Common Thread Entertainment

Originally formed in 2002 under the Stewart & Wall Entertainment banner when Richard Stewart, ex CEO of Film Queensland, Australia, and Director of the New Zealand Film Commission, joined forces with independent Australian film Producer, Penny Wall to specialise in the production of quality international film and television product. In 2013 Richard Sheffield joined the SWE team bringing extensive distribution and marketing expertise to the Company composition. With Richard Sheffield on board the Company began trading as Common Thread Entertainment.


Select credits across the Company slate have included Executive Producer for such films as Bait3D starring Xavier Samuel; Producing Acolytes starring Joel Edgerton and Bella Heathcoat [Official Selection 2008 Midnight Madness, Toronto; Best Horror Film, 2008 Austin Fantastic Festival; In Competition Screamfest, 2008; Official Selection Melbourne Film Festival, 2008; Official Selection Stiges 2008; In Competition Pusan, 2008]: K9 the children’s long form television series based on the famous and much loved character created by Bob Baker (Wallace and Gromit fame) and featured throughout the Dr Who Series in the U K; an animated feature trilogy under the banner of Planet Rescue Rangers; the Documentary, The Tragedy of the Montevideo Maru; in addition Richard Sheffield has distributed such films as Notting Hill; Mr Bean; Once Were Warriors; in Australia for Polygram Filmed Entertainment as well as securing Four Weddings and a Funeral for REP Film Distribution during his illustrious career.


The team was a great mix of industry professionals and recent university graduates working and learning together to create a powerful and thought provoking short film.


Watch our films below...


'The End's Beginning', written by Lynn Robertson Hay, produced by Common Thread Entertainment

If you saw the end of the world coming, would you tell?