13 Summers


Following the breakdown of their marriage, Ben and Vee arrive at a secluded beach house for an annual holiday with their best friends Kate and Patrick. However, this year Kate and Patrick don’t arrive. Instead, they find Alex, a mysterious British backpacker who is reluctant to explain why he’s staying in their house.

A palpable sexual tension develops between Alex and Vee fueling a deep antagonism between the men. It escalates when their dog turns up dead. When tension turns to violence in the sea, Alex vanishes and Ben fears he’s gone a step too far and killed him.

In the midst of this, Kate and Patrick arrive, and Ben and Vee must now cover their tracks, desperate to be the first to find the body. If there is one. As the hunt continues, lies and deceit begin to unravel for each couple, causing the race to be on for ultimate survival.

Psychological Thriller

Remote Qld Setting

Indie Production

Tam Sainsbury

Director / Producer

Tam Sainsbury has produced and directed 3 feature films, one of them being romantic comedy Perfect Messy Love which is currently being distributed internationally by US sales agents Nicely Entertainment. Her most recent is psychological thriller 13 Summers currently in post production and due to be released mid 2023. She has written, directed and produced numerous short films which have screened at festivals around the world including the award winning short film Pinky Promise which received a silver award at Cinemafest in New York and runner up at the Canadian International Shorts Festival.

Tam has produced, written, created and directed 2 web series, one being Time & Place with Screen Australia as principal production investor, released in March 2023. Her previous was Perfect Messy Love which was funded by Screen Queensland’s digital conversion grant and was released in December 2020.

In 2021 Tam was a mentor for the Sunshine Coast Showdown initiative and directed the runner up film Life In Two Words which screened at the 2022 Berlin International Arts Festival. Late 2021 Tam completed a shadow directing block for Channel 10’s Neighbours through Film Victoria and was due to continue on to direct episodes in 2022 until the show was axed. Last year Tam was the first outsourced producer and director to be employed by the US company Mind Valley as she produced and directed their latest quest to be released as their major launch for 2023.  Tam is due to direct two feature films in 2023, one a comedy drama, filming in London and the other, a romantic comedy filming in Queensland of which she will also produce. Tam is currently a Queensland representative for the Australian Directors Guild.

Jeremy Stanford

Writer / Producer

Jeremy is a writer, director and actor. After an established career performing many lead roles in musicals, plays, and in most Australian TV staples, Jeremy retrained as a film maker at The Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and TV, graduating in 1999 with high honours. His subsequent award-winning short films have been screened at local and international film festivals. In 2009 he set up Storybox Films, which developed TV drama, light entertainment content, documentaries, and feature films.

In 2011, Storybox Films completed its first feature film, The Sunset Six, which Jeremy directed, co—wrote, co—produced, as well as composing and performing the underscore. It was released in 2013.He then went on to direct, Into The woods and Rent for BAPA and two one act operas for Gertrude Opera: First the Words, Then the Music, and Dr Miracle.

He was assistant director on A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Arts Centre Melbourne, then the resident director for the national tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — The Musical.

In 2018, he released his first novel, Rapture which has since been optioned for a television series by a major Australian production company. He continues to write in this platform. His second novel, The Runner is due for release in mid-2023.

William Missett

Editor / Producer

William has been involved in production and post-production for over 40 years and has a thorough working knowledge of current and past production and post-production techniques. He has served as a consultant in the development of editorial systems and helped to engineer and build facilities. He has an engineering background, is well versed in both non-linear and linear editorial workflows and has experience on a wide variety of equipment and post processes. He has served as both a creative and online editor at facilities throughout Los Angeles including Laser Pacific Media Corporation, ABC Capital Cities, Nickelodeon, Technicolor, Concept Plus, and is currently working for NBC’s La Brea as a senior VFX artist and in post-production on the psychological thriller, 13 Summers. Recent completed projects include feature editing on Perfect Messy Love, a romantic comedy, editorial on the award winning film short film, Seven Times, editing and visual effects for the award-winning The Wrong Man, a short film/proof of concept for director James Lingwood, editorial and post consultant Two Blue Lines, a locally produced web series and Time & Place, a Screen Australia web-series project, Designing Empires, a Star Wars parody series due out next year and editorial on the Showdown Project, "That's Mine" which received an honourable mention at the Berlin Film Festival.

Esteban Rivera

Director of Photography

Esteban Rivera is an award-winning Cinematographer based in Queensland working primarily in long-form narrative films and commercials. Esteban has received a number of recognitions for his work, including two Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) awards in the commercial category in 2019 and the music video category in 2018. He received a nomination for his narrative work at the Oniros Film Festival and the Australian Screen Industry Network Awards in 2018. Most recently, In 2021, Esteban received a Certificate of Highest Achievement in Cinematography at the Australian Screen Industry Network Awards for his work on the feature documentary film, Love Opera. Rivera is an aerial and underwater operations specialist and an expert Segway/Gimbal operator. He is a commercially certified drone pilot by the civil aviation authority(CASA) and a PADI-certified Dive Master.

Nathan Philips

Ben - Senior Detective

(Wolf Creek, Snakes on a Plane, These Final Hours, Chernobyl Diaries)

Hannah Levien

Vee - Dissatisfied Wife

(Reginald the Vampire, Brand New Cherry Flavor, Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist, Supernatural)

Bec Hewitt

Kate - Jaded Lover

(Home and Away)

Ben Turland

Alex - British Backpacker

(Neighbours, Home and Away, Love Child)

Jeremy Stanford

Patrick - Unfaithful Husband

(Relic, Jack Irish, Wentworth)

Georgie Parker

Debbie - Local Policewoman

(All Saints, Society Murders, Home and Away)

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Actor Endorsement

Many of our cast are internationally recognised which will generate a lot of interest domestically and abroad, to know where this is being filmed. Bec Hewitt alone gets a lot of media attention.

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Through supporting this film your brand will be seen to be helping support the creative industries. This means giving back to our community by giving people opportunities to advance their careers and promote our beautiful Australian coastline.

Target Market

Domestic & International Streamers

We are already working with sales agents for placements in international and Australian markets. We have potential pre-sales in the United States, UK and here in Australia.


Domestic & International Streamers

Principal photography has been completed. 13 Summers is currently in post-production with a target completion date at the end of March 2023.

Previous Project

An international success we've created.

Perfect Messy Love is a feature film set in Sunshine Coast, Australia. Created and directed by Tam Sainsbury, it's currently been sold to a US distributor for international distribution. A perfect showcase of local talent and locations.

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