Sunday Shorts: Tech, Support

Written and Directed by Nic Barker Co-written by and starring Jordan Barr and Darcy Kent Amanda is just trying to get the internet working, but hits a roadblock in the form of a sexist IT support worker on the phone. Article by Nic Barker Tech, Support is a semi-improvised comedic satire about the micro-aggressions that…

MDFF Exclusive! Director Christopher Basile on Kartika: 9 Ways of Seeing

Kartika: 9 Ways of Seeing is a 55-minute documentary film portraying the legendary Indonesian artist Kartika through the lens of Melbourne director Christopher Basile. Still actively painting and sculpting, Kartika is the 84-year-old daughter of Indonesia’s most celebrated modern painter Affandi (1904-1990). Although Kartika’s artistic talent was evident at an early age, she was born in…

Here’s where you can see Bruce Beresford’s Black Robe digitally restored

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia digitally restores the first official Australia-Canada feature coproduction, set to screen in Melbourne and Canberra from August. Bruce Beresford’s 1991 film Black Robe, the first feature film co-produced by Australia and Canada, has been digitally restored by the National Film and Sound Archive’s NFSA Restores program. The new…

Web Series Wednesday: Made For This

Directed by Aaron Warwick Written by Domenic Di Mento, Steven Carnuccio and Daniel Pike Produced by Domenic Di Mento, Steven Carnuccio, Daniel Pike, Waseem Khan and Aaron Warwick Starring Domenic Di Mento, Steven Carnuccio, Bonnie Ferguson, Maha Wilson, Cramer Cain, Waseem Khan, Erin Connor and Tia Naris Co-written by Highlight Pictures The struggle to forge…

Peter Gurbiel’s Home returns to where it all began

Cinema Australia Original Content: Home was first discovered on the stage from a contemporary adaptation of Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck’s 1894 one-act play Intérieur. Full of crushing innocence and fleeting flourished of life masquerading between the darker recesses of death and the human condition, such was its impact that it had that writer and director…

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…