Start Options Exit will open this year's Melbourne Underground Film Festival.

Start Options Exit to open the Melbourne Underground Film Festival

What do the worlds biggest porn star Ron Jeremy, Australian criminal cult icon Chopper Read, and baby boomer sex symbol, actress and socialite, Tottie Goldsmith all have in common? They are three of the featured cast of Start Options Exit (SOE) – a dark indie, comedy feature film. Start Options Exit (SOE) follows the exploits of twenty-somethings Neville Carlisle and Yolis…

Downriver

Three feature films including ‘Downriver’ to benefit from Film Victoria funding

Downriver may have already met its crowd-funding target with punters having pledged just over $40,000, but the film was given a deserving boost recently by Film Victoria. Grant Scicluna’s mystery drama will share in just over a million dollars funding support through Film Victoria’s Assigned Production Investment program. Other feature films to share in the funding will be Lynn-Maree Milburn’s…

Producer Liz Kearney with director Robert Connolly

Paper Planes wins CinéfestOZ $100,000 Film Prize

Well, we picked it folks! Robert Connolly’s stunning new kid’s film, Paper Planes, was awarded the inaugural CinéfestOZ $100,000 Film Prize. Legendary Australian director, Bruce Beresford announced the winner to an enthusiastic crowd. Connolly was presented with Australia’s richest film prize on Saturday night as part of CinéfestOZ’s Gala Night celebrations in Busselton, in the south west of Western…

Brenton Thwaites and Ewan McGregor in a scene from Julius Avery's Son of Gun.

Son of a Gun trailer is here

SON OF A GUN: In Australian cinemas October 16. An edge-of-your-seat heist thriller starring Ewan McGregor and talented newcomer Brenton Thwaites, Son of a Gun tells the story of a young man who is drawn into the lawless world of a notorious criminal. While locked up for a minor offence, 19-yr-old JR (Thwaites) becomes apprentice…

SOAG Featured

Son of a Gun opens CinéfestOZ with a bang

The wet weather couldn’t keep crowds away from the glamorous opening night of the 7th annual CinéfestOZ film festival in Busselton last night. As rain fell steadily throughout the evening, VIP guests, stars and film enthusiasts enjoyed endless tucker and drinks in the CinéfestOZ tent before heading across the road to the Orana Cinemas. Inside, Pemberton born filmmaker Julius…

The Reckoning featured

John V. Soto’s The Reckoning premieres tonight at CinéfestOZ

Perth director John V Soto’s The Reckoning is set to make its Australian premiere this month at CinéfestOZ. Shot in the Western Australian capital, the psychological crime drama stars Jonathan LaPaglia as Robbie Green, a detective called in to investigate the roadside execution of his colleague Jason (played by Luke Hemsworth). When he arrives at the crime…