Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat star in Sophie Hyde’s Animals

  Related Article: Interview with 52 Tuesdays director Sophie Hyde. Award-winning director Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays, Life in Movement) is helming a feature adaptation of author-turned-screenwriter Emma Jane Unsworth’s best-selling novel Animals, an unconventional female driven comedy starring Holliday Grainger (Tulip Fever, My Cousin Rachel) and Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development, Search Party). The official Irish/Australian co-production from Vico Films and Closer Productions…

25 feature films in competition for the 4th AACTA Awards announced

Anticipation around the 4th AACTA Awards increased today with the announcement that 25 Feature Films will compete in the 4th AACTA Awards. The 25 Feature Films In Competition for the 4th AACTA Awards are: 52 Tuesdays; AROUND THE BLOCK; The Babadook; Backyard Ashes; Canopy; Charlie’s Country; Fell; Felony; Galore; Healing; I, FRANKENSTEIN; The Infinite Man; The…

Interview: Sophie Hyde

“Those sort of projects are interesting to me and thrilling as a filmmaker.” Rules of 52 Tuesdays: • The film will be shot once a week, every Tuesday (and only on Tuesdays), over a full year (or 52 Tuesdays). • The film will be shot chronologically; what is shot on a specific Tuesday is what…

Review: Director’s risky business

Jane (Del Herbert-Jane) is undergoing gender transition from a woman to a man. Because of the stresses this life-altering choice is going to have on her she’s asked her 16 year old daughter Billie (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) to move out and live with her father Tom (Beau Travis Williams). Over the course of a year Billie…

Massive month for Australian films during May

May 2014 is set to be a massive month with five highly anticipated Australian films set to hit cinemas. 52 Tuesdays 16-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. Filmed over the course of a year, once a week,…