Review: Standing Up For Sunny

Cinema Australia Original Content: Standing Up For Sunny Written and Directed by Steven Vidler Starring RJ Mitte, Philippa Northeast, Italia Hunt and Sam Reid Produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin and Drew Bailey “Tender, clever and very, very funny.” by Matthew Eeles It’s hard to believe Standing Up For Sunny is director Steven Vidler’s first…

9 Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018

by Matthew Eeles It’s that time of year again when our inbox becomes flooded with emails questioning our decision to choose only nine Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018. For new readers, it’s something we’ve done every year since launching Cinema Australia. Why nine? Why not ten? We couldn’t tell you. Looking…

Cast and crew announced for Stephen Elliott’s Flammable Children

One of Australia’s leading independent distributors, Becker Film Group, is pleased to announce that principal photography of Stephan Elliott’s latest film Flammable Children will commence on Monday 17th October. The film is produced by Al Clark of Wildheart Films and Jamie Hilton of See Pictures and will be shooting on the Gold Coast, in Queensland AUSTRALIA. Flammable…

Screenwest announce West Coast Visions funding recipients

Screenwest, via the State government, have announced the recipients who will receive the $750,000 in West Coast Visions funding for 2016-17. One of Screenwest’s largest funds, the program aims to uncover, inspire and develop local talent and skills. The project in receipt of the funding is the feature film, 1%, with Western Australian director, Stephen McCallum, writer Matt Nable and…

Limited East Coast season announced for Australian psychological thriller, Backtrack

New Australian psychological thriller, Backtrack will screen exclusively for one-week across select Palace Cinemas from 16-22 June. The strictly limited one-week cinema release will be followed by digital and disc releases on August 3, a non-traditional pattern designed to make the film available to a broader audience across all channels without delay.  Producer Jamie Hilton said, “We’re excited to…

Finalists announced for $100,000 CinéfestOZ Film Prize 2015

CinéfestOZ has announced the five finalists in contention for its second annual $100,000 Film Prize. Backtrack, Now Add Honey, Pawno, MIFF@CinefestOZ film Putuparri and the Rainmakers and The Daughter have been shortlisted for Australia’s biggest film prize, to be announced at the festival on Saturday, 29th August. The Film Prize is awarded to the producer of an Australian feature…