Category Archives: Features

Waiting for the Miracle to Come

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Lian Lunson
Molly Mayeux, Lian Lunson, Wim Wenders, Bono
2015
86 minutes

An aspiring trapeze artist discovers a cryptic letter her recently deceased father once wrote directing her to a gold mine in a remote California desert. Upon arriving in a mysterious town, she finds herself at the gates of “The Beautiful Place,” a house occupied by retired vaudeville stars Jimmy and Dixie Riggs. As she gets to know the eccentric couple, she discovers her words were directing her to a reward far more valuable than gold.

To be released 2015 / 2016.

Gone Doggy Gone

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Kasi Brown & Brandon Walter
Rebecca Hu & Adriane Zaudke
2014
89 minutes

Gone Doggy Gone is a comedy about a couple stuck in a lackluster marriage who treat their dog like a baby. Working the grind in Los Angeles they leave little time for each other and what free time they have they spend doting on the dog… until it gets kidnapped!

Best Comedy – Edmonton & Fort Lauderdale; Best of the Fest – FirstGlance; Audience Choice – FirstGlance & Julien Dubuque; Best Narrative Feature – Offshoot Film Festival.

Ordinary Wonderlands

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Penny Vozniak
Karina Astrup
2014
94 minutes

Bridging reality and fantasy, four superheroes have lived double-lives as unlikely costumed saviours for the past 15-20 years. However, it’s a complex existence – forcing a choice between the life they’re expected to live and the one they’ve created. Can we become what we pretend to be? Filmed over 9 years, Ordinary Wonderlands is a 21st century fairytale about our quest for an authentic experience of life.

This documentary is due for release in 2015.

Despite The Gods

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Penny Vozniak
Karina Astrup
2012
82 minutes / 52 minutes

Jennifer Lynch is known for making bold, if not ill-fated, choices in her filmmaking career. But nothing could prepare her for the unmapped territory of Bollywood-Hollywood movie making, where chaos is the process and filmmaking doubles as a crash course in acceptance and self-realisation.

Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Toronto, Canada; Sydney International Film Festival, Australia; Dungog Film Festival, Australia; Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal, Canada; EIDF, Seoul, South Korea; Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Australia; Sydney Underground Film Festival, Australia; Split Film Festival, Croatia; Sitges Film Festival, Spain; Stockholm Film Festival, Sweden; Brisbane International Film Festival, Australia.

Finalist – Foxtel Australian Documentary Prize, Sydney Film Festival; Nominated – Best Documentary, Raindance Film Festival, London.

Cronulla Riots

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Cronulla Riots – The Day That Shocked The Nation

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Jaya Balendra
Sue Clothier, Northern Pictures
SBS
2013
65 minutes

In 2005 Australia experienced some of the worst racially motivated violence in its history in a normally quiet beachside suburb. Seven years have passed and we hear some of the unheard voices from inside the Cronulla Riots.

ASE (Australian Screen Editors) award for Best Editing in a Documentary Program. Walkley Award winner for Best Multimedia Storytelling. Walkley Award finalist for Best Documentary. AIMIA Award for Best Video.

Watch Cronulla Riots: The Day that Shocked the Nation on the SBS interactive website:
www.sbs.com.au/cronullariots