29 Years & Eight Days announced

29 Years & Eight Days, one of four new films from Meal Tickets director Matt de Koning, has launched a funding campaign through the Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF). 29 Years & Eight Days is said to be an intimate portrayal of Perth artist Matt Doust, an internationally renowned portrait painter from Perth who died suddenly…

Hotel Coolgardie now available on VOD

Acclaimed observational documentary Hotel Coolgardie from Western Australian director, Pete Gleeson and Western Australian producers Melissa Hayward and Kate Neylon is now available on demand on digital platforms including iTunes, Vimeo, Amazon and YouTube Movies. Following a World Premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival, Australian Premiere at Sydney Film Festival, a string of…

Interview: Ewen Leslie

Ewen Leslie was just nine years old when he started acting professionally. It was on a popular children’s television series called Ship to Shore, filmed in and around Rockingham – a small coastal town about forty minutes south of Perth. After graduating from WAAPA in 2000, Leslie’s first feature film role was in Matthew Newton’s…

Interview: Damien Power

“The worst violence is left off screen and left to the viewer’s imagination. I knew that audiences would be able to fill in those blanks in a worse way than I would ever want to show.” Damien Power’s Killing Ground is brutal, violent and unforgiving. Here, Power talks us through the process of making one of…

CinefestOZ Screen Legend award a double-yolker

CinefestOZ will award both Scott Hicks and Jacqueline McKenzie the title of the 2017 Screen Legend. Both will be recognised individually for their outstanding achievements and invaluable contribution to the Australian film industry. Scott Hicks is an internationally acclaimed writer and director, having been nominated for and won many prestigious awards for his work. His film Shine was an international box office…