Produced by Seven Productions and South Pacific Pictures
Erik Thomson plays George, a man who used to skate through life but who is now stumbling. When his wife dies suddenly, George makes a rash decision to move his two teenage kids away from the big smoke of Sydney to a picturesque town in New Zealand. All he wants to do is make a fresh start but it seems that everyone — his kids, the townspeople, the universe — have other ideas. (8 x 45min)
Cast: Erik Thomson, Bridie Carter, Melina Vidler, Bensen Jack Anthony, Rick Donald, Emma Leonard
8MMM Aboriginal Radio
Produced by Brindle Films Pty Ltd
8MMM Aboriginal Radio in Alice Springs runs on the smell of an oily rag, the enthusiasm of its motley Indigenous crew and the misguided intentions of the whitefellas in charge. For the 3M's of Alice Springs - the missionaries, mercenaries and misfits - saving Aboriginal people from themselves is hard work. Especially Aboriginal people who expect to be heard on the radio and in the office. Princess Pictures and Brindle Films bravely step into the vortex of Aboriginal Australia, where truth and comedy collide. 6x30min
Cast: Geoff Morrell, Shari Sebbens, Ian Meadows, Trisha Morton-Thomas, Laura Hughes, Elaine Crombie, Zac James, Warren H Williams
Bay of Plenty [UK/NZ]
Produced by Carnival Films and Libertine Pictures
A darkly eccentric drama that will follow a London detective's move to Rotorua with her partner and kids.
The Beautiful Lie
Produced by Endemol Australia
A grand, complex love story. It's also an engaging contemporary re-imagining of the greatest tragic romance of all time, Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. But THE BEAUTIFUL LIE is more than a great love story. It's a sprawling saga of adultery, scandal, manners and mayhem — about the fates of three enmeshed families across three generations. (6 x 60min)
The Code - series 2
Produced by Playmaker Media Pty Ltd
Did Ned, Jesse and Hani really think they would be able to just stroll away from the shit-storm they unleashed at the end of series 1, a little bruised, but essentially scott-free? As series 2 opens, serious charges are being filed in an American court and Ned and Jesse Banks come face to face with the very real possibility of being extradited to the US. Fortunately for the Banks brothers, the folks in National Security are sitting on a nut they just can't crack and Jesse Banks might be the man to do it₊
Cast: Ashley Zukerman, Dan Spielman, Adele Perovic
Produced by CJZ in association with ABC TV
As our third longest-serving prime minister, Andrew Dugdale (Shaun Micallef) was a man who mattered. He dined with presidents and kings, co-hosted world summits and changed the lives of millions of his fellow Australians. But since his publicly-mandated retirement, this not-so-elder statesman has far too much time on his hands and no one to waste it on. What's a former Man of the People to do? (6x30min)
Cast: Shaun Micallef
The Family Law
Produced by Matchbox Pictures Pty Ltd
Welcome to The Family Law. The story of a sprawling Chinese-Australian family who are unlike any you've ever met, and yet also disturbingly familiar. Based on the hit memoir, The Family Law is a black comedy series set on Queensland's Sunshine Coast over one hot summer. Fourteen-year-old Benjamin Law strives for television soap mega-stardom whilst trying to stop his parents from splitting up, usually with disastrous results.
Filthy Rich [NZ]
Produced by Filthy Productions
Filthy Rich follows three young characters who find they are the illegitimate off-spring of one of New Zealand's wealthiest men. When he dies, these unwanted, unexpected heirs stand to share in his legacy — but not if his legitimate family has anything to do with it. They're bonded through thick and thin, sick and sin. But who is good? Who is bad? This is a game, a power struggle, a family torn asunder — who will be the victor? 20x45min
Ghosts of Time
Produced by Three's A Company
Animated. Some kids find a haunted house that can travel through time, they and its ghostly inhabitant go on adventures which are both comic and thrilling.
H2O - Mermaid Adventures
Produced by Jonathan M Shiff Productions Pty Ltd
Animated series. youtube trailer. 52x24min
Voice Cast: ...
Produced by Great Southern Television
A landmark series telling the complete story of Sir Edmund Hillary's life. Based on the story told by Sir Edmund exclusively to Tom Scott for his biography. 6x1hr
Cast: Andrew Munro as Edmund Hillary, Dean O'Gorman as George Lowe, Amy Usherwood, Alison Bruce, Stephen Lovatt, Joel Tobeck, Jared Turner, Ryan O'Kane, Peter Daube, Mick Rose, Darren Young
House Husbands - series 4
Produced by Playmaker Media
Produced by Essential Media and Entertainment Pty Ltd
Things are on the move for Jack Irish in this gripping new series. He's offered a scam that could cost him dearly, secrets surround an unexpected romance and his new mysterious client goes missing before he meets her. As well as a major crime story arc, the familiar endearing characters of Jack's world remain committed to complicating Jack's life at every turn.
Cast: Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp
Produced by Gristmill Pty Ltd
A mockumentary children's comedy series about what happens in the primary school playground at snack time, told through the eyes of six children. Based on the books written by Danny Katz and illustrated by Mitch Vane. 26x15min
Cast: Joshua Sitch as Atticus, Flynn Curry as Rory, Madison Lu as Melanie, Faith Seci as Debra-Jo, Olivia Deeble as Tamara, Oisin O'Leary as Battie
My Life in 50 Words or Less
Produced by Big Chance Films Pty Ltd
A long way from home, five Indigenous kids come to the city to explore their dreams. For some it's the opportunity of a lifetime, for others it's a last chance. For all of them, family is the last thing they expect to find. Filming begins 2015.
Produced by Working Dog
A prime-time adult animation series
Please Like Me - series 3
A Pigeon Fancier/John & Josh International
In season three, new characters arrive, complications ensue, and a cast of extraordinary performers compete for screen time with John the cavoodle. Here we go again. 10x30min
Cast: Josh Thomas, Debra Lawrance, David Roberts, Thomas Ward, Renee Lim, Keegan Joyce, Hannah Gadsby
Project CM (working title)
Produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia Pty Ltd & Pukeko Pictures
As a community struggles to co-exist with non-human creatures living amongst them, two estranged brothers find themselves at a crossroads.
Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane
Produced by Sticky Pictures
Loyal, eccentric and prone to bursting into song at any given moment, socially inept Sammy J, an incompetent lawyer, and still pining divorcee Randy make unlikely best friends. But their cavalier approach to life sees them shunned by their neighbours and despised by their colleagues so all they have is each other. But when Randy's need to win back his ex-wife clashes with Sammy's push to finally win a case their friendship will be severely tested. Their can't-live-with / can't-live-without each other relationship will be forced to go one way or the other. (6 x 24min)
Cast: Sammy J [Sam McMillan], Randy [Heath McIvor], Nathan Lovejoy, Georgia Chara, Samantha Healy; Genevieve Morris, Wilbur Wilde, Anne Phelan
Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Set amidst rising tension between China and America, the six-part series follows Helen, a political journalist, who uncovers a conspiracy which leads her into the underground world of political deception with deadly consequences. Based on the best-selling novel The Marmalade Files and upcoming sequel The Mandarin Code.
Utopia - series 2
Produced by Working Dog
After becoming one of the government's true success stories for 2014, the Nation Building Authority has been expanded and is now known as the Department of Nation Building and Infrastructure. A year on, they have agreed on a font for their new logo and are in the final stages of signing off on an internal office redesign. Once those challenges are met (and everyone's back from the South Pacific Urban Living Conference in Berlin) then the team at D.N.B.I will be ready to start planning for our country's future.
Cast: Rob Sitch, Celia Pacquola, Anthony Lehmann, Kitty Flanagan, Luke McGregor, Dave Lawson, Emma-Louise Wilson, Michelle Lim Davidson and Toby Truslove
Wastelander Panda - The Chronicle of Isaac and Rose
Produced by Madman Entertainment
One of the last pandas in the Wasteland, Isaac has grown up with his family serving the Tribe of Legion. After an inexcusable crime sees him banished out into the Wasteland, along with his mother and brother, Isaac sets out to find a young girl; his only chance of reinstating his family to the safety of the Tribe. In the desperate and savage world of the Wasteland, Isaac aligns himself with bounty hunters the Helm Clan. Betrayed by the Clan during a raid, he flees with a young girl, hoping to reach his family before Varrick and her mercenaries track him down. But Rose, his prize, is not what he expects, and Legion may not be the right place for him after all.
Cast: Chantal Contouri, Aaron Schuppan, Marcus McKenzie, Brendan Cowell, Lily Pearl
Westside Story [NZ]
Produced by South Pacific Pictures
A prequel to Outrageous Fortune, Westside Story is set in 1970s Auckland, against a backdrop of social and economic upheaval and will tell the story of legendary safe-cracker and career criminal Ted West, his wife Rita and their son Wolfgang. 6x45min.
Cast: Antonia Prebble, David de Lautour, Esther Stephens, Dan Musgrove, Will Hall, Todd Emerson, Pana Hema-Taylor, Xavier Horan, Sophie Hambleton
Winners and Losers - series 5
In Season 5 friendship and love will triumph as the girls support each other through happiness and heartache, delivering the show's most emotional season yet.
Produced by Shine Pty Ltd
Catching Milat tells the true story of how the NSW Police Taskforce Air, and in particular Detective Paul Gordon, tracked down and caught Ivan Milat — the man responsible for the infamous Backpacker Murders. Set against a backdrop of a public alarm, high level government pressure and an international press demanding a result, Catching Milat is a pacy, physiological thriller — a real life whodunit with very real heroes and villains.
Cast: Richard Cawthorne, Geoff Morrell, Mal Kennard, David Field
Childhood's End [USA]
Produced by Universal Cable Productions
A US science fiction television miniseries filmed in Australia based on the Arthur C. Clarke novel, CHILDHOOD'S END and following the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords.
Cast: Ashley Zukerman, Charles Dance, Osy Ikhile, Zara Michales, Yael Stone, Tanc Sade, Jacob Holt, Hayley Magnus, Charlotte Nicdao, Zahra Newman
Deadline Gallipoli (pka: The Gallipoli Story)
Produced by Matchbox Pictures Pty Ltd
The story of journalists Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Philip Schuler, sent with the troops to Gallipoli in 1915, and how their quest for the truth helped change the war's course - and its legend. Airing 2015
Cast: Sam Worthington as Phillip Schuler, Ewan Leslie as Keith Murdoch, Hugh Dancy, et al
Produced by Matchbox Pictures
When small town cop James Hayes (Patrick Brammall) is called to the local cemetery in the middle of the night he makes a discovery that turns his world upside down. Six people have inexplicably risen from the dead in perfect health. With no memory of their identities, their disbelief gives way to a determination to discover who they are and what has happened to them. But the case soon becomes deeply personal to James when he recognises one of the risen. Along with local doctor Elishia Glass (Genevieve O'Reilly), he struggles to keep the case hidden from his colleagues, his family and the world. His secret tests him as a policeman, a husband, and as a man, as one thing soon becomes clear: these six people are all linked in some way, and someone knows the truth about how and why they have returned. Filming began October 2014. 6x60min
Cast: Patrick Brammall, Genevieve O'Reilly, Emma Booth, Emily Barclay, Ned Dennehy, Daniela Farinacci, Sean Keenan
In Your Dreams - series 2
Produced by Southern Star Entertainment in association with T.V Plus
Sam and Ben are settling back into life in Australia when their eccentric German relatives, Philipp and Lili von Hasenburg arrive unexpectedly. But things suddenly go pear shaped when Philipp is arrested and can't return to Germany. The Australian twins must then make choices that will affect the lives of everyone around them. In production from Nov 2013 to Dec 2014 (26 x 24min)
Cast: Tessa de Josslyn, David Delmenico, Soma Pysall, Jorn Knebel
The Kettering Incident
Produced by Porchlight Films
When two girls mysteriously disappear in identical circumstances in the wilds of Tasmania 15 years apart, Doctor Anna Macy finds herself inexplicably linked to both cases. To clear her name, Anna must delve into her troubled past and face some truths about herself and the otherworldly nature of this gothic land.
Cast: Elizabeth Debicki, Matt Le Nevez, Anthony Phelan, Damien Garvey, Sacha Horler, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Ben Oxenbould, Damon Gameau, Alison Whyte, Kris McQuade
Love Child - series 2
Produced by Playmaker Media
Series Two of LOVE CHILD begins on the eve of 1970. The final moments of the tumultuous sixties segue into the seventies, a new decade full of promise and rapid social change. Joan Millar, now a qualified obstetrician and the young mothers we have come to love are back in the heart of Kings Cross. We'll continue with them as they fight for their rights, for self-empowerment and for each other in a world changing, but still structured to deny them.
Cast: Jessica Marais, Jonathan LaPaglia, Mandy McElhinney, Ella Scott Lynch, Sophie Hensser, Gracie Gilbert, Harriet Dyer, Miranda Tapsell, Matt le Nevez, Lincoln Younes
Mako Mermaids - series 3
Produced by Jonathan M Shiff Productions Pty Ltd
The Mako pod is threatened by a fearsome magical creature. Ondina, Mimmi, Sirena, Evie and Zac, together with the newly arrived Chinese mermaid, Weilan, must find a way to defeat it before the pod is destroyed forever. (13x30min)
Cast: Surichai Romruen, Dominic Deutsher, Ivy Latimer, Lucy Fry, Kerith Atkinson
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - series 3
Produced by Every Cloud Productions
In the keenly anticipated third series, the highly stylish Miss Phryne Fisher continues her foray through the colourful world of 1920s Melbourne solving crimes and turning heads. Phryne's investigations take her from an appearance in a glamorous magic show, to a high flying murder on the RAAF base, to the chic world of women's tennis, and finally to the grimy backwaters of Collingwood where she grew up. Whilst her investigations are dangerous, she does it all with lan and a great sense of fun. 8x60min
Cast: Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Ashleigh Cummings, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Miriam Margolyes
Produced by M4 Entertainment
At a time when Australia was finding her voice, Molly Meldrum helped us find the music.
Cast: Sam Johnson, Krew Boylan, et al
Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door
Produced by Shine Australia Pty Limited
There are few Australian stories as remarkable as Peter Allen's. The boy from the bush whose talent, determination and drive made him Hollywood royalty and an international household name. The only Australian to win an Oscar, a Grammy and a Golden Globe, Allen wrote some of our most iconic songs. He died in 1992 at 48, but his songs and spirit live on — whether on the stage as part of The Boy from Oz or as part of Coldplay's no. 1 worldwide hit 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall'.
Cast: Joel Jackson, Rebecca Gibney, Sigrid Thornton, Rob Mills, Henri Szeps, Nick Farnell, Sara West
Produced by Essential Media & Entertainment
Matt Bashir, history teacher and former Deputy at a prestigious girls' school, is swiftly promoted to the position of Principal of Boxdale Boys High. In this notoriously violent and difficult school in Sydney's south-west, Lahood's radical approach brings him into conflict on all fronts and leaves his personal life dangerously exposed. He works overtime to get the local community on side, promising change in his charges. But just when it seems he is making progress, a 17-year-old student is found dead on school grounds. (4x52min)
Cast: Alex Dimitriades, Aden Young, Salvatore Coco, Rahel Romahn, Tyler De Nawi, Richard Carwin, Neveen Hanna, Maya Stange, Mirrah Foulkes, et al
The Secret River
Produced by Ruby Entertainment
In 1810, emancipated English convict William Thornhill stakes a claim on 100 acres of land on the remote Hawkesbury River in New South Wales, only to find that a clan of Aboriginal people also lay claim to the land, as they have done since time immemorial. (2 x 100min)
Cast: Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Sarah Snook, Lachy Hulme, Trevor Jamieson, Tim Minchin, Genevieve Lemon
Wentworth - series 3
Produced by FremantleMedia Australia
Cast: Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Pamela Rabe, Kate Atkinson, Celia Ireland, Shareena Clanton, Aaron Jeffery, Robbie Magasiva, Katrina Milosevic
Dogstar Christmas in Space
Produced by Media World Pictures
In space, no one can hear you open your presents.
Produced by Bogan Entertainment Solutions
A 1x70' special that tells the story of two brothers who are packed off on holiday to stay with their uncle, but run into trouble with the local community who turn out to be monsters.
Cast: Rove McManus, Steven Hall, Jacquie Brennan
Produced by Blackfella Films
The REDFERN NOW telemovie explores the question, how is it possible to maintain a sense of identity and culture in a changing world? How does one maintain a sense of community with the encroachment of other interests, demographics, businesses? It will explore the complexities of contemporary urban blackfellas dealing with these issues. And the conclusion will be yes, the community remains despite the challenges, and there is hope.
Cast: Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair, Rarriwuy Hick, Lisa Flanagan, Kelton Pell, Kirk Page, Anthony Hayes, Daniella Farinacci, Genevieve Lemon
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