Goalpost Pictures

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Goalpost Pictures is an Australian film production company founded and run by Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Kylie du Fresne, and Cass O’Connor.


The 2007 suburban comedy Clubland, directed by Cherie Nowlan, debuted at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, and was picked up for US distribution by Warner Bros. under the title Introducing The Dwights.[1]

In 2009, Goalpost produced The Eternity Man,[2] a film opera depicting the true story of World War I veteran Arthur Stace, who roamed the backstreets of Sydney chalking the single word "Eternity" across the pavements. The film, which was released in conjunction with ABC TV and Channel 4 UK, earned the Rose d'Or award for outstanding performing arts program.[3]

Other credits include Lockie Leonard Series One and Two, which were screened on Channel 9 and based on Tim Winton's book series. Lockie Leonard won 'Best Children's Series' at the 2009 TV Week Logie Awards[4] as well as the 2007 AFI for 'Best Children's Drama Series'. It was also picked up in the UK by BBC 2.[5] Further productions include Scorched, a television and cross-platform event that won the 2009 Digital Emmy Award, and James Bogle's Closed for Winter, starring Natalie Imbruglia.[citation needed]

Goalpost Pictures executive-produced the 2010 Australian-French film The Tree, adapted from the book Our Father Who Art In The Tree, by Australian author Judy Pascoe. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg,[6] the film was selected to be the closing night film at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.[7] In 2011 they produced Tony Tilse's event horror-thriller telemovie Panic At Rock Island for The Nine Network and NBC Universal.[8]

Goalpost Pictures received the "Production Business of the Year" award in the 2013 Screen Producers Australia Awards.[citation needed]


As of May 2022 Goalpost is led by founding members, producers Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Kylie du Fresne, and Cass O'Connor.[9]


Film Director Year
The Djarn Djarns Wayne Blair 2005
Clubland Cherie Nowlan 2007
The Eternity Man Julien Temple 2008
Ralph Deborah Mailman 2009
Closed for Winter James Bogle 2009
The Tree Julie Bertuccelli 2011
The Sapphires Wayne Blair 2012
Upgrade Leigh Whannell 2018
I Am Woman Unjoo Moon 2019
The Invisible Man Leigh Whannell 2020
Carmen Benjamin Millepied 2022
Television show Director Year
Small Claims Cherie Nowlan 2003
Stepfather of the Bride Roger Hodgeman 2005
Lockie Leonard (Series 1) Julien Temple 2006
Scorched Tony Tilse 2008
Lockie Leonard (Series 2) various 2009
The Sellers Maia Horniak 2011
Panic at Rock Island Tony Tilse 2011


Film Award Category Result Year
Lockie Leonard AFI Awards Best Children's Drama Series Won 2007
ATOM Awards Best Children's Television Series Won 2007
Logie Awards Outstanding Children's Series Won 2009
Clubland AWGIE Awards Gold AWGIE Won 2007
AWGIE Awards Best Screenplay Won 2007
St Tropez Film Festival Audience Choice Won 2007
Valenciennes Film Festival Jury Prize Won 2008
AFI Awards Best Supporting Actress Won 2008
The Eternity Man ATOM Awards Best Experimental Film Nominated 2008
Rose d'Or Best Performing Arts Program Won 2009
Stepfather of the Bride Chicago International Film Festival Silver Plaque Hugo Award Won 2007
AFI Awards Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Nominated 2007
AGSC Best original television score Won 2007


  1. ^ "Sundance Institute". History.sundance.org.
  2. ^ "ABC Television (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | the complete TV guide for ABC TV, ABC TV Plus, ABC ME, ABC KIDS, ABC NEWS & iview". Abc.net.au.
  3. ^ "Goalpost Pictures Australia and ABC TV celebrate Rose d'Or win for the Eternity Man". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 14 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Lockie Logie good for Albany". Abc.net.au.
  5. ^ "BBC - CBBC - Lockie Leonard". Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Charlotte Gainsbourg to film in south QLD". Brisbanetimes/com/au. 18 August 2009.
  7. ^ "Cannes Review: "The Tree." - Indie Eye - Blogs - IFC.com". Archived from the original on 31 August 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Panic at Rock Island: New Australian telemovie". Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  9. ^ "About". Goalpost Pictures. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2022.

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