Interview: Stephen McCallum

Cinema Australia Original Content: Director Stephen McCallum has launched his feature film career with 1%, a violent and ferocious family drama set inside the world of a brutal bikie gang. Boasting an impressive lineup of Australian acting talent including Ryan Corr, Aaron Pedersen, Abbey Lee and Simone Kessell, 1% was written by Matt Nable who…

Competition! Win a double pass to see The Merger

Thanks to Umbrella Entertainment we’re giving away a bunch on double passes to new Australian comedy, The Merger – in cinemas September 6. The Merger is a funny, feel-good movie about the Bodgy Creek Roosters – a failing footy club who are forced to team up with some local refugees – and end up winning…

Interview: John Howard

Cinema Australia Original Content: We caught up with actor John Howard to discuss his new film, The Merger, directed by Mark Grentell (Backyard Ashes). The Merger is a hilarious, honest and heartwarming Australian comedy based on comedian Damian Callinan’s critically acclaimed solo show of the same name. Here’s the synopsis: The township of Bodgy Creek has seen…

The Merger looks set to kick some comedy goals

Directed by Mark Grentell Written by Damian Callinan Produced by Anne Robinson, Mark Grentell, Damian Callinan Starring Damian Callinan, Kate Mulvany, John Howard, Fayssal Bazzi, Josh McConville and Zenia Starr The township of Bodgy Creek has seen better days: the population is dwindling, jobs are scarce & the litter has built up around the fading Tidy Town sign. The next victim of the town’s decline…

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…

A fierce new teaser has dropped for 1%

A very dramatic and intense teaser trailer has dropped for Stephen McCallum’s bikie drama 1%. 1% will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Discover program which showcases the work of emerging filmmakers. The crime drama stars Matt Nable as the vice president of an outlaw motorcycle gang who must betray his president…