Minderoo Pictures turns red rock into visionary film fund

Minderoo Pictures has been financed with $10 million from the Andrew and Nicola Forrest philanthropic trust. The executive producer is Richard Harris.
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The Minderoo Foundation, headquartered in Western Australia, is pumping $10 million into screen production through a new subsidiary, Minderoo Pictures, which will be run by policy expert and recent producer Richard Harris.

Minderoo calls itself ‘Asia-Pacific’s largest philanthropic organisation’, and is the Forrest family’s social impact trust. Andrew Forrest is the second richest Australian, according to the 2021 rich list compiled by the Australian Financial Review, with an estimated net worth of more than $27.5 billion, derived mostly from the Fortescue Metals Group.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.