Interview: Jill Bilcock

A Cut Above When Cinema Australia caught up with Jill Bilcock the Australian film editing legend was in the middle of cutting Mystify: Michael Hutchence, Richard Lowenstein’s documentary about troubled INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. “Right now I’m looking at the scrawlings of Michael,” Bilcock told Cinema Australia. “I’m reading all his lyrics, and things he wrote…

Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh and a bunch of Aussie talent to receive development funding for upcoming projects

Blanchett’s Stateless is one of 23 film and TV projects that Screen Australia has today announced will receive development funding to the total of $640,000. A diverse range of projects and talent are being supported, including works from Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward, Richard Roxburgh, Marieke Hardy, Jan Chapman, Stephan Elliott and Bondi Hipsters’ Nicholas Boshier. Cate Blanchett’s…

Blanchett and Mailman announced as hosts of the 4th AACTA Awards

Australia’s biggest celebration of screen just got bigger, with AACTA today announcing multi AFI and AACTA Award winning performers Cate Blanchett and Deborah Mailman as hosts of the 4th AACTA Awards Ceremony in Sydney. Joining these outstanding hosts will be AACTA President Geoffrey Rush who will present along with Kat Stewart, Marta Dusseldorp, Lachy Hulme, Stephen Curry and Dan Wyllie to name a few. Nominees include Patrick Brammall, Essie Davis, Sarah…

Win The Turning on Blu-ray

Tim Winton’s The Turning is released on DVD and Blu-Ray today. Discover an extraordinary filmmaking collaboration in TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING. Eighteen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in…

The Turning on ABC1

Those who missed Robert Connolly’s adaptation of Tim Winton’s The Turning at the cinema are in for a treat this Sunday night… and you don’t even have to leave you home. ABC1 will be screening the omnibus on Sunday, 23rd February at 9.40. Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter…

Short Sighted #3: A Cautionary Tail

Would we have had this years Mystery Road without Ivan Sen’s ’98 short Vanish? Or Robert Connolly’s million dollar success The Turning without his ’97 short Rust Bucket? The fact is short films are the backbone of the film industry and the beginning of amazing careers for some of the world’s greatest auteurs. Here, Cinema…

Interview: Robert Connolly

“I want to push the boundaries and be different.” Interview by Matthew Eeles Robert Connolly is the kind of film maker Australia needs. He’s a fearless director who’s taken a huge risk by presenting his latest film, The Turning, as a series of 17 shorts, each with its own director. With sold out exhibitions Australia…