Traditional Owners fight to protect the Martuwarra Fitzroy River in Stephanie King’s Voices of the River

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Documentary web series Voices of the River will be released next week, featuring ten Traditional Owners fighting to protect the Martuwarra Fitzroy River from large-scale water extraction. Following acclaim on the international festival circuit, Voices of the River will premiere next…

Cinema Australia Podcast #64 | Josh Reed

Cinema Australia Original Content: Director Josh Reed joins the Cinema Australia Podcast to discuss his tense, claustrophobic drama, We’re Not Here to Fuck Spiders. We’re Not Here To Fuck Spiders is a micro-budget crime film about a household of bottom-feeder meth-head criminals in the lead up to, and aftermath of, a lucrative home invasion. To…

Indulge in one of Australia’s finest mumblecore films with the Chocolate Oyster Q&A tour

Following a critically acclaimed screening at last year’s Sydney Film Festival, director Steve Jaggi’s brilliant observational mumblecore Chocolate Oyster is hitting the road with a series of Q&A screenings across the country. Chocolate Oyster follows twenty-somethings Ellie and Taylor, who live in Bondi apartments they can’t really afford and pursue their dreams in a city…

► Trailer of the Day: Undermined – Tales from the Kimberley

Directed by Nicholas Wrathall Written by Nicholas Wrathall and Stephanie King Produced by Nicholas Wrathall and Stephanie King, Albert Wiggan and Mark Jones Australia’s vast and unspoiled Kimberley region is under threat, with mining, pastoralism and irrigated agriculture driving an unprecedented land grab. Undermined – Tales from the Kimberley investigates the politics of an area now branded “the…

Trailer of the Day: Chocolate Oyster

Chocolate Oyster Written and Directed by Steve Jaggi Produced by Christine Luby Starring Anna Lawrence, Rosie Lourde, Ryan Harrison, Aaron Glenane, Stephanie King, Tyler Atkins, Laura Bunting, Stephen Multari, Samuel Wilson, Kallista Kaval and Digby Webster Chocolate Oyster is an examination of the challenges facing two young women, Ellie (Anna Lawrence) and Taylor (Rosie Lourde), each running…

Cinema Australia Podcast Episode #8: Joseph Sims-Dennett (Observance)

Observance Directed by Joseph Sims-Dennett Written by Joseph Sims-Dennett and Josh Zammit Starring Lindsay Farris, Stephanie King, Brendan Cowell, John Jarratt, Benedict Hardie, Tom O’Sullivan, Roger Ward, Gabriel Dunn, Joseph Sims-Dennett, Louise Mignone and Ash Ricardo Synopsis In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker reluctantly…

Australian screenings announced for Observance – Details and tickets here

Screenings, including the film’s Australian premiere, have been announced for Observance with more dates in other cities to follow. Observance, a psychological thriller, tells of a private investigator embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, and while witnessing bizarre happenings around her, is unaware the derelict building that he’s surveying her…

Trailer of the Day: Observance

In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. Embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, Parker witnesses bizarre happenings surrounding her, unaware that the derelict building that he…