STRIFE premieres today on Binge. Adapted for screen by Sarah Scheller in collaboration with Made Up Stories, this six-part comedy series stars Asher Keddie and is inspired by Mia Freedman’s memoir ‘Work, Strife, Balance’.
★★★★★ Cultural Binge ★★★★ ½ Suzy Goes See ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ Time Out ★★★★ Limelight ★★★★ Australian Book Review ★★★★ StageNoise The Sydney Theatre Company presents OIL, with costume design by David Fleischer. Playing at the Wharf 1 Theatre until 16 December 2023.
Ladies and gentlemen, THE ARTFUL DODGER will see you tomorrow! Two episodes directed by Gracie Otto, streaming exclusively on #DisneyPlus from November 29.
The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma is opening its new season on November 27th with Boito’s MEFISTOFELE, set and costume design by Mel Page.
“My expectation of what I’m supposed to do and deliver is the same, whether for an audience of five or 5 million.” Congratulations to Alice Babidge for her recent feature in The Sydney Morning Herald, “The Aussie designer taking on Hollywood”, highlighting her recent work in FOE starring Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan. https://www.smh.com.au/culture/movies/dressing-paul-mescal-and-saoirse-ronan-the-aussie-designer-taking-on-hollywood-20231103-p5ehe5.html
The world premiere of Hmong-Australian writer Michele Lee’s HOW DO I LET YOU DIE is on Wednesday, 22nd November, at the Art House, Melbourne. This multimedia monologue weaves together phone calls, Asian ghost tropes, Hmong horror stories and an adult child accepting the eventual death of their parents, assembled by an extraordinary team of Asian-Australian […]
The 57th Victorian and Tasmanian ACS Awards for Cinematography was held over the weekend, a huge congratulations to Katie Milwright for winning the following; The Gold Award for Serial TV & Comedy for DEADLOCH Season 1 Episode 1 The Gold Award for Drama Series for THE CLEARING Season 1 Episode 1 The Silver Award for […]
Set designer David Fleischer has collaborated with the Sydney Theatre Company for THE SEAGULL, a new adaptation by Andrew Upton of Chekhov’s first great masterpiece. This production will see Sigrid Thornton return to the STC. Previews 21 – 24 Nov 2023 Season 27 Nov – 16 Dec 2023 Roslyn Packer Theatre
The official trailer for STRIFE is here! Showrunner Sarah Scheller has adapted this six-part comedy ensemble series with Made Up Stories for Binge. Inspired by Mia Freedman’s memoir ‘Work, Strife, Balance’, starring Asher Keddie, airing on Binge, December 6th 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW7qO8Qj-PE
Congratulations to Yellow Creative clients Gracie Otto and Helena Brooks, who have been nominated for the upcoming Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Awards in the following categories; Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Comedy Series Episode Helena Brooks GOLD DIGGERS (S1 E3) – I’m with the Bandits Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Drama Series Episode Gracie […]
Michele Lee has written an episode for WHITE FEVER, a brand new comedy created by and starring Ra Chapman, screening on ABC TV and ABC iview in 2024.
Just Announced: Gracie Otto will direct the new ABC series LADIES IN BLACK. This six-part drama series will be shot in South Australia and star Debi Mazar (Younger, Entourage), Miranda Otto (The Clearing, Talk to Me) and Jessica De Gouw (The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, The Secret She Keeps).
NCIS SYDNEY, featuring production design by Tim Ferrier, premieres November 10, streaming on Paramount+ Australia.
STC’s season of OIL begins tomorrow night. Presented in the Wharf’s new in-the-round configuration with costume design by David Fleischer. AACTA Award-winner Brooke Satchwell features in her STC debut in a production promising an epic, globe-trotting, century-crossing night of theatrical magic. Dates: 10 Nov – 16 Dec 2023
First release photo of Sarah Snook in the West End’s THE PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAY. Adapted and directed by Kip Williams (represented by Yellow Creative), the production was first seen at the Sydney Theatre Company in 2020.
Sci-Fi Thriller FOE is released in cinemas today. Adapted from the novel by Iain Reid with costumes designed by Alice Babidge (represented by Yellow Creative) and filmed in Australia. Starring Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal.
Sydney Dance Company presents SOMOS, a world premiere with Lighting Design by Damien Cooper. This new work by Rafael Bonachela features intimate solos, duets and trios with a distinct Spanish flavour. Dates: 1 November – 18 November Location: Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company
“Tantalising, bingeworthy and full of heart. Don’t miss it!” News Corp EROTIC STORIES is now available on SBS on Demand. DOP Tania Lambert shot this 8-part series produced by Lingo. “A thoroughly original work that pulsates with energy as it propels a diversity of protagonists to centre stage.” SMH/THE AGE “The new Australian anthology series presents […]
After multiple sell-out runs across Australia, the multi-award-winning pop musical phenomenon FANGIRLS will open in the UK in 2024, with production designed by David Fleischer on this new production. ★★★★★ “This pop musical will probably change your life” Time Out Australia ★★★★★ “Believe the hype. The FANGIRLS phenomenon is real!” Limelight ★★★★ “FANGIRLS is sure […]
WHILE THE MEN ARE AWAY premieres today on SBS and SBS on Demand. Co-creator Monica Zanetti has also directed and written an episode of this eight-part queer dramedy series.
★★★★ “Designer Elizabeth Gadsby has created an evocative set.” Limelight A new production of the award-winning THE VISITORS is playing as part of Sydney Opera House’s 50th anniversary program. Co-produced by the Sydney Theatre Company and Moogahlin Performing Arts with Production Design by Elizabeth Gadsby. ★★★★★ “The simple yet detailed staging by Elizabeth Gadsby replicates […]
Sydney Theatre Company has unveiled its 2024 season, and Yellow Creative is delighted to be part of it by representing these outstanding creatives on the following; RGB: Of Many, One. – David Fleisher (Designer) Into the Shimmering World – David Fleisher (Designer) The President – Elizabeth Gadsby (Designer) Dracula – Kip Williams (Adapter & Director) […]
** NEW CLIENT ALERT ** Yellow Creative Management is proud to announce we are now representing Vic Zerbst! Vic is an award-winning comedy writer and director. Their work with THE FEED comedy team for SBS has amassed over 80 million and resulted in 3 AWGIE Awards. Vic was the 2020 recipient of the ATYP Rebel […]
Costume designer Alice Babidge brings the not-to-distant future to life in the upcoming Sci-Fi Thriller FOE, exclusively in cinemas from October 6.
Disney+ have announced the release date for their second Australian-produced scripted series. THE ARTFUL DODGER will premiere November 29. Gracie Otto has directed two episodes of this irreverent follow-up to Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist.
WHILE THE MEN ARE AWAY premieres on SBS and SBS on Demand Wednesday, 27 September. Yellow Creative client Monica Zanetti is not only a co-creator of this series but also a writer and director of an episode.
Massive congratulations are in order for Costume Designer Jennifer Irwin. Jennifer is the 2023 APDG (Australian Production Design Guild) recipient of the Cameron’s Management Outstanding Contribution to Design Award. Currently, Jennifer’s work is on display at the Powerhouse Museum’s 1001 REMARKABLE OBJECTS exhibition, where the 2000 Olympics costume she designed for Kylie Minogue is featured. […]
Congratulations to Yellow Creative client Tess Schofield, announced winner of the prestigious 2023 APDG Award for Costume Design for a Feature Film: THIRTEEN LIVES.
Congratulations to Yellow Creative client Rita Carmody, announced winner of the prestigious 2023 APDG Award for, Costume Design for a Television Production: HEARTBREAK HIGH.
This morning Declan Furber Gillick takes the stage as a panellist at the Currency Press Festival of Playwrights to discuss how real-life stories by First Nations and People of Colour break down unimaginative conceptions of ‘diversity’ in the predominantly white, middle-class space of Australian theatre.
Embark on a journey across time and memory with the Powerhouse Museum’s 1001 REMARKABLE OBJECTS exhibition opening today. Exhibition design features Lighting Design by Damien Cooper. Powerhouse Ultimo 26 August – 31 December 2023 Free, no registration required
YELLOW CREATIVE is celebrating 13 years in business this weekend! Welcome to our terrible teens. It’s been a wild ride so far, and it truly feels like it’s only the beginning. We are very proud to partner with our amazing clients, who are some of Australia’s leading directors, designers, below-the-line creatives, screenwriters and playwrights working […]
Opera Australia’s MISS SAIGON has opened at the Opera House. Costume Designer Jennifer Irwin created costume designs for Seann Miley Moore, starring as The Engineer in Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production. Dates: Sydney 17 August – 13 October 2023 Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper is part of the creative team premiering a brand new performance piece IDK by Australian movement-based theatre company Force Majeure. Sydney: 23 – 26 August 🔗 https://carriageworks.com.au/events/idk/ Melbourne 30 August – 2 September 🔗 https://www.artshouse.com.au/events/idk/
Congratulations to Yellow Creative client, Wonnarua man Adrian Russell Wills for winning the Melbourne International Film Festivals inaugural First Nations Film Creative Award in junction with Wodi Wodi woman Gillian Moody for their film KINDRED, an autobiographical story about the complexities of being an Aboriginal child raised in a white world.
A new production of THE GREEK PASSION has been unveiled at the prestigious Salzburg Festival this August, with compelling costumes designed by Mel Page.
Set and Costume Designer Elizabeth Gadsby has created a visual feast for Opera Queensland’s COSI FAN TUTTE, running 10 August – 26 August at the Playhouse, QPAC.
Costume Designer Jennifer Irwin has collaborated with Gary Lang NT Dance Company on the world premiere of THE OTHER SIDE OF ME, a powerful and moving true-life story of a young Aboriginal man exploring identity, justice and otherness. Running in association with the Darwin Festival until 12 August.
THE WEEKEND, a brilliant, hilarious and touching new adaptation of Charlotte Wood’s bestselling novel, opens on 9 August at the Belvoir Street Theatre with Lighting Design by Damien Cooper. “This is a special play – moving, honest, thoughtful, and a gift for three of our finest actors. This is heartland stuff.” Eamon Flack, Belvoir Artistic […]
“Australian theatre at its finest” ArtsHub ON THE BEACH must close 12 August at the Roslyn Packer Theatre Sydney. ★★★★★ Time Out ★★★★★ ArtsHub ★★★★★ The Au Review ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ Suzy Goes See Creatives of this evocative theatre piece include Artistic Director Kip Williams, Lighting Designer Damian Cooper and Costume Designer Mel Page. […]
ON THE BEACH, directed by Kip Williams and commissioned by the Sydney Theatre Company, premieres tonight. This vast, poetic, haunting story of community, dignity and love in dark times runs at the Roslyn Packer Theatre until 12 August.
The highly anticipated revival of the beloved Australian sitcom MOTHER AND SON will premiere on 23 August at 8:30pm on ABCTV and ABC iview. Rita Carmody is the costume designer of this new series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiqFlu3StiE
Filming now in Malta is LAST BREATH, with costume designer Vanessa Loh. This deep-sea thriller stars Woody Harrelson, Simu Liu and Djimon Hounsou.
Yellow Creative Management are delighted to share that several of our clients have been announced as nominees for the prestigious 2023 APDG Awards. David Fleischer – Designer for BLITHE SPIRIT Vanessa Loh – Costume Designer for BLACK SNOW Rita Carmody – Costume Designer for HEARTBREAK HIGH Tim Ferrier APDG – Production Designer for BALI 2002 […]
★★★★ “A visually rich production” Time Out Set Designer Elizabeth Gadsby and Costume Designer Jennifer Irwin, both represented by Yellow and creatives on Bangarra Dance Theatre’s newest production YULDEA, currently playing at the Sydney Opera House until 15 July. ★★★★★ Artshub “The set designed by Elizabeth Gadsby is formed principally of two arcs. Married with […]
Bravo to David Fleischer, Set and Costume designer for MY BRILLIANT CAREER, part of the Queensland Ballets Trilogy programme. David’s work on this world-premiere ballet is described as; “An ingenious set with costumes that evoke fashions of the era” Bachtrack “A cleverly designed set piece creates the different inside and outside settings of the story” […]
“From the beginning to the end, this is one very powerful play. Written brilliantly by Anchuli Felicia King” Hush Hush Biz Anchuli Felicia King’s THE POISON OF POLYGAMY is currently playing with the Sydney Theatre Co until 8 July. “A brilliant success” The Conversation “The Poison of Polygamy is a Triumph” The Saturday Paper “A […]
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper (represented by Yellow Creative) has collaborated with choreographer Melanie Lane and costume designer Akira Isogawa for West Australian Ballets SLOW HAUNT, inspired by the mythical world of Giselle and part of STATE, a collection of contemporary ballet works. ★★★★ ‘A completely mesmerising, yet deathly underworld landscape’ ARTS HUB Dates: 23 June […]
Just Announced 📣 Emmy-nominated actress Sarah Snook (Succession) will star in Kip Williams’ adaption of Oscar Wilde’s THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End in January 2024 for a limited 12-week season.
★★★★ “A must-see” Evening Standard ★★★★ “A stunningly sharp, hugely entertaining evening” The Times ★★★★ “A masterfully staged tale for the 21st century” Telegraph ★★★★ “Sparky, hilarious and lightning-quick” Independent Writer-director Simon Stone’s unmissable play PHAEDRA has now been released on National Theatre at Home for audiences to enjoy worldwide. Yellow Creative represented Costume Designer […]
MY BRILLIANT CAREER, part of a mixed triple bill, TRILOGY, has had its world premiere with the Queensland Ballet. Based on the celebrated novel by Stella Maria’ Miles Franklin’, set and costume designer David Fleischer (represented by Yellow Creative) brings early 20th Australia to the stage for this exciting one-act ballet.
The Australian Ballet’s double bill IDENTITY has moved to Melbourne. Yellow Creative proudly represents composer Christopher Gordon, whose musical score for Alice Topp’s PARAGON honours and celebrates the company’s rich 60-year history and welcomes some of The Australian Ballet’s most iconic former dancers back to the stage alongside current company dancers. 📷 Fiona Tonkin and […]
The 70th Sydney Film Festival is proudly presenting 14 remarkable feature films by First Nations creatives in its 2023 program. Yellow Creative are thrilled to represent Wonnarua man Adrian Russell Wills, writer, director and subject of KINDRED, a deeply personal documentary holding its world premiere tonight and screening again at 9:30am tomorrow at the State […]
Tonight the Bangarra Dance Theatre premieres YULDEA, a ceremonial affirmation of history and heritage. Set designer Elizabeth Gadsby and costume designer Jennifer Irwin, represented by Yellow Creative, bring the desert to the stage where YULDEA awakens the earth and sky worlds to tell the story of the Anangu people of the Great Victorian Desert. Tickets: […]
Mark your calendars! ABC TV’s new riotous eight-part comedy GOLD DIGGERS premieres July 5th on ABC TV and ABC iview. Filmed in the historic Victorian goldfields and Melbourne, with four episodes directed by Helena Brooks. Here’s a sneak peak; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOXiMlEGLzw
“A compelling evening in the theatre” Australia Stage. David Finnigan’s SCENES FROM THE CLIMATE ERA has premiered to rave reviews. ★★★★★ “This is theatre doing what it was made to do” LIMELIGHT ★★★★★ “Ridiculously amusing and terrifyingly accurate” The Au Review ★★★★ “David Finnigan’s latest work is kaleidoscopic, using darkly comedic short plays to tell […]
Spoilt, and anarchic, Catherine Tate is QUEEN OF OZ Filmed in Australia with production design by Tim Ferrier, represented by Yellow Creative. The Australian release date of this six-part series is yet to be announced. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab_iMq06xEw
RISING FESTIVAL opens today. Music, food, arts and culture, all under moonlight in the heart of Melbourne. Yellow Creative are proud to represent Gideon Obarzanek, Co-Artistic Director and Co-CEO. Dates: 7-18 June Schedule: https://rising.melbourne/festival-program?view=schedule Sneak Peak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEj39BLpUfY
🏆 Congratulations, Kip Williams, for winning “Best Production” AND “Outstanding Direction” in the Theatre Companies category at the Green Room Awards for THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, presented by the Michael Cassel Group, a Sydney Theatre Production🏆
Lucky enough to be in Melbourne this June? Check out the premiere season of JACKY, a sharp, quick-witted play about family, community, work and culture that examines the personal costs of navigating it all in contemporary Australia by playwright Declan Furber Gillick. ★★★★★ ‘Enormously entertaining, hilarious and heartbreaking.’ Artshub ★★★★ ‘Equal parts funny, enlightening and disturbing.’ Theatre […]
DEADLOCH premieres globally and exclusively on Prime Video today! Yellow Creative is proud to represent Anchuli Felicia King as part of the writing team, Katie Milwritght as DOP for four episodes and Gracie Otto as director of two episodes. Check out the trailer;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRYlkqIK_4A
SCENES FROM THE CLIMATE ERA, by playwright and climate expert David Finnigan, captures the exhilaration, frustration and fascination of living in a time of total environmental change. Opening at the Belvoir Street Theatre May 31st.
First-look images of MARY AND GEORGE starring Julianne Moore. This eight-part limited series is based on the true story of Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham, who in 17th century England moulded her son George to seduce King James I and became his all-powerful lover. Out later this year with one episode written by Anchuli Felicia […]
Just announced: Rebel Wilson is directing her first feature film, THE DEB, a musical comedy about a Debutante Ball set in outback Australia. Hannah Reilly has written both the screenplay and the stage play, which originally premiered at Sydney’s Australian Theatre for Young People in 2022. Production is set to begin in September.
THE CLEARING premieres globally on Disney Plus tonight. Co-creator Elise McCredie, DOP/cinematographer Katie Milwright, and director of four episodes Gracie Otto are all represented by Yellow Creative. ‘Prepare to be continually surprised as the story unfolds’ Screenhub ‘Co-creators Elise McCredie and Matt Cameron, as well as co-writer Osamah Sami, have crafted a mystery that’s equally […]
JACKY a gritty new play about brotherhood, culture and capital – and the gamble of balancing it all in contemporary Australia by First Nations playwright Declan Furber Gillick. Premieres May 22 with the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Every picture has a story. SWEET AS is an uplifting coming-of-age road movie about unconventional friendships, first crushes and finding who you are on the road less travelled. Set in remote Pilbara country in Western Australia with Katie Milwright as DOP. In cinemas June 1. 🏆 2023 Winner Berlin International Film Festival – Generation Kplus […]
THE PM’S DAUGHTER is back. Season 2 premieres on Monday, 12 June at 7am on ABC iview and 6pm on ABC ME, with an episode written by Gemma Bird Matheson, represented by Yellow Creative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW5EIHJhe_k
Based on Markus Zusak’s best-selling novel, THE MESSENGER premieres on ABC TV tonight – Sunday, 14 May, with all episodes streaming on ABC iview. Helena Brooks directed episodes 3 & 4 of this uplifting eight-part drama series.
Filmed in Queensland and directed by Trent O’Donnell, LIMBO premieres on Wednesday, 24th May at 9pm on ABC TV, with all episodes to stream on ABC iview. “LIMBO is a smart and relatable comedy with a powerful message at its heart about friendship, mental health and grief”, Grainne Brunsdon, Head of Content, Screen Australia.
Judi McCrossin, represented by Yellow Creative, is one of six participants selected by Screen Australian and the Australian Writers’ Guild for THE CREATORS program. Travelling to Los Angeles this May, Judy will attend Content LA, participate in tailored project and pitching development, plus receive networking opportunities to sell within domestic and international markets.
Coming in 2024: THE SYMPATHIZER. Australia’s own Anchuli Felicia King is part of the writing team who have adapted Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel into a TV miniseries starring Robert Downey Jr.
DEADLOCH premieres globally and exclusively on Prime Video June 2nd. This eight-part series was created, written and executive produced by Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan. Shot in Tasmania with two episodes directed by Gracie Otto, Anchuli Felicia King as part of the writing team and Katie Milwright as DOP for four episodes.
The countdown has begun! 24 days until THE CLEARING premieres globally on Disney Plus. This original Australian series is created by Elise McCredie and Matt Cameron. DOP/Cinematography by Katie Milwright. Four episodes directed by Gracie Otto. See the trailer here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76lI7Ytjaro&t=1s
The iconic ROCKY HORROR SHOW is celebrating its 50th this year with the original stage show and cult film directed by Yellow Creative’s Jim Sharman. Australia’s brand new stage production is playing now. – Adelaide – Melbourne – Perth – Canberra ‘After 50 years, Rocky Horror is still sexy and funny as ever’ Theatre Thoughts […]
We are one month out from Declan Furber Gillick bringing his bold and dynamic voice to Melbourne Theatre Company’s mainstage for the first time with JACKY. A sharp, quick-witted play about family, community, work and culture, this ambitious world premiere examines the personal costs of navigating it all in contemporary Australia. Commissioned as part of […]
Set designer Elizabeth Gadsby and costume designer Jennifer Irwin have begun rehearsals and are hard at work creating a desert world on stage for Bangarra Dance Theatre’s YULDEA – a ceremonial affirmation of history and heritage. June – October 2023 Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Bendigo
Forget any preconceptions you have about opera. Kaija Saariaho’s shattering new opera INNOCENCE opens on 17th April at the Royal Opera House. Directed by Simon Stone, costume design by Mel Page. ‘A composer creates her masterpiece with ‘INNOCENCE’ New York Times ‘A production not to be missed’ operawire.com
THE CLEARING, an eight-part psychological thriller created by Elise McCredie and Matt Cameron, will premiere globally May 24 on DisneyPlus. Starring Teresa Palmer, Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce. Four episodes directed by Gracie Otto, DOP/Cinematography by Katie Milwright.
Wankernomics: Solutionising the Corporate World The Anti-Experts, Charles Firth (from The Chaser) and James Schloeffel (from The Shovel), teach you everything you need to know to survive the insane corporate world in this brand-new comedy. ★★★★★ “Exquisite … leaves you in equal parts stitches and torment” Weekend Notes ★★★★★ “Wickedly clever satire” On The Record […]
Award-winning screenwriter Kylie Needham debuts her first novel, GIRL IN A PINK DRESS, today. “This short novel is a small miracle” The Sydney Morning Herald “A fierce-hearted, gorgeously written story of a woman seizing her power” Jennifer Byrne “A beautifully written gem. Breathtakingly good” David Wenham “Mesmerising and rare” Heather Rose
Looking for a guilt-free binge this Easter long weekend? WELLMANIA is Top Ten in 38 countries globally on Netflix. Check out WELLMANIA on Netflix. Starring Celeste Barber with four episodes directed by Helena Brooks and episodes written by Nick Coyle. “Incredibly watchable” The Guardian “Celeste Barber carves a brilliant character” The Telegraph UK. “Binge watched […]
Shooting in Sydney has begun on the new BINGE Original Series STRIFE. Inspired by Mia Freedman’s memoir Work, Strife, Balance and adapted for screen by Sarah Scheller. Asher Keddie leads this comedic drama series as Evelyn Jones, a modern, imperfect woman and publisher journeying from lounge room blogger to a force in women’s media.
The wait is over, you can finally watch all episodes of WELLMANIA on Netflix from today. This hilarious 8-part series based on the novel by Brigid Delaney stars Celeste Barber as Liv, who is forced to rethink her ‘live fast, die young’ attitude after being stricken by a health crisis. Four episodes were directed by […]
Congratulations to Angela Betzien, who has been nominated for the Nick Enright Prize for playwrighting with her play CHALKFACE. This award is part of the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, which work to honour distinguished achievements by Australian writers who contribute to Australia’s artistic reputation. CHALKFACE, a black comedy that highlights systemic issues in […]
Stephen Sondheim’s fairytale musical INTO THE WOODS is returning to Sydney. The Belvoir is bringing this brilliantly original, dark, funny, absorbing and utterly entertaining play to the Upstairs Theatre from March 18th – April 23rd. Damien Cooper worked as Lighting Designer for this highly anticipated production. Don’t miss out and buy your tickets now.
Get your tickets for ASCENT – a triple bill of contemporary dance shows from the Sydney Dance Company co-commissioned by the Canberra Theatre Centre. Damien Cooper worked as lighting designer for both I AM-NESS and THE SHELL, A GHOST, THE HOST & THE LYREBIRD. Brimming with physicality, ASCENT tempers contemporary classical with futuristic experimentation. Full […]
Check out the new artwork for THE POISON OF POLYGAMY. A play by Anchuli Felicia King based on the novel by Wong Shee Ping. Brought to you by La Boite Theatre and The Sydney Theatre Company, THE POISON OF POLYGAMY is a timeless tale of morality, murder, blackmail and betrayal. The show runs from the […]
Congratulations to the whole team behind SWEET AS, which took home the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival last month. This coming-of-age tale stars Shantae Barnes-Cowan as 16-year-old Indigenous girl Murra, who finds herself abandoned after an argument with her mother. An unusual lifeline is thrown her way by her Uncle Ian, a local […]
“What’s done cannot be undone” Act 5, Scene 1. Go and see this terrifying portrayal of moral collapse. Bell Shakespeare’s MACBETH will take you on an intense and compelling journey into the dark heart of humanity. You can watch at the Sydney Opera House from today until the 2nd April. Damien Cooper worked as Lighting […]
Let’s keep the Mardi Gras celebrations going. Monica Zanetti’s charming, queer coming-of-age comedy, ELLIE AND ABBIE (and Ellie’s Dead Aunt) is now streaming on Netflix! This was Monica Zanetti’s debut feature, about Ellie; a teen working up the courage to ask her classmate Abbie to the school formal with the help of her dead aunt, […]
Check out the trailer for WELLMANIA! This highly anticipated comedy starring Celeste Barber will be released on Netflix on March 29th. Four episodes were directed by Helena Brooks and episodes written by Nick Coyle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69ZfDTpeBTA
Go see Simon Stones’ modern reimagining of Seneca’s famous tragedy. PHAEDRA is on at the Lyttelton Theatre at The National Theatre London until April 8th. Mel Page worked as Costume Designer and Associate Set Designer on this highly acclaimed production. London Evening Standard ★★★★ “A must-see” The Times ★★★★ “A stunningly sharp, hugely entertaining evening.” […]
Based on the book by Australian writer Rebecca Starford, BAD BEHAVIOUR is a 4-part drama that is an emotionally and physically intense glimpse into the lives of teenage girls at the wilderness campus of an exclusive girls’ boarding school. Vanessa Loh worked as a co-costume designer on this project, whilst Tania Lambert served as director […]
Stateside friends, go and see SERIOUSLY RED, which is out now in the US in select theatres and on demand. Gracie Otto’s feature debut chronicles the adventures of Red, a small-town realtor who finds herself whilst impersonating Dolly Parton. Directed by Gracie Otto and produced by Dollhouse Pictures, SERIOUSLY RED is being released by Lionsgate […]
IN OUR BLOOD will air soon on ABC and ABC iView, this 4-part musical drama series is inspired by the legendary crusaders, advocates and health workers who led Australia’s radical response to AIDS in the early 1980s. Vanessa Loh worked as a costume designer on this ambitious new drama that comes as Australia prepares for […]
Wishing Gracie Otto the best of luck shooting her block of THE ARTFUL DODGER, the Disney Plus Australian original series. Set in 1850s Australia, based on the story by Charles Dickes, the series will chronicle the adult double life of the eponymous thief who, now a surgeon, can’t shake his predilection for crime.
BAD BEHAVIOUR is set to premiere at Berlinale Series next month and will be released on Stan on February 16th. This four-part series chronicles Jo Mackenzie’s time at an exclusive girls’ boarding school where the options are to be bullied or to become a bully. Tania Lambert served as director of photography, whilst Vanessa Loh […]
From his darkest fears comes the greatest adventure. Check out the trailer for Ari Aster’s next film BEAU IS AFRAID, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Alice Babidge worked as a costume designer on this highly anticipated film due for release in April this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuiWDn976Ek
A huge congratulations to all the winners of the Sydney Theatre Awards. Amazing to see so many brilliant theatre projects on display. A special congratulations to Kip Williams, Mel Page and Hannah Reilly, all of whom won within their category. Kip Williams won best direction of a mainstage production for his STC production of STRANGE […]
Back by popular demand for a limited run, watch the Sydney Theatre Company’s astounding production of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY from the 3rd-18th February at the Roslyn Packer Theatre. From the brilliant theatrical mind of Kip Williams, who adapted and directed the show, this breathtakingly innovative production coined the “cine-theatre” genre – incorporating live […]
New client announcement! We are excited to share that we are now working with the immensely talented writer/directors – The Spierig Brothers. Identical twin brothers Michael and Peter Spierig started their film-making career by pouring their life savings into their first feature, a horror-comedy called UNDEAD which, after receiving festival acclaim, was released by Lionsgate. […]
An amazing behind-the-scenes look at Jennifer Irwin’s costume design for VIGIL at the Sydney Festival at Barangaroo Reserve on the 25th January at 8.30pm. VIGIL marks the Spirit Awakening of the handing over of Me Mel (formerly Goat Island). Me Mel has been a sacred place for the clans of the Eora for tens of […]
WELLMANIA starring Celeste Barber, will air on Netflix on the 29th March. Based on Brigid Delaney’s novel, WELLMANIA follows Liv, who is forced to rethink her “live fast, die young” attitude when faced with a health crisis and jumps into a wellness journey in order to reclaim her old life. Four episodes were directed by […]
Check out the first look at artwork for Ari Aster’s next film BEAU IS AFRAID, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Alice Babidge worked as a costume designer on the film, which wrapped recently. A24 is set to release the film next year.
SBS has unveiled the lead cast and directors of WHILE THE MEN ARE AWAY, an 8-part queer revisionist comedy about the Women’s Land Army during WW2. Gemma Ward, Benedict Hardie, Shaka Cook and Max McKenna have been announced as the lead cast. Monica Zanetti co-created the series and will also direct an episode.
Anchuli Felicia King’s play WHITE PEARL is now available to purchase in paperback. Order online, or buy at the Drama Book Shop in NYC or The Royal Court Theatre in London.
Steven Arriagada and Michele Lee participated in the Netflix GROW CREATIVE programme this year. After being launched successfully last September in the UK, Netflix has expanded the scheme to Australia and New Zealand. GROW CREATIVE is a Netflix initiative to expand and up-skill local talent – both above and below-the-line – via investment in education […]
Trying To figure out how to kickstart 2023? Go check out ANTARCTICA from the Sydney Chamber Opera at Carriageworks from January 5th – 8th as part of the Sydney Festival. This Mythic new Opera Epic from Australian composer Mary Finsterer explores the historical, mythical and scientific conceptions and stories about the southern continent. Featuring set […]
Last week Rita Carmody won the AACTA Award for her work as a Costume Designer on the Netflix international sensation HEARTBREAK HIGH. Congratulations to Rita for the award and the fantastic work she did on the show.
COLIN FROM ACCOUNTS has launched on Binge this month to rave reviews. The show was executive-produced by Trent O’Donnell, who also directed four of the episodes. Check out the reviews below. The Western Australian – “This is five-star awesome. Your new fave comedy.” Sydney Morning Herald – ★ ★ ★ ★ “This TV romcom is […]
The ABC has announced the commissioning of a new 8-part comedy series set in the rough and tumble world of Australia’s gold rush era. Helena Brooks will set up the show as director, and you can look forward to it coming to your screens in 2023. When describing the project, ABC Head of Comedy Todd […]
Based on Markus Zusak’s best-selling novel THE MESSENGER, ABC’s 8-part series follows Ed Kennedy, whose life is peacefully mundane until playing cards inscribed with cryptic tasks start to arrive in the mail. Choosing to care, Ed makes his way through town, helping and hurting. With episodes directed by the brilliant Helena Brooks, you don’t want […]
Congratulations to the fantastic Tania Lambert, who received a silver ACS Award last month for her work as Cinematographer on the feature film HERE OUT WEST. It is a remarkable film featuring writers from 8 different cultural backgrounds. If you haven’t seen the film yet, you can check it out on ABC iview.
At the end of November, Rita Carmody joined a delegation of actors, crew, writers, directs and producers from the MAKE IT AUSTRALIAN campaign in Canberra to deliver a direct message to policymakers. The campaign is advocating for streaming platforms like Netflix and Disney+ to be required to invest a minimum of 20% in Australian stories. […]
It’s time for a laugh. Catch Charles Firth on his new tour with Australia’s satirical all-stars as they dissect the disaster that was 2022. Reviewers have called the show “A cut above the rest” and “An onslaught of razor-sharp satire”. Touring Australia until December 10th.
The Guardian have written a wonderful feature with Kip Williams about his journey to being the artistic director of The Sydney Theatre Company, Kip also discusses how he has revolutionised the stage with his use of ‘cine-theatre’. The Guardian have asked the question, is he “Australia’s most acclaimed theatre director?”. Missed the article the first […]
The release date has been set for Kylie Needham’s debut novel GIRL IN A PINK DRESS as the 12 April 2023. GIRL IN A PINK DRESS wrestles with themes of power and privilege, womanhood and motherhood, artistic doubt, the male gaze upon the female body, and the commodification of art. Congratulations Kylie!
The Reviews are in for Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Tempest. Time Out – ★★★★ “a revered classic invested with fresh meaning by a company at the very top of their game” The Guardian – ★★★★ “Richard Roxburgh as Prospero and Guy Simon as Caliban are outstanding in Kip Williams’ latest production, which takes […]
“One of the best Australian films of the year”. A huge congratulations to everyone involved in SERIOUSLY RED, especially Gracie Otto on this wonderful directorial feature debut.
The Stan Original series BLACK SNOW starring Travis Fimmel is coming soon! All six episodes of the mystery drama will be available to stream on Stan on New Years Day. Congratulations to everyone involved in the show, especially costume designer Vanessa Loh.
Richard Roxburgh’s hotly anticipated return to the Sydney Theatre Company explores one of theatres’ great roles in THE TEMPEST. Artistic Director Kip Williams directs this show with Costume Design by Elizabeth Gadsby. The show runs until 17th December at the Roslyn Packer Theatre.
Season 3 of BUMP of the hit Stan Original Series can be streamed on Stan. Series 3, episodes no. 3 and 7 were written by the wonderful Nick Coyle. Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptl2Cf4g9go
It is one week until the cinematic release of SERIOUSLY RED, directed by Yellow’s own Gracie Otto. This dramedy follows Red, who ditches her job in real estate to pursue a career as a Dolly Parton impersonator. The film is released on November 24th in Australia and NZ.
Congratulations to Kirsty Marillier, who has been shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2022 with her play THE ZAP. In conjunction with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, the prize seeks scripts from established, emerging and debut writers to develop for the stage.
It is less than one month to go until hotly anticipated release of COLIN FROM ACCOUNTS on Binge. This Sydney based comedy about two people brought together by a car accident and an injured dog is written by and stars Patrick Brammall and Harriet Dyer. Four episodes are directed by Trent O’Donnell who also serves […]
Netflix has officially renewed the reboot of the classic Australian Teen Dramedy for a second season. The show, which is produced by Fremantle Australia and NewBe, launched September 14 on the streamer and amassed more than 42.6 million hours viewed in its first three weeks, putting it on Netflix’s top 10 lists. Gracie Otto directed the […]
Congratulations to the creative team behind TOTAL CONTROL which has been shortlisted for a Rose D’Or award. Yellow’s own Angela Betzien helped develop and wrote on both seasons one and two of the drama which was produced by Black Fella Films for ABC.
It has been fabulous year for YCM clients with many being nominated for AACTA’s. Congratulations to all of our nominated clients. Gracie Otto was nominated in the Best Director in Drama or Comedy for her direction of Episode 1 of HEARTBREAK HIGH. Rita Carmody was also nominated for her work on HEARTBREAK HIGH in the […]
Foxtel have announced STRIFE as part of their 2023 commissions for Binge. Yellow’s own Sarah Scheller wrote the series and will also serve as Executive Producer. Made Up stories are producing the show inspired by the trail-blazing career of Mia Freedman who will also produce. It will star Asher Keddie as a ‘modern imperfect woman […]
It is an exciting time for Australian TV as Amazon has given a first look at its 2023 slate as part of a drive to increase investment in Australian Produced content. They have finally given a sneak peak of scripted shows THE CLASS OF ’07, DEADLOCH, and THE LOST FLOWERS OF HART. THE CLASS OF […]
The Sydney Theatre Company has announced a full season of 16 productions for 2023, Artistic Director Kip Williams is looking to champion new Australian Writing in this new season. We look forward to seeing Anchuli Felicia King’s adaptation of the Novel THE POISON OF POLYGAMY co produced with La Boite Theatre. We can also expect […]
Two YCM clients have been selected as recipients of the Screen Australia Talent Gateweay programme. Gemma Bird Matheson and Monica Zannetti have both been chosen. This Talent Gateway programme provides Australian screenwriters and directors with support to attract international investment and partnerships. With the help of Screen Australia and Australians In Film along wiht their […]
HEARTBREAK HIGH has been a smash hit on Netflix since it’s September release dominating worldwide top tens in 43 different countries clocking more than 33 million hours of viewing time and over 12.5 billion TikTok views. Directed by Gracie Otto with costume design by Rita Carmody.
After a hugely successful season with The State Theatre Company South Australia, CHALKFACE, the new black comedy by multi-award winning writer Angela Betzien starring acclaimed actor, Catherine McClements will open in Sydney at the Sydney Opera House in September. In this sharp, farcical new work, CHALKFACE explores the endemic failures of our education system through […]
The world premiere of WHITEFELLA YELLA TREE opened on August 24th at Griffin Theatre Company’s SBW Stables Theatre. Ty is River Mob. Neddy is Mountain Mob. In the middle of nowhere, these two teenage boys meet under a lemon tree, and after a difficult beginning, their fragile friendship develops into a heady romance. In this […]
This year HACKS received 17 nominations for the Emmy Awards 2022, winning in 3 categories. Trent O’Donnell directed the season 2 finale. All of HACKS is now available on Stan.
The STC’s production of THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL opened in June 2022. An instant sensation when Anne Brontë wrote it in 1848, this witty and passionate period drama has been adapted by playwright Emme Hoy to bring it into the twenty-first century. Set design by the brilliant Elizabeth Gadsby.
Created, written, directed and executive-produced by an entirely female team, HBO + Sky Atlantic’s THE BABY, is a suspenseful comedy-horror that explores motherhood through the eyes of 38 year old, Natasha, whose reluctance to have a child is challenged when a baby drops from the sky, with mysteriously violent consequences. Screenwriting by Anchuli Felicia King […]
GHOSTS, the smash-hit comedy for CBS, follows a struggling young couple (played by Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar) who inherit a country estate, only to discover that it’s not only crumbling but also inhabited by a misfit group of ghosts who were previous residents. Pilot and multiple episodes directed by Trent O’Donnell. “A silly sitcom […]
The second instalment of David Finnigan’s bold and compelling six-year project about planetary transformation, YOU’RE SAFE TIL 2024: DEEP HISTORY, has opened to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Catch it at The Pleasance Courtyard August 3rd – August 29th “With its fresh perspective on climate change, YOU’RE SAFE TIL 2024: DEEP HISTORY makes […]
From the award winning team behind the smash hit THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, comes an adaptation of the gothic classic, STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE. This vivid and spellbinding production, written and directed by Kip Williams, blends cutting edge technology and dazzling live performances by Matthew Backer & Ewen Leslie. Season […]
The epic multi-generational tale, COUNTING AND CRACKING, is being performed at The Edinburgh International Festival and The Birmingham 2022 Festival from Aug 8-29. This profoundly moving story charts the journey of one Sri Lankan-Australian family over four generations through love, migration, heartbreak and civil war. Lighting design by the brilliant Damien Cooper. Photo credit: […]
FANGIRLS, the original Australian musical, has opened at the Sydney Opera House and runs until Sunday 4th September. Written and created by award-winning Australian songwriter and playwright Yve Blake, this homage to fandom and the teenage obsession with celebrity, has been a smash hit everywhere since it’s theatrical release in 2019. Set and costume design […]
You can now watch all ten episodes of Foxtel’s original crime-drama series THE TWELVE! Adapted from a Belgium show, this 10-part series follows twelve everyday people who are selected for jury duty in a murder trial. Anchuli Felicia King wrote two episodes of this series, which stars Sam Neill, Marta Dusseldorp and Kate Mulvany. Watch […]
The reboot of Heartbreak High is coming soon to Netflix! This eight-episode series is inspired by the original ’90s series, but totally reimagined for a new generation. Directed by Gracie Otto and costume design by Rita Carmody. The highly anticipated show will air on Netflix on September 22nd 2022. Image – Seiya Taguchi
THE STONES written and directed by Kit Brookman and performed by Luke Mullins is going to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022! THE STONES is a darkly comic gothic mystery in which a splintering present gives way to our murky future. It will will be performed at the Assembly rooms at Edinburgh Fringe from August 8-29. Get […]
The Breakfast Club meets the outback in the uplifting coming-of-age road movie, Sweet As. This debut feature from Nyul Nyul and Yawuru writer/director Jub Clerc, follows Murra, a 15-year-old Indigenous girl from Port Hedland in Western Australia. Murra is played by rising star Shankar Barnes-Cowan (pictured above). Sweet As is shot by cinematographer Katie Milwright ACS. […]
The Walt Disney Company in Australia & New Zealand has announced a slate of nine new Australian originals, including the psychological drama “The Clearing,” an eight-part series adapted from a J.P. Pomare novel “In the Clearing.” It is a fictionalised account of life in The Family, the LSD and yoga inspired cult founded by Melbourne […]
The second instalment of David Finnigan’s project YOU’RE SAFE TIL 2024 will be playing Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August and then at the Barbican Centre in London from 27 September- 1 October. YOU’RE SAFE TIL 2024 is a six-year project about planetary transformation, written and performed by David Finnigan. Six new theatre shows are to be […]
THE RETURN by Reg Cribb has just finished its season for Walking Staff Theatre Company in Tokyo, Japan. Originally written by Reg Cribb for the Australian stage, THE RETURN won the 2001 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and was shortlisted for the Qld Premier’s Literary Award. In 2006 Reg Cribb adapted it into a feature film […]
The Stan original series BAD BEHAVIOUR will screen in 2022. The series is based on the book Bad Behaviour which focuses on an emotionally and physically intense glimpse into the lives of teenage girls at the wilderness campus of an exclusive girls’ boarding school. BAD BEHAVIOUR plays out across past and present timelines, exploring the intensity […]
Elizabeth Gadsby designed the ambitious and extraordinary set and costumes for Sydney Chamber Opera’s ANTARTICA, which premiered this week at the Holland Festival to standing ovations! ANTARTICA explores the historical, mythical and scientific conceptions and stories about the southern continent. With a mesmerising combination of musical elements from early and new music styles, we are […]
Congratulations to YCM clients Alice Babidge, Anchuli Felicia King, Gideon Obarzanek and Gracie Otto who have all been featured in The Australian’s inaugural THE LIST Arts & Culture 2022 as the top 100 figures shaping Australia’s creative future. Working across a broad range of disciplines, including writing, directing, design and choreography, these YCM clients have been recognized […]
Tonight, Sydney Theatre Company announced the second half of its season, otherwise called it’s “Act 2 Season”. Yellow Creative Management clients feature front and centre as writers, designers and directors. Yellow client and Artistic Director of STC, Kip Williams has adapted and will direct THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE. Later in […]
Director and writer Trent O’Donnell has been announced today as the set up director on COLIN FROM ACCOUNTS. The 8×30 minute rom-com series is being produced by Easy Tiger and CBS studios, and is commissioned by Binge. The series has been written by and will star Trent’s long-time collaborators Patrick Brammall and Harriet Dyer. Please […]
Gracie Otto’s feature film SERIOUSLY RED will premier in the narrative competition at SXSW 2022. The film is produced by Gracie Otto, Krew Boylan, Rose Byrne, Jessica Carrera and Shannon Murphy’s company DOLLHOUSE. SERIOUSLY RED stars Krew Boylan, Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne and Daniel Webber, and features music from Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, David Bowie […]
Yellow client Kip Williams is directing his adaptation of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY a second time for STC’s 2022 season. After the show’s debut in 2020, it received rave reviews from industry leaders and publications alike. Please see the imagery and comments from the first showing below. Find out more about the show and […]
Fremantle and Netflix co-pro WELLMANIA starring Celeste Barber has been announced this week. Nick Coyle has co-written episode 5 of the series, and Helena Brooks is set to direct as well. See the full article from IF by Sean Slatter below: Netflix orders dramedy ‘Wellmania’, starring Celeste Barber Celeste Barber (Image: Netflix/Steven Chee) Actor and […]
Nick Coyle’s QWEEN LEAR has been announced as part of the Sydney Festival. Nick has adapted the classic Shakespearian tale KING LEAR and transformed it into QWEEN LEAR, a glimpse into the fierce politics of the drag world. See Limelight’s take on the event below and find further details here. Sydney Festival: Qween Lear Two parts […]
Hannah Reilly’s musical THE DEB has been announced as part of ATYP’s 2022 season at The Rebel Theatre. Co-produced by Camp Sugar productions and with music by ARIA award winning Megan Washington, it is the first show to open the new venue. See Timeout’s announcement of THE DEB below and find further details here. The Australian […]
Gracie Otto has been announced as set up director for Fremantle and Netflix’s reboot of HEARTBREAK HIGH. The production is now underway in Sydney. See IF’s full article below by Sean Slatter: Cast revealed for Netflix’s ‘Heartbreak High’ The cast of ‘Heartbreak High’. School is in session for the young cast of Netflix’s Heartbreak High reboot, with […]
YCM client, playwright Kirsty Marillier, has been featured in an SMH article by Linda Morris about the Griffin Theatre Company’s 2022 season. Her play ORANGE THROWER will debut at the theatre in February 2022. In the dressing room of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, one actor made magic happen. Wearing Hufflepuff colours and waiting […]
YCM client and esteemed Director of Photography Katie Milwright ACS has been featured in film industry publication Screenhub on grit, gratitude and her most recent project. See below for the entire article by Rochelle Siemienowicz. Katie Milwright ACS on grit, gratitude and getting to the Pilbara The award-winning Australian cinematographer talks about her 25-year career and […]
Yellow Creative Management client Jennifer Irwin has been awarded the 2021 Jennie Tate Costume Design Award for a Live Performance. She was nominated in the category twice for Bangarra’s KNOWLEDGE GROUND and Sprung’s O HOW I DREAMT OF THINGS IMPOSSIBLE. Jennifer won the award for her design of the installation KNOWLEDGE GROUND. See the full […]
Anchuli Felicia King has been commissioned to compose a short play for anthology series WE R NOT VIRUS 2
Helena Brooks has received an Australian Directors’ Guild nomination for Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Comedy Program
Alice Babidge has received two AACTA-nominations this year for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design in NITRAM.
Writer, director and YCM client Adrian Russell Wills has written an article for Screen Australia’s Authentic Storytelling series. Adrian explores finding your voice and being authentically you despite the pressure to conform.
Yellow Creative client Trent O’Donnell has co-written and directed upcoming feature film RIDE THE EAGLE. Jake Johnson has co-written and also starred in the film. The film is the story of Leif who is left with a conditional inheritance when his estranged mother Honey dies. Before he can move into her picturesque Yosemite cabin, he […]
NITRAM, the story of the Port Arthur gunman, is premiering at Cannes with set and costumes designed by Alice Babidge.
Nine Perfect Strangers, written and executive produced by YCM client Sam Strauss, is set to be released in August.
Elise McCredie (Stateless 2020) is set to adapt award-winning author Paul McAuley’s acclaimed science fiction novel “Austral” for the screen.
Congratulations to Alice Babidge on her BAFTA nomination for Best Costume Design for THE DIG. This is Alice’ first BAFTA nomination. Please find a full list list of the nominees here.
Josh Lawson’s second feature film LONG STORY SHORT starring Rafe Spall, Zahra Newman and Ronny Chieng opens in selected theatres this Thursday, February 11th. The film follows Teddy, who wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that every few minutes he’s jumping forward to the next year of his life.
Charles Firth and co collaborators Mark Humphries (ABC’s 7:30), Victoria Zerbst (SBS The Feed), Jenna Owen (SBS The Feed) and James Schloeffel (The Shovel) have created a hilarious series of sketches part of their original live show THE WAR ON 2020.
Anchuli Felicia King will join a star studded group of female writers for Sister Pictures (CHERNOBYL, GIRI/HAJI) original series THE BABY created by Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer. Also joining the room will be Kara Smith, Susan Stanton and consultant Bisha K. Ali. The series has been comissioned by Sky & HBO. The series explores complexities of motherhood […]
Stan Australia and Roadshow film will launch their brand new series BUMP on New Year’s Day 2021. Gracie Otto directed three episodes of the series. From the producers of LOVE MY WAY, this new series created by Kelsey Munro follows Oly (played by Nathalie Morris), an ambitious and high-achieving teenage girl who has a surprise baby; and […]
Foxtel will air the much anticipated Australian drama THE END from Sam Strauss on February 2, 2021. Sam Strauss penned every episode of the series produced by See Saw Films, Foxtel and Sky UK. The series stars Dame Harriet Walter, Frances O’Connor and Noni Hazelhurst. Read more here.
Congratulations to STATELESS which took home 13 AACTA awards from a record 18 nominations. Produced by Tony Ayres, Cate Blanchett and Elise McCredie the series won the following awards. Best Telefeature or Miniseries Best Screenplay in Television Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Best Guest or Supporting […]
Kip Williams‘ adaptation of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY opened to rave reviews on Saturday night. Cassie Tongue writers “This production knows us. How transformative it is to seen by a production so smart and tirelessly inventive” – The Guardian. “Williams, Norvill, designer Marg Horwell, composer Clemence Williams, David Bergman (video), Nick Schlieper (lighting) and […]
Congratulations to Alice Babidge for winning the 2020 AACTA award for her stunning costumes in THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG. This is the second win for the film so far and Alice’ first AACTA Award. Please find a full list of nominees and winners here.
The Manhattan Theatre Club will produce Anchuli Felicia King‘s GOLDEN SHIELD off-Broadway as part of their 2021/2022 season. Danya Taymor (HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING) will direct the plays’ American premiere. GOLDEN SHIELD When enterprising American lawyer Julie Chen files a class-action lawsuit involving a multinational technology corporation and the Chinese government, she hires her strong-minded sister Eva […]
Production has begun on Gracie Otto’s debut feature film SERIOUSLY RED. The project is the first for the production company Dollhouse Pictures which is made up of long time collaborators Rose Byrne, Krew Boylan, Jess Carrera, Shannon Murphy & Gracie Otto; Robin Kershaw will also produce. The film follows a vivacious and hilarious red-haired woman grappling […]
The first images of Simon’s Stone’s follow up film THE DIG have surfaced, featuring Alice Babidge’s costume design. Set in 1938 the film follows an archaeologist embarking on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo. The film stars Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Johnny Flynn and Lily James in title roles. THE DIG will be released in […]
Congratulations to Lucy Coleman for her Best Indie Film nomination at this years AACTA awards for her debut feature HOT MESS and to Alice Babidge for Best Costume Design for her stunning work in TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG. Yellow clients worked a number of nominated shows this year and we’re so proud of […]
A massive congratulations to Yellow’s Hannah and Eliza Reilly whose web-series SHEILAS has won the Grand Jury Award at the 2020 Melbourne WebFest. The series also picked up the awards for Best Australian Non- Fiction and Best Production Design. You can find the full list of the 2020 winners here
Congratulations to Elise McCredie, Anchuli Felicia King, Lucy Coleman and Sarah Scheller for submitting successful pitches for SHAKESPEARE NOW, an all female led TV adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic plays. The project is funded by Screen Australia and will be executive produced by ABC’s Sally Riley; Lucky Chap Entertainment’s Margot Robbie, Brett Hedblom, Tom Ackerley and […]
Monica Zanetti‘s heartwarming LGBTQI rom-com ELLIE & ABBIE (& ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT) will delight audiences as part of MIFF’s online festival in August. MIFF will screen 60 feature films and 44 shorts as part of a revised festival program over 17 days from August 6 – 23, 2020. Dubbed “MIFF 68 1/2” the festival will […]
Congratulations to Lucy Coleman, Eliza Reilly and Trent O’Donnell for their 2020 ADG nominations. Lucy Coleman is nominated in two categories including Best Direction in a Feature Film (Under 1 million) for her debut HOT MESS and Best Direction in Commercial Content for direction of Koala Presents: Mattress (Ex)orcism (Koala Mattress). Eliza Reilly is nomination […]
Elise McCredie’s stunning 6-part series has been included on New York Times must watch shows of the summer. STATELESS, inspired by true events, follows the lives of a woman escaping a cult, a refugee fleeing with his family, a father trapped in a dead-end job, and a bureaucrat on the verge of a national scandal […]
Congratulations to the wonderful Anchuli Felcicia King who is the 2019 Sydney Theatre Company Patrick White Playwrights Fellow! Anchuli’s work was seen all over the globe in 2019 with four mainstage productions in her debut year; works included were WHITE PEARL, GOLDEN SHIELD and SLAUGHTERHOUSE. The artistic director of STC, Kip Williams noted “In this […]
A massive congratulations to Anchuli Felicia King who has been announced as one of ten finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. Chosen from an international group of over 160 nominated plays, the Finalists are: Zoe Cooper (U.K.) – Out of Water Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig (U.S.) – The King […]
The trailer for Sky original series THE END has just been released. Written by Yellow’s Samantha Strauss, THE END features actors Francis O’Connor and Dame Harriet Walter. “The drama, which will be available on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV, is about three generations of a family with separate but intersecting obsessions – trying to figure […]
The second season of THE OTHER GUY has been officially released today on Stan. THE OTHER GUY Season 2 is produced by Aquarius Films and follows on from the critically acclaimed first season. Yellow’s Gracie Otto directed all 6 episodes of the second season. In an interview with Nine News, lead actor Harriet Dyer discusses Gracie’s […]
A massive congratulations to Yellow’s Declan Greene who has just been announced as the new Artistic Director of Griffin Theatre Company. In their announcement Griffin Theatre Company states: “Lee Lewis, Griffin’s outgoing Artistic Director said, “One of the most original and talented theatre makers in the country, Declan will be a great leader for Griffin […]
Yellow is very excited to announce that writer/director Monica Zanetti and her debut feature film ELLIE & ABBIE (& ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT) is set to be the first Australian film to open the 2020 Mardi Gras Film Festival in the festivals 27 year history. ELLIE AND ABBIE (AND ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT) is an endearing and heartfelt […]
A massive congratulations to Yellow’s Sarah Scheller whose series THE LETDOWN Season 2 has won the 2019 AACTA Award for Best Comedy Program. Yellow’s Angela Betzien was also present at the ceremony with series TOTAL RECALL which picked up the AACTA Award for Best Drama Program The 2019 Annual AACTA Awards were announced on Wednesday […]
Rave reviews have been coming in for Foxtel’s recently released TV series UPRIGHT. The 8 part dramedy series (created by Chris Taylor, directed by Matthew Saville and starring Tim Minchin) follows the journey of musician on the road between Sydney and Perth to return home to his terminally sick mother. The Guardian singles out Yellow’s […]
Yellow is proud to announce that Jennifer Irwin has been awarded the 2019 Australian Production Design Guild Award for Best Costume Design for a Live Performance for her work on 30 YEARS OF 65 THOUSAND YEARS for Bangarra Dance Theatre. Congratulations to Jennifer and all the other winners! For the full list of the […]
Yellow clients David Fleischer, Amelia Gebler & Jennifer Irwin are amongst an array of Australia’s top designers nominated for the 2019 Australian Production Design Guild awards. Jennifer Irwin was well recognized and has received three nominations. She is nominated for Costume Design for a live performance & Concept Design Visualisation: drawing, concept illustration and models […]
A brand new exhibition featuring the history and designs of iconic fashion design duo Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson has opened at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Yellow’s Damien Cooper has provided lighting for the acclaimed exhibit. STEP INTO PARADISE runs from October 17, 2019 – 22 March, 2020. For more information click here and […]
WHITE PEARL by Anchuli Felicia King has opened to rave reviews at Parramatta Riversides Theatre. The Sydney Theatre Company co -production features Yellow Clients Anculi Felicia King (Playwright and AV designer), Priscilla Jackman (Director) and Damien Cooper (Lighting Designer) Critics are saying: “Most brilliantly, the writing doesn’t so much spoon feed as it does offer […]
The Vampire’s Wife Pussy Bow collection is the first of a series created in collaboration with Yellow’s own Alice Babidge. The Vampire’s Wife was started by Susie Cave and has been a red carpet favorite among A-list celebrities. This latest collection and campaign features Nick Cave, Keira Knightley and Kate Moss. Susie Cave spoke to […]
The nominations for 2019 Annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards were announced on 23rd of October. We are proud to announce Yellow Creative Management client Sarah Scheller has received two nominations for her work on her comedy series THE LETDOWN. Sarah is nominated for Best Direction in a Television Drama or Comedy for […]
The 2019 AWGIE winners have been announced with Yellow’s Eliza and Hannah Reilly taking home the award for best writing for a Web Series with SHEILAS ‘Nancy Wake – WW2 Spy’ and ‘Mary Ann Bugg – Bushranger’. Yellow’s Samantha Strauss, Elise McCredie and Michele Lee also received nominations for THE END (Television – Series or Miniseries) […]
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards have just announced various projects on their shortlist for best short film, best short animation, best short documentary and best online series, with two of Yellow’s clients making the shortlist. The selected projects will screen as part of Shorts+Web Fest, a free event to be held […]
Yellow’s Declan Greene has opened WAKE IN FRIGHT at Malthouse Theatre to rave reviews. The one woman re-imagining of the classic Australian 1961 novel written by Kenneth Cook has been described by critics as: “Brilliant, bold and deeply unnerving theatre” ★★★★½ The Age “A powerful reimaging of one of our most powerful national stories” Broadsheet “Remarkable” ★★★★ Timeout “Powerful” ★★★★½ ArtsHub […]
Yellow’s Gideon Obarzanek and Hannah Fox have just been announced as co-artistic directors of a brand new winter arts festival in Melbourne. The new festival is a merger between long running Melbourne International Arts Festival and White Night. “They will join Executive Director Kath M Mainland CBE as the leadership team for the new festival […]
The 2019 Helpmann Awards nominations have just been announced with Yellow clients receiving nominations The prestigious annual Helpmann Awards recognise artistic achievement in the many disciplines of Australia’s live performance sectors, including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, regional touring, presentations for children and young people, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. Yellow […]
Yellow’s Anchuli Felicia King’s play WHITE PEARL has had its world premiere at the Royal Court in London. See collection of reviews below: “a machine gun of a play, rattling off rounds of high calibre dialogue and biting one-shot observations that have the impact and subtlety of bullets. It’s a savage send-up of company culture […]
Yellow’s Sarah Scheller talks about her creative process as writer and co creator of THE LETDOWN in this article for Television Business International. “Our process feels free and uninhibited; we try not to hinder ourselves with structure and guidelines. Boring. Our aim is always to simply tell the story in the most interesting way.” THE LETDOWN […]
ABC has announced new television series STATELESS; co created by Cate Blanchett, Tony Ayes and Yellow’s Elise McCredie who will also act as showrunner on the series. The 6-part series stars Cate Blanchett, Dominic West, Yvonne Strahovski & Fayssal Bazzi. “The series centers on four strangers — a flight attendant escaping a suburban cult, an […]
STC’s production of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF has opened at the Roslyn Packer Theatre. Directed by STC artistic director Kip Williams with set design by David Fleischer and costume design by Mel Page. “There is a lot that is sublime in director Kip Williams’ vision. The production manifests a sense of hopelessness appropriate […]
The nominations for the 2019 Australian Directors Guild awards have been announced with two of Yellow’s clients receiving nominations. The prestigious annual Australian Directors Guild Awards cover the achievements of screen directing, with categories across feature film, documentary, television, Subscription Video on Demand, commercial, short film, animation, online and music video. Yellow Client nominees: Gracie […]
First look at THE BAD SEED directed by Yellow’s Helena Brooks. THE BAD SEED is a 5 episode television series based on the books by best-selling New Zealand author Charlotte Grimshaw. The psychological thriller tells the story of two brothers whose lives begin the unravel when one becomes a suspect in a murder. Check out […]
The trailer has been released for RIDE LIKE A GIRL, the incredible true story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. Co-written by Yellow’s Elise McCredie, and directed by Rachel Griffiths, RIDE LIKE A GIRL features actors Teresa Palmer (Michelle Payne) and Sam Neill (Paddy). The film is set […]
The Green Room Awards for 2019 have been announced, featuring a plethora of outstanding nominations, and multiple Yellow clients up for awards. The awards will be announced on the 1st of April at Melbourne’s iconic Comedy Theatre. The Green Room Awards recognise outstanding achievements in a wide range of productions, including Contemporary, Cabaret and Experimental […]
Playwright Anchuli Felicia King has been named “one of the bright young faces shaping our future” by the Sydney Morning Herald. The article celebrates and highlights young Australian creatives who are shaping and reinventing the cultural landscape of Australia. WHITE PEARL will have its world premiere at London’s Royal Court followed by the Australian premiere […]
Nominations were announced for the 2018 Sydney Theatre awards, with Yellow clients listed for an outstanding number of categories. Most nominated Productions: BLACKIE BLACKIE BROWN, directed by Yellow’s Declan Greene with production design by Elizabeth Gadsby was nominated for Best Mainstage Production, Best Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Mainstage Production, and Best […]
Yellow designers Alice Babidge, Jennifer Irwin and Amelia Gebler were among a myriad of top Australian designers who won awards at the 2018 APDG Awards ceremony. Alice Babidge won the APDG Award for Excellence in Live Performance – Acknowledging Excellence in Design and Practice or Artisan Excellence on Australian or International Productions for her […]
The exceptional playwright Michele Lee has been shortlisted for the Victoria Premier 2019 Awards, for her play GOING DOWN. GOING DOWN is a part fictional, part semi-autobiographal work which centers on a Hmong-Australian woman who lives and works as a writer in Melbourne. The play explores the experience of growing up with a migrant background […]
A big congratulations to Sarah Scheller, Alison Bell and Julian Morrow for taking out Best Comedy Program at the 8th AACTA Awards for their hit ABC Comedy/Netflix International series, THE LETDOWN. Sarah previously won in 2016 for Best Television Screenplay for her pilot for THE LETDOWN. Click here to see the full list of winners […]
Alice Babidge has won Best Set and Costume Design at the 2018 Nestroy Awards in Vienna for her stunning designs on HOTEL STRINDBERG. The Nestroy Awards are not only Austria’s top awards in theatre but one of Europe’s most esteemed accolades. Past winners include Katrin Brack for CAROL REED, Harald B. Thor for WASSA SCHELESNOWA […]
Yellow’s clients have had a wonderful year working in film and television and their hard worked has resulted in multiple nominations at the 2018 AACTA Awards! Stephan Lance‘s THE SECOND has earned him a Best Indie Film nomination along with director Mairi Cameron and producer Leanne Tonkes. The feature documentary GURRUMUL received five nominations including Best […]
Cameras are rolling on the second season of ABC Comedy’s THE LETDOWN, co- written by Alison Bell and Yellow client Sarah Scheller. Sarah Scheller is producing the series and will co-direct episode 2. Fellow Yellow client Trent O’Donnell is on board to direct a collection of episodes in this season. The second series will follow […]
Australian writer and director Jeremy Sims is directing RAMS, an adaption of the Icelandic film 2015 Hrútar. The WBMC film is currently in production, being filmed in Western Australia with Sam Neill and Michael Caton as the lead cast. The pair play two estranged brothers who haven’t spoken to each other in 40 years, despite […]
‘Playwright Nick Coyle leads you into a mad tunnel of laughs, that has jokes, slapstick, silliness and satire jostling you relentlessly from all angles, until you feel pinched and punched into a state of comedic exhaustion.’ SMH Nick Coyle’s play FEATHER IN THE WEB has recently launched at Griffin Theatre, and runs until 17 November. […]
Young playwright Anchuli Felicia King has exploded onto the theatre scene, with two world premiere plays being to be released in 2019. GOLDEN SHIELD, which is set to be performed in September 2019 at MTC will make King the first writer to have their Next Stage commission produced. ‘A debut with blockbuster appeal… an […]
The incredible emerging talent Anchuli Felicia King will have her play WHITE PEARL premiere at Sydney Theatre Company in October, 2019. Set in Singapore, WHITE PEARL centres on a leading skin whitening company, and the fallback that occurs when they release an unintentionally racist advertisement. The play deals with the complexities of colourism and racism […]
The incredible emerging multi-disciplinary talent, Anchuli Felicia King is set for a busy 2019, with two of her plays being produced internationally. “People often say to me that they’re surprised by how multi-disciplinary I am, especially when they meet me and I’m going one particular thing, as a playwright or as a dramaturg or […]
HARP IN THE SOUTH had it’s world premier at Sydney Theatre Company this month, and has been described as a landmark event. Directed by STC’s Artistic Director Kip Williams, and adapted from Ruth Park’s outstanding trilogy of novels by Kate Mulvany, the epic consists of two parts each lasting 3 hours. David Fleischer has lent […]
Gracie Otto’s 11-minute short film DESERT DASH is currently screening at TIFF, which runs form September 6-16. The script, written by Otto, won the prestigious Soho House North American Script Incubator Program, earning it a $20 000 grant as well as a screening at TIFF. DESERT DASH contains Quentin Tarantino-esque action sequences and a strong, […]
GURRUMUL has been shortlisted, alongside ten other documentaries for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Feature Length Documentary. Katie Milwright lent her talents as one of four Directors of Photography to create the films unique and stunning visual landscape. Each of the ten nominated documentaries will be screened at […]
Congratulations to all the 18th annual Screen Producers Australia (SPA) Award nominees! A special shout out to our wonderfully talented Yellow nominees at this years awards. THE SECOND, written and produced by Stephen Lance – nominated for Best Picture SUNSHINE, written and created by Elise McCredie – nominated for Telemovie or Mini Series Production of the Year SQUINTERS […]
Congratulations to all the 2018 Helpmann Award nominees! A special shout out to our wonderfully talented Yellow nominees at this years awards! Damien Cooper is up for best lighting design for YOU ANIMAL YOU as is Geoff Cobham for EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES. Jennifer Irwin received her fourth best costume design nomination for BENNELONG. A special […]
Sarah Scheller‘s THE LETDOWN is making waves on US shores with its accurate depiction of modern motherhood. The 7-part series launched on Netflix last month to rave reviews, leading a band of US and British shows of the same vein including Catastrophe, Motherland and Smilf. In an article in the New York Times titled “Nights of the Living […]
STC’s Resident Director and Yellow client Kip Williams debuted THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO to Sydney audiences on Saturday night. Starring Hugo Weaving in the lead role, the play was originally a satire on the rise of Hitler but carries equal weight in a Trump-led free world, posing the question “how do we let a […]
Anna Barnes’ debut play LETHAL INDIFFERENCE opened to rave reviews at STC’s Wharf Theatre on Friday night. The semi-autobiographical play explores the experiences of a young woman who lands a job in public relations for a family violence legal service. It tells the story of a woman’s fight to survive and the tragic consequences of […]
THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film (Live Action). Josh wrote and starred in the film and he shares this nomination with Producers Derin Seale and Karen Bryson. THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK has screened at multiple film festivals including Flickerfest, Palm Springs International Shortfest, The Sydney Film Festival and Cinefest […]
Kit Brookman has taken out this years Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award for his new work ITHICA. The award recognizes emerging talent in writing and encourages the commissioning and financial support of new Australian works. Kit will use the award to continue developing his play and take the leap from paper to to stage. The award […]
Tess Schofield has won The Jennie Tate Award for Best Costume Design for a Live Performance at this years APDG Awards. Tess won for her work on THE DROVERS WIFE and was also nominated for her costume designs for the Feature Film DANCE ACADEMY. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, catch the full list […]
The Australian Production Design Guild Awards 2017 nominations were announced on 3rd November. COSTUME DESIGN FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE BENNELONG Jennifer Irwin Please see all nominees on their website ahead of the awards on December 3rd.
Gracie Otto has directed a Maybelline advertisement with Gigi Haddid for her make-up collection. Please watch below: View some more of Gracie’s work on her website.
The nominations for 7th Annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards were announced on 30th October. We are proud to announce Yellow Creative Management clients are nominated across the categories. Trent O’Donnell is nominated for Best Screenplay for his writing on NO ACTIVITY Episode 3 – Silent Night. Tess Schofield is nominated for Best […]
The brilliant Jennifer Irwin won Services to Dance Award at the September 24 Australian Dance Awards ceremony. She was chosen due to her “long and prolific career producing outstanding and inspired costumes that have been applauded both nationally and internationally.” Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! A full list can be accessed on the […]
Congratulations to all our clients who will be working at Sydney Theatre Company in 2018. A very exciting season lined up which will include the following clients work Alice Babidge, Anna Barnes, Leticia Caceres, Damien Cooper, David Fleischer, Elizabeth Gadsby, Declan Greene, Priscilla Jackman, Mel Page, Tess Schofield and Kip Williams. Take a look at […]
Declan Greene and the wickedly funny Sister Grimm team have just completed and hugely successful season of LILITH: THE JUNGLE GIRL at Edinburgh Festival. Playing at the Traverse theatre, audiences couldn’t get enough of this hilariously brilliant show. Co-created by Declan Greene and Ash Flanders with Direction by Declan Greene. Surprising, captivating and heartwarming – you […]
The 50th Australian Writers’ Guild Awards were held on the 25th August 2017. We would like to congratulate all the winners especially Angela Betzien and Anna Barnes. Best Children’s Theatre EGG – Angela Betzien Best Interactive GHOSTS OF BILOELA – Que Minh Luu, Christopher Burke and Anna Barnes Please visit AWGIE website for the full […]
The incredible Angela Betzien has been awarded the Myer Creative Fellowship grant for playwriting, along with 9 other creative artists. The Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships recognise talent and exceptional courage in mid-career artists. Rather than being tied to specific outcomes, the Fellowships provide an income over two years, allowing each Fellow time for creative reflection […]
Nick Coyle’s one man show QUEEN OF WOLVES has opened at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival, to brilliant reviews! If you find yourself in the UK this August don’t miss this hysterical show. Book you tickets HERE. Coyle’s writing is straight-up hilarious. The balance between spooky tension and comic relief is just right. The Telegraph, UK […]
Don’t miss out on this year’s MIFF, it’s a great line up. THREE SUMMERS, Ben Elton’s latest project is one not to be missed especially considering it features the Brilliant work of DOP Katie Millwright ACS. The film will premier 12 August at the MIFF Centerpiece Gala. Purchase your tickets HERE. Nice work Katie!
Angela Betzien is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays, including HOOD, HELICOPTER and WHERE IN THE WORLD IS FRANK SPARROW? have toured nationally and internationally. The Wheeler Centre caught up with Angela to talk genre, fairy tales and chewing raw carrots with Sunny Baudelaire. Take a look HERE.
Gideon Obarzanek enjoyed a very successful 2017 Helpmann ceremony walking away with not one but 2 awards! Gideon and Lucy Guerin shared the win for best choreography in a ballet, dance or physical theatre production and best dance production with ATTRACTOR. Presented by Dancenorth and Lucy Guerin Inc, with Melbourne Arts Centre, Asia TOPA, WOMANDelaide […]
Huge congratulations to Josh Lawson and THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK team on the ACCTA nomination for best short fiction film. The winners for this year’s AACTA Awards will be announced across two major events at The Star Event Centre in Sydney: The 7th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel | Industry Luncheon on Monday 4 December 2017. The 7th AACTA Awards presented […]
Amazing costume designer Jennifer Irwin has been shortlisted for the 2017 Australian Dance Awards for her services to Dance. Jennifer has worked with leading Australian dance companies including the Australian Ballet, Bangarra, Sydney Dance Company, Australian Dance Theatre, West Australian Ballet and Queensland Ballet. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony 24 September 2017. […]
World premiere of Elise McCredie‘s SUNSHINE to screen at ACMI Melbourne 20 July! Selected as Series Mania Melbourne’s opening night screening, SUNSHINE is a vibrant, kinetic and compelling high stakes fictional crime drama that explores a world of contrasts – truth and reconstruction, past and present, hope and heartbreak – felt by those forging a […]
Congratulations to Angela Betzien and Trent O’Donnell for their recent 2017 AWGIE nomination. Angela was nominated in the children’s theatre category for her stella play EGG and Trent made his mark in comedy – situation or narrative, with NO ACTIVITY, SILENT NIGHT. Well done to all the nominees and stay tuned to find out the […]
Congratulations to all the 2017 Helpmann Award nominees! A special shout out to best direction of a play nominees Leticia Caceres, THE DROVER’S WIFE and Kip Williams, CHIMERICA. Both brilliant works. Best costume nominations went to Tess Schofield on THE DROVER’S WIFE and Jennifer Irwin on OUR LAND PEOPLE STORIES. If that wasn’t enough the […]
Earlier this month Broadsheet featured the brilliant costume designer Jennifer Irwin on her most recent project, BENNELONG with Bangarra Dance Company. The award winning designer speaks of her experience in working with dancers and long standing history with the company. Take a first look at the productions costumes and book your tickets now! From Mission Impossible or […]
Out of 95 entries Kit Brookman has been shortlisted along with 4 other playwrights for the Griffin Award. The Award recognises an outstanding play or performance text that displays an authentic, inventive and contemporary Australian voice, with the winner receiving a $10,000 prize. Nice work Kit! Winner will be announced 4 June, wishing Kit and […]
Show us what’s possible Initiative by Canon! Throughout 2017, Canon will be supporting a series of projects with funding, equipment, technical support and promotion, as selected by some of the most respected and esteemed members of Australia’s professional imaging community including our very own Katie Millwright ACS. With her wealth of experience who better to […]
THE 11 O’CLOCK has done it again and picked up another win this time at Cinequest for best short film. Cinequest is an independent film festival held annually in San Jose, California. Winners take away a cash prize, pitch sessions, writing forums and much more. It’s no surprise that the love is spreading for this […]
Angela Betzien‘s play THE HANGING is one of four works shortlisted for The Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting. The prize worth $30,000 is open to plays or a work of music drama first produced in Australia between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016. THE HANGING is based on Picnic at Hanging Rock had its […]
Declan Greene‘s play THE HOMOSEXUALS OR ‘FAGGOTS’ has opened at Griffin Theatre. It is directed by Lee Lewis. This production follows its premiere at Malthouse Theatre in February 2017. It has been given 4 stars by Time Out’s Cassie Tongue: “It’s a refreshingly urgent piece of new Australian writing that not only has it taken […]
The Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards for the Best Australian Films of 2016 nominatinees have been announced. Congratulations to all the nominees, particularly our very own Katie Milwright, ACS who has been nominated for Best Cinematography for her work on the film LOOKING FOR GRACE. Go Katie! Winners will be announced at a ceremony […]
THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK, short film written by the wickedly talented Josh Lawson has been awarded the Media Super Award for best Screenplay in an Australian Short Film at Flickerfest. Not only did Josh write the screenplay, but stared alongside Damon Herriman and produced the film with Derin Seale and Karen Bryson. This delightful comedy directed […]
Here it is, the official trailer for DANCE ACADEMY the movie! Following the huge success of hit TV series, DANCE ACADEMY the movie is set to hit theatres 6 April 2017. Huge Congrats to the brilliant Samantha Strauss, co-creator and writer as well as designer Tess Schofield, who has re-inspired us to bring back the leg warmer.
Following the success of hit Australian teen drama series, DANCE ACADEMY is heading for the big screen. Samantha Strauss co-created the series and was head writer across the 65 episodes, writing 25 episodes, script editing and storylining. She has now written the feature film DANCE ACADEMY: THE MOVIE which has been shooting throughout 2016 in Sydney and New York, […]
After a much anticipated few months Kip Williams as officially been appointed Sydney Theatre Company’s new Artistic Director! Until recently he was acting as interim AD, but it has become clear that Kip is the right person for the job as many artists and industry leaders have expressed. Guiding the company into it’s next season and chapter, we […]
The wildly successful Sydney Theatre Company 2015 production of THE PRESENT starring Cate Blanchett is set to hit Broadway later this year. Our very own Alice Babidge will head over to NYC next month, where her wonderful designs will grace the Barrymore Theatre stage. Check out more about THE PRESENT on Broadway or read what the New […]
A massive congratulations to all 2016 AWGIE winners, particularly our very own Samantha Strauss & Lally Katz! Samantha, winner of the original telemovie category with MARY: THE MAKING OF A PRINCESS and Lally won for THE RABBITS in the music theatre category. See full list of winners here.
Tess Schofield has done a magnificent job as costume designer on the first season of THE KETTERING INCIDENT. So much so that viewers are desperate to find out where and who all the costumes came from, particularly character Anna Macy’s amazing coat. We can reveal the coat is custom made, designed by Tess and made from Italian […]
The insanely talented Kip Williams has recently been appointed the role of interim Artistic Director at Sydney Theatre Company after over 3 years in the position of Resident Director. Quote: “I’m delighted to be Interim Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company. The company is having a great year on stage and we are about to […]
Since 1967 the Australian Writers’ Guild has presented the AWGIE Awards to recognise and reward excellence in performance writing. In the years since their inception the list of AWGIE winners has included writers whose stories have shaped our national culture including feature films, theatre, TV series and serials, mini-series and children’s animated programs. The AWGIES […]
It has been a big week of celebrating for LAST CAB TO DARWIN . Jeremy Sims was announced as an ADG Award nominee for his work on the feature film. View all of the nominees here The winners will be announced at the ADG Awards on Friday 6 May at the Sofitel Melbourne. This year’s event will […]
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU is a collaboration between choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, film-maker Matthew Bate of Closer Productions, Sydney Dance Company and ACMI. It is the first virtual reality commission for ACMI. The result is an eight minute work demonstrating what dance, film and theatre could become in the future of virtual reality allowing the audience to view the production from […]
Kit Brookman has been announced as the winner of the Ensemble Theatre’s inaugural playwriting commission. The Ensemble’s current Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry described Kit’s winning entry THE PLANT as a ‘comedy about the fear of giving life to something and the terror of it ending up alone.’ ‘Kit takes this idea into a surreal and […]
Leticia Cáceres, Kelly Ryall and Kip Williams have all been nominated for the 2015 Green Room Awards. For Theatre Companies, Leticia was nominated for Best Direction for Melbourne Theatre Companies BIRDLAND. In the same category Kip was also nominated for Malthouse Theatre/Sydney Theatre Companies LOVE AND INFORMATION. For Independent Theatre, Kelly was nominated for Best […]
Playwright Kit Brookman has been announced as one of the finalists in the Ensemble Theatre New Writing Commission 2016. Kit’s play THE PLANT, a comedy about the fear of giving life to something and the terror of ending up alone, is in the running to be programmed in the 2017 season at the Ensemble Theatre. Read about […]
Louis Nowra’s THE GOLDEN AGE opened at STC on the 20th January to great reviews. The production features three of Yellow’s clients – directed by Kip Williams, designed by David Fleischer and lit by Damien Cooper. The Daily Review and Time Out Sydney both gave the production 4 stars, the latter claiming “Williams’ production feels uncompromising: this is not a […]
LOOKING FOR GRACE, shot by Katie Milwright, opened in Australia theatres and has pulled in $276,821 in its first week. After opening on 32 screens, the feature, directed by Sue Brooks, made a weekend gross of $99,487. LOOKING FOR GRACE screened in competition at the prestigious Venice and Toronto Film Festivals in 2015 and has garnered glowing reviews. For Sydney […]
The stageplay adaptation of JASPER JONES has opened at Belvoir and the set design by Michael Hankin and costume design by Mel Page have been receiving rave reviews. Jason Blake of the SMH remarked that “Michael Hankin’s thoughtful design distils the story’s locations into a pair of moveable, reversible front porches that serve as Charlie’s house, […]
Tess is a costume designer who works across film, television, opera, theatre and musicals. Her passion for character & costume has been explored through these varied mediums across many periods and visual styles. As part of the 2015 APDG Awards Tess was awarded the Cameron Cresswell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Design in Australia, Lifetime […]
Several Yellow Agency clients have received accolades at the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards. The work of Michael Hankin, Mel Page, Alice Babidge and Kip Williams was recognised in the ceremony. Best mainstage production – IVANOV designed by Mel Page, Michael Hankin Best independent production – OF MICE AND MEN designed by Michael Hankin Best costume […]
Reg Cribb’s THOMAS MURRAY AND THE UPSIDE DOWN RIVER had it’s world premiere at Griffin on the 13th January and is receiving rave reviews. The season is running from now until the 30th January. Check the Griffin website for more details. “So I add my voice to the string of observers hailing Reg Cribb as one of the […]
Angela Betzien’s play MORTIDO has been included in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2016, Premier’s 21 shortlist in the Drama category. The website includes an excerpt from the play. MORTIDO has had a successful season at State Theatre Company of South Australia and is playing at Belvoir Theatre until the 17th December 2015. Please see the rest of […]
David Fleischer’s set design is featured in Pinchgut’s L’AMANT JALOUX. This is a remount of the French Opera by André Grétry, that was first performed 20 November 1778 at Versailles. “David Fleischer’s set design, with its doors, nook and crannies allowed the melodrama to majestically and comically unfold” Andrew Luboski, Limelight 5 star review “Within the severe scenic […]
We would love to congratulate all of the 2015 Australian Production Design Guild (APDG) Awards nominees, especially Damien Cooper and Tess Schofield for their respective nominations! Hero Frock Hire Award for Costume Design on a Feature Film THE WATER DIVIDER Tess Schofield a.p.d.g Showreel Finder Award for Live Performance Lighting Design THE GLASS MENAGERIE Damien Cooper Winners […]
5th AACTA Awards Industry Dinner was on 30th November 2015. We would like to congratulate all the winners especially: Reg Cribb and Jeremy Sims who won Best Adapted Screenplay for their work on LAST CAB TO DARWIN. Please see a list of all nominees and winners on AACTA website. The AACTA Ceremony is on 9th December, with […]
After being selected in competition at the prestigious Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, LOOKING FOR GRACE, shot by Katie Milwright and directed by Sue Brooks, had it’s national premiere in Adelaide recently. The film also had a subsequent screening at a red carpet event at The Astor Theatre in Melbourne and will open at selected cinemas in […]
The trailer for SUCKER, shot by Katie Milwright, has been released and event screenings for the feature have been scheduled nationally. The film centres on 18-year-old Lawrence, who is caught cheating on his final year math exam and fails to get into medical school. As a punishment he is banished to stay at his goofy […]
A stageplay version of ORLANDO based on Virginia Woolf’s novel opened at the STC on 13th November. This Australian premiere features the lighting designs of Damien Cooper. Liam McLoughlin from ArtsHub gave the production four and a half stars and made special note of Damien’s work, commenting that “the technical aspects of the production are brilliantly executed. […]
Kip Williams’ production of AN INDEX OF METALS premiered at Carriageworks last week and received glowing reviews. Clive Padget from Limelight Magazine gave the opera 4 stars and commented that “without Williams’ contribution, I would have said that AN INDEX OF METALS is hardly essential viewing – you might as well stay in and catch it on YouTube. […]
A new telemovie, MARY: THE MAKING OF A PRINCESS, written by Samantha Strauss for FremantleMedia, aired on Channel 10 on November 15. Sam’s writing has been commended for keeping the production lighthearted and “completely charming.” Melinda Houston of the SMH commented of the production that “while certainly adhering firmly to the fairy tale template [it] feels consistently lively, […]
We would love to congratulate all the 5th AACTA Awards nominees, especially Reg Cribb and Jeremy Sims. Reg and Jeremy respectively wrote and directed LAST CAB TO DARWIN, which has been nominated for eight AACTAs in total! Reg and Jeremy’s stellar script has been recognised through LAST CAB’s nomination in the Best Adapted Screenplay category, and […]
Simon Stone’s production of ANGELS IN AMERICA has premiered internationally at Theatre Basel in Switzerland, with costumes designed by Mel Page. Scripted by award-winning playwright Tony Kushner in 1993, the play is a complex and often metaphorical exploration of societal attitudes towards homosexuality in Reagan’s America of the 1980s, with a particular focus on the […]
Gritty crime drama MORTIDO premiered this month in Adelaide, scripted by Angela Betzien and directed by Leticia Caceres. Exploring the sordid dealings involved in the traffic and distribution of cocaine, and chronicling the human wreckage that occurs as a consequence of this, MORTIDO has been commended by critics as “gutsy and confronting” (Murray Bramwell, The Australian), and […]
Kit Brookman’s A RABBIT FOR KIM JONG-IL premiered this month at Griffin Theatre Company, and also stars Kit as the titular rabbit, Felix. Based on an inexplicably true story, Kit’s play tells the story of farmer Johann, whose life takes an unexpected turn when Kim Jong-il takes a special interest in the super-sized rabbits he has bred, and decides he will […]
First staged in Melbourne in 2012, Angela Betzien’s masterful piece HELICOPTER debuts internationally in Norway this month. Part social satire and part suburban horror story, this thrilling play showcases the lives of a cashed-up, dysfunctional family who live a cloistered life in their gated suburban community, until an appalling tragedy brings their Ugandan refugee neighbour into […]
Eamon Flack’s stunning contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s IVANOV opened 19th September at Belvoir, with set design by Michael Hankin and costumes by Mel Page. Jason Blake of the Sydney Morning Herald praised Michael and Mel’s design for helping to successfully relocate the play from 19th Century Russia to contemporary Australia. Ben Neutze of the Daily Review […]
The 48th Annual AWGIE Awards were held at Sydney’s Doltone House on Friday 11th September. We would love to congratulate all the AWGIE winners, especially Angela Betzien who took home two AWGIEs! For her work on University of Wollongong’s student production THE GAP, Angela won the Community and Youth Theatre Award along with Patricia Cornelius and Melissa Reeves, […]
Nick Coyle is captivating visitors to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month with his funny and irreverent GUIDED MEDITATION sessions. Described by the Times as “light and hilarious piece[s] of headspace”, the hour-long sessions see Nick guide his audience through ‘headbutting their self doubt’, ‘disciplining their spirit animals’ , and ‘lying down’ (Nick’s own words). Nick is touring at […]
Bell Shakespeare Company’s magical production of THE TEMPEST opened on 19th August, with lighting designed by Damien Cooper. John Shand of the Sydney Morning Herald has praised the “sense of wonder” generated through the work of the creative team, and Cassie Tongue of Timeout has lauded the ‘magical’ design as being “the sort of stagecraft that encourages our [imagination]… […]
Andrew Upton’s stunning adaptation of Chekhov’s first play The Present, featuring set and costume design by Alice Babidge, opened August 8 at the Rosyln Packer Theatre. Here’s what critics are saying about Alice’s design: “Alice Babidge’s set design is exquisitely executed, from the errant blades of grass shooting through the pavers of the patio, to […]
2015 Helpmann Awards were presented live from Capital Theatre, Sydney on Monday 27th July. The winners included: Kip Williams for Best Direction of a Play, for his work on Sydney Theatre Company’s SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER. Opera Australia’s THE RABBITS featuring Lally Katz’ libretto won four awards including Best New Australian Work and Best Presentation for Children. Belvoir’s THE GLASS […]
We would love to congratulate all of the 48th annual AWGIE Awards nominees, especially Josh Lawson, Brendan Cowell, Reg Cribb and Jeremy Sims for their respective nominated screenplays! FEATURE FILM – ORIGINAL Josh Lawson – The Little Death FEATURE FILM – ADAPTATION Brendan Cowell – Ruben Guthrie Reg Cribb with Jeremy Sims – The Last Cab to […]
Mother Courage and Her Children opened on 4th June at Belvoir with Alice Babidge designing the costumes. Please read what the reviews are saying: “The costumes, by Alice Babidge, have a disturbingly immediate feeling – like the mismatched pieces came from a looted 2015 discount department store. It brings the story closer to home and closer […]
Malthouse and Sydney Theatre Company’s co-production of Caryl Churchill’s LOVE AND INFORMATION is directed by Kip Williams and designed by David Fleischer. The production which opened at the Malthouse on 16th June is playing until 4th July. The play will then transfer to Sydney Theatre Company for a season from 9th July to 15th August. Summary of some of […]
We would love to congratulate Trent O’Donnell on his nomination: TV Comedy: Trent O’Donnell – The Moodys / S2 Ep1 The winners will be announced on May 8, 2015. For a list of all nominations, please visit the ADG website.
We would like to extend congratulations to all of the 32nd Green Room Award nominees especially to our clients! Theatre Companies: For Lighting Design Damien Cooper is nominated twice for his work on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH (Melbourne Theatre Company) and THE EFFECT (Melbourne Theatre Company) For Direction Leticia Caceres is nominated for YELLOW MOON (Melbourne Theatre Company, Education Season) […]
Tess Schofield won the AACTA for Best Costume Design for her work on THE WATER DIVINER at the 4th Annual Awards in Sydney. This is Tess’ fifth AACTA (previously called AFI Awards), previous awards were for THE SAPPHIRES (2012), DIRTY DEEDS (2002), BOOTMEN (2000) and SPOTWOOD (1991). See the complete list of winners.
Gracie Otto’s documentary THE LAST IMPRESARIO has been rated the 10th best documentary for 2014 by Anne-Katrin Titze for Indiewire. In her original review on Eye for Film she describes the documentary of Michael White as “captivatingly energetic” and a “…sensitively structured portrait of an engaging Peter Pan [that] draws us irresistibly into his world.” The film […]
2014 Sydney Theatre Awards nominations were announced yesterday with 5 design nominations among Yellow Creative Management clients. BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MAINSTREAM PRODUCTION Damien Cooper for STC’s THE LONG WAY HOME BEST STAGE DESIGN OF A MAINSTREAM PRODUCTION Michael Hankin for Belvoir’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL Ralph Myers for Belvoir’s IS THIS THING ON? BEST COSTUME […]
The nominations for Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards were announced on December 3rd. Tess Schofield is nominated for BEST COSTUME DESIGN for her work on the feature film THE WATER DIVINER. Gracie Otto’s THE LAST IMPRESSARIO has been nominated for BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY. Trent O’Donnell and Phil Lloyd are nominated […]
Damien Cooper has won the APDG Award for Lighting Design for Live Performance for his work on DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN. DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN consists of 4 operas; DAS RHEINGOLD, DIE WALKÜRE, SIEGFRIED AND GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG. It was performed by Opera Australia in 3 cycles from November to December of 2013. The 2014 awards were […]
A CHRISTMAS CAROL opened on the 12th of November, with Mel Page designing costumes and Michael Hankin designing the set. Here is what the reviews are saying: “Michael Hankin’s set is a honeycomb of trapdoors and moving platforms, age-old devices which have lost none of their breathtaking ingenuity and simplicity, and are used to tremendous […]
CYRANO DE BERGERAC opened 15th November at Sydney Theatre Company with Alice Babidge designing set and costumes and Damien Cooper as the lighting designer. “Alice Babidge’s theatrically framed set and costume designs, full of historical references, are absolutely right for this faithful but slightly ironic rendering of a play that always had its tongue […]
Shakespeare Splash is an 12 part educational program completed by the ABC. Mel Page designed the costumes and Kelly Ryall was the composer. There is a trailer on In The Thicket and the films can be viewed on the Splash website.
Tim Conigrave’s HOLDING THE MAN memoir will be adapted into a feature film, following the success of play by Tom Murphy. In a recent interview with Veronica Maine Alice described the HOLDING THE MAN as “one of the greatest love stories I have ever know”. Alice Babidge will be designing costumes for filming in Melbourne.
Trent O’Donnell has been announced as a new co-producer of the fourth season of Fox’s NEW GIRL. He will also be the series director. Read more at Sydney Morning Herald article.
LOOKING FOR GRACE has begun production in Western Australia. The film is being directed by Sue Brooks and Katie Milwright is the Director of Photography. Read more at Film Ink and SBS.
ANDY X is the musical reimagining of Andy Warhol’s last moments of life directed by Jim Sharman. The trailer is now online along with the 40 min film available for Buy and Stream on Sunday Pictures website for $5.
Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Jean Genet’s THE MAIDS was performed at the City Center, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival from August 6-16. Alice Babidge design features “a multimedia, dimension-scrambling set… suggests the world’s ritziest walk-in closet, the show throws in everything”. Benedict Andrew’s “comfort-zone-trashing directing” leaves the audience “uncomfortable in ways I imagine might […]
Josh Lawson’s debut feature film THE LITTLE DEATH has been added to the Toronto Film Festival this year, which runs from 4 – 14 September in Canada.
Writer, director, performer and Nick Coyle’s one-man play DOUBLE TRIBUTE opened at the Edinburgh Festival, playing until the 24 August 2014. The play will be presented at Just The Tonic in association with The Invisible Dot.
Josh Lawson’s short film AFTER THE CREDITS, about a couple’s journey from the happy ending to after the credits roll has gone live on Funny Or Die, the cult website of Zach Galifinakis and Will Ferrell. Watch it HERE
THE DARK ROOM by Angela Betzien, (Premiered in 2009 with the HotBend Ensemble and the Sydney Theatre Company Push Program, with a subsequent season at Belvoir, 2011), has been shortlisted for the German Youth Theatre Prize. The translation by Anne Fritsch / Theaterstückverlag is nominated alongside German, Dutch and UK plays. The prize is awarded by […]
A new production of HEDDA GABLER by Henrik Ibsen (adapted and directed by Adena Jacobs) opens at Belvoir on Wednesday the 2nd of July (previews on the 28th, 29th and the 1st) . David Fleischer designed the costumes and Kelly Ryall composed the music for this adaptation which sees Ash Flanders of Sisters Grimm in the […]
Nick Coyle will perform his one-hour show, DOUBLE TRIBUTE one last time before he heads to the UK to perform the show in The 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His show is being produced by THE INVISIBLE DOT in the UK. DOUBLE TRIBUTE at Giant Dwarf on Cleveland Street on Friday the 27th June at 8pm. Get […]
Gideon Obarzanek’s short film I WANT TO DANCE BETTER AT PARTIES has been awarded the prestigious DENDY Award at the 2014 Sydney Film Festival for best Live Action Short Film. Written and directed with Matthew Bate, the film is based on the stage play Gideon wrote and directed for the Sydney Theatre Company. Produced by Closer […]
Gracie Otto’s Feature Documentary had a fantastic reception at the Sydney Film Festival and is touring Australia in June, with Gracie in attendance for Q&A sessions following the screenings. Click on the below for all the details.
Our most hearty congratulations to Angela Betzien who has been awarded the 2014 Patrick White Fellowship, which includes a year working on a commission with the Sydney Theatre Company. Artistic Director, Andrew Upton said: “Angela Betzien is an enormously talented playwright who has been making a great career crafting work of a consistently high standard. […]
MOJO, Jez Butterworth’s rock n’ roll thriller, opens tonight at STC. David Fleischer designed the gorgeous 1950’s period costumes for the “brutally funny journey through the seedy, amphetamine-fuelled London rock scene of the 1950s [that] follows a gang of would-be power-players who, seduced by the promise of fame and fortune, battle for control of hot teen singing […]
Josh Lawson wrote and directed a new feature film, THE LITTLE DEATH. The film will have it’s world premiere as part of the 2014 Sydney Festival on Friday the 13th and a second screening on Sunday the 15th of June . THE LITTLE DEATH also features Bojana Novakovic (pictured here acting opposite Josh) as one half […]
Reg Cribb’s script LAST CAB TO DARWIN (with Jeremy Sims, director) has commenced principal photography. The feature film stars Michael Caton and Oscar-nominated Jacki Weaver in the lead roles. The film tells the story of Rex, a cab driver who is diagnosed as terminally ill and sets out on an epic journey from Broken Hill to Darwin […]
Tess Schofield designed the costumes for the Russell Crowe directed feature film THE WATER DIVINER, currently in post production after wrapping in Turkey. The film is about an Australian man who travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. This official first glance teaser features Tess’s exquisite […]
Jim Sharman has banded together a bunch of talented mavericks to create SUNDAY PICTURES. Currently developing a feature film and webseries, the group is comprised of writers, film-makers and producers and helmed by Jim Sharman (Director) and David Harmon (Associate Director). http://sundaypictures.com.au/
Both Trent O’Donnell and Samantha Strauss have been shortlisted for the 2014 Premier’s Literary Award. Trent’s writing (with Phil Lloyd) for A MOODY CHRISTMAS ‘Separate Seats’ and Sam’s script for DANCE ACADEMY ‘Not for Nothing’ are nominated for the Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting. Winners will be announced at the State Library of NSW on […]
Gideon Obarzanek’s L’Chaim! (‘to life’ in Hebrew and Yiddish) is a thought-provoking and cutting-edge dance piece featuring the entire Sydney Dance Company. L’Chaim! rounds out a trio of pieces, collectively named INTERPLAY: three distinct dance pieces, (also choreographed by Raphael Bonachela and Jacopo Godani), with each choreographer presenting their own unique vision. Featuring Stefan Gregory’s music, and written by […]
THE LAST IMPRESARIO will open the 2014 DocWeek festival. Gracie shot and directed the film over 3 years, interviewing subjects as varied and infamous as Kate Moss, Yoko Ono, John Cleese and Anna Wintour. ‘Gracie Otto, Director, said, “I am absolutely thrilled ‘The Last Impresario’ will screen as the opening night film for DocWeek… Last […]
SECRETS & LIES, the new multi-platform murder-mystery produced by Hoodlum will screen on Network Ten tonight. Kylie Needham wrote Episode 3. Read more about the series here. Watch the trailer here.
Congratulations to Angela Betzien, Lally Katz and Kelly Ryall for their nominations for the 2013 Green Room Awards. Angela has been nominated for Best Writing for her play, TALL MAN, a gritty tale of a dysfunctional father-daughter relationship, produced by Creative Regions and first performed at La Mama. Lally has been nominated for Best New […]
Michael Gow’s ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY opened at Belvoir on the 12th February and runs until the 23rd of March in the Upstairs Theatre. Directed by Eamon Flack and starring Brendan Cowell, the multi-generational play spans the globe, from Berlin to Byron Bay and from the 1950s to the present day. More of Mel […]
Nick Coyle has won the 2013 Sydney Music Arts & Culture Award from FBi Radio for BEST ON STAGE for his work in DOUBLE TRIBUTE, UH OH TONY! and BLUE WIZARD. Yellow Creative Management congratulates the wildly imaginative, uniquely distinctive Nick Coyle. See all the winners HERE
David Williamson’s TRAVELLING NORTH opens at the Sydney Theatre Company tonight. “Frank is a bugger, but somehow Frances has fallen for him. They happily leave chilly Melbourne for tropical Queensland, seeking warmer climes and a change in lifestyle, to the horror and inconvenience of their children. Soon, however, their dream faces a new threat: signs […]
AM I is a new dance piece by Shaun Parker. Collaborating with composer Nick Wales (Sarah Blasko, Sydney Symphony) and designer Damien Cooper (Opera Australia’s The Ring Cycle) they create a compelling cult-like world with striking visuals and evocative sound. AM I will also tour to Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne. Sydney Festival Tickets here.
CORANDERRK opened at Belvoir on Wednesday the 11th of December to standing ovations. A co-production with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, CORANDERRK recreates a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, where the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board. Damien Cooper designed the lighting. Image of Jack Charles by Patrick Boland at Belvoir. Read […]
Wagner’s DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN has come full cycle, with four operas over 22 hours. Directed by Neil Armfield and with Lighting Design by Damien Cooper, the operas have received a slew of fantastic reviews. The first cycle of operas closes with Götterdämmerung tonight (25 November). SMH gives Das Rheingold 4 1/2 STARS THE GUARDIAN gives […]
MACHINAL (Broadway premiere in 1928) by playwright and journalist Sophie Treadwell, is based on the true story of a woman convicted of murdering her husband and sent to the electric chair. Sydney Theatre Company’s production premieres on the 22nd November, in the Wharf 2 Theatre, the ‘lab’ for investigating new and innovative new theatre practices. […]
The Sydney Museum of Words opens on Saturday 16th November in Sydney’s Potts Point as an initial sneak-peek two-week run. Firths’s satirical take on the event has made headlines. Read about the Museum here. Read Charles’ reply in The Guardian here.
I WANT TO DANCE BETTER AT PARTIES, written and directed by Gideon Obarzanek, will screen as part of the 2013 Adelaide Film Festival. I Want to Dance Better at Parties is a documentary/drama from directors Gideon Obarzanek and Matthew Bate. Based on a true story, it looks at a man who begins private dance classes to […]
The Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) has announced the nominees for the 46th Annual AWGIE Awards. Among the nominees are: Samantha Strauss, with two nominations for children’s television Nicholas Verso, for short film Lally Katz, for children’s theatre and Trent O’Donnell, with two nominations for comedy narrative “These prestigious accolades celebrate excellence in Australian writing for stage, […]
MISS JULIE, a contemporary re-imagining of August Strindberg’s classic masterpiece, is on at Belvoir Street Theatre from now until 6 October. Adapted by Simon Stone this re-imagining resets the drama to present day Australia, with Miss Julie as a rebellious teenage daughter of a wealthy businessman seeking high political office. “Leticia Cáceres directs Stone’s adaptation, exploring the dynamic between Julie and Jean and […]
Billed by the producers as an “intelligent comedy about sex and secrets,” Josh Lawson’s The Little Death starts shooting in Sydney on July 29. The film marks the feature directing and screenwriting debut of US-based actor Josh Lawson, a regular in the TV series House of Lies, who appears with Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate […]
Charles Firth will appear as a guest speaker at this year’s Storyology Event in Sydney. Storyology is a summit of media and creativity, held annually by the Walkley Foundation- This four-day event brings together more than 300 creative professionals to debate cutting edge issues, discuss innovative ways to inspire and engage audiences and create impact. […]
Nick Coyle’s comedy DOUBLE TRIBUTE will showcase as part of the 2013 Bondi Feast Festival. Ever wondered what happens when the person who wrote the tribute to their dead friend dies themselves? Answer: Nick Coyle steps up to the plate and dances into your heart! From the little man who brought you Me Pregnant! comes the also […]
Lally Katz’s STORIES I WANT TO TELL YOU IN PERSON opens this weekend – written and starring Lally Katz, designed by Ralph Myers and lit by Damien Cooper.
DANCE ACADEMY and REDFERN NOW awarded 2013 Logies – Yellow Creative Management clients Samantha Strauss and Wayne Blair recognised
Damien Cooper has been nominated for three 2012 Green Room Awards for his designs in dance and theatre.
Noel Coward’s classic play PRIVATE LIVES, directed by Ralph Myers and lit by Damien Cooper, has opened at Belvoir St Theatre. The production has earned Ralph praise for pulling “a very funny, successful, likeable, unpretentious rabbit out of his hat, adding a few light touches of his own.” For more information and to purchase tickets […]
Gideon Obarzanek’s ASSEMBLY premieres in Sydney as part of Sydney Festival, read about the performance here.
The Hot Damn! Festival at Bondi Pavilion will run from the 7 July to 7 August, with a varied schedule to keep Sydney-siders warm in winter.