Adapted from the award winning novel by Sue McPherson
Executive Producer / Producer – Lois Randall
Producer / Director – Dena Curtis
Writers – Sue McPherson, Jon Bell, Danielle MacLean
Story Editor - Gina Roncoli
13 x 30 minute television series for 8 - 12 year old audiences, in development for NITV with support from NITV, ACTF, Screen Australia, Screen Queensland and Screen NSW.
NAN & A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE ABC TV Flickerfest
Nan, of Australian Aboriginal and Irish descent, keeps a photo album of dead family members. Younger sister Min believes this morbid European tradition is culturally inappropriate. But the trouble Nan has come to blows over may bring the family together.
Told with warmth and humour, this short film gently tackles cultural taboos.
A 12 minute short drama written by Sue McPherson, based on characters from her award winning novel “Grace Beside Me”.
Producer: Lois Randall Director: Dena Curtis
Cast: Nan: Noeleen Shearer; Aunty Min: Pamela Young; Fuzzy: Amba-Rose Atkinson; and Dougal the dog as Trouble.
Commissioned by ABC TV.
Selected for Flickerfest 2016 and touring nationally with Best of Australian Shorts program.
Developed through The Exchange program of Screen Australia’s Indigenous department, completed July 2015.
THE GODS OF WHEAT STREET Every Cloud Productions, ABC TV
An Every Cloud Production Broadcast ABC TV 1, April – May 2014
Miniseries of the Year, 2014 Screen Producers Australia Awards
Official Selection, Series Mania TV festival, Paris, 2014
Official Selection, and Best Actor nomination for Kelton Pell, International Gold Panda Awards, Sichuan TV Festival China, 2015
“The Gods of Wheat Street” is a 6 x 1 hour television drama series that transports the audience into the world, hearts and humour of the Freeburns, a modern Aboriginal family of local legends. Each episode spans a few hectic days with a touch of magic and enough deadpan humour to help our characters rise above obstacles that would bring mere mortals to their knees - and get on with the important matters of love, family and football.
Creator/Writer/Co-producer: Jon Bell Producer: Lois Randall Directors: Catriona McKenzie, Adrian Russell Wills, Wayne Blair Executive Producers: Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox, Sally Riley and Erica Glynn.
Early stage development supported by SCREEN NSW Early stage Story Consultant: Felicity Packard
HENRY PARKES In Development
“Henry Parkes” is epic historic drama; the Dickensian saga of a young Englishman who left hardship behind, took his chance as a bounty emigrant, and overcame great obstacles to rise from obscurity to the pinnacle of public office, five times Premier of NSW and Father of Australian Federation.