Established in 2017, Elevate Production Finance (EPF) is fast-becoming Australia’s leading film and television production financier. Operating internationally, in five short years EPF has helped fund a growing number of significant screen projects with aggregate budgets of more than AUD$275 million, having secured more than AUD$210 million of loan capital in a recent 18 month period.
Highlights include George Miller’s highly anticipated Three Thousand Years Of Longing starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, Australian box office hit, Never Too Late featuring Oscar® winner Jackie Weaver and Oscar® nominee James Cromwell (director Mark Lamprell), the Australian-Chinese co-production At Last, War Of The Worlds starring Eva Longoria, the Netflix hit 2067 and Blacklight, starring Liam Neeson.
For television, EPF has provided loan finance to Hoodlum for Five Bedrooms – Series 3, Ambience Entertainment for Barrumbi Kids and to Aquarius Films for Savage River.
In 2020, EPF led the way in its sector by redefining its assessment protocols in response to COVID-19 concerns. It was thus able to successfully provide debt funding to film and television production in Australia and New Zealand, even under pandemic conditions when insurance coverage was excluded.
The company is nimble, creative, adaptive and prepared to go the extra mile to see ideas blossom into successful entertainment.
Established in 2008 by filmmaker Craig McMahon, Forte Corp Pictures has consistently delivered outstanding feature films on both the local and global stages. Under the leadership of Craig, along with Head of Production Naomi Cleaver and Head of Development Simonne Overend, the company has perfected the art of merging production expertise with groundbreaking finance methods, resulting in a portfolio of highly profitable, entertainment experiences.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Forte Corp Pictures maintains a global perspective that has garnered them a distinguished reputation. A hallmark achievement includes the production of 'Better Man,' a satirical biopic delving into the life and career of the UK superstar Robbie Williams. Helmed by the renowned director Michael Gracey ('The Greatest Showman'), this project marked a historic milestone as one of Australia's most extensive independent film productions.
Forte Corp Pictures also took on the role of executive producer of 'Three Thousand Years of Longing,' George Miller's highly anticipated directorial feature following the iconic 'Mad Max: Fury Road.' The film received a standing ovation following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
The company's pipeline brims with exciting projects across diverse genres and formats, promising a future marked by innovation, creativity, and unforgettable entertainment.
Tilt Media & Entertainment is a newly created media company founded by Chris Hilton, supported by Forte Corp Holdings.
Chris’s new venture brings together a top-flight creative and management team to participate in the new golden age of premium original content.
Tilt will focus on authentic stories which have always had transcendent power to move audiences who are fascinated by the revelations that true life can provide. Whether it’s scripted or unscripted stories based on true crimes, historical events or personal memoirs, these stories resonate widely because truth really can be stranger than fiction.
Chris Hilton is one of Australia’s most prolific and award-winning executive producers and producer/ directors who have made over 500 hours of content from feature films and television drama through feature docs, CGI driven series and lifestyle programming for broadcast clients including Disney, Fox, Discovery Networks, National Geographic, Viacom, A&E Networks, PBS, BBC, Channel Four and Arté France as well as all Australian television networks.
A new venture, Consolidated Media Services (CMS) offers projects that are brought to Australia from overseas a one-stop-shop for physical production, accounting services and maximising local incentives. CMS is strategically positioned to focus on projects that will qualify for Australian federal incentive programs offering rebates for local spend despite the projects not originating in this country.
Given the deep sector expertise of CMS’s Principals, including Craig McMahon, Charles Auty and Ted Cawrey, CMS will maximize Australian incentives, which regularly offer soft money of up to 40% of production budgets (features and episodic) and we will add value by offering co-financing and/or exec producing through Forte Corp’s wider group of companies. Australia offers a safe production environment, incredible locations, talented crew and excellent infrastructure.