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Sam Jennings

Causeway Films


CAUSEWAY FILMS is a Sydney-based production company focused on the development and production of one-of-a-kind screen content that delivers emotional impact and attracts an international audience.

Causeway’s first feature film, award-winning psychological thriller THE BABADOOK by writer/director Jennifer Kent and starring Essie Davis (GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, GAME OF THRONES), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014 to great critical acclaim and phenomenal international sales. THE BABADOOK has won or been nominated for over 40 awards including winning the 2015 AACTA award for Best Film (shared with THE WATER DIVINER), as well as the 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best First Film, and a British Independent Film Awards Nomination.

Causeway has just completed Jennifer Kent’s highly anticipated second feature, period drama THE NIGHTINGALE, co-produced by Bruna Papandrea (BIG LITTLE LIES, GONE GIRL) and Steve Hutensky (2:22). THE NIGHTINGALE had its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival, where it screened as one of 21films In Competition, winning the Special Jury Prize and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for newcomer Baykali Ganambarr.

Causeway’s second feature film CARGO, starring Martin Freeman, launched as Australia’s first Netflix Original feature film in May 2018, after premiering at Tribeca and Adelaide Festivals. CARGO has recently been nominated for 5 AACTA Awards including Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Production Design and Best Hair and Makeup. Causeway is also in post production on Rodd Rathjen’s Cambodian-set debut feature BUOYANCY with international partners Charades and Echo Studios.


Causeway Films was awarded two business grants from Screen Australia, the 2014/15 Feature Enterprise grant, and the 2016/17 Gender Matters Brilliant Careers fund supporting women in film, as well as being the first project recipient of the Gender Matters: Better Deals fund for THE NIGHTINGALE supporting marketing and distribution of female-driven productions.

 

 


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