The Contenders: AACTA nominees announced

A full list of nominations have been announced for the 6th AACTA Awards. It’s no surprise Mel Gibson’s brutal and brilliant war epic, Hacksaw Ridge, leads the charge with a whopping 13 nominations followed closely by Simon Stone’s The Daughter (10), Rosemary Myers’ Girl Asleep (7), and arguably the best Australian films of the year,…

Feature Films in competition for the 6th AACTA Awards revealed

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) today announced the feature films in competition for this year’s AACTA Awards – Australia’s highest screen acknowledgement. AACTA also today launched the 6th AACTA Awards presented by Presto | Official Screenings Program, a four- week program that brings Australia’s leading screen professionals together with screen fans…

Simon Stone’s The Daughter to premiere at Sydney Film Festival

Simon Stone’s dramatic feature will open the Official Competition of the festival. Roadshow Films, in conjunction with producers Jan Chapman and Nicole O’Donohue, are pleased to announce that Australian film The Daughter has been selected for Official Competition at Sydney Film Festival. The feature film directorial debut of acclaimed theatre-maker Simon Stone will have its…

You beauty! Love is Now gets a nationwide release date

Eponine Films has announced that Love is Now, starring Australian actors Eamon Farren (Chained, Red Dog, Carlotta), Claire Van Der Boom (The Square, Red Hill, ‘Hawaii Five-­‐0’) and Anna Torv (‘The Secret Life of Us’, ‘Fringe’) will be released in Australian cinemas nationwide on December 4, 2014. Showing support for Australian filmmaking talent, HOYTS Group is partnering…

Jim Lounsbury’s Love is Now begins principal photography

Principal photography has begun on the Eponine Films production Love Is Now, which will shoot over five weeks across Sydney and various other NSW locations including the Hunter Valley as well as regionally in Bigga, Crookwell and Maitland. Love is Now is an intriguing drama chronicling a summer of love along the Harvest Trail for experienced photographer Audrey and aspiring snapper Dean.…