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  • Lisa Elliott

Jungle Entertainment (via Documentary Australia Foundation)

Democracy For Sale


Contact Name: Malinda Wink, Executive Producer

Email: malindawink@gmail.com

Address: 52 Victoria St, Paddington

Phone Number: 0424744885

Charity website: https://documentaryaustralia.com.au/


DGR Registration Link: https://abr.business.gov.au/ABN/View?abn=11227328793

ACNC Page Link: https://www.acnc.gov.au/charity?name_abn=11227328793


Overview of Organisation Documentary feature film and associated outreach project Democracy for Sale is being produced by established production company Jungle Entertainment (auspiced by the Documentary Australia Foundation), Directed by Craig Reucassel and Executive Produced by Good Pitch Executive Director Malinda Wink.


Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) is a not-for-profit that ensures important stories are told and seen, supported by powerful social impact campaigns. DAF provide projects with access to DGR status, allowing independent filmmakers to access philanthropic funding and enabling donors to tax effectively support the issues they care about. Their networks, relationships and expertise connect storytellers with like-minded funders, educators, policy-makers and community groups.


Jungle Entertainment is an Australian production company that produces critically and commercially successful television and feature films for both the domestic and international markets. Craig Reucassel is an Australian television and radio comedian, who is best known for the documentary series, War on Waste, and for his work with the satirical comedy group, The Chaser. Craig brings a wealth of experience and an impressive track record in delivering engaging content and impact campaigns that raise awareness, change behaviour and influence the policy arena.


Describe the project that requires funding: Democracy For Sale is a documentary film from Director Craig Reucassel (War on Waste) that follows actor and comedian Christiaan Van Vuuren (Soul Mates; Bondi Hipsters) as he pulls back the curtain on the relationship between money and power in Australia. Provocative and timely, the film is a wakeup call to all Australians about the frightening extent to which money has infiltrated politics in Australia, why we should care, and ultimately, how we might work together to ensure our democracy is safeguarded from sale to the highest bidder. The film brings together the diverse skillsets of an accomplished creative team that uses comedy as a tool to inform and effect positive social change.


Please describe any collaboration you have had with other organisations in relation to this project: Malinda Wink from Good Pitch Australia will have oversight of an impact and outreach campaign that is expected to run over 2-3 years. The campaign will largely be informed by a stakeholder summit to be held early in 2020. The summit will bring the team together with key advocates and stakeholders with the purpose of drawing on their collective wisdom, expertise and insight to test and hone the narrative elements in the pre-production phase, and to co-design the focus and elements of the impact strategy.


Key stakeholders that we are in conversation with include:

  • Human Rights Law Centre.

  • Transparency International

  • Human Rights Commission

  • Centre for Public Integrity

  • Citizens for Democratic Renewal

  • New Democracy Foundation

Funds requested from Pool of Dreams sub-fund: Between $330,000 and $450,000 (for impact campaign)


Other sources of funding: Philanthropic Funding towards production and impact campaign:

  • Shark Island Institute: $25,000

  • Australian Community Fund: $35,000

  • Fairness Funders: $50,000

When would this project be expected to start? Democracy for Sale will commence pre-production in February 2020 with the majority of filming expected to be completed by mid 2020. The impact and outreach campaign will commence during production, and aims to run over 2-3 years.


When would you anticipate this project be completed? The film will be completed by the end of 2020 and released in cinemas in early 2021. The partner engagement and associated outreach campaign will commence by mid 2020


Please click here to view the proposal