Film. Television. Music.
Lime Cordiale are a Sydney based quartet who grew out of the Northern Beaches music scene. Consisting of brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach, Brendan Champion and James Jennings, the group came about after the boys recognised their mutual love...
Like BENEATH HILL 60, the story behind the song of ‘Waltzing Matilda’ is a very unknown part of Australian history. Many know that Banjo Paterson wrote ‘Waltzing Matilda’ and that it has become a second...
40 years ago a TV series captivated millions. Now Arthur Upfield’s famous novels return with a new vision. At the age of 30, Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) left the Police Force over an incident he’s sworn to himself to rectify....
BIG TOPS is a 10 part TV Drama created by Bill Leimbach, based on the book by Dr Gillian Arrighi, “The Fitzgerald Brothers Circus”. Centred around the three brothers, this family saga is based on the true life...
BENEATH HILL 60 is an Australian War Movie set underneath the trenches of World War I. This never-before told Australian story is set in 1916 – where Queensland miner Oliver Woodward, under-trained and having never faced hostile fire...
About the Artist Bruce Goold is one of Australia’s greatest living artists. Born in Newcastle in 1948, he studied under some of the country’s leading mentors. Today, Bruce is world renowned for his fabrics, limited-edition prints,...
Bill has been producing film and television for over 25 years. His last feature, the critically acclaimed and box office success World War I epic, BENEATH HILL 60, picked up 12 Australian Nominations including Best Film, Best Director and Best Script. His production of the short comedy “DEPARTURE LOUNGE – A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR” won the Best Comedy of 2015, at the AFI Social Shorts Awards.
Bill attended University in California and Film School in London and worked with the BBC and the UK Film industry for ten years before moving his production company to Australia in the 1980′s from where he has produced over 25 films for National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, BBC, ABC and SBS.
He is also developing the feature film, BANJO & MATILDA, written by Beneath Hill 60 writer, David Roach. Click here to learn more about Banjo & Matilda
Lucky Country Productions Pty Ltd has been producing film, television and music for over 25 years.
Producer Bill Leimbach was born in New York City, then moved to California. He founded Lucky Country Productions when he arrived in Australia after film school in California and London and his 10 years of Film & TV work in the UK.
National Geographic, Discovery Channel, History Channel, PBS, BBC, ABC, SBS as well as Australian commercial networks: 7, 9 & 10.
Lucky Country Production’s most recently completed TV projects were two feature length TV specials for the History Channel with Jack Thompson – one on Gallipoli and another on Australia’s involvement on the Western Front, both set in WWI.
Its most recent feature film was also set in WWI, BENEATH HILL 60, which won 12 Australian Film Awards Nominations in 2010, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Script.
Most recently, Bill produced DEPARTURE LOUNGE: A Bollywood Affair, which won Best Short Comedy at the 2015 AACTA Social Shorts Awards. Watch it online here.
Lucky Country Productions is currently producing a new historically based feature film, BANJO & MATILDA, as well as an Arts documentary about renowned and celebrated Australian artist Bruce Goold, BRUCE GOOLD: LIFE & TIMES & ART.
Lime Cordiale are a Sydney based quartet who grew out of the Northern Beaches music scene. Consisting of brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach, Brendan Champion and James Jennings, the group came about after the boys recognised their mutual love of all things pop and their desire to create original and exciting music. Drawing from their classically trained background and experiences from their awkward teenage years, Lime Cordiale strives to create pop music with a fresh sound. At first the music seems to span a wide range of genres, but it soon becomes apparent that Lime Cordiale has created a distinct sound and strong style that belongs to this band alone.
Lime Cordiale toured extensively in 2014 with the release of their acclaimed Falling Up The Stairs EP including two successful trips to North America. Standout single ‘Sleeping At Your Door’ turned heads in America, achieving #9 Most Added track on the CMJ College Radio Charts in March.
Off the road for a couple of months, having completed two twenty-date tours of the USA, and a three city Australian tour, Lime Cordiale are currently in ALBERTS’ studio, recording new material with Sydney-based producer Jean Paul-Fung (Jinja Safari, Art Vs. Science, Glass Towers).
To coincide with the release of Falling Up The Stairs at the start of 2014, Lime Cordiale were picked as one of a small handful of Australian acts to showcase at SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX in March. Their emphatic live set drew undeniable praise from a number of US tastemakers, with the likes of Zimbio, Buzznet, CMJ.com and SXSW.com featuring the band over the course of the festival.
The last twelve months have seen Lime Cordiale perform to receptive audiences throughout Australia, including sold-out headline shows at The Standard (600 cap) and Oxford Art Factory (450 cap) in Sydney, well received festival sets at Australia’s biggest music conference Bigsound 2013, Bigsound 2014, Homebake, Peats Ridge, Deni Blues and Bluesfest, and gigs alongside the likes of The Rubens, The Specials (UK), Ball Park Music, The Griswolds and as main support on Cosmo Jarvis’ (UK) 2013 Australian tour.
TheMusic.com.au (AUS) - Bluesfest 2014 Highlights
“Fronted by brothers Oli and Louis Limebach, Lime Cordiale were too much fun. [The band] have built themselves a fresh sound and a growing audience, and with Chugg Music launching in North America this year international success could be within grasp.”
Sydney Morning Herald (AUS)
“Where [Lime Cordiale] stand out though, among a sea of carefree, upbeat pop bands, is in their ability to write some of the most memorable and melodic hooks this side of Abbey Road. Beach Boys, eat your heart out.”
The Music (AUS)
“I am immediately, and somewhat surprisingly, taken by these tunes. One of the finds of Bigsound week I’d say – keep your eyes peeled, this is good stuff.”
Lobos en Lobos (USA) - Top Songs of 2013
“By far one of the best indie-rock sounds we have featured this year. From the lead vocals to the beating pulse of the drums, the band’s music just reeks with energy and authenticity.”
A Music Blog, Yea? (CAN)
“There is a certain magic in the way this band utilises their instruments, and if you listen carefully, you’ll realise that it’s quite simple: this band hides nothing behind their sound. Their lyrics are honest and their vocals pure in execution.”
The Brag (AUS)
“Lime Cordiale provoked bellowing applause as they left the stage, the kind of applause that makes your plastic cup of poison vibrate gleefully.”
4 Stars – Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J
“A knock-out punch of fun… a nimble and full-sounding tune that is hard to shake.”
Aussie Playlist (AUS)
“An indie pop masterpiece that is melodic and charming without losing that kick of attitude that makes a song truly addictive”
Me And All My Friends (AUS)
“Easily one of the catchiest tracks to come out of [Sydney] in a fair while”
Falling Up The Stairs EP - Available Now