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

Our web-series KIKI AND KITTY (6 x 12 minutes) for ABC from writer/performer Nakkiah Lui (Black Comedy) is available on ABC’s streaming platform iView and was broadcast on the ABC2 Comedy channel.  KIKI AND KITTY screened at the Adelaide Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival and 2018 Series Mania in France where it won the Comedy Marathon Award and the Student Jury award for Short Form Panorama.

Currently, we are in post-production with UK’s Daybreak Pictures on the adaptation of Peter Carey’s literary masterpiece TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG with director Justin Kurzel (Macbeth, Assassin’s Creed) from a screenplay by Shaun Grant (Snowtown, Jasper Jones). Our cast includes Russell Crowe, George McKay, Essie Davis and Nicholas Hoult.

Also, in post-production is Netflix feature THE KING from a screenplay by Joel Edgerton and David Michôd, THE KING stars Timothée Chalamet as Henry V with David Michôd directing.  We are producing in partnership with Plan B Entertainment.

A fourth series of ANIMAL KINGDOM is in production for TNT in the US.  The series is based on our internationally acclaimed feature film from writer/director David Michôd and was reformatted for television by Warner Bros and producer John Wells (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