Steve Jaggi Company: we make the wrong movies and the industry is a scam

You are doing it wrong says Steve Jaggi as he builds a solid company in defiance of conventional wisdom. He is becoming the Young Adult king of Australian production.

‘I can make a movie in six months, from the idea to the first screening’, says Steve Jaggi, proprietor of the Steve Jaggi Company.  What is more, he has a production line of movies, and they make a profit, and he never works with private investors. 

‘If I can’t make a film for around $3m – although that is creeping up a bit – and fund it entirely on presales plus the offset, I will not go ahead. The project is dead.’

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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.