Featured Projects

Projects produced under the Incognita umbrella to date
SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC

(WEB SERIES)
From Hamlet in a bathtub to Juliet as one half of a same sex couple, Shakespeare Republic is an award-winning web series, celebrating Shakespeare, his works and his enduring legacy, sharing his original words via settings familiar to a 21st Century audience.

Champion

(DOCUMENTARY)
A documentary, currently in production about the Artist turned world-famous Athletics Coach, and the man behind the breaking of the Four Minute Mile, Franz Stampfl. Directed by Sally McLean and produced by Sally McLean & Ben Steel in association with Finish Line Films Pty Ltd.

SPEAKING DAGGERS

(SHORT FILM)
Love and revenge over coffee and cakes. Eight Shakespeare characters. Five different plays. One café. This is Speaking Daggers. Eight characters from five different Shakespeare plays discuss love, revenge, deceit and power in overheard conversations, set against the backdrop of coffee, cakes and waitresses in crisp white shirts.

‘TILL THE BOYS COME HOME

(THEATRE)
A tale from the Australian homefront during WWII, celebrating an amazing generation of women – our mothers, aunts, grandmothers and great-grandmothers – who kept the homefires burning and saw Australia through one of the darkest times of it’s young European history.

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WHO AND WHAT IS INCOGNITA?

Incognita Enterprises is an independent producer of award-winning, innovative and original theatre, television and film, based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Established in 1997 by actor and Creative Director, Sally McLean, under the honorary patronage of respected British actor, Sir Nigel Hawthorne, we produce new theatre works and original film and TV ideas using established practitioners working alongside the next generation of writers, filmmakers, directors and actors.

Current projects in production include Season Two of the award-winning web series, "Shakespeare Republic", starring Alan Fletcher, Michala Banas, Nadine Garner, Dean Haglund, Christopher Kirby, Wahibe Moussa, Rowena Hutson, Billy Smedley and Sally McLean and the feature documentary "Champion", featuring Sir Roger Bannister, Sir Christopher Chataway, John Landy, Herb Elliot and Ron Clarke.

Our continuing aim is to create and produce engaging, quality productions for the stage and screen that speak to a modern audience, while honouring those who came before.

Incognita = independent works = independent attitude.

OUR TEAM

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SIR NIGEL HAWTHORNE
SIR NIGEL HAWTHORNE
Honorary Patron
Respected British stage and screen actor, multiple BAFTA nominee and winner and Oscar® Nominee Sir Nigel Hawthorne, graciously accepted the position of Honorary Patron for Incongita Enterprises in September of 1997 – a position he held until his passing in December 2001.
SALLY McLEAN
SALLY McLEAN
Creative Director
Actress, screenwriter, director and playwright, Sally McLean began her work in the entertainment biz as an actor in her mid-teens and has since performed leading roles in numerous Australian and British film, theatre and television productions.
BILLY SMEDLEY
BILLY SMEDLEY
Producer
A graduate of Ballarat Arts Academy (formally BAPA), Billy has played numerous roles in theatre, most notably Banquo and The Doctor in Macbeth, followed by Lysander and Lion in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Oz Act and performing six seasons of new Australian writing with Fractured Femur theatre company in various lead roles.
Christopher Kirby
Christopher Kirby
Producer/Writer
Probably best known to international audiences as “Mauser” from The Matrix trilogy of films, Christopher Kirby began his career in his native USA before moving to Australia in the late 1990’s and has a long list of varied Film and TV roles to his name, both here and in America.

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More festival selections for Shakespeare Republic Season One! #Shakespeare #ShakespeareLives

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