Supporting Victoria’s Screen Sector

12 April 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is funding Victorian film, television and game projects, creating jobs and showcasing local talent to the world.

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced 17 projects would share in $1.5 million funding, which will create 700 jobs in the Victorian screen sector and inject more than $13 million into the state’s economy.

The projects include:

  • The Eulogy – a documentary feature about the life of Victorian musical prodigy Geoffrey Tozer
  • The Empyrean – a feature-length drama by internationally-acclaimed Victorian director Amiel Courtin-Wilson
  • Bloom – the latest feature film by Victorian producer Bridget Callow-Wright, which follows the story of a father and his son rebuilding a family
  • A new science-based television series by award-winning producer Sonya Pemberton

Other projects include an eight-part television drama series, a documentary series set in Melbourne, a two-part children’s special and an online comedy series.

The Labor Government is also funding seven new Victorian games, including Blockpocolypse, the mobile game by Melbourne developer Dime Studios. Paperbark, set in the Australian Bush and created by a group of former RMIT students, is also receiving a grant.

Two-person studio Yak and Co. has received support for a new project, after its 2015 release, Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise, was judged one of Apple’s Best of 2015 Apps in Australia, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.

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Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

“Victoria’s screen sector has a great reputation, and we want it to keep growing. It means jobs for Victorians, and worldwide exposure for our talented contributors.”

“Our funding will provide jobs for hundreds of local screen practitioners, and will take our local stories and innovative ideas to a world audience.”

Quotes attributable to Film Victoria Chief Executive Jenni Tosi

“This round of investment support funds a diverse and innovative range of Victorian screen projects.”

“From documentaries with important social messages, clever comedy and drama, to highly-entertaining games, there is something that audiences of all tastes will be able to enjoy.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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