Category: Romance

Summary:  An atmospheric, coming-of-age love story steeped in eerie mystery and inspired by the gothic novel of the same name.

Year: 2019

Cinema Release Dates: 13th May 2021 (Australia), 16th October 2020 (UK)

VOD Release Dates: 11th August 2021 (Australia), 19th July 2021 (UK), 17th July 2020 (USA)

Country: UK

Director: Emily Harris

Screenwriter: Emily Harris, Sheridan Le Fanu, Sean McConaghy

Cast: Lorna Gayle (Margaret), Devrim Lingnau (Carmilla), Tobias Menzies (Doctor Renquist), Hanna Rae (Lara Bauer), Jessica Raine (Miss Fontaine), Scott Silven (Magician), Daniel Tuite (Paul the Stableman), Greg Wise (Mr. Bauer)

Running Time: 94 mins

Classification: MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK)

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Summary:  The stunning landscape of Western Australia is the backdrop for an impassioned tale of love and grief in Gregor Jordan’s adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Tim Winton.

Year: 2019

Cinema Release Dates: 8th October 2020 (Australia)

VOD Release Dates: 19th July 2021 (Australia), 19th July 2021 (UK), 17th July 2020 (USA)

Country: Australia, UK

Director: Gregor Jordan

Screenwriter: Jack Thorne, Tim Winton (novel)

Cast: Syd Brisbane (Chugger), Ava Caryofyllis (Bird), Jacob Clayton (Josh), Luke Elliott (Red), Kelly Belinda Hammond (Jude), Chris Haywood (Warwick), Garrett Hedlund (Lu Fox), Kelly MacDonald (Georgie), George Mason (Darkie), Kohen Mills (Brad), Fern Nicholson (Ava), Jessica Niven (Lois), Aaron Pederson (Beaver), Julia Stone (Sal), David Wenham (Jim), Dan Wyllie (Rusty)

Running Time: 105 mins

Classification: M (Australia), 15 (UK)

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The third installment of the “After” franchise finds Tessa starting an exciting new chapter of her life. But as she prepares to move to Seattle for her dream job, Hardin’s jealousy and unpredictable behavior reach a fever pitch and threaten to end their intense relationship. Their situation grows more complicated when Tessa’s father returns and shocking revelations about Hardin’s family come to light. Ultimately, Tessa and Hardin must decide if their love is worth fighting for or if it’s time to go their separate ways.

AFTER WE FELL is directed by Castille Landon and stars Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Chance Perdomo, Stephen Moyer, Mira Sorvino, Carter Jenkins.

AFTER WE FELL coming to Australia and New Zealand cinemas on September 9th 2021.

The Steve Jaggi Company and Incendo have commenced production on the romantic comedy You, Me and the Penguins. This feature film stars Australian actor Tammin Sursok (Pretty Little Liars, Rules of Engagement, Crossing Over), Jason Wilder (Kidnapped, Great White, We Were Tomorrow) and Madeleine West (Neighbours, Playing for Keeps).  Written by Annelies Kavan and welcoming the talent of director Christine Luby (This Little Love of Mine, Dive Club), the film is being shot on location across Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Steve Jaggi, Spencer McLaren and Ian Whitehead, will produce the film; Graham Ludlow is Supervising Producer; Executive Producers are Steve Jaggi, Jean Bureau and Ian Whitehead.

You, Me and the Penguins – Tilly Monterey (Tammin Sursok) works a desk job as the Compliance and Outreach Manager at the Animal Discovery Institute in San Diego. When the Crystal Bay Penguin Sanctuary is threatened with closure and its colony of Little Blue penguins is scheduled to be relocated 2,500km away, Tilly’s dream to work in the field is realised. Accompanied by her sister and mother of three Gemma (Madeleine West), Tilly heads to Crystal Bay… Australia. Arriving at the centre, Tilly is met by the welcoming General Manager Kyle (Stuart Lumsden) and his husband Parker (Nick Hardcastle), alongside Head Zoologist Fletcher (Jason Wilder). Preferring penguins to people, Fletcher begrudgingly welcomes Tilly’s arrival and the two rarely see eye to eye. With only a week to turn the sanctuary around, the group must band together to gather donations, gain funding, and generate interest in the scientific community. As Fletcher teaches Tilly more about the sanctuary’s needs and the Little Blue penguins that they house, his belief in people, and even love, is reignited by the bubbly and intelligent Tilly. Meanwhile, Tilly realises she has never felt more at home than with pragmatic and practical Fletcher. With the sanctuary saved, a dream job in Alaska now on offer and Gemma keen to return to her family, Tilly must decide between leaving Crystal Bay, or staying with Fletcher and the Little Blue penguins he loves so much.

Tammin Sursok has recently returned to Australia from the US, and comments “I’m thrilled to be back here in Australia with my family to film. I was really attracted to this positive and inspiring story, and I can’t wait to get underway with the shoot.”

Director Christine Luby adds “I’ve chosen this project as my second feature because of the smart and capable protagonist we have in Tilly, and her determination to create community and a sense of belonging. We need more stories with female leads with agency and I find that Tilly is an inspiration to us all. Creating the town of Crystal Bay with its adorable Little Blue penguins and small town vibes has been so much fun.”


You, Me and the Penguins
 is the latest feature film in the romance genre from The Steve Jaggi Company, having recently wrapped Love In Bloom, also shot in Brisbane. You, Me and the Penguins will be distributed in Australia by Pivot Pictures. Internationally, the film will be titled Love and Penguins.

Summary:  On vacation in Thailand, Richard sets out for an island rumored to be a solitary beach paradise.

Year: 2000

Cinema Release Dates: 9th March 2000 (Australia), 10th March 2000 (Thailand), 11th February 2000 (UK), 29th July 1988 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: Out now in all regions.

Country: USA, UK

Director: Danny Boyle

Screenwriter: John Hodge

Cast: Lars Arentz-Hansen (Bugs), Daniel Caltagirone (Unhygenix), Guillaume Canat (Etienne), Robert Carlyle (Daffy), Leonardo DiCaprio (Richard), Peter Givisser (Gergorio), Samuel Gough (Guitarman), Peter Youngblood Hills (Zeph), Juka Hiltunen (Karl), Simone Huber (Eva), Patrick Joseph (Keaty), Virginie Ledoyen (Francoise), Magnus Lindgren (Sten), Saskia Mulder (Hilda), Victoria Smurfit (Weathergirl), Raweeporn ‘Non’ Srimonju (Sumet), Jerry Swindall (Sammy), Tilda Swinton (Sal), Staffan Kihlbom Thor (Christo), Zelda Tinska (Sonja), Ludija Zovkic (Mirjana)

Running Time: 119 mins

Classification: MA (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

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Rom-com fans can look forward to the endearing new tropical romance THIS LITTLE LOVE OF MINE, making its debut on Netflix worldwide on Wednesday July 7, 2021. THIS LITTLE LOVE OF MINEis the latest film in the romance genre from The Steve Jaggi Company, the team behind the 2020 hit Romance on the Menu, which reached as high as number 2 on Netflix most popular movies list in Australia, and stayed in this top 10 list for a week. Nicely Entertainment handles the worldwide distribution of the movie with Vanessa Shapiro serving as Executive Producer.

Starring Saskia Hampele (The Heights) and Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: Vengeance), THIS LITTLE LOVE OF MINE follows Laura Price, a successful San Francisco lawyer on the cusp of promotion – a far cry from her childhood growing up on a tropical island with best friends Chip and Gem. When the firm’s biggest client – Chip’s grandfather – asks Laura to travel to the island and deliver a contract to make Chip his heir, she leaves behind her practice and fiancé Owen, to convince her childhood friend to sign a contract that will make him a billionaire. As Chip and Laura grow closer, she questions whether she’s engaged to the right man or if she belongs back on the island with her childhood sweetheart. 

Streaming to Netflix audiences in over 190 countries, THIS LITTLE LOVE OF MINE was the first feature film to go into production in Australia during the pandemic, and showcases the best of Far North Queensland, with the film shot entirely on location in Palm Cove in 2020. Director Christine Luby comments “It’s wonderful to be able to share this uplifting love story about following your heart with audiences around the world. We shot the film under strict conditions during the pandemic and I know what a tough time this has been for so many people. My hope is that this film can uplift and inspire people and show off the tropical paradise of Australia’s Far North Queensland”. 

Lead actor Saskia Hampele comments “I’m over the moon that our beautiful film will have the chance to be seen by romance fans around the world. We had an incredible team and loved every minute making the film in sparkling Palm Cove. I think that really shows on the screen.”


THIS LITTLE LOVE OF MINE
 delighted audiences at the Gold Coast Film Festival, where it had its world premiere in April 2021. The film is written by Georgia Harrison (Rip Tide) and is the directorial debut of Christine Luby. Supporting cast members include Lynn Gilmartin, Lawrence Ola, Monette Lee, Tiriel Mora and Martin Portus.

Central City Media is excited to share the new poster and trailer for their new rom-com I’m Not In Love, which will be available to rent and buy on all major digital platforms from 12th April.  The film follows Rob (Al Weaver), in his late thirties, who needs to decide if he wants to have a baby with his girlfriend Marta (Cristina Catalina), but he’s worried that he’s fallen out of love with her. He asks his seemingly unhappily married friends for advice. They all tell him that he won’t be able to do better so he might as well marry her; over the course of two weeks his friend Chris (Morgan Watkins) tries to set him up on a date, he meets up with the woman he thought was the great love of his life, he tries to get to grips with the idea of “settling”, and attempts to resolve his issues. But when Rob eventually does propose to Marta, things don’t go exactly to plan.

 I’m Not In Love also stars British sitcom treasure Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses) and Sinead Matthews (The Crown, Jellyfish).

Director, Col Spector on selecting a terrifically British cast: “With the script in place I set out to make the film using some of my favourite British character actors including the wonderful Al Weaver (Colette, Peterloo) in the lead role (who I’d made two films with before and was the inspiration when writing the script); Cristina Catalina (who made me cry when I first auditioned her); Tessa Peake-Jones (most famously Raquel in Only Fools and Horses and who has the most hilarious chemistry with Al Weaver), James Lance (who I’d desperately wanted to work with for years after seeing him in Sensitive Skin and The Book Group).John Henshaw (probably my favourite British character actor. Early Doors is the only British sitcom I know that can make you both laugh and cry), Rosalind Eleazar (brilliant in The Personal History of David Copperfield); Sinead Matthews (one of Mike Leigh’s go-to actors – for good reason); Sunil Patel (I don’t think he’s performed scripted drama before – but what a star); Gabrielle Creevy (stunning in the BBC’s In My Skin). I could go on.

I’m Not In Love will be available on
Digital to rent & buy from 12th April