$2.4m For New Screen Productions And The Return Of TV Favourites

03 December 2015

The Andrews Labor Government today announced Film Victoria funding for 15 television, film and online screen productions – including season six of Australia’s iconic, award-winning drama Offspring.

The projects – which share in $2.43 million of production investment funding – are expected to generate more than 2,740 job opportunities for the local screen sector and inject more than $43 million into the Victorian economy.

Award-winning series Nowhere Boys, children’s sketch comedy You’re Skitting Me, and House Husbands will also return to our screens in 2016alongside The Wrong Girl, a new drama from House Husbands’ producers Playmaker Media, based on the best-selling book by Zoe Foster Blake.

Two new online productions include Dating Tales, a documentary series featuring a cast of flamboyant puppets that re-enact true online dating stories from around Australia, and Trip for Biscuits, a children’s comedy.

Emo (The Musical) makes its transition from an acclaimed short film to a feature, following a satirical high school musical story of teenage angst, love and turf war.

Dance Academy The Comeback is a feature length film based on the award-winning series that follows Tara Webster’s comeback journey to ballet following a crippling injury.

Documentaries include:

  • Gurrumul Elcho Dreaming, a feature about renowned Indigenous musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
  • Digilante, on the damage caused by social media shaming
  • Date My Race, which explores the role race plays in the world of dating
  • Motorkite Dreaming which follows young Aussie adventurers and their mission to fly microlight aircrafts across Australia
  • Seidler – Brutal or Beautiful? – the story of internationally acclaimed Australian architect Harry Seidler

For a full list of successful projects supported visit Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

“Our screen productions play a vital role in Victoria’s $23 billion creative industries, bringing wide range of great Australian stories to audiences and supporting local jobs.”

“It’s been a great year for Victoria’s screen industry, and the Andrews Labor Government looks forward to ensuring that production activity remains strong in 2016 and beyond.”

Quotes attributable to CEO of Film Victoria Jenni Tosi

“This latest round of investments highlights the breadth of production coming out of Victoria.”

“We’re delighted to support this exciting and diverse array of projects, including several returning series, all of which should keep audiences entertained in 2016.”

Reviewed 10 February 2021

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