► Sunday Shorts: After She’s Gone

Written and Directed by Richard Jamze Produced by Payton Harkonen Starring Blake Le Burniy, Kat Tait and Charlotte Stent Before its cancelation, the dangerous ‘Amber Pill’ was created to help users see their loved ones again. If you had the last pills made, would you take them? When their only daughter suddenly dies, a grieving mother…

World movie posters of Australian director Charles Chauvel

by Andrew Blair Charles Chauvel was a pioneer director of Australian films between the 1920s and 1950s. His films were shown locally and overseas. I have been interested in Chauvel’s films for over 30 years, and have been researching how these films have been advertised around the world. Advertising in the early years of films was…

Focus on Flickerfest: Jump

Hey, isn’t that guy on the bench the Wallet Wizard? He is the Wallet Wizard. But’s he’s also a damn fine actor named Michael Whalley who Cinema Australia readers will remember from The Pretend One which we’ve been banging on about for the last year. The film about the imaginary friend? That’s right. In Jump he…

Actor Focus: Karlisha Hurley

Cinema Australia Original Content: Australian star Karlisha Hurley already has a raft of short films and TV appearances under her belt. Now the teen is making her feature debut in Calen Coates’ coming-of-age drama Wrapped, which is currently in post-production. We caught up with the ambitious young talent for a chat. “I grew up believing…

Focus on Flickerfest: Stille Nacht

Cinema Australia Original Content: I think there’s a spelling mistake. Is it meant to be titled Still Yacht? Imbecile. Stille Nacht is German for Silent Night. So no boats? 🤦🏻‍♂️There are no boats. This dramatic little short follows a rigid German-Australian mother, played by Belinda Giblin, who finds answers to generational secrets through her gay daughter when…