The Australian Film Commission's(AFC) IndiVision initiative, which aims to encourage the production oflow-budget films, is supporting four new features by first-time directors.

The eerie supernatural drama Lake Mungo will be shot in an investigative documentary styleby writer-director Joel Anderson and tracks what happens after a teenagerleading a double life drowns.

David Rapsey, who isproducing alongside Georgie Nevile, said private investors are providing thebalance of the $1.2m (A$1.6m) budget and negotiations are underway with a localdistributor.

Black Water,a genre thriller set in outback Australia, will be co-directed by Andrew Traucki and DavidNerlich and produced by Michael Robertson.

The other two films - LouiseAlston's romantic comedy All My FriendsAre Leaving Brisbane and Andrew Wholley's Left Ear - are already in post-production.

The first recipients ofIndiVision funding were coming-of-age drama TheCaterpillar Wish, which Palace currently has on limited release, and West, which is in post-production.