Four WA filmmakers compete for top award at Flickerfest

Four Western Australian filmmaking friends will soon compete for the top award at the prestigious Flickerfest Short Film Festival in Bondi. Their award-winning films Judas Collar and Calling have been recognised by local and international film festivals in the past year and now the two all-female writer/director/producer teams will be going head-to-head for Australia’s biggest short film…

Liam Graham cast in ABC’s The Heights (Exclusive)

by Matthew Eeles Perth actor Liam Graham has been cast in ABC’s Perth-shot drama, The Heights. Graham, whose credits include the well-received comedy series The Legend of Gavin Tanner, award-winning short film Council and feature film OtherLife, will have an ongoing role in the series as Tyler. “Being cast in The Heights has been an…

Interview: Jess Black – Young Filmmaker of the Year award winner

24-year-old Perth-based producer Jess Black was awarded the prestigious Young Filmmaker of the Year award at the 28th annual West Australian Screen Awards. Black and her short romantic drama Lola & Luis, written and directed by Miley Tunnecliffe, received three nominations, including Young Filmmaker, Best Film (Short Form) and Best Actor for the late Wayne Davies’…

Program announced for the second Next Gen

The second Next Gen program has been announced. The monthly event held at The Backlot Perth will feature 8 short films and will feature special guests including Simon Akkerman ACS and Lauren Brunswick. Simon is a highly experienced award winning cinematographer with a career spanning over 40 years. He’s worked for major clients across a variety…

The first Next Gen program announced

Next Gen, a unique monthly event for emerging West Australian filmmakers, is set to host its first event on October 5 at The Backlot Perth. Each Next Gen screening will include a bunch of West Australian made short films and a Q&A session with local filmmakers. Special guest Q&A starts at 6.30pm. Screening commences straight after.…