Nick Batzias

Role: Founder/Managing Partner, Good Thing Productions Pty LtNick is a long standing member of the Australian film industry

At Madman Entertainment, Nick worked in the assessment, acquisition and programming of films for Australia and New Zealand.

In late 2012 Nick started the Madman Production Company (MPC), as a natural evolution into production for the business.  More recently, Nick has started his on venture Good Thing Productions, taking on the slate from MPC.

Production is now his primary focus. 

A passionate believer in film and creative development, Nick works with upcoming and established filmmakers from development and finance through to distribution.  He has produced and executive produced documentaries and narrative features, as well as television series.  

Production credits include feature SAVE YOUR LEGS! (2012), Australia’s highest grossing feature documentary, the award winning THAT SUGAR FILM (2014) and A MONTH OF SUNDAYS (2015) which had its world premiere at TIFF in 2015 as well as TV/Web Series WASTELANDER PANDA (2013). Recent MPC projects include Documentary/Narrative hybrid feature SPOOKERS with director Florian Habicht, feature documentaries ALL FOR ONE and WESTWIND, all of which are slated for release in 2017. Nick has also Executive Produced a number of independent Films and Documentaries as well as television programs. 

Good Thing has feature documentary 2040 in production with Damon Gameau, due for completion late 2018. Current projects in development include high end TV drama SIXTEEN, being co-developed with Wild Bunch and feature films BELOW, recent recipient of WestCoast Visions funding and an adaptation of Walter Mosley novel THE MAN IN MY BASEMENT