01.9.2011Possum Wars


There are as many possums as there are people in Melbourne. With its tasty European trees and lavish rooftop hiding spots, the inner city is a haven for urban possums forced out of their native habitats. But with populations quickly climbing, possum real estate is at a premium and its no wonder the mischievous marsupials and their human neighbours are on the verge of war.

Director Steve Westh has been scouring Melbourne looking for the best characters – people and possums and we hope the project wlll go into production in 2012. The project is being developed with the assistance of Screen Australia.


29.8.2011Tibet: Murder in the Snow – Freedom for Lobsang Choenden


We want to congratulate Lobsang Choenden one of the main Tibetans who appeared in TIBET: MURDER IN THE SNOW on being recently accepted as a refugee on humanitarian grounds in Switzerland.

Lobsang will soon be joined by his wife and 2 young children. We are so pleased that the Swiss authorities have supported Lobsang and his family and know he will find a prosperous future amongst the high Alps of Europe.


06.7.2011Devil Island


360 Degree Films is getting quite a reputation as a quality producer of nature programs.

Devil Island is the latest project – another 6 part series in the mould of the highly successful PENGUIN ISLAND. DEVIL ISLAND will follow the proposed relocation of a group of endangered Tasmanian Devils that have been reared in captivity and now must form the basis for a landmark insurance population in the wilds of Maria island off the coast of Tasmania. Series producer is Sally Ingleton and series director will be Andrew Sully. Legendary wildlife cameraman David Parer will head up our nature crew.

The series has been financed with presales to ABCTV, ITV UK and France TV. Production investment from Screen Australia, Film Victoria and Screen Tasmania.

In May the team did some preliminary filming on Maria Island.


05.7.2011Australia’s Great Flood


It was a great team effort. Produced and Directed by Sally Ingleton, Associate Producer Josephine Wright and Directed by Sara Tiefenbrun. Edited by Simon Wright and Rob Buttery, Music by Dale Cornelius and Sound Design by Tristan Meredith.

AUSTRALIA’S GREAT FLOOD tells the story of the devastating floods that hit Queensland in January 2011, caught on camera by those who lived through it. With personal footage recorded by over 70 contributors the film reveals a side of the floods that no news team could ever capture.


05.5.2011Little Penguins reach Banksa Bystrica, Slovakia!


Penguin Island has won the prize of “The Grand Prix of the Festival” at the International Environmental Film Festival (Envirofilm) in Banksa Bystrica, Slovakia! The festival is running from the 16th May until the 21st May. Envirofilm is a wonderful film festival that is bringing audiences’ much needed attention to the state of our environment.


24.3.2011Repeat Screenings for Tibet: Murder in the Snow and Eye for Architecture!


We are pleased to share that SBS will be showing repeat broadcasts of two of our widely-acclaimed documentaries, Tibet: Murder in the Snow and John Gollings: Eye for Architecture.

Tibet: Murder in the Snow tells the story of how Kelsang Namtso, a young Tibetan nun, was killed when Chinese border police opened fire on a group of pilgrims as they fled Tibet over the infamous Nangpa Pass. The shooting was witnessed by many international mountain climbers, some of whom videotaped or photographed the events and also helped rescue survivors and sent the story out to the world.

Make sure you tune in to SBS ONE on Wednesday 6th April, 8:30pm.

John Gollings: Eye for Architecture invites you to come along on a unique journey into the world of cutting edge architecture in Australia and the Asian region through the personal lens of architectural photographer John Gollings.

Tell your family and friends to catch this doco on SBS TWO on Thursday 12 May, 8:30pm.

To buy your own copy of one of these titles and to browse through our other great films, visit our online store.


14.2.2011Penguin Island – Repeat Screening on BBC UK


This February, UK fans can get another dose of Australia’s Little Penguins – we are happy to share the news that Penguin Island is scheduled for a repeat screening on the BBC.

The series will screen from Monday 21st February, 5:30pm on the UK’s BBC HD Channel. Be sure to tune in and spread the word to UK friends and family that missed out the first time!

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Australian fans, buy a copy of the DVD at the ABC Online Store.

UK and overseas penguin friends, buy your copy of the DVD in our online store.


11.1.2011Award for Penguin Island Cinematographer


David Parer, the cinematographer of the 360 Degree Fims series Penguin Island, was recognised for his fantastic work at the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) State Awards in December 2010.

David won a Silver Award for his work on Penguin Island and also was awarded a Gold Award for Out of the Ashes, a documentary on the 2009 Victorian bushfires.

Congratulations from us at 360, David – well deserved indeed!