Lift off! Cast announced for Lucy Durack’s new web series

After more than a decade as one of Australia’s musical theatre stars, WAAPA alumni Lucy Durack (Wicked, Legally Blonde, Sisters) is set to make her writing debut with Lift, a 7-part rom-com web series set entirely in an elevator. The series, which starts filming at Johnny Ma Studios in Perth today, will be an intimate…

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…

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…

Mark Coles Smith and Marlikka Perdrisat join the cast of Akoni

Genna Chanelle Hayes’ debut feature film Akoni will re-commence production in Sydney this week, and the film has added award-winning actor Mark Coles Smith and emerging young talent Marlikka Perdrisat to its cast. Coles Smith recently won a Helpmann Award for his work on the Belvoir play A Drover’s Wife. Marlikka Perdrisat is an indigenous…

Pawno goes from strength to strength

Mind Blowing World  has announced that the new Australian feature Pawno, opened nationally on Thursday 21 April to fabulous reviews and solid box office on its opening weekend. Pawno opened on 19 screens across Australia, achieving a healthy $3,120 screen average over the Anzac Day long weekend, with especially strong results recorded at The Sun in Yarraville,…