The 15th Screen Producers Australia Awards announced Matchbox Pictures as the Media Super Production Business of the Year during the Screen Forever Conference at Melbourne’s Palladium last week.
With a diverse output, Matchbox specialises in television drama, children’s programming, factual and entertainment content, animation and feature films for the domestic and international marketplace. Most recently, Matchbox produced the popular reality television series Real Housewives of Melbourne, feature film Ali’s Wedding, Lally Katz’s comedy mini-series Stories I Want To Tell You In Person for the ABC, and the youth television drama series Nowhere Boys for ABC Television.
Screen Producers Australia’s CEO Matthew Deaner said: “The Screen Producers Australia Awards were born from a desire to recognise and honour Australian screen businesses who create and support high quality and outstanding screen content. Matchbox Pictures have established themselves as one of Australia’s most successful production companies, consistently producing original and entertaining stories for television audiences both locally and internationally.”
A special highlight of the 2015 Screen Producers Australia Awards was the inclusion of the Short Film Production of the Year category, which provides a platform for Australia’s emerging and mid-career producers.
SCREEN PRODUCERS AUSTRALIA AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Media Super Production Business of the Year – Matchbox Pictures
Lifetime Achievement Award – Natalie Miller AO
Drama Television Production of the Year – The Code, Playmaker Media
Comedy Television Production of the Year – Please Like Me S2, Guesswork Television
Documentary Television Production of the Year – Go Back To Where You Came From, Cordell Jigsaw Productions
Children’s Television Production of the Year – Nowhere Boys S2, Matchbox Pictures
Light Entertainment Television Production of the Year – Agony, High Wire Films
Reality Television Production of the Year – The X Factor S5, Fremantle Media Australia
Telemovie or Mini Series Production of the Year – The Secret River, Ruby Entertainment
Feature Film Production of the Year – Holding The Man, Goalpost Pictures
Feature Documentary Production of the Year – That Sugar Film, Madman Production Company
Short Film Production of the Year – Emo (The Musical), Matthewswood Productions
Interactive and Online Production of the Year – How To Talk To Australians, Jason Byrne Productions
Interactive and Online Production of the Year – Sherlock: The Network, The Project Factory
Breakthrough Business of the Year – Brindle Films
Services and Facilities Business of the Year – Fox Studios Australia