Recasting Classics: Newsfront

Cinema Australia Original Content: By Matthew Eeles A remake of Newsfront has been announced. This modern retelling of Phillip Noyce’s 1978 classic will be directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, who will again team up with The Dressmaker costume designer Marion Boyce to bring the characters of Len Maguire, Frank Maguire, Amy Mackenzie, Chris Hewitt, Fay and…

Competition: Win yourself a copy of The Pretend One!

Thanks to Bonsai Films, Cinema Australia are giving you the chance to win yourself a copy of one of the year’s best films, The Pretend One! The Pretend One is a feature length magic realist drama following Charlie and her imaginary friend Hugo who growing up on an isolated cotton farm. When a new man…

Exclusive Clip! David Field and Geraldine Hakewill in The Pretend One

The coming-of-age Australian feature film The Pretend One will embark on a screening and Q&A tour throughout March, April and May covering the major capital cities, as well as some special regional centres along the way. Starring Geraldine Hakewill (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries) and Michael Whalley (Slow West), the film tells the story of Charlie…

Cinema Australia Podcast Episode #30 | Geraldine Hakewill, Michael Whalley and Tony Prescott (The Pretend One)

In this episode of the Cinema Australia Podcast, actors Geraldine Hakewill and Michael Whalley and director Tony Prescott discuss their incredible new film, The Pretend One. An adult woman’s imaginary friend from childhood, Hugo, finds his existence threatened when a real person becomes the woman’s love interest. The Pretend One will have its world premiere…

The Pretend One gets a new trailer

The Cinema Australia team were lucky enough to catch an early screening of The Pretend One and it left us speechless. We haven’t been this impressed with an Australian feature film since The Babadook. Just sayin’… Stay tuned for our full review. The Pretend One is eyeing a 2018 release. You can keep up to…

St Kilda Film Festival – Full program revealed

The St Kilda Film Festival has revealed its exciting ten-day calendar for the 2016 event; running from Thursday 19 to Saturday 28 May 2016. Proudly produced by the City of Port Phillip, the Festival will kick off with Opening Night on Thursday 19 May, where the Palais Theatre will welcome 3,000 industry guests and film-lovers on the red carpet…

Trailer of the Day: The Pretend One

The Pretend One The Pretend One is a feature length magic realist drama following Charlie and her imaginary friend Hugo who growing up on an isolated cotton farm. When a new man appears in Charlie’s life, Hugo’s whole existence is threatened and he must become real to win Charlie back. Directed by: Tony Prescott Written by: James Raue and Tony…