Apr 27, 2015 Last Updated 9:00 AM, Apr 25, 2015

Producers & Distributors of High Quality Australian Film and Television

We've got quality not quantity. We break the ice for others to follow.

On this site you will find details of our past film production, direct sales info, 

who we are, what we've got in development plus bits about our heros.

Film Clip Of The Week

A taste of some of the films Smart St. makes and distributes.


 

 

 

27A Screens at NSW Art Gallery

Our award winning feature 27A screens at the Art Gallery Of NSW Saturday May 2nd at 2pm.  A chance to see this great film freshly restored and on the big screen in Sydney for the first time.  27A is the true story of Bill Donald who was locked in a Queensland mental asylum until he could prove his eligibility to be released.  And under section 27A of the Qld. Mental Health act is was legal. Made in 1973 this film is a landmark of Australian cinema.

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Star Robert McDarra won best Actor and the film won Best Film at the Australian Film Insitute Awards making Producer Haydn Keenan the youngest winner of the award in the competition's 50 year history.  When the local industry was making sex comedies and melodrama, 27A had more incommon with the social realism coming out of the U.K. (Ken Loach) and U.S. (Haskell Wexler). Directed by Esben Storm the film is a rare and very mature work by two early twenty year olds.

 

ARCHIVE SALES

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For the last 45 years we've shot films all round the world on a wide variety of subjects. From sport to politics and art we have a unique library of moving and still images. We make these available to filmmakers and private individuals for use in other films or just to own personally.  In particular our extraordinary range of surveillance films and photographs are a unique resource.

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For HD movies or hand printed stills on acid free paper contact us: 
enquiries@smartstreetfilms.com.au 

The Meaning Of Zombies

We're at treatment stage of a fun new piece.  They're on your TV, your phone and your playstation.  They're more prevalent than at any time since the 1960s.  

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     ZOMBIES

They're the monster du jour.  Everyone's doing it. READ MORE

Heroes

  John Cooper-Clarke

                 Poet

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John Cooper Clarke is one of our favourite poets.  His tight rhythms and sharp insights have outlived the punk scene in which he first emerged, opening for acts such as The Clash, Joy Division and Elvis Costello.  He's one of England's National Treasures.  The following interview with John appeared in the English magazine The Idler which gives a great insight into his thinking and how amphetamines saved western democracy.

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