Stella Motion Pictures is an Australian company which produces and/or shoots, 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

    This feature documentary (98 min) follows David McAllistair, the Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet, with his creative team and dancers, as he creates his first full-length ballet. This program gives the audience a rare …

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  • We Are Many

    Indie feature documentary by Amir Amirani, field produced & directed 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 …

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  • 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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  • 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 filmed interviews/ archive research), Producer/ Writer/ …

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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, produced by Christine Doublet (Program 33), directed by François Lévy-Kuentz, field producing/ cinematography by Philippe Charluet (Australia) for ARTE (France/ Germany) Part of the series 3 ‘Arts du Mythe’, this documentary features …

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  • Dances of Life

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

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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 Air, …

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    William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

    COMPASSION EPISODE, Australian shoot directed by Catherine Tatge, cinematography by Philippe Charluet TRANSFORMATION EPISODE, Australian shoot field produced/ directed and filmed by Philippe Charluet Filmed in Sydney, these profiles of of South African artist, William …

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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

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

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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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  • ARTZONE: Club Swing and The Avalanches

    Two Episodes of a 10 x 15 min 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 schools by …

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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 photographer Bill Henson, focusing on his exhibition at the Venice Biennial …

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  • So Simple So Hard

    Catherine, Wen, Kate and Angela 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 …

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  • 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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  • Documentaries

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