Eleven Victorian productions are set to hit the screens at home and abroad thanks to the latest round of funding from Film Victoria announced today by Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley.
Announcing the $2.1 million Andrews Labor Government investment, Mr Foley said the eleven supported projects will begin production in the coming months, generating over $30.3 million for the Victorian economy.
Spanning feature films and documentaries, a TV series and a telemovie, the original and diverse projects include the return of the globally successful prison drama Wentworth (Series 4) and a telemovie of the popular ABC series Nowhere Boys.
New projects include a 13-part animated TV series Little J & Big Cuz, which follows two Aboriginal children who explore the world through the gaps in the back fence, and the six-part adult drama Tips for Married Life from John Edwards and Mimi Butler.
A feature documentary, Richard’s Story, has also been supported. Filmed over three decades, the documentary charts the life of a young man with severe intellectual disabilities and the battles fought by his parents to carve out a quality life for their son and make plans for his future.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley
“Victorian film and television companies are at the cutting edge of our creative industries, and this grant will allow them to explore new ways to bring Australian stories to the screen.”
“By supporting these Victorian productions, we’re creating more than 1,500 job opportunities and growing the industry now and into the future.”
Quotes attributable to Film Victoria CEO, Jenni Tosi
“Audiences will be in for a treat with this latest mix of features, drama, and documentary content along with the continuation of audience favourites like ‘Wentworth’ and ‘Nowhere Boys’.”
‘We’re delighted that Victorian companies continue to be successful in securing commissions and production financing in what is a highly competitive marketplace.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020