ABOUT

Veritas Entertainment is an Australian screen production company focusing on genre based stories and inspiring documentaries.

Veritas is owned by the writing team of Richard Barcaricchio and Ryan Coonan.

Backstory:

Ryan and Richard met over a beer in Melbourne in the summer of 2000 and had not the slightest idea that it would lead to a sixteen year friendship and business partnership. What has bound them together as filmmakers is the same love for genre stories with the widest possible appeal, a deep appreciation for being students of movie craft and the sobering realisation that as a writing team they are greater than the sum of their parts.

Projects

Waterborne - Short Film



Waterborne

Short film

Logline: When a local ranger finds strange algae in the water supply, he must deal with the horrific results of the contamination or lose his life.

Status: Released

Partners: Octopod Films, Deadpan Films

Commentary: Since its release in July 2014, it has played at over forty festivals around the world (including the prestigious Fantasia International Film Festival, Fantastic Fest and Sitges International Film Festival) and won multiple awards.

Contained

Feature film

Logline: When a freight ship crew member is locked in a shipping container and cast into the ocean, he must use its contents to escape before he drowns.

Status: Pre Production

Partners: The Film Distillery, ScreenACT, ACTSIA, Odin’s Eye Entertainment, Chamberlains, FACB, AIE, Griffin Accelerator and the ACT Government.

Rollin’ and Tumblin’: From the Murray to the Mississippi

Feature documentary

Logline: The story of Phil Cowan’s inspiring journey as a quadriplegic who learns to play the Blues and busks his way to Mississippi to find friendship, purpose and musical legitimacy.

Status: Development

Partners: Titan View

Waterborne

Feature film

Logline: When polluted water mutates kangaroos into blood-thirsty zombies, a ranger obsessed with saving her failing nature reserve must lead survivors to safety before they are eaten.

Status: Development

Partners: The Film Distillery, Odin’s Eye Entertainment.

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Entry 38: An Unexpected Path

The past two months have been an experience that I don't think anyone involved in the project could

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Sep20170

Entry 38: An Unexpected Path

The past two months have been an experience that I don't think anyone involved in the proj

Entry 38: An Unexpected Path

The past two months have been an experience that I don't think anyone involved in the project could

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Entry 37: Ready to Burst

I want you to imagine eternal blackness, Dear Reader. There is less than nothing, because within thi

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Jun20170

Entry 37: Ready to Burst

I want you to imagine eternal blackness, Dear Reader. There is less than nothing, because

Entry 37: Ready to Burst

I want you to imagine eternal blackness, Dear Reader. There is less than nothing, because within thi

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Entry 36: Oh, Dear Lord; They’re Sales Agents

This is Michael Favelle and Martin Gallery. I have very strong feelings and opinions about these

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Mar20170

Entry 36: Oh, Dear Lord; They’re Sales Agents

This is Michael Favelle and Martin Gallery. I have very strong feelings and opinions a

Entry 36: Oh, Dear Lord; They’re Sales Agents

This is Michael Favelle and Martin Gallery. I have very strong feelings and opinions about these

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Entry 35: How The Hell Do We Make This Movie?

As we work through the casting process for the film, it has occurred to me that there is one questio

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Feb20170

Entry 35: How The Hell Do We Make This Movie?

As we work through the casting process for the film, it has occurred to me that there is o

Entry 35: How The Hell Do We Make This Movie?

As we work through the casting process for the film, it has occurred to me that there is one questio

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Entry 34: A Harsh Assessment of Our Work

Something happened to us as writers. Something unusual. Our screenplay for Contained was assessed

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Dec20160

Entry 34: A Harsh Assessment of Our Work

Something happened to us as writers. Something unusual. Our screenplay for Contained wa

Entry 34: A Harsh Assessment of Our Work

Something happened to us as writers. Something unusual. Our screenplay for Contained was assessed

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CONTACT US

  • Our Location

    We are located in Melbourne, Australia but work with clients all over the world.