Below is a list of current work ‘in production’ or awaiting release
Life on the Reef, (Documentary 3 x 1hr) release 2014 ABC / PBS
Covering 344,400km2 and stretching along 2300km of coastline, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems on Earth. Home to a stunning array of animals, from microscopic plankton to 100-tonne whales, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.
Along the idyllic coastline, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Rangers work together with Traditional Owners, police, border protection, search and rescue crews, lifeguards and scientists to safeguard the fragile reef and protect the millions of residents, tourists, divers and fishermen that visit each year. It’s a monumental task – the reef and its hundreds of islands and quays covers an area bigger than the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Holland combined.
Life on the Reef will combine the strongest elements of observational documentary story telling with blue chip natural history, presenting unique, fresh and authentic stories of Australia’s greatest natural icon through the eyes, actions, challenges and adventures of the people who live there.
The Catch, (Documentary 3 x 1 hr) release 2014 SBS Australia
Matthew Evans, presenter of SBS’s Gourmet Farmer, embarks on a campaigning voyage of discovery to reveal the complex truths behind the seafood Australians produce and consume in the new three- part series The Catch (working title). From salmon farming to shark finning, from vast super trawlers to the humble prawn, Mathew Evans will confront and offer the viewer a chance to make a difference. This provocative, campaigning series aims not just to ignite debate but to change the way Australian buy, sell and eat their seafood, habits that are having a devastating impact on our oceans. The Catch is produced by Essential Media for SBS.
Australia’s Deadliest Shark Coast (Documentary), National Geographic / Channel 7, release date March 2013, Nat Geo Wild.
Drown (Feature Film) JJ Splice Films, release date 2014
Three surf lifesavers on a big night out. Jealousy, homophobic fears and unrequited lust culminate in a tragic booze-fueled episode of near-fatal bullying. Based on the acclaimed play by Stephen Davis and following the themes of Dean Francis’ controversial short Boys Grammar, Drown is a hard-hitting micro-budget drama set against the iconic backdrop of Bondi Beach.
Directed by Dean Francis
Based on a play by Stephen Davis
Produced by Stephen Davis and Dean Francis
Cast Matt Levett, Jack Matthews, Sam Anderson and Harry Cook
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