Interview: Susan Prior

“I’m really interested to see this film and see the dichotomy between comedy and truth which really is my flavour,” said Susan Prior when I asked her about her new film, Book Week, which recently wrapped filming. Book Week is an anticipated new film from director Heath Davis, who made his directorial debut with the 2016…

NFSA’s Big Screen brings Australian delights to WA’s stunning North West

The National Film and Sound Archive’s travelling film festival, Big Screen – which brings films to audiences across regional and rural Australia – will be screening some Australian delights for residents in and around Western Australia’s stunning north west. Kicking things off in Kununarru on September 12, at the town’s Kununurra Picture Gardens will be WA director…

Interview: David Michôd

“I wanted it to feel like everything that had gone wrong in the world was an entirely plausible product of the forces at work today.” I want to go back to the beginning for a moment. You launched your feature film career as a co-writer on American movie, Hesher staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. How important was…

Review: The Rover

The Rover has an incredible back story: It’s the near future and Western civilisation has fallen victim to economic collapse. The ancient Australian Outback has found itself host to desperate immigrants from all corners of the globe looking to make a buck in mining. Lack of authority makes it easy for the desperate to exploit…

Last chance for SFF’s ‘Inside The Rover’

Sydney Film Festival and Vivid Ideas present an exclusive event bringing together director David Michôd, producer Liz Watts and actors Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, to explore the process behind creating dystopic, desert-noir thriller The Rover and engage in an audience Q&A, moderated by film critic Margaret Pomeranz. A Cannes Official Selection, The Rover delivers…

Focus on 2014: The Rover

THE ROVER STARRING Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scott McNairy, Susan Prior, David Field and Anthony Hayes. DIRECTED BY David Michod WRITTEN BY David Michod CINEMATOGRAPHY Natasha Braier RELEASE DATE July 2014 CINEMA AUSTRALIA SAY For a film as highly anticipated as David Michod’s follow-up to Animal Kingdom there’s bugger all publicity happening for it. With six months until it’s release we’re…