/News 19.07.18


We’re halfway through the year already, and what a fabulous array of projects we have so far had the pleasure of completing! Here are just some of the highlights and recent releases:

Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette

TV Special for Guesswork Television and Netflix.

The first Australian Netflix Original Comedy Special, Nanette is a stand-up set from Tasmania’s Hannah Gadsby, performed and filmed live at the Sydney Opera House.

Poignant and unflinching, the set grapples with issues such as mental health and homophobia, before turning on – and subverting – the comedic form itself.

The live show took home Best Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Barry Award for Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and Best Comedy Performer at the Helpmann Awards – before playing an extended run in both London and New York. Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, with The New Yorker describing the show as:

‘Uproariously funny as it is profoundly furious.”

Post Producer: Kurt Royan

Post Production Coordinator: Ela Furdas

Colourist: Fergus Hally

Online Editor: Alan Bennett

4K Deliverables: The Post Lounge

Premiered on Netflix on June 19, 2018.

Hannah Gadsby Nanette

The Second

Feature Film for Sense & Centsability, theatrical release and broadcast on Stan.

In Director Mairi Cameron’s debut feature film, the persona of a celebrated author is threatened when her best friend and muse reveals the dark secret behind her first novel’s provenance, igniting an incendiary tale of sex, lies and betrayal.

Post Producer: Kurt Royan

Post Production Coordinator: Mitchell Carr

Editor: Steve Cooper

Colourist: Olivier Fontenay

Assistant Colourist: Kali Bateman

VFX Supervisor: Steve Cooper

VFX: Phillip Radford, Jay McGuinness

Titles & Credits: Phillip Radford

Online & Mastering: Paul Kudell & Deb Betts

Premiered at The Gold Coast Film Festival, Cinema release on July 5, screening on Stan from July 20, 2018.

Brothers’ Nest

Feature Film for Jason Byrne Productions and Bison Films, distributed by Label Distribution.

A black comedy that puts a dark twist and a bit of slapstick on the tricky dynamics of family. Two brothers (Clayton Jacobson and Shane Jacobson) return to the family farm to claim their inheritance – by laying plans to pop off their stepfather, and make it look like suicide.

Post Producer: Kurt Royan

Post Production Coordinator: Ela Furdas

Colourist: Martin Greer

Conform Editor: Alan Bennett

VFX and Online Editor: Jamie Scott

Deliverables: The Post Lounge

World Premiere: South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) 2018

Australian Premiere: Gold Coast Film Festival 2018

Safe Harbour

Mini Series for Matchbox Pictures, Broadcast on SBS and NBCU.

Somewhere between Australia and Indonesia, five Australians holiday on a yacht, when they encounter a stranded asylum seeker vessel. Deciding to tow the boat to safety, they wake to find the rope that connects the two boats has been cut. Fast forward five years and the Australians and the asylum seekers meet again, while the unravelling of the question – who cut the rope? – tests each character and the relationships between them.

Post Producer: Kurt Royan

Post Production Coordinators: Mitchell Carr, Ela Furdas

Colourist: Olivier Fonteney

Online Editor: Jana Casanovas

Deliverables: Alan Bennett

World Premiere: Berlin International Film Festival 2018, streaming on SBS on Demand.


Documentary for No Thing Productions & Argus Productions, distributed by Monoduo Films

RocKabul chronicles Afghanistan’s first heavy metal band and the very real threats to this mode of expression – and, in turn, the band members’ very lives – in a country in turmoil. Australian Journalist and Filmmaker Travis Beard spent ten years in Afghanistan, recording parts of life hardly seen in the Western media. The resulting documentary offers rare insight into life on the fringes of Afghan society, and the coming of age of five young men striving for freedom and personal identity in the most unforgiving of circumstances.

Executive Post Producers: Steve Cooper and Kurt Royan

Post Producer: Ela Furdas

Colourist: Kali Bateman

Online Editor: Alan Bennett

Deliverables: The Post Lounge

Nominated for Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary.

World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival 2018

Australian Premiere: Sydney International Film Festival 2018