/Australia Day

Produced by Hoodlum Entertainment and Directed by Kriv Stenders, (Red Dog, Wake in Fright & Doctor Doctor) Australia Day (2017) is a feature drama set on Australia’s most controversial national holiday.  

Following the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds, their stories collide illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and national identity that simmer beneath the surface of modern Australia.

Cutting Edge worked with Hoodlum Entertainment offering data wrangling; offline facilities, online, grade, VFX and deliverables. Dailies and rushes were wrangled in Brisbane and synced to Sydney through the Cutting Edge post production pipeline. Editor Nick Meyers with Edit Assistant Varinya Eammano operated out of Cutting Edge’s Sydney offices for the editorial process, before conform and grade. The feature was finished with VFX in Sydney along with title design, crafted by Cutting Edge Creative Director, Finnegan Spencer.

Working on his third project with Cutting Edge, Director of Photography Geoffrey Hall, (Deadline Gallipoli & Wake in Fright) collaborated closely with Kriv Stenders and Cutting Edge Colourist Dwaine Hyde, to create the visual landscape of Australia Day in grade. Once finalised, Cutting Edge delivered the 98-minute feature for festival, cinema & pay-tv distribution, across Australia.



Production agency
Hoodlum Entertainment
Screen Australia
Icon Film Distribution


Kriv Stenders
Director of Photography
Geoffrey Hall


Post Production
Cutting Edge
Head of Post Production
Marcus Bolton
Post Producer
Jo Tankard
Post Supervisor
Peter Powell
Nick Meyers
Online Editor
Jo Spillane


Dwaine Hyde
Sonar Sound
VFX producer
Matt Daly
Title Design
Finn Spencer
QC & Deliverables
John Warneke
Media Operator
Rory Rea
Daniel Scott