Red Dog: True Blue to screen at Sundance Film Festival

Credit: Roadshow Films

Roadshow Films and Good Dog Distribution are thrilled to announce that their new Australian film RED DOG: True Blue will screen in the Sundance Kids section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

“It is a dream come true for director Kriv Stenders and I to see the film participate at Sundance,” said producer Nelson Woss. “Selection at such a prestigious festival will ensure that RED DOG: True Blue will roam far and wide, just like the real red dog.” Continue reading

Sundance Recap

Almost six months ago I attended the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Due to some health issues I couldn’t do the reviews I wanted to do about the Festival until now. People have asked me what were your favourite films at the Festival?

Three absolutely stood out for me, that I keep thinking about to this day, while another I’m hoping to see again since it was a little gem.

The three that are constantly on my mind are OJ: Made in America (ESPN 30 for 30 documentary), The Bad Kids and Little Men. Three different types of films but all great in their own way. The other little gem that I hope to see again is Between Sea and Land. Continue reading

Strangely in Love – Q&A

Strangely in Love – Q&A

Strangely in Love is an independent film by Amin Matalqa, which takes the story of Dostoevsky’s novella White Nights and sets it in modern day Los Angeles.

Director, producer and co-writer Amin Matalqa, actress and producer Michelle Lang and costume designer Catherine Velosa have been kind enough to participate in a Q&A for this site. I thank them for their time.

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Review: Hush (Documentary)

Hush Review

Hush is a documentary on abortion directed by Punam Gill. Unlike previous documentaries on the topic, this one states from the beginning, how there are two sides to the argument, pro-life and pro-choice. Both sides of the story are given a voice throughout the documentary. Ultimately it looks at the science and effect on women and not the point of view individuals are coming from. Continue reading

First Winners Announced – 5th AACTA Awards presented by Presto

Credit AACTA.

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

Description:

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

AACTA Award Winners

Credit – AACTA.org

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

The Babadook Q&A with Jennifer Kent

I became aware of the Australian film The Babadook back in 2012 when it was in pre-production. A few months passed before a Kickstarter campaign was launched for the film. Around this time, I managed to arrange a Q&A with the writer/director Jennifer Kent to be conducted for my site once the film was released.

My thanks to everyone involved in the making of the film and in particular Kristina and Jennifer for arranging this Q&A.

Disclaimer: I was one of the contributors to the Kickstarter campaign. Continue reading