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…

5 things you never knew about Dead Calm

Dead Calm Directed by Phillip Noyce Written by Terry Hayes Produced by Terry Hayes, George Miller and Doug Mitchell Starring Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane, Rob Mulinar, Joshua Tilden and George Shevtsov A suspense thriller about a husband and wife, recovering from a personal tragedy, who encounter a stranger while cruising their boat in…

Cate Shortland calls action on her new film in Melbourne

Australian director Cate Shortland’s (Lore, Somersault) next feature film, a psychological thriller starring Teresa Palmer, starts filming at the Docklands Studio in Melbourne this week. Based on Melanie Joosten’s book Berlin Syndrome, Shortland’s as yet untitled film was written by Shaun Grant, who co-wrote Justin Kurzel’s Snowtown. It sees Australia’s very own Teresa Palmer (Wish You Were Here,…

Interview: Kim Farrant

“I once filmed a couple who lost a child to cancer and they were so raw and fragile and broken. It’s that depth of truth that becomes the measuring point. It tells me if I’m getting this level of truth from my performances.” – Kim Farrant. Interview by Matthew Eeles: Strangerland is your first feature…

First trailer to Kim Farrant’s Strangerland is here (Removed)

Sorry folks. Apparently the version we ad embedded was an unauthorised leak. We’ve been told to expect a trailer soon though so stay tuned. Newcomers to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, Catherine and Matthew Parker’s lives are flung into crisis when they discover their two teenage kids, Tommy and Lily, have mysteriously disappeared…