First look at Paul Ireland’s M4M

First images have been revealed for M4M – director Paul Ireland’s followup to the critically acclaimed Pawno. M4M is a modern update of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure set in a housing commission block in Prahran. In the film an unlikely love ignites between a modern muslim girl and a local musician amongst the background of racial…

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…

Interview: Donna McRae

Lost Gully Road will have its world premiere at Monster Fest this month. We caught up with the director of the new Australian supernatural thriller, Donna McRae. Interview by Matthew Eeles Can you tell us about yourself and your filmmaking journey so far. I came into filmmaking as an actor. I graduated from drama school and…

First teaser drops for refugee drama Akoni

Genna Chanelle Hayes’ debut feature film Akoni has completed production in Sydney this week, and the first teaser has been released. Akoni boasts an all-star Australian and English cast including Mark Coles Smith, Kit Esuruoso, John Brumpton, Genna Chanelle Hayes, Simon Elrahi, Jack Ellis, Marlikka Perdrisat, Rashidi Edward, Christopher Stollery and Pippa Grandison. Akoni is written, directed…

West End star to lead Australian cast in Akoni

West End star and English-­born Kit Esuruoso will star in the upcoming feature film Akoni alongside a stellar Australian cast including John Brumpton (2016 AACTA Best ActorNominee), Mal Kennard (2016 Silver Logie Nominee), Genna Chanelle Hayes, Pippa Grandison, Rashidi Edward and Simon Elrahi. Akoni tells the story of a Nigerian refugee who survives an attack by…

Cinema Australia Podcast Episode #7: Damian Hill (Pawno)

Pawno Directed by Paul Ireland Written by Damian Hill Produced by Toothless Pictures Starring John Brumpton, Maeve Dermody, Damian Hill, Malcolm Kennard, Mark Coles Smith, Kerry Armstrong, Tony Rickards, Daniel Frederiksen, Ngoc Phan, Naomi Rukavina, Mark Silveira, John Orcsik, Brad McMurry, Jesse Velik and Peta Brady Pawno is a character driven film about change, hope and identity. Within a day,…