Five ‘Rising’ projects shortlisted to take part in the Screen Queensland + Stan Premium Drama Development Workshops


Five ‘Rising’ projects shortlisted to take part in the Screen Queensland + Stan Premium Drama Development Workshops

Five premium drama projects from early to mid-career Queensland creative teams have been shortlisted to take part in the next stage of the ‘Rising’ strand (Queensland-based individuals or creative teams without an established producer or production company and without experience in series drama) of the Screen Queensland (SQ) + Stan Premium Drama Development Fund.

In an Australian-first, SQ and Stan partnered to co-­fund the premium drama investment pool to support the development of Queensland-­created, high­‐end drama series with the potential to connect with Stan’s Australian audience and international audiences alike.

Earlier this month, the five shortlisted teams attended workshops with writer-producer Anthony Mullins and Stan’s Head of Originals, Rob Gibson, to strengthen their concepts and materials. The teams are:

> An Uncertain Grace
Writer: Krissy Kneen

> Love is Dead
Writers: Samuel Keene & Chantelle Murray

> The Bloody Satisfaction of Derek Gott
Writer: Steve Baker

> X-Programmed
Writers: Siobhan Mulready & Matthew Payne

> Deep North
Writers: Ian Lawson & Stephen Carleton

These ‘Rising’ creative teams are now refining their projects with a further SQ-supported workshop and will resubmit their materials as part of the ‘Established’ round of the SQ + Stan Premium Drama Development Fund.