Interview: Clayton Jacobson

Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles caught up with director Clayton Jacobson to discuss his brilliant new black comedy Brothers’ Nest. Not only has Jacobson delivered one hell of a film, he’s also given us one of the finest performances of the year. Brothers’ Nest is a gripping, seriously strange, seriously dark drama sure to go down…

Web Series Wednesday: Summer School

Summer School Written and Directed by Joel Stephen Fleming Starring Matthew French, Reshael Sirputh, Gabriel Stoltz, Sam Sidhu, Candice Hill, Paul Tucker, Jake Doak, Gerick Thomsen and Will Kelly Summer School is the hilarious new multi-cultural comedy web-series created by emerging filmmaker Joel Stephen Fleming (13th Street Films). The show centres on a group of inept educators…

Hidden Light: From Concept to Screen

“It was almost as if no one cared about the films, what they meant, what they were about.” Written by Aaron Kamp The journey of making Hidden Light began back in 2013, while I was on my way to Los Angeles for the world premiere of my debut short film, Never Too Late. With plenty…

Retro Review: The Last Wave

“It is one of the most mysterious and moody films to ever emerge from Australia, and its status seems to have been unfairly overshadowed by Weir’s preceding film.” Written by David Morgan-Brown With the wet weather entering Australia again, now seems like a suitable time to give this forgotten classic of Australian cinema a rewatch…

Web Series Wednesday: Freudian Slip

Written and Directed by Clare Sladden Starring Benjamin Law, Caitlin Hill, James Mason, Amy Ingram, Nick Simpson-Deeks and Ngoc Phan Digital Platform YouTube Freudian Slip is a comedy web series that uses Freud’s theory of the split self to bring to life internals dilemmas around love, sex and pooping. “While there were more than a few negative…

Australia, meet your new Batgirl!

by Matthew Eeles While Hollywood struggles to get their own big screen adaptation of Batgirl off the ground, two Perth filmmakers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to start shooting their own fan film focusing on the adventures of the Darknight Damsel. Written and directed by Chloe Brown (Red Dog True Blue, The Naked Wanderer) and…