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Photoplay is a boutique production company focusing on smart, relevant and challenging feature films, television series and documentary. We are inspired by the limitless potential of storytelling. Brave, non-formulaic, unpredictable and inspired by storytelling in all its forms, we’re most happy when developing and producing intelligent entertainment.

Take a look at our slate of completed film projects or see what we currently have in development.

Sweet Country
FEATURE FILM

Sweet Country

FEATURE FILM
 
A period western set on the Northern Territory frontier where justice itself is put on trial.
 
A Bunya Production
 
Directed by Warwick Thornton
Produced by David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin
Written by David Tranter and Steven McGregor
Executive Producers Scott Otto Anderson, Craig Deeker, Oliver Lawrance, Christina Kennedy, Trevor Kennedy,  Andrew Mackie, Richard Payten
Produced in association with Screen Australia Indigenous Department, South Australian Film Corporation, Create NSW, Screen Territory, the Adelaide Film Festival, Photoplay Films, The Gingerbread Man and Golden Words.

Berlin Syndrome
FEATURE FILM

Berlin Syndrome

FEATURE FILM

While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photographer, Clare meets Andi, a charismatic local man and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance, takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes the following morning to discover Andi has left for work and locked her in his apartment. An easy mistake to make, of course, except Andi has no intention of letting her go again. Ever.

Directed by Cate Shortland
Written by Shaun Grant
Adapted by Melanie Joosten from the book Berlin Syndrome
Produced by Aquarius Films in association with Photoplay Films
Starring Teresa Palmer & Max Riemelt

Goldstone
FEATURE FILM

Goldstone

FEATURE FILM

In Competition, Toronto International Film Festival 2016.
Opening Night, Sydney Film Festival 2016

Written & Directed by Ivan Sen
Produced by David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin
Executive Producers Scott Otto Anderson, Craig Deeker, Gary Hamilton, Trevor Kennedy, Oliver Lawrance

Bunya Production in association with The Gingerbread Man and Photoplay Films.

The Lost Aviator
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

The Lost Aviator

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Set in the Golden Age of Aviation, Andrew Lancaster follows the life and times of his great uncle, Captain Bill Lancaster. Against his family's wishes, he uncovers a fascinating tale of high adventures, obsession, a love triangle and a sensational murder trial.

Written & Directed by Andrew Lancaster
Produced by Noni Couell & Andrew Lancaster
Executive Producers Vincent Sheehan, Liz Watts & Christopher Chapman
Associate Producer Oliver Lawrance

 

We All Need Love
SHORT FILM

We All Need Love

SHORT FILM

A semi-erotic, poignant, and surprisingly warm story about trying to connect in the digital age.

Written & Directed by Brendan Donovan
Produced by Leela Menon, David Paul, Brendan Donovan
Executive Producer Oliver Lawrance
Starring Kate Elliot, Mark Ruka & Kahuatea Donovan

 

Hairtales
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Hairtales

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

You can comb over secrets for only so long.

Directed by Scott Otto Anderson & Cath Moore
Produced by Oliver Lawrance

A PHOTOPLAY Films documentary for the ABC.

 

 

A-Z Of Contemporary Art
TV MINISERIES

A-Z Of Contemporary Art

TV MINISERIES

Don’t know your Arts from your Emin? This two-part TV series for the Australian Broadcasting Commission will help you navigate the treacherous territory of the contemporary art world. Think of it as a bluffers guide to free wine if you must, dahh-ling.

Written/Hosted by Andrew Frost
Directed by Scott Otto Anderson
Produced by Oliver Lawrance

A PHOTOPLAY Films production for the ABC.

 

Greg’s First Day
SHORT FILM

Greg’s First Day

SHORT FILM

On his very first day at a finance firm, a young man loses his job and spends the day instead with his would-be mentor.

Directed by Scott Otto Anderson
Written by Lally Katz
Produced by Florence Tourbier

A PHOTOPLAY film.

Accidents Happen
FEATURE FILM

Accidents Happen

FEATURE FILM

There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything changes for him and his family.

A Red Carpet Production.

Directed by Andrew Lancaster

 

Dream Life
TV MOVIE

Dream Life

TV MOVIE

The good life can be a nightmare. 

An MTV Drama produced by Porchlight Films.

Directed by Scott Otto Anderson
Produced by Linda Miscko
Executive Producer Liz Watts

In Search of Mike
SHORT FILM, EXCERPT

In Search of Mike

SHORT FILM, EXCERPT

Directed by Andrew Lancaster