Sydney Films is Australia’s premiere China/Australia co-production feature film development and production company. We are Australia’s largest Chinese-speaking film production company with strong relationships in both countries. We have the capacity to assist your production no matter what size and to provide professional services that yield excellent results.
Sydney Films began as a production services company for Chinese feature films and television to be shot in Australia. The company still provides these services but we now also develop and produce original content for China, Australia and the world.
We are experts at securing financial rebates for Chinese-Australian co-productions, including the Australian producer offset, PDV offset and location offset. We have an experienced and professional team to help you deal with the complex application process and compulsory back-up documentation. Sydney Films can help also producers in the pre-production phase to create production budgets and production plans that will enable them to maximize returns from government incentives after delivery.
Sydney Films is experienced in facilitating international film productions. We support your projects in the following ways:
Our company has excellent relationships with the federal, state and local government agencies, including Screen Australia, Create NSW, Screen Queensland, Film Victoria and Screenwest.
Our company has close connections to local companies that provide film services, such as studios, prop companies, locations, and equipment suppliers.
We have access to a diverse talent pool of scriptwriters, directors, producers, coordinators, etc. to ensure you have the best local crew and creatives working on your production. We can provide overseas producers with access to and information about talent resources at any stage.
Our company has an excellent track record in assisting Chinese crews to shoot in Australia and achieve the best results.
Sydney Films has AES (Australian Entertainment Services) accreditation provided by the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration to apply for visas for Chinese cast and crew.
Sydney Films has a thorough knowledge of the inspirational locations in Australia. We also have access to several databases nationwide that can help you find the perfect place to shoot your production.
We provide specialised, bilingual services in travel, freight and logistics for film and television productions that want to shoot in Australia.
Not only is Sydney Films a production services company, but it is also a content creator with its own IP. For example, the company is currently developing the short story, The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu, into a feature film. The original story is the only piece of fiction ever to win all three of the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. The rest of our current slate includes a diverse range of projects with high-level filmmakers and cast attached.