JUST ANNOUNCED! Feature films in competition for 2017 AACTAs

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) today announced the nominees for Best Feature Length Documentary as well as the feature films in competition for this year’s AACTA Awards. Reinforcing a strong year for Australian documentary and following changes to the nominations process to introduce a Documentary Branch, AACTA has announced five nominees…

Interview: Jack Martin

We caught up with The Legend of Ben Hall’s leading man himself, Jack Martin, ahead of the film’s DVD and Blu-ray release. “I’m very passionate about actors being well researched and prepared for their work.” Interview by Matthew Eeles Had you ever heard of Ben Hall before going into the role? I had heard of…

The Legend of Ben Hall (Competition Now Closed)

To celebrate the release of The Legend of Ben Hall on Blu-ray and DVD, we’re giving readers the chance to win a Blu-ray copy of The Legend of Ben Hall signed by director Matthew Holmes and made out to winners personally. After two years running from the law, Ben Hall is soon drawn back into bushranging by the…

Steven Spiel’s Living Space teaser unveiled

Tru Dot Films has released the first teaser trailer for its new psychological horror feature film, Living Space. Written and directed by Steven Spiel, the film looks set to add to Australia’s rich catalogue of films in this genre. The film stars some of Australia’s best known talent, including Georgia Chara (Wentworth, Home & Away) Leigh Scully…

Sydney screenings announced for Sophie Townsend’s Pretty Good Friends

Multi-award winning indie Pretty Good Friends will have an exclusive Sydney cinema screening at Paddington’s Chauvel Cinema on Tuesday 7 February at 6:30pm. Pretty Good Friends has been dubbed Australia’s first mumblecore film. Mumblecore is the unique film subgenre that shot Lena Dunham (HBO’s Girls) to fame, and was first coined in 2005 at America’s South…

Interview: Ronnie Minder

“Seeing my name on the Oscars website next to many of my composing heroes such as Alan Silvestri, Mark Isham, John Williams and Hans Zimmer, was an amazing feeling,” Swiss-born, Australian based composer Ronnie Minder told Cinema Australia. His first feature film score for Matthew Holmes’ The Legend of Ben Hall is one of 145 scores to…