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Screen Tasmania

May 2020

Second Accelerated Screen Development Round

Through our second Accelerated Development Round Screen Tasmania approved support totalling $45 000 to four applicants through Project Development, and $10 000 to one project in Games Development. Details of the successful applicants and projects are below.

This is on top of $102 000 of accelerated support to five projects which was announced in April.

The acceleration of this funding was made possible through the Cultural and Creative Industries Stimulus Package.

As part of this package, the following funding has also been announced:

  • Arts and Screen Digital Production Fund - to support Tasmanian artists and arts organisations to work with Tasmanian screen professionals to make content for digital distribution and promotion. 29 recipients will share in $506 396. The successful applicants and projects are outlined here.
  • Tasmanian Contemporary Music Fundto support Tasmanian contemporary musicians whose engagements have been cancelled due to COVID-19 to record music and music videos for digital distribution and promotion. 22 recipients will share in $255 041. The successful applicants and projects are outlined here.
  • Recipients of further measures, including the Additional Screen Development Fund will be announced in coming weeks.

Games development - Production and release

Neolithic: First City-States, real-time strategy city-building game ($10 000)

Platform: PC (Steam)
Developer: Alexander Tamura-Harvey

Set in the Neolithic and Bronze Age, Neolithic puts the player in the position of a great leader charged with establishing a city and guiding it through the ages. Starting out with few resources and a small group of people, the player is given the task of turning a small village into a powerful city-state empire.

Project development - Advanced stage

A Girl's Guide to Hunting, Fishing & Wild Cooking – 8 x 30 minute observational documentary series ($15 000)

Production companies: Broken Yellow, Southern Pictures
Marketplace: SBS
Executive Producers: Navid Bahadori, Laurie Critchley

Celebrated chef Analiese Gregory abandons the kitchen for a life-changing adventure in the pure wilderness of Tasmania.

Love at 42 South – 85 minute documentary ($10 000)

Production company: Wonderland Productions
Executive Producer: Kingston Anderson
Producer/Writer: Claire Haywood
Writer/Director: Sara Glaoua

Project development - Intermediate stage

Sisters United – 8 x 1 hour drama series ($15 000)

Production company: Hoodlum
Executive Producers: Nathan Mayfield, Tracey Robertson, Tracey Vieira
Producers: Nathan Mayfield, Tracey Robertson
Writer: Martine Delaney

An indoor soccer team uses a very radical and dark approach to get society to take family violence seriously

Project development - Short-form series booster

Moments of Clarity – 34 x 1 minute comedy webseries ($5 000)

Available at YouTube

Production company: Electric Yak
Executive Producer: Alicia Rackett
Producer: Paul Moran
Co-creator/Writer/Director: Tim Logan
Co-creator/Production Designer: Jess Murray 
Animation Director: Stefan Le Mottee

A sweet yet dark animated comedy series about a neurotic bearded man, and his wise little dog, as they confront the trivial and grand truths of everyday life.