High Ground will have its world premiere in the Berlinale Special screenings section of the Berlin International Film Festival

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 the leader of a Wild Mob – his uncle.
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.
High Ground will be released in Australia in 2020.
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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Babyteeth had its world premiere at the prestigious Venice Film Festival on Wednesday 4th September to glowing international reviews:

Variety has said: “The Venice competition gets a bracing blast of air from Shannon Murphy’s freshman feature, a dynamic, devastatingly curtailed coming-of-age dramady…that marks an arresting feature debut from…director Shannon Murphy”
IndieWire says: “Ben Mendelsohn, Eliza Scanlen, and “Babadook” star Essie Davis bring heartbreaking truth and realness to a film with shades of Jane Campion”
FirstShowing offers: “The film exceeds on numerous levels, from the performances and focused storytelling, to the song selection and uplifting vibe throughout. Murphy balances levity and genuine humanity with fresh filmmaking, delivering a smart film that is completely satisfying in every sense”
When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with small time drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. But as Milla’s first brush with love brings her 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.
Captions and Audio Description were produced by Access Media.
Babyteeth is in Australian cinemas in 2020.
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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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Standing Up for Sunny – world premiere June 12 at Sydney Film Festival 2019

When Travis, a self-isolated recluse with low-grade cerebral palsy meets a shy aspiring comedienne Sunny, his mundane existence is turned upside down. He finds himself thrust into the world of stand-up comedy, in love and completely out of his comfort zone.
The Captions and Audio Description for the film were produced by Access Media.
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Palm Beach releasing nationally August 8

Palm Beach is a drama/comedy about a group of lifelong friends reuniting to celebrate a special birthday with Sydney’s iconic Palm Beach providing a stunning backdrop for the unfolding drama. The good times roll, with loads of laughter, lavish meals, flowing wine and fantastic music, but tensions slowly mount and deep secrets soon emerge.
Captions and Audio Description for the film were produced by Access Media.
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The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

… follows a number of older members of the LGBTQI community as they prepare for ‘The Coming Back Out Ball’ itself, an event held in Melbourne’s Town Hall in 2017.

Through intimate interviews the vibrant personalities and remarkable life stories of each character is revealed, painting a moving portrait of the beauty of diversity and the necessity of its acceptance.

Access Media provided the Captions and Audio Description for this uplifting documentary feature.

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Dying to Live

…is an important feature documentary that delves into the powerfully complex and emotionally-charged world of organ transplantation, through the suspenseful journeys of those awaiting a life-saving transplant and the touching stories of donor families who have given the ultimate gift.

“A special thanks to Michelle Kwan and Access Media for the fantastic captioning and audio description services provided for Dying to Live – they’re always patient with us filmmakers – very helpful and an all-round delight to work with!”

Ben McNeill – Producer

For screenings go to https://au.demand.film/dying-to-live/

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Access Media provide Captions and Audio Description for “Guilty”.

“Guilty” – produced by Savage Films, is the final 72-hours in the life of Myuran Sukumaran, the Bali-9 convicted criminal who became an accomplished artist while in Kerobokan prison under the tutorship of artist Ben Quilty. Myuran was executed by Indonesian firing squad on Nusakambangan Island, 29 April 2015 alongside fellow Australian Andrew Chan and six others. Dramatic and archival material takes us into the final three days of Myuran Sukumaran’s life, as he farewells his family and creates his final paintings.

The producers are working towards screenings all around Australia on World Day Against the Death Penalty – 10th October 2018.

https://www.guiltyfilm.com.au/screenings

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