New Trailer: Akoni

The trailer launch of Genna Chanelle Hayes’ highly-anticipated debut feature film Akoni marks the beginning of the film’s cinema journey in Australia, New Zealand and West Africa. Akoni follows the journey of a homeless Nigerian refugee after he is forced to flee conflict in his homeland and integrate into the West. With the number of…

9 Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018

by Matthew Eeles It’s that time of year again when our inbox becomes flooded with emails questioning our decision to choose only nine Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018. For new readers, it’s something we’ve done every year since launching Cinema Australia. Why nine? Why not ten? We couldn’t tell you. Looking…

West End star to lead Australian cast in Akoni

West End star and English-­born Kit Esuruoso will star in the upcoming feature film Akoni alongside a stellar Australian cast including John Brumpton (2016 AACTA Best ActorNominee), Mal Kennard (2016 Silver Logie Nominee), Genna Chanelle Hayes, Pippa Grandison, Rashidi Edward and Simon Elrahi. Akoni tells the story of a Nigerian refugee who survives an attack by…