Cinema Australia Podcast Episode #36 | Andrew Garton

Cinema Australia Original Content: In this episode of the Cinema Australia Podcast host Matthew Eeles chats with filmmaker Andrew Garton about his new documentary Forged From Fire which charts the valleys and peaks of the heartwarming project known as The Blacksmiths Tree. On Black Saturday, 7 February 2009, townships north-east of Melbourne were engulfed by firestorms.…

Interview: RJ Mitte

Cinema Australia Original Content: Standing up for Sunny will be the fifth Australian feature film released this year featuring a disabled actor in a major role including Reflections in the Dust, Pulse, Kairos and Ride Like a Girl. While the other four films are heavy on drama, Standing up for Sunny reminds us to laugh…

Cinema Australia Podcast Episode #35 | Stevie Cruz-Martin

Welcome to another episode of the Cinema Australia Podcast. In this episode I’m joined by Stevie Cruz-Martin to discuss the beginnings of her career, her creative relationship with writer, actor and producer Daniel Monks and of course, Pulse. Pulse is the story of a gay disabled teenage boy who is devastated when he is neglected…

Interview: Alex Lykos

Cinema Australia Original Content: Unsatisfied with his first feature film experience on Alex & Eve, writer, director, producer and actor Alex Lykos explains how he took complete control of his new Australian romantic comedy, Me & My Left Brain. “The whole process of the making of Alex & Eve did cause some infighting behind the…

Interview: Damon Gameau

Cinema Australia Original Content: Did you enjoy this interview? 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 Damon Gameau to discuss his new documentary 2040. What could the future look like if we embraced the best solutions…

Interview: Ben Hackworth

Did you enjoy reading this interview? Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  “It’s not heavy on plot. It’s all about character, and these characters are complex and real,” Australian director Ben Hackworth tells Cinema Australia about Celeste. Since the early 2000s Hackworth has directed…

Interview: Louise Alston

Cinema Australia Original Content: Game On Since graduating from AFTRS Louise Alston has produced television, worked in theatre and directed two feature films – All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane and Jucy, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010. Despite this success, Alston still had to prove her value to…