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SQ and Stan are thrilled to announce four teams have been selected to go onto the second stage in the Queensland Originals: Fully Funded Features program

Queensland Originals is an Australian-first offering a Queensland producer and creative team (comprising writer, director or writer-director, and producer) the unique opportunity to develop and finance a $1 million feature film.


The four successful teams will be given support to further develop their feature films from concept to draft with workshops convened by New York based independent producers Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell, alongside feedback on concepts and guidance through the workshop process from partners Stan. The projects are:


Contact Lost
Producer/Writer: Jade van der Lei
Writer/Director: Josh Tanner
A supernatural horror set during the Vietnam War.


The Kingdom of Me
Producers: Lucas Thyer and Jeff Tseng
Writer/Director: Sean Gilligan
A pre-apocalyptic comedy about a jaded, burnt out activist and his misguided attempt to impress a girl.


The Second
Producer/Writer: Stephen Lance
Director: Mairi Cameron
A psychological thriller about two female friends whose lives entwine in the pages of an elusive second novel.


Undying Love
Producer: Christina Radburn
Writer/Director: Tim Marshall
Executive Producer: Paddy McDonald
A fantastical rom-com about second chances and finding love after death.


The first workshop with the four teams is taking place this week with the second workshop to occur in early February 2016. One team of the four will go on to receive production, distribution and marketing support comprising a $1 million production budget, an ‘event’ theatrical and festival release and exclusive SVOD distribution through Stan. The announcement of the final selected project will be made in the first quarter of 2016.


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For Screen Queensland enquiries, please contact:

Screen Queensland
T: +61 7 3248 0500
E: screenqld@screenqld.com.au


About Screen Queensland:
Screen Queensland supports a creative, innovative and successful screen industry through development and investment; secures production to Queensland; and delivers an active screen culture across the state.


About Stan:
Stan is a leading subscription video-on-demand service offering unlimited access to Australia’s largest library of SVOD content, with first-run exclusives, award-winning TV shows, classic catalogue, blockbuster movies, documentaries and an exciting slate of kids content. Stan can be watched in full HD on your TV or favourite device, including tablets and smartphones. Stan recently commissioned its first original Australian production, comedy series No Activity. Stan is a joint venture between Nine Entertainment Co. and Fairfax Media. For more information visit www.stan.com.au.


About Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell:
Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell of Tangerine Entertainment are New York producers with experience spanning two decades. Amy built a reputation for producing awards-driven material, with films including Hamlet, Secretary, and 13 Conversations About One Thing. She has nine Sundance premieres to her credit. With Anne, a key partner of the US studio system developing company strategies and liaising with domestic and international festivals, media and arts bodies through her role with the Eastman Kodak Company as well as a screenwriter and producer with several properties, including two Sundance Lab projects, in development, she produced Gayby, nominated for a string of awards and released theatrically and on-demand in 2012.