Eric Bana and Robert Connolly team up for The Dry

Actor Eric Bana (Munich, Romulus, My Father, Chopper) has been cast as the lead role of Aaron Falk in the feature film adaptation of Jane Harper’s bestselling and award-winning novel The Dry, producers Made Up Stories announced today. Robert Connolly (Balibo, Paper Planes, Deep State) is set to direct from a script written by Connolly…

Adelaide Film Festival Hive Fund #3 recipients announced

Acclaimed Australian artists Matthew Sleeth, Emma Magenta and Bruce Gladwin are set to collaborate with screen creatives Maggie Miles, Robert Connolly, Andrew Bovell, Julie Eckersley and Ester Harding on three exciting, bold new projects announced to receive funding in the third and final round of the successful HIVE FUND initiative. An Adelaide Film Festival initiative…

Interview: Tony Ayres

Cut Snake – a mini-masterpiece and an instant Australian classic – hits cinemas today and Cinema Australia recently caught up with the film’s director, Tony Ayres. Tony is travelling around the country presenting his film to audiences followed by Q&A sessions. “Q&A’s are always very hard to judge.” said Ayres. “The people who stay are the people who…

Write off – Nominees announced for the 2015 AWGIE Awards

Eight Australian telemovies or television mini-series are battling it out for top honours in this year’s AWGIE Awards for performance writing. Awards for the best original and best adapted screenplays for Australian feature films have nine top-flight nominees. There are 13 nominations in the five theatre categories. The Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) says nominations in…