Sunstar l Entertainment
Founded in 2011, Sunstar Entertainment is a Sydney-based company, owned by Andrew Fraser and Shahen Mekertichian, specialising in the fields of Sport and Entertainment, combining our diverse strengths of Film and Talent under one entity.
The film aspect of Sunstar currently has six feature film projects on our slate, with a focus on true, inspirational stories, including the much hyped LION. Sunstar acquired the rights to this amazing true story and partnered with See-Saw Films (THE KING’S SPEECH) on LION, which stars Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and David Wenham. It is a story that has captured the imagination of millions of people all around the world. The Weinstein Company (TWC) purchased the international distribution rights and is currently playing in cinemas around the world and went straight to number 1 on release in Australia. Transmission Films are the distributors in Australia/NZ.
LION has been nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Sunstar also are producing TRUE SPIRIT, the true story of sixteen-year-old Jessica Watson, who risks everything, including her life, to accomplish her dream to sail solo, non-stop around the world. This incredible story has tremendous cinematic appeal and is scheduled to commence shooting in 2017. It will be shot in Australia. Sunstar represent Jessica.
Our other true story projects in development are HICKS – INMATE 002, HOW FAR CAN YOU GO? and HOW (not) TO START AN ORPHANAGE.
When partnering with Sunstar, our clients not only receive the benefit of our team's diversity and expertise, but also the extensive rebate options on offer via producing films in Australia, with an Australian production company.
Our Talent division consists of impressive individuals, including Jessica Watson OAM, our cricketers, Mitchell Starc, Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, Steve O’Keefe, Jordan Silk and NSW rookie, Mickey Edwards, plus Hazem El Masri, Matt Hall and Tim Bailey. Sunstar also represented Brian Lara whilst in Australia for the 2015 ICC World Cup.
Our company ethos is based on creativity, integrity and enjoying strong relationships with each of our clients and partners.