SPA announces finalists for feature film and television series awards
The titles that will compete for Best Feature Film Production, Best Drama Series Production and TV Movie or Miniseries Production of the Year at next year’s Screen Producers Australia (SPA) Awards have been revealed, on vote is now open for the penultimate round of finalists.
Goalpost Pictures gets two nods in the feature film category, with I’m a woman and The invisible Man against that of Arcadia 2067, FG Film Productions’ Never too late, GoodThing Productions’ Nitrame, WBMC Rams, ACM Films’ Gentle river, and Heights by Bunya Productions, Maxo Studios and Savage Films.
Bunya Productions is also pictured in the Drama Series Production of the Year category for season two of Mystery Route, while Easy Tiger is nominated for both doctor doctor and Irish Jack season three.
Matchbox Pictures is the only multiple nominated TV movie or mini-series nominee of the year, with Hungry ghosts and Stateless both named finalists.
SPA CEO Matthew Deaner paid tribute to the accomplishments of the members of the organization, describing them as “the leaders of our industry”.
“The incredible list of productions today continues our long and proud tradition of storytelling, providing a fantastic showcase of the exceptional skills of our members,” he said.
The SPA Awards will be presented on the final evening of the Screen Forever conference on March 30 at the Star Event Center in Gold Coast.
The three categories of finalists announced today are:
Drama Series Production of the Year
• doctor doctor – Easy tiger
• Five bedrooms (Season 2) – Hoodlum Productions
• Irish Jack (Season 3) – Easy Tiger
• Mr. in-between – Blue Tongue Films & Pariah Productions
• The Mysteries of the Modern Murder of Mrs. Fisher (Season 2) – All Cloud productions
• Mystery Route (Season 2) – Bunya Productions
• RFDS – Endemol Shine Australia
• The end – Rocking films
• The news reader – Werner Film Productions
• Law – Images of jargon
Feature Film Production of the Year
• 2067 – Arcadia
• Heights – Bunya Productions, Maxo Studios & Savage Films
• I’m a woman – Goal post photos
• Never too late – FG Film Productions
• Nitrame – GoodThing Productions
• Rams – WBMC
• Gentle river – ACM Films
• The invisible Man – Goal post photos
TV movie or mini-series Production of the year
• A Christmas burnt by the sun – All Cloud productions
• Alice-Miranda Friends Forever – SLR Productions
• Hungry ghosts – Pictures of the matchbox
• Operation Buffalo – Films in the light of the porch
• Stateless – Pictures of the matchbox
• gloaming – Les Deux Jons
• The secrets she keeps – Images of jargon
• Unusual suspects – Aquarius Movies
The final category yet to be announced is Short Film Production of the Year, with a vote to open from November 23 through December 20.