Interview: Ewen Leslie

Ewen Leslie was just nine years old when he started acting professionally. It was on a popular children’s television series called Ship to Shore, filmed in and around Rockingham – a small coastal town about forty minutes south of Perth. After graduating from WAAPA in 2000, Leslie’s first feature film role was in Matthew Newton’s…

Video Interview: Aaron Pedersen

Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles sits down with actor Aaron Pedersen to discuss his new film, Killing Ground. Aaron also gives us the skinny on the new Mystery Road TV series directed by Rachel Perkins and starring Judy Davis and Colin Friels. This interview also includes two clips and a trailer for Killing Ground. A special…

Interview: Luke Ford

He’s one of Australia’s most gifted actors and in Romi Trower’s What If It Work? he gives one of the best performances of the year along with an equally impressive Anna Samson. Cinema Australia caught up with the very funny, very casual and very talented Luke Ford. “I’ve always told myself that I don’t want…

Sunday Shorts: The First Place The Last Place

Article written by Phillip Storer In May 2016, the Federal Government shortlisted a site in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges in South Australia for Australia’s first Nuclear Waste dump. The Ikara-Flinders Ranges was formed over 540 million years ago in South Australia and is a place of great natural beauty. The First Place The Last Place considers…

Actor Focus: Nelly Yoa

“I grew up in Sudan, a war-torn country with no hope or future. The struggle, poverty and uncertainty has motivated me to spread my wings.” Interview by Joanne Kmaid With a new AFL career, how do you find time for acting? It’s really difficult at times due to training sessions and other media commitments, but when…

Submissions are now open for Next Gen Webfest

Next Gen Webfest is an exciting new festival, run during Revelation Perth International Film Festival in July at The Backlot Perth, that celebrates short form content for the web by Western Australian emerging filmmakers. NEXT GEN is an event for emerging filmmakers that regularly screens short films on the big screen at The Backlot Perth…

Cinema Australia Podcast Episode #22 | Romi Trower

In the latest episode of the Cinema Australia Podcast host Matthew Eeles is joined by director Romi Trower to discuss her new film, What If It Works?. Adrian (Luke Ford), an irrepressibly chirpy tech nerd, suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Grace (Anna Samson), a beautiful street artist, suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiple Personality Disorder).…

Interview: Jonathan Adams

Director Jonathan Adams joins Cinema Australia to discuss his new film, Rough Stuff. “I’d like to continue to make films that are transportive and exciting but also thoughtful and have something to say.” Interview by Matthew Eeles This is the most fun I’ve had watching an Australian adventure film in years. Was it just as…

Interview: Mark Lamprell

Director Mark Lamprell joins Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles at the Cottesloe Civic Centre in sunny Perth to discuss his new film, A Few Less Men. Mark’s other directing credits include My Mother Frank and Goddess as well as writing duties on Babe: Pig in the City.  Don’t forget to head over to our YouTube channel…