Top cast join Wayne Blair’s Top End Wedding

Kerry Fox (Cloud Street), Ursula Yovich (Australia), Shari Sebbens (Redfern Now), Huw Higginson (A Place To Call Home) and Elaine Crombie (Black Comedy) are set to join Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires) when production begins this month on Wayne Blair’s Top End Wedding. Top End Wedding is co-written by Tapsell and Joshua Tyler (Plonk) and tells…

Cinema Australia Podcast | Black Label #1: Alex Proyas

Welcome to the very first Black Label episode of the Cinema Australia Podcast. We’ve decided to make this episode special, and not a continuation of our previous episodes, because this one stands alone in terms of theme. We’re not discussing a new Australian film, but instead speaking with an Australian filmmaker about his incredible career.…

An array of Australian shorts on offer as Flickerfest celebrates 21 years at Camelot Outdoor

Celebrating 25 years of hot shorts, Flickerfest – Australia’s leading Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival – is now on tour, following the annual festival that showcases the best short films from Australia and the world in competition and other special programmes. Flickerfest is bringing the National Tour back to Perth for the 21st year of touring to…

Win 100 Bloody Acres & Satellite Boy on DVD!

THEY’RE NOT PSYCHO KILLERS… THEY’RE JUST SMALL BUSINESS OPERATORS 100 Bloody Acres is the creepy yet hilarious story of brothers Reg and Lindsay Morgan’s struggling organic blood and bone fertiliser business. The use of dead car crash victims in the mix has been a huge boon to business but it’s been months since their last find and an…

Focus on 2014: Paper Planes in 3D

PAPER PLANES in 3D STARRING Sam Worthington, Anthony LaPaglia, Ed Oxenbould DIRECTED BY Robert Connolly WRITTEN BY Robert Connolly & Steve Worland CINEMATOGRAPHY Tristan Milani STATUS In Production CINEMA AUSTRALIA SAY Robert Connolly expressed so much excitement for this film when we spoke to him mid 2013, especially about filming in WA. Robert told us, “I…

Poor return for Aussie features at the local box-office in 2013

It seems only a few Australians were willing to handover their hard-earned cash to see an Australian film in 2013. According to website Box Office Mojo the earliest flick to feature in the top 250 films is Mark Lamprell’s Goddess at number 93 with a total gross of $1,631,548. Robert Connolly’s The Turning came in second…

100,000 clams for film prize

CinéfestOZ announced today that it will present Australia’s richest film prize during the 2014 festival as part of a new three year sponsorship arrangement with Eventscorp. The CinéfestOZ Film Prize is a $100,000 award open to Australian feature films that meet the eligibility criteria. CinefestOZ is supported by the State Government through Eventscorp’s Regional Events…

Canopy trailer ‘drops’ in

Well received at the Toronto International Film Festival, Aaron Wilson’s Canopy has been described by film critics as “rich, complex and terrifying.” and having “gorgeous, almost unearthly cinematography.” Because there’s no word on Australian release dates yet for the film, here’s the trailer to tide you over.

Triple J talks ghost stories with Warwick Thornton

Triple J’s Hack listeners where treated to a special interview with acclaimed director and cinematographer Warwick Thornton this afternoon about his new flick, The Darkside. Thornton told host Tom Tilly that after Samson & Delilah he spent a long time travelling and made the film because he had some “bar tabs to settle,” and a…