Starring Eric Bana, Genevieve O’Reilly, Kier O’Donnell, John Polson, Miranda Tapsell
Based on the best selling novel of the same name by Jane Harper.
It hasn't rained in Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the farming community become unbearable when three members of the Hadler family are discovered shot to death on their property. The triple death case looks like an open & shut murder/suicide and is logged as such, until questions start being asked by a local cop with no real connection to the town he now works in, and a city cop with every connection to a death there twenty years before.
Directed by Robert Connolly
Produced by Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea
H IS FOR HAPPINESS
Feature Film; Cyan Films; The Koop, 2019
Starring Miriam Margolyes, Richard Roxburgh, Emma Booth, Daisy Axon, Wesley Patten.
A twelve year old girl with boundless optimism and a unique view of the world, is inspired by the strange new boy at school and sets out to mend her broken family - whatever it takes.
Starring Daniel Henshall, Toby Wallace, Gillian Jones, Genevieve Lemon, Max Cullen
The Film adaptation of Erik Jensen's award-winning biography of Adam Cullen is the story of the biographer and his subject, as it descends into a dependent and abusive relationship.
Directed by Thomas M. Wright
Produced by Jamie Houge, Virginia Kay, Liz Kearney, Thomas M. Wright
TV Series; Komixx Entertainment, 2019
Starring Kylah Day, Samuel Ireland, Melanie Wozniak, Charles Russell, Harry Popple.
15-year-old Itchingham (Itch) Lofte has an odd name and an extraordinary hobby – collecting all the elements in the periodic table. Itch is halfway to his goal when he comes across a lump of rock tentatively identified as element 126. Itch's new, mysterious bit of rock is warm to the touch and intensely radioactive. It has the power to save change or destroy the world Soon Itch finds himself pursued by evil corporation Greencorps, his malevolent teacher and a top-secret government agency, all looking to get their hands on this fiendish element. Itch knows that if it gets into the wrong hands, the whole world could be in danger. With only a couple of friends he can trust, Itch sets off on a desperate mission to keep 126 away from these dark forces and get it to the only person he thinks can help him - his Dad. But all the while, Greencorps are closing in... and the deadly rocks are slowly poisoning him. Itch... and the future of the planet... are running out of time.
Directed by Renee Webster and Nick Verso
Produced by Amanda Morrison, Tania Chambers, Melanie Halsall
TV Series; Valhalla Entertainment / NBC Universal, 2016
A decorated FBI agent’s wife disappears, leading him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists called “Hunters” who do not come from this world.
Produced by Gale Anne Hurd and Natalie Chaidez
WAKE IN FRIGHT
Mini-Series; Lingo Pictures, 2017
Starring Sean Keenan, David Wenham, Caren Pistorius, Gary Sweet, Alex Dimitriades, Robyn Malcolm, Lee Jones, Anna Samson, Hannah Frederiksen, Jada Alberts
John Grant is returning to Sydney after a year teaching at one-classroom school in the Outback. Shortly after hitting the road he collides with a kangaroo and finds himself marooned in a small mining town, awaiting repairs on his car. With little to do but drink beer, John is seduced into a raucous, illegal gambling game. After a short exhilarating winning streak he loses everything. This triggers a dangerous series of events that render John a broken and desperate man.
Directed by Kriv Stenders Produced by Helen Bowden and Kristian Moliere
NOWHERE BOYS SERIES 3
TV Series; Matchbox / NBC Universal, 2016-2017
Starring Kamil Ellis, Luca Sardelis, William McKenna, Jordie Race-Coldrey, Joe Klocek.
When tech-nerd and sci-fi fanatic Luke, arrives for his first day at Bremin High, all appears to be tiresomely ordinary, but what he doesn’t know is that school loner Ben has been awaiting his arrival to put together a new gang of Nowhere Boys. Three other Nowhere Boys have already been identified; 'bad boy' Heath, high achiever and soccer star, Nicco and musical theatre geek Jesse.
Coinciding with Luke's arrival, the people of Bremin start disappearing. Doubly peculiar is that, not only are they disappearing, but they're being wiped from everyone's memory and only the Nowhere Boys have noticed! Eventually Luke, Heath, Nicco and Jesse discover they are the last four people in the world. They find themselves thrust together in an eerily empty wasteland, forced to figure out how to save the town.
Created by Tony Ayers
Produced by Beth Frey
TV Series; Arenamedia, 2017
Starring Lisa McCune, John Howard, Vince Colosimo, Reece Milne, Gordon Churchill, Nelson Baker, Ben Knight, Tasia Zalar
Maki (Gordon Churchill), Zane (Nelson Baker) and Scottie (Ben Knight) are three Aussie Rules Football rookies who have been selected for the train-on squad for the newly formed The Warriors, the worst team in the league. Doc (Reece Milne) is the troubled team captain who is forced to live with them in a share house as punishment for his latest scandal. With the fortunes of the club precarious, the coach announces that only twenty-two players will make team for the first game of the year. Can the boys learn to live with each other and overcome their personal obstacles to survive the pre-season and make the final team?
Created by Robert Connolly and Tony Briggs
Produced by Robert Connolly, John Harvey and Liz Kearney
LOOKING FOR GRACE
Feature Film; Unicorn Films, Taylor Media, Gecko Films, 2015
Starring Odessa Young, Radha Mitchell, Richard Roxburgh, Myles Pollard, Tasma Walton, Terry Norri
When their teenaged daughter goes missing, a couple and an investigator search for her while keeping their own secrets and stories hidden.
Directed by Sue Brooks
Produced by Alison Tilson, Lizzette Atkins, Sue Taylor
TV Series; Matchbox / NBC Universal, 2016
Starring Elias Anton, Matt Nable, Ben Kindon, Rachel Griffiths, Tila Cobham-Hervey, Damon Gameau
Talented young swimmer Danny Kelly transfers to an exclusive Melbourne school on a swimming scholarship in pursuit of Olympic gold. Based on Christos Tsiolkas' novel, Barracuda is a moving story about obsession, desire, success and the terrifying risk of failure.
Directed by Robert Connolly
Produced by Tony Ayres and Amanda Higgs
Feature Film; Arenamedia, 2015
Starring Sam Worthington, Ed Oxenbould, Deborah Mailman, Ena Imai, Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke, Julian Dennison, Terry Norris, Peter Rowsthorn, David Wenham
An imaginative family film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.
Directed by Robert Connolly
Written by Robert Connolly and Steve Worland
Produced by Robert Connolly, Maggie Miles and Liz Kearney
THESE FINAL HOURS
Feature Film; 8th In Line, 2014
Starring Nathan Phillips, Angourie Rice, Jessica De Gouw, Daniel Henshall, Kathryn Beck and Sarah Snook
A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.
As Earth approaches a cataclysm that will be its end, a self-obsessed man heads for the party-to-end-all-parties, but he ends up saving the life of a little girl who is searching for her father.
Directed by Zak Hilditch
Produced by Liz Kearney
Mini-Series; Southern Star Entertainment / EndemolShine, 2015
Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Harry Greenwood, Sam Parsonson, Tom Budge, James Calls, Anthony Hayes, Matt Nable, Lachy Hulme
As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, Anzac troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. Although they fight heroically in a chaotic and confusing battle, the landing is ultimately a disaster. It will be the start of an eight-month stalemate where thousands will lose their lives.
Produced by Robert Connolly, Imogen Banks, John Edwards
Directed by Glendyn Ivin
TV Series; Matchbox / NBC Universal, 2013-2016
Starring Dougie Baldwin, Joel Lok, Rahart Adams, Matt Testro, Michala Banas, Kamil Ellis, William McKenna, Jordie Race-Coldrey, Joe Klocek, Luca Sardelis, Angourie Rice
Set in the fictional town of Bremin, "Nowhere Boys" focuses on four diverse teenagers as they are unwillingly grouped together for a orienteering excursion in the Remin Ranges at the outskirts of their hometown. After spending an awful night in the forest, the teens return home to find that they're stuck in a parallel world where their families and friends do not recognize them at all. The boys are forced to protect each other against otherworldly influences and to make their world right again.
Created by Tony Ayres
Produced by Beth Frey
Feature Film; Arenamedia, 2013
Starring Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh, Hugo Weaving
eventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people’s lives in a stunning portrait of a small coastal community. As characters face second thoughts and regret, relationships irretrievably alter, resolves are made or broken, and lives change direction forever. This watershed film reinterprets and re-imagines the work for the screen.
Produced by Robert Connolly and Maggie Miles
TV Series; Matchbox / NBC Universal, 2011
Starring Jonathan LaPaglia, Melissa George, Sophie Okonedo, Essie Davis, Alex Dimitriades, Lex Marinos, Diana Glenn, Anthony Hayes, Sophie Lowe, Blake Davis
Based on the novel by Christos Tsiolkas, this drama explores how a single event can cause significant repercussions for a group of family and friends. The event? A slap. Specifically, a man, Harry, slapping a 4-year-old boy, who is not his son, at the 40th birthday party of Harry's cousin, Hector. The incident infuriates the boys' parents, resulting in a trial where the story is told from the points of view of eight people. "The Slap," as the event comes to be known, greatly affects each character's life and, in turn, results in each character being "slapped" and forced to face truths about themselves.
Produced by Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden and Michael McMahon
Feature Film; Arenamedia, 2009
Starring Anthony LaPaglia, Oscar Isaac, Damon Gameau, Gyton Grantley, Nathan Phillips, Mark Leonard Winter, Thomas Wright, Bea Viegas
East Timor, 1975. As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic Jose Ramos-Horta to tell the story of his country and investigate the fate of the missing men. As East's determination to uncover the truth grows, the threat of invasion intensifies and an unlikely friendship develops between the last foreign correspondent in East Timor and the man who will become President.
BALIBO is a political thriller that tells the true story of crimes that have been covered up for over thirty years.
Directed by Robert Connolly. Written by Robert Connolly and David Williamson Produced by John Maynard and Rebecca Williamson
Feature Film; Baker Street, 2006
Starring Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Emily Blunt, Bud Tingwell, William McInnes, Georgie Parker, Terry Norris, Joanna Hunt-Prokhovnik
When objects start to go missing from her home, Sophie Hartley (Susan Sarandon) suspects that a stalker is responsible. Then she meets Mara (Emily Blunt), the new co-worker of her husband, Craig (Sam Neill), and after seeing her in a dress that was among the vanished items, Sophie believes that Mara is obsessed with her. Unfortunately, she takes her suspicions too far, which leads to legal ramifications and her husband becoming concerned for her well-being -- but also to a startling discovery.