Stan, Australia’s unique home of original productions, today announced the debut of Revealed, a major new original documentary slate created in conjunction with award-winning journalists, filmmakers, and philanthropists from Australia and around the world.
Stan and the 9Network have announced a collaborative relationship, using Nine’s world-class journalists and producers from 60 Minutes, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review, and other outlets. Stan’s entry into original longform investigative content, Revealed, is poised to tackle the important stories of our day.
Revealed, which features a varied spectrum of hard-hitting documentary films, kicks off on March 27 with the premiere of the feature documentary Amongst Us — Neo Nazi Australia. Amongst Us explores the horrifying rise of neo Nazi activities in Australia, led by 12-time Walkley Award-winning 60 Minutes, The Age, and The Sydney Morning Herald reporter Nick McKenzie.
Revealed will continue with more feature documentaries set to premiere this year including: The Price of Hate, a forensic examination of the ‘Frankston Serial Killer’ Paul Denyer, reported by The Age’s veteran crime reporter John Silvester; Reefshot, an urgent call to action on the state of the Great Barrier Reef, with The Sydney Morning Herald environment reporter Laura Chung embedded in the production. Stan Executive Producer Amanda Duthie will be working across the full revealed slate.
Stan Chief Executive Officer Martin Kugeler said: “Stan’s new documentary slate ‘Revealed’ represents the next milestone in our collaborative partnership with Nine. This initiative gives Stan unrivalled access to the investigative journalists and producers that drive Nine’s world class flagship current affairs program 60 Minutes, alongside the acclaimed reporters from Nine Publishing’s mastheads The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review.”
Stan Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said: “Australians have an insatiable appetite for documentaries. Revealed will be a series of important stories told by the world’s best journalists and documentary filmmakers — with the chance to shift the debate and impact the lives of many Australians. We thank our partners for their support on this newly announced slate, including Screen Australia, screen agencies around the country, and the talented independent producers, directors and Nine producers and journalists who bring us these ground-breaking documentaries.”
Screen Australia’s Head of Documentary Alex West said, “Screen Australia is proud to support Reefshot which will shine a light on the spectacular environment of the Great Barrier Reef and what we can all do to save it. We’re also thrilled to see Stan bringing home-grown documentaries to our screens and we look forward to these stories premiering this year.”
60 Minutes Executive Producer Kirsty Thompson said: ‘Working with Stan on the Revealed series has been a great opportunity for our team to build on the compelling story Nick McKenzie told on 60 Minutes and in the SMH and The Age. Nick’s work with producer Joel Tozer exposed serious threats from neo-Nazi organisations in this country. Everyone at 60 Minutes is very proud of this investigation and pleased it will reach new audiences on Stan.
REVEALED: STAN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARIES
Revealed: Amongst Us – Neo Nazi Australia – Premiering 27 March
A collaboration between Stan, 60 Minutes, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Revealed: Amongst Us – Neo Nazi Australia is an eye-opening investigation led by 12-time Walkley Award-winner and two-time Australian journalist of the year Nick McKenzie that explores the terrifying rise of neo Nazi activity in Australia.
Drawing on the incredible 2x Walkley Award-winning two-part 60 Minutes story first reported by McKenzie, Amongst Us follows a brave undercover individual who infiltrates the National Socialist Network – Australia’s largest far-right extremist network – and exposes the everyday Aussies at the centre of the organisation and the lengths they go to extend their influence.
Revealed: Amongst Us – Neo Nazi Australia is directed by Academy Award nominated documentarian Bentley Dean (Tanna, The President vs David Hicks), who produces alongside Walkley Award-winning journalist Joel Tozer (60 Minutes Producer of the 2 x Walkley Award winning stories that inspired this documentary), Academy Award nominee Tania Nehme (My Name is Gulpilil, Charlie’s Country) is editor and Antony Partos (Animal Kingdom, Sherpa, Tanna) composed the original score.
Funding Partners: Stan, 60 Minutes.
Revealed: The Price of Hate – Premiering 2022
Revealed: The Price of Hate takes viewers back to the winter of 1993, with a journey into the deeply disturbing world of Paul Charles Denyer, the then 21-year old who is currently serving three life sentences for the Frankston murders and who will be eligible to return to the community he terrorised in 2023.
Led by Australia’s most experienced crime reporter John Silvester and developed with the assistance of Film Victoria, the documentary explores the psychology of the serial killer, whose power to create fear in a community is magnified by the fact that he can live undetected in that community, often for years. The greatest danger of a serial killer is the camouflage that lets him masquerade as one of us. Serial murder has little to do, personally, with the victims – it is all about the killer and his motive will usually only be apparent once he has been caught.
Revealed: The Price of Hate is directed and produced by award-winning documentary filmmaker Terry Carlyon (The Brotherhood, Trigger Point, Conviction).
Funding partners: Stan. Developed with VicScreen.
Revealed: Reefshot – Premiering 2022
A stirring testament to 21st century conservationism and people power in action, Reefshot is more than just a call to arms to save the Great Barrier Reef. It is the story of some of the Reef’s most loyal citizens racing against time to turn the tide on the danger facing the world’s largest living organism. Led by the creators of Earth Hour, a small fleet of scientists, activists and indigenous rangers set out to document and preserve the entire Reef by uploading data to one of the largest natural censuses undertaken in human history.
The clock is ticking. The world is watching. But rather than getting that sinking feeling about The Reef and its fate, seeing this armada in action will inspire and empower all of us to take part in their plight.
Led and executive produced by Andy Ridley (Founder of Earth Hour), Chris Chard (Bump, Romper Stomper), Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) and the pioneering Great Reef Census team, featuring embedded reporting from The Sydney Morning Herald environment reporter Laura Chung, Revealed: Reefshot will demonstrate just what imagination, science and mass collective action can achieve, on a scale never before seen, in order to help Australia’s natural wonder to recover – before it’s too late.
Funding partners: Principal production investment by Screen Australia in association with Citizens of the Reef.
Further Revealed premiere announcements still to come.
The Stan Original Documentary Series Revealed: Amongst Us – Neo-Nazi Australia will premiere 27th March, only on Stan.