Interview: Damien Power

“The worst violence is left off screen and left to the viewer’s imagination. I knew that audiences would be able to fill in those blanks in a worse way than I would ever want to show.” Damien Power’s Killing Ground is brutal, violent and unforgiving. Here, Power talks us through the process of making one of…

Australian release date confirmed for Damien Power’s Killing Ground

Mushroom Pictures has announced an August 24 release date for Damien Power’s debut feature, Killing Ground. Powers will be joined by the film’s star Harriet Dyer and other key cast in a series of Q&As taking place in the film’s opening week. Killing Ground wowed audiences and critics at its International Premiere at the Sundance…

Trailer of the Day: Killing Ground

Killing Ground Written and Directed by Damien Power Produced by Joe Weatherstone and Lisa Shaunessy Starring Harriet Dyer, Aaron Pedersen, Stephen Hunter, Tiarnie Couplans, Maya Stange, Ian Meadows, Aaron Glenan and Mitzi Ruhlmann Ian and Samantha head to a national park, hoping the bush will give them space for some quiet time together. They arrive at an…

Review: Down Under

Down Under Written and Directed by Abe Forsythe Produced by Barbara Gibbs, Jodi Matterson, Greg McLean and Stuart Quin Starring Lincoln Younes, Rahel Romahn, Michael Denkha, Fayssal Bazzi, Alexander England, Damon Herriman, Justin Rosniak, Chris Bunton, Harriet Dyer, David Field, Marshall Napier, Josh McConville and Dylan Young “Smart, hilarious, brutal and confronting, Down Under is one of the…

Release date confirmed for Abe Forsythe’s Down Under

StudioCanal has announced that Abe Forsythe’s second feature film, Down Under, will hit Australian cinemas August 4, 2016. A black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, Down Under is the story of two carloads of hotheads from both sides of the fight destined to collide. Sincere, though misguided, intent gives way to farcical ineptitude as this hilarious…

9 Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2016

What a year 2015 was for Australian cinema. Box office records were smashed thanks to Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller’s contemporary interpretation of his 1979 classic, and Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker. Each film was headlined by international heavyweights including Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet respectively. It was a massive year for indi-filmaking in Australia…

Your first look at Abe Forsythe’s Down Under

The first image for filmmaker Abe Forsythe’s second feature film, Down Under, has just been released. A black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, Down Under is the story of two carloads of hotheads from both sides of the fight destined to collide. Sincere, though misguided, intent gives way to farcical ineptitude as this hilarious yet…

Interview: Brendan Cowell

“When I started doing damage to others, bringing others down and really disappointing people that I love, that’s when I kind of clued into the fact that I was living a deeply unsavoury life.” Every time I ask any filmmaker the question, the answer is almost always the same, “The advertising budget is virtually non-existent.” Surely though, for a…