Aug 21, 2019 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.

News

Ningla - A'Na TV Broadcast

BY POPULAR DEMAND -  NINGLA-A'NA

This Friday, May 31, at 9.00 p.m. NITV the National Indigenous TV network will rescreen our landmark land rights documentary Ningla - A'Na.  It was first screened in January this year and public response was so strong the network has decided to bring it back immediately.  If you miss it on air you can watch it on demand here any time you like.

 

 

Christine Amphlett

Christine Amphlett 1959 - 2013

   

 On a cold night in 1981 at the Bayswater Hotel in Sydney’s King Cross. we shot a music scene for our film GOING DOWN. Henk Johannes was acting in the film, playing the part of a musician. He was in a band at the time and suggested we should use his band. They were unsigned but had a few good songs. The band was THE DIVINYLS. That night a young Chrissie Amphlett blew us all away with a voice and performance not easily forgotten. At this stage, Chrissie hadn’t yet developed her schoolgirl persona , but she had a mix of power and vulnerability that was entrancing. We shot “Boys In Town” and “Science Fiction” both of which became top ten hits when the band eventually signed with a record company.  

The sequence was a winner and our film was nearly finished when Pat Lovell the producer of Monkey Grip rang to inform us that she would sue us if we included the footage in our film as she was using them in her film and had a contract! Being young and naïve and instead of telling her tostuff off we cut the scene and at our own cost reshot the whole thing with another band.

These images were captured by photographer Robert McFarlane and are a lovely insight into who Christine Amphlett was. Her recent death is a sad moment for Australian music. She’ll be sorely missed.

GOLDEN SANDALS screens on Cable TV

Our mad trip into the world of Reg Mombassa is screening on Studio channel this Tuesday night, February 19th at 10 p.m.  GOLDEN SANDALS - The Art Of Reg Mombassa is a repeat but as Graeme Blundell said in his review in the Australian:  "the film is stylishly directed and as artful as any one of Mombassa's poetically aggressive paintings, - it is simply irresistible."  If you're still up at that hour check it out.  Here is the opening of the film which gives you an inkling of the man.  The film is available on DVD from our catalogue

GOLDEN SANDALS

 

NITV screens our films prime time

This Saturday, January 26th is Australia Day or better known as Invasion Day to Aboriginal Australia.  The new indigenous network NITV will be screening two of our films in prime time.  At 8.00 p.m. Alessandro Cavadini's documentary about the Aboriginal Tent Embassy NINGLA-A'NA will air for the first time. The screening is 41 years to the day after the Embassy was established in 1972.  This film has become a unque historical document being the only film made in conjunction with the protesters themselves.

At 9.30 international Director Phillip Noyce (Rabbit Proof Fence & The Quiet American) started making dramas with this film - BACKROADS.  It's a great road movie starring Australian screen legend Bill Hunter and black activist Gary Foley.  Two drifters cruise the backroads of New South Wales chased by police.  Derek Malcolm of the U.K. Guardian called it one of the best road movies.  This is the first local film to have Aboriginal creative input at every stage of the production and it shows. Some of the best dialogue in an Australian film.  By turns funny, tense, and tragic this is a newly mastered copy which should not be missed.

These films the question  "What's change in the years since they were made.  Anything?"

Both films are available on DVD from our catalogue

BACKROADS

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