Interview: Jill Bilcock

A Cut Above When Cinema Australia caught up with Jill Bilcock the Australian film editing legend was in the middle of cutting Mystify: Michael Hutchence, Richard Lowenstein’s documentary about troubled INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. “Right now I’m looking at the scrawlings of Michael,” Bilcock told Cinema Australia. “I’m reading all his lyrics, and things he wrote…

Interview: Peter Spierig

“We’re interested in the same thing and we want to keep trying different things together.” One half of dynamic directing duo, The Spierig Bros, Peter tells Cinema Australia he has no plans to branch out on his own. He also fills us in on working with Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke on Winchester and describes what it’s…

Interview: Susan Prior

“I’m really interested to see this film and see the dichotomy between comedy and truth which really is my flavour,” said Susan Prior when I asked her about her new film, Book Week, which recently wrapped filming. Book Week is an anticipated new film from director Heath Davis, who made his directorial debut with the 2016…

Interview: Shane Jacobson and Manu Feildel

Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles caught up with Shane Jacobson and Manu Feildel to grill them about their new Australian comedy, The BBQ. The BBQ stars Jacobson as Darren ‘Dazza’ Cook, a loveable suburban everyman with a long-established belief that his family is related to Captain James Cook. Dazza harbours a passion for barbequing, but when he…

Interview: Warwick Thornton (Video)

We put the call out to our readers to put forward their questions for Sweet Country director Warwick Thornton. We asked him a handful of those questions and the director was more than happy to answer. Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles sat down with Thornton to discuss a range of topics including working with his son…