Cinema Australia Podcast #76 | Sasha Hadden & Belinda Giblin

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Maggie Blinco, Don McAlpine and Sasha Hadden on the set of A Stitch in Time.

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Cinema Australia Podcast.

I’m thrilled to be speaking about A Stitch in Time. I know it’s only February, but I can see it being one of my favourite films of 2022 come the end of the year. 

I have a busy interview schedule at the moment with so many Australian films being released over the next few weeks, but I’m so glad I found the time to interview A Stitch in Time director Sasha Hadden for this podcast. A Stitch in Time is such an inspiring film both behind the camera, and what we see on screen. 

The film follows Lieba (played by Maggie Blinco), a determined woman whose passion for dressmaking is reignited after she meets a young Chinese fashion designer. 

It’s hard to believe that this is Sasha Hadden’s first film. He’s made two short films, and a documentary, and this film cements him as a serious talent and a filmmaker to keep an eye on. 

Belinda Giblin as Christine in A Stitch in Time.

Here, Sasha discusses how he developed a passion for filmmaking at a young age thanks to his supportive mother, his love for Australian filmmaking great Bruce Beresford, and how he used this film as a training ground for emerging filmmakers. 

As a bonus, I’ve also included a ten minute chat with one of the film’s stars – veteran Australian actor Belinda Giblin who plays Christine in the film. 

As one of Australia’s most distinguished actors of stage and screen, most of you will know Belinda from her roles in Home and Away, Sons and Daughters, Good Guys Bad Guys, Heartbreak High, The Sullivans and A Country Practice. 

A Stitch in Time is currently screening at 80 cinemas around the country so it’s sure to be playing somewhere near you and I urge everyone to seek it out. 

Anyway… enjoy. 

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