About Us

Epic Films creates innovative film and television projects for traditional and digital platforms. Working collaboratively with writers, directors and producers, we deliver world-class projects with strong narratives and compelling characters.

As of June 2018, we have partnered with Matchbox Pictures to run their South Australian office, with Producer Kirsty Stark working with local writers on television concepts in the role of Development Producer. Writer Ben Crisp is based in Sydney, and is working with Epic Films for 2018 and 2019 through Screen Australia’s Enterprise People initiative.

If you are looking to shoot in South Australia or would like to discuss other opportunities for collaboration, please get in touch!

Kirsty Stark

Producer

Kirsty Stark co-founded Epic Films in 2010 and began producing in 2011 with Wastelander Panda. Prior to this, she worked in camera department with some of Australia’s most prominent directors and DPs, giving her a unique background working on set.

Kirsty has since produced the series Wastelander Panda: Exile for ABC iview (director Victoria Cocks), along with her first feature film, Madman Production Company’s A Month of Sundays (director Matthew Saville). She is currently developing several projects across film and television.

Kirsty has an intuitive sense of story, but her major strength lies in thinking outside standard production methodologies, a skill which led to the innovative online process that brought Wastelander Panda’s two series to life and saw Epic Films awarded the Breakthrough Business Award at the 2016 Screen Producers Australia Awards.

Ben Crisp

Writer

Writer Ben Crisp is the creator and writer of ABC TV’s Goober and co-writer of Squinters, starring Tim Minchin and Jackie Weaver.

He has a PhD in Creative Writing and received the Colin Thiele Scholarship for Creative Writing, and his work has been nominated for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, the Australian Writers’ Guild awards, and the South Australian Screen Awards.

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