Competition! Win The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith on Blu-ray (Now closed)

Thanks to Umbrella Entertainment we’ve got a few copies of Fred Schepisi’s internationally-acclaimed The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith to give away. Fred Schepisi’s internationally acclaimed masterpiece, based on the novel by Thomas Keneally, is the shocking tale of an indigenous man driven to madness and revenge. Jimmie Blacksmith (Tommy Lewis) is a young Aboriginal half-caste…

Ozflix set to launch on Australia Day

Ozflix, a new video-on-demand service dedicated to streaming every Australian film ever made, is set to launch at 6:00pm on Australia Day, 26th January, 2017. Acclaimed by Australia’s most influential directors, producers and actors, Ozflix will begin streaming with around 250 Australian films and three free original content shows, with more free content to be announced. “There are…

Retro Review: Evil Angels

Evil Angels (1988) Written by David Morgan-Brown The death of baby Azaria Chamberlain was one of those heart-wrenching news stories that captured the nation during a large part of the early ‘80s, a relatively small news story that ballooned into a national sensation heard around the world due to the mysterious circumstances surrounding the controversial…

Retro Review: The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Written by David Morgan-Brown WARNING: This review contains spoilers. Aussie film writer/director/producer Fred Schepisi, fresh into serious filmmaking at just 37 when his debut The Devil’s Playground was released, then followed it up with The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (an adaptation of Thomas Kineally’s novel) that was as concerned with…

6 things you never knew about The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Directed by: Fred Schepisi Written by: Fred Schepisi Produced by: Fred Schepisi, Roy Stevens Starring: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Ray Barrett, Jack Thompson, Angela Punch McGregor, Steve Dodd and Ray Meagher Jimmie is a young aboriginal man who through hard work and marriage to a white woman is doing everything he can to…