Ewen Leslie joins the CinefestOZ Film Prize Jury

Priscilla Cameron’s The Butterfly Tree will have its WA premiere at this year’s CinefestOZ. Directed by Priscilla Cameron and produced by Bridget Callow-Wright, The Butterfly Tree stars Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould and Sophie Lowe. The film tells the tale of Evelyn, a burlesque queen who bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son Fin. When…

Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell to tour The Mule – in Melbourne and Sydney only

TOUR TO PROMOTE THE UNIQUE ELEVATED DIGITAL RELEASE OF ANGUS SAMPSON & LEIGH WHANNELL’S AUSTRALIAN FEATURE; ‘THE MULE’ Entertainment One and The Mule filmmakers are thrilled to announce the Australian feature film The Mule will launch to Australian audiences on iTunes and other digital platforms on November 21, ensuring that the film can be seen immediately on any device, at any…

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…

Release dates for 6 new Australian films

Galore – 19 June, 2014 Directed by: Rhys Graham Starring: Ashleigh Cummings, Lily Sullivan, Toby Wallace and Aliki Matangi In the tradition of Somersault, writer/director Rhys Graham (Murundak: Songs of Freedom) explores the heartrending, chaotic, immense world of teenagers in his narrative feature debut GALORE. It’s a sweltering summer before the final year of school. Best friends…

Hand painted poster for The Mule

Angus Sampson revealed a hand-painted poster for his directorial debut The Mule via Twitter yesterday. The poster was made especially for SXSW where the film is making its much anticipated debut. The Mule will be released in Australian cinemas mid 2014. Hand painted poster for THE MULE 's world premiere at SXSW #sxsw14 http://t.co/pTcaMoLzjC —…

Focus on 2014: The Mule

The Mule STARRING Hugo Weaving, Angus Sampson DIRECTED BY Angus Sampson, Tony Mahony WRITTEN BY Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson CINEMATOGRAPHY Stefan Duscio RELEASE DATE 2014 CINEMA AUSTRALIA SAY We’ve made it quite clear from previous features on this website that we love a debut. This is the first feature film for both co-directors, Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony. Angus is one of…

Australia’s southern delights

Four Australian films have been selected to screen at the 2014 South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas. Writer/directors Michael and Peter Spierig’s Predestination, directors Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony’s The Mule, and writer/director Hugh Sullivan’s The Infinite Man will have their world premiere screenings. Kitty Green’s feature documentary Ukraine Is…