MDFF Review: Looby

Directed by Iain Knight and Nick Garner “It’s a fascinating film, especially in an era of increasingly straitened and conservative artistic standards.” Written by Guest Reviewer Travis Johnson Acclaimed and controversial Australian artist Keith Looby is the subject of this fascinating documentary from directors Iain Knight and Nick Garner.  For those outside or adjacent to the Australian…

Rachel Ward to chair CinefestOZ 2019 Film Prize Jury

Rachel Ward has been announced as Film Prize Jury Chair for this year’s CinefestOZ, Australia’s premier destination film festival. The respected director and writer will head the jury that votes on the CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize, which recognises the best Australian feature film in competition at the festival. CinefestOZ Chair Helen Shervington said Ward was…

Trailer of the Day: From Music into Silence

Directed by Farshid Akhlaghi Written by Afshin Soleymani and Farshid Akhlaghi Produced by Farshid Akhlaghi and Sammi Ghafar From Music into Silence explores the spiritual journey undertaken by Peter Roberts, a man who has had one of the most unusual jobs in Australia. As the only Australian Music Thanatologist, he plays the harp for people who…

Exclusive Industry Announcement: Lauren Elliott set to launch new production company Galactic Baby

After seven years at the helm of production company Mad Kids, Lauren Elliott is set to launch Galactic Baby, a new Western Australian production company. Galactic Baby will specialise in development, production and audience strategy for scripted film and television and will also provide marketing, public relations and production services. Galactic Baby’s development slate includes…

International streaming service picks up Davo Hardy’s A Silent Agreement

LGBT streaming platform Dekkoo.com has announced its newest release, Davo Hardy’s romantic coming-of-age drama A Silent Agreement, with this racy screen-grab of the two leads in one of the more intimate scenes of the movie. Since its release in 2017, A Silent Agreement has fascinated and pulled at the heartstrings of Australian independent cinema lovers,…

Competition: Win a Rev double pass!

We’ve got a stack of Revelation Film Festival double passes up for grabs. Curated once again by Jack Sargeant, the Revelation Perth International Film Festival sees a diverse selection of films drawn from across the world. Boasting Revelation’s commitment to signature works, independent cinema, genre film, world cinema, and unique breathtaking movies, this year is no exception with a…

The first Nekrotronic trailer is batshit crazy!

Gizmodo Australia has dropped the first trailer for Kiah Roache-Turner’s Nekrotronic and it’s absolutely batshit crazy. As you’d expect from the makers of Wyrmwood, Nekrotronic is described as a brain-meltingly insane sci-fi extravaganza where demonic possession is possible through your smartphone and the Nekromancers – a group of demon hunters hellbent on restoring order. “This was such a…