CAUSEWAY FILMS is an Australian production company, founded by producers Kristina Ceyton and Samantha Jennings, focused on the development and production of entertaining, socially relevant stories that allow original voices to achieve international success. Causeway’s first feature film, award-winning psychological thriller THE BABADOOK by writer/director Jennifer Kent premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to great critical and cultural success. The film went on to win many Best Film and Screenplay Awards, including three Australian Academy Awards (AACTAs), the 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best First Film, and receiving a British Independent Film Awards Nomination.
In 2018, Causeway launched two features, Jennifer Kent’s highly anticipated second feature, period drama THE NIGHTINGALE, co-produced with Made Up Stories’ Bruna Papandrea and Steve Hutensky. THE NIGHTINGALE had its World Premiere at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, where it won two awards. Feature film CARGO, starring Martin Freeman, was released as Australia’s first Netflix Original feature film in May 2018, after premiering at Tribeca, and received five AACTA award nominations including Best Film.
With a passion for discovering and fostering exceptional new talent, Causeway’s latest film, the Cambodian-shot feature debut by Rodd Rathjen, BUOYANCY, had its World Premiere at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival where it won the Ecumenical Jury Prize, and its Australian Premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival. The film won the Silver Gateway Award at the 2019 Mumbai Film Festival, and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Political Film Festival Porto-Vecchio. BUOYANCY recently won Best Youth Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Best Indie Film at the 2019 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) and is the Australian submission for Best International Feature Film at the 2020 Academy Awards®.