Screen Australia announces funds two new documentaries with Jewish themes

July 28, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Screen Australia has announced 10 documentaries will share in more than $2.54 million in the latest round of funding from the agency’s Documentary Producer Program and the Documentary Broadcast program.

The Documentary Producer Program is aimed at supporting producers in driving their projects creatively and commercially, and is given to innovative documentaries that have a strong creative vision and a highly-developed understanding of how the project will reach audiences.

“The teams that have come through this round of funding had very clear ideas about the audience for their projects. So many great titles have been supported by Screen Australia through this program and these projects will make that slate even stronger,” said Screen Australia’s senior manager, documentary, Liz Stevens.

The Documentary Broadcast Program is designed to support the production of a diverse range of quality projects for television broadcast that offer a compelling vision and have a clear and enduring cultural value. Screen Australia has recently funded a social issue project from Blackfella Films for this program.

Including to be funded are:

Danny Ben-Moshe

Danny Ben-Moshe

1 x 80mins
Unicorn Films
 Lizzette Atkins, Rhian Skirving
Director Danny Ben-Moshe
Synopsis My Mother’s Lost Children is an intimate view into the lives of an eccentric Jewish family, as their lives are thrown into turmoil when two stolen children reappear after 40 years.


Dan Goldberg

Dan Goldberg

1 x 75mins
Mint Pictures

Adam Kay

Adam Kay

Executive Producer 
Simon Nasht, Adam Kay
Director  Dan Goldberg
Synopsis In a bid to lift the lid on one of Australia’s dirtiest secrets, social entrepreneur and accidental activist Ronni Kahn embarks on a crusade to end the $10 billion of food waste in Australia each year.

The Goldberg, Kay and Ben-Moshe worked together on the blockbuster documentary screened earlier this year on SBS on the Adass Yisroel community in Melbourne.

Strictly Jewish: The Secret World of Adass Israel was directed Danny Ben-Moshe, producer by Dan Goldberg and Executive Producer
Adam Kay

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