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Savage Films

Production Company, Production Services

Company Summary

SAVAGE FILMS is a Melbourne-based production company established by Maggie Miles. The company develops and produces a range of screen content and has strong relationships with creative talent and other Australian companies. Maggie proved herself in the twelve years she spent writing, directing and producing throughout the Northern Territory of Australia. She was a company director of the NT-based Burrundi Pictures, a co-producing entity on Stephen Johnson's YOLNGU BOY, written by Chris Anastassiades and produced by Patricia Edgar, an Australian Children's Television Foundation, Yothu Yindi Foundation, and Burrundi Pictures production. Maggie was the Asia Pacific Screen Awards Children's Film Fund recipient 2015, for which she and Boori Monty Pryor are writing the screenplay for an Indigenous children's film, an adaptation of the award-winning children's book MY GIRRAGUNDJI, written by Boori and the late Meme McDonald. Maggie supports passion projects and directed the mid-length documentary DARE TO BE DIFFERENT narrated by Geraldine Doogue, produced with Annemarie Rolls, set at extraordinary special needs school that teaches through the arts. A special version of this documentary titled CLASS ACT! was created for ABC's COMPASS.

Professional Credits

Festivals, Awards, Nominations

  • 2020, Berlinale Gala, Germany, High Ground
  • 2017, Adelaide Film Festival, Australia, Guilty
  • 2015, Melbourne International Film Festival, Opening Night, Australia, Force of Destiny
  • 2015, Berlinale, Generation K Plus Opening Film, Germany, Paper Planes
  • 2014, Melbourne International Film Festival, Kids Gala, Australia, Paper Planes
  • 2014, Toronto International Film Festival, Australia, Paper Planes
  • 2014, Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, Paper Planes
  • 2014, CinefestOz Film Festival, Inaugural Prize Winner, Australia, Paper Planes
  • 2014, Berlinale, Gala, Germany, The Turning
  • 2014, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong, The Turning
  • 2014, London Film Festival, UK, The Turning
  • 2013, Melbourne International Film Festival, Centrepiece Gala, Australia, The Turning
  • 2009, Sitges Film Festival, Spain, Van Diemen's Land
  • 2009, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland, Van Diemen's Land
  • 2009, Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, Van Diemen's Land
  • 2009, Montreal World Film Festival, Canada, Van Diemen's Land
  • 2009, Adelaide Film Festival, Australia, Van Diemen's Land

Professional Memberships

  • Screen Producers Australia, 2009


  • Victorian College of the Arts - Postgraduate Diploma in Producing for Film & Television

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