$115,000 Funding To 11 Projects Through Metro Screen Breaks – Story To Screen

By April 17, 2013 Industry News
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Development and production funding for screen stories.

11 outstanding projects have been selected by Metro Screen to receive $115,000 in funding through the Breaks – Story to Screen program this month.

The comprehensive Breaks funding program is focused on getting stories from script to screen with a cash production budget, production facilities support and a craft skills development program including the Story Hothouse and the Directors Foundry.

Over the past three years, Metro Screen has been funding creative storytelling and emerging practitioners through the First Breaks, Break Out and Breakthrough programs.

The Breaks – Story to Screen program will produce eight short films and three web-based programs by early career film and content makers.  Cultural diversity is represented through the range of projects including content producers from Indigenous and multicultural backgrounds.

“These scripts were selected for their strong ideas and potential to develop into an exciting and diverse production slate for 2013.”
David Opitz Projects and Productions Manager, Metro Screen

Breaks- Story to Screen is proudly supported by Screen NSW and Screen Australia’s RAW NERVE program.


The successful Breaks projects for 2013 are;

Il Taglialegna (The Woodcutter) by Thomas McSweeney and Ross Hubbard
Horror short film

Pink by Lynne Vincent MCCarthy
Psychological-drama short fil

Showboy by Samuel Leighton-Dore
Drama short film

Latte e Miele (Milk and Honey) by Louisa Mignone and Andrea Demetriades
Dramedy short film

Bad Daddy by Elizabeth Taddic, writer Adam Szudrich
Drama short film

Touch by Adrian Chiarella
Horror short film

Dawney Slack by Elizabeth Wymarra
Comedy short film

The Fight by Tom Avery
Comedy short film

Dry Fire by Ngaire Oleary and Alex Williams
Drama web series

Love Bytes by Tonnette Stanford
GLBT dramatic/comedy web series

Defendant 5: The Fall of the House of Gunns by Heidi Douglas
Documentary web series

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