Dirty Films is an independent film, television and podcast production company headed by partners Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton and Coco Francini. We intentionally align with projects that range in genre and size, resulting in partnerships with both known and undiscovered filmmakers and artists from around the world. We bring a hands-on approach to visual storytelling, prioritising collaboration with our creative partners. As creators ourselves, we are passionate about maintaining an artist-first environment that embraces innovation in the production process, providing the space to experiment and refine, resulting in a body of quality work that is personal, impactful, original and unexpected.
We recently produced Warwick Thornton’s feature film THE NEW BOY with Scarlett Pictures, Christos Nikou’s FINGERNAILS with FilmNation Entertainment and executive produced Noora Niasari’s SHAYDA, with Origma45. All three films are for release in 2023. The company is in active development on CHAMPIONS, to be directed by Ben Stiller, and an adaptation of Lucia Berlin’s A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN. We executive produced Christos Nikou’s APPLES, which was named one of the year’s best International Films by the National Board of Review, the highly acclaimed 10-time EMMY nominated MRS. AMERICA, named one of 2020’s Best Television Shows by the American Film Institute, and the Netflix limited series STATELESS, which received a record breaking 18 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) nominations, winning 13. Our other credits include TRUTH, CAROL, LITTLE FISH, THE TURNING, and the sustainability podcast CLIMATE OF CHANGE, which offers a solutions-based narrative on climate action.