Jan 25, 2022 Last Updated 12:47 AM, Jan 4, 2022

Producers & Distributors of High Quality Australian Film and Television

We've got quality not quantity. We break the ice for others to follow.

On this site you will find details of our past film production, direct sales info, 

who we are, what we've got in development plus bits about our heros.

         NINGLA-A'NA  
                        Hungry For Our Land
      50th Anniversary
In a speech on January 26th, 1972, Prime Minister McMahon celebrated the English claim to Australia in 1788 and stated that Land Rights would never be granted to Aborigines. Later that night four Aboriginal men arrived in Canberra and stuck a beach umbrella into the lawn opposite Parliament House.

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So began the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the single most successful political action in the struggle for justice and landrights by Australians of colour.

Later this month celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of that momentous event will take place all round Australia.  Land Rights have been granted but the fight for justice continues with health, life expectancy, incaceration, housing all showing a huge gap between the standard of living for white Australians and first nations people.

NINGLA - A'NA is a unique social document, a legendary documentary film shot inside the embassy and up close to all the major players. No other film record gets as close to the struggle as this.  This 72 minute film is an extraordinary insight to the ongoing battle for justice and the action that ushered in a new and more radical generation of black activists.  Copies of the film here.

   Award Winning Spy Series
PERSONS OF INTEREST

With hours of extras including, ASIO surveillance films, out takes and extra interviews this Award winning series is fun for all the family.  Watch as Australia's senior intelligence service sets about finding Communist spies and ends up fighting dissent.  A salutary tale for any democracy. Pick up a DVD here.
                                                                                            

 

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For the last 45 years we've shot films all round the world on a wide variety of subjects. From sport to politics and art we have a unique library of moving and still images. We make these available to filmmakers and private individuals for use in other films or just to own personally.  In particular our extraordinary range of surveillance films and photographs are a unique resource.

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For HD movies or hand printed stills on acid free paper contact us: 
enquiries@smartstreetfilms.com.au 

In Development

Looted treasure, IRA terror, Dandies, Winston Churchill, Zombies, show biz scoundrels and aunt Mabel's millions.  

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LOOTED
We've got a wide ranging slate in development.READ MORE

Heroes

    Terry Southern
                      writer

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    The Hippest Guy On The Planet

Dr. Strangelove, Candy, Magic Christian, Easyrider you name it Terry Southern had a profound influence on American cinema and our understanding of the absurdity of life.

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