How Lotterywest grants are helping to bring West Aussie stories to the big screen!

Population 11 Stan Original
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While plenty of West Aussies have hit the Lotto jackpot, Lotterywest’s impact on the broader Western Australian community is where you’ll find the real winners.

Thanks to you playing Lotterywest games each week, Lotterywest grants are helping the people of our State via hundreds of different grants, to the tune of $351.5 million in the last financial year alone!

We’ve been diving into a number of these grants through our Dream State series, and this week we’re looking at Screenwest – helping Western Australians bring world-class stories to the screen.

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For over 30 years Lotterywest has been supporting Screenwest, most recently with grants totalling a blockbuster $9.2 million for the 2023-2024 financial year.

Screenwest received a grant of $7.7 million to support the development, production and promotion of film and television projects in WA and a second grant of $1.5 million to support the capacity of local productions and the development of the WA First Nations filmmaking sector.

Population 11 Stan Original

Soon people around Australia will get the chance to see the results when the brand new Stan Original series Population 11 hits our streaming screens on March 14.

Filmed entirely in the Kimberley and starring Ben Feldman (Superstore, Mad Men), the 12-part series is inspired by the disappearance of Paddy Moriarty, as detailed in last year’s buzzed-about Netflix doco, Last Stop Larrimah, and it looks pretty great:

Find out more about how playing lotto is helping make good things happen in the WA community via the Lotterywest Dream State Hub.