of doctors,

politicians, gays, drug users,

prostitutes and nuns tell the

story of how they pulled off a

high-risk strategy that offended

just about everyone, but

made australia one of the few

countries in the world to turn

aside the plague of aiDS.

sales conTacT

Chapman Pictures Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9550 9793

Fax +61-2 9568 2953

moBile +61-411 256 250

email cp@chapmanpictures.

com.au

documentAries

60 minutes & under

sacred ground

saving ausTralia’s ancienT

heriTage

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia,

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian,

culTures - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 55 min

Prod co MaV Media Pty ltd

exec Prod David Jowsey

Producer Kim Mavromatis

direcTor Kim Mavromatis

WriTer Kim Mavromatis

This observational documentary

captures the story of Quenten

agius and his family, fighting

to save what remains of their

heritage and culture. This multilayered

film is a microcosm of

what is happening to aboriginal

peoples all over australia. in

the lucky country, 40 thousand

years of heritage, culture and

traditions are being swept

away - it’s a national disgrace.

This challenging, enriching and

emotional story takes us into an

aboriginal world that is rarely

seen or heard.

sales conTacT

MaV Media Pty ltd

australia

moBile +61-417 838 785

WeB www.sacredground.com.au

email mav@mavmedia.com.au

Galloping Films

australia

Phone +61-7 3366 0965

Fax +61-7 3366 0975

moBile +61-414 447 743

WeB www.gallopingfilms.com

email carlos@gallopingfilms.com

sculPTure By The sea:

10Th anniversary *

arTs & craFTs, culTures - ausTralian,

environmenT & conservaTion

BeTacam/dv/mini dv/dvd/hd /

39 min

Prod co rebelstudio Pty ltd

Producer adam Bayliss, rebel

Penfold-russell

direcTor rebel Penfold-russell

Conceived by David Handley in

1997 as a temporary exhibition

showing a marriage of sculptural

works and australia’s sublime

coastal landscape, the exhibition

has evolved from a humble oneday

event to become a series of

annual exhibitions that captures

the world’s imagination.

sales conTacT

rebelstudio Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9300 0399

Fax +61-2 9300 0299

WeB www.rebelstudio.com.au

email adam@rebelstudio.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 61

documentAries

60 mins & under


search For The

mysTery BomBer

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian

hd / 52 min

Prod co Ben Cropp Productions

Producer Ben Cropp

direcTor Ben Cropp

WriTer Ben Cropp

Ben Cropp returns to a mystery

bomber found in 2005 and

identifies it as a B17 Flying

Fortress that carried an american

general who was lost in the

crash.

sales conTacT

Ben Cropp Productions

australia

Phone +61-7 4099 5858

Fax +61-7 4099 4300

WeB www.bencropp.com.au/

email bencropp@bigpond.com.au

62 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

searching 4 sandeeP *

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy, eThnic

grouPs & immigraTion, Women

dv/mini dv / 55 min

Prod co Cecilia ritchie Pty ltd

exec Prod amanda Duthie

Producer Cecilia ritchie

direcTor Poppy Stockell

WriTer Poppy Stockell

Despite living in one of the gay

capitals of the world, 28-year-old

Sydneysider Poppy Stockell is

forced online in her search for

love. When she meets 31-yearold

anglo-indian Sandeep Virdi,

she thinks she’s found the one.

Unfortunately, Sandeep lives at

home in the British midlands

with her conservative Sikh

parents and three younger

sisters. Oh, and she’s not

out to any of them...Through

raw, incredibly frank footage,

SearCHiNG 4 SaNDeeP follows

Poppy and Sandeep’s tumultuous

relationship across two years and

three continents.

sales conTacT

Cecilia ritchie Pty ltd

australia

moBile +61-410 601 544

WeB www.myspace.com/

searching4sandeep

email ceciliaritchie@optusnet.

com.au

secreTs oF The

crocodile *

educaTion, WildliFe & naTural his-

Tory, environmenT & conservaTion

digiTal BeTacam / 43.45 min

Prod co The Best Picture Show

Company Pty ltd

exec Prod John Stainton, Judi

Bailey

Producer John Stainton, Justin

lyons

direcTor John Stainton

WriTer Grant Dowling

For millions of years crocodiles

have been on the earth, even

outliving dinosaurs. They are

the perfect model of evolution

having changed very little in

centuries. Steve irwin embarks

on the ultimate adventure to

investigate the world of the

crocodile.

sales conTacT

The Best Picture Show Company

Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-7 3217 5300

Fax +61-7 3217 5787

moBile +61-411 428 090

email justin@bestpictureshow.

com


seizure & synesThesia

- The red PainTings

World Tour *

PerForming arTs, culTures - aus-

Tralian

dvd / 60 min

Prod co red Tape Pictures,

robot records

exec Prod Clint lewis, Damien

Pascoe, Trash McSweeney

Producer Clint lewis, Damien

Pascoe, Trash McSweeney

direcTor Clint lewis, Damien

Pascoe, Trash McSweeney

WriTer Clint lewis, Damien

Pascoe, Trash McSweeney

Focusing on the in-depth tale

of the adversity and privilege

of being an independent band

in australia today, SeiZUre &

SYNeSTHeSia documents unique

Brisbane band ‘The red Paintings’

on their first world tour in support

of the ‘Dresden Dolls’.

sales conTacT

Trash McSweeney

WeB www.theredpaintings.com

email management@

theredpaintings.com

documentAries

60 minutes & under

seven days WiTh seven

dogs

Travel & advenTure, WildliFe &

naTural hisTory

dv/mini dv / 53 min

Prod co laughing Owl

Productions

Producer Billie Dean, andrew

einspruch

direcTor Billie Dean

When their beloved kelpie Suki

was given just a few weeks to

live, the filmmakers wanted to

make every last day a jewel.

So they packed up their seven

rescued dogs, most of whom

had health problems, and

headed out for the trip of a

doggie lifetime. Humans aren’t

the only ones who need to

smell the roses.

sales conTacT

laughing Owl Productions

australia

Phone +61-2 4842 2819

Fax +61-2 4842 2814

WeB www.laughingowl.com.au

email info@laughingowl.com.au

a sisTer’s love *

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia

digiTal BeTacam / 55 min

Prod co Martin Brown Films

Pty ltd

Producer Martin Brown

direcTor ivan Sen

This very personal documentary

follows the indigenous actor,

journalist and festival director,

rhoda roberts, as she travels

home to confront the brutal

murder of her twin sister, whose

body was found eight years ago

in a remote forest near lismore,

NSW.

sales conTacT

Martin Brown Films Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9555 7600

Fax +61-2 9552 6372

moBile +61-411 555 761

WeB www.martinbrownfilms.com

email martin@martinbrownfilms.

com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 63

documentAries

60 mins & under


snaKe island *

culTures - inTernaTional, WildliFe

& naTural hisTory

hd / 52 min

Prod co Ben Cropp Productions

Producer Ben Cropp

direcTor Ben Cropp

WriTer Ben Cropp

Sea snakes swarm at Nuie

island in the Central Pacific, and

humpback whales come here

to calve around this ‘rock’ of

Polynesia. Great underwater

footage.

sales conTacT

Ben Cropp Productions

australia

Phone +61-7 4099 5858

Fax +61-7 4099 4300

WeB www.bencropp.com.au/

email bencropp@bigpond.com.au

64 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

The sounds oF aus *

culTures - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 55 min

Prod co Princess Pictures Pty

ltd

exec Prod laura Waters

Producer Yael Bergman

direcTor David Swann

WriTer lawrie Zion

The australian accent has long

been regarded as the most

significant identifier of our

cultural DNa, and is arguably the

most australian thing about us.

But is it under threat?

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

sPiTFire guardians *

educaTion, hisTory & PoliTics -

ausTralian, War

digiTal BeTacam / 59 min

exec Prod Simon Van Der Spoel

Producer Simon Van Der Spoel

direcTor Simon Van Der Spoel

WriTer Simon Van Der Spoel

The experiences of the Spitfire

pilots involved in the Battle of

Britain are well documented,

what is not well documented are

the experiences of the australian

men who were trained then

scattered to the far corners of

the globe. SPiTFire GUarDiaNS

captures their pain, sorrow,

joy and affection. Narrated

by Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell,

their stories are from a time

of uncertainty, their world a

cockpit and gun sight. even

today the Spitfire fighter plane

still captures the imagination of

generations.

sales conTacT

Simon Van Der Spoel

australia

Phone +61-421 351 181

moBile +61-421 351 181

email spitfire.king@gmail.com


survival school *

culTures - ausTralian, environ-

menT & conservaTion, Travel &

advenTure

digiTal BeTacam / 55 min

Prod co abracadabra Films

Producer Stella Zammataro,

luigi acquisto

direcTor luigi acquisto, David

Bradbury

WriTer luigi acquisto

SUrViVal SCHOOl follows

a group of army personnel

struggling to last the distance

without food or water in one

of the harshest environments

in the world: the mouth of the

Daly river.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

documentAries

60 minutes & under

Tasmanian devil: The

FasT and Furious liFe

oF errol Flynn *

Film & media, hisTory & PoliTics -

inTernaTional, PerForming arTs

digiTal BeTacam / 59 min

Prod co Flaming Star Films

Pty ltd

exec Prod Sharyn Prentice

Producer robert de Young,

lavinia riachi

direcTor Simon Nasht

WriTer Simon Nasht

errol Flynn remains one of the

most fascinating characters ever

to work in Hollywood. in a life

dedicated to pleasure, Flynn

became notorious for his love

affairs, scandals and rebellious

nature. But there was another,

much less well known side to his

character. He was a fine writer,

novelist, war reporter and even

family man.

sales conTacT

Films Transit international

Canada

Phone +1-514 844 3358

Fax +1-514 844 7298

WeB www.filmstransit.com

email info@filmstransit.com

Ten Pound Poms *

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian,

eThnic grouPs & immigraTion

digiTal BeTacam / 52 min

Prod co essential Viewing

exec Prod Chris Hilton

Producer Nial Fulton

direcTor lisa Matthews

WriTer lisa Matthews

TeN POUND POMS is a classic

social history documentary

tracing the stories of the Ten

Pound Poms and their families

from the post-war era to the

1960s - in the 30 years after

World War ii, 1.5 million Britons

migrated to the former penal

colony on the other side of the

world.

www.evg.com.au

sales conTacT

essential Viewing

australia

Phone +61-2 9517 9899

Fax +61-2 9517 9871

WeB www.evg.com.au

email info@evg.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 65

documentAries

60 mins & under


Thunderheads

environmenT & conservaTion,

science & Technology, WildliFe &

naTural hisTory

hd cam sr / 52 min

Prod co aBC TV Natural History

Unit

exec Prod Dione Gilmour

Producer Klaus Toft

direcTor Klaus Toft

Part detective tale, part science

adventure, a story documenting

an extraordinary human

endeavour taking place in

Darwin, australia.

sales conTacT

National Geographic Television

international

United Kingdom

Phone +44-020 7751 7555

Fax +44-020 7751 7556

WeB www.natgeotv-int.com

email edwina.Thring@natgeotvint.com

66 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

voTe ‘yes’ For

aBorigines

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian,

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia

digiTal BeTacam / 52 min

Prod co Denise Haslem

Productions Pty ltd

Producer Denise Haslem

direcTor Frances Peters-little

WriTer Frances Peters-little

VOTe ‘YeS’ FOr aBOriGiNeS

recognises and celebrates the

40th anniversary of the 1968

referendum, the political

milestone that overturned

australian constitutional law to

allow aboriginal people to be

counted as australian citizens in

their own country.

sales conTacT

Denise Haslem Productions Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9810 3499

Fax +61-2 9810 3499

moBile +61-425 215 842

email dhaslem@ozemail.com.au

When colin meT Joyce *

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia,

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy, hisTory

& PoliTics - ausTralian

dv/mini dv/suPer 8 / 52 min

Prod co Core Films Pty ltd

Producer Pauline Clague

direcTor rima Tamou

WriTer Pauline Clague

a love story, looking at a mixed

marriage that has lasted for

forty years, with a true sense of

reconciliation bringing their lives

together.

www.corefilms.com.au

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au


Wings To Fly

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy,

religion, culTures - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 55 min

Prod co Soul Vision Films Pty

ltd

Producer Peter Hegedus,

Gabrielle Jones

direcTor Peter Hegedus

WriTer Peter Hegedus

Over six years we watch Catrina

lawrence as she tries to forge an

identity for herself in the midst

of a complicated and controlling

family. Keith lawrence, her

father, is a devoted Christian.

abuse and alcohol are part of

Keith’s childhood and he has

striven hard to overcome this

in his life, his family and his

fathering. Catrina wants to fly on

her own but Keith will go to any

lengths to protect her.

sales conTacT

Soul Vision Films Pty ltd

australia

moBile +61-408 456 522

WeB www.soulvisionfilms.com

email peter@soulvisionfilms.com

documentAries

60 minutes & under

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 67

documentAries

60 mins & under


4 *

PerForming arTs

88 min

Prod co Vast Productions

exec Prod Susan MacKinnon

Producer Tim Slade, Joanna

Buggy

direcTor Tim Slade

WriTer Joanna Buggy, Tim Slade

in four corners of the globe,

four outstanding violinists

guide us on an extraordinary

journey through their four

distinct homelands. From the

springtime blossoms of Japan,

into the blistering heat and

thunderstorms of an australian

summer; from a joyful autumn

in New York, to the unforgiving

cold and human warmth of a

Finnish winter. The resonant and

much-loved music of antonio

Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ and

the timeless stories they tell,

form the backbone to this bold

and engaging celebration of

friendship, homeland and the

cycles of life. (also available in a

52-minute version.)

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

68 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

across The PlaTeau *

chuan yue gao yuan

culTures - inTernaTional, Travel &

advenTure, sPorTs & recreaTions

digiTal BeTacam / 97 min

Prod co ronin Productions

Producer Harriet Pike, andrew

Pike

direcTor Zeming Zhang, Paul

Baohua liu

Seven retired Chinese from

different backgrounds and life

experiences come together to

form a cycling team. They take

an extraordinary journey from

lanzhou in north-west China,

across the Tanggula Mountain

and Tibetan plateau to lhasa and

finally to the everest Base Camp.

The whole journey is 3,100

kilometres and takes the cyclists

across five mountains with

altitudes of over 5,200 metres.

after conquering countless

difficulties, they eventually

realise their long-cherished

dream, to cross the roof of the

World on bicycles.

www.acrosstheplateau.com.au/

index.php

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

BomB harvesT

hisTory & PoliTics - inTerna-

Tional, social issues & communiTy

WelFare, laBour, indusTry & commerce

digiTal BeTacam/hd / 88 min

Prod co lemur Films

exec Prod Dasha ross

Producer Sylvia Wilczynski

direcTor Kim Mordaunt

WriTer Sylvia Wilczynski, Kim

Mordaunt

australian filmmakers Daniel

Fallshaw and Violeta ayala go

to the Saharawi refugee camps

in the algerian desert to make

a film about the human price of

the long lasting political conflict

in the Western Sahara, and find a

society where slavery still exists.

www.bombharvest.com

sales conTacT

lemur Films

australia

Phone +61-2 9130 4387

Fax +61-2 9130 4387

moBile +61-425 204 996

email lemurfilms@iinet.net.au


Bra Boys

culTures - ausTralian, sPorTs &

recreaTions, social issues &

communiTy WelFare

35mm / 90 min

Prod co Bradahood

Productions, Garage industries

exec Prod Nicholas Cook,

Michael lawrence, John

Mossop

Producer Sunny abberton,

Michael lawrence

direcTor Sunny abberton,

Macario De Souza

WriTer Sunny abberton

about the cultural evolution

of the inner-Sydney beachside

suburb of Maroubra and the

social struggle of its youth - the

tattooed and much maligned

surf community known as the

Bra Boys. The story is narrated

by australian actor russell Crowe

and is told through the eyes of

members of the Bra Boys.

www.braboys.com.au

sales conTacT

Garage industries

australia

moBile +61-409 410 730

email michael@

sunshadeseyewear.com.au

feAture documentAries

The chiFleys oF BusBy

sTreeT *

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 75 min

Prod co ronin Films

Producer Harriet Pike, robin

Mclachlan

direcTor andrew Pike

WriTer andrew Pike

a search for the man behind

the mask of australia’s labor

Prime Minister, 1945 - 1949, Ben

Chifley.

sales conTacT

ronin Films

australia

Phone +61-2 6248 0851

Fax +61-2 6249 1640

WeB www.roninfilms.com.au

email orders@roninfilms.com.au

The choir

culTures - inTernaTional, hisTory

& PoliTics - inTernaTional,

PerForming arTs

digiTal BeTacam / 90 min

Prod co essential Viewing

exec Prod rosemary Blight

Producer Chris Hilton

direcTor Michael Davie

WriTer Michael Davie

THe CHOir is a feature-length

documentary about men in a

violent South african prison who

form a choir to survive and find

redemption, then face an even

more brutal world outside when

they are released.

sales conTacT

essential Viewing

australia

Phone +61-2 9517 9899

Fax +61-2 9517 9871

WeB www.evg.com.au

email info@evg.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 69

feAture

documentAries


crude *

science & Technology, environmenT

& conservaTion

digiTal BeTacam / 90 min

Prod co aBC Science Unit

exec Prod Sonya Pemberton

Producer richard Smith

direcTor richard Smith

WriTer richard Smith

CrUDe - the incredible journey

of oil. Where does it come from?

When will it run out? Where is

it driving us? This extraordinary

documentary travels through

time: from the birth of oil

deep in the dinosaur-inhabited

past, to its ascendancy as the

indispensable ingredient of

modern life. Now, as we crest

the peak of production, CrUDe

reveals a disturbing irony:

the latest scientific evidence

suggests that our headlong rush

to exploit the remaining reserves

will lead us down a dangerous

road to the future. a road the

planet has travelled before...

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

70 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

end oF The rainBoW

aUSTralia/FraNCe CO-PrODUCTiON

environmenT & conservaTion,

laBour, indusTry & commerce

digiTal BeTacam/hd / 83 min

Prod co looking Glass Pictures

Pty ltd, Trans europe Film

Producer Mitzi Goldman, Jean-

Pierre Gibrat, Michel Zwecker

direcTor rob Nugent

WriTer rachel Sanderson

eND OF THe raiNBOW is an

elegiac portrait of the changes

brought by the arrival of an

industrial gold mine in a remote

region of West africa, and a

testament to the universal

human desire for a better life.

sales conTacT

Doc & Co

France

Phone +33-14277 5687

Fax +33-14277 3656

email cristina.moya@doc-co.com

The eTerniTy man *

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian,

culTures - ausTralian

hd / 65 min

Prod co essential Viewing,

illuminations

Producer rosemary Blight,

John Wyver

direcTor Julien Temple

WriTer Julien Temple

The story of arthur Stace, THe

eTerNiTY MaN, runs like a song

line through 20th century Sydney

history. Spanning four decades,

arthur Stace’s nocturnal mission

to chalk his timeless message

on the city streets somehow

captured its changing soul and to

this day his journey remains its

quintessential urban legend.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au


ForBidden lie$

culTures - inTernaTional, Women,

eThnic grouPs & immigraTion

35mm / 107 min

Prod co liberty Productions

Pty ltd

exec Prod antonio Zeccola

Producer anna Broinowski,

Sally regan

direcTor anna Broinowski

WriTer anna Broinowski

in July 2004, Norma Khouri,

best-selling author of Forbidden

love, was exposed as a fake.

She’d won fame and fortune as

a Jordanian virgin with a fatwah

on her head for her campaign

against honour killings. But she

was really Norma Bagain, an

alleged Chicago con artist on the

run from the FBi for $1 million

of fraud. Spinning murder, greed

and literary scandal into a web

that entangles us all, FOrBiDDeN

lie$ is a real-life thriller for our

time.

www.forbiddenlies.com.au

sales conTacT

Becker entertainment

australia

Phone +61-2 9438 3377

Fax +61-2 9439 1827

WeB www.beckerentertainment.

com.au

email info@beckers.com.au

feAture documentAries

gloBal hayWire

hisTory & PoliTics - inTernaTional,

animaTion

digiTal BeTacam / 80 min

Prod co Bruce Petty Films

exec Prod Susan MacKinnon

Producer Claude Gonzalez

direcTor Bruce Petty

a documentary fable threading

live action and animation

together in a tale of how east

and West have reached the

present crisis point. it is a look

at why the world is divided into

two opposing forces.

sales conTacT

Bruce Petty Films

australia

moBile +61-410 622 616

email claudegonzalez@bigpond.

com.au

hoPe *

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian,

eThnic grouPs & immigraTion, social

issues & communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 117 min

Prod co Flying Carpet Films Pty

ltd, Gecko Films Pty ltd

Producer Steve Thomas, Sue

Brooks

direcTor Steve Thomas

amal Basry watched ‘Titanic’ at

a cinema in Baghdad the night

before she fled iraq. eighteen

months later, the people

smuggling boat she was on sank

between indonesia and australia.

Three-hundred and fifty people

drowned. amal survived by

clinging to the floating body of

a dead woman for 22 hours.

Now she fights to make sure the

SieV X disaster is not forgotten,

to reunite her family and “find

what it was i lost in the ocean”...

sales conTacT

Flying Carpet Films Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-3 9685 9018

Fax +61-3 9685 9001

moBile +61-425 748 552

email flyingcarpet@pacific.net.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 71

feAture

documentAries


in PhanTasmagoria:

The aWaKening *

environmenT & conservaTion,

religion, science & Technology

dv/mini dv / 89 min

Prod co Volage Films

Producer Dennis D Foote

direcTor DD Hayes

WriTer DD Hayes

in a world of growing instability

and chaos, many of earth’s

inhabitants are rapidly

awakening to the very real

threat of planetary destruction,

caused by global warming. as

many of us struggle to find

answers to the world’s ills, there

are some of earth’s inhabitants

who have found solace beyond

this world. Many claim to have

met beings from other worlds,

some benevolent, who have

assisted and imparted to them

some profound and often

disturbing knowledge concerning

the critical condition of our

world. it is a highly thought

provoking documentary feature

film presenting their experiences

and knowledge gained through

these bizarre events.

sales conTacT

Voalage Films

australia

Phone +61-3 90163391

WeB www.volagefilms.com

email volagefilms@yahoo.com.au

in The comPany oF

acTors *

PerForming arTs

digiTal BeTacam / 75 min

Prod co Shark island

Productions Pty ltd

Producer ian Darling

direcTor ian Darling

72 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

From a rehearsal room in Sydney

through to opening night in

New York, a company of actors

reveals the magic and struggle of

creating theatre.

www.inthecompanyofactors.com

sales conTacT

Films Transit international

Canada

Phone +1-514 844 3358

Fax +1-514 844 7298

WeB www.filmstransit.com

email info@filmstransit.com

aBC Commercial

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 3314

Fax +61-2 8333 3169

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

JacK The riPPer -

ProFiling a demon *

hisTory & PoliTics - inTernaTional,

Women

dv/mini dv / 76 min

Prod co Pisces all Media

exec Prod Greg Smith

Producer Jonathan Nolan

direcTor Jonathan Nolan

WriTer Jonathan Nolan

JaCK THe riPPer - PrOFiliNG a

DeMON looks at all the known

suspects and all the known

likely victims to return to some

well-trodden paths and disabuse

the audience of some strange

notions popular culture has tried

to plant in them.

sales conTacT

Greg Smith

australia

Phone +61-2 6296 7609

moBile +61-406 678 890

WeB www.piscesallmedia.com

email greg@piscesallmedia.com


KalauPaPa heaven *

culTures - inTernaTional, healTh,

environmenT & conservaTion

digiTal BeTacam / 90 min

Prod co Go Patterson Films Pty

ltd, illumination Films Pty ltd

Producer Mark Patterson

direcTor Paul Cox

KalaUPaPa HeaVeN is a featurelength

documentary which tells

the story of 32 amazing people

who live in the settlement of

Kalaupapa on the island of

Molokai in Hawaii. The 32 were

sent there as children who’d

contracted Hanson’s disease.

it’s an uplifting tale of survival,

forgiveness and their fight to

preserve this piece of paradise

in the pacific.

sales conTacT

Go Patterson Films Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-8 8211 6232

email mark@gopattersonfilms.

com

feAture documentAries

maKing aJ *

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian,

Film & media, social issues & communiTy

WelFare

dv/mini dv/vhs/dvd / 120 min

Prod co iconoclast Productions

Producer adam Todd, Suzanne

Todd

direcTor adam Todd

WriTer angela Hernandez,

adam Todd, Suzanne Todd

The true story about a family

who turn a tragic event in

their lives into two feature

films and a feature-length

exposing documentary. From

the unexpected resignation of

the Minister and the Director

General in 2002 only days

before the first film is released,

to the unexpected police raid in

2003 on the production office

during the shooting scenes set

in a Government Office. You’ve

seen Making Venus, now see

the Government efforts to stop

MaKiNG aJ!

sales conTacT

Todd Corporation Pty limited

australia

moBile +61-433 804 177

email adam@iconoclast.inoz.com

masK oF decePTion *

culTures - inTernaTional, healTh,

social issues & communiTy

WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 96 min

Prod co White light

Productions

exec Prod Philip rainford, Gail

Blundell

Producer Philip rainford, Gail

Blundell

direcTor Philip rainford, Gail

Blundell

WriTer Philip rainford, Gail

Blundell

The food we are eating is

killing us. life threatening and

disabling diseases are on the

rise all over the world and

one underlying cause appears

to be the lack of quality of

the food and its cocktail of

chemicals. Who should be

held responsible? individuals,

business or government? are

governments negligent in their

duty of care when they allow

corporate greed to override

public health? explores the link

between food and health and

legal issues of responsibility.

sales conTacT

White light Productions

australia

Phone +61-3 9431 5573

moBile +61-422 076 463

WeB www.maskofdeception.com

email philip.lifeplan@bigpond.

com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 73

feAture

documentAries


maWson - liFe and

deaTh in anTarcTica *

sPorTs & recreaTions, culTures -

ausTralian, Travel & advenTure

hd / 102 min

Prod co Orana Films Pty ltd,

Film australia

exec Prod alex West

Producer richard Dennison

direcTor Malcolm McDonald

WriTer Malcolm McDonald

The Douglas Mawson antarctic

expedition of 1912 is considered

one of the most amazing feats of

endurance of all time.

sales conTacT

Film australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9413 8777

Fax +61-2 9416 9401

WeB www.filmaust.com.au

email sales@filmaust.com.au

74 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

nighT

culTures - ausTralian

35mm / 82 min

Prod co Circe Films Pty ltd

Producer lizzette atkins,

lawrence Johnston

direcTor lawrence Johnston

WriTer lawrence Johnston

NiGHT is a cinematic feature

documentary that explores the

universal nature of night and

how we experience it. NiGHT

captures the mystery, mood and

magic of the night and weaves

these images into a lush and

dramatic symphonic score. Voices

from all walks of life tell stories

of their ‘affair’ with the night

- the pleasure and the pain,

reality and fantasy, at work and

at leisure, past and present - and

shows how the darkness of the

night affects us all.

sales conTacT

Becker international UK

United Kingdom

Phone +44-771 717 6092

WeB www.beckerentertainment.

com.au

email ianc@beckers.com.au

a norThern ToWn *

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian,

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia

hdv / 75 min

Prod co Pony Films Pty ltd

Producer Dylan Blowen

direcTor rachel landers

WriTer rachcel landers

a NOrTHerN TOWN is set in a

radical, indigenous owned and

operated aged care facility in

an infamous country town. it is

a powerful film about parallel

racial history and our shared

humanity. (52 minute version

also available.)

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au


achel: a PerFecT liFe *

healTh

digiTal BeTacam / 90 min

Prod co f-reel pty ltd

Producer Fiona Cochrane

direcTor Fiona Cochrane

rachel is a single mother and a

very resilient young woman who

has faced many problems in her

life. Now she wants brain surgery

to rid her of the epilepsy that is

ruling her life. This observational

documentary follows her through

the assessment process for this

surgery and the subsequent

brain surgery, with many dramas

along the way.

sales conTacT

f-reel pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-3 9510 1880

Fax +61-3 9529 1079

moBile +61-402 474 472

email f_reel@optusnet.com.au

feAture documentAries

run, raBBiT, run *

culTures - ausTralian, environmenT

& conservaTion, hisTory &

PoliTics - ausTralian

dv/mini dv / 131 min

Prod co Boban entertainment

Services Pty ltd

Producer Bob ellis, anne

Brooksbank

direcTor Bob ellis, Jack ellis

WriTer Bob ellis

in 2006 the labor Party

historian Bob ellis followed

his close friend Mike rann,

Premier of South australia,

though an election campaign

he could have lost by 91

changed votes, and the rock

concerts, horse races, television

debates and UFO sightings

that accompanied his run,

unveiling with unprecedented

intimacy his backroom cunning,

impelled ambition, childhood

traumas, failed marriage and

politics, climaxing in his second

marriage.

sales conTacT

Boban entertainment Services

Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9974 4527

Fax +61-2 9974 1570

email anne.brooksbank@ihug.

com.au

schoolscaPes *

culTures - inTernaTional, educa-

Tion, Film & media

BeTacam/digiTal BeTacam/dvd/

hd / 77 min

Prod co Fieldwork Productions

exec Prod David MacDougall

Producer David MacDougall

direcTor David MacDougall

inspired by the cinema of

lumiere and the ideas of the

20th century indian thinker

Krishnamurti, David MacDougall

explores in this film a famous

progressive school in South india,

the rishi Valley School. This is a

film dedicated to the simple act

of looking, in which each scene is

a single shot.

sales conTacT

rai Video Sales

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 387 0455

Fax +44-207 383 4235

WeB www.therai.org.uk/film/

video_sales.html

email film@therai.org.uk

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 75

feAture

documentAries


The siege *

hisTory & PoliTics - inTernaTional

digiTal BeTacam/dvd /80 min

Prod co Olsen levy Productions

Pty ltd

exec Prod Christine Olsen

Producer Curtis levy, Christine

Olsen

direcTor Bentley Dean, elise

West

The story of Nestor and Nancy,

revolutionaries in Peru separated

under the leadership of dictator

President Fujimori, and the siege

of the Japanese ambassador’s

residence in 1997, led by Nestor.

(also available in 52 minute

version for television.)

sales conTacT

Olsen levy Productions Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9810 2138

Fax +61-2 9810 6926

moBile +61-414 627 712

email curtislevy@telpacific.

com.au

76 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

snoW Fun doWn under*

sPorTs & recreaTions, culTures -

ausTralian, Travel & advenTure

digiTal BeTacam/dvd /104 min

Prod co Norris Media

Productions

exec Prod Paul Norris

Producer Paul Norris

direcTor Paul Norris

WriTer Paul Norris

SNOW FUN DOWN UNDer is

a feature-length television

documentary which uses new

and archival footage and stills

to tell the story of the australian

snow experience. it features a

look at australia’s big five snow

resorts and includes interviews

with CeOs, staff and local

legends.

sales conTacT

Norris Media Productions

australia

Fax +61-3 9772 1582

moBile +61-409 641 044

email pjnorris@bigpond.net.au

TanaKa-san Will noT

do callisThenics *

culTures - inTernaTional, hisTory

& PoliTics - inTernaTional, social

issues & communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam/dvd / 75 min

Producer Maree Delofski, Mark

Gregory

direcTor Maree Delofski

WriTer Maree Delofski

Believing he was sacked unjustly

from his job as an engineer in a

big Japanese corporation, Tanaka

Tetsuro has protested outside the

company gate every morning

for twenty-five years. is he an

obsessive? Why does he do

this? after meeting him on the

internet the filmmakers travel

to Japan in time for the 25th

anniversary of his protest. They

discover that in a world that

places a premium on conformity,

Tanaka-san has found a way to

become himself.

sales conTacT

Maree Delofski

australia

Phone +61-409 300 388

moBile +61-409 300 388

email delofski@gmail.com


TemPle oF dreams *

social issues & communiTy

WelFare, eThnic grouPs & im-

migraTion, hisTory & PoliTics -

ausTralian

hd / 88 min

Prod co Jotz Productions Pty ltd

Producer Tom Zubrycki

direcTor Tom Zubrycki

WriTer Tom Zubrycki

Fadi rahman is one of a new

breed of young Muslim leaders

who are questioning the

older generation. Fadi, young,

charismatic and politically

ambitious, runs a youth centre/

gymnasium in Sydney’s west

in what was once a Masonic

temple. The centre struggles

in the face of council planning

regulations and funding

shortfalls. Fadi sets out to solve

all their problems with the help

of three determined but often

argumentative young women -

alyah, amna and Zouhour. This

is a story told from the inside

revealing Muslim australians in a

way that dispels stereotypes of a

vilified and victimised minority.

sales conTacT

Jotz Productions Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9569 9653

moBile +61-414 683 231

email tzub@ozemail.com.au

feAture documentAries

unliKely Travellers *

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy, social

issues & communiTy WelFare,

Travel & advenTure

digiTal BeTacam / 101 min

Prod co Boom-in-Shot

Productions

exec Prod John Hart

Producer Michael Noonan

direcTor Michael Noonan

WriTer Michael Noonan

UNliKelY TraVellerS is a

remarkable film about six people

who take a life-changing trip to

egypt. each with a challenging

intellectual disability, they

are real, raw and blunt - quite

unlike anyone you’ve seen

on screen before. They’ve got

more baggage than the average

tourist, but no less passion. Most

have never travelled before.

Many have never left home.

Their two-week trip will test

them against the elements,

their fears and obsessions and a

culture they know little about.

www.unlikelytravellers.com

sales conTacT

Boom-in-Shot Productions

australia

Phone +61-423 602 665

Fax +61-7 3138 8195

moBile +61-423 602 665

email michael@unlikelytravellers.

com

Whale dreamers *

culTures - inTernaTional, environmenT

& conservaTion, hisTory &

PoliTics - inTernaTional

35mm / 85 min

Prod co Youngheart

entertainment Pty ltd

exec Prod David Jowsey, Wayne

Young

Producer Kim Kindersley, Julian

lennon

direcTor Kim Kindersley

WriTer Kim Kindersley

This is a story of Dreaming and

interwoven Dreams that takes

us on a journey into a forgotten

magic that connects us all. The

wisdom of indigenous elders

warns of where humanity is

going, but reflects that we can

return from extinction’s edge.

People around the world are

waking up. For the first time on

film aboriginal Whale Calling

ceremonies are shared. WHale

DreaMerS is an invitation for

us to come back to the Fire...

the Dreaming...and the Natural

World.

sales conTacT

David Blake

United Kingdom

Phone +44-799 069 6884

Fax +44-799 069 6775

email dblake@yahoo.com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 77

feAture

documentAries


Words From The ciTy

culTures - ausTralian, PerForming

arTs, social issues & communiTy

WelFare

hd / 90 min

Prod co Film Camp Pty ltd

Producer Philippa Campey

direcTor Natasha Gadd, rhys

Graham

WriTer Natasha Gadd, rhys

Graham

WOrDS FrOM THe CiTY is a

feature-length documentary

exploring contemporary

australian hip hop through

intimate and candid observations

of some of the nation’s most

potent and compelling artists.

Focusing on several diverse

characters from around

australia, WOrDS FrOM THe

CiTY explores the social and

cultural compulsion of young

australians to embrace the

verbal battleground of hip hop to

express their personal, political

and creative voices.

sales conTacT

Film Camp Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-3 9419 0140

WeB www.filmcamp.com.au

email pip@filmcamp.com.au

78 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

feAture documentAries


The aBBey *

culTures - ausTralian, religion,

Women

digiTal BeTacam / 3 x 55 min

Prod co aBC TV Hobart, CSPB

Varcha Sidwell

exec Prod David Jowsey

series Producer Deborah

Boerne

Producer Varcha Sidwell

direcTor Varcha Sidwell

WriTer Varcha Sidwell

THe aBBeY puts monastic life

to the test in this extraordinary

series which follows five

australian women as they spend

33 days and nights living the

life of a Benedictine nun. Never

before has the outside world

entered the cloisters of The

abbey. Will the women cope

with the 4am wake-up calls

and the seven daily visits to the

church? Can they live by the

1,500 year-old rule of Silence,

Obedience and renunciation?

Will they each find what they are

searching for?

www.abc.net.au/theabbey

sales conTacT

aBC Commercial

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 3314

Fax +61-2 8333 3169

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

documentAry series

aBouT men *

culTures - ausTralian, healTh,

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy

digiTal BeTacam / 3 x 52 min

Prod co iris Pictures Pty ltd

exec Prod Jessica Douglas-Henry

Producer Jessica Douglas-Henry

direcTor ruth Cullen, Nicky

ruscoe

WriTer Jessica Douglas-Henry,

ruth Cullen

aBOUT MeN explores the major

life stages, transitions and

experiences of boys and men

living in australia. What does

it means to be a man in the

21st century? How does a boy

become a man? How does a

man define his masculinity?

What does he need to thrive

and survive, and what are the

obstacles in his way? Whatever

their origins, and wherever

they are on their journey, our

characters’ stories produce a

fascinating and intensely human

series.

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

alive and KicKing *

sPorTs & recreaTions

4 x 30 min

Prod co roar Film Pty ltd

Producer Kathryn Symmons,

Craig Dow Sainter

direcTor Stephen Thomas

WriTer Stephen Thomas

a four-part series that follows

five unique Tasmanian rural

communities as they face the

challenge of keeping australian

football alive and kicking.

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 79

documentAry

series


The arT liFe *

arTs & craFTs, educaTion,

culTures - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 3 x 26 min

Prod co Frank Haines Films

Producer Frank Haines

direcTor Brendan Fletcher

WriTer andrew Frost

Most art television made in

australia concentrates on

individual artists and their studio

practice, and while there have

been many fine examples of

this approach in recent years,

it has been decades since

anyone attempted to describe

the big picture of contemporary

australian art. THe arT liFe series

asks questions such as: how

does contemporary art fit into

australian culture at large? How

does it relate to the world? and

how do traditional art forms like

painting survive?

sales conTacT

Frank Haines Films

australia

Phone +61-2 9519 0309

Fax +61-2 9516 5060

email frapen@optusnet.com.au

80 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

ausTralian BiograPhy

culTures - ausTralian, hisTory &

PoliTics - ausTralian, social issues

& communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 70 x 26 min

Prod co Film australia

exec Prod Mark Hamlyn

Producer rod Freedman

direcTor rod Freedman

WriTer robin Hughes

The aUSTraliaN BiOGraPHY

series profiles some of the most

extraordinary australians of our

time.

sales conTacT

Film australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9413 8777

Fax +61-2 9416 9401

WeB www.filmaust.com.au

email sales@filmaust.com.au

ausTralian sTory

social issues & communiTy Wel-

Fare, culTures - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 494 x 26 min

Prod co aBC TV Brisbane

Producer Various

direcTor Various

aUSTraliaN STOrY is a

documentary-style program

produced as part of the aBC’s

current affairs output. The

program’s personal approach to

storytelling has been very well

received. Stories are ‘narrated’

by the subjects themselves.

There is an emphasis on regional

and rural australia and on the

positives of contemporary

australian life and australian

people.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au


Bondi rescue

educaTion

digiTal BeTacam / 26 x 28 min

Prod co Cordell Jigsaw

Productions

exec Prod Nick Murray, Michael

Cordell

Producer Ben Davies, rick

McPhee

BONDi reSCUe is a unique

observational series which

follows the whole of the elite

professional lifeguards who

patrol australia’s busiest beach.

sales conTacT

Cordell Jigsaw Productions

australia

Phone +61-2 9326 9922

Fax +61-2 9326 9277

WeB www.cordelljigsaw.com

email michael@cordelljigsaw.com

documentAry series

Border securiTy

TransPorT & communicaTions,

eThnic grouPs & immigraTion,

Travel & advenTure

digiTal BeTacam / 79 x 23.5 min

Prod co Seven Productions

exec Prod Dan Meenan

Producer Craig Graham,

Justine Ford, Tina Diaz, Patrick

Mcinerney

BOrDer SeCUriTY is a series

about the daily operations of the

australian Customs, immigration

and Quarantine services.

sales conTacT

Seven Network

australia

Phone +61-2 8777 7777

Fax +61-2 8777 7778

WeB www.sevencorporate.com.au

caPTain cooK -

oBsession and

discovery *

aUSTralia/CaNaDa CO-PrODUCTiON

hisTory & PoliTics - inTernaTional,

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian,

Travel & advenTure

hd / 4 x 53 min

Prod co Various

exec Prod Mark Hamlyn,

Stephen amezdroz, Pat Ferns,

John Barnett

Producer Tony Wright, andrew

Ferns

direcTor Wain Fimeri, Paul

rudd, Matthew Thomason

WriTer Wain Fimeri, Paul rudd,

Matthew Thomason

High adventure, triumph and

tragedy as we journey around

the world in the wake of one of

the greatest explorers of all time

- James Cook.

sales conTacT

Film australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9413 8777

Fax +61-2 9416 9401

WeB www.filmaust.com.au

email sales@filmaust.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 81

documentAry

series


carBon coPs *

environmenT & conservaTion,

science & Technology

digiTal BeTacam / 6 x 26 min

Prod co December Films Pty ltd

exec Prod Stephen amezdroz

Producer Tarni James, Tony

Wright

direcTor Sophie Meyrick, Sean

Cousins

CarBON COPS is a hybrid

series that blends science, the

environment and observational

documentary - tackling what we

can all practically do about global

warming. in each episode, the

Carbon Cops lead a household

through a step-by-step process

that demonstrates how their

current use of energy is

contributing to global warming,

and what changes they can

make to end their wasting ways.

sales conTacT

FremantleMedia australia

(Melbourne)

australia

Phone +61-3 9947 0211

Fax +61-3 9947 0200

WeB www.fremantlemedia.com

email fidsales@fremantlemedia.

com

82 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

choir oF hard KnocKs *

PerForming arTs, social issues &

communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 5 x 26.5 min

Prod co aBC Television

exec Prod alison Black

Producer Fiona Dalziel, Vanessa

Cole, Cameron Davies

direcTor Bruce Permezel

WriTer alan lindsay

Top tenor and singing teacher

Jonathon Welch has a passion

for the human voice. He wants

to take that passion and form

a new and unlikely choir, a

choir made up of Melbourne’s

homeless and disadvantaged

community. The television series,

CHOir OF HarD KNOCKS, is the

story of Jonathon and the choir’s

journey, from recruitment, to

first rehearsal, through to a gala

lunch performance in front of

almost two-thousand people

six months later at Melbourne

Town Hall.

www.abc.net.au/tv/hardknocks

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

choPPer rescue *

healTh, social issues & communiTy

WelFare, laBour, indusTry &

commerce

digiTal BeTacam /hd/ 4 x 26 min

Prod co Big island Pictures

exec Prod Mark Chapman, ruth

Berry

Producer Mark Chapman,

andrew Saw, Jan Cattoni

direcTor Jan Cattoni

WriTer Jan Cattoni

The Queensland emergency

service operates the busiest

helicopter rescue service in

australia. From three bases

covering the length and breadth

of Queensland, over rainforest,

ocean and vast outback, it

operates 24/7 providing a

staggering range of assistance to

people in need. The series will

follow the rescue chopper crew

on their day-to-day tasks, as

they brave dangerous conditions

to save lives.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au


crime & JusTice *

culTures - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 11 x 30 min

Prod co Nine Network

Melbourne

exec Prod Craig Graham

Observational documentary

series about the Victorian Police

and the Victorian magistrates

court: the full circle of justice.

sales conTacT

Craig Graham

australia

Phone +61-2 9906 9999

crgraham@nine.com.au

documentAry series

doWnunder grads

educaTion, culTures -

inTernaTional

BeTacam/hd / 4 x 26 min

Prod co Big island Pictures,

Film australia

exec Prod Penny robins

Producer Mark Chapman

direcTor Phoebe Hart, randall

Wood, Suzanne Howard

WriTer Suzanne Howard,

Phoebe Hart

it’s the start of the semester at

one of australia’s top universities

and 37,000 students are about to

embark on their studies.

sales conTacT

Film australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9413 8777

Fax +61-2 9416 9401

WeB www.filmaust.com.au

email sales@filmaust.com.au

eco house challenge *

environmenT & conservaTion

digiTal BeTacam /6 x 25 min

Prod co Prospero Productions

exec Prod Julia redwood, ed

Punchard

Producer Julia redwood, ed

Punchard

direcTor russell Vines

Two families, four environmental

hotspots, one eco Coach and a

guy in charge of the challenge.

if they can pass the eco House

Challenge and help save the

planet so can we.

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 83

documentAry

series


Family FooTsTePs

culTures - ausTralian, culTures -

inTernaTional

digiTal BeTacam / 8 x 55 min

Prod co December Films Pty ltd

exec Prod Miranda Dear,

amanda Higgs

Producer Tony Wright

direcTor Sean Cousins, Kay

Pavlou, Peter Duncan

WriTer Sean Cousins, Kay

Pavlou, Peter Temple

FaMilY FOOTSTePS is an

immersive documentary series

which provides a ‘sliding doors’

experience for australians to

live the life they might have

lived, had their parents or

grandparents not immigrated to

australia.

sales conTacT

aBC Commercial

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 3314

Fax +61-2 8333 3169

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

Food saFari

culTures - ausTralian

84 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

digiTal BeTacam / 13 x 25 min

Prod co Kismet Productions

Producer Maeve O’Meara,

Toufic Charabati

During this new 13-part series

Maeve O’Meara takes you on a

journey within your very own

kitchen and makes the exotic

familiar. Maeve meets an array

of incredible restaurateurs and

inspiring home cooks as they talk

us through their cuisines while

making some mouth-watering

dishes. each episode is dedicated

to a specific cuisine, arming you

with the easy and secret tips to

creating exotic dishes in your

own kitchen.

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

The Force: Behind The

line *

social issues & communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam/dv/mini dv / 13

x 30 min

Prod co aTN Channel 7

exec Prod Dan Meenan

series Producer Geraldine

Orrock

Producer Tim Noonan, Jamie

rule, richard Huudleston

THe FOrCe follows men and

women of the Police Force in

their day to day working life

as they risk their own lives to

reduce crime and make the

community safer.

sales conTacT

Seven Network

australia

Phone +61-2 8777 7777

Fax +61-2 8777 7778

WeB www.sevencorporate.com.au


From here To

maTerniTy *

healTh, children, Women

digiTal BeTacam / 10 x 25.5 min

Prod co Screentime Pty ltd,

Foxtel Pty limited

exec Prod Karen Willing

Producer lesley Scarff

FrOM Here TO MaTerNiTY

takes an honest, inside look at

what it’s like to have a baby.

in this second series we dispel

the myths and explore the

challenges as we follow 12

couples through the last stages

of pregnancy...childbirth...and life

at home with a new baby.

sales conTacT

Screentime Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9439 4911

Fax +61-2 9439 4922

moBile +61-413 745 045

WeB www.screentime.com.au

email mail@screentime.com.au

documentAry series

The glamour game

culTures - ausTralian, Women

digiTal BeTacam / 2 x 60 min

Prod co Fury Productions Pty

ltd

Producer Veronica Fury

direcTor Susan lambert, aviva

Ziegler

WriTer Susan lambert, aviva

Ziegler

This two-part series explores

the dazzling history of the

Miss australia Quest and the

emergence of australia’s vibrant

fashion industry. THe GlaMOUr

GaMe reveals how australia has

moved from its colonial past to

a strong and distinctive national

identity. The series uses neverbefore-seen

archival footage,

intimate stories from those who

were there and follows young

hopefuls competing for a coveted

place in today’s beauty pageants

and fashion world.

sales conTacT

Fury Productions Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-7 3847 1101

Fax +61-7 3847 1436

moBile +61-409 274 649

WeB www.furyproductions.com

email veronica@furyproductions.

com

greaTesT ausTralian

alBums *

PerForming arTs

digiTal BeTacam / 8 x 52 min

Prod co Mushroom Pictures

Pty ltd

exec Prod Martin Fabinyi,

Michael Gudinski

Producer Toby Creswell,

Danielle Kelly

direcTor larry Meltzer

WriTer Toby Creswell

GreaT aUSTraliaN alBUMS

is a documentary series that

celebrates and examines those

iconic australian albums that

have had significant popular and

critical acclaim throughout the

world.

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 85

documentAry

series


halal maTe *

eThnic grouPs & immigraTion,

religion, social issues & commu-

niTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 4 x 25 min

Prod co rebel Films Pty ltd

exec Prod Jennifer Crone, SBS

series direcTor David Batty

Producer Jeni McMahon

direcTor David Batty, Claudia

rowe

WriTer David Batty, Claudia

rowe

Where meat pies, rap music and

footy go halal. Four insightful

stories about australian-made

Muslims.

www.rebelfilms.com.au/films/

halal/index.html

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

86 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

hidden Treasures

arTs & craFTs, culTures - ausTral-

ian, hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 25 x 5 min

Prod co Film australia, early

Works Pty ltd

exec Prod anna Grieve

Producer John Hughes, Betty

Churcher

direcTor John Hughes

WriTer Betty Churcher

Betty Churcher presents an

insider’s guide to the ‘hidden art

treasures’ of the National library

of australia.

sales conTacT

Film australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9413 8777

Fax +61-2 9416 9401

WeB www.filmaust.com.au

email sales@filmaust.com.au

indonesia, a

rePorTer’s Journey *

hisTory & PoliTics - inTernaTional,

culTures - inTernaTional

digiTal BeTacam / 3 x 60 min

Prod co essential Viewing

exec Prod Chris Hilton

Producer lesley Holden, Chris

Hilton

direcTor Hugh Piper, Chris

Hilton, Deborah richards

WriTer Deborah richards, Hugh

Piper, lesley Holden

iNDONeSia, a rePOrTer”S

JOUrNeY follows Mike Carlton on

a journey to explore the history

of the relationship between

australia and indonesia.

sales conTacT

essential Viewing

australia

Phone +61-2 9517 9899

Fax +61-2 9517 9871

WeB www.evg.com.au

email info@evg.com.au


insPiring Teachers *

laBour, indusTry & commerce,

social issues & communiTy Wel-

Fare, educaTion

digiTal BeTacam / 4 x 26 min

Prod co red ithaka Productions

Producer Michaela Perske

direcTor rebecca Barry

WriTer Michaela Perske,

rebecca Barry

Teachers are the unsung heroes

of our community. Many people

can remember at least one

teacher who inspired them

during their formative years -

someone who played a pivotal

role in their lives.

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

documentAry series

is your house Killing

you? *

healTh

digiTal BeTacam / 7 x 30 min

Prod co essential Viewing

exec Prod Chris Hilton

Producer Sonja armstrong

direcTor Daniella Ortega, roger

Power, Jennifer lyons-reid

iS YOUr HOUSe KilliNG YOU? is

a groundbreaking, on the pulse,

scientific makeover programme.

australian families will be invited

to take up the challenge of

‘detoxing’ their homes. From

inner-city apartments to country

fibros, our expert team swarms,

probes and strips back a diverse

range of homes with their

armoury of diagnostic gadgets,

sleuthing and collecting samples,

which they take back to the lab

for CSi-style investigation.

sales conTacT

essential Viewing

australia

Phone +61-2 9517 9899

Fax +61-2 9517 9871

WeB www.evg.com.au

email info@evg.com.au

liFe aT 3 *

science & Technology, children

digiTal BeTacam / 2 x 55 min

Prod co Film australia, Heiress

Films

exec Prod Penny robins

Producer Jennifer Cummins

direcTor Catherine Marciniak

WriTer Catherine Marciniak

The young australians we met

and loved in life at 1 are now

three years old. We’ve watched

them learn to walk and now they

can speak for themselves. in life

at 3 we see how the dreams

and hopes of their parents stack

up and how the latest science is

helping to predict and interpret

their development. as we

witness the minutiae of their

lives we reveal what it takes

to give a child the best chance

at life.

sales conTacT

Film australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9413 8777

Fax +61-2 9416 9401

WeB www.filmaust.com.au

email sales@filmaust.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 87

documentAry

series


lonely PlaneT BluelisT

ausTralia *

Travel & advenTure

digiTal BeTacam / 4 x 25 min

Prod co lonely Planet

Television

exec Prod laurence Billiet,

Peter Beilby

Producer Tony Jackson

direcTor Guy Mansfield, Simon

Target, Trevor Holcomb, Tony

Jackson

WriTer rachael antony, Hugh

Ballantyne, Tony Jackson

We asked australians to

share with us the best travel

experiences this country has

to offer and the results were

revealed in the lONelY PlaNeT

BlUeliST aUSTralia TV series.

The TV show features some

of australia’s most unique

travel experiences road tested

by prominent australian

personalities as well as the best

travel videos submitted by the

audience.

sales conTacT

lonely Planet Television

australia

Phone +61-3 8379 8000

Fax +61-3 8379 8111

WeB www.lonelyplanet.tv

email info@lonelyplanet.tv

88 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

love’s harvesT *

culTures - ausTralian, environmenT

& conservaTion, laBour,

indusTry & commerce

digiTal BeTacam / 4 x 25 min

Prod co rebel Films Pty ltd

exec Prod Jennifer Crone

Producer Jeni McMahon

direcTor Brian McKenzie

WriTer Brian McKenzie

lOVe’S HarVeST is a series of four

beautiful and intimate stories

about organic farmers. each

episode portrays the experiences

of couples and families toiling

hard for their beliefs in organic

goodness and the love and life

it provides.

sales conTacT

rebel Films Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-3 9388 2788

Fax +61-3 9388 2910

moBile +61-438 446 589

WeB www.rebelfilms.com.au

email jen@rebelfilms.com.au

maKing BaBies *

culTures - ausTralian, relaTionshiPs

& sexualiTy, social issues &

communiTy WelFare

hd / 2 x 52 min

Prod co red ithaka Productions

series direcTor rebecca Barry

Producer Michaela Perske

direcTor Madeleine Hetherton

WriTer Michaela Perske,

Madeleine Hetherton, rebecca

Barry

reproductive technology is

changing the way we have

families. With more people

opting for known donors, what

impact will it have on the way

we think about the traditional

nuclear family?

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au


medicine Woman *

aUSTralia/CaNaDa CO-PrODUCTiON

healTh, Travel & advenTure, cul-

Tures - inTernaTional

hd / 13 x 24 min

Prod co Visionquest

entertainment, 4 Square

Productions ltd

exec Prod ian Bates

Producer Norman Wilkinson

direcTor Shirley Cheechoo

WriTer Sammy ringer, rachel

Knudsen

a young doctor’s quest across six

continents to learn the wellness

secrets of the world’s indigenous

cultures before they are lost for

all time. She carries with her a

list of ailments that affect her

people - and an intense desire

to find natural remedies to treat

them.

sales conTacT

Parthenon entertainment ltd

United Kingdom

Phone +44-019 2328 6886

Fax +44-019 2328 6866

WeB www.

parthenonentertainment.com

email info@

parthenonentertainment.com

documentAry series

missing Persons uniT

culTures - ausTralian, social

issues & communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 23 x 60 min

Prod co Freehand Productions

Pty ltd

exec Prod ivo Burum, Peter

abbott

MiSSiNG PerSONS UNiT explores

the emotionally charged world

of the New South Wales Missing

Persons Unit (MPU). Unfolding

over months of dramatic filming,

our cameras record the realtime

detective work of the

MPU as they search for missing

people. in each episode, this

unique insight into the MPU

and its field plays out against

the intimate pleas for help

from the devastated families of

missing people. (Series One also

available, 11 x 30 minute.)

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

sales@sstar.com.au email

museum oF The World *

aUSTralia/FraNCe CO-PrODUCTiON

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia,

arTs & craFTs, culTures - inTernaTional

digiTal BeTacam / 2 x 52 min

Prod co essential Viewing, Tetra

Media Co

Producer Chris Hilton

direcTor Julie Nimmo, Michel

Viotte

WriTer Michel Viotte, amy

Frasca

in June 2006 in Paris, French

President Jacque Chirac opened

the world’s first museum to

acknowledge the inherent

artistic value of indigenous art.

australian aboriginal artists and

curators have travelled to Paris to

collaborate in the design of the

museum.

sales conTacT

essential Viewing

australia

Phone +61-2 9517 9899

Fax +61-2 9517 9871

WeB www.evg.com.au

email info@evg.com.au

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 89

documentAry

series


myThBusTers

science & Technology, educaTion,

children

digiTal BeTacam / 81 x 50 min

Prod co Beyond Productions

exec Prod John luscombe

series Producer Dan Tapster

is there an infallible cure for

seasickness? Can you stop a gun

blast by putting your finger in

the barrel? and can someone

really become a human rocket

propelled only by a soft drink

bottle? adam and Jamie continue

to put urban legends to the test.

sales conTacT

Beyond Films UK

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 323 3444

Fax +44-207 580 6479

email munia_kanna-konsek@

beyond.com.au

90 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

neil Perry’s high

sTeaKs *

culTures - ausTralian, Travel & advenTure,

culTures - inTernaTional

digiTal BeTacam / 3 x 25 min

Prod co essential Viewing

exec Prod Chris Hilton

Producer Sonja armstrong

direcTor ruth Cullen

WriTer Susan McMillan

Neil Perry is australia’s most

successful chef. a born and bred

Sydney-sider, Neil is at a stage in

his career when most chefs think

about slowing down, but he is

doing no such thing. instead he

is about to raise the stakes and

launch his biggest restaurant in

the heart of Melbourne.

sales conTacT

rDF international

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 013 4260

Fax +44-207 013 4401

WeB www.rdfinternational.com

email sales@rdfinternational.com

noT QuiTe arT *

arTs & craFTs, educaTion, culTures

- ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 3 x 26 min

Prod co Frank Haines Films

Producer Frank Haines

direcTor Brendan Fletcher

WriTer Marcus Westbury,

Brendan Fletcher

What is art? Marcus Westbury

examines the practice, the

structures that support it and the

environments that create art -

whatever that is.

sales conTacT

Frank Haines Films

australia

Phone +61-2 9519 0309

Fax +61-2 9516 5060

email frapen@optusnet.com.au


The PassionaTe

aPPrenTice *

arTs & craFTs, culTures - inTer-

naTional, laBour, indusTry &

commerce

digiTal BeTacam / 3 x 25 min

Prod co edward Street Films

Pty ltd

Producer lynda House

direcTor roger Scholes

an inspired knifemaker,

beekeeper and baker pass on

their passions to their young

apprentices. Filmed in the

Huon Valley of Tasmania, the

story is set within a wild mix of

migrant cultures, focusing on

apprenticeships that are created

without government assistance,

simply for the joy of passing on

passionately valued skills.

sales conTacT

edward Street Films Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-3 6227 8014

Fax +61-3 6227 8041

email rscholes@netspace.net.au

documentAry series

The Prime minisTers’

naTional Treasures *

laBour, indusTry & commerce,

indigenous PeoPle - ausTralia,

hisTory & PoliTics - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 10 x 5 min

Prod co Film australia

exec Prod Penny robins

Producer Paul rudd, Perry

Stapleton

direcTor Matthew Thomason

WriTer Paul rudd, Matthew

Thomason

award-winning cartoonist and

yarn spinner Warren Brown

reveals the emotional lives

of australian Prime Ministers

through ten objects they used

every day or even adored.

sales conTacT

Film australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9413 8777

Fax +61-2 9416 9401

WeB www.filmaust.com.au

email sales@filmaust.com.au

The PuB WiTh one Beer

*

culTures - ausTralian, Travel &

advenTure

digiTal BeTacam / 10 x 26.5 min

Prod co Detour Productions

Pty ltd

exec Prod elia eliades, John

reddin

series Producer andrea dal

Bosco

Producer angelo Giakoumatos,

Tanith Carroll, lorna Marty,

Juanita Moller

WriTer andrea dal Bosco

THe PUB WiTH ONe Beer is a story

of a historic country pub which

sells only one beer brewed

on the premises, an eccentric

landlord about to retire and two

young whipper-snappers from

the city who plan to turn this

pub around with a bank loan of

$4.5 million. is this the birth of

australia’s next brewing empire

or the biggest mistake the boys

have ever made?

sales conTacT

Fremantle Media UK

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 691 6000

Fax +44-207 691 6060

WeB www.fremantlemedia.com

email fidsales@fremantlemedia.

com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 91

documentAry

series


eal ToP guns *

culTures - ausTralian, War

digiTal BeTacam/hd / 6 x 25 min

Prod co Quail Television Pty ltd

exec Prod Gregory Quail

Producer Gregory Quail

direcTor Gregory Quail

WriTer Gregory Quail

Behind the scenes with

australia’s military fighter

pilots. 6 x 30 min series for SBS

australia.

www.quailtv.tv

sales conTacT

Verve entertainment international

australia

Phone +61-2 8353 2571

Fax +61-2 8353 2466

moBile +61-419 680 593

WeB www.verveentertainment.

com

email info@verveentertainment.

com

92 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

The royal Flying

docTor service oF

ausTralia *

healTh

digiTal BeTacam / 10 x 23 min

Prod co Granada Productions

exec Prod Julie Hanna

Producer Various

direcTor Julie Hanna

WriTer Julie Hanna, richard

Stomps, allyson Griffiths

rFDS is an observational

documentary series which

follows the daily working

lives of the ‘real’ heroes of

the outback - the men and

women of the rFDS. Based in

the rugged outback town of

Broken Hill, the series stretches

across the vast expanse of the

outback, following the medical

emergencies with poignancy and

humour.

sales conTacT

Granada Media international

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 491 1441

Fax +44-207 493 7677

WeB www.int.granadamedia.com

email int.info@granadamedia.

com

rPa

healTh, social issues & communiTy

WelFare

digiTal BeTacam / 138 x 30 min

Prod co Nine Network

Producer Various

rPa takes viewers on a journey

with everyday australians who

encounter a diverse range of

medical conditions. The medical

reality series displays the

dedication of doctors, nurses,

specialists and the remarkable

stories of their patients.

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

email sales@sstar.com.au


Pa - Where are They

noW? *

healTh

digiTal BeTacam / 8 x 23.5 min

Prod co TCN 9 Sydney

exec Prod Penny robinson

Producer Karen Warner, Nicola

O’Callaghan, Justin Sturzaker

direcTor Nicola O’Callaghan,

Justin Sturzaker

WriTer Karen Warner

revisiting the most memorable

patients who featured on the

rPa documentary series which

follows a variety of cases at

Sydney’s royal Prince alfred

Hospital.

sales conTacT

Southern Star international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-2 9202 8555

Fax +61-2 9956 6918

WeB www.southernstargroup.com

email sales@sstar.com.au

saving BaBies *

children, social issues & communiTy

WelFare

digiTal BeTacam/hd / 16 x 25 min

Prod co Quail Television Pty ltd

exec Prod Gregory Quail

Producer Gregory Quail

direcTor Gregory Quail, Susie

Jones, Nicky ruscoe, Mary

O’Malley

WriTer Gregory Quail

incredible stories of survival

from the Neonatal intensive Care

Unit where every day the job is

saving babies.

www.quailtv.tv

documentAry series

sales conTacT

Verve entertainment international

australia

Phone +61-2 8353 2571

Fax +61-2 8353 2466

moBile +61-419 680 593

WeB www.verveentertainment.

com

email info@verveentertainment.

com

saving Kids *

children, healTh, social issues &

communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam/hd / 8 x 25 min

Prod co Quail Television Pty ltd

exec Prod Gregory Quail

Producer Marc radomsky,

Madge Szoeke

direcTor Gregory Quail, Marc

radomsky

WriTer Gregory Quail, Madge

Szoeke

emotional stories of love, hope

and medical wonder from

Sydney Children’s Hospital.

www.quailtv.tv

sales conTacT

Verve entertainment international

australia

Phone +61-2 8353 2571

Fax +61-2 8353 2466

moBile +61-419 680 593

WeB www.verveentertainment.

com

email info@verveentertainment.

com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 93

documentAry

series


sexual liFe oF us *

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy

2 x 52 min

Prod co iguana Films Pty ltd

exec Prod Paul roy

Producer Jennifer ainge,

Gregory Stitt

direcTor Jennifer ainge

a groundbreaking and

disarmingly honest documentary

about the sexual habits of 21st

century australians.

sales conTacT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9430 3235

Fax +61-2 9430 2882

WeB www.sbs.com.au/

contentsales

email fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

shorT & sWeeT *

PerForming arTs

digiTal BeTacam / 5 x 30 min

Prod co active TV

exec Prod Michael McKay

series Producer Kylie

Washington-Brook

94 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

Short and Sweet is the biggest

short play festival in the world.

The series showcases emerging

talent from around the world

combining unique backstage

access, the full plays and

commentary from australian

celebrities.

sales conTacT

active TV

australia

Phone +61-3 9676 2355

email kylie@activetv.com.au

shorT sTories *

social issues & communiTy

WelFare, culTures - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam / 4 x 26 min

Prod co Stu & Duff Pty ltd

exec Prod Tom Zubrycki

Producer Stuart McCarney,

Matt Duffy

direcTor Stuart McCarney, Matt

Duffy

WriTer Stuart McCarney, Matt

Duffy

Meet four extraordinary

characters living with the

challenge of being short

statured: amanda is a

determined young woman who

wants to have a baby in the

face of devastating odds; rosa

has to choose between the man

she loves and raising her child

the way she wants to; ammie

is from a broken home and is

struggling to understand the

meaning of family; Nathan is

short statured, his brother is of

normal size, but both are forced

to re-examine their relationship

following the sudden death of

their parents.

sales conTacT

Beyond Distribution

australia

Phone +61-2 9437 2000

Fax +61-2 9437 2017

WeB www.beyond.com.au

email distribution@beyond.

com.au


singles cluB

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy, culTures

- ausTralian,

digiTal BeTacam / 5 x 26 min

Prod co abracadabra Films

Producer luigi acquisto, Stella

Zammataro

direcTor luigi acquisto

WriTer luigi acquisto

SiNGleS ClUB takes us into

the world of Melbourne’s

oldest singles club, Phoenix

lifestyles, and tells the story

of a number of its members in

order to understand why more

australians are single than ever

before.

sales conTacT

electric Sky ltd

United Kingdom

Phone +44-127 322 4240

Fax +44-127 322 4250

WeB www.electricsky.com

email info@electricsky.com

documentAry series

souTh side sTory *

sPorTs & recreaTions

digiTal BeTacam/hd / 6 x 30 min

Prod co Beyond entertainment

ltd 2007

exec Prod David alrich

Producer Jonathon

Summerhayes, Macario De

Souza

WriTer David alrich

What happens when actor

russell Crowe teams with

millionaire Peter Holmes a Court

to buy the South Sydney rugby

league team? Can the once

mighty team, nicknamed ‘The

rabbitohs’, be remade into the

Pride of the league?

www.southsidestory.com.au

sales conTacT

Beyond entertainment ltd 2007

australia

Phone +61-2 9437 2000

Fax +61-2 9437 2001

email david_alrich@beyond.

com.au

sTressBusTers *

social issues & communiTy

digiTal BeTacam/hd / 4 x 30 min

Prod co artemis international

Pty ltd, Serendipity

Productions Pty ltd

exec Prod Brian Beaton, Margie

Bryant

series direcTor russell Vines

Producer Brian Beaton

Dr Niki ellis is a world expert

on well being at work and

a leading troubleshooter in

workplaces with big problems.

in each programme she enters

a different workplace with a

specific problem and uses her

experience in medicine and

organisational health to discover

what has gone wrong and why.

sales conTacT

artemis international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-8 9228 2852

Fax +61-8 9228 4517

WeB www.artemisfilms.com

email brianb@artemisfilms.com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 95

documentAry

series


sTuFF

culTures - ausTralian

digiTal BeTacam/hd / 4 x 30 min

Prod co Princess Pictures Pty

ltd

exec Prod laura Waters

series Producer Georgina

McClements

Producer laura Waters, Wendy

Harmer

direcTor Ted emery

WriTer Wendy Harmer

This series is about ‘stuff’. Wendy

Harmer explores our attitudes

to the accumulation of material

possessions. STUFF investigates

our desire for objects and reveals

a thread that runs through all

of our lives...a deeply personal

relationship to our stuff.

sales conTacT

aBC Content Sales

australia

Phone +61-2 8333 1500

Fax +61-2 8333 3975

WeB www.abccontentsales.

com.au

email abc.contentsales@abc.

net.au

96 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

TaBoo *

culTures - inTernaTional

digiTal BeTacam / 13 x 60 min

Prod co Beyond Productions

exec Prod John luscombe, Ben

Ulm

TaBOO explores the extremes

of culture and the extreme

practices of subcultures around

the world. TaBOO examines why

some rituals are so important to

a country, a tribe or a group and

what makes those rituals taboo

for others. Shot in six continents.

sales conTacT

Beyond Films UK

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 323 3444

Fax +44-207 580 6479

email munia_kanna-konsek@

beyond.com.au

ToTally ausTralia

culTures - ausTralian, environ-

menT & conservaTion, science &

Technology

digiTal BeTacam / 88 x 45 min

Prod co Network Ten

exec Prod Cherrie Bottger

TOTallY aUSTralia is a

documentary series that

examines a diverse and

compelling range of topics and

situations. it provides an insight

into environmental, scientific,

political and social issues that

impact on all australians.

sales conTacT

Banana J Media

australia

Phone +61-3 9647 7200

Fax +61-3 9647 7299

WeB www.bananaj.com.au

email sales@bananaj.com.au


Travel oz *

Travel & advenTure, WildliFe &

naTural hisTory

digiTal BeTacam / 12 x 30 min

Prod co Grainger Television

australia

exec Prod Greg Grainger

Producer Greg Grainger

direcTor Jeff Grainger, Tim

Doyle

WriTer Greg Grainger, Tim

Doyle

The diversity of australia’s

culture, wildlife, landmarks and

celebrations are presented by

veteran producer Greg Grainger

and two hot new talents, the

Two Tims. Greg and the Two Tims

crisscross this amazing continent

highlighting cultural festivals,

stunning natural formations,

alluring travel routes, exciting

wildlife experiences while

revealing the true australian

spirit in cities and in the Outback.

sales conTacT

Grainger Television australia

australia

Phone +61-2 9449 6074

Fax +61-2 9488 7970

moBile +61-409 121 129

WeB www.graingertv.com

email graingertv@optushome.

com.au

The ulTimaTe donaTion*

culTures - ausTralian, social is-

sues & communiTy WelFare

digiTal BeTacam/hd / 2 x 52 min

Prod co Quail Television Pty ltd

exec Prod Gregory Quail

Producer Gregory Quail

direcTor Marc radomsky,

Gregory Quail

WriTer Gregory Quail

For the first time on australian

television, the complete and

extraordinary story of organ

donation.

www.quailtv.tv

documentAry series

sales conTacT

Verve entertainment international

australia

Phone +61-2 8353 2571

Fax +61-2 8353 2466

moBile +61-419 680 593

WeB www.verveentertainment.

com

email info@verveentertainment.

com

Ways oF WalKing

counTry *

culTures - ausTralian, environmenT

& conservaTion, Travel &

advenTure

dvd / 6 x 36 min

Producer Sean O’Brien

direcTor Sean O’Brien

WriTer Sean O’Brien

The expansive australian

landscape is crisscrossed with

trails that have been walked by

countless generations. even in

this age of mechanised transport

walking remains australia’s most

popular physical activity. Sean

O’Brien has spent many months

on foot journeys in the company

of five walkers. each has his

or her way of walking country.

They are an adventurer, a bush

walking pioneer, an indigenous

guide, a musician, an artist, and

an ecologist. These passionate

individuals show us how walking

continues to inspire and inform,

framing our understanding of the

land, and the dramatic changes

shaping our environment.

sales conTacT

Sean O’Brien

australia

Phone +61-2 9665 1179

Fax +61-2 9665 1179

email obrien.sean@bigpond.com

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 97

documentAry

series


Wedding sari

shoWdoWn *

relaTionshiPs & sexualiTy, reli-

gion, culTures - inTernaTional

digiTal BeTacam / 2 x 25 min

Prod co Circe Films Pty ltd

Producer lizzette atkins

direcTor Kylie Boltin

WriTer Kylie Boltin, David Tiley

Three years after they defied

their families by marrying

secretly in a Melbourne registry

office, Sikh-australian ramona

and her Marwari husband,

anurag, are expecting their

first child. a child who will

belong in two worlds. But while

ramona is prepared to welcome

her mother-in-law into her

Melbourne home prior to the

birth and to accept advice on all

things baby, there is a limit to

how far she will acquiesce and

relinquish power. That is, until

she gets to india...

sales conTacT

ronin Films

australia

Phone +61-2 6248 0851

Fax +61-2 6249 1640

WeB www.roninfilms.com.au

email orders@roninfilms.com.au

98 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

WhaT’s good For you

healTh

digiTal BeTacam / 37 x 60 min

Prod co Beyond Productions

exec Prod John luscombe, rob

Wallace

Producer Various

WriTer allyson Griffiths, richard

Pain, ian Watson

Should you really drink eight

glasses of water a day? are

automatic toothbrushes better

than manual? Does eating

chocolate really cause pimples?

regularly out-rating its primetime

competition, WHaT’S

GOOD FOr YOU is australia’s

latest television sensation, a

fun lifestyle series that uses its

hosts as guinea pigs to get to the

truth behind many of life’s little

mysteries.

sales conTacT

Beyond Films UK

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 323 3444

Fax +44-207 580 6479

email munia_kanna-konsek@

beyond.com.au

Who do you ThinK you

are? *

culTures - ausTralian, hisTory &

PoliTics - ausTralian

hd / 6 x 52 min

Prod co artemis international

Pty ltd

exec Prod Penny robins, Brian

Beaton, Margie Bryant

Producer Film australia,

artemis international Pty ltd

direcTor Various

WriTer Various

Well-known australians play

detective as they go in search

of their family history, revealing

secrets from the past. Taking

us to all corners of australia

and the globe are six stories of

individuals seeking to find the

definitive answer to where they

came from.

http://programs.sbs.com.au/

whodoyouthinkyouare

sales conTacT

artemis international Pty ltd

australia

Phone +61-8 9228 2852

Fax +61-8 9228 4517

WeB www.artemisfilms.com

email brianb@artemisfilms.com


WrecKs To riches

sPorTs & recreaTions, TransPorT &

communicaTions, laBour, indusTry

& commerce

digiTal BeTacam / 16 x 60 min

Prod co Beyond Productions

exec Prod John luscombe, Geoff

Fitzpatrick

Producer Tim Vincent

direcTor Tim Vincent

WriTer Mark Barlin

Barry White is a man dedicated

to transforming classic car

wrecks back to their former

glory. in each episode, Barry

White’s Speed Shop - with its

dysfunctional team of mechanics,

hangers-on and family members

- has just four weeks to find a

dilapidated classic car and turn

it into money. auction dud or

dream come true?

sales conTacT

Beyond Films UK

United Kingdom

Phone +44-207 323 3444

Fax +44-207 580 6479

email munia_kanna-konsek@

beyond.com.au

documentAry series

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 99

documentAry

series


AnimAtion

global haywire .............................................................71

Arts & crAfts

agnes abbott ................................................................36

The art life ....................................................................80

cheeky dog ...................................................................37

darling! The Pieter-dirk uys story ..............................51

hidden Treasures ..........................................................86

mso century ..................................................................40

museum of the World ..................................................89

not Quite art .................................................................90

The Passionate apprentice ..........................................91

sculpture by the sea: 10th anniversary .....................36

Walking dancing Belonging ........................................43

children

Building Foundations ...................................................36

The disposable ones ....................................................52

From here To maternity ...............................................85

hidden World of the Tropical Platypus .......................55

mythbusters ..................................................................90

a Place by the sea ........................................................41

saving Babies ................................................................93

saving Kids ....................................................................93

cultures - AustrAliAn

The abbey .....................................................................79

about men .....................................................................79

The art life ....................................................................80

australian Biography ...................................................80

australian story ............................................................80

australian to Kokoda: out of the office and into the

Jungle .............................................................................46

Beyond Beliefs ..............................................................47

Bra Boys .........................................................................69

Bridges ...........................................................................36

Burning daylight ...........................................................37

crikey! What an adventure .........................................50

crime & Justice ..............................................................83

The eternity man ..........................................................70

Family Footsteps ...........................................................84

Fat chance .....................................................................53

Fighting chance, a .......................................................38

Flour, sugar, Tea ............................................................39

Food safari .....................................................................84

The glamour game.......................................................85

The good The Bad and ugly ........................................39

guru greg ......................................................................54

hidden Treasures ..........................................................86

little Known Wonders of sydney harbour .................56

love’s harvest ...............................................................88

making Babies ..............................................................88

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mawson - life and death in antarctica ......................74

missing Persons unit ....................................................89

muslims in australia .....................................................58

my daddy the crocodile hunter ..................................58

neil Perry’s high steaks ...............................................99

night ..............................................................................74

not Quite art .................................................................90

The Pub With one Beer ................................................91

race for the Beach .......................................................60

rare chicken rescue ....................................................41

real Top guns ................................................................92

roller girls .....................................................................41

run, rabbit, run ...........................................................75

sacred ground ...............................................................61

sculpture by the sea: 10th anniversary .....................61

searching for michael Peterson ..................................42

seizure & synesthesia - The red Paintings World Tour

63

short stories ..................................................................94

singles club ..................................................................95

snow Fun down under .................................................76

The sounds of aus ........................................................64

stuff ...............................................................................96

survival school ..............................................................65

Totally australia ...........................................................96

Towing the line ............................................................42

The ultimate donation .................................................96

Ways of Walking country .............................................97

Who do you Think you are? .........................................98

Wings to Fly ...................................................................66

Words from the city .....................................................78

cultures - internAtionAl

across the Plateau ........................................................68

australian to Kokoda: out of the office and into the

Jungle .............................................................................46

Burma’s open road - an insight into myanmar .......77

The car That ate china .................................................23

The choir ........................................................................69

The disposable ones ....................................................52

downunder grads .........................................................83

The Fabulous Flagg sisters ...........................................52

Family Footsteps ...........................................................84

The Final sacrifice .........................................................53

Forbidden lie$ ..............................................................71

indonesia, a reporter’s Journey .................................86

Kalaupapa heaven .......................................................73

mask of deception ........................................................73

medicine Woman ..........................................................89

museum of the World ..................................................89

neil Perry’s high steaks ...............................................90

Papa Bilong chimbu .....................................................35


documentAry subject index

The Passionate apprentice ..........................................91

schoolscapes .................................................................75

snake island ..................................................................64

Taboo .............................................................................96

Tanaka-san Will not do callisthenics .........................76

Wedding sari showdown .............................................98

Whale dreamers ...........................................................77

educAtion

The art life ....................................................................80

Bondi rescue .................................................................81

Bridges ...........................................................................36

constructing australia: a Wire Through the heart ....49

constructing australia: Pipe dreams ..........................49

constructing australia: The Bridge .............................49

downunder grads .........................................................83

hidden World of the Tropical Platypus .......................55

inspiring Teachers .........................................................87

muslims in australia .....................................................58

mythbusters ..................................................................90

not Quite art .................................................................90

on Thin ice .....................................................................59

rare chicken rescue ....................................................41

schoolscapes .................................................................75

secrets of the crocodile ...............................................62

spitfire guardians .........................................................64

enVironment & conserVAtion

all That glitters .............................................................45

australia: land of Parrots ............................................46

The car That ate china .................................................48

carbon cops ...................................................................82

crikey! What an adventure .........................................50

crude ..............................................................................70

eco house challenge ....................................................83

end of the rainbow ......................................................70

Flight of the elephants .................................................54

a hard rain ...................................................................55

humpbacks - From Fire to ice ......................................55

Kalaupapa heaven .......................................................73

The last mahout ...........................................................56

love’s harvest ...............................................................88

my daddy the crocodile hunter ..................................58

on Thin ice .....................................................................59

a Place by the sea ........................................................41

run, rabbit, run ...........................................................75

sculpture by the sea: 10th anniversary .....................61

secrets of the crocodile ...............................................62

survival school ..............................................................65

Thunderheads ...............................................................66

Totally australia ...........................................................96

Ways of Walking country .............................................97

Whale dreamers ...........................................................77

ethnic groups & immigrAtion

ayen’s cooking class for african men ........................47

Beyond Beliefs ..............................................................47

Border security ............................................................81

Bridges ...........................................................................36

Burma’s open road - an insight into myanmar .......47

Fighting chance, a .......................................................38

Forbidden lie$ ..............................................................71

The good The Bad and ugly ........................................39

halal mate .....................................................................86

hope ...............................................................................71

The last mahout ...........................................................56

searching 4 sandeep ....................................................62

Temple of dreams ........................................................77

Ten Pound Poms ...........................................................65

Working With love .......................................................44

film & mediA

actingclassof1977.com.................................................45

The good The Bad and ugly ........................................39

making aJ ......................................................................73

The making of Kenny ...................................................57

Projecting the Body ......................................................60

schoolscapes .................................................................75

Tasmanian devil: The Fast and Furious life of errol

Flynn ..............................................................................65

urrpeye ..........................................................................42

heAlth

about men .....................................................................79

Building Foundations ...................................................36

cheeky dog ...................................................................37

chopper rescue ............................................................82

Fat chance .....................................................................53

From here To maternity ...............................................85

is your house Killing you? ............................................87

Kalaupapa heaven .......................................................73

mask of deception ........................................................73

medicine Woman ..........................................................89

over my dead Body (aka Body harvest)....................59

rachel: a Perfect life ...................................................75

rampant: how a city stopped a Plague ....................61

The royal Flying doctor service of australia .............92

rPa .................................................................................92

rPa - Where are They now?........................................93

saving Kids ....................................................................93

What’s good For you ....................................................98

Working With love .......................................................44

history & politics - AustrAliAn

australian Biography ...................................................80

captain cook - obsession and discovery ....................81

The catalpa rescue.......................................................48

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The chifleys of Busby street .......................................69

constructing australia: a Wire Through the heart ....49

constructing australia: Pipe dreams ..........................49

constructing australia: The Bridge .............................49

The eternity man ..........................................................70

The Fibros and the silvertails ......................................53

Flour, sugar, Tea ............................................................39

a hard rain ...................................................................55

hidden Treasures ..........................................................86

hope ...............................................................................71

lockout - australia’s most violent industrial conflict 5 7

making aJ ......................................................................73

a northern Town...........................................................74

The Prime ministers’ national Treasures....................91

rampant: how a city stopped a Plague ....................61

run, rabbit, run ...........................................................75

sacred ground ...............................................................61

search for the mystery Bomber ..................................62

spitfire guardians .........................................................64

Temple of dreams ........................................................77

Ten Pound Poms ...........................................................65

vote ‘yes’ for aborigines..............................................66

When colin met Joyce...................................................66

Who do you Think you are? .........................................98

Willaberta Jack ..............................................................48

history & politics - internAtionAl

Bomb harvest ...............................................................68

Burma’s open road - an insight into myanmar .......47

captain cook - obsession and discovery ....................81

The car That ate china .................................................48

The choir ........................................................................69

darling! The Pieter-dirk uys story ..............................51

From the dragon’s mouth ............................................54

global haywire .............................................................71

indonesia, a reporter’s Journey .................................86

Jack the ripper - Profiling a demon ...........................72

lockout - australia’s most violent industrial conflict 5 7

Papa Bilong chimbu .....................................................60

The siege .......................................................................76

Tanaka-san Will not do callisthenics .........................76

Tasmanian devil: The Fast and Furious life of errol

Flynn ..............................................................................65

Whale dreamers ...........................................................77

indigenous people - AustrAliA

agnes abbott ................................................................36

Burning daylight ...........................................................37

cheeky dog ...................................................................37

courting with Justice ....................................................37

dark science ..................................................................51

destiny in alice .............................................................38

Finding Place .................................................................38

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Flour, sugar, Tea ............................................................39

Footprints in the sand: The last of the nomads .......39

museum of the World ..................................................89

nigger lovers ................................................................40

a northern Town...........................................................74

The Prime ministers’ national Treasures....................91

sacred ground ...............................................................61

sister’s love, a .............................................................63

urrpeye ..........................................................................42

vote ‘yes’ for aborigines..............................................66

Walking dancing Belonging ........................................43

When colin met Joyce...................................................66

When the natives get restless ...................................43

Willaberta Jack ..............................................................43

lAbour, industry & commerce

all That glitters .............................................................45

Bomb harvest ...............................................................68

chopper rescue ............................................................82

constructing australia: a Wire Through the heart ....49

constructing australia: Pipe dreams ..........................49

constructing australia: The Bridge .............................49

end of the rainbow ......................................................70

a hard rain ...................................................................55

inspiring Teachers .........................................................87

lockout - australia’s most violent industrial conflict 5 7

love’s harvest ...............................................................88

The Passionate apprentice ..........................................91

The Prime ministers’ national Treasures....................91

Wrecks to riches ...........................................................99

performing Arts

4 .....................................................................................68

actingclassof1977.com.................................................45

Burning daylight ...........................................................37

choir of hard Knocks ....................................................82

The choir ........................................................................69

The Fabulous Flagg sisters ...........................................52

greatest australian albums .........................................85

in the company of actors ............................................72

Projecting the Body ......................................................60

seizure & synesthesia - The red Paintings World Tour

63

short & sweet ...............................................................94

Tasmanian devil: The Fast and Furious life of errol

Flynn ..............................................................................65

Words from the city .....................................................78

relAtionships & sexuAlity

2 mums and a dad .......................................................45

about men .....................................................................79

death of a chook ..........................................................51

desperately Keeping sheila ........................................52

destiny in alice .............................................................38

Fat chance .....................................................................53


documentAry subject index

lunch with madame murat .........................................57

making Babies ..............................................................88

maverick mother ...........................................................58

one of The lucky ones ................................................40

Projecting the Body ......................................................66

roller girls .....................................................................41

searching 4 sandeep ....................................................62

sexual life of us ...........................................................94

singles club ..................................................................95

unlikely Travellers ........................................................77

Wedding sari showdown .............................................98

When colin met Joyce...................................................66

Wings to Fly ...................................................................66

religion

The abbey .....................................................................79

Beyond Beliefs ..............................................................47

The Final sacrifice .........................................................53

halal mate .....................................................................86

muslims in australia .....................................................58

Papa Bilong chimbu .....................................................35

Wedding sari showdown .............................................98

Wings to Fly ...................................................................66

science & technology

carbon cops ...................................................................82

crude ..............................................................................70

humpbacks - From Fire to ice ......................................55

mythbusters ..................................................................90

over my dead Body (aka Body harvest)....................59

Thunderheads ...............................................................66

Totally australia ...........................................................96

sociAl issues & community WelfAre

2 mums and a dad .......................................................45

australian Biography ...................................................80

australian story ............................................................80

ayen’s cooking class for african men ........................47

Bomb harvest ...............................................................68

Bra Boys .........................................................................69

Building Foundations ...................................................36

choir of hard Knocks ....................................................82

chopper rescue ............................................................82

courting with Justice ....................................................37

darling! The Pieter-dirk uys story ..............................51

The disposable ones ....................................................52

The Fibros and the silvertails ......................................53

Fighting chance, a .......................................................38

The Final sacrifice .........................................................53

Finding Place .................................................................38

Force, The: Behind the line .........................................84

halal mate .....................................................................86

hope ...............................................................................71

inspiring Teachers .........................................................87

lunch with madame murat .........................................57

making aJ ......................................................................73

making Babies ..............................................................88

mask of deception ........................................................73

maverick mother ...........................................................58

missing Persons unit ....................................................89

a Place by the sea ........................................................41

rampant: how a city stopped a Plague ....................61

rPa .................................................................................92

saving Babies ................................................................93

saving Kids ....................................................................94

short stories ..................................................................94

Tanaka-san Will not do callisthenics .........................76

Temple of dreams ........................................................77

The ultimate donation .................................................96

unlikely Travellers ........................................................77

Words from the city .....................................................78

Working With love .......................................................44

sports & recreAtions

across the Plateau ........................................................68

alive and Kicking ..........................................................79

australian to Kokoda: out of the office and into the

Jungle .............................................................................46

Bra Boys .........................................................................69

The Fibros and the silvertails ......................................53

guru greg ......................................................................54

mawson - life and death in antarctica ......................74

roller girls .....................................................................41

searching for michael Peterson ..................................42

snow Fun down under .................................................76

south side story............................................................95

Wrecks to riches ...........................................................99

trAnsport & communicAtions

Border security ............................................................81

Towing the line ............................................................42

Wrecks to riches ...........................................................99

trAVel & AdVenture

across the Plateau ........................................................68

Border security ............................................................81

captain cook - obsession and discovery ....................81

lonely Planet Bluelist australia ..................................88

mawson - life and death in antarctica ......................74

medicine Woman ..........................................................89

neil Perry’s high steaks ...............................................90

ocean’s deadliest .........................................................59

The Pub With one Beer ................................................91

seven days with seven dogs ......................................63

snow Fun down under .................................................76

survival school ..............................................................65

Travel oz ........................................................................96

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unlikely Travellers ........................................................77

Ways of Walking country .............................................97

WAr

Karasevdah: srebrenica Blues .....................................56

real Top guns ................................................................92

spitfire guardians .........................................................64

Wildlife & nAturAl history

australia: land of Parrots ............................................46

australia’s Terrifying Top 20 ........................................46

crikey! What an adventure .........................................50

crocodile island .............................................................50

Flight of the elephants .................................................54

hidden World of the Tropical Platypus .......................55

humpbacks - From Fire to ice ......................................55

The last mahout ...........................................................56

my daddy the crocodile hunter ..................................58

ocean’s deadliest .........................................................59

on Thin ice .....................................................................59

rare chicken rescue ....................................................41

secrets of the crocodile ...............................................62

seven days with seven dogs ......................................63

snake island ..................................................................64

Thunderheads ...............................................................66

Travel oz ........................................................................96

Women

2 mums and a dad .......................................................45

The abbey .....................................................................79

ayen’s cooking class for african men ........................47

destiny in alice .............................................................38

Forbidden lie$ ..............................................................71

From here To maternity ...............................................85

The glamour game.......................................................85

Jack the ripper - Profiling a demon ...........................72

lunch with madame murat .........................................57

maverick mother ...........................................................58

one of The lucky ones ................................................40

searching 4 sandeep ....................................................62

Walking dancing Belonging ........................................43

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adventures of Bottle Top Bill and his best friend corky, The

Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial) ...........21

all saints Series/Serials ................................................11

animalia Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial)

121

animated Kids Bible, The Children’s Programs (TV Drama:

Series/Serial) .................................................................21

as The Bell rings Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/

Serial) .............................................................................22

Bastard Boys Mini-Series ................................................8

Beach house, The Telemovie .........................................6

Bed of roses Mini-Series ................................................8

Bit of Black Business Series/Serials ............................11

Blue Water high Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Mini-Series)

22

canal road Mini-Series .................................................18

carla cametti Pd Series/Serials ...................................11

chandon Pictures Series/Serials ..................................12

circuit, The Mini-Series ...................................................9

city homicide Series/Serials ........................................12

comedy inc Series/Serials ............................................12

crooked Series/Serials ..................................................13

dangerous Series/Serials .............................................13

did you Know? Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial)

22

dive olly dive! Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial)

23

dogstar Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial) 2 3

double the Fist Series/Serials ......................................13

double Trouble Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/

Serial) .............................................................................23

east of everything Mini-Series .......................................9

east West 101 Mini-Series ..............................................9

elephant Princess, The Series/Serials .........................14

erky Perky Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial)

24

Fairies, The Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial)

24

Fango Fables Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial)

24

Farmkids Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial)

25

g2g Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial) ...25

gumnutz Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Telemovie) 2 5

h2o: Just add Water Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Mini-

Series) ............................................................................26

home and away Series/Serials ...................................14

i got a rocket Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial)

26

K9 Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial) ......26

Kath and Kim Series/Serials ........................................14

Kenny’s World Series/Serials .......................................15

Kick Series/Serials .........................................................15

King, The - The graham Kennedy story Telemovie .....6

librarians, The Mini-Series ...........................................10

life rules Series/Serials ...............................................15

tV drAmA title index

lost Treasure of Fiji, The Children’s Programs (TV Drama:

Mini-Series) ....................................................................27

love my Way Series/Serials ........................................16

marx and venus Series/Serials ....................................16

master raindrop Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/

Serial) .............................................................................27

mcleod’s daughters Series/Serials .............................16

murder in the outback Telemovie .................................6

neighbours Series/Serials ............................................17

new macdonald’s Farm Children’s Programs (TV Drama:

Series/Serial) .................................................................27

Package, The Series/Serials .........................................17

Pixel Pinkie Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Mini-Series)

28

Pizza Series/Serials .......................................................17

Pop Pups Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial)

28

raggs Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial) 28

rain shadow Mini-Series ..............................................10

rocK iT! Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial) 2 9

saddle club, The Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/

Serial) .............................................................................29

satisfaction Series/Serials ............................................18

scorched Telemovie ........................................................7

sea Patrol Mini-Series ...................................................10

sea Princesses Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial)

29

shapies, The Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial)

30

snake Tales Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Mini-Series)

30

spy shop Series/Serials ................................................18

staines down drains Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/

Serial) .............................................................................30

stormworld Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Mini-Series)

31

stupid stupid man Series/Serials ................................18

summer heights high Series/Serials ..........................19

Thank god you’re here Series/Serials.........................19

Time Trackers Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial)

31

Twentysomething Series/Serials .................................19

underbelly Series/Serials .............................................20

valentine’s day Telemovie .............................................7

very small Business Series/Serials ..............................20

Wormwood Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Mini-Series)

31

zigby Children’s Programs (TV Drama: Series/Serial) . 32

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2 mums and a dad ....................................................45

4 ................................................................................68

The abbey .................................................................79

about men .................................................................79

across the Plateau .....................................................68

actingclassof1977.com ..............................................45

agnes abbott.............................................................36

alive and Kicking .......................................................79

all That glitters ..........................................................45

The art life ................................................................80

australia: land of Parrots ..........................................46

australia’s Terrifying Top 20 .....................................46

australian Biography ................................................80

australian story .........................................................80

australian to Kokoda: out of the office and into the

Jungle ........................................................................46

ayen’s cooking class for african men .......................47

Beyond Beliefs ..........................................................47

Bomb harvest ............................................................68

Bondi rescue .............................................................81

Border security .........................................................81

Bra Boys.....................................................................69

Bridges ......................................................................36

Building Foundations ................................................36

Burma’s open road - an insight into myanmar .......47

Burning daylight .......................................................37

captain cook - obsession and discovery...................81

The car That ate china ..............................................48

carbon cops ...............................................................82

The catalpa rescue ...................................................48

cheeky dog ...............................................................37

The chifleys of Busby street .....................................69

choir of hard Knocks .................................................82

choir of hard Knocks opera house special ...............48

The choir....................................................................69

chopper rescue .........................................................82

constructing australia: a Wire Through the heart ....49

constructing australia: Pipe dreams .........................49

constructing australia: The Bridge ............................49

courting with Justice .................................................37

crater of life ..............................................................50

crikey! What an adventure .......................................50

crime & Justice ..........................................................83

crocodile island .........................................................50

crude .........................................................................70

dark science ..............................................................51

darling! The Pieter-dirk uys story .............................51

death of a chook .......................................................51

desperately Keeping sheila ......................................27

destiny in alice ..........................................................38

The disposable ones .................................................52

downunder grads ......................................................83

eco house challenge .................................................83

end of the rainbow ...................................................70

The eternity man .......................................................70

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The Fabulous Flagg sisters ........................................52

Family Footsteps........................................................84

Fat chance .................................................................53

The Fibros and the silvertails ....................................53

Fighting chance, a ...................................................38

The Final sacrifice ......................................................53

Finding Place .............................................................38

Flight of the elephants ..............................................54

Flour, sugar, Tea ........................................................39

Food safari .................................................................84

Footprints in the sand: The last of the nomads.......39

Forbidden lie$ ...........................................................71

Force, The: Behind the line .......................................84

From here To maternity ............................................85

From the dragon’s mouth .........................................54

The glamour game ...................................................85

global haywire ..........................................................71

The good The Bad and ugly ......................................39

greatest australian albums ......................................85

guru greg ..................................................................54

halal mate .................................................................86

a hard rain................................................................55

hidden Treasures .......................................................86

hidden World of the Tropical Platypus......................55

hope ..........................................................................71

humpbacks - From Fire to ice....................................55

in Phantasmagoria: The awakening .........................72

in the company of actors ..........................................72

indonesia, a reporter’s Journey................................86

inspiring Teachers .....................................................87

is your house Killing you? .........................................87

Jack the ripper - Profiling a demon .........................72

Kalaupapa heaven ....................................................73

Karasevdah: srebrenica Blues ...................................56

The last mahout ........................................................56

life at 3 .....................................................................87

little Known Wonders of sydney harbour ................56

lockout - australia’s most violent industrial conflict 57

lonely Planet Bluelist australia ................................88

love’s harvest ...........................................................88

lunch with madame murat .......................................57

making aJ ..................................................................73

making Babies ...........................................................88

The making of Kenny ................................................57

mask of deception.....................................................73

maverick mother .......................................................58

mawson - life and death in antarctica .....................74

medicine Woman ......................................................89

missing Persons unit .................................................89

mso century ..............................................................40

museum of the World................................................89

muslims in australia ..................................................58

my daddy the crocodile hunter ................................58

mythbusters...............................................................90

neil Perry’s high steaks ............................................90


nigger lovers ............................................................40

night ..........................................................................74

a northern Town .......................................................74

not Quite art .............................................................90

ocean’s deadliest ......................................................59

on Thin ice .................................................................59

one of The lucky ones ..............................................40

over my dead Body (aka Body harvest) ..................59

Papa Bilong chimbu ..................................................60

The Passionate apprentice ........................................91

a Place by the sea .....................................................41

The Prime ministers’ national Treasures ..................91

Projecting the Body...................................................60

The Pub With one Beer .............................................91

race for the Beach ....................................................60

rachel: a Perfect life ................................................75

rampant: how a city stopped a Plague ...................61

rare chicken rescue .................................................41

real Top guns ............................................................92

roller girls .................................................................41

The royal Flying doctor service of australia .............92

rPa ............................................................................92

rPa - Where are They now? .....................................93

run, rabbit, run .......................................................75

sacred ground ...........................................................61

saving Babies ............................................................93

saving Kids ................................................................93

schoolscapes .............................................................75

sculpture by the sea: 10th anniversary ...................61

search for the mystery Bomber ................................62

searching 4 sandeep .................................................62

searching for michael Peterson ................................42

secrets of the crocodile .............................................62

seizure & synesthesia - The red Paintings World Tour

63

seven days with seven dogs ....................................63

sexual life of us ........................................................94

short & sweet ............................................................94

short stories ..............................................................94

The siege ...................................................................76

singles club ..............................................................95

sister’s love, a .........................................................63

snake island ..............................................................64

snow Fun down under ..............................................76

The sounds of aus .....................................................64

south side story ........................................................95

spitfire guardians ......................................................64

stressbusters .............................................................95

stuff ...........................................................................96

survival school ..........................................................65

Taboo .........................................................................96

Tanaka-san Will not do callisthenics ........................76

Tasmanian devil: The Fast and Furious life of errol

Flynn ..........................................................................65

Temple of dreams .....................................................77

documentAry title index

Ten Pound Poms ........................................................65

Thunderheads ............................................................66

Totally australia ........................................................96

Towing the line .........................................................42

Travel oz ....................................................................96

The ultimate donation ..............................................96

unlikely Travellers .....................................................77

urrpeye ......................................................................42

vote ‘yes’ for aborigines ...........................................66

Walking dancing Belonging ......................................43

Ways of Walking country ..........................................97

Wedding sari showdown ..........................................98

Whale dreamers ........................................................77

What’s good For you .................................................98

When colin met Joyce ................................................66

When the natives get restless .................................43

Who do you Think you are? ......................................98

Willaberta Jack ..........................................................43

Wings to Fly ...............................................................66

Words from the city ..................................................78

Working With love ....................................................44

Wrecks to riches .......................................................99

MarCH 2008 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY 107

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108 aUSTraliaN TV DraMa & DOCUMeNTarY MarCH 2008

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