/News 18.05.17


South Australia’s Adelaide Studios will house upcoming sci-fi thriller Mother with production scheduled for later this year. The project continues the Studio’s reputation for thriller projects since opening in 2011 with the production of award-winning The Babadook.

“Adelaide Studios are the perfect facility to host the 90% studio-based production where we know the creative team for Mother can deliver a truly unique world,” said SAFC CEO Annabelle Sheehan.


Based on an original concept by Australian director Grant Sputore and writer Michael Lloyd Green, the script was one of the most sought after on the 2016 Black List. A thought-provoking sci-fi thriller that brings a dark and electrifying edge to this unique mother-daughter story.


Grant Sputore, Director

Mother is being produced by The Penguin Empire’s Kelvin Munro and Southern Light Films’ Timothy White (Son of a Gun, Sleeping Beauty), and co-produced by Anna Vincent (Embrace).

Executive producers are Jean-Luc de Fanti (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee), Terry Dougas (Jane Got A Gun), and Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, whose film Good Time will screen In Competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The legendary WETA Workshop (Avatar, The Lord of The Rings) will be creating the titular robot.

Adelaide Studios


Adelaide Studios facilities operate as an integrated hub with sound stages, set construction studios, production offices and post-sound facilities all under one roof.


Located within five minutes of Adelaide’s CBD, 20 minutes from the international airport and a stone’s throw away from South Australia’s world-class post-production and visual effects businesses, Adelaide Studios offers an ideal working environment for screen projects. Credits include Hotel Mumbai, Wolf Creek (a Stan Original Series), ANZAC Girls, The Babadook.


Sarah Lancaster
Production Attraction and Development Executive
+61 8 8394 2024
[email protected]