Sweet Potato Films

Boutique Screen Production Company. Always looking for the extraordinary.


"Before the first scene is over, you realise you're watching something unlike anything you've seen on Australian television" - Sydney Morning Herald

"The Kettering Incident is the kind of television that grabs you from the first frame and keeps you enthralled with its central mystery until the end credits roll" - News.com

"Everything - and I mean Everything - about this first double episode is Perfection... If you watch one drama this year, this should be it!" - Daily Telegraph

"...The Kettering Incident, as classy in its presentation as it was infuriating in its relentless ability to create tension, was as good as anything we've seen from overseas in recent. (Something we would not have dreamed saying a decade ago.) - Graeme Blundell, The Australian


Anna Macy left Kettering when she was just 14, shortly after her best friend, Gillian Baxter mysteriously disappeared. The two girls had been playing in the forbidden forests outside Kettering when they saw strange lights in the sky. Eight hours later, Anna was found alone, terrified and covered in blood.

15 years on, Anna returns to find the town struggling to survive. The forests have been marked for logging and the community is being torn apart by passionate but violent clashes between environmentalists and the local loggers.

Time might have passed but Anna’s reappearance causes a stir. Theories and rumours persist about what really happened to the girls that night – from Anna killing Gillian to alien abduction. Then another girl suddenly disappears. Has she run away or has something more sinister happened? If so, by whom or what, and why? Is it linked to Gillian’s disappearance all those years ago?
As painful memories start to surface, Anna is drawn to discover what really happened the night Gillian disappeared, uncovering secrets buried deep in her mind and the heart of Kettering and its people.

A co-production between Sweet Potato Films and Porchlight Films.

Created by Victoria Madden and Vincent Sheehan

Developed with the assistance of
International Distribution Rights