Kennedy Miller Mitchell (before 2009 known as Kennedy Miller) is an
Australian film, television and video game production house in Potts
Point, Sydney, that has been producing television and film since 1978.
It is responsible for some of Australia's most well known and
successful films, including the four
1 History 2 Filmography 3 See also 4 References 5 External links
History Byron Kennedy, who was a film school lecturer at the time, and George Miller, first met at a summer film school in Australia in 1971. They began making short features and experimental work, including "Violence In The Cinema, Part 1", which Byron produced, photographed and edited, which won two Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards. In 1978, Kennedy and Miller formed the production company Kennedy Miller Productions, which produced their first feature film, Mad Max. The success of the film allowed them to establish Hollywood contacts, and work in the US in addition to Australia. In July 1983, Byron Kennedy was killed when the helicopter he was piloting crashed. Miller's first reaction was to back away from film making without Byron's input, but he decided to continue, and created a sizeable body of TV productions during the 1980s and 1990s, among them the six-part series The Dismissal (1983), the seven-part series Bodyline (1984), the six-part series The Cowra Breakout (1984), the ten-part series Vietnam (1987) with Nicole Kidman, the three-part series Bangkok Hilton (1989), and the five-part series The Dirtwater Dynasty (1989). In 1994, the company took court action against Australian television broadcaster, Nine Network, over a contracted creative rights dispute. Kennedy Miller received a payout of $8.1 million. In 1995, the company had a major success with the film Babe, the story of a pig who thinks it is a sheep dog. The film used cutting edge animal animatronic and visual effects created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop, John Cox's Creature Workshop and Rhythm and Hues. Along with visual effects supervisor Scott E. Anderson they were awarded the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Babe was the second largest grossing film at the Australian box office after "Crocodile" Dundee. In 2006 the company had another big success with Happy Feet, which topped the US box office. In 2007, the company formed a partnership with Australian production and media services outfit the Omnilab Media Group, to launch a digital production company. In 2009, the company was renamed Kennedy Miller Mitchell, thus recognising the role played by longtime staff member Doug Mitchell. In 2011, the company made a strategic move towards video game creation, and plans to make games for its own films. The company has taken on staff from two Australian game developers that have collapsed, Krome Studios and Team Bondi. Filmography
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^ a b c The Australian Financial Review Magazine, 25 November 2011:
"George Miller’s new script" Retrieved 2012-04-19
^ a b Australian Broadcasting Corporation Transcript: "Miller unhappy
with local film industry despite 'Happy Feet' - Kerry OBrien speaks
with George Miller" broadcast 29 November 2006.
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