New Screen Grants awarded for 2024

NT Government

Continuing to develop and grow our economy means we are actively diversifying our job creating industries.

The Territory Labor Government is continuing to grow the screen industry, with four local screen practitioners announced as recipients of the Northern Territory Government’s Screen Territory Funding Program 2023-24 Story Development Round 1.

The first round of this funding is providing $35,000 to assist NT screen practitioners across story development, games development, industry partnerships, travel and career development and production finance. It also fosters the development and production of distinctive Territory stories and enhances creative and professional skills of Territory screen practitioners.

Four projects were awarded story development grants in Round 1, including Exposure Productions for their documentary project Tracy. Tracy is anticipated to air on Nine later this year – aligning with the 50th anniversary of Cyclone Tracy.

New NT screen content supported in Round 1 include:

o Sean Guy to develop family friendly feature film “Darwin Superhero” when Australia’s least powerful superhero is killed in a traumatic fruit-related incident, his young bureaucratic handler must stop Darwin’s first ever supervillain alongside the new hero-in-training.

o Steph Lady brings Pro wrestling to the Territory with the development of “The Brass Ring” a contemporary road-trip comedy set in the cosplayer, melodramatic circus of Australian indie professional wrestling circuit.

o Tamara Whyte will develop “The Isaac Lindsay Prison Half Hour” as affable prisoner Isaac Lindsay is looking towards his release date and his dream to make a TV series, will getting YouTube famous blow his chances of prison parole?

Round 2 of the 2023-24 Screen Territory Funding Program closed on 17 December 2023 and applications for Round 3 will open on Monday, 19 February 2024. Support for travel and career development is available all year.

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