A new partnership has just been announced which will shape the future of Australia’s digital film industry in the coming years. Australia’s leading production company – Kennedy Miller Mitchell – has announced it will partner with the Omnilab group to advance the future of digital cinema creation in Australia. George Miller made the following statement outlining the reasons for the partnership.
The brave new age of digital film-making is little more than a decade old. It offers extraordinary possibilities for storytellers like us who strive to break new ground with each of our movies. KMM had been looking for a partner to start a new Australian owned and based digital film company for quite a while. I had found it heartbreaking to watch the home-grown talent pool that emerged in Australian cinema go overseas because there was no continuity of high-end work in this country.
The recent Australian tax rebate scheme which applies for the first time to post production was predicted to boost investment in content creation by the post production sector. If successful, this partnership of major players may be emulated by others in the future.
More information on the partnership here.