The Crowdfunders: Protection

As a non-profit website dedicated to the support and promotion of Australian made films, Cinema Australia rarely gets the opportunity to throw cash at crowdfunding projects. Trust us, if we had the money we’d be executive producers on almost every new Australian film calling for supporters through the myriad of crowdfunding platforms available on the interwebs. That’s…

Trailer of the Day: Holding the Man (First Look)

Audiences who weren’t lucky enough to attend this year’s Sydney Film Festival have been treated to the first trailer for Neil Armfield’s Holding the Man today. Armfield’s first film since 2006’s Candy, Holding the Man looks like it’s going to be a very polished interpretation of Timothy Conigrave’s best-selling memoir. If you’ve seen the film,…

Action called on Blue Dog

Filming is underway in Western Australia’s Pilbara region on Blue Dog, the second movie in the Red Dog franchise. Joining the canine ‘Blue Dog’ are distinguished Australian actors Bryan Brown (Australia, Beautiful Kate) and John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), alongside newcomer Levi Miller (Pan, Terra Nova) and UK actor Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Fury, Black Hawk Down). Culture and the Arts Minister…

John Jarratt’s Stalkher to hit cinemas this August!

Australian cinema’s scariest bad guy, John Jarratt, has placed himself behind and in front of the camera in his directorial debut, STALKHER, an inappropriately funny, dark, romantic thriller, set for theatrical release in late August, distributed by The Backlot Films. Written by Kris Maric and co-directed by Kaarin Fairfax (well, Jarratt spends half the film tied to a chair, doesn’t he?),…

Scare Campaign becomes first Australian feature film to offer fans an immersive virtual reality experience

Jumpgate VR, in collaboration with Cyan Films, have created a virtual reality experience for the upcoming Cairnes brothers feature, Scare Campaign – the first time an Australian feature film has used the technology to engage fans. A 90-second teaser trailer has just been released for Scare Campaign: The VR Experience, which is available via Jumpgate’s…