• about us

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 we expanded our brand of premium drama to the television screen with the release of the 8-part psychological thriller THE KETTERING INCIDENT. Set in Tasmania and starring Elizabeth Debicki and Matthew Le Nevez, THE KETTERING INCIDENT premiered on Australia’s Foxtel network, and in the US on Amazon. The series won the Special Jury Prize at Series Mania television festival in France and has been nominated for 8 AACTA awards, including Best Telefeature or Mini Series.

In release is our feature film JASPER JONES, adapted from the much-loved Australian novel by Craig Silvey. JASPER JONES is directed by Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae, Radiance) and produced in association with Bunya Productions with Mongrel Media handling international sales.

ANIMAL KINGDOM, our internationally acclaimed feature film from writer/director David Michôd, was reformatted by Warner Bros and producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing) as a ten-part television series for TNT in the US. After a successful first season it will shortly go into production for season two.

We are in post-production on MARY MAGDALENE, the new feature from director Garth Davis (Lion, Top of the Lake), partnering with See-Saw Films UK. Starring Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim, MARY MAGDALENE began shooting in September 2016. The film is an official UK/Australian coproduction with The Weinstein Company, Universal / Focus Features and Film4.

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