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Winner: 2021 DocEdge (NZ) Best/Fearless Matatoa AwardWinner: 2020 WA Screen Culture Award for Innovation in Feature Documentary/Non-Fiction
Laura Henkel is eccentric, outspoken, feisty and 90 years old. She has decided she wants to end her life on her own terms, and she asks her daughter Cathy and granddaughter Sam, both filmmakers, to make a film about it.
Editor: Nicholas DunlopProducer: Mago FilmsBroadcaster: Lifestyle ChannelProgram Length: 8 x broadcast hours
A Lifestyle Foodseries that explores what happens when a larrikin Aussie chef, an award-winning Irish chef and one sassy cook pit their wits, skills and wills against each other to find the very best recipes?
Cooking together again in their converted church warehouse-style kitchen are top chefs Ben O’Donoghue (Surfing the Menu), Darren Simpson (La Scala, Sydney) and ex-rock-n-roll singer and super cook Anna Gare (Junior Masterchef).
Editor: Nicholas DunlopProducer: Prospero ProductionsProgram Length: 4 x 15 minutes
A childrens' reality series that combines saving the planet with celebrity charisma and a shedload of personality! Starring the irrepressible John Robertson.
Editor: Nicholas DunlopProducer: Artemis FilmsBroadcaster: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ZDF-ArteProgram Length: 1 x broadcast hour
History books tell us that the Wright Brothers flew first in December 1903. But Australian aviation expert John Brown claims that the German-born immigrant to the US, Gustave Whitehead, flew 2 years earlier in 1901 and he has evidence to back his case. History may not be as certain as we thought.
Editor (international version): Nicholas DunlopProducers: Beijing Tian Gong Film Group, Beijing Jin Qi FilmsTianjin Guang Ping Technologies, and CM Film ProductionsProgram Length: 1hr 43min
1940, Mr.Wu goes to Shanghai to visit his girlfriend, he discovers a case as well as a bulk of printing equipment. Pierre, a wealthy French Jewish merchant flees France to escape the Nazis' Holocaust. Before he leaves he manages to ship a load of printing equipment and cash to Shanghai where his daughter Anita will take responsibility for delivering the goods. However, her actions don't go unnoticed, catching attention of the Japanese Army.
Editors: Nicholas Dunlop with Lindi HarrisonProducer: Michael AngusBroadcaster: Australian Broadcasting CorporationProgram Length: 1 x 1 hour
Video games have gone from being something kids play to big business. Play to Win explores the rapid rise of Halfbrick Studios, developers of the smash hit mobile game Fruit Ninja, from creative dreamers to gaming superpower.
Editor: Nicholas DunlopProducer: Artemis International & Inavision FilmsBroadcaster: SBS-1 (Destination Australia Series)Program Length: 1 broadcast hour
Bridge Between Two Worlds charts the remarkable story of three newly arrived refugee children as they make their way through the last six months of an intensive English course at the Highgate Primary School, in Perth, Western Australia.
The documentary tells these stories from the children's own perspective and allows an audience unique access into their emotional world. It provides a beautifully intimate portrait of their struggles and their triumphs marked by laughter, tantrums and tears.
Stylistically Bridge Between Two Worlds is a rich tapestry. Observational documentary is interwoven with: animation; the children's photography, artwork, songs and storytelling; and evocative exploration.
Courtesy Artemis International and Inavision Films.
Editor: Nicholas DunlopProducer: Mago FilmsBroadcaster: Lifestyle ChannelProgram Length: 13 x broadcast half hour
Super cook Anna Gare (Junior Masterchef judge) is back in the kitchen showing viewers the food she loves to cook for her friends and family. Here is a highlights reel from across the whole series, featuring guests Fiona O'loughlin, David Wirrpanda, Raelene Boyle, Lucky Oceans, Manuela Darling-Gansser, Dr. Fiona Wood, Nick Sheppard.
Editor: Nicholas DunlopProducer: Australian Dance Theatre & CM Film ProductionsProgram Length: 40 minutes
A high definition art installation showing human bodies colliding. Super slow motion footage shot using high speed cameras @ 1500fps.
Editor: Nicholas Dunlop (episodes 1, 3 & 5)Producer: Artemis InternationalBroadcaster: Australian Broadcasting CorporationProgram Length: 3 of 6 x broadcast half hours
In this refreshing series three young adults with intellectual disabilities fly the nest and move into a new home for 10 weeks. Experiencing life away from parents and learning to live more independently is a dream for all of them. And if it works out, they can stay on and call The Dreamhouse home.
Bursting with humour, conflict and tenderness, The Dreamhouse provides a bold insight into a world not seen before on television.
Editor: Nicholas DunlopProducer: Electric Pictures (Australia) & Mallinson Sadler Productions (UK)Broadcaster: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, ITV, ZDF, NatGeoProgram Length: 1 x broadcast hour
The incredible true story of an Australian World War 1 submarine, lost in the Dardanelles for nearly 100 years, is told with dramatic re-enactment accompanied by modern day footage of a daring rescue expedition to save it from the murky depths.
Producer: Nicholas DunlopBroadcaster: National Indigenous TelevisionProgram Length: 1 x broadcast half hour
The moving story of an Indigenous wrestler, Neil Coyne, who must face up to strong emotions as he relives the traumatic death of his mother and their troubled history together.
Produced by Metamorflix in association with ScreenWest & Lotterywest and National Indigenous Television.
Producer/Editor: Nicholas DunlopBroadcaster: NITVProgram Length: 1 x broadcast half hour
Angela Rule is a rising Noongar singer and songwriter whose talent has been fuelled by her family of eight sisters and the tragic passing of their beloved father ten years ago.
Editor: Nicholas DunlopProducer: Periscope PicturesBroadcaster: Australian Broadcasting CorporationProgram Length: 1 x broadcast half hour
Two Gen Y candidates challenge for the position of Perth Lord Mayor in what turns out to be a very controversial election. Questions of ethics and transparency in government take centre stage.
Editor: Nicholas DunlopProducer: Excalibur ProductionsProgram Length: 14 minutes
A low-key outback tale of friendship between a lonely middle-aged white man and a young, happy-go-lucky aboriginal man. White or black, it's never easy to impress the ladies...
Director/Editor: Nicholas DunlopBroadcaster: Australian Broadcasting CorporationProgram Length: 1 x broadcast half hour, 18 x 2 minute interstitials
An observational documentary that goes behind the scenes of a gravity-defying project combining art, dance and high-speed slow motion cinematography.
A CM Films production in assocation with Little Star Productions.
In 2009 an oil rig blowout off the West Australian coast caused millions of litres of oil to flow into the pristine Timor Sea. Eight years on the people of West Timor are still living with the legacy of the oil disaster and the toxic dispersants sprayed on the slick by the Australian Government. Will justice ever prevail?
An intimate portrait of Western Australian Artist Leon Pericles as he embarks on his biggest challenge yet - a full retrospective exhibition of a lifetime of artworks at a time when he has least support. An intimate story of love and loss, told through the eyes of his daughter Nia.
Screenhub: Storm in a Teacup - craft, love and dementia
Filmed against the majestic backdrop of Western Australia’s remote Pilbara Region, this parable of youthful rebellion and coming-of-age features the final screen performance by legendary Indigenous Australian actor, the late Tom Lewis.Winner of the Australian Short Screenplay Award at the Sydney Film Festival.
The science is in – children who play a musical instrument do better academically and socially. But most Australian kids are missing out on this vital part of their education. At Challis Community Primary School, in a disadvantaged suburb of Perth, Principal Lee Musumeci wants to introduce a state of the art singing and instrument program that she hopes will level the playing field.
Writer, Director, Editor: Nicholas DunlopBroadcaster: Australian Broadcasting CorporationProgram Length: 2 x broadcast half hourWA Screen Awards: Best Director, Best Editing, Best Television Factual, Best Original Music Longform
The inside story of Australia’s most ambitious comic creators, Gestalt Publishing and their battle to conquer the American market.
Produced by Nicholas Dunlop and Veronica Fury.
“Five stars” – Herald-Sun“Five stars” – Supermarcey“A beautifully made documentary” – George Gittoes, director of Oscar-nominated “Soundtrack to War”
FEATURING:Kevin Smith, Director “Clerks” & “Chasing Amy”// Oscar®-winner Shaun Tan // Verne Toyer (“Mini-Me”) // Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones) and Stan Lee (creator of Marvel comics).
Comic Book Heroes is produced by Little Star Productions and Wild Fury with the Assistance of ScreenWest and LotteryWest, Screen Queensland and Produced and Developed with the Assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.