Cinema Australia Podcast #71: Kiah Roache-Turner

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Kiah Roache-Turner, Bianca Bradey, Tristan Roache-Turner and some badass Zombies on the set of Wyrmwood Apocalypse. Photo by Emma Bjorndahl.

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Hello, and welcome to the latest episode of the Cinema Australia Podcast. 

In this episode I’m joined by Wyrmwood Apocalypse director and co-writer Kiah Roache-Turner, who, along with his brother Tristan, has gifted us with one of the most explosive action franchises since the original Mad Mad and its sequels. As I said in my recent review, no one is making movies in Australia with the same energy that these two have. 

I was lucky enough to take an early look at Wyrmwood Apocalypse recently, and I’m thrilled to report that it’s just as good as the original.

Not only is Kiah one of Australia’s best filmmakers, he’s also a great interviewee. To me, this felt more like a conversation between two mates than an official interview. Here, we go back to the beginnings of the Wyrmwood mythologies and how it all came about, working so closely with his brother and why family connection is a strong theme throughout his films, his love of Mad Max, balancing action, violence and comedy in the one film, and killing off one of the Umbilical Brothers. 

Wyrmwood Apocalypse won’t be released until early next year, but you can find more upcoming festival screenings here:

Sydney Film Festival Saturday, 6 November and Monday, 8 November. Details here.
Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival on Saturday, 13 November. Details here.
MonsterFest on Sunday, 12 December. Details here.

Anyway… enjoy.

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