Porchlight Films

Oz thriller ‘Operation Buffalo’ headed to Acorn TV and Euro broadcasters

SVOD service Acorn TV and broadcasters across Europe have picked up Australian thriller series Operation Buffalo, following deals with co-pro and distribution outfit About Premium Content (APC). US-based Acorn TV has picked up rights for the UK and Ireland, with the series also being picked up by UPC in Switzerland, RTP in Portugal, NRK TV […]

Oz’s Wooden Horse adds Porchlight exec Coeli Cutcliffe to management team

Recently launched Sydney-based indie prodco Wooden Horse has appointed Porchlight Films exec Coeli Cutcliffe as development manager. In her new role, Cutcliffe will be responsible for expanding the company’s slate and developing Australian-focused stories for global audiences. She will report to CEO’s Jude Troy and Richard Finlayson. Before joining Wooden Horse, Cutcliffe was development executive […]

APC Studios snaps up rights to ABC Australia nuclear testing drama

Paris-headquartered producer-distributor APC Studios has swooped for worldwide rights to ABC Australia’s six-part drama Fallout (working title).  The boutique outfit helped in financing the production, which is inspired by true events and centres on the UK’s nuclear testing in the Australian outback in the 1950s. The project marks APC Studios’ first investment in an Australian series, […]

ABC in Oz greenlights nuclear testing drama ‘Fallout’

Australian public broadcaster the ABC has ordered a 1950s-set drama that explores the true story of British nuclear testing in the country’s outback. Fallout (working title) is being written and directed by Australian filmmaker Peter Duncan (Rake), with Porchlight Films’ Vincent Sheehan (The Kettering Incident) producing alongside Tanya Phegan, who co-created the series with Duncan. […]