Melbourne Women in Film Festival returns for 2019

Women account for just 15% of directors, 22% of writers and 34% of producers in the Australian film industry, according to a 2017 report by Screen Australia. Returning for its third year, Melbourne Women in Film Festival will help to redress the imbalance and invite more women to the table, celebrating and supporting the work…

Web Series Wednesday: The Mother Load

New web series creator calls bullshit on herself Written and Directed by Loani Arman Produced by Melissa Crabtree Starring Bernie Van Tiel, Chloe De Los Santos, Thomas Larkin and Christen O’leary Article written by Loani Arman My ambition as writer & director of The Mother Load was always to put cultural diversity and women at the forefront of the…

Eric Bana and Robert Connolly team up for The Dry

Actor Eric Bana (Munich, Romulus, My Father, Chopper) has been cast as the lead role of Aaron Falk in the feature film adaptation of Jane Harper’s bestselling and award-winning novel The Dry, producers Made Up Stories announced today. Robert Connolly (Balibo, Paper Planes, Deep State) is set to direct from a script written by Connolly…

Miranda Richardson has joined the cast of Rams

Internationally acclaimed English actress Miranda Richardson will join Sam Neill and Michael Caton in a unique reimagining of award-winning Icelandic film Rams (Hrútar), currently shooting in Mt Barker in Western Australia’s Great Southern region.    With two Oscar nominations, multiple Olivier, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations and awards, and a career spanning nearly four decades on stage…

Supernatural horror The School has a cinema release date

Storm Ashwood’s The School will be released in select cinemas from December 6. You can read our full review of the film here. A doctor, wife and grieving mother. Amy (Megan Drury) is falling. It has been two years and she still cannot manage to leave her comatose son, David’s side. Amy falls further into her own selfish…

Big stars back for Season 2 of hit comedy Squinters

ABC in association with Screen Australia and Create NSW are pleased to announce filming is underway on the new season of Jungle Entertainment’s Squinters, the acclaimed, hit comedy series that celebrates the comically mundane ritual of the daily work commute. Created by Trent O’Donnell (No Activity, The Moodys) and Adam Zwar (Wilfred, Lowdown), Squinters Season…

First Look! Cast announced for H is for Happiness

The new Australian family film, H is for Happiness, has commenced principal photography in the picturesque coastal town of Albany, in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The colourful film is the debut feature from well-known theatre director John Sheedy, whose feel-good short film Mrs McCutcheon garnered glowing reviews and accolades in Australia and…