Staple Fiction is an award-winning Sydney based independent production company, pushing for the unfamiliar to be told in extraordinary and cinematic ways. We collaborate with directors, writers and artists on film and television projects, across documentary and drama. We have had projects commissioned by ABC and SBS and drama and factual projects financed by Create NSW and Screen Australia.
Staple Fiction’s short films have screened at internationally acclaimed film festivals including Palm Springs, Melbourne International Film Festival, Cinequest, Flickerfest and Sydney Film Festival. Our work has screened on ABC Television, SBS and ABC's streaming platform iview. Wolf, a short film produced by Bethany Bruce as part of the Screen NSW Emerging Filmmakers fund, was nominated in the AACTA #socialshorts drama category in 2017.
Staple Fiction is currently in production on a factual arts series with ABC Television, and in development on feature drama and documentary projects.
Producer & Partner - Bethany Bruce
Bethany has produced the award winning ABC iview series THE GLASS BEDROOM as well as the Screen NSW funded short drama WOLF and TINSELTOWN which screened at Melbourne International Film Festival. Bethany worked as a creative producer, with producers Bridget Ikin (Sherpa) and John Maynard (Jirga) at Felix Media as part of a Screen Australia producer placement from 2014-2016. During this time she worked on the BAFTA nominated feature documentary SHERPA and the feature drama THE REHEARSAL as well as CHAR SOO, a four channel installation. She has experience across the lifecycle of long form and feature film projects in development, financing, contracting, production, post - production and distribution. Bethany loves to work with artists and auteur filmmakers with distinctive ideas on how to tell new and unexampled stories.
Producer & Partner - Jessica Cribb
Jess has held senior producer positions for Australia's leading networks and production companies including Endemol Shine, Fremantle Media, Nine Entertainment, ITV and Cordell Jigsaw Zapruders. As partner and producer of Staple Fiction, Jess advises on editorial, finance and business affairs on the company slate. Jess associate produced SUICIDE AND ME, which aired on ABC2 as part of the Opening Shots program. It was the #1 trending topic on Twitter, in Australia the night it aired with the trailer trending #1 globally on Reddit.