Interview: Shannon Murphy

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films and festivals by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. In August last year I committed the ultimate interviewer sin; I took something I read on IMDb as gospel. During an interview with Australian actor Marta Dusseldorp, I asked about her role in children’s television…

Interview: Essie Davis

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. by MATTHEW EELES It’s only February, but 2020 has already been a big year for Essie Davis.  When I called the Cloudstreet and The Babadook actor she had just returned to Australia from London where she was…

Review: True History of the Kelly Gang

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. True History of the Kelly Gang Directed by Justin Kurzel Written by Shaun Grant Produced by Justin Kurzel, Paul Ranford, Hal Vogel and Liz Watts Starring George MacKay, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Orlando Schwerdt, Thomasin McKenzie, Sean…

5 things you need to know about True History of the Kelly Gang

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. by MATTHEW EELES Over the last few days I’ve been powering through Peter Carey’s multi-award winning book, True History of the Kelly Gang preparing myself for the Stan. Original movie which officially drops in January next year. Justin…

Big screen release date announced for True History of the Kelly Gang

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang will release in Australian cinemas from January 9 before dropping on Stan. on Australia Day. True History of the Kelly Gang is inspired by Peter Carey’s Man Booker prizewinning novel of the same name and is…

Interview: Jennifer Kent

“I love my country. I love being here and I’d love to make more films here.” You graduated from NIDA as an actor and have credits dating back to the later years of A Country Practice. You didn’t direct your first film until 2005, around about the same time you stopped acting. What made you…