Cinema Australia Podcast #39 | James Di Martino

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles is joined by writer and director James Di Martino to discuss his feature film debut, The Faceless Man. The Faceless Man follows Emily (Sophie Thurling) who is struggling to adjust…

Interview: Rachel Griffiths

Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles caught up with actor, writer, producer, director, Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe and AFI winner Rachel Griffiths to discuss her new film, Ride Like a Girl, based on the inspirational true story of Melbourne Cup winning Jockey, Michelle Payne. As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne…

Interview: Sophie Hyde

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles caught up with director Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays) to discuss her new film, Animals. Directed by Hyde, written by Emma Jane Unsworth based on her acclaimed novel of the same…

Interview: Jennifer Kent

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  Writer and director Jennifer Kent talks us through the making of her horrific and deeply affecting masterpiece, The Nightingale. You can read our full review of the film here. “I really wanted the violence…

Interview: Marta Dusseldorp

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  Here’s a note for anyone researching Marta Dusseldorp’s career: Regardless of what her IMDb filmography tells you, Marta did not star in 52 episodes of children’s animated television series, Sea Princesses. “I didn’t ever…

Cinema Australia Podcast Episode #38 | Steven Vidler

It’s been 22 years since Steven Vidler directed Blackrock, a teenage drama about the rape and murder of a young schoolgirl starring Heath Ledger in his first feature film role. Since them the AFTRS and VCA graduate who also holds a research PhD in screenwriting from Macquarie University, has had a long and successful acting career starring…

Interview: Stan Grant

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  I’ve never been as moved by an Australian documentary as I was by The Australian Dream. It moved me because of the subject obviously, but I was also moved by it because I’m…