Hail director forms production company Flood Projects

Amiel Courtin-Wilson

A Melbourne-based film director has formed a new production company with a team of directors, producers, composers, cinematographers and editors.

Amiel Courtin-Wilson, whose feature film Hail opened in limited release yesterday, has formed Flood Projects, a stable for directors with diverse skills, from cinema and visual art to performance-based projects, book publishing and album releases.

Joining Courtin-Wilson is Snowtown director Justin Kurzel and cinematographer Adam Arkapaw, who shot Snowtown, Animal Kingdom and Top of the Lake.

Also part of the team is Hail’s producer Michael Cody, director Amy Gebhardt, composer Oren Ambachi, editor Peter Sciberras and composer Steve Benwell.

Courtin-Wilson said of Flood Project’s aim: “Over the last several years we have witnessed the beginnings of a renaissance in Australian film and Flood Projects is a hugely exciting collection of artists whose primary aim is to seek out new forms and continue to push boundaries in Australian cinema.”

Hail had its world premiere at Venice International Film Festival last year and more recently won The Age Critics Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August.

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