Screen Queensland is partnering with Australian SVOD service Stan in ‘Queensland Originals’ to develop and finance a $1 million feature film. Three teams will be given support from concept to draft with workshops convened by New York producers Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell, alongside feedback on concepts and guidance through the workshop process from Stan. One team of the three 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.
“Stan is thrilled to partner with Screen Queensland on this great initiative to discover and develop local talent and to be the home of the first Australian SVOD-exclusive feature film commission. Having recently wrapped production on our first original TV show No Activity, Queensland Originals is yet another key element of our ongoing strategy to develop original and unique Australian stories for the screen,” Nick Forward, Stan’s Content and Product Director, said.
Applications are open to experienced Queensland producers working with writers and writer-directors with no more than one feature film credit or equivalent. You can get more details here.