Jan 29, 2015 Last Updated 2:11 AM, Jan 24, 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.

 

INVASION DAY

It's high summer in Australia, the surf is up and everyone is on holidays. What could be better?  It's a long weekend to celebrate Australia Day the country's national day.  But for many it's invasion day commemorating the day in 1788 when the British claimed the whole continent for their king.  Unfortunately they hadn't consulted the locals about it and proceeded to drive them off their land, take their children and commit what we would today regard as crimes against humanity.

Late on the night of January 27th, 1972 the single biggest act of protest in the struggle for Aboriginal justice began.  A small group of men drove to Canberra and set up a tent under which they intended to sit until land rights were granted the the 'first Australians'.  The Aboriginal Tent Embassy had begun.  It's impact embarrassed the conservative Government and reverberated around the world.  NINGLA - A'NA is a documentary film shot in and around the Embassy providinh an intimate insight into what happened and why. It is a unique social document which becomes more valuable as the years pass.  We have it on DVD in our catalogue along with an important selection of other Aboriginal films including TWO LAWS, PROTECTED AND BACKROADS.

Tent Embassy by Noel Hazard 0002This unique photograph was taken by Noel Hazard, staff photographer for the Communist Party newspaper The Tribune,  who drove the protesters to Canberra. This picture was taken in the middle of the night, minutes after the umbrella was pitched and before the authorities knew what was happening.

Clip of the Week

 

John Cooper Clarke, the name behind the haircut, is Britain's leading contemporary poet.  A survivor of the punk revolutuion of the eighties, John provides a wry insight into modern life mixing humour, wit and homage to the machine age.  This title track is from his legendary documentary TEN YEARS IN AN OPEN NECKED SHIRT available from our catalogue on DVD

 

 

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

Heros

    Terry Southern

    Screen Writer 1924 - 1995.                 terry southern

                                             

    The hippest guy on the planet.

 Just after 10.30 on the morning of September 11, 2001 the world entered a moment which could have been invented by the late great screenwriter Terry Southern. The United States was under attack and high over a Polar waste a B52 of Strategic Air Command would have received a coded message. The pilot would have opened a safe and extracted a sealed envelope. They would have been instructed to arm their weapons and move to attack positions.  READ MORE