Stella Motion Pictures is an Australian company which produces and/or films a diverse range of quality programs for a local and international clientele, including documentaries, online videos, magazine series and Arts & Entertainment specials.


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    Sleeping Beauty: Behind the Curtain

    The Sleeping Beauty: Behind the Curtain is a feature documentary (98 min) following David McAllister, The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director, as he creates this magical ballet. Intimate interviews abound; with David McAllister who reveals his …

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    We Are Many

    Feature documentary directed by Amir Amirani, field produced in Australia by Amanda Hickey with cinematography by Philippe Charluet. Antarctica. In an unprecedented action, seventy scientists working at McMurdo station downed tools and walked off the …

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  • 'Love and Devotion' documentary poster

    Love and Devotion:

    from Persia and Beyond

    28 min documentary, produced, written, directed and filmed by Philippe Charluet (developed with the assistance of Film Victoria),  made in collaboration with Stella Motion Pictures and the State Library of Victoria. Filmed in Melbourne, Oxford, …

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  • 7 DEADLY SINS - creative development poster (photo Philippe Charluet)

    7 DEADLY SINS – creative development

    A 26 min documentary, produced, directed and filmed by Philippe Charluet, looking at the intense and challenging workshop period of this new performance art piece’s creative development, centering around the theme of the 7 Deadly …

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  • John Friedrich

    John Friedrich: Catch Me if you Can

    “John Friedrich wanted a life of action and adventure… …only someone else had to pay for it” A 55 min documentary script developed with the assistance of Film Victoria (including a documentary pilot with many interviews) …

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    Romeo and Juliet: A New Vision

    28 min documentary, produced, directed and filmed by Philippe Charluet, Stella Motion Pictures for STUDIO Arts channel (Foxtel Australia) Filmed over a period of 9 months, this documentary follows the creation of a brand new …

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    Arts du Mythe:

    Peinture Pintupi d’Australie

    26 min documentary, part of the Arts du Mythe: Discover the Primal Arts series, produced by Christine Doublet (Program 33), directed by François Lévy-Kuentz, field producing/ cinematography by Philippe Charluet (Australia) for ARTE (France/ Germany) …

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    Dances of Life

    55 min Documentary directed by Emmy Award winner Catherine Tatge, director of photography Philippe Charluet, produced by Dominique Lasseur and Shane Segar and for PBS (USA) in conjunction with Pacific Islanders in Communications 4 years in …

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    ART:21 Season 5 &

    William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

    COMPASSION EPISODE (William Kentridge), Australian shoot directed by Catherine Tatge, cinematography by Philippe Charluet TRANSFORMATION EPISODE (Yinka Shonibare), Australian shoot field produced/ directed and filmed by Philippe Charluet     Filmed in Sydney, these profiles …

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    The Medieval Imagination

    28 min documentary, produced, written, directed and filmed by Philippe Charluet,  made in collaboration with the State Library of Victoria. Screened nationally on Australian television. ‘The Medieval Imagination, Illustrated Manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New …

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    The Thylacine File

    (formerly ‘Just Dying to Live’)

    A 55 min Documentary Script produced/ script edited/ researched by Philippe Charluet and written/ researched by Edwin Hill For hundreds of thousands of years a creature known to us as the thylacine roamed the Australian mainland, …

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  • Wild Swans: Behind the scenes - Documentary Poster

    Wild Swans: Behind the Scenes

    26 min documentary, produced, directed and filmed by Philippe Charluet for ABC-TV (Australia) Over a few months, we follow acclaimed choreographer Meryl Tankard and composer Elena Kats-Chernin, together with artists of The Australian Ballet creating this …

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    RUSH

    A 56 min documentary Produced, Directed & filmed by Philippe Charluet; Written by Philippe Charluet, Jane Searle & Kieran Weir. Network: ABC TV (Australia) The Australian dark obsession with speed, ‘joy-riding’ and car theft is the …

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  • CLUB SWING in the making of 'Razor Baby' (with Anni Davey, Kathryn Niesche, Kareena (Oates) Hodgson, Simone O’Brien, Celia White, Jeremy Smith)

    ARTZONE:

    ‘Club Swing’ and ‘The Avalanches’

    Episodes of a 10 x 15 min television series, produced by Wendy Martin,  CLUB SWING and THE AVALANCHES was written/directed and filmed by Philippe Charluet for ABC Education/ Film Australia     Produced specifically for upper secondary …

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    ALICIA

    52 min documentary, Produced/ directed by Philippe Charluet (also additional cinematography) Written by Philippe Charluet and Jane Searle Networks distribution: Spirit Enterprise (Japan) and AusTV (satellite broadcast in Asia), Fairfax TV (online), Culture Unplugged Festival …

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    Bill Henson: Dreams of Darkness

    26 min documentary, produced, directed and filmed by Philippe Charluet; Reporter/ presenter: Paul McGillick; Executive producer: Veronique Bernard. An impressionistic look at controversial Melbourne master photographer Bill Henson, focusing on his exhibition at the Venice …

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    TIVOLI: the making of a Dance Musical

    26 min documentary, produced and directed by Philippe Charluet. Network: ABC TV (Australia) This documentary follows the making of a Graeme Murphy’s dance musical which unites the creative resources of Australia’s two premiere dance companies, …

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  • TV Art Series 'Imagine' poster (featuring presenter Jeanne Ryckman)

    IMAGINE Series

    Television Series IMAGINE (58 x 26 min – circa 1994-95), Producer/ Director: Philippe Charluet – Executive Producer: Veronique Bernard – a weekly show featuring informative and entertaining stories on design, creativity & the Arts (theatre, …

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  • The Kiss

    So Simple So Hard

    The Elusive Search for a Soulmate… This 54 min documentary directed by Philippe Charluet follows the adventures of four very different women as they tread through the labyrinth of introduction agencies and single services in …

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  • The Belly

    Was That Really Me?

    A 55 min documentary directed by Edwin Hill with cinematography by Philippe Charluet. Produced by Debra Annear for Tritych Films . The bond between mothers and babies is ancient and primal. But what happens if …

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    On the Way to School

      Australian production on this French documentary for Winds Production (Paris) and Disney France; this section follows children from Tieyon Station in outback Australia attending school from home, via The Alice Springs’ School of the …

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  • Documentaries

    Sample documentaries with video trailers, synopsis, links and related videos/ photos (either fully produced or worked on)

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