2005 / 91 mins / Horrorshow / Pod Film / Madman Entertainment / NTFO
Synopsis - Love can be difficult at the best of times. BLACKTOWN is a disarmingly honest tale of love-against-the-odds. Niki, an office worker has the worst luck with men. When a date turns sour an Aboriginal bus driver called Tony rescues her from being dragged into a car, but then insists on walking her home. From these tense beginnings we then follow a tentative romance between two lost souls searching for a way through life's emotional confusion.
Director / Screenwriter / Producer - Kriv Stenders
Starring - Tony Ryan & Niki Owen
Audience Award - 2005 Sydney International Film FestivalOfficial Selection
London / Australian Film Festival 2005
Moscow / Australian Film Festival 2005
Toronto / Australian Film Festival 2005
Flanders International Film Festival 2005
Melbourne International Film Festival 2005
Sydney International Film Festival 2005
Brisbane International Film Festival 2005
Canberra International Film Festival 2005
Perth / Revelations Film Festival 2006
2005 Gelnfiddich Independent Spirit IF Award
FIPRESCI Award / Brisbane Film festival
2007 / 83 mins
The Adelaide Film Festival / Rising Sun Pictures/ Smoking Gun Productions/Horrorshow
Synopsis - Told in real time, BOXING DAY documents the minute by minute events across the course of an afternoon in the life of Chris Sykes - a recovering alcoholic and estranged father. Living alone on home detention, Chris is preparing Christmas lunch for his family when an old friend turns up at his doorstep and reveals a disturbing truth. When his daughter, his wife and her new boyfriend finally arrive, the situation slowly and inevitability escalates and we are drawn into the compelling story of a desperate father who finally exposes the dark and disturbing secret that has torn his family apart.
Director / Cinematographer - Kriv Stenders
DIRECTOR FINDERS AWARD - Australian Director's Guild 2007
LOUVE D'OR - BEST ACTOR / RICHARD GREEN - Montreal Festival Du Nouveau Cinema 2007
2009 / 92 mins
Screen Australia / South Australian Film Corporation / Adelaide Film Festival / Footprint Films / Smoking Gun Film Productions / Paramount / Transmission Films
Synopsis - Australia, 1902. A desperate family on the brink of ruin find themselves turning on each other after three mysterious men arrive at their farm with rumours of gold.
Director - Kriv Stenders
Producer - Kristian Moliere
Executive Producers - Robert Connoly & John Maynard
2009 Adelaide Film Festival (Premiere)
2009 Cork Film Festival (Official Selection)
2009 St Tropez Cinema des Antipodes (Official Competition)
2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival (Official Selection)
AFI Young Actor Award Toby Wallace
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE…THE INCREDIBLY TRUE STORY OF THE HUGHES FAMILY
“You Only Live Twice – The Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family” takes us on an intimate, whirlwind journey through the ages, revealing the complexities and duality within this prodigiously talented, eccentric maverick clan who’ve pursued their passions on the world stage. Along the way, a dazzling array of friends and colleagues weigh in on this remarkable and highly entertaining story including iconic satirist, Barry Humphries, jazz legend Graeme Bell, international best selling author John Le Carre and acclaimed filmmaker, Chris Doyle.
This is a generational odyssey bristling with exceptional talent, music and performance. Where myth and reality become inseparable. Where truth is often found in fiction. Part fable and part adventure story. This film is a loving, breathless celebration of the artistic, spirit in all its wildly, outrageous entertaining splendor.
Winner of Best Documentary (under an hour) AFI AWARDS 2010
Writer & Director: Brendan Young
Director Nick Robertson
A farmer and his family must fight for survival after a ferocious pack of wild dogs infiltrates their isolated farmhouse. Through a series of frightening and bloody encounters they are forced into survival mode to make it through the night.