Focus on Flickerfest: Stranger

Cinema Australia Original Content: So, what’s it about? A charming yet guarded (and mostly shirtless) wanderer drifts confidently through a bar and motel of an Australian outback mining town until he finds himself questioning his own identity, after making a real connection with a damaged motel maid. Sounds edgy. Who made it? Peter Skinner directed and wrote…

First Look! Cast announced for H is for Happiness

The new Australian family film, H is for Happiness, has commenced principal photography in the picturesque coastal town of Albany, in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The colourful film is the debut feature from well-known theatre director John Sheedy, whose feel-good short film Mrs McCutcheon garnered glowing reviews and accolades in Australia and…

Interview: Joel Jackson

Actor Joel Jackson puts his heart and soul into playing Marcus Stamm in Greg McLean’s harrowing survival thriller, Jungle. “I don’t know if Marcus’ family will see this picture, or what they will think, but you become hyper-aware of paying your respects to somebody who went through these things in real life.” Interview by Matthew Eeles…

Eddie Izzard, Emily Taheny and Hugh Sheridan get The Call Back

Acclaimed British actor, comedian and writer Eddie Izzard will star in The Call Back, the feature debut of writer/director Marion Pilowsky (My Last Five Girlfriends, Sleuth), which begins filming in Adelaide later this month. The Emmy Award-winning Izzard has developed a stellar reputation as a film, television and stage actor, with recent credits including Victoria…

New poster drops for Greg McLean’s Jungle

Four men venture into the jungle – but the jungle may not want to give them back. Umbrella Pictures has unveiled the key art for the epic real-life story of survival against all odds, Jungle, opening in cinemas nationally November 9. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as young Israeli Yossi Ghinsberg, author of the international best-selling 1996…

Trailer of the Day: Jungle

Young Israeli Yossi Ghinsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) leaves a safe future behind to chase an improbable dream in the mysterious depths of the Amazon rainforest. For a year he journeys on the path well-travelled, but when he and two new fellow adventurers, Kevin Gale (Alex Russell) and Marcus Stamm (Joel Jackson), meet the darkly charismatic Karl…