Composer Ronnie Minder announces directing debut

by Matthew Eeles Swiss-born, Australian based composer Ronnie Minder has announced he will direct his first short film, Attic. Minder, who was eligible for an Oscar nomination for his The Legend of Ben Hall soundtrack, announced the horror film via his social media pages on the weekend. “I’m currently finishing the script in between scoring films,”…

Review: The Legend of Ben Hall

The Legend of Ben Hall Written & Directed by Matthew Holmes Starring Jack Martin, Jamie Coffa, Joanne Dobbin, William Lee, Andy McPhee and Pia Grace Moon “Epic. A triumph.” by Matthew Eeles There’s this frustrating, negative dialogue which unwelcomely rears its ugly head from time to time within our filmmaking industry. It’s about Australian feature…

New trailer drops for Australian bushranger epic

by Matthew Eeles A second trailer dropped this morning for The Legend of Ben Hall. Arguably one of the most anticipated local films of the year, Matthew Holmes’ Australian epic follows legendary bushranger Ben Hall as he and his gang attempt to escape NSW before the law catches up with them. Director Holmes is thrilled the second trailer has finally…

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…

Exclusive: Meet the cast of ‘The Legend of Ben Hall’

You all know the story of Ned Kelly but how many of you have heard the story of Australia’s other bush ranger, Ben Hall? Well, we’re about to find out a hell of a lot more thanks to local filmmaker Matthew Holmes. After an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign which raised over $75,000, and the recent announcement of Greg Mclean…