ICON FILM FINANCE provides cashflow financing for both film and television production in Australia.

The Dendy Icon Group has been supporting Australian independent producers to distribute and exhibit their content for over 20 years.

With the introduction of Icon Film Finance, we are now able to provide a one-stop destination for the end-to-end facilitation of production financing, distribution, and exhibition.

Talk to us about cashflow financing your next project’s screen and post-production tax credits, including the Australian federal Producer Offset, the PDV Offset and Location Offset and incentives, the Australian state-based PDV, and Attraction Incentives. We also assist with cashflow for distribution guarantees, international presales, sales agent advances and license fees.

Core to our values is a commitment to support independent Australian producers to tell their stories to the world.

Contact us for more information or to obtain a quote on cash flowing your next production.

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The DENDY ICON GROUP is one of Australia’s leading independent entertainment companies comprising ICON PRODUCTIONS, ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION, DENDY CINEMAS and ICON FILM FINANCE.

The DENDY ICON GROUP focuses on quality feature films and alternative content within the Australian and New Zealand markets.


The group is owned by Mel Gibson and long-time producing partner Bruce Davey, who are the key principals behind the independent film company Icon Productions. Credits for Icon Productions include critically acclaimed and award-winning titles such as Braveheart, What Women Want, The Passion of the Christ, We Were Soldiers and Apocalypto.


Icon expanded into film distribution in 2002. Drawing on its expertise in script analysis and development, Icon Film Distribution sources content from the world’s most prestigious film festivals, international film-markets and directly from producers. Icon Film is an ‘all rights’ business that distributes content throughout theatrical, home entertainment, ancillary, pay per view, digital and television. The most recent film releases include the Canadian/Korean multi-award-winning Riceboy Sleeps, provocative thriller Sound of Freedom,, and feature length animations Argonutsand The Amazing Maurice. Visit Icon Film Distribution at iconfilm.com.au.


Icon entered the exhibition business in 2008, acquiring one of Australia’s leading independent cinema chains, Dendy Cinemas. Founded in 1940, Dendy Cinemas now operates 52 screens across NSW, QLD, and the ACT with a new concept in cinema, Dendy Powerhouse, a permanent outdoor cinema set up in Brisbane Qld, launched in 2023. Dendy Cinemas exhibits the best in quality cinema and alternative content and is the home of the vibrant Dendy Arts program which features Opera, Ballet, and world-class theatre productions from National Theatre Live, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Dendy Cinemas proudly supports the local film festival circuit including Sydney Film Festival, Brisbane International Film Festival, Capital Film Festival and Stronger Than Fiction. Visit Dendy Cinemas at dendy.com.au.