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Network: SundanceTV. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates (Us): June 1, 2016 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Iain Glen, Frances O'Connor, Deborah Mailman, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick, Jada Alberts, Rachael Blake, Tony Briggs, Clarence Ryan, Taylor Ferguson, Rob Collins, Stef Dawson, Ryan Corr, Robyn Nevin, Lynette Curran, Tysan Towney, Andrew McFarlane, Marcus Graham, Leeanna Walsman, Jada Alberts, Tamala Shelton, Luke Ford, Alec Doomadgee, Lasarus Ratuere, Lisa Flanagan, and Jack Charles. TV show description: A supernatural drama the Cleverman TV show draws inspiration from Australian Aboriginal mythological traditions. Set in the near future -- when beings of Aboriginal legend live among humans -- the story moves between two worlds: The City and The Zone.
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Jacqueline McKenzie, Phoebe Tonkin among cast of Sbs drama 'Safe Harbour'

Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries) and Joel Jackson (Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door) are set to star in Sbs' upcoming Safe Harbour.

The Matchbox Pictures four-parter, currently shooting in Brisbane, will also include Ewen Leslie (Rake), Leeanna Walsman (Seven Types of Ambiguity) and Jacqueline McKenzie (The 4400).

They.ll be joined by Hazem Shammas (Underbelly), Nicole Chamoun (Kick) and Robert Rabiah (Tomorrow When the War Began).

Safe Harbour, written by Phil Enchelmaier, Belinda Chayko and Matt Cameron, follows a group of friends who, on a yacht trip from Brisbane to Indonesia, intercept an overloaded asylum seeker boat. .

Glendyn Ivin (Seven Types of Ambiguity, The Beautiful Lie) will take up directing duties, with Matchbox.s Stephen Corvini (Better Man, Hyde & Seek) producing. Sbs. Sue Masters (The Principal, Deep Water) is the executive producer.

.We.ve assembled a brilliant cast that is set to entertain and enthral an audience with
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Tony Ayres and Jacquelin Perske on Matchbox mini 'Seven Types of Ambiguity'

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Xavier Samuel and Andrea Demetriades in 'Seven Types of Ambiguity'..

New ABC miniseries.Seven Types of Ambiguity.will air April 13. All six episodes will be available on iview after the first episode is broadcast.

The Matchbox Pictures' drama stars Hugo Weaving, Xavier Samuel, Alex Dimitriades, Leeanna Walsman, Andrea Demetriades, Anthony Hayes and Susie Porter.

EPs on the show, which weaves together different perspectives on a child kidnapping, are Tony Ayres and Jacquelin Perske.

Ayres first read Elliot Perlman.s novel, on which the show is based, around five years ago, just after he'd finished up on.The Slap.

He was struck by the structural similarities between the two stories, while also noting the differences in the ways they had used the form.

.It was such a challenging and compelling book. I found it very rich and rewarding, frustrating and exciting,. Ayres said. .It was one of those big,
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ABC's 'Seven Types of Ambiguity' to air April 13

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Xavier Samuel and Andrea Demetriades in 'Seven Types of Ambiguity'..

New ABC miniseries.Seven Types of Ambiguity will air April 13. All six episodes will be available on iview after the first episode is broadcast.

The Matchbox Pictures' drama stars Hugo Weaving, Xavier Samuel, Alex Dimitriades, Leeanna Walsman, Andrea Demetriades, Anthony Hayes and Susie Porter.

EPs on the show, which weaves together different perspectives on a child kidnapping, are Tony Ayres and Jacquelin Perske.

Ayres first read Elliot Perlman.s novel, on which the show is based, around five years ago, just after he'd finished up on The Slap.

He was struck by the structural similarities between the two stories, while also noting the differences in the ways they had used the form.

.It was such a challenging and compelling book. I found it very rich and rewarding, frustrating and exciting,. Ayres said. .It was one of those big, ambitious
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Tony Ayres, Jacquelin Perske preview ABC mini Seven Types of Ambiguity

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Hugo Weaving as Dr Alex Klima.

Seven Types of Ambiguity, a six-part drama produced by Matchbox Pictures and set to air on the ABC, weaves together different perspectives of a child kidnapping, exploring the nature of love and relationships..

Matchbox.s Tony Ayres first read Elliot Perlman.s novel, on which the show is based, around five years ago, just after he'd finished up on The Slap.

He was struck by the structural similarities between the two stories, while also noting the differences in the ways they had used the form..

.It was such a challenging and compelling book. I found it very rich and rewarding, frustrating and exciting,. Ayres told If..

.It was one of those big, ambitious projects that entices you as a producer..

A six-part series shot in and around Melbourne, Ayres described.Seven Types of Ambiguity as .a relationship drama, wrapped in a mystery...

.I think
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Tony Ayres, Jacquelin Perske preview ABC six-parter Seven Types of Ambiguity

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Hugo Weaving as Dr Alex Klima.

Seven Types of Ambiguity, a six-part drama produced by Matchbox Pictures and set to air on the ABC, weaves together different perspectives of a child kidnapping, exploring the nature of love and relationships..

Matchbox.s Tony Ayres first read Elliot Perlman.s novel, on which the show is based, around five years ago, just after he'd finished up on The Slap.

He was struck by the structural similarities between the two stories, while also noting the differences in the ways they had used the form..

.It was such a challenging and compelling book. I found it very rich and rewarding, frustrating and exciting,. Ayres told If..

.It was one of those big, ambitious projects that entices you as a producer..

A six-part series shot in and around Melbourne, Ayres described.Seven Types of Ambiguity as .a relationship drama, wrapped in a mystery...

.I think
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Filming underway on Seven Types of Ambiguity

Hugo Weaving as Dr Alex Klima in Seven Types of Ambiguity. Photo by Ben King.

Filming has started in Melbourne on Matchbox Pictures' six-part drama series Seven Types of Ambiguity for the ABC.

Based on a novel by Elliot Perlman, it stars Hugo Weaving, Xavier Samuel, Alex Dimitriades, Leeanna Walsman, Anthony Hayes, Andrea Demetriades and Susie Porter.

Seven Types of Ambiguity will be filmed on location in and around Melbourne and will air later this year on ABC TV.

Executive producers for Matchbox include Tony Ayres, Amanda Higgs and Jacquelin Perske.

The ABC executive producer is Christopher Gist and the producer is Amanda Higgs..

The series is a psychological mystery that explores the complicated emotional terrain of relationships and the risks people will go to in the name of love..

When seven-year-old Sam Marin is taken from school, his parents Anna (Leeanna Walsman) and Joe (Alex Dimitriades) are frantic.
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The Dressmaker earns ten nominations as Fcca unveil award nominations

Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker.

The Film Critics Circle of Australia, the national body of film reviewers, critics and writers, has unveiled the nominations for their annual awards.

The Dressmaker has garnered ten nominations while Last Cab to Darwin and Mad Max: Fury Road each received eight nominations..

Neil Armfield's Holding the Man earned seven nominations, Paper Planes and Cut Snake each have five, while Tanna received four.

"The spread of nominees from heralded blockbusters to small-scale independents highlights the diversity of Australian cinema", Fcca President Russell Edwards said..

"As the country's most important critical body looking at movies, we at the Film Critics Circle of Australia are pleased to be able to not only salute the box office, but also celebrate the innovative spirit"..

The nominees for best director are Neil Armfield, George Miller, Jocelyn Moorhouse and Jeremy Sims..

Nicole Kidman (Strangerland), Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road
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Oz drama chronicles how to catch a serial killer

The Belanglo State Forest, scene of Ivan Milat.s grisly serial murders, is such a forbidding place the producers of the Seven Network.s Catching Milat chose to avoid the area.

Only director Peter Andrikidis and DoP Joe Pickering visited the area south of Berrima but they used a drone camera to film the location.

.It.s such an eerie place I didn.t want to go there when they did the tech survey,. Kerrie Mainwaring, who produced the two-part Shine Australia miniseries with Rory Callaghan, tells If.

Instead, the cast and crew shot the crime drama in Terrey Hills, St Ives, Balmain, Glebe, Wattle Grove and Parramatta.

As the title suggests, the focus is not on Ivan Milat but on the marathon investigation into the 1990s backpacker murders that led to his arrest and conviction.

Callaghan came up with the idea and Shine optioned the book Sins of the
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Acs awards to Touch and Anzac Girls

Touch and Anzac Girls have won key prizes at the 2014 Australian Cinematographers Society awards for South Australia and Western Australia.

Aaron Gully took the best cinema feature award for Touch, a mystery starring Leeanna Walsman, Matt Day and newcomer Onor Nottle, produced by Triptych Pictures. Julie Byrne and directed by Christopher Houghton.

The best telefeature, series, TV drama or comedy trophy went to Geoffrey Hall Acs for episode four of Screentime.s Anzac Girls. Hall also collected the Milton Ingerson award for best entry overall.

Jim Frater Acs took the dual prize for best dramatised documentary for The War That Changed Us episode 1 and for Desert War- Alamein, both produced by Electric Pictures. Andrew Ogilvie. Here is the full list of winners: Student Cinematography Gold: Jordan Agutter ~ The Crane Wife ~ Sa Silver: Caroline Fisher ~ Source to Sea ~ Sa Bronze: Molly O.Connor ~ Damsels ~ Sa Experimental & Specialised Gold: Malcolm Ludgate
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Producer shows faith in uplifting movies

Producer Steve Jaggi is convinced audiences are hankering for films with positive, joyful themes, an antidote to the dark subjects often favoured by filmmakers.

Putting his money where his mouth is, Jaggi launched The Incubator last year through his Indefatigable Pictures banner to develop and produce life-affirming films.

The first three projects to benefit from that initiative are either completed or in post. All are from first-time filmmakers, part of Jaggi.s plan to help foster the international careers of Australian creatives.

Based on a true story, Skin Deep is the saga of a young woman who is diagnosed with terminal melanoma and meets a stranger who gives her the courage to embrace life. The screenplay is by Monica Zanetti, who had melanoma. Rosie Lourde is the producer and the director is Jonnie Leahy. Zara Zoe plays the protagonist and Zanetti portrays the stranger.

Ambrosia is from 24-year-old writer/ director
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Casting: Janssen, Offerman, Bateman, Barron

Jack Of The Red Hearts

Famke Janssen ("X-Men") and AnnaSophia Robb ("The Carrie Diaries") have joined the cast of the indie drama "Jack Of The Red Hearts" which just began filming in New York.

Janet Grillo ("Fly Away") helms the story of a teenage con artist who tricks a desperate mother into hiring her as a live-in companion for her autistic daughter. [Source: Deadline]

Welcome to Happiness

Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation") has joined the cast of Oliver Thompson's metaphysical drama "Welcome to Happiness" at Minutehand Pictures. Filming is currently underway in Los Angeles.

Kyle Gallner plays a children's book author with a secret door in his closet. Offerman will play the character's father-figure and landlord. Olivia Thirlby, Molly C. Quinn, Frances Conroy, Paget Brewster, Josh Brener and Brendan Sexton III also star. [Source: Variety]

Untitled Bateman Comedy

"Bad Words" actor/director Jason Bateman will star in and direct a currently untitled FBI-themed comedy.
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Shoot commences on Manny Lewis

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Film marks debut feature for Australian comedian Carl Barron [pictured].

Shooting has commenced on Manny Lewis.

Anthony Mir’s film marks the debut feature for Australian comedian Carl Barron, who co-wrote with Mir and stars in the film which follows a fictional stand-up comedian who finds it hard to connect to one person.

The film also stars Leanna Walsman, Roy Billing and Damien Garvey, and will feature new stand-up material from Barron whose last tour was seen by over 300,000 people in Australia and New Zealand.

Financed by Seven Productions, A-List Entertainment and Beyond Films, Manny Lewis is produced by Martin Fabinyi for Beyond Screen Production and will be released theatrically in Australia and New Zealand by StudioCanal in 2015.

Barron commented: “People ask me and I say: it’s a movie about my life as a comic on the road for the last 20 years. I got a bit worn out from touring, so I decided
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Baz's creative team cleans up at Aacta Awards

The Great Gatsby dominated. Aacta.s technical and short films awards today, collecting gongs in all six craft categories for which it was nominated, plus the Aacta award for outstanding achievement in visual effects.

The co-production Top of the Lake bagged two TV trophies while Matchbox Pictures. Nowhere Boys, created by Tony Ayres, was named best children.s TV series.

The TV documentary prize went to Redesign My Brain, which explores the revolutionary new science of brain plasticity, written and directed by Paul Scott and produced by Isabel Perez and Scott for ABC TV.

Writer-director Nick Verso's The Last Time I Saw Richard, produced by John Molloy, was honoured as best short fiction film. Developed and funded through Screen Australia.s Springboard program, the short is a prequel to the upcoming feature film Boys In The Trees, tracing the friendship between two teenagers in a mental health clinic in
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South Australia rising

Typifying a growing buoyancy and sense of optimism about filmmaking in South Australia, producers Julie Byrne, Kristian Moliere and Jennifer Jones have formed Triptych Pictures.

The troika has just delivered its first factual entertainment series for the ABC, Jillaroo School, and shooting wraps today on its first feature, Touch.

Jillaroo School (6 x 30.) follows the journeys of the women who undergo a course to train as jillaroos under the tutelage of experienced horse master Bill Willoughby.

Writer-director Christopher Houghton.s Touch is a thriller about a mother and daughter who are on the run, hiding in a remote hills town, starring Leeanna Walsman, Matt Day, Greg Hatton and 12-year-old tyro Onor Nottle.

.It.s very hard to be a solo producer or even a duo,. Byrne tells If. .With three you have a critical mass and each brings different ideas. We are all drama-oriented and we want to get into TV series drama.
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The Moon and the Sun to shoot in Victoria

Scouting locations for The Moon and the Sun, a fantasy/adventure film starring Pierce Brosnan, Bill Nighy and Fan Bing Bing, the producers weighed offers from a number of countries.

Victoria won out thanks to a combination of the location offset, state rebate, quality of the crews and the expertise of VFX houses, according to Paul Currie, who is one of the principal producers alongside Pandemonium Films. Bill Mechanic.

Budgeted at $US40 million, the film will shoot for two weeks in Versailles, France in March, then move to Australia in April using the stages of Docklands Studios and locations throughout Victoria.

An Aussie who.s based in Los Angeles, Currie tells If, .$40 million goes a long way in Australia. Cost effectively we do great work for realistic budgets..

Film Victoria, Screen Nsw and Screen Queensland all pitched for the project and Ausfilm was co-operative. Currie was grateful for the agencies
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Foxtel reveals cast for Prisoner remake Wentworth

Foxtel and FremantleMedia Australia have announced the cast for the remake of classic Australian series Prisoner.

The contemporised Wentworth, which begins production next week, will see the return of Bea Smith played by Underbelly: Razor’s Danielle Cormack, Liz Birdsworth played by Celia Ireland of Laid and Franky Doyle, now a GenY lesbian, played by Rush’s Nicole Da Silva.

Kris McQuade of Killing Time will play new crime matriarch Jacs Holt and Shareena Clanton will play a young indigenous woman Doreen Anderson.

Other cast members include Catherine McClements, Kate Atkinson, Aaron Jeffrey, Robbie Magaziva and Leeanna Walsman.

Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s executive director of television said: “Wentworth will be bold Australian storytelling with this remarkable group of actors portraying the rivalries, power struggles and heartbreak of prison life in a drama tailor-made for the subscription television audience.”

FremantleMedia’s Jo Porter, director of drama and Ep on Wentworth said:
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New Prisoner series, Wentworth, begins shoot next week as cast revealed

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Wentworth, the new drama based on iconic Australian TV series Prisoner, starts production in Melbourne next week.

The 10-part series will be filmed on a purpose-built women.s prison, the Wentworth Detention Centre, where inmates and corrections staff will be forced to forge unlikely friendships to survive on the inside.

The cast includes Danielle Cormack (Underbelly Razor, Rake) as Wentworth.s latest arrival, suburban wife and mum Bea Smith; Nicole Da Silva (Rush, East West 101) as Gen Y lesbian Franky Doyle; Celia Ireland (Laid, All Saints) as earthy Liz Birdsworth; and Shareena Clanton as young Aboriginal woman Doreen Anderson.

Catherine McClements (Rush, Water Rats) and Kate Atkinson (Offspring, Rush) play Governor Meg Jackson and her deputy Vera Bennett. Aaron Jeffery (Underbelly Badness, McLeod.s Daughters) and Robbie Magasiva (Shortland Street) are corrections officers Matthew .Fletch. Fletcher and Will Jackson. Leeanna Walsman (Underbelly Badness) plays progressive and crusading lawyer Erica Davidson.
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Underbelly starts filming just days after Perish brothers convicted

A new series of Underbelly has started filming for Nine and production company Screentime.

The fifth series- called Underbelly: Badness – returns to Sydney’s modern crime history, set between 2001 and 2011.

The story is based on the murder of Terry Falconer by underworld figures Anthony Perish and Andrew Perish and the team of police dedicated to bringing the Perishs to justice.

Perish, 42, was sentenced to 18 years on Friday 13 April 2012 in the Nsw Supreme Court while his brother Andrew Perish, 41, was sentenced to at least nine years, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Des Monaghan, executive producer of the series and executive chairman of Screentime said: “This, the fifth series of Underbelly, is the most contemporary yet and is in marked contrast to Underbelly: Razor. While on the face of it they couldn’t be more different, they do both share the Underbelly DNA, namely police versus organised crime, the dramatisation of actual events,
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Caught Inside | Review - SXSW Film 2011

Director: Adam Blaiklock Writers: Adam Blaiklock, Matt Tomaszewski, Joe Velikovsky Starring: Ben Oxenbould, Daisy Betts, Sam Lyndon, Simon Lyndon, Leeanna Walsman, Harry Cook, Peter Phelps Caught Inside is a not-so-tall tale of how rationally real (not reel) people would react to a brutish man like Bull (Ben Oxenbould). I am getting ahead of myself though, so please allow me to back my ass up a bit... A group of impeccably attractive Aussie blokes charter a private boat -- the aptly named Hedonist -- captained by Skipper Joe (Peter Phelps) for a surfing safari to a remote island located somewhere off the coast of Thailand with radical swells and tubular breaks; Bull is along for the ride because he is the key to finding the clandestine locale. It is supposed to be a guys only escapade, but Toobs (Simon Lyndon) brings along his girlfriend Alex (Leeanna Walsman) and her scrumptiously seductive friend,
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