Roderick MacKay’s The Furnace to go into production next month

Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  Director Roderick MacKay will make his feature film debut with The Furnace with TIFF rising star, Ahmed Malekand Australia’s David Wenham to headline the cast. Set in Western Australia’s 1890s gold rush, The Furnace is an unlikely hero’s tale, navigating greed…

Trailer of the Day: Flow

Flow Written and Directed by Simon Elrahi Produced by Simon Elrahi, Malcolm McLennan and Johnny Lahoud Starring Rain Fuller, Osamah Sami, Veronica Lang, Ben MaClaine. Lisa Scarlett, Millie Samuels, Aska Karem, Neveen Hanna, Victoria Ferrara and Maria McCarthy Stephen (Osamah Sami) and Julia’s (Rain Fuller) marriage is strained, unstable and lacking intimacy. Although they try to connect at times, their efforts lack a certain flow that is seen with…

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…

August release date confirmed for Ali’s Wedding

Madman Entertainment have confirmed it will release Jeffrey Walker’s Ali’s Wedding on August 31 this year. Co-written by actor, writer and comedian Osamah Sami (Saved, Jack Irish) and Andrew Knight (Hacksaw Ridge, The Water Diviner), is based on a true story from Sami’s life. After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events,…

Love is in the air in the new Ali’s Wedding trailer

Director Jeffrey Walker is kicking goals with two feature films being released in 2017. Madman Entertainment has today released the official trailer for Matchbox Pictures’ new feature Ali’s Wedding. The film will screen at festivals including the 2017 Sydney Film Festival ahead of a national cinema release. The award-winning screenplay, co-written by actor, writer and comedian…

Australian comedy series Two Refugees and a Blonde to launch at Refugee Week

A new web series has been created by Iranian and Iraqi Australian refugee artists Shahin Shafaei and Osamah Sami and Australian actor and writer Rain Fuller. The comedy investigates what happens when an outspoken blonde attempts to live with two erratic Muslim refugees. Legendary news anchor George Donikian covers a breaking news story: radio host Zoe Hunter has made some blunt challenges to…