Red Lamp Films was established in 1999 by director/writer Kim Mordaunt and producer Sylvia Wilczynski, to make dynamic, moving, cinematic films which are entertaining and accessible to a wide international audience.

They have made highly acclaimed award-winning fiction and documentary for theatrical release, and for ABC TV, SBS TV and Discovery, funded by Screen Australia/Australian Film Commission/Film Finance Corporation, Screen New South Wales, private and philanthropic investment and distributor and broadcaster pre-sales. Their films have screened at over 60 international film festivals and events, and been distributed theatrically and on TV in most territories.

Their 2013 feature The Rocket has won 45 awards, including three at the Berlin International Film Festival (Best Debut Feature, Crystal Bear and Amnesty International Film Prize), three at Tribeca (Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor and the Audience Award) and audience awards at over 10 film festivals including Sydney, Melbourne and the World Cinema Audience Award at AFI Fest LA.

It also won Best Film at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, Best Original Screenplay at the Australian Writers’ Guild Awards and Best Director at the Australian Directors’ Guild Awards. It received a 100% positive score on Rotten Tomatoes. The Rocket has received distribution in over 20 countries including the US, Canada, UK and Australia.

Their feature documentary Bomb Harvest premiered to a standing ovation at Sydney Film Festival, was given 4 stars by Empire, The Movie Show and David Stratton on At the Movies, and was called “gripping”, “enthralling”, “compelling”, “wildly entertaining, breathlessly tense”, “jaw-dropping”, “incredibly powerful” and “the best movie I’ve seen this year” by Australia’s film critics. It screened at over 20 international film festivals and has sold to TV in over 20 countries.

Red Lamp Films is currently developing the fiction features Pink Mist (with assistance from Screen Australia) and Flowers of the Dead, by writer/director Kim Mordaunt, producer Sylvia Wilczynski. Kim is also to direct the feature One Crowded Hour, based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Tim Bowden, about iconic Australian war cinematographer Neil Davis (writer Andy Cox, producers Todd Fellman, Lance Kelleher, and Sylvia Wilczynski).

The Rocket:

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

Mark Adams, Screen Daily (US)

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

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

Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

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)

Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)

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)

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)