First Winners Announced – 5th AACTA Awards presented by Presto

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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD scoops six film Awards

Television Awards evenly spread, led by PETER ALLEN – NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR and DEADLINE GALLIPOLI

All eyes were on Sydney tonight, with Australia’s top achievements in screen craft excellence from the past year celebrated at the 5th AACTA Awards presented by Presto | Industry Dinner presented by Blue Post. Continue reading

Short Film Reviews – Pro-Ana and Parallel Chords

A couple of reviews on some short films., Pro-Ana and Parallel Chords Warning spoilers ahead.

Pro-Ana (10 Mins) – Short Film


A young woman’s journey of recovery and escape from the cult of pro-ana.

Pro-Ana, the film, is a young woman’s journey of escape from the cult of pro-ana, whose adherents deify body dysmorphia and disordered eating. For her, recovery means losing everyone she loves in order to rediscover herself.

Our film, inspired largely by #ThePowerWithin social media campaign, aims to shine a light on this growing and pervasive subculture through a story of strength and self-reclamation. Continue reading

Q&A with Colette Freedman

Q&A with Colette Freedman

Colette Freedman is an author who received acclaim when her play Sister Cities became a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008. Since then she has adapted the play into a film version of the same name, written novels for both adults and young adults, and has a number of upcoming projects in the works, not to mention her love for pottery. Colette was kind enough to participate in a Q&A for the site and I thank her for her time. 
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Seven Unveils Major Live and Free Sports Streaming Commitment

Seven unveils major new commitment to expanding the delivery of major live and free sports

40 days of live and free major international sports on your mobile and other devices

Seven continues development and evolution as it extends the power of broadcast television on the web and on every screen

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22 May 2015 – Building on the success of its ground-breaking live, free and exclusive coverage of The Australian Open across broadcast television, mobile, hybrid and online, the Seven Network today unveiled the next stage in the development of its long-term strategy to deliver its market-leading content to all Australians across any connected device. Seven dominated sports coverage across January with its coverage of The Australian Open delivering extraordinary consumer engagement across all delivery platforms and driving growth in television audiences for the Open.

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Help raise money for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

I’ll start this post by saying I am not a celebrity and never will be one. That is why to do something like this and to raise funds for me is so difficult, because I do not have the pull that those people have.

My birthday was on March 13 and I aimed to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. I had very little response so I am putting a plea out again.

The goal I was setting out to achieve was $3,105 to be met by June 1. Why $3,105 and June 1? 32 years ago this year I had open-heart surgery and the date of the surgery was on 31 May, 1983.

If you could help me reach the goal by then it would be greatly appreciated with all funds going to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

AACTA Award Winners

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Hosts Cate Blanchett and Deborah Mailman were today joined on stage by a star-studded line up of presenters including Geoffrey Rush (AACTA president), Lachy HulmeStephen Curry and cricketer Brett Lee to honour Australia’s best achievements in Australian film and television at the 4th AACTA Awards Ceremony, held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney. Continue reading