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Porchlight Films

Overview
Works: 25 works in 73 publications in 3 languages and 4,528 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Dystopian films  Action and adventure films  War films  Romance films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Porchlight Films
Animal kingdom by David Michôd( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When seventeen year old J's mother dies of an overdose, he calls his grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, who invites him to come live with her. A Ma Barker camouflaged as a cheery suburban grandmother, she dotes on her roguish boys, and looks to add J to the mix. The oldest is Pope, a gunman off his meds, unhinged drug dealer Craig, and baby-faced youngest Darren. The brothers, along with Pope's friend Baz have been running a very successful armed robbery business. J's just looking for a home, but he's caught between the sociopathic Pope and a cold, methodical police sergeant who wants the Cody's bad. Now J must become a survivalist, navigating unsteadily but instinctively between his unscrupulous grandmother and the dirty cops, trying to escape the poisonous grip of both
The rover( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world ten years following the collapse of society, the rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. Hardened loner Eric travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one possession that still matters to him
The hunter by Daniel Nettheim( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin, a skilled and ruthless mercenary, posing as a scientist sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger's genetic material, Martin proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family, becoming increasingly close to them. However, as his attachment grows, Martin is led down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his deadly mission
Lore by Cate (Dir.) Shortland( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abandoned by their Nazi parents at the end of World War II, five German siblings, led by fourteen year-old Lore, embark on a harrowing journey across their war-torn country."--Container
Little fish by Cate Blanchett( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of treading water in her career and redeeming herself after a troubled past, Tracy Heart sets a goal of owning her own business. Her goals are torn apart by the return of her ex-boyfriend and the criminal intentions of her brother
Mary Magdalene by Garth Davis( Visual )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and French and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hieracrchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spreads and more are drawn to follow Jesus' inspirational message, Mary's spiritigual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus' destiny and her own place within it
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A riveting and moving Australian coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishheart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer. Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1968, Charlie defeats the local racists, faces the breakup of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous."
Jewboy by Tony Krawitz( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Jewish man returns to his native Australia to attend his father's funeral, which has an unexpected effect on him
Walking on water by Tony Ayres( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie and Anna are Gavin's two best friends. They made a pact to assist the terminally ill Gavin to die when the time came. However, despite a massive dose of morphine, Gavin stays alive. Charlie ends up using a plastic bag to suffocate Gavin, hardly the dignified death they had planned. Thus begins an emotional roller coaster ride during which Charlie and Anna are forced to face the true meaning of friendship, loyalty and love
Holiday family collection ; The family holiday ; A Christmas wish( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christmas Wish : Single mom Martha Evans is praying for a miracle to help her family this Christmas. Barely able to make ends meet with her waitressing job, the holidays do not seem joyous until her sympathetic neighbors and a concerned admirer help renew her faith and make her season bright
The pitch( Visual )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary focusing on the members of a small Sydney advertising agency as they work under intense pressure to prepare their latest pitch for millions of dollars worth of new business
Island style by Carla Drago( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Australian documentary follows the lives of four young Pacific islanders, friends, linked by their passion for Hip Hop music and culture, and by similar histories. This is an exploration of the cultural conflicts they experience in all aspects of their lives and how their own style of music, blending Hip Hop with traditional strands, has become a cornerstone in solving their problems and forging an identity of their own. Hip Hop gives them a chance to tell their own stories, of their own lives and heritage."
Hybrid life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Khan, an immigrant from Bangladesh, is a wedding photographer who in "The brides of Khan" discusses the different cultures whose weddings he has recorded. In "Dear Bert" new mother Christina relates how television, which lacked Greek role models, taught her to be an Australian even though she grew up 'Greek'. "Delivery day" is a drama depicting a young Vietnamese Australian whose mother is an outworker in the clothing industry. "Sparky D. comes to town" is a drama about a young raver of Croatian heritage in Australia
Mullet by Porchlight Films( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie "Mullet" Maloney returns to his hometown, Coollawarra, after a prolonged absence. Ridiculous rumors have sprung up about him while he's been gone regarding his whereabouts. Unfortunately, he's the same loser of a guy he's always been, tolerated, but not necessarily liked. Making his return even more uncomfortable is the fact that he wants his old girlfriend back even though she is married to his brother now and is pregnant. He ends up taking a job netting mullets but no one wants to buy them. Eventually, people start to get sick of him, some even becoming hostile. His welcome home soon turns to 'go away.'
The Kettering incident( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kettering incident is a major Australian television series set in the picturesque town of Kettering in Tasmania. Anna Macy left Kettering when she was just 14, shortly after her best friend, Gillian Baxter mysteriously disappeared. The two girls had been playing in the forbidden forests outside Kettering when they saw strange lights in the sky. Eight hours later, Anna was found alone, terrified and covered in blood. 15 years on, Anna returns to find the town struggling to survive. The forests have been marked for logging and the community is being torn apart by passionate but violent clashes between environmentalists and the local loggers. Time might have passed but Anna's reappearance causes a stir. Theories and rumours persist about what really happened to the girls that night from Anna killing Gillian to alien abduction. Then another girl suddenly disappears. Has she run away or has something more sinister happened? If so, by whom or what, and why? Is it linked to Gillian's disappearance all those years ago? As painful memories start to surface, Anna is drawn to discover what really happened the night Gillian disappeared, uncovering secrets buried deep in her mind and the heart of Kettering and its people
Lightning : fire from the sky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overwhelmed by a disastrous lightning storm that his son predicted, a man must learn to trust his son in order to save his family and the whole community
Laid( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roo's gyno, G-Bomb, needs to see her urgently. Could this be the answer to what the hell's been going on? With EJ in tow, Roo fronts G-Bomb only to be told he wants her to see a shaman specialising in reproductive organ possession. Roo storms out into the waiting room - straight into Charlie - and it's beyond awkward. EJ and Roo dissect the matter as EJ bundles a reluctant Roo off to see the shaman. Does this mean Charlie has a girlfriend? But an embarrassing moment of defensive motor-mouthing from Roo reveals Charlie's motives were entirely innocent. Roo ponders what new depths she can plumb with the guy she seems to be falling for. When Zach stumbles across the photoboard of exes, he confronts Roo and she has no choice but to set him straight. Zach is horrified - he's dying? Roo reassures him it'll all be solved before it gets to him. Zach insists Roo has a duty to inform her victims and offers to help. Horrified by the thought of Zach's bumbling 'assistance', Roo states her case in no uncertain terms - Zach is to butt out. Completely ignoring Roo, Zach attempts to unite Roo's exes, with disastrous results that not only speed up the death order but also lead to EJ discovering about Roo and Zach's 'mistake'."--ABC website
The home song stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Rose, a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer, and her struggle to survive in Australia with her two young children. Based on a true story. This is an epic tale of mothers and daughters, unrequited love, betrayal and hidden secrets that spans continents and decades
Laid : complete first season( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when a bad one-night stand from your distant past dies in horrible circumstances on a beach in Fiji? Are you supposed to go to the funeral, even though the sum total of his sexual knowledge was gleaned from Revenge of the Nerds? Do you murmur platitudes about him to his loved ones despite his off-putting habit of yelling 'TOUCHDOWN' when he 'finished'? Roo McVie is faced with these questions and more when boring Brendan from her Uni days dies tragically on holiday. It's enough to make any single girl re-live some of her murkier sexual moments. Not a pleasant place to visit, to be perfectly honest. But when a second ex leaves this mortal coil, she's forced to dwell a little longer. Add a third on to that, and things just start getting weird. Laid is a series about sex. Sex and death. Death and valour. Life and love. For Roo, it's hard enough just trying to work out who she is and what it's all about without being dragged back to her chequered bedroom past to protect her exes - and preserve her chance at true love
Laid( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What happens when a bad one-night stand from your distant past dies in horrible circumstances on a beach in Fiji? Are you supposed to go to the funeral, even though the sum total of his sexual knowledge was gleaned from Revenge of the Nerds? Do you murmur platitudes about him to his loved ones despite his off-putting habit of yelling 'TOUCHDOWN' when he 'finished'? Roo McVie is faced with these questions and more when boring Brendan from her Uni days dies tragically on holiday. It's enough to make any single girl re-live some of her murkier sexual moments. Not a pleasant place to visit, to be perfectly honest. But when a second ex leaves this mortal coil, she's forced to dwell a little longer. Add a third on to that, and things just start getting weird. Laid is a series about sex. Sex and death. Death and valour. Life and love. For Roo, it's hard enough just trying to work out who she is and what it's all about without being dragged back to her chequered bedroom past to protect her exes - and preserve her chance at true love
 
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Alternative Names
Porchlight Films Pty Ltd

Languages
English (63)

German (2)

French (2)