Screen Australia’s Short Film Completion Fund recipients

Through its Short Film Completion Fund, Screen Australia has announced $133,000 in support for four short film productions.

Writer/director Alexandra Schepisi (One Night), also star of The Eye of the Storm and daughter to its director Fred Schepisi, will receive funding for her short Lois, produced by Rachel Higgins. The film stars Jacki Weaver.

Writer/director Sophie Miller (Half Windsor) has received finance for film Spine, starring Snowtown’s Lucas Pittaway, produced by Sheila Jayadex and executive produced by Prue Williams. Spine is the story of a paraplegic.

Also receiving financing is Strange Face, written and directed by Lynne Vincent McCarthy and produced by Samantha Jennings, exploring the world of a socially awkward girl who’s looking for a friend.

Writer/Director Scott Pickett’s The One who Broke Your Heart, also written by Luke Tierney, and produced by Bruce Dawson and Lawrence Lim examines a person revisiting a past relationship.

Martha Coleman, Screen Australia’s Head of Development said: “This year we had some really strong submissions for completion funding. Filmmakers are getting out there by whatever means they have and are creating some amazing work. We’re always excited at the discovery of new talent and these filmmakers have the potential to make a significant mark on our future industry.”

Producer: Rachel Higgins
Writer/Director: Alexandra Schepisi

Producers: Bruce Dawson, Lawrence Lim
Writer/Director: Scott Pickett
Writer: Luke Tierney

Producer: Sheila Jayadev
Executive Producer: Prue Williams
Writer/Director: Sophie Miller

Producer: Samantha Jennings
Writer/Director: Lynne Vincent McCarthy


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