Interview: Jack Thompson

When I told Jack Thompson I was calling from Fremantle in Western Australia, he was quick to let me know how fond he was of the Port City. In the mid-90s, Thompson acted in Graeme Rattigan’s Under The Lighthouse Dancing which was shot just off Fremantle on the west coast’s most famous island playground, Rottnest.…

First trailer drops for Tori Garrett’s Don’t Tell

A powerful new trailer has dropped for Tori Garrett’s highly anticipated Australian film, Don’t Tell boasting an all-star cast including Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Rachel Griffiths, Sara West, Jacqueline McKenzie, Gyton Grantley, Susie Porter, Martin Sacks and Robert Taylor. Don’t Tell is the story of a young woman who fought back after enduring sexual abuse at a prestigious private…

Trailer of the Day: Blue World Order

Blue World Order Directed by Ché Baker and Dallas Bland Written by Ché Baker, Dallas Bland and Sarah Mason Produced by Ché Baker, Tim Maddocks, Sarah Mason and Matthew Reilly Starring Billy Zane, Bruce Spence, Jack Thompson, Jake Ryan and Stephen Hunter After a nuclear war decimated the northern hemisphere, the surviving population in the south become…

Interview: John Howard

The Howard Years by Matthew Eeles A few minutes into my conversation with John Howard the busy actor enthusiastically tells me he’s working on a new show with the ABC called The Warriors. Ironic considering the nature of our conversation. We’re here to discuss The Club – his first feature film about an AFL football…

6 things you never knew about The Club

Revelation Perth International Film Festival in association with Cinema Australia proudly present a celebration of Australian film – past present and future – through a program of monthly screenings. We’d just be positively un-Australian if we didn’t pay a tip of the hat to the footy finals. As our tribute to the great Australian game…

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…