Aquarius Films is a creative partnership between award-winning filmmakers Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford. The company has built a reputation for high quality, prestige films and television series that are both commercially successful and critically acclaimed. Recent credits include Berlin Syndrome, directed by Cate Shortland (Somersault, Lore), written by Shaun Grant (Snowtown) and starring Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt, which premiered at Sundance and Berlin and was picked up by Netflix; Lion, produced in association with See-Saw Films, directed by Garth Davis (Top of the Lake) and starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, made more than $140 million at the worldwide box office and was nominated for six Academy Awards® and four Golden Globe Awards; and The Other Guy, a 6 x half-hour comedy created by and starring comedian Matt Okine, for Stan and eOne, which premiered in the US in 2018 on Hulu.
In 2018 Aquarius is in production on two projects - The Unlisted, a 15 x half-hour TV series for the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) and Dirt Music, the film adaptation of the Tim Winton novel of the same title, adapted by Jack Thorne (Solo, Wonder, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), to be directed by Gregor Jordan (Buffalo Soldiers, Ned Kelly, Two Hands).
Previous projects include: twice Archibald Prize-winner Del Kathryn Barton’s films RED starring Cate Blanchett; and Wish You Were Here starring Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price and Teresa Palmer, directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith, which opened the Sundance Film Festival in 2012 in the prestigious World Cinema Dramatic competition, and won numerous awards including the AACTA Award for Best Screenplay and the Film Critic’s Circle Award for Best Film.
Aquarius Films is the recipient of the 2018 NSW Creative Laureate and the winner of the 2018 SPA Screen Business Export of the Year Award.