A devilishly dark trailer has dropped for Maziar Lahooti’s Below

A new trailer has dropped for Maziar Lahooti’s devilishly dark comedy, Below. Starring Ryan Corr and Anthony LaPaglia, Below is a pitch-black comedy with a unique, and uniquely provocative, take on Australia’s controversial asylum-seeker detention system. When darkweb con-artist Dougie lands in the bloody deep end of a scam gone wrong, his gruff stepdad Terry…

Recasting Classics: Newsfront

Cinema Australia Original Content: By Matthew Eeles A remake of Newsfront has been announced. This modern retelling of Phillip Noyce’s 1978 classic will be directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, who will again team up with The Dressmaker costume designer Marion Boyce to bring the characters of Len Maguire, Frank Maguire, Amy Mackenzie, Chris Hewitt, Fay and…

Interview: Matt Nable

Cinema Australia Original Content: Cinema Australia caught up with actor and screenwriter Matt Nable to discuss his violent new Australian bikie drama, 1%. “There are many types of violence. I called upon some of the things I had seen and heard as a kid. When you’re in that environment it becomes the norm.” Interview by…

Interview: Stephen McCallum

Cinema Australia Original Content: Director Stephen McCallum has launched his feature film career with 1%, a violent and ferocious family drama set inside the world of a brutal bikie gang. Boasting an impressive lineup of Australian acting talent including Ryan Corr, Aaron Pedersen, Abbey Lee and Simone Kessell, 1% was written by Matt Nable who…

A new trailer for Bruce Beresford’s Ladies in Black has dropped

The first trailer has arrived for Ladies in Black from legendary Australian director Bruce Beresford. Ladies in Black is based on Madeleine St John’s best-selling novel, The Women in Black. Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, shy…

Here it is! The brand new 1% trailer rides in

1% has a brand new trailer ahead of its screening at this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Easily the most anticipated Australian film of the year, 1% is written by Australian acting legend Matt Nable and is directed by first-time feature filmmaker Stephen McCallum. 1% stars Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee, Matt Nable, Simone Kessell, Eddie Baroo and…

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…

Cast announced for Beresford’s Ladies in Black

Academy Award® nominated director Bruce Beresford (Breaker Morant, Driving Miss Daisy, Mao’s Last Dancer) has assembled an incredible Australian and international cast for Ladies in Black, the long-awaited big screen adaptation of Madeleine St John’s 1993 best-selling novel, The Women in Black. The film will star Julia Ormond (Mad Men) as Magda Szombatheli, the charming…