Archipelago Productions is producing feature films, television, and works for stage and festivals. We aspire to develop and create work locally, in collaboration with interstate and international partners, bringing the world to us, and the work to the world; projects that are born of place, but which reach far beyond our perceived isolation.

We endeavour to export artistic and cultural projects that paint Tasmania as a viable and exciting place to create new work, extending our ambition, thinking and reach. Through quality, supported work driven by passion, we can simultaneously engage with pressing social issues, nurture new talent and develop stories for everyone. Archipelago Productions has its sights set on promoting Tasmania as the most exciting corner of the country. A place in which to risk, innovate, and inspire.

We stand by the assertion that access to and participation in culture is a fundamental human right, and promote this fact at every opportunity.

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PAST THE SHALLOWS

Adapted by playwright Julian Larnach from Favel Parrett’s award-winning debut novel, Past The Shallows is an ode to brotherhood and a heart-wrenching, lyrical exploration of mortality, family secrets and the capacity for both brutality and tenderness within contemporary masculinity.

Acclaimed director Ben Winspear directs a powerhouse cast of three young actors playing multiple roles in our final production of the year. Let yourself be swept away on the tide of this compelling and deeply poignant story that will stay with you long after the lights come up.

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Past the Shallows

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Projects Coming Soon

Bay of Fires

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Projects in Development

The development of new work is the surest path to inclusivity, bringing writers, performers and makers of all backgrounds and and creating professional pathways for the coming generation of artists. Mentoring is of great importance to us. It broadens our pool of collaborators, and helps to grow the local creative sector generally. We are driven by a desire to further the works of women, and to bring female voices and perspectives to life through stories. We value the concept of Makarrata, and seek projects that promote a coming together after a struggle.

The Carbon-Neutral Adventures of the Indefatigable Enviroteens

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The Maids

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Cast Announced for ABC drama Bay of Fires

Marta Dusseldorp leads an impressive line-up of established and emerging stars, when filming starts 20 June in Tasmania, on ABC’s eight-part darkly comedic crime series…

Past the Shallows – Tickets Now on Sale

Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone diver, on the wild and beautiful south coast of Tasmania. With their mum dead and their…

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