Mar 25, 2017 Last Updated 2:32 AM, Mar 18, 2017

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.

DAVID STRATTON by ASIO

Coinciding with the release of the feature doco on film critic David Stratton here's an ASIO surveillance photo of David on his way to the Russian Embassy.  ASIO decided that those interested in screening films from China or Russia had to be fellow travellers with the Communist Party.  This still is taken from our award winning series PERSONS OF INTEREST.  Note what a dapper figure David cuts.  He always took pride in his appearanceSTRATTON

A Smart St. Taster 

Here's a sample of some of the films in our catalogue.  Do yourself a favour and buy one for that special, if a little strange, loved one.  Actually you're doing us a favour but we'll return it with the enjoyment you'll get from these unique films.


 

 

Persons Of Interest

SYNOPSIS: In each episode of this Award winning series a Person Of Interest is given their previously secret ASIO intellifence file, and asked to respond to the allegations it contains. The four Persons Of Interest are Roger Milliss, Michael Hyde, Gary Foley and Frank Hardy. For forty years the Australian Intelligence & Security Organistion (ASIO) hunted spies and subversives.  In the process it opened files on students, unionists, Aboriginal activists, and writers and as many as half a million other citizens.  Persons Of Interest shows how things really happened in this dirty war against dissent.  Using actual files, recently discovered secret surveillance film and photographs, these films are the personal stories of lives under the microscope of Government surveillance.  In light of the Snowden, NSA scandal and with ASIO possessing more power than ever - Persons Of Interest is a timely addition to the debate.   
                      

Censorship Rating:  PG
Length: 4 Episodes x 52 minutes.  This is a 4 disc set and includes extra ASIO surveillance films, out takes and interview with Director. 
Country of Origin: Australia
Year of Production: 2014
Producer: Gai Steele
Director: Haydn Keenan
Performers: Roger Milliss, Michael Hyde, Gary Foley, Frank Hardy
  Also Appearing: Allan Hardy Marieke Hardy, Hon. Michael Kirby, Robert Manne, David McKnight, Mark Aarons, Suse Milliss, Kerry Miller, Darce     Cassidy, Arthur Dent (formerly know as Albert Langer), Meredith Burgmann, Barrie Dexter and former ASIO Officers and agents.
Awards Winner; Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Documentary, Nominated for Walkley Award, Nominated for NSW Premier's History Prize
Subject area Australian History, Espionage, Politics, Aboriginal Activism, Cold War, Activities of the KGB
Reviews "This is a superb series, rich with raw materials and insight into the hidden corners of our history"  Sydney Morning Herald.
"An important additon to the cultural and political history of Australia." Walkley Award Citation.
"Persons Of Interest is a milestone in Australian documentary."  Beat Magazine.  
"This is the kind of fine grained study we need, Persons Of Interest ought not to be missed."  Prof Robert Mann Latrobe University.  
"This outstanding documentary explains how liberty requires strict controls be placed on Government.  Every Australian school child should be instructed in this story.  It is a great Australian parable..."  The Hon. Michael Kirby, retired justice of the High Court of Australia.
Further Research ASIO surveillance films, photographs, reviews, critical essays
Photo Gallery Persons Of Interest Photo Gallery

 

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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 

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Heroes

  John Cooper-Clarke

                 Poet

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John Cooper Clarke is one of our favourite poets.  His tight rhythms and sharp insights have outlived the punk scene in which he first emerged, opening for acts such as The Clash, Joy Division and Elvis Costello.  He's one of England's National Treasures.  The following interview with John appeared in the English magazine The Idler which gives a great insight into his thinking and how amphetamines saved western democracy.

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