Illawarra film-makers starting out in their career have the chance at working with acclaimed director Nash Edgerton on a new feature Croak.
Screenworks is calling for applications from director/writers on the South Coast who want to participate in a development lab for the movie, to be held in Gladstone during November.
Edgerton is collaborating with the Van Vuuren Brothers as part of the creative team on Croak.
A total of five regional early career writer/directors from across Australia will be selected to participate.
Each selected participant will be paid a fee of $4,500 in addition to having travel to Gladstone and accommodation expenses covered.
"We all want more diverse, quality stories - but they can't come from a vacuum," Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch said.
"It's critical that new career pathways are available to people living outside the main production hubs."
To be considered for the Croak Development Lab, applicants must be able to demonstrate previous experience in screen directing and writing and be living in regional, rural or remote Australia.
To apply, visit www.screenworks.com.au
Applications close on August 26.