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Winners

2018 winner form y separately published work icon Mystery Road Michaeley O'Brien , Steven McGregor , Kodie Bedford , Jon Bell , Timothy Lee , ( dir. Rachel Perkins ) Australia : Bunya Productions Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2018 11467193 2018 series - publisher film/TV detective

'Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young farm hands on an outback cattle station. One is a local Indigenous footy hero, and the other a backpacker. Working with local cop Emma James (Judy Davis), Jay’s investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.'

Source: Screen Australia (https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/sa/media-centre/news/2017/07-12-mystery-road-series). (Sighted: 13/07/2017)

2015 winner form y separately published work icon Glitch Louise Fox , Kris Mrksa , Giula Sandler , Pete McTighe , ( dir. Emma Freeman ) Australia : Matchbox Pictures , 2015-2019 8308194 2015 series - publisher film/TV science fiction

A small Australian town faces the return of the beloved dead – some recently deceased, and some long gone.

2014 winner form y separately published work icon The Code Shelley Birse , Blake Ayshford , Justin Monjo , ( dir. Shawn Seet ) Australia : ABC Television Playmaker Media , 2013 Z1912246 2013 series - publisher film/TV thriller

The Code is a fictional thriller set between the remote Australian desert and the corridors of power in Canberra. A murder in the Outback thrusts two unlikely brothers into an international political conspiracy.

2013 winner form y separately published work icon Redfern Now Jon Bell , Adrian Wills , Steven McGregor , Danielle Maclean , Michelle Blanchard , Wayne Blair , ( dir. Catriona McKenzie et. al. )agent Australia : ABC Television Screen Australia Blackfella Films , 2012-2013 Z1750518 2012 series - publisher film/TV

Redfern Now is 'the first contemporary TV drama series written, directed and produced by Indigenous Australians.'

Source: ABC Television website.

For Season Two
2013 winner form y separately published work icon Puberty Blues Fiona Seres , Alice Bell , Tony McNamara , ( dir. Emma Freeman et. al. )agent Australia : Southern Star John Edwards , 2012-2014 Z1832856 2012 series - publisher film/TV

'Puberty Blues is an Australian classic which chronicles a special moment of our history. In the early 1970s, the middle baby boomers were coming into their adolescence and early adulthood. The sexual revolution was in full flow. In America "teenagerdom" had come into its own in the sixties. It happened here in the seventies, with the arrival of drugs and the anti-Vietnam fed youth rebellion. And the wild mood finds its apotheosis in surf culture. Puberty Blues is a picture of Australian suburban life in revolution as the wild kids get their rocks off, exploring the worlds of the parents in a context where money and loans are much cheaper, divorce is much easier, full employment and prosperity abound, conventional morality is shifting and everything is endlessly possible.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 20/8/2013)

2011 winner form y separately published work icon East West 101 SBS Television (publisher), Kristen Dunphy , Kris Wyld , Michael Miller , Kris Mrksa , Michelle Offen , Sherine Salama , David Ogilvy , Vanessa Bates , Katherine Thomson , Steve Knapman , Steve Knapman , Kris Wyld , ( dir. Peter Andrikidis ) Australia : SBS Television Knapman Wyld Television , 2009-2011 Z1643485 2009-2011 series - publisher film/TV (taught in 1 units)

Series One of East West 101 focuses on two men whose destinies are irrevocably intertwined. Malik is driven by a hunger for justice. He was twelve when a masked gunman held up the family shop. Malik refused to hand over the money and his father was subsequently shot and injured. He later joined the police force and has been looking for the shadowy figure who pulled the trigger. When he finally finds him, Malik's belief in the justice system is challenged by a powerful desire for revenge. As he hunts down the truth, it is revealed that one of his colleagues, Crowley, had a part to play in the original investigation. Crowley is a man whose vision has been blighted by pain and prejudice. His son, Paul, was found dead of an overdose on drugs sold to him by a Lebanese dealer. When the drug dealer who sold Paul the heroin is found murdered, Internal Affairs come asking questions.

In Season Two, East West 101 expands to seven episodes as the Major Crime Squad investigate crime and murder in all quarters of multicultural Sydney. But overarching all is the quest for Detective Zane Malik to find the truth behind a car bomb attack which kills two men. The Major Crime Squad form a joint task force with the NSO (National Security Organisation) to deal with the crime. There is paranoia in the city and fallout on the Muslim community. Malik knows that in order to stop the circle of hate, he must solve the crime. Was the bomb really an act of extremists, as the media suggest, or a sophisticated killing by a career criminal? Malik doggedly pursues the truth until he, too, becomes a target. Inspector Patricia Wright questions his motives but her vision is clouded by personal issues that she wants to keep hidden from the squad. Crime has touched her own family.

Season Three : The Hero's Journey. 'In [this]third season of East West 101, the Major Crime Squad investigates a 36 million dollar robbery in Australia and its connections to the murder of 17 people in Afghanistan. Is the robbery to fund an act of terror by military trained radicals, or the work of sophisticated criminals? For Detective Zane Malik the case has savage personal and professional ramifications. Malik is obstructed in his quest to find those responsible by the interference of newcomer Detective Neil Travis. Travis has fought in Iraq and his attitude and approach to the investigation cause conflict with Malik. In the hunt for an elusive foe, ultimately both men are forced to confront what makes a man a hero, or a coward...'

(Source: East West 101, SBS website)

For Season Three.
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