Nexus Production Group is a filmmaking and entertainment collective driven by originality, creativity, and passion. Our skills are as diverse as our range of output and we strive for quality and artistic integrity in every project we undertake. Individually, each member of NPG is a unique emerging or accomplished artist; together, we are growing and only limited by imagination. Nexus Production Group is Ivan Malekin, Sarah Jayne, Patrick Siscar, Tim Ferris, Clara Pagone.


Please browse the website to learn more about Nexus, who we are, what we do, what we are working on. And visit often. There is always something new.

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Daughter wins in Sydney

October 2016


On thh first weekend in October, Nexus Production Group's Daughter took out the prize for Best Drama Fiction Category at Sydney's Women Media Arts and Film Festival.


This screening was the Sydney premiere for Daughter and also the first festival screening for the film. Sarah Jayne and Ivan could not attend but are thrilled that Daughter was selected and went on to win and get noticed by the judges.


The next stop for Daughter is a handful of other screenings as the film tours independntly around Victoria, starting in Swanpool next week. For the full list of screenings go to the website -








Zina goes to Sydney

September 2016


Nexus Production Group's Zina has been selected for the Sydney Indie Film Festival.


This will be the Sydney premiere for Zina, and as good a reason as any to visit the harbour city. Sarah Jayne and Ivan will be attending and they look forward to getting amoungst the Indie film scene in Sydney.  


Zina will screen alongside other short films at the festival on Sunday 16th of October, 4.15pm in Gladesville. For more on the festival schedule CLICK HERE





Laurel for Sydney indie Film Festival.



El Western Wins In Shanghai

September 2016



More news on the Genre Celebration Film Festival in Shanghai - El Western won Best Western Short and Best Actress for Leoni Leaver.


This means that NPG are in with a chance to screen in Shanghai, as not all shorts that are selected have a screening, only the best award winners. But we have passed the Official Selection stage, and now we are a double award winner, so we have to be in with a chance, right?


NPG will know the result after November 25th. Hopefully we will have more good news for one of our most memorable productions, El Western




Award winning laurels for El Western.



Daughter first festival screening

September 2016


Our short Film and awareness project, Daughter has been a part of some fantastic independent run screenings this year already, but not once has it screened as part of a film festival. Until now.



NPG are pleased to announce that Daughter will screen in Sydney as part of the Women Media Arts and Film Festival held by Cinewest in Sydney on the first weekend in October- the 1st and 2nd.



This is another little victory for our tough little film from St Kilda and we are honoured to be selected for this community based festival which celebrates women in film from around the globe. 



Sarah and Ivan attended the same festival a couple of years back for Sarah Jayne's debut film Dusk and the experience was positive. The festival director and his team showered Sarah Jayne and Ivan with hospitality and made them feel very welcome.



It is unfortunate that Sarah Jayne and Ivan can't make it to this screening due to work commitments but NPG recommend anyone in Sydney head down and check out the festival and watch some films, including Daughter.



Laurel and poster for WMAFF.



Screenings 3x

September 2016


Triple screening announcements today.


Firstly Zina, one of the latest films by Nexus, will screen on Tuesday September 13th at West Side Shorts, Melbourne's longest running monthly film event. Written by our former collaborator and late friend Russell Boyd, and starring New York Nexus member Clara Pagone, Zina is a special film for us, a tribute to Russell and his creative spirit, a momento for his family and for us. This will be the first local public screening of Zina, so be sure to head down to West Side Shorts and join us for a drink - it is always a great night of films and networking.


Zina has also been selected for Electric Shorts on the 28th September at Loop Project Space and Bar. A truly independent festival comprising entirely of films that are self-funded, Electric Shorts has been a key part of Melbourne Fringe since 2002 and is always an 'electric' night of entertainment. Mark the details down in your diary and join us at Loop.


And finally here's a blast from the past - El Western is an official selection at the Genre Celebration Film Festival in Shanghai. El Western is one of our favourite films at Nexus and the amount of fun we had shooting that over-the-top spaghetti western send-up is unsurpassed. Go to the official El Western page here to learn more about the film or stream / download a copy for yourself via Video On Demand platform HaView here.



Official Poster for Zina.



Anniversary @ West Side

& Daughter @ LongPlay

August 2016


Sarah Jayne's second short film, Anniversary, screened on the August 9th edition of West Side Shorts, Melbourne's longest running monthly film event. Over 60 people attended the event, the atmosphere warm and welcoming, and we are pleased to say Anniversay was very well received.


The film was made as a lead in to Daughter, a way for Sarah to get back into the director's chair after a lenghty break, a simple story about love and heartbreak shot in a single day, but one which stands on its own as a powerful short. You can view the film here.


And you can see the film it led to, Daughter, on August 16th at LongPlay in Fitzroy North. Tackling gendered violence and victim blaming, and with two hugely popular screenings already, support from the City of Port Phillip, distribution from ATOM and plans for touring through schools and regional Victoria, this will be the final Melbourne screening of Daughter so catch it on the big screen while you can.


We're doing a double session, 6:30pm and 8:30pm, and Sarah will be holding a Q&A afterwards. Tix and $10, space is limited, so best to book ahead.  All the details through the official Daughter website here



Anniversay at West Side Shorts.



Daughter screening

@ 4Dverse Hub

July 2016


After a successful March premiere screening at St Kilda Town Hall, NPG and 4Dverse Hub are bringing Daughter back to St Kilda on Saturday July 23rd.


Enjoy a night of thought-provoking discussion, be a part of the audience for this very special night and afterwards have the chance to voice your opinion on the issues raised, by taking part in the Q&A with the film's director/writer, Sarah Jayne.


Special guest speakers on the night are writer, journalist and St Kilda Local Wendy Squires and co-founder of Artists in Community International, Anne Riggs. 


4Dverse Hub is situated above Vegilicious, so we encourage ordering a healthy warm meal before you head upstairs to the screening. The 4Dverse bar will be open and there will be plenty of time to mingle with a drink in hand afterwards. 

Time & Location: 7:30pm, Saturday July 23rd

4Dverse Hub, 1 / 118A Carlisle Street, St Kilda (enter through Vegilicious).


Click to book!




The venue for the next Daughter screening, 4Dverse Hub.


Guest speaker Anne Riggs.



Daughter hits eductation goal

June 2016


We're exited to announce that Daughter is now for sale online in DVD and steaming formats on The Education Shop, through Australian Teachers of Media, better known as ATOM Victoria.


With education distributors being top of the list for NPG's goals when creating Daughter and also the fact that the film is an awareness project to start a discussion on gendered violence and victim blaming, this is a great start for our tough little film from St Kilda.


Fresh off the plane from Cannes Film Festival with both Daughter and Zina and now this good news, we couldn't be happier at Nexus HQ.




Daughter available through ATOM.



Daughter & Zina @ Cannes Short Film Corner

April 2016

We're pleased to announce that two of our most recent short films, Daughter and Zina, will both be part of the 2016 Cannes Court Métrage, or Short Film Corner. 


The SFC is a tailored-made marketplace for short films full of thousands of filmmakers, distributors, international representatives, financiers, film institutions and more. 


It's a terrific networking opportunity right in the heart of the biggest and most important film festival in the world. An opportunity and experience we cannot miss - so we're even more pleased to announce that the NPG team of Ivan Malekin, Sarah Jayne, and Clara Pagone will all be attending Cannes to represent our films along with Daughter co-producer Dinushi Dias. 




From May 15th to 22nd Nexus Production Group will be soaking up the sun in the south of France. Cannes, here we come!




Daughter Trailer & Premiere

March 2016

We've been dropping teasers for Daughter on our social media (check out the Nexus Facebook and Twitter feeds) for the past couple of months but, finally, here is the full trailer:



The premiere screening is on Thursday March 10th at St Kilda Town Hall. Ticket bookings and all details at Eventbrite.


All profits from ticket sales go to St Kilda Gatehouse to help them continue to support local marginalized women.


The night will be opened by St Kilda Deputy Mayor, Cr Serge Thomann, feature special guest speakers from various charitable organisations, offer free champagne and nibbles on arrival, plus a Q & A with cast and crew after the screening.


It's a great night for a great cause so we hope to see you there!


Official Poster for Daughter.


Cast and Crew shot for Daughter.



Anniversary @ Setting Sun

March 2016

We're pleased to announce that our short film, Anniversary, directed by Sarah Jayne, has been officially selected for the 2016 Setting Sun Film Festival.
The Setting Sun Short Film Festival is the largest short film festival in the west, promoting the large film making community living in Melbourne’s western suburbs and recognising excellence in the craft of film making.


We're proud to be part of the 2016 festival, which will run from April 14th to 17th at the gorgeous Sun Theatre in Yarraville.  More details about Setting Sun at the official website here.



Poster for Anniversary.



Midnight Complete

January 2016

Sometimes we make films just for the fun of it. Take three minutes to check out horror film Midnight - organised in three days, shot in one night, based on a two-sentence reddit horror story.  Be warned though, NSFW:

Big thanks to a wonderful cast and crew who were up with us until sunrise to capture each atmospheric shot - we hope you agree it was worth it.  Midnight will also screen at Melbourne's longest running short film event West Side Shorts on March 8th so if you want to see the film on the big screen come along for what is always a fun night of networking, drinks, and quality films. 


And finally, to learn more about the behind the scenes process, view set photos, get full details on cast and crew and more, visit the official page for Midnight here.



Poster for Midnight.


Ivan Malekin and Sarah Jayne discuss the next shot.


DOP Stewart Fairweather sets up a shot.




"My Love for You" Single & Video Released

January 2016

Local electronic dance music artist Adrian Romagnano has released his first single for 2016 "My Love for You" featuring Xander Boyle, and we're proud to have produced the accompanying music video. It was our final shoot for 2015 (just before Christmas) but our first full release for 2016.
Check it out below.  Lights, cameras, ravers, lasers, dancers, action! And if you enjoy the track, it's available at iTunes here.




Behind the scenes still from the shoot.


Poster for My Love for You.



First Daughter Teaser

January 2016

2016 begins with the lauch of the first teaser and the website of a project that is very special to us and took up a majority of our 2015.  Daughter short film and awarness project, a film that deals with gendered violence and victim blaming, and is supported by the Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund and various local organisations, including St Kilda Gatehouse, a not for profit organisation supporting marginalised women in St Kilda.  Have a look: 


Thanks to the Town Hall Subsidy Scheme, we'll hold the official public premiere at St Kilda Town Hall on March 10th, 2016.  The event will feature guest speakers, Q&A with cast and crew from the film, as well as nibbles and drinks.  Tickets go on sale on Febuary 10th and more details will be released closer to then.


We've also lauched the official website for Daughter, containing much more information about the aims of the project, behind the scenes photos, and cast and crew details.  You can check it out here.


There will be much more about Daughter in 2016 so stay tuned.



A cold and rainy night on the set of Daughter.


Aisha Tara as 'Jemma' on the set of Daughter.


DOP Stephen Ramplin with Director Sarah Jayne.



More News

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Daughter screening at Women Media Arts Film Festival – Sydeny Premeire –  11am to 4pm, Saturday 1st October, Newington Armory, Sydney – Free Entry and Details here. 


Television Program Best of Made In Melbourne Short Films & Best of Made In Melbourne Features  - 8pm (short films) and midnight (features) every Friday on Ch31 from October 7th to November 25th - Ch31 website and program guide here.


Zina screening at Sydney Independent Film Festival - Sydney Premeire - 4:15pm, Sunday 16th October, The Bayview Gladesville - Tix and Details here.


Daughter Awareness Tour & Best of Made In Melbourne Special Event - Swanpool Community Cinema - 7pm, Saturday 29th October, 2386 Midland Highway, Swanpool Victoria - Details here.


Daughter Awareness Tour in Queenscliff - Queenscliff Uniting Church Movie Club - Tuesday 22nd November - 85 Hesse St, Queenscliff Victoria - Details to come here.

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