Red Lamp Films was established by producer Sylvia Wilczynski and director/writer Kim Mordaunt to develop and produce distinctive feature films and television for an international audience.
Their drama feature The Rocket won over 45 awards including three at the Berlin Film Festival (including Best Debut Feature and the Crystal Bear), three at Tribeca (Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor, the Audience Award), and the Audience Award at over a dozen film festivals including Sydney, Melbourne and AFI Fest LA.
It was selected for Sundance Film Forward, has 97% “Fresh” critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes and has sold to over 40 countries including theatrical release in US, Canada, UK and Australia.
Their feature documentary Bomb Harvest screened five times on ABC, was theatrically released around Australia and was called “absolutely stunning”, “wildly entertaining, breathlessly tense”, “incredibly powerful” and “the best movie I’ve seen this year” by Australia’s film critics. It has sold to TV in over 35 countries including Discovery.
Kim and Sylvia have made long-form fiction and documentary for SBS TV Australia, including comedy drama Jammin' in the Middle E (52 min), and documentaries Speed City (26 min), Copyrites (52 min) and Survival (52 min).
Red Lamp Films is currently developing the following narrative features:
- thriller romance Land at the End of the World, in development with Screen NSW and Screen Australia, writers Kim Mordaunt and John Collee (the Oscar-winning Master and Commander);
- war drama One Crowded Hour, based on the best-selling book by Tim Bowden about legendary combat cameraman Neil Davis, writers Kim Mordaunt, Andy Cox and John Collee, with Screen Australia;
- adventure thriller The Politics of Heroin, with producer David Styne, based on the ground-breaking book by Alfred W McCoy;
- family/fantasy film Monster Nanny based on the best-selling Finnish book by Tuutikki Tolonen, with Animal Logic Entertainment (Peter Rabbit) and Ridley Scott’s company Scott Free;
- and a 8 x 1-hour TV drama series with Goalpost Pictures (Australia/UK).