Seven new Victorian film, television and web projects will get off the ground with assistance from the Andrews Labor Government – creating more than 300 employment opportunities for the local screen sector.
Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced $455,226 in the latest round of Film Victoria’s production investment funding towards diverse projects, ranging from an animated sketch show to a documentary about an Australian Olympic champion.
Collectively, these projects are expected to generate over $4.5 million for the state.
Responding to the increasing appetite for online content, two web series have been supported: The Katering Show, with fictional celebrity chefs Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney; and a new web series Suspect Moustache, a fast-paced animated sketch show by Melbourne studio Viskatoons.
Two new features, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom and The Heckler, have also been supported.
New documentary projects also feature in the round: The Will to Fly follows the journey of Victorian Olympic aerial skiing champion Lydia Lassila; and Conviction takes viewers behind the scenes of a high-profile murder investigation, played out against tremendous public and social media pressure.
The provocative documentary series First Contact from Blackfella Films will also return for a second season taking a group of six well known Australians and immersing them in Aboriginal communities around Australia.
Film Victoria’s Assigned Production Investment program aims to support high quality, diverse and engaging film, television and online content for Australian and international audiences. Supported projects generate production activity and employment opportunities in Victoria.
For a full list of successful projects supported visit
Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley
“A thriving screen sector is a crucial part of Victoria’s creative industries. Investing in a dynamic slate of new and established film, TV and online projects builds on our culture of innovation and excellence.”
“This round will not only generate unique and exciting content for audiences, it means investment in local talent and skills and will provide more than 300 additional employment opportunities in Victoria’s screen industry.”
Quotes attributable to CEO of Film Victoria Jenni Tosi
“This latest round of funded projects demonstrates the diversity of production coming out of Victoria.”
“We’re delighted to provide these creative teams with the support they need to see their projects realised and also strengthen their careers.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020