The new company starts life with a commitment of A$10 million ($7.7 million) from the foundation and a mission to develop, produce and assist in the release of screen projects that inspire change.
The first four projects in development will span themes of ocean conservation, plastics and human health and early childhood development in Indigenous communities.
Louie Psihoyos, director of “The Cove,” the controversial 2009 documentary about dolphin slaughter in Japan, is among the first to be backed by Minderoo Pictures. He will work Josh Murphy (“Artifishal”) on an untitled feature film.
Australian director Robert Connolly (“The Dry”) is receiving backing for his “Blueback” film which shot in West Australai between March and May this year. It stars Radha Mitchell, Mia Wasikowska and “Star Trek