A special brand of wildness overtakes Sydney on New Years Eve. Traditional barriers of class and culture dissolve as everyone jostles for the best view. Throughout Fireworks the clock ticks relentlessly – but we begin at 8am, when flirtatious high-powered executive Natasha and her barista friend Harrison swap party invitations, not realising that they’re in love. Dalliances, prophecies and erotic adventures play out across town as Natasha and Harrison scramble to reunite before midnight.
Conceived by Jim Sharman
Screenplay by Lewis Treston & Laurence Rosier Staines
AN ESSENTIAL MEDIA DOCUMENTARY
Blood & Tinsel is a personal odyssey and a cultural history. In entering the often surreal labyrinth of a life that encompassed mediaeval-style travelling sideshows and progressed through international musicals and classic pioneering works by Nobel Laureates into an online globalised future, it’s driving focus is the source – the heartbeat that guides the creative spirit. The drama, comedy and excitement will be in the surreal journey but the arrival will be the revelation.
A feature length documentary by Jim Sharman
Written by Lewis Treston & Laurence Rosier Staines
Fireworks is intended as the first part of a screen trilogy that follows star-crossed lovers, charming imposters and a haunted Sydney dynasty as they attempt to reconcile the past with the future in a city of celebration, mystery and intrigue. The ‘city homage’ is a genre, and The Sydney Suite is an addition to the canon.
Late-for-work Rosie Tindall jumps into a taxi driven by bookish Asian cabbie Henry Dao. She notices a book on the dashboard: a novel about chance. After this seemingly innocent event, Sydney society and the world of global publishing are sent reeling from a literary hoax instigated by Henry and Francois Duchamp, the reclusive author he impersonates. But when Rosie joins the masquerade, an intricate game develops—until the real Duchamp emerges from the shadows.
by Laurence Rosier Staines with Jim Sharman & Lewis Treston
A mysterious swimmer glides through turquoise water in a Swiss spa. Weeks earlier, wealthy Sydney patriarch Corban Foy dies in mysterious circumstances. Corban’s widow Elizabeth Foy does not mourn him. Instead, she blames his young heirs, twenty-somethings Ryan and Sophie, after a row that leaves Ryan’s face scalded. But who killed Corban? And who inherits? From exile, Ryan and Sophie conjure an army of the living and the dead to put revenge on the menu at the Ghost Café.
by Jim Sharman with Lewis Treston & Laurence Rosier Staines