Under the CBR Screen Fund Round 10, four projects have been allocated $309,000.
Production investment goes to feature horror film “Sissy”, while development support has been approved for three projects.
“Sissy”, produced by Lisa Shaunessy and John De Margheriti, written and directed by Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes, is scheduled to shoot before the end of the year. In it, Sissy is stuck in a remote cabin on a hens’ weekend with her high school bully, the perfect scenario for revenge.
“Paranormal Blacktivity” is to be a TV series conceived by Indigenous Canberra comedians Benny Eggmolesse and Jacob Keed. In it, rival siblings must team up to investigate bloody murders and weird disappearances and super stuff they suspect are caused by ancient Aboriginal monsters.
“Little One”, a TV adaptation by Peter Papathanasiou of his memoir of the same title, shows how a family’s unity is challenged when a buried truth about an adoption is revealed. It will be directed by Peter Andrikidis.
Comedy film “Swing Set”, produced by Shannon Wilson-McClinton, Jonathan Page and Stephen Davis with direction by Louise Alston shows a middle-aged couple heading for a swinger’s party.
Under the Made in CBR (Covid support) Round 2, three projects, including a feature film adaptation by Joshua Koske of “The Grief Hole” by Canberra’s best-known horror fiction writer, Kaaron Warren, share $46,000.
As well, funds have been provided for two TV productions. “Cipher” from Naomi Telushkin and Chris Squadrito is a black comedy about the quest to unite an acting coach, an ASIO agent and a violent extremist in order to stop a devastating terrorist attack.
“Girl on the Moon” from Georgina Jenkins sees Aboriginal Australian girl Luna, the only child ever born on the moon, dreaming of travelling to Earth to connect with her unknown father and her culture.
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