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.

‘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.

WHY MUST THE SHOW GO ON?

(SHORT FILM)
A mockumentary in the tradition of ‘This is Spinal Tap’ and ‘The Office’ – “Why Must The Show Go On?” is a gritty, no-holds-barred look at life in front of the footlights … in a ll it’s painful glory. All the world’s a stage, some of us are just better players. In association with Cinema Viscera.

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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, Dean Haglund, Christopher Kirby, Wahibe Moussa, Rowena Hutson, Ben Steel, 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

the people behind the Incognita brand
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.

LATEST NEWS

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Award wins for Shakespeare Republic on film festival circuit!!

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Hamlet in a bathtub, Juliet as one half of a same sex couple … Shakespeare Republic has launched!

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Shakespeare Republic Launch Event Announced!

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Shakespeare Republic Cast Interviews: First Shakespeare Encounter now live!

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