12 April 2016
Victorian film, television and games projects are set to take over our screens with seventeen local projects sharing in $1.5 million from Film Victoria.
The latest round of Film Victoria investment funding will create 700 employment opportunities for the local screen sector and inject more than $13 million into the state economy.
Supported projects include:
- The Eulogy, a documentary feature about the life of Victorian musical prodigy Geoffrey Tozer;
- The Empyrean a feature-length drama by internationally acclaimed Victorian Director Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Hail, Bastardy).
- Bloom, the latest feature film by Victorian producer Bridget Callow Wright which follows the heart-warming story of a father and his teenage son rebuilding a family; and
- A new science-based television series from award-winning Producer Sonya Pemberton of Genepool productions.
The round has also invested in some exciting projects that are yet to
be publicly announced including an eight-part television drama series, a
documentary series set in Melbourne, a two-part children's special and
an online comedy series.
Seven new Victorian games are also in the mix including Blockpocalypse, the mobile game by Melbourne independent developer Dime Studios; and Paperbark, a game set in the Australian bush which was first conceived when its creators were in their graduating year at RMIT.
Two person studio Yak and Co. has received support for their next project, following the success of Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise. Released in October 2015, the game was one of Apple's 'Best of 2015' apps in Australia, Germany, France and the UK.
In addition to support for games development, Melbourne indie developer Pub Games has received funding to support marketing for its latest title, Rebound, due for release later this year.
For more info visit Film Victoria