Interview: John V. Soto

Director John V. Soto discusses his new Perth-shot Sci Fi thriller, The Gateway. John’s previous directing credits include The Reckoning starring Luke Hemsworth, Viva Bianca and Jonathan LaPaglia and Needle with Ben Mendelsohn.  Interview by Matthew Eeles Tell us a about ‘The many interacting worlds hypothesis’ and your research into it? Early on in the development process for…

Special guest lineup announced for CinefestOZ

Australian film fan? You’re going to want to get to this year’s CinefestOZ. This year’s talent list is an added drawcard in the lead up to the full program release on July 28 and begins with internationally acclaimed and Academy Award nominated writer and director, Scott Hicks, who will attend in the role of this year’s Film Prize…

New poster drops for The Gateway

A new poster has dropped for John V. Soto’s upcoming Australian Sci Fi drama, The Gateway. Soto’s followup to his 2014 Perth-shot drama The Reckoning follows a particle physicist who is still grieving over the loss of her husband in a car crash. She uses a revolutionary machine to bring him back, with dire consequences for…

CinefestOZ Film Prize Finalist #4: Jasper Jones – Tickets and screening details here

CinefestOZ Film Prize Finalist, Jasper Jones, directed by Rachel Perkins, is set to make its Western Australian premiere at CinefestOZ’s glittering opening night at Orana Cinemas Busselton on Wednesday 24 August at 6pm. Adapted from Craig Silvey’s best-selling Australian novel and featuring a stellar cast including Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie and…

9 Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2016

What a year 2015 was for Australian cinema. Box office records were smashed thanks to Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller’s contemporary interpretation of his 1979 classic, and Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker. Each film was headlined by international heavyweights including Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet respectively. It was a massive year for indi-filmaking in Australia…

Sunday Shorts #2: Factory 293

It’s been a week already since we launched our new feature, Sunday Shorts to overwhelming support from new and regular readers of Cinema Australia. In Sunday Shorts #2 we take a look at writer/director Roderick MacKay’s epic Western Australian short FACTORY293. In a remote part of Stalin’s war-torn Union of the Soviet Socialist Republic, Grigor, Manager of munitions…