AFTRS Alumni scoop up Sreen NSW Funding

A man directing a movie scene AFTRS alumnus Kriv Stenders (Camera) on the set of 'Red Dog'

Aug 22 2014

The NSW Government is investing $2.77 million in new film, TV and documentary productions through Screen NSW's Production Investment and Regional Filming funds, which, according to Arts Minister Troy Grand, will trigger more than $50 million in production expenditure to the State and create 2,746 jobs.

Of the 17 new productions offered funding through this initiative, the School is delighted to spot some names of both notable and emerging AFTRS alumni...

  • The Blinky Bill Movie (feature film) Director: Simon Klaebe (Producing)
  • The Principal (television) Director: Kriv Stenders (Camera) and Alice Addison (Screenwriting)
  • My Life in 50 Words or Less (television) a venture between Blackfella Films, of which Rachel Perkins (Producing) is Managing Director/director/writer and Werner Film Productions.
  • Call Me Dad (documentary) Producers: Madeleine Hetherton (Documentary) and Rebecca Barry (Documentary); Writer/director: Sophie Wiesner (Documentary)
  • Priscilla: Journey to the Heart of a Queer Nation (documentary) Producer: Jo-Anne McGowan (Producing)

Congratulations to all involved

View full list of funding recipients here >

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