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Project Greenlight Australia is an offshoot of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's reality TV series Project Greenlight. 

Pay TV channel Movie Network  called for script submissions that were assessed by other contestants. Winners received a $1 million production budget and guaranteed theatrical release.


  • Project Greenlight Australia is the first international exportation of the USA-based Project Greenlight screenwriting contest that began in 2000. Founded by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the project receives web-based submissions of film scripts. Following a process of peer-selection a shortlist of 250 scripts is chosen. Industry professionals then cull the list to ten writers who undergo an intensive workshop process. The final winner is awarded $1 million to make their film.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2006

winner form y separately published work icon The View from Greenhaven The View from Greenhaven Drive Simon MacRae , Kenn MacRae , ( dir. Simon MacRae et. al. )agent 2006 Australia : Screentime , 2008 Z1340758 2006 single work film/TV

'A grumpy old couple living in an idyllic south coast town have the perfect life - but they just can't see it. To snap them out of their misery, their adult children surprise them on their wedding anniversary with a mystery train tour. But when the destination turns out to be their own town, they're forced to look at the life they hate from a new perspective - and confront the possibility that everything they could ever want is already right on their doorstep.'

Source: Project Greenlight Australia website,
Sighted: 27/02/2007

Awarded under the title 'The View from Greenhaven Drive'.

Year: 2005

inaugural winner form y separately published work icon Solo Morgan O'Neill , ( dir. Morgan O'Neill ) Sydney : Screentime , 2006 Z1281487 2006 single work film/TV thriller crime

'Barrett works for a group of businessmen known as 'The Gentlemen'. They operate within the fertile realm of the Sydney underworld. Now he's 53 years of age and needs to get out of Sydney. Out of the game. Which of course is easier said than done.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 9/8/2013)

Works About this Award

The Habit of a Lifetime Gets a $1m Green Light Emily Dunn , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 December 2006; (p. 13)
Breaking Through Sophie Tedmanson , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 January 2005; (p. 17)