Apr 08, 2020 Last Updated 12:50 PM, Nov 9, 2018

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.

Smart St Documentaries

We've been making documentaries for fifty years.  Here's a sample of our past production and what we're working on now.   They're all available from our catalogue

 

 

 

 PANDEMONIUM

Chaos reigns as nightmares stalk the streets of Sydney.
Comic genius David Argue is Kales Leadingham the cosmic surveyor with a sixth sense and Amanda Dole is the beautiful dingo girl intent on finding out why her parents tried to sacrifice her at Ayers Rock.  Brought up by dingos she's back in Bondi and she's pissed off.  This is a sweet new digitization.

                                            

27A

SYNOPSIS: Based on a true story this award winning feature film is extraordinary for it's social awareness and the fact that it was one of the first feature films made at the rebirth of australian production in the early 70's. it is the story of bill donald, an alcoholic who is committed to a hospital for the criminally insane until he can prove his eligibility to be released. Bill Donald is a liar, a cheat, an alcoholic and a human being trapped in a bureaucratic nightmare.  At a time when farce and sex were all the go 27A brought gravitas to the Australian scene.  Inspired by the work of Ken Loach in the U.K. the film is rooted in a social realism that connected it to an international tide.  The films wone best film and best actor at the Austrlian Film Institute Awards.  Not bad for film makers aged in their eearly twenties.  Producer, Haydn Keenan is still the youngest winner of best film in the history of the awards.

 

Censorship Rating: M
Length: 87 Minutes
Country of Origin: Australia
Year of Production: 1974
Producer: Haydn Keenan
Director: Esben Storm
Performers: Robert Mcdarra, Bill Hunter & Richard Moir
Awards

Australian Film Institute Award - Best Feature Film. AFI Award - Best Actor, Robert Mcdarra.

Reviews: "27A is a quite remarkable film which will provoke and disturb anyone who sees it" - Andrew McKay Melb. Herald
"..one of the best features so far produced here, adorned with bitter and sometimes funny dialogue, rich characterizations,
a sense of place as distinct from an eagerness to exploit the picturesque and a storyline with some texture in it." -Sandra Hall, The Bulletin
"Puts to shame a good deal of the commercially available stuff we have seen so far." - Jack Clancy Nation Review
Subject area Independant feature film/ Social Welfare/ Psychology/Nursing
Photo Gallery  27A Photo Gallery

 
27A
SKU 27A
$25.00

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ARCHIVE SALES

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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

Zombies, Dandies, Winston Churchill, show biz scoundrels and aunt Mabel's millions.  

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   Of Monsters & Men  
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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