Brett Lee, Arka Das and Adam Dunn in the Holi Sequence from 'Unindian'. (2015)
At TEMPLE our aim is to narrate diverse Australian stories for screens around the world, not just Australia. We specialise in Australian films that have an Asian-centric element.
Our creativity does not stop with our films. It crosses into how we produce, finance, and distribute our films to ensure the largest global audience for our diverse Aussie yarns.
Dreaming is easy. Making those dreams a reality requires a professional background, experience in executing and commitment to a vision.
That is why at TEMPLE - diversity of all kinds is not just a politically correct term, but a principle we have been practicing for over 22 years, across 300 projects. This includes but is not limited
to the gender and race of our crew and creative practitioners. TEMPLE also hosts an ethical, supportive working environment, one which nurtures up and coming, fresh talent. The films we make are
as important as how we make them, for whom, with whom and why.
Premier of NSW - Barry O'Farrell , NSW Minister for Tourism - George Souris, Destination NSW CEO - Sandra Chipchase and Producer/Director - Anupam Sharma at the launch of the Jhappi Time Campaign. (2013)
In our globalised world, international cinema gains more and more relevance as audiences open to cultural stories which straddle differences with panache.
With private investment from around the world and support from Australian film agencies, we choose the films we want to make, in a manner we want to make them.
"It is not just about the destination but also about the journey." That journey begins at TEMPLE
Shorts and TVC
Australian Non-theatrical Distribution Bonsai Films
Australian Educational Distribution ATOM
UK Theatrical and Non-theatrical Jonny Tull For all other territories festival and event screenings, please contact us
Produced with financial assistance from Screen Australia's Producer's Equity Program (PEP)
THE RUN is a feature length documentary film which follows Australian Pat Farmer's test of human spirit and behind the scenes drama as he runs the length of India, 80 kilometres a day for 64 days with the backdrop of the colourful, enchanting, challenging,
organized chaos of India. This film is a journey where the destination really does not matter.
Winner of Best Documentary at the 2018 Newcastle International Film.
AUS/NZ non-theatrical Distributor Madman Entertainment
Produced with assistance from Screen Australia and Screen NSW
When beautiful divorcee and single mother Meera meets Will, she finds it hard to resist the tall blonde man with a charming smile. But her family has other ideas in mind, as falling in love with an Australian is not only scandalous - it's unindian! This
cross-cultural comedy is brimming with heart and spice.
Distribution & Sales ANZ Theatrical - Forum Films. For all other territories festival and event screenings, please contact us
Delve beneath the colourful exterior of Hollywoods biggest rival to discover the artistry, backchannel dealings, and unique characters that have led to Bollywood taking Australia, and the world, by storm.
The Producers acknowledge the support of the Australian Government through the Producer Offset and Screen Australia.
Stage Development - Developed with assistance from Screen Australia and Screen NSW
Writer/Director Bill Bennett
Producers Anupam Sharma, Bill Bennett
Based on a true story and set in rural India, two young lovers from different castes decide to marry against the wishes of their parents. They elope and the parents, believing they have been dishonoured by their children's actions, organize a hunting
mob from their village to track them down and kill them, led by the girl's brother. A female Australian television journalist - a former award-winning war correspondent newly stationed in India - sets out after the couple
to cover their story, but becomes emotionally involved in their plight and ultimately risks her own life to try and save theirs.
Stage Development - Developed with assistance from Screen Australia and SBS TV
Writer/Director Anupam Sharma
Producers Liz Burke, Anupam Sharma
A terrorist plot to blow up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and assassinate Australian leaders, involved global media, an overseas student, a love triangle, jealousy, and 30 days of solitary confinement for an innocent man before freedom. This is not fiction
but just some of the ingredients of the feature documentary FRAMED where 9/11 meets MANUFACTURING CONSENT.
Stage Development - Developed with assistance from Screen Australia
Writer John Winter
Producers John Winter, Anupam Sharma
She might be a talented film producer but Samantha Blakes last movie was a flop and she's looking for a break. In a faraway ashram in the snow clad Himalayas she crosses paths with an Indian swami with wild dreadlocks and a cheeky smile. The two 30 something
year olds have little in common except their shared love of cinema. Putting their differences aside, they decide to collaborate on a film. It's a fruitful, exciting, exhilarating experience for both of them... until Sam
realizes that Swami has not written a Hollywood romance; but rather a Bollywood song and dance melodrama.
Trapped in a web of deceit, greed, visa regulations, and pressures to keep her honour and that of the Indian community in Australia, Durga decides to run when she gets pregnant and is expected to abort. Based on true events, this thriller follows Durga
on the run to save her and her unborn child. She knows what she is running away from, but has no clue where she is running to; India is out of question and Australia is no longer safe.
Stage Development - Developed with Assistance from JMC & Co (UK) and Dancing Shiva (India)
A young British woman rebels by traveling to a remote stretch of the Australian outback, against her grandfather's forbiddance, where her parents died in separate freak accidents and a sinister force waits in the shadows.
Commissioned to write and direct a short film spoof on Bollywood genre films as a part of a challenge for media personality and TV host Todd Sampson as part of his series 'Body Hack' S1 ep4: Bollywood, directed by Jeff Sibery.
Creative Content Australia commissioned TEMPLE to produce an antipiracy promo for their campaign to raise awareness of piracy in Australia. The promo was screened at various theatres around
Australia and inserted before film screenings on DVD.
Paul is convinced that it's his height or lack of it that is stopping him from getting a girlfriend. After watching yet another potential girlfriend slip away to the charm of a taller male, an exasperated Paul tells his friends Mike and Lincoln that if
there were a tall girl and a tall guy, same height, same good looks, the gay version of him would do much better than the straight version of him because unlike women, men are not height-ist. Mike and Lincoln, sensing a
'you-tube' moment challenge him to prove it.
The first ever series of tourism TV commercials for the Indian market in Hindi/English based on a concept by Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase. This series of four TV commercials depict different scenarios and were one of the biggest investments for promotion
in the Indian tourism market by the NSW Government.
This short documentary commissioned by Australian National Maritime Museum and directed by Australian filmmaker Anupam Sharma, is a tongue in cheek look at Indian Australians across the spectrum. From identity to racism, from maintaining their roots to
assimilation, and of course cricket. This short documentary deals with everything, and like a Bollywood film there is a twist and music at the end.
TEMPLE specialises in international coproductions including those with countries which may not have a coproduction treaty with Australia. With a film network around the world, our current coproductions include features with USA,
UK, and India.
THE RUN is a feature length documentary film which follows Australian Pat Anupam Sharma is a filmmaker with a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Films & Theatre, and a post -graduate thesis on Cinema from University of NSW. He is the founder of films & casting TEMPLE, one of the most prolific and award winning international film production & consultancy firms based out of Fox-Studios - Sydney now in its 22nd year of successful operations.
Named as one of the fifty most powerful & influential Australian film professionals by Encore magazine, Anupam has lead a team of film professionals, line producing, co producing, and executive producing international films and TVCs in Australia, mainly from India , China, USA, and Denmark
He returned to directing after winning a commission round by Australian National Maritime Museum and directed a short documentary for them - Indian Aussies - Terms & Conditions Apply, followed by Destination NSW who then hired Anupam as the Creative Director and Director/Producer for their most ambitious campaign for India with four TV commercials
Anupam then directed the much-publicized romantic comedy unINDIAN starring Australian cricketer Brett Lee and internationally acclaimed actress Tannishtha Chatterjee. David Stratton the most respected Australian film critic called it "The film is engaging in its cheerful celebration of community"
With private and government investment from India and Australia Anupam then produced & directed feature length documentary The Run ( Best Documentary Newcastle Film Festival 2018), followed by directing the launch film for ICC T2020 world cup film and producing the first ever TVC by Audi for India featuring Indian Cricket legend Virat Kohli
Anupam is urrently completing his feature documentary with Claire Waygood (producer)- Bollywood Downunder - slated for theatrical release in Australia in mid 2021. He is also directing Honour a thriller based on real events in Victoria being produced by Jannine Barnes (Downriver). Both films were announce by NSW Premier at an AACTA Asia Function in Mumbai .
With development investment from Screen Australia, Screen NSW, and SBS TV , Anupam is developing FRAMED as a Producer/Director with producer Liz Burke.
and has a rich development slate as a Producer and/or Director, mostly with development investment from Screen Australia and Screen NSW with major Australian film makers including .
Anupam was founding head of AI Film Fund (2013-16) which was based on his idea of alternative funding for diverse Australian films.
In 2011 Anupam launched the Australian Film Initiative to market and promote Australian screen culture in non-traditional markets, resulting in India's first annual Australian Film Festival with support from Hugh Jackman in 2011, a Baz Luhrmann retrospective in 2012/2013, and Phillip Noyce retrospective in 14-15.
Anupam is a frequent commentator /speaker at various conferences and on television programs including the ABC, the NINE Network, SBS TV, SPAA, Art Gallery of NSW, and the POWERHOUSE Museum. Anupam Sharma has been honoured as an Australia Day Ambassador 8 years in a row, and was one of the thirteen young professionals shortlisted in the prestigious 'Face To Watch' series by The (SYDNEY) Magazine.
Aishani holds a bachelors degree in Advertising & Law and has experience working in various departments such as marketing, content, sales and law. With TEMPLE international times zones, Aishani usually
handles Asian, European and American projects.
Janine received her bachelor's degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and her law degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York. She practiced in the areas of securities, mergers / acquisitions and intellectual
property for 6 years at the New York and Tokyo offices of Cleary Gottlieb, a leading international law firm. Thereafter, she worked at the New York offices of Showtime Networks, where she managed television distribution contracts and
advised on advertising, antitrust, copyright and trademark law.
In 1998, she moved to Australia and worked at the Film Finance Corporation (predecessor to Screen Australia) in Sydney as Legal Manager advising on the company's investments in feature films and television drama until 2006. She subsequently
joined an entertainment boutique helmed by Nina Stevenson. Since 2008 she has operated a sole practice, JP Media Law + Consulting, where she represents creators, financiers and producers of media projects and advises on all aspects
of contract and copyright law, financing and distribution. She has also acted as Executive Producer on several feature films, assisting producers with structuring and securing finance.
She is qualified to practice in Australia and the United States.
NIXCo is a global arts and entertainment consultancy specialising in strategic public relations and marketing.
Led by company director Fiona Nix, the team at NIXCo are skilled and dedicated PR and marketing professionals that deliver strategic, results-driven communications solutions for a wide range of clients such as Australian and international
film and TV creators, screen businesses and world-renowned cultural events.
Elisabeth is a graduate of the prestigious AFTRS with a Bachelor's Degree in Screen Production. Elisabeth has worked in many facets of the film industry including on award-winning projects that have screened in film festivals both domestically and internationally.
She is particularly passionate about making a positive impact on the industry which she loves. Coordinating development of TEMPLE's slate of features both scripted and unscripted, In the future Elisabeth hopes to be a part of more projects that provide a voice for individuals that feel currently unrepresented on screen today.
Raeanne is a creative producer and coordinator who joined TEMPLE with a Bachelor of Communication (Media Arts and Production) and Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation from the University of Technology Sydney.
Raeanne has independently produced short films and music videos since 2018 and is notably recognised for her work on short film 'Towel Head' (directed by Sereen Omran) which played at Ritz Cinemas and gathered online success, and for her work on short film 'Kiss The Cook' (directed by Kristo Hakola-Parry) which has appeared at both the Gelos Comedy Film Festival 2021 and became a semi-finalist at the Australian Independent Film Festival 2021.
Raeanne is working in development, production, and post production on TEMPLE's slate of projects specially film related initiatives, apart from being a key member of the team expanding the TV Commercial arm of the industry .