The film adaptation of Erik Jensen’s award-winning biography of Adam Cullen is the story of the biographer and his subject, as it descends into a dependent and abusive relationship. Acute Misfortune is an forensic, intimate and bold narrative film set against a backdrop of actual events, with two profound lead performances at its core.
Acute Misfortune is the first feature of writer / director Thomas M. Wright, an acclaimed film actor and award-winning theatre maker. The film was co-written with Jensen, a Walkley-award winning journalist and the founder and editor of The Saturday Paper.
Filmed in late 2017 and early 2018, over seven weeks, on a budget of under 1.4 million dollars, Acute Misfortune was produced by Arena Media, Plot Media and Blackheath Film with major production investment and development support from Screen Australia, in association with Melbourne International Film Festival Premiere Fund, Film Victoria and Create NSW.
Plot produced Eugenia Lim’s multi-channel installation, which explores contemporary Australian identity through architecture. The Australian Ugliness considers architecture’s role in shaping culture and cultural diversity. The work seeks to challenge existing tropes and stereotypes of national identity by representing a female, performative, Asian and artistic perspective of Australian architecture, culture and identity. TAU will be presented in partnership with Melbourne School of Design and Open House Melbourne as a keynote event alongside a free public program of talks, an architectural walking tour, a print publication and an interactive online presence that will extend the reach to the broadest possible audience.
Photo Credit: Eugenia Lim, The Australian Ugliness (2018) production still by Tom Ross
PLOT’s first USA produced music video with director Ewan MacLeod for San Francisco band Deerhoof. Shot over 2 days in the Mojave desert, this music video is a glimpse at the coming short film “Mutants of California City” currently in post production. This playful but stark clip was featured in September 2011 by Rolling Stone Magazine.
PLOT’s short film follows a day in the life of a seemingly boring woman. On the outside she looks entirely ordinary. The scope of her imagination, however, is a completely different matter. It’s a joyous look into the possibilities of the imagination and it’s written, directed and produced by PLOT.
Music video clip for Melbourne band The Vasco Era’s single ‘Rock and Roll Is The Only Thing That Makes Me Feel Good’. The story follows a very bad day in the life of lead singer Sid. With a Canon 5D strapped to his body, Sid makes his way through streets, cars and parties while stuff is flung at is face. Poor Sid.
Virginia produced THE MEANIES feature length documentary, ’Sorry ‘bout the Violence’, and the DVD entitled ‘The Meanies: A Seminal Australian Punk Tale’, for the Taiyo Films label, and distributed through Madman. The documentary and DVD were directed by Rachael Hough, with Taiyo Film, whom Virginia produced music-based film with between 2004 and 2008. Formed in 1988, The Meanies were one of Australia’s pre-eminent underground rock bands, and continue today. The DVD entitled The Meanies: A Seminal Australian Punk Tale, was released in 2006, and featured a documentary, 11 music video clips and a live concert filmed in Newcastle in 1994.
COLD WAR sees a Soviet soldier make his way across the Bering Strait to the frozen shores of Alaska. When he is found by an armed hunter, he must convince her, without being able to speak English, that he is a genuine defector. The PLOT team produced COLD WAR with Yellow Brick Films and the SUGAR MOUNTAIN crew, the film was shot on location in Alaska, and stars Robert Patrick (T-1000) and Yulia Klass.
PLOT producers Virginia Kay and Jamie Houge co-produced their debut US feature film MINE GAMES with their US sister company, Yellow Brick Films. Directed by Richard Gray, MINE GAMES is the story of a group of young friends who make an incomprehensible discovery in an abandoned mine. MINE GAMES played at Melbourne International Film Festival 2012
and Aruba International Film Festival 2012