Goalpost Pictures

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Goalpost Pictures is an Australian production company established in May 2008. It is led by producers Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Kylie du Fresne, and Cass O'Connor.

In 2009, Goalpost produced The Eternity Man,[1] a film opera depicting the true story of World War I veteran Arthur Stace, who roamed the backstreets of Sydney chalking the single word "Eternity" across the pavements. The film, which was released in conjunction with ABC TV and Channel 4 UK, went on to receive the Rose d'Or award for outstanding performing arts program.[2]

Film Director Cast Release date
The Movement Baz Luhrmann Sandra Bullock, Emily Blunt 2016
The Sapphires Wayne Blair Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Chris O'Dowd 2012
The Tree Julie Bertuccelli Charlotte Gainsbourg 2011
Closed for Winter James Bogle Natalie Imbruglia 2009
Ralph Deborah Mailman Madelaine, Garth 2009
The Eternity Man Julien Temple Grant Doyle, Christa Hughes 2008
Clubland Cherie Nowlan Khan Chittenden, Emma Booth, Richard Wilson 2007
The Djarn Djarns Wayne Blair Scott Angeles, Lafe Charlton 2005

The 2007 suburban comedy Clubland, directed by Cherie Nowlan, was a hit at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and subsequently picked up US distribution by Warner Bros under the title Introducing The Dwights.[3] Other recent credits include Lockie Leonard Series One and Two, which were screened on Channel 9 and based on Tim Winton's book series. The show won the gong for Best Children's Series at the 2009 TV Week Logie Awards [4] as well as the 2007 AFI for Best Children's Drama Series. The show was picked up in the UK and screened on BBC 2.[5] Further productions include Scorched - a television and cross platform event that won the 2009 Digital Emmy Award and James Bogle's Closed for Winter, starring Natalie Imbruglia.

Television show Director Cast Release date
Panic at Rock Island Tony Tilse Grant Bowler, Vince Colosimo 2011
The Sellers Maia Horniak Will Howarth, Andrew Ryan 2011
Lockie Leonard (Series 2) - Sean Keenan, Rhys Muldoon 2009
Scorched Tony Tilse Georgie Parker, Vince Colosimo, Cameron Daddo 2008
Lockie Leonard (Series 1) Julien Temple Sean Keenan, Rhys Muldoon 2006
Stepfather of the Bride Roger Hodgeman Alex Dimitriades, Leon Ford, Lucy Taylor 2005
Small Claims Cherie Nowlan Claudia Karvan, Rebecca Gibney, Robert Mammone 2003

Goalpost Pictures executive-produced the 2010 Australian-French film The Tree, adapted from the book Our Father Who Art In The Tree, by Australian author Judy Pascoe. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg,[6] the film was selected to be the closing night film at the 2010 Cannes International Film Festival.[7] In 2011 they produced Tony Tilse' event horror-thriller telemovie Panic At Rock Island for The Nine Network and NBC Universal.[8]

Production was recently[when?] completed on director Wayne Blair's feature film The Sapphires, co-written by Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson and based on Briggs' stage-play of the same title. The film, set for release in late 2012, stars Deborah Mailman, Australian singer Jessica Mauboy, and Irish actor Chris O'Dowd.[9]

Goalpost Pictures received the prestigious Production Business of the Year Award in the 2013 Screen Producers Australia Awards.

Film Award Category Result Year
Lockie Leonard AFI Awards Best Children's Drama Series Won 2007
ATOM Awards Best Children's Television Series Won 2007
TV Week Logie Awards Outstanding Children's Series Won 2009
Clubland Valenciennes Film Festival Jury Prize Won 2008
Australian Film Industry Awards Best Supporting Actress Won 2008
Australian Writer's Guild Awards Gold AWGIE Won 2007
Australian Writer's Guild Awards Best Screenplay Won 2007
St Tropez Film Festival Audience Choice Won 2007
The Eternity Man Rose d'Or Best Performing Arts Program Won 2009
Atom Awards Best Experimental Film Nominated 2008
Stepfather of the Bride Chicago International Film Festival Silver Plaque Hugo Award Won 2007
Australian Film Industry Awards Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Nominated 2007
AGSC Best original television score Won 2007

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