Documentary filmmaker Thomas Meadmore signs first fiction feature film deal with Eq Media Group

Thomas Meadmore

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Thomas Meadmore, the critically acclaimed Australian filmmaker behind Stan’s AACTA nominated True Crime Series After The Night [The Night Caller] and documentary features The Spy Who Fell To Earth and The Outsider, is now making the move into fiction by partnering with EQ Media Group for his first ever fiction feature film, Ball & Chain.

A touching and insightful comedy, the film follows freshly dumped entrepreneur Samantha who is resentful and unable to move on when she suffers a mysterious accident and wakes up invisible, inaudible and chained to her ex with a front row seat to his blossoming new romance.

A far cry from previous projects centred around the likes of serial killers, spies and shipping empires, Ball & Chain is a humorous exploration of the roots of narcissistic human behaviour as Samantha learns what it really takes to let go of an ex.

Thomas has written the film with Lisa Duff from EQ Media Group on board as producer.

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“I’m very excited to be again partnering with EQ Media on my first fiction feature. Ball & Chain is just how I like my movies – funny and entertaining with enough layers to touch my heart and give me a different perspective on life. In the case of Ball & Chain, literally! I’m thrilled to have AACTA nominated Lisa Duff on board as producer and I can’t wait to share the film with you,” says Meadmore.

“After partnering with Tom on the AACTA-nominated true crime series After The Night, EQ Media is excited to be producing his feature film Ball & Chain. Both funny and thought-provoking, audiences will love protagonist Sam, laughing and cringing as she grapples with a solution to finding herself chained to her ex, and being in a front row seat whilst his life continues without her,” said Duff.

Ball & Chain is currently in development, while Thomas’ most recent project The Cancer Conflict – a powerful and moving documentary feature about cancer treatment – will be released later this year. Thomas will also be directing a Melissa Caddick feature documentary this year for ITV.

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