Interview: Dylan River

Cinema Australia Original Content: Endurance, strength, determination, success, broken bones, mechanical destruction, battered egos and death. This is the Finke Desert Race – one of the world’s most difficult off-road courses which runs from Alice Springs to Aputula in the Northern Territory. It’s also the focus of a new documentary, Finke: There and Back, directed by motorbike…

Interview: Alena Lodkina

“It’s been wonderful. It’s kind of surprising because the film is my baby,” Strange Colours director Alena Lodkina tells Cinema Australia of the audience reactions to her film so far. From the Gold Coast to Perth, Strange Colours has screened at every major Australian film festival this year with a run scheduled for the upcoming…

Interview: Elizabeta Moxey and Jack Moxey

A young girl has been raped and murdered in a small Sydney suburb. Her body lies by a river and no one seems to care, especially not the nihilistic adolescents who occupy the community. Husband and wife filmmaking duo Elizabeta and Jack Moxey discuss their new film, Bugs – a gritty observational drama that feels frighteningly real.…

Interview: Jemma van Loenen

Australian Flyweight champion, Bianca ‘Bam Bam’ Elmir aims to be the first Australian to win a World Amateur Boxing Championship. A Lebanese Muslim from suburban Australia, ‘Bam Bam’ smashes the stereotypes of her family, society and her sport, to prove she is the best in the world. In the wake of a twelve month drug ban, a series…

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…