Odin’s Eye to make The Dreaming a reality


Australian manga, The Dreaming is set to become a A$10-12 million ($8.85-$10.6 million) 3-D live action film and one of the first movies to be produced by Oz sales agent Odin’s Eye.

The story by Queenie Chan is a Tokyopop original and will see the LA- and Japan-based Tokyopop co-produce. Kate Woods (Looking for Alibrandi) is set as director.

The screenplay, about creepy goings-on at an all-girls boarding school in the bush, is being written by S.P.Krause and Shayne Armstrong.

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Singapore’s First Stereoscopic 3D Feature to Commence Filming


Principal photography for Bait, Singapore’s first stereoscopic 3D film, kicks off in July at Warner Roadshow Studios in Australia’s Gold Coast. This was announced by Arclight Films yesterday at Cannes. Written by Russell Mulchay and Shayne Armstrong & S.P.Krause

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BAIT commences filming in July – Written by Russell Mulchay, Shayne Armstrong & S.P.Krause

Cannes, France, 12 May 2010 – Arclight Films today announced plans to begin principal photography of Bait, a stereoscopic 3D action thriller, in July at the Warner Roadshow Studios in Australia’s Gold Coast.

Bait, produced by Australia’s Arclight Film, Story Bridge Films and Pictures In Paradise as well as Singapore’s Blackmagic Design, is funded by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) through its International Film Fund (IFF), and in Australia by Federal body Screen Australia and regionally Screen Queensland. The film is the first stereoscopic 3D project produced by both territories and is also the first official Australia-Singapore co-production under the Australia-Singapore Co-production Treaty signed in 2007.

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Screen Australia’s short film support announcement

Screen Australia announced investment in 11 short films through its Springboard, Short Animation Production and Short Film Completion Fund programs.

The four teams selected for the Springboard program will commence production following a unique development process. The creative teams devised and developed their short film over the course of two workshops, hosted in December 2009 and February 2010. The short film complements their existing feature proposal and provides a strategic tool in getting their first feature off the ground.

* Sci-fi thriller Rarer Monsters (in support of the feature film Tremula) from w/d: Shane Krause, w: Shayne Armstrong and p: Charles Mitchell

Four films have been supported through the Short Film Completion Fund which provides finance for distinctive shorts that show outstanding potential, including;

* Huge from w/d: Shane Krause, w: Shayne Armstrong and p: Charles Mitchell



TV Guide: ‘K9’ –  Saturday 9.30am on Channel Ten


Queensland-made children’s sci-fi action adventure television series K9 will premiere on Channel 10 from this weekend.

The series was developed for TV by Brisbane-based film and TV screenwriters, SP Krause and Shayne Armstrong, who also wrote eight of the 26 episodes and created the storylines for another five. Their episode “The Fall of the House of Gryffen” won the Australian Writers’ Guild’s John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction and their episode “Regeneration” was nominated for a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award.


Interview on Vampires; with Armstrong Krause

Preview of an interview with Armstrong Krause to be incorporated into a story on the popularity of vampires in genre writing by Jason Reed for WQ Magazine, a monthly publication of the Queensland Writers Centre. To be published in a special ‘Genre’ issue for April 2010.

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The Ten – Precious Egg

Ten talented filmmakers + $1.2 million each = Ten awesome films I can watch in 2011. Bam!

By the way, this isn’t some ‘changing the industry’ suggestion for Screen Australia to take on board – seriously, who wants them involved – it’s more like fantasy football, but instead of football players its my own Aussie filmmaker dream team. Action!


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screenwriters on screenwriting – a three-stage approach (3 of 3 – final)

Fresh from winning a 2009 AWGIE award, Queensland screenwriters Shayne Armstrong and S.P.Krause share their advice and experiences on the practice of screenwriting in the final installment of their three part series, broken down into three stages: getting the ideas, writing them down and getting them read. It’s a no-nonsense hands-on approach that every aspiring screenwriter should read.

PFTC.com.au –  Onscreen: ONLINE September 09

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AWGIES: biggest yet, bestest night, largest swag – Armstrong Krause win.

A record 400 people jammed into Doltone House by the Sydney Harbour to celebrate the 42nd AWGIE Awards for writers of film, television, theatre, radio and interactive media last Friday evening. Mark Poole stayed sober, to record this account.

John Hinde Award for Science Fiction was taken out by Shayne Armstrong and S.P. Krause for K9 – The Fall of the House of Gryffen .



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TV Script nominated in Literary Awards

Australia’s most exceptional literary talents, both well known and aspiring, were recognised at the 2009 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist announcement on Friday 21 August.

The winners of the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards will be announced at the State Library of Queensland on Tuesday 8 September.

Television Script – QUT Creative Industries Award

(Nomination) K9 – Regeneration – Episode 1 by Shane Krause and Shayne Armstrong

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