Aquarius Films

Foxtel orders remake of Swedish drama ‘Älska Mig’ for Oz streamer Binge

The Foxtel Group’s Australian streamer Binge has ordered Love Me, a new romantic drama series based on the Swedish show Älska Mig, with a cast headed by Lord Of The Rings trilogy star Hugo Weaving. The 6 x 43-minute series, adapted from Josephine Bornebusch’s original Viaplay show, is described as a story about modern love […]

Stan hires Aquarius Films MD prompting exec rejig

Miranda Culley has been hired as the new MD of Australian indie Aquarius Films, replacing the outgoing Rachel Okine, who has taken a new position as head of features and development executive at the streamer Stan. Aquarius has also hired Erica Harrison as head of development, with both roles to commence with immediate effect and […]

Aquarius Films to adapt Clementine Ford’s ‘Fight Like A Girl’ memoir as comedy-drama

Australian indie Aquarius Films is producing Fight Like A Girl, a comedy-drama series based on the memoir of the same name by writer Clementine Ford. Aquarius has taken all development and production rights to the 2016 best-seller, which it calls “an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be, which exposes just how unequal the […]

Show of the week: The Unusual Suspects

This four-part limited series follows the story of a group of wealthy Sydney suburbanites and their Filipino maids who realise they must join forces when they face a similar predicament. Providing a fresh view into the immigrant experience, The Unusual Suspects combines soap opera and heist caper to follow these women from vastly different walks […]

Aquarius Films & Anonymous Content partner to co-pro sci-fi thriller ‘The Subjugate’

Australian indie Aquarius Films and US-based Anonymous Content have teamed up to co-produce an adaptation of author Amanda Bridgeman’s dystopian sci-fi crime thriller The Subjugate. Aquarius Films acquired the development and production rights to the novel, which will be turned into a long format series, produced by Angie Fielder (Lion) and Polly Staniford (Berlin Syndrome) […]

Round up: Netflix plunders ZDFE factual pirate original;  Eccho to shop Turkey’s ‘Chrysalis’; Beyond takes ‘Nina & Olga’ distribution rights

Netflix plunders ZDFE factual pirate original Netflix has picked up The Lost Pirate Kingdom, a new six-part factual series co-produced by ZDF Enterprises and its affiliate UK prodco World Media Rights. The series will debut globally on 15 March as a Netflix Original, with ZDF Enterprises distributing the new series worldwide outside of the territories […]

Aussie prodco Aquarius names STX International alum as MD

Australian producer Aquarius Films has appointed Rachel Okine as MD. Okine, who reports to Aquarius founders Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford, will be responsible for driving new business opportunities and financing models, working on strategy and expanding. The company aims to have three to five projects in production per year and Okine will help manage […]