Interview: Simone Buchanan

Actor and director Simon Buchanan talks about her career so far, Shame, Hey Dad! and Chris Sun’s horrific new creature feature Boar! “I felt this real sense of responsibility for this character.” Interview by Matthew Eeles I was interested to hear you’re currently directing Neighbours. I am. I’ve been working crazy hours and it’s been…

Bloody hell! A new Boar trailer has dropped

The theatrical trailer for Chris Sun’s Boar dropped this afternoon. Written and directed by Sun (Charlie’s Farm), Boar stars John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), Bill Moseley (Charlie’s Farm), Simone Buchanan (Neighbours), Nathan Jones (Mad Max: Fury Road), Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters), Roger Ward (Mad Max), Melissa Tkautz (Real Housewives of Sydney), Ricci Guarnaccio (Geordie Shore)…

Louis Mandylor returns home for Christmas Down Under

Christmas Down Under, the latest venture for Ignite Pictures, began production earlier this week in Sydney. From director Louis Mandylor (Blindsided), the feature film stars John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), Joanne Samuel (Mad Max), Justine Kacir (Home and Away) and Logie Award winner Paul O’Brien (Home and Away). The family film tells the story of tightly…

Not Quite Hollywood & Dark Age Competition Now Closed

Thanks to Umbrella Entertainment, we’re giving readers the chance to win a copy of Not Quite Hollywood and Dark Age on Blu-ray. Not Quite Hollywood is the fast and furious story of OZploitation – an eye-popping celebration of Australian cult films of the ’70s and early ’80s (including Stone, Mad Max and Turkey Shoot). Exploding with adrenaline-pumping…

Six Australian film premieres to gorge on at Monster Fest 2017

Chris Sun’s long-awaited Ozploitation horror film, Boar, will have its Australian premiere at this year’s Monster Fest. Boar is one of six Australian films announced as the first wave of programming announced for Australia’s premier cult festival Monster Fest, Australia’s premier genre film festival, today announces its first wave of programming for its annual Melbourne event, to be…

Cinema Australia Podcast Episode #8: Joseph Sims-Dennett (Observance)

Observance Directed by Joseph Sims-Dennett Written by Joseph Sims-Dennett and Josh Zammit Starring Lindsay Farris, Stephanie King, Brendan Cowell, John Jarratt, Benedict Hardie, Tom O’Sullivan, Roger Ward, Gabriel Dunn, Joseph Sims-Dennett, Louise Mignone and Ash Ricardo Synopsis In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker reluctantly…

Australian screenings announced for Observance – Details and tickets here

Screenings, including the film’s Australian premiere, have been announced for Observance with more dates in other cities to follow. Observance, a psychological thriller, tells of a private investigator embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, and while witnessing bizarre happenings around her, is unaware the derelict building that he’s surveying her…

Red Billabong secures distribution with Pinnacle Films – New pics revealed!

Australian action/creature feature Red Billabong has officially joined forces with Pinnacle Films to distribute the film theatrically and on home release throughout Australia and New Zealand. Pinnacle Films are distributors for previous Australian films such as Predestination, Healing and Return to Nim’s Island, and more recently Dinosaur Island and the John Jarratt thriller Stalkher. Thus Red Billabong…