Cinema Australia Podcast Episode #32 | David Fairhurst

My guest on this episode is David Fairhurst – the writer, director, co-producer and co-editor of the claustrophobic, mind-bending psychological thriller Reaching Distance. Logan, a cynic with a photographic memory, follows his sister’s killer onto a night-rider bus. As the line between past and present begins to blur on the journey, Logan uncovers he has…

Trailer of the Day: Reaching Distance

The theatrical trailer for the new Australian psychological drama Reaching Distance has been released, ahead of a national screening and Q&A tour, starting this week in Sydney. Only a few tickets are left for the screening and Q&A at Event Cinemas George Street on Wednesday October 17, with cast members Matt Day and Frederick Hama joining…

Final episode of Reaching Distance BTS series released

The final episode of the behind-the-scenes web series for Australian feature film Reaching Distance has dropped. Following a world premiere and positive reviews at CinefestOZ, the episode is the last behind-the-scenes glimpse before the film’s theatrical release. It tracks the final days on set with a focus on both the visually experimental scenes that were…

New web series goes behind the scenes of psychological thriller Reaching Distance

A behind-the-scenes web series for the Australian psychological thriller Reaching Distance launches online today ahead of the film’s world premiere at CinefestOZ. The series documents the Sydney-based production of the film which utilised several old-Hollywood practical effects including a massive 25-metre rear-projection setup that created the illusion of a moving bus. The web series will…

Competition: Win a double pass to see Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country

Directed by Warwick Thornton Written by Stephen McGregor and David Tranter Produced by David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin Starring Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie, Anni Finsterer, Matt Day and Sam Neill Running time 100 mins Classification TBC     Thanks to Transmission Films we have 5 in-season double passed to give away to Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country.  …

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…

Another win for Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country

by Matthew Eeles As anticipation builds locally, Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country has taken out another international award after its Special Jury Prize win at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. The Australian western, set in 1920’s Northern Territory, has won Best Film in the Platform Competition at Toronto International Film Festival. “Sweet Country is a spiritual…