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Director: Episode 1,3,4 – Natalie Bailey; Episode 2 – Melvin J. Montalban

Producer: Angie Fielder and Natalie Bailey

Writer: Episodes 1,2,3 – Jessica Redenbach, Epsiode 4 – Roger Monk

Cast: Miranda Otto, Lena Cruz, Aina Dumlao, Michelle Leonard Moore, Toby Moore, Susana Downes, Peter O’Brien, Susie Porter.

Genres: Drama

Demographics: 18-30, 30-50


51 mins x 4 episodes

The Unusual Suspects
When a $16 million necklace is taken from self-made businesswoman Roxanne Waters’ home in an elaborate heist, the ensuing police investigation exposes cracks in Eastern Sydney’s sparkling façade. With the stakes higher than ever, can the masterminds stop themselves from turning on each other, or will they discover a friendship worth more than diamonds

Company name: Aquarius Films
Aquarius Films is an award winning production company founded by Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford. The company has built a reputation for high quality, prestige films and television series that are both commercially successful and critically acclaimed. Recent credits include Lion, produced in association with See-Saw Films, directed by Garth Davis (Top of the Lake) and starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2016, made more than $140 million at the worldwide box office and was nominated for six Academy Awards® and four Golden Globe Awards; Berlin Syndrome, directed by Cate Shortland (Black Widow, Lore), written by Shaun Grant (Snowtown) and starring Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt, which premiered at Sundance and Berlin and was picked up by Netflix; and Dirt Music, the film adaptation of the Tim Winton novel of the same title, adapted by Jack Thorne (Solo, Wonder, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and directed by Gregor Jordan (Buffalo Soldiers, Ned Kelly, Two Hands), which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2019; as well as television series The Other Guy (Seasons 1 & 2), a 6 x half-hour comedy created by and starring comedian Matt Okine, for Stan and eOne, which premiered in the US in 2018 on Hulu, The Unlisted, a 15 x half-hour YA thriller for the ABC and Netflix, which was nominated for three AACTA Awards and was a recipient of a Prix Jeunesse and The Unusual Suspects a 4 x 1-hour series for SBS starring Aina Dumlao (Ballers, MacGyver) and Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina).

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