I Am Mother, the debut feature from Penguin Empire director Grant Sputore will premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. Starring newcomer Clara Rugaard alongside two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and featuring the voice of Rose Byrne, I Am Mother tells the story of a teenage girl (Rugaard) who is the first of a new generation…

It was announced today that Penguin Empire director Stephen McCallum’s debut feature “1%” scoring 5 nominations at this year’s AACTA Awards! Full list of nominations below. The award ceremony will take place in Sydney on December 3rd. AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor: Ryan Corr AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress: Abbey Lee AACTA Award…

Deadline Hollywood announced today that Rose Byrne will lend her voice to the titular robot in Grant Sputore’s sci-fi thriller, I AM MOTHER, starring alongside Oscar winner Hilary Swank and up-and-comer Clara Rugaard. Timothy White of Southern Light Films is producing with the project with The Penguin Empire’s Kelvin Munro. The film follows a lonely…

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The titular robot from Grant Sputore’s debut feature was unveiled early this month, at the epicentre of pop culture: San Diego Comic Con. Created by the geniuses at Weta Workshop, Mother took over a year to design and 6 months to build, using a mix of techniques that ranged from traditional sculpture, to cutting edge…

Stephen McCallum’s debut feature – 1% – continues it’s festival run next month, with a pair of screenings at the Sydney Film Festival. After premiering to much acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival late last year, the film sold to prestigious indie distributor A24 for a tidy sum. Produced by Jamie Hilton and Michael…

Kleenheat

Over the past two years the ‘Less talk more energy’ series has more than doubled the number of Kleenheat customers, a tough thing to do in an increasingly competitive market. The campaign has been just as eagerly accepted by award judges – who most recently picked it as TV Campaign of the Year at the…

Not satisfied working in just one dimension, The Penguin Empire’s Sam Price has taken his latest work vertical, collaborating with Ta-ku to create a 7-floor sensory experience celebrating Nike Air. The installation reinterprets the history and design language of 7 innovative Air Max shoes to create new forms of life. The evolution of Nike, shape-shifted and…

A two-time Oscar® winner for her work in the critically acclaimed Boys Don’t Cry (2000) and Million Dollar Baby (2005), Ms. Swank joins rising young actress Clara Rugaard (Good Favour, Teen Spirit) in the stylish, thought-provoking feature from Penguin director Grant Sputore. Sputore commented: “It is a privilege to welcome Hilary Swank to the film. She is a remarkable performer who…

A24 and DirecTV have acquired North American rights to Stephen McCallum’s debut feature 1%.  The Australian crime thriller will be released in US theatres and via DirecTV. On average, A24 distributes and produces around 12 films a year. Their films have been nominated for Academy Awards fourteen times, and won their first Oscar for Best…

Ahead of the film’s premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, we’re excited to share the first look at Stephen McCallum’s feature debut: 1%! For more of Stephen’s work, check out his reel.