Release date confirmed for Abe Forsythe’s Down Under

StudioCanal has announced that Abe Forsythe’s second feature film, Down Under, will hit Australian cinemas August 4, 2016. A black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, Down Under is the story of two carloads of hotheads from both sides of the fight destined to collide. Sincere, though misguided, intent gives way to farcical ineptitude as this hilarious…

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…

Four Australian films for SXSW

Four Australian screen projects will be showcased at the 22nd South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas, next month. Feature film The Little Death, two short films, Happy with Bear and Followers, plus the Cronulla Riots: The Day That Shocked the Nation media experience will feature at the festival. Fiona Cameron, Screen Australia’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “It…

Competition #1: The Little Death (Closed)

The Little Death is a truly original comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo. In a multi-story narrative, we peer behind the closed doors of a seemingly normal suburban street to explore the secret sex lives of five ordinary couples. Laugh-out-loud funny, honest and ultimately moving, The Little Death looks at how far we go in pursuit of that…

Review: The Little Death (Warning: Naughty Language)

Of all of this year’s directors making their feature film debut, Josh Lawson has arguably the highest profile. Not only is he a respected comedian making us all piss our pants in home-grown shows like Thank God You’re Here and Kinne, he’s also made an impression overseas starring opposite Don Cheadle in House of Cards…

25 feature films in competition for the 4th AACTA Awards announced

Anticipation around the 4th AACTA Awards increased today with the announcement that 25 Feature Films will compete in the 4th AACTA Awards. The 25 Feature Films In Competition for the 4th AACTA Awards are: 52 Tuesdays; AROUND THE BLOCK; The Babadook; Backyard Ashes; Canopy; Charlie’s Country; Fell; Felony; Galore; Healing; I, FRANKENSTEIN; The Infinite Man; The…