Interview: Stephen McCallum

Cinema Australia Original Content: Director Stephen McCallum has launched his feature film career with 1%, a violent and ferocious family drama set inside the world of a brutal bikie gang. Boasting an impressive lineup of Australian acting talent including Ryan Corr, Aaron Pedersen, Abbey Lee and Simone Kessell, 1% was written by Matt Nable who…

Here it is! The brand new 1% trailer rides in

1% has a brand new trailer ahead of its screening at this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Easily the most anticipated Australian film of the year, 1% is written by Australian acting legend Matt Nable and is directed by first-time feature filmmaker Stephen McCallum. 1% stars Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee, Matt Nable, Simone Kessell, Eddie Baroo and…

9 Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018

by Matthew Eeles It’s that time of year again when our inbox becomes flooded with emails questioning our decision to choose only nine Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018. For new readers, it’s something we’ve done every year since launching Cinema Australia. Why nine? Why not ten? We couldn’t tell you. Looking…

A fierce new teaser has dropped for 1%

A very dramatic and intense teaser trailer has dropped for Stephen McCallum’s bikie drama 1%. 1% will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Discover program which showcases the work of emerging filmmakers. The crime drama stars Matt Nable as the vice president of an outlaw motorcycle gang who must betray his president…

Interview: Brendan Cowell

“When I started doing damage to others, bringing others down and really disappointing people that I love, that’s when I kind of clued into the fact that I was living a deeply unsavoury life.” Every time I ask any filmmaker the question, the answer is almost always the same, “The advertising budget is virtually non-existent.” Surely though, for a…