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Australiens is ArtSpear Entertainment’s second feature film – a sci-fi/action/comedy. Principal photography started on the 24th of November 2012 and wrapped on the 4th of February 2013. After almost two years of post-production editing, visual effects, music and sound work, the film was completed in November 2014, with the premiere screening at Palace Barracks Cinemas, Brisbane, on the night of the 7th of November, one week before the 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit. Against all hope, ArtSpear will now be entering Australiens into festivals all around the world. Check the Achievements & Festivals page for updates on festival acceptances. (This will be very embarrassing when there aren’t any…)


At the age of 10, Australian-born Andi Gibson had what she describes as a close encounter with a flying saucer. Naturally, everyone assumed she was bonkers. That is until one notable evening, 17 years later, when an airborne extra-terrestrial armada launches a nation-wide assault on Andi’s home country and at the same time, for unspecified reasons, kidnaps her mother. To add to the debacle, it seems the other nations of the world are far too insulted by their exclusion from the attack to come to Australia’s aid. Now it’s up to Andi, her hypochondriac brother Elliot, retired boxer cousin Keith and documentary filmmaker friend Cam to stop the attack and rescue Andi’s mum. Enlisting the help of Andi’s equal-parts mysterious and cringe-worthy father, the gang must battle car-chasing spaceships, martial-arts aliens, giant killer robots and, perhaps most frighteningly, a deluge of family secrets in their fight to save Australia. Bloody hell, this is gonna be a long night.

Achievements & Festivals:


  • JAN – Snowdance Independent Film Festival (Landsberg, Bavaria, Germany) – Official Selection
  • 2015

  • NOV – Monster Fest (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) – Official Selection
  • NOV – Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – Official Selection
  • NOV – 30 Dies Film Festival (Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra) – Official Selection

    • Best Screenplay
    • Best Male Actor (Paul Adams)
    • Audience Award
  • NOV – Comics In Film Festival (Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA) – Official Selection
  • NOV – Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival (Buffalo, New York, USA) – Official Selection

    • Best International Comedy Feature
      Nominated for:

    • Best Comedy Feature
    • Best Visual Effects
  • OCT – Sydney Indie Film Festival (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) – Official Selection

    • Best Special Effects
      Nominated for:

    • Best Comedy
    • Best Sci-Fi
  • OCT – Arohanui Film Festival Film Festival (Te Aroha, Waikato, New Zealand) – Official Selection
  • OCT – Tri-Cities International Film Festival (Richland, Washington, USA) – Official Selection
  • OCT – Queen City Film Festival (Cumberland, Maryland, USA) – Official Selection

    • Best Cult Feature
  • OCT – Best Actors Film Festival (San Francisco, California, USA) – Official Selection

    • Best Ensemble Cast & Best Director Feature Comedy
  • SEP – Highway 61 Film Festival (Pine City, Minnesota, USA) – Official Selection

    • 2nd Place Comedy Feature

  • SEP – OM Film Festival (Kansas City, Missouri, USA) – Official Selection
  • AUG – Muskoka Independent Film Festival (Rosseau, Ontario, Canada) – Official Selection
  • AUG – Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival (Chicago, Illinois, USA) – Official Selection
  • AUG – Sasquan International Film Festival (Spokane, Washington, USA) – Official Selection
  • AUG – Fantasmagorical Film Festival (Louisville, Kentucky, USA) – Official Selection

    • Best of the Fest Sci-Fi Feature
  • AUG – Galactic Film Festival (Los Angeles, California, USA) – Official Selection

    • Best Soundtrack
      Nominated for:

    • Best Feature Film
  • JUL – The Zone Sci-Fan Film Festival hosted by Space City Comic Con (Houston, Texas, USA) – Official Selection

    • Best Feature
  • JUN – FilmQuest Festival (Sandy, Utah, USA) – Official Selection
      Nominated for:

    • Best Screenplay
  • JUN – Dead in Decatur Film Festival (Decatur, Illinois, USA) – Official Selection

    • Best Feature
  • MAY – The Zone Sci-Fan Film Festival hosted by Comicpalooza (Houston, Texas, USA) – Official Selection

    • Best Feature
  • MAY – CON Film Festival hosted by Wizard World Comic Con (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) – Official Selection
  • MAY – Florida Movie Festival (Casselberry, Florida, USA) – Official Selection
    • Won:

    • Best Comedy Directed or Produced by a Female
  • APR – Studio 35 Cinema Comedy Film Festival (Columbus, Ohio, USA) – Official Selection
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    The Bearded Dragon
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    The Fox Hotel
    St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls School
    FNQ Lager
    The Actors Workshop
    Miss Savage
    Scenic Rim Wine Country

    Supporters on Pozible:

    Josie Montano
    Meg Bauer
    Antje Wilms
    Andrew O’Sullivan
    Pamela Rushby
    Damian Nelson
    Shelley Veitch
    Mitchell Reid