Interview: Ewen Leslie

Ewen Leslie was just nine years old when he started acting professionally. It was on a popular children’s television series called Ship to Shore, filmed in and around Rockingham – a small coastal town about forty minutes south of Perth. After graduating from WAAPA in 2000, Leslie’s first feature film role was in Matthew Newton’s…

JUST ANNOUNCED! Feature films in competition for 2017 AACTAs

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) today announced the nominees for Best Feature Length Documentary as well as the feature films in competition for this year’s AACTA Awards. Reinforcing a strong year for Australian documentary and following changes to the nominations process to introduce a Documentary Branch, AACTA has announced five nominees…

Ewen Leslie joins the CinefestOZ Film Prize Jury

Priscilla Cameron’s The Butterfly Tree will have its WA premiere at this year’s CinefestOZ. Directed by Priscilla Cameron and produced by Bridget Callow-Wright, The Butterfly Tree stars Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould and Sophie Lowe. The film tells the tale of Evelyn, a burlesque queen who bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son Fin. When…

Interview: Matthew Saville and Joel Edgerton

Allowing just ten minutes to interview two filmmakers with such a rich history in Australian cinema should be considered a felony in itself. It’s not an easy task to interview two personalities as big as Matthew Saville’s and Joel Edgerton’s in such short time, but their generous answers gave me plenty to work with. Interview…

And then there were three

Three Australian films have been nominated for their original screenplays at this years AWGIE Awards. Morgan O’Neill has been nominated for surfer flick Drift, Kim Mordaunt for critically acclaimed The Rocket and Joel Edgerton for the highly anticipated Falony. Our money is on Joel Edgerton for Falony directed by Cloud Street’s Matthew Saville and staring…