Screen Australia has announced investment in the development of 13 feature films, two animated shorts, two games and the completion of two short films. The first two recipients of the new Director’s Acclaim Fund were also announced. New feature projects to receive development investment include B Model, a young adult drama by writer Samantha Strauss (Dance Academy), director Rachel Griffiths and producers Louise Smith and Rachel Griffiths.
Jungle is a new project in development from the Spierig brothers (Daybreakers) based on the true story of Yossi Ghinsberg. Jungle is being developed by writers Michael and Peter Spierig and Justin Monjo, directors Michael and Peter Spierig and producers Emile Sherman and Chris Brown. Set to be directed by Bruce Beresford, The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney is a new drama being developed with writers Chris Anastassiades and Andy Cox, producer Sue Milliken and executive producers Zelda Rosenbaum and Oscar Whitbread.
Writer Alexa Wyatt will develop Canterbury Tales, a romantic adventure drama with producer Damien Parer and executive producer James Michael Vernon, and the love story Five Spice is a new feature to be developed by writer/director Gregor Jordon with producer Bryan Brown.
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