OPTIMISM FILM is an Australian and a UK production company launched by 3 award-winning creative producers who champion talent, push boundaries and enjoy the process: Mish Armstrong (Movie Mischief), Alicia Brown (Honeymooner) and Melanie Coombs (Melodrama Pictures). Currently in Post Production is the feature THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM. We have secured development funds for our various feature film projects from Screen Australia, Irish Film Board, Media EU and the British Film Institute. In 2015 we released our Melbourne Film Festival winner of the Documentary Audience prize, GRACEFUL GIRLS throughout Australia via Tugg and DVD with Umbrella distribution. Prior to creating Optimism Melanie produced the Oscar winning short animation HARVIE KRUMPET and the feature animation MARY AND MAX. Alicia produced the low budget Romantic Comedy HONEYMOONER and Mish has produced TV documentaries and television. Optimism = Creative collaboration + Inspired film.
- SPAA, 1999 - present