Skip to content Skip to main navigation


We mean business
Contact us today to get results

Help me bring $1 million film production to Canberra

By swantonjohn - 13 October 2006 31

My name is John and I’m a top 8 finalist in the Project Greenlight Australia filmmaking contest — a bit like Australian Idol for filmmakers.

The winner is given a $1 million budget and guaranteed theatrical release for their feature film, in my case a comedy about Canberra.

The top 8 contestants were required to make short films, with audience voting deciding which contestants go through to the top 4.

The short films were televised on Foxtel’s Movie Extra, and assessed by a panel of judges. In my case, all 3 judges (Megan Spencer, Jeremy Sims and Mick Molloy) gave me the thumbs up and recommended the audience vote for me.

You can view the short film I made (starring Bud Tingwell) and vote for me online at Project Greenlight, and you can also vote by texting ‘John’ to 1999 7222 (cost 55c).

Voting closes midnight Sunday, so vote early and vote often, and help me bring a million dollar film production to Canberra!

If you have any questions about the contest, leave them in the comments section and I’ll try and answer.


What’s Your opinion?

Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
31 Responses to
Help me bring $1 million film production to Canberra
Thumper 11:48 am 13 Oct 06


now that was funny!

nyssa76 11:44 am 13 Oct 06

Thumper you’ll be the 1st one I’ll call. 🙂

bonfire 11:40 am 13 Oct 06

has anyone seen ‘shakes the clown’ ?

best anti-mime film ive seen.

whatever happened to bobcat goldthwait ?

Absent Diane 11:34 am 13 Oct 06

thats a real talent you have there bonfire.

bonfire 11:31 am 13 Oct 06

that was my mime impression

bonfire 11:31 am 13 Oct 06
LurkerGal 11:26 am 13 Oct 06

VY – Now that’s something I’d pay to see!

swantonjohn 11:15 am 13 Oct 06

No mimes in my feature film. To be honest I’m not a big mime fan — the short film scripts were assigned to us so I didn’t have too much control over the subject matter.

Good pickup on the cane thing, thats especially bad given my Grandma is blind.

Absent Diane 10:55 am 13 Oct 06

hey now theres an idea. riot act movie. We could call it THE RIOT-ACT – Recumbents on a Dragway. The ultimate local horror movie.

Being a pretty talented electronic muso I would be happy assist writing (and producing) the score. i can act quite badly as well.

VYBerlinaV8 10:53 am 13 Oct 06

How about a story where a bunch of everyday folk meet on a blog to get their opinions off their chests. One day a crazy chick lobs in and starts making waves. Mysteriously, the people who bagged her online start disappearing, but before they do they leave clues on the blog about what happened to them.

bonfire 10:39 am 13 Oct 06

I have an idea for a film.

a guy in a stanley steamer roams the highways of canberra tracking down recumbent cyclists and thrashing them.

Thumper 10:34 am 13 Oct 06

Can I write a song for your script?


nyssa76 10:29 am 13 Oct 06

I’ve often thought that Mick Molloy would make a great “teacher” in a movie about a school.

Hrmmm….I think I should write a script.

Thumper 10:21 am 13 Oct 06

Can I write a song for your next movie?

johnboy 10:13 am 13 Oct 06

Will there be mimes in the feature film?

Also, if possible with your legal obligations, if you’ve got a larger version and want us to host it here send me an email

(oh and minor quibble, blind people sweep their canes rather than tapping them, just had to get that off my chest)

1 2 3

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. | |

Search across the site