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Red Lamp Films is a production company based in Sydney Australia, established by producer Sylvia Wilczynski and writer/director Kim Mordaunt to develop and produce distinctive feature films for an international audience.

Their drama feature The Rocket, was a festival hit, winning over 45 awards around the world including three at the Berlin Film Festival (Best Debut Feature, the Crystal Bear and the Amnesty International Film Prize), three at Tribeca (Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor and the Audience Award), and the Audience Award at over a dozen film festivals including Sydney and Melbourne.

It received 97% “Fresh” positive critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has sold to over 40 countries including theatrical release in the US, Canada, UK and Australia.

Their feature documentary Bomb Harvest was screened 5 times on ABC TV, was released theatrically around Australia and has sold to over 30 countries, including Discovery. It was called “absolutely stunning”, “incredibly powerful”, “wildly entertaining, breathlessly tense” and “the best movie I’ve seen this year” by Australia’s critics.

Sylvia and Kim have also produced or directed a number of long-form broadcast documentaries and dramas for SBS TV Australia including SBS TV documentaries Speed City (26 min), Copyrites (52 min) and Survival (52 min).

They are currently in development on a number of drama feature films to be directed by Kim Mordaunt, with Screen Australia, Screen NSW and international partners, including the adventure thriller The Politics of Heroin, based on the on the groundbreaking book by Alfred W McCoy; the drama/action/love story Pink Mist; and the Vietnam War drama One Crowded Hour, based on the best-selling book by Tim Bowden about legendary Australian combat cameraman Neil Davis, writers Kim Mordaunt, Andy Cox and John Collee (Master and Commander).

 

The Rocket:

"gripping & heart-warming"
Rodrigo Perez, Indiewire (US)

"enthralling"
Mark Adams, Screen Daily (US)

"utterly fresh"
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal (US)

"fantastically moving"
Tara Brady, The Irish Times (UK)

"superb"
Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

"amazing"
David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)

"an inspiring gem"
Garry Maddox, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

"gorgeous…it just brings joy to your heart to see such naturalism on screen"

Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)

"irresistible"
Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)

"engrossing"
Angie Errigo, Empire (US)

"a seamless melding of history's dark undertow and a child's indefatigable optimism"
Sheri Linden, The Los Angeles Times

"absolutely brilliant"
Jason Davis Weekend Sunrise (Ch 7, Australia)

"enchanting"
Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express (UK)

"a little masterpiece"
The Telegraph (Australia)

"a lovely, resonant and deeply
accomplished drama"

The Playlist, Indiewire (US)

"truly an extraordinary movie"
Martina Dechevska ,The Upcoming (UK)

"a powerful, deeply moving drama"
The Philadelphia Inquirer (US)

"a total crowd-pleaser,
deserving of its wild praise"
Cinemblend (US)