© Orange Entertainment Pty Ltd.We live and work on the lands of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and recognise them as the Traditional Custodians of this country.

WHO IS ORANGE ENTERTAINMENT CO?

We are a production company with a focus on growing the next generation of the Australian entertainment industry through two core goals:Platform new creators who approach storytelling from different perspectives,Produce larger scale projects in order to build our ability to invest in the next generation.Our core company ethos matches with our company colour - orange;
which is traditionally aligned with the freedom of ideas, encouragement of mutual respect and meaningful conversation. We want this to exist in the people we back and the stories we tell.
In short, we want to collaborate with people who don’t all look, sound, and think the same - to tell stories that are unique, must-watch, and hopeful.

OUR TEAM

KURT ROYAN - CEO
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Kurt grew up as an earthmover’s son, so he literally knows a thing or two about getting his hands dirty and being in the trenches - skills that apparently lend themselves well to being a producer of film and television.

DAN LAKE - HEAD OF CONTENT
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Dan is a producer whose love of numbers is only eclipsed by his love of a dry martini. He has worked as a producer of television and feature film, as well as within funding bodies. Despite his time on Masterchef and I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here - he still hates mystery ingredients and spiders.

DIYA EID - DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER
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Diya is a development queen and seasoned fangirl, with a dark sense of humour and a confusing passion for HBO drama, Batman and The Real Housewives. She is looking for obsession-worthy, unashamedly commercial, surprising ideas that make her laugh, scream or ugly-cry.

STEPHANIE WESTWOOD - PRODUCER
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Steph is a Black Mirror sun, Jennifer's Body rising, Gossip Girl moon. A queer producer and general rabble-rouser, she loves horror films, narrative-driven video games, and empowering creators to tell stories about their dysfunctional families.

DANI HAYEK - CONTENT ASSISTANT
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Dani is a content assistant first and a The Devil Wears Prada historian second...a very close second. They love stories that have an authentic voice and camp sensibility, and are passionate about combining heart with humour in their writing.

RHIANNA MALEZER - DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
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Rhianna learnt the ropes of the industry from her standby-props trolley, before tossing-in the fake blood and gaffer tape to fulfil her wildest screenwriting/directing dreams. She loves authentic characters in whacky situations, delights in the unexpected and is always up for crafting community-driven film magic.Rhianna's role is generously supported by Screen Australia, Screen Queensland, and SBS
through the Emerging Writers' Incubator.

THE POPSICLE STAND

Orange Entertainment Co. normally welcomes unsolicited pitches so long as they fit with our company ethos.Apologies, our Popsicle Stand portal is temporarily closed.
It will be back up and running again soon!
In the meantime, why not drop us a line?


CONTACT US

Orange Entertainment Pty LtdMELBOURNE 6 Robert St Collingwood VIC Australia 3066 P +61 3 8547 5900BRISBANE 40 Nile St Woolloongabba QLD Australia 4201 P +61 7 3137 6888SYDNEY 10-16 Charles Street, Redfern, NSW, 2016EMAIL ask@orangeentertainment.coWe accept unsolicited materials though please ensure they are submitted here

CURRENT JOBS AT ORANGE ENTERTAINMENT CO.

We are not currently recruiting but thanks for your interest! If you wish to introduce yourself to us and send a resume please email ask@orangeentertainment.co.


OUR WORK

AUDREY

Narrative Feature / Dark ComedySelf-appointed Mother of the Year, Ronnie has given her daughter Audrey everything, so when Audrey selfishly falls into a coma, Ronnie has no choice but to keep their dreams alive by assuming her identity.Produced in partnership with Invisible RepublicWritten by Lou Sanz
Directed by Natalie Bailey
Produced by Michael Wrenn, Dan Lake, Shannon Wilson-McClinton, and Diya Eid
Executive Produced by Kurt Royan, Roxana McMallan, Mitchell Williams, Stephen Kelliher, and Sophie Green
Starring Jackie van Beek, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Josephine Blazier, Hannah Diviney, and Aaron Fa'aoso
International Sales by Bankside Films
Distributed by Rialto Distribution
Supported by Screen Australia, Screen Queensland, City of Gold Coast, and the Melbourne International Film Festival Premiere Fund


WHITE FEVER

6 x Half Hour / ComedyA comedy created by Ra Chapman about Jane, a cocky Korean-Australian adoptee with a love of hairy white guys. When her friends call her out for having “white fever”, she sets out on a journey to reprogram her libido but instead instigates the process of finding out who she really is.Produced in partnership with Black Sheep Films and Unruly ProductionsCreated by Ra Chapman
Developed by Ra Chapman and Katherine Fry
Written by Ra Chapman, Michele Lee, Harvey Zielinski and Clare Atkins
Directed by Aidee Walker
Produced by Katherine Fry and Lisa Wang
Executive Produced by Ra Chapman, Dan Lake, Rosie Lourde and Kurt Royan
Starring Ra Chapman, Chris Pang, Roz Hammond, Greg Stone, Katie Robertson, Cassandra Sorrell, Harvey Zielinski and Jillian Nguyen


MISSING PERSONS INVESTIGATION

8 x 1 Hour / FactualGo behind the scenes with investigators across the country as they battle the clock to find lost
loved ones in the emotional new series Missing Persons Investigation.
Produced in partnership with Southern Pictures
Created for the Nine Network with support from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland
Narrated by Caroline Craig
Executive Produced by Laurie Critchley, Dan Lake, Kurt Royan
Supervising Producer Georgia Woodward


RETROGRADE

6 x Half Hour / ComedyA comedy following the topsy-turvy life of Maddie and her friends as they navigate the pandemic, partners, and the new parameters of life, all from the safety of their very own virtual bar.Produced in partnership with Unless Pictures
Created for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation with support from Screen Australia, Screen Queensland and Film Victoria
Created by Meg O'Connell and Mark O'Toole
Directed by Natalie Bailey
Written by Anna Barnes, Meg O'Connell, Declan Fay, and Michele Lee
Produced by Dan Lake, Jackson Lapsley Scott, Meg O'Connell, and Anna Barnes
Executive Produced by Kurt Royan, Sally Riley, Que Minh Luu and Andrew Gregory
Starring Pallavi Sharda, Ilai Swindells, Maria Angelico, Esther Hannaford, Nick Boshier, and Max Brown


LINDY CHAMBERLAIN: THE TRUE STORY

2 x 1 Hour / FactualA two part documentary that uncovers the truth of what happened that fateful night and the devastation that followed the Chamberlain family for years to come.Produced in partnership with Easy Tiger and Empress Road
Created for Network Ten with support from Screen Australia, Screen Queensland, and Screen NSW
Directed by Mark Joffe
Written by Francine Finnane
Produced by Ian Collie, Rob Gibson, Mark Joffe, and Francine Finnane
Executive Produced by Kurt Royan, Dan Lake, and Sam Neill
Narrated by Sam Neill


FINDING JEDDA

Narrative Short / DramaAt St Mary's Anglican Home, Alice Springs, 1953, two best friends go head to head auditioning for the
lead role in a movie, and face the prospect of leaving the Home for good.
Produced in partnership with Since1788 Productions and Unless Pictures
Commissioned by NITV with support from Screen Australia and Screen Territory
as part of the No Ordinary Black program.
Written & Directed by Tanith Glynn-Maloney
Produced by Tanith Glynn-Maloney
Executive Produced by Dan Lake and Meg O'Connell
Starring Amarlie Briscoe, Siobhan Breaden, Marta Dusseldorp, and Benjamin Winspear


SHINY ONE

Narrative Short / Comedy DramaA young man dreams of escaping his bush community and finding riches,
but soon learns that wealth comes in many forms.
Produced in partnership with Since1788 Productions and Unless Pictures
Commissioned by NITV with support from Screen Australia and Screen Territory
as part of the No Ordinary Black program.
Written & Directed by Viviana Petyarre
Produced by Tanith Glynn-Maloney
Executive Produced by Dan Lake and Meg O'Connell
Starring Kurt Abbott, Caleb Hart, Natassia Gorey-Furber, and Audrey Martin


PARTNER WITH US

We love collaboration.Orange Entertainment Co. regularly partners with international and interstate companies to bring projects to life. Our strong in-house development and production team are suckers for a good budget-and-schedule session, and we have alliances with The Post Lounge and Resin VFX, meaning we can board a project at any point in the creative life cycle: development, finance, production and post-production.We produce must-watch stories across a variety of formats and genres including scripted series, feature film, documentary, reality and short form content. We have strong local connections with marketplace and have recently created content for Sundance Now, ABC, The Nine Network, Network Ten, Fremantle, and NITV.With offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney Australia, we are able to access our local network of talent and leverage state and federal incentives to help our partners realise their vision. We’re all about expertly tailored finance plans and bespoke development approaches, that will honour the creative and get high production value stories onto screens big and small. And best of all - we move fast. Our production model honours the creative and uses expertly tailored finance plans and budgets to deliver high production values.If you’d like to discuss a project with us, please email
production@orangeentertainment.co