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PORCHLIGHT FILMS is an independent Australian production company making premium cinema and television drama. We work with local and international partners to bring the best of Australian talent to a worldwide audience. 


This year sees the release of David Michod’s THE KING starring Timothee Chalamet as HenryV. Produced in partnership with PlanB Entertainment for Netflix, from a screenplay by David Michod and Joel Edgerton, THE KING also stars Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn and Lily-Rose Depp.

The feature film TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG directed by Justin Kurzel (Macbeth, Assassin’s Creed) from a screenplay by Shaun Grant (Snowtown, Jasper Jones) will also be in release this year.  Based on Peter Carey’s literary masterpiece, the cast includes RussellCrowe, George MacKay, Essie Davis and Nicholas Hoult and is produced with the UK’s Daybreak Pictures.

Also in US cinema release is MARY MAGDALENE, the feature from director Garth Davis (Lion, Top of the Lake), produced in partnership with See-SawFilms UK. Starring Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim, MARY MAGDALENE is an official UK/Australian co-production and financed with Universal / Focus Features and Film4.

Season four of ANIMAL KINGDOM is in production for TNT in the US and will be on air this year. The series is based on our internationally acclaimed feature film from writer/director David Michod and was reformatted for television by Warner Bros and producer John Wells and Jonathan Lisco (ER, The West Wing).


Porchlight Films was established in 1996 by three producers: Vincent Sheehan, Liz Watts and Anita Sheehan. Our distribution arm Jetty Distribution handles the ancillary sales and many of the ongoing rights in our catalogue.