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Feature Film - Adaptation
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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner form y separately published work icon The Dry Harry Cripps , ( dir. Robert Connolly ) Australia : Made Up Stories , 2021 13199545 2021 single work film/TV crime

'When Aaron Falk returns to his drought ravaged town in Victoria to attend his best mate’s funeral, he finds himself drawn into a web of lies and murder, which forces him to confront the guilty secrets of his own past. Based on the novel of the same name, written by Jane Harper.'

Source: Screen Australia funding approvals.

Year: 2020

winner form y separately published work icon Penguin Bloom Shaun Grant , Harry Cripps , ( dir. Glendyn Ivin ) Australia : Made Up Stories Broadtalk , 2020 13199657 2020 single work film/TV

After Samantha Bloom suffers a devastating spinal injury, she she struggles with depression, until the family adopts a fledgling magpie called Penguin.

Year: 2019

winner form y separately published work icon True History of the Kelly Gang Shaun Grant , ( dir. Justin Kurzel ) Australia : Film4 Screen Australia Film Victoria Porchlight Films , 2018 12236444 2018 single work film/TV

'Outlaw Ned Kelly lived only 25 years, but it was enough to write his story into Australian legend. The subject of countless books, songs, and other lore, he has become a near-mythical figure in the mould of Jesse James or even Robin Hood. Adapting the Booker Prize–winning novel by Peter Carey, True History of the Kelly Gang stars George MacKay, Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, and Charlie Hunnam in a gloriously fictionalized tale of a true-life renegade.

'Kelly (MacKay) grows up in an already rebellious Irish immigrant family, regularly bristling against the outback justice imposed by local police. Over time, he falls under the influence of Harry Power (Crowe), a true bush-ranger with little regard for colonial authority over the wild territory where he operates. Each encounter with the law pushes Kelly further and further into a dedicated life of crime. Soon enough, he's gathered a gang around him to help with the horse thieving and shootouts, and many Australian settlers are applauding his exploits. It all builds to an epic final showdown.'

Source: Toronto International Film Festival.

Year: 2018

winner form y separately published work icon Cargo Yolanda Ramke , ( dir. Ben Howling et. al. )agent Australia : Causeway Films , 2017 9598338 2017 single work film/TV thriller

'Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately seeks a new home for his infant child, and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.' (Production summary)

Year: 2017

winner form y separately published work icon Lion Saroo Brierley , Luke Davies , ( dir. Garth Davis ) Australia : Screen Australia See Saw Films Sunstar Entertainment The Weinstein Company , 2016 8160821 2016 single work film/TV

'A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 later, he sets out to find his lost family.' (Production summary)