Metro Screen's Breakout


We are sorry to advise that Breakout has now finished and will not be offered in 2013. Please visit 2013 Breaks Funding.

With the support of Screen NSW, two content driven projects up to 15 minutes are selected to receive a cash budget of $15,000, production subsidy of $1,200, a Supervising Producer to support the project, a $600 editing short course and a full funded cinema screening.


In 2011 the recipients of the Breakout funding went to:

Treading Water

Treading Water

Cathy Flannery [Producer], Melissa Anastasi [Writer/ Director]

Leila and her husband Theo struggle to piece together their lives after the death of their son.

Burning Thing

A Burning Thing

Joe Weatherstone [Producer], Damien Power [Writer/ Director]

An affair between a pyromaniac and a volunteer rural fire fighter burns out of control.

In 2010 the recipients of the Breakout funding went to:

Shelling Peas

Shelling Peas

Cath Moore [Wirter / Director], Diana Ward [Producer]

Purple Flowers


Julian Ryan [Writer / Director], Drew Bailey [Producer]

2011 screenings included the Long Island Film Festival New York and NAFA Show-Fest International Film Festival.