Enigma Machine P/L's slate comprises documentary, feature film and television drama. We sometimes collaborate with visual artists working in film, photography and code and make films commissioned by private entities.  We also partner with and/or executive produce projects for other individuals and companies.

With everything we do, it is the compelling idea or the originality of the story or thinking behind the work that fires our commitment to the project. We don't force the idea to fit the medium but work out what best serves the specificity of the story (be that fiction film or TV drama, documentary, animation, non linear screen based works, photography and long form non-fiction prose). 
There's an exciting collaboration with the Multispecies Justice Project led by Professor Danielle Celermajer and Professor David Schlosberg at the University of Sydney. The project is the first of its kind dedicated specifically to multispecies justice and looks to re-conceptualising justice with a view to transforming three areas of research (human rights, environmental studies, human-animal studies). It's about a new way of looking at, and being, in the world.


Recently completed projects include: A documentary for the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) directed by Philippa Bateman and produced by Sharon Abela and Enigma.


In approach and style, Middle Of the Road isn't our thing. Stories we tell are connected to big ideas but told through an intimate and distinctive lens.


We can't tell you everything we are doing but we have projects in development and filming in Australia and the US. We hope for global appeal. 
On release: The Beehive is a non-linear documentary directed by Zanny Begg, featuring Pamela Rabe, commissioned by ACMI and Artbank. The work premiered at ACMI and screened July 31–November 6, 2018. It is an original story inspired by one of Australia’s most famous unsolved cold cases, about urban activist, publisher, style icon and heiress Juanita Nielsen who disappeared in 1975 and is believed murdered. It screened at the UNSW Galleries in association with Sydney Festival from 5 January–23 February 2019, and screening at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane from 13 April 2019.  





Due to confidentiality, film and television drama projects in development and current co-ventures are not cited here.

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