$2.1M funds a swag of Victorian film and TV projects

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.

“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.” said Mr Foley.

“By supporting these Victorian productions, we’re creating more than 1,500 job opportunities and growing the industry now and into the future.”

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.

Little J And Big Cuz, Ned Lander Media Pty Ltd
Fiction Animated Television Series

Tips For Married Life, Endemol Australia Pty Ltd
Fiction Television Series

Wentworth Series 4, FremantleMedia Australia Pty Ltd
Fiction Television Series

Nowhere Boys: Rise Of The Bear, Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd
Fiction Telemovie

On Richard’s Side, Pericles Film Productions Pty Ltd
Documentary Feature

Monsieur Mayonnaise, Black Sheep Films Pty Ltd and Yarra Bank Films Pty Ltd
Documentary Feature

The Family, Big Stories Company Pty Ltd
Documentary Feature

Land Artists, Renegade Films (Australia) Pty Ltd
Documentary Television

Circle Work (working title), Stella Rose Productions in Association with Redman Entertainments
Fiction Feature

The Legend of Ben HallThe Legend of Ben Hall Movie Pty Ltd
Fiction Feature

Berlin SyndromeAquarius Films Pty Ltd
Fiction Feature

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