Cinema Australia Podcast #55 | Roderick MacKay

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. In this episode of the Cinema Australia Podcast, host Matthew Eeles is joined by The Furnace writer and director, Roderick MacKay. To escape a harsh existence and return home, a young Afghan cameleer partners with a mysterious bushman…

Release date and trailer revealed for Roderick MacKay’s The Furnace

The first trailer has dropped for Roderick MacKay’s highly anticipated, WA-shot, The Furnace. Set in the 1890s gold rush of Western Australia, The Furnace tells the story of an unlikely hero, navigating greed and the search for identity in a new land. The Furnace illuminates the forgotten history of Australia’s ‘Ghan’ cameleers, who were predominantly Muslim…

Roderick MacKay’s The Furnace to premiere at the Venice Film Festival

WA-based filmmaker Roderick MacKay’s directorial debut The Furnace will have its world premiere at the 77th Venice Film Festival. The film has been selected to screen in the prestigious Orizzionti Competition. The Furnace, set in the 1890s gold rush of Western Australia, is an unlikely hero’s tale, navigating greed and the search for identity in a…

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…