Interview: Nichola Balestri

Young Perth actress Nichola Balestri gives a standout performance in Ben Elton’s new comedy, Three Summers which even impressed her co-star and Australian acting legend, Michael Caton. Here, Nichola fills us in on her journey so far and her ambitions going forward. Interview by Matthew Eeles When did you first become interested in acting? I’ve…

Three Summers (Competition Now Closed)

Thanks to Transmission films, we’re giving readers the chance to win one of ten in-season double passes to see Ben Elton’s new Australian comedy, Three Summers. From internationally renowned writer/director Ben Elton comes Three Summers, an ensemble comedy that embraces the diversity of modern Australia. At a summer music festival, the feisty lead singer of…

Three Summers set to kick off national Q&A tour in hometown

A major national tour is underway this month for Ben Elton’s big-hearted ensemble comedy Three Summers, ahead of a hometown screening on Thursday October 26 at the Grand Cygnet Cinemas in Como. This will kick off a week of Q&A screenings and appearances at Perth cinemas, including a special charity screening in Mandurah for the…

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…

$750,000 funding boost for Maziar Lahooti’s Below

Written a family-friendly comedy full of laughs, sunshine and a jolly good time? Going by a recent trend over the last few years, you’ve got no chance of winning Screenwest’s funding initiative, West Coast Visions. Written something as dark as the devil’s heart itself? Something about an apocalypse, a violent bikie gang or a serial…

Your first look at Ben Elton’s Three Summers

The first trailer for Three Summer is here. Ben Elton’s anticipated new film was recently announced as a contender for the CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize when it screens at the Busselton-based festival towards the end of August. The WA-shot comedy will also have its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival later this month.…