HIGH GROUND – released in cinemas nationally on January 28, 2021

Inspired by true events, Stephen Johnson’s Aussie Western tells the story of Gutjuk (Jacob Junior Nayinggul), a young Indigenous man orphaned in childhood who is recruited by former soldier Travis (Simon Baker) to track down Baywara – his uncle – the most dangerous warrior in the Territory.
Shot in Kakadu Park and Arnhem Land, the film was produced by Maggie Miles, Yothu Yindi co-founder Witiyana Marika, Johnson, David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin.
Captions and Audio Description produced by Access Media.
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Phil Liggett: The Voice of Cycling – premieres at Adelaide Film Festival 2020

A former amateur racer turned professional commentator, Phil Liggett has covered 47 Tours de France and 15 Olympic Games. He has seen the giants of cycling come and go and he has outlasted them all. He has called every triumph, tragedy and scandal in the sport for half a century. Astonishingly poetic and whimsical, Phil’s flights of rhetorical brilliance on the microphone are the stuff of legend and are globally known as “Liggettisms”. Phil Liggett has shaped the way the world sees cycling, and his name has become synonymous with the sport.
Phil has no plans to retire and has found a new and urgent vocation saving endangered rhinos from poachers – but can this ever replace the thrill of calling the big races? But, like the Tour Down Under, that new passion is going to bring him back to South Australia.
AFF regulars Eleanor Sharpe and Nickolas Bird who previously brought us the cycling masterwork MAMIL in 2017, now they pose the question: How much longer can Phil continue to be the voice of cycling?
Captions and Audio Description produced by Access Media.
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2067 – a new sci-fi action-thriller in cinema & VOD October 2, 2020

By the year 2067, Earth has been ravaged by climate change and humanity is forced to live on artificial oxygen. An illness caused by the synthetic O2 is killing the worlds’ population and the only hope for a cure comes in the form of a message from the future: “Send Ethan Whyte”.
Kodi Smit-McPhee stars as Ethan Whyte, an underground tunnel worker who is suddenly thrust into a terrifying new world full of unknown danger as he must fight to save the human race.
Can Ethan travel forward in time and back again to solve this cosmically existential riddle and save the day?
Ryan Kwanten co-stars in the trippy-looking thriller, written and directed by Seth Larney (Tombiruo), and distributed by RLJE Films.
Captions and Audio Description produced by Access Media.
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RAMS will now release October 8 in New Zealand & October 15 in Australia

In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart.
When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance.
But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?
Captions & Audio Description produced by Access Media.
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I AM WOMAN – Premieres August 28 on Stan

The story of Helen Reddy, who in 1966 landed in New York with her three-year-old daughter, a suitcase and $230 in her pocket. Within weeks she was broke. Within months she was in love. Within five years she was one of the biggest superstars of her time, and an icon of the 1970’s feminist movement, who wrote a song which galvanized a generation of women to fight for change.
Captions and Audio Description produced by Access Media.
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BABYTEETH opening in cinemas in Australia on July 23rd

Babyteeth is an Australian coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Shannon Murphy (in her directorial debut) from a screenplay by Rita Kalnejais, based upon her stage play of the same name.
When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in with small time drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. But as Milla’s first brush with love brings her love a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit – her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest, pregnant neighbour – how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. Babyteeth joyously explores how good it is not to be dead yet and how far we will go for love.
It stars Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Emily Barclay, Eugene Gilfedder, Essie Davis and Ben Mendelsohn.
Captions and Audio Description were produced by Access Media.
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NEVER TOO LATE will be released in in cinema October 22.

A cross between Grumpy Old Men and The Great Escape, about four mates reconciling after years apart to teach each other that it’s never too late, no matter how old you are, to chase your dreams.
It has been a long time since Caine, Bronson, Angus and Wendell, AKA, ‘The Chain Breakers’, escaped the torturous Vietnamese POW camp. They now find themselves sharing a new prison, The Hogan Hills Retirement Home for Returned Veterans.
Each of the boys has an unrealised dream they want to achieve before it’s too late. So, once again they band together to devise a plan to escape this new hell. But the rules of engagement have changed, in fact, they can’t even remember what they were and that’s half the problem.
Captions and Audio Description produced by Access Media.
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The Other Guy Season 2 on Stan December 13 with Captions and Audio Description produced by Access Media.

After the success of the first series, AJ is back…
AJ Amon has lost everything – his house, his job, his best friend. Could life get any worse? Yeah, he just found out his ex-girlfriend is pregnant and it may or may not be his. When a producer approaches AJ about making a TV show about his shitty life, he thinks he may finally have an opportunity to get back on top. But how do you make a show about your life without pissing off everyone in it? Will AJ use the show to get revenge on the people who wronged him or will reliving the past only keep him stuck there?
An Aquarius Films production in association with Wooden Horse.
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THE PORTAL – this unique film explores the role crisis plays in our evolution – and the mental programs we’re born into.

From visionary director Jacqui Fifer, this experiential documentary brings to life the stories of 6 people, who have used stillness and mindfulness to move beyond trauma.
Supported by insights from 3 of the world’s foremost futurists – and a robot – the stories unfold as a beautiful, audiovisual spectacle that takes the viewer on their own mindfulness journey through the pain, joy and memory fragments of life.
An unusual blend of technology, love, human potential, philosophy, brain hacking, stillness and inner peace.
Filming took place in a Syrian refugee camp, the USA, Canada, Australia and Indonesia over 3 years from 2016 to 2018 and the resulting film has such a strong emotional grip that audiences will be talking about it long after the credits finish rolling.
Captions and Audio Description were produced by Access Media.
In cinemas October 2019.
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Judy & Punch – Australian Release Date: 7 November 2019

Mirrah Foulkes’s directorial debut, starring Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman, is set in Seaside (nowhere near the sea), where puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show in an anarchic town on the brink of mob rule.
Captions and Audio Description were produced by Access Media.
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