New Trailer: Akoni

The trailer launch of Genna Chanelle Hayes’ highly-anticipated debut feature film Akoni marks the beginning of the film’s cinema journey in Australia, New Zealand and West Africa. Akoni follows the journey of a homeless Nigerian refugee after he is forced to flee conflict in his homeland and integrate into the West. With the number of…

Mystery Road: Origin kicks off filming in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Screenwest has announce that Mystery Road: Origin has kicked off filming in Kalgoorlie-Boulder this week, with AACTA award-nominated Broome actor Mark Coles Smith (KGB, Last Cab to Darwin, Pawno, Will Australia Ever Have a Black Prime Minister?) taking over the reigns from Aaron Pederson, starring…

Hold onto your seats! The new Occupation: Rainfall trailer is one hell of a ride

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Occupation: Rainfall, the spectacular new Australian alien invasion blockbuster, produced entirely independently, will release in Australian cinemas on 28 January 2021. The film will open across more than 120 screens, reaching a wide audience of sci-fi adventure lovers and will be distributed…

New Australian web series Sisters is now available to stream online!

The first season for Genna Chanelle Hayes’ new series Sisters has been released online via Youtube. Starring Tariro Mavondo, Gemma Forsyth, Marlikka Perdrisat, Genna Chanelle Hayes, Mark Coles Smith, Martin Sacks, Travis Jeffrey, Natasha Wanganeen and Denise Richards, Sisters explores the deep friendship between four unique Australian twenty-something girls as they navigate modern society and…

Indigenous comedy series KGB greenlit by ABC

Screenwest, Screen Australia and ABC Indigenous have announce KGB, a comedy web series created by Western Australian indigenous filmmaker brothers, Luke and Dan Riches, has been greenlit by the ABC thanks to Screenwest’s Indigenous Online Initiative – Originate. Set in Perth’s notorious KGB (Koondoola, Girrawheen, Balga), the series follows two rookie detectives, tough guy Jack…

New trailer! Genna Chanelle Hayes’ unifying web series empowers women

Genna Chanelle Hayes’ Unifying New Series Empowers Women The first teaser has been released for Genna Chanelle Hayes’ new series Sisters. Sisters explores the deep friendship between four unique Australian twenty-something girls as they navigate modern society and evolve through love, loss, cultural differences, sexuality, faith and trauma. The series stars Tariro Mavondo, Gemma Forsyth,…

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…