The Last New Wave

Two Hands – 1999 – Gregor Jordan – The Last New Wave

Two Hands – 1999 – Gregor Jordan – The Last New Wave

Heath Ledger had a few notable roles in his short career, but in relation to his Australian work, none were better than his role as Jimmy in Gregor Jordan’s 1999 crime flick, Two Hands. In this episode of The Last New Wave, Andrew is joined by Jairo from the True Bromance Film Podcast to discuss the film. Head over to Ozflix to watch great Australian films. Follow The Last New Wave on Facebo...[Read More]

Interview with Dogs of Democracy Director Mary Zournazi – The Last New Wave

Interview with Dogs of Democracy Director Mary Zournazi – The Last New Wave

Director Mary Zournazi explores her heritage, refugees and canines in the documentary Dogs of Democracy. It’s a film that tells fascinating stories about the history of a city through the eyes of dogs, and the roles these dogs play in the ever changing society within Athens. Andrew was able to talk to Mary about her film as well as what inspired her to tell this tale. Dogs of Democracy scree...[Read More]

Interview with China’s 3Dreams Director Nick Torrens – The Last New Wave

Interview with China’s 3Dreams Director Nick Torrens – The Last New Wave

China’s 3Dreams is a documentary by director Nick Torrens that looks at the history of China, and the ‘three dreams’ that help shape the country going forward. It’s a truly fascinating, eye opening film that I am really glad I was able to watch, and most importantly, was able to discuss with Nick. Thanks to the output of this years Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, IR...[Read More]

Interview with Hotel Coolgardie Director Pete Gleeson – The Last New Wave

Interview with Hotel Coolgardie Director Pete Gleeson – The Last New Wave

Director Pete Gleeson joins Andrew to discuss his new documentary Hotel Coolgardie. This is fascinating documentary about two barmaids who have taken up employment at the remote bar in Coolgardie. Not only do they get work, but they get a different kind of attention than they expected. Please seek out this great film as it’s a fascinating look at an aspect of Australia that isn’t usual...[Read More]

The Babadook – 2014 – Jennifer Kent – The Last New Wave

The Babadook – 2014 – Jennifer Kent – The Last New Wave

Oh hey! Gay icon, horror masterwork, AACTA award winning film The Babadook finally gets its due with a maxed out, two hour long episode which discusses Jennifer Kent’s film in all the depth it requires. The main discussion was recorded after the internet deemed the top hat wearing figure that is the Babadook was a gay icon, so unfortunately we don’t touch on that too much – but, ...[Read More]

Interview with David Stratton – A Cinematic Life

Interview with David Stratton – A Cinematic Life

This is an episode which has crawled out of our very shallow archives. It was supposed to be released earlier this year to coincide with the cinematic release of David Stratton’s documentary David Stratton: A Cinematic Life, but instead just didn’t get released! So here it is in all its average audio glory. This interview was aptly recorded in the foyer of the great Windsor Cinema here...[Read More]

Interview with Tunnel Vision Director Ivan Hexter – The Last New Wave

Interview with Tunnel Vision Director Ivan Hexter – The Last New Wave

Director Ivan Hexter joins Andrew to discuss his documentary Tunnel Vision – a film about the problematic East/West link proposed by the then Victorian Liberal government. Tunnel Vision shows the community power through protesting and social media campaigns that helped bring about a new government, as well as help end the expensive and disastrous project. Tunnel Vision screens on July 16th a...[Read More]

Interview with The Gateway Bug Director Johanna B. Kelly & Producer Cameron Marshad – The Last New Wave

Interview with The Gateway Bug Director Johanna B. Kelly & Producer Cameron Marshad – The Last New Wave

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival kicks off on July 9th and carries through to the 16th of July. Screening as part of the festival is The Gateway Bug, a documentary about the future – and that future is entomophagy… aka… eating bugs! Andrew interviewed director Johanna B. Kelly and producer Cameron Marshad about what went in to making a documentary about bugs, and what insp...[Read More]

Interview with Constance on the Edge Director Belinda Mason

Interview with Constance on the Edge Director Belinda Mason

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival kicks off this year on July 9 and runs through til July 16. Part of the lineup of great films on display is Belinda Mason’s Constance on the Edge. This is a powerful documentary about mother of six, Constance, learning to adjust to life in Australia after moving here as a refugee from Sudan. In the lead up to the festival, Andrew spoke to director Beli...[Read More]

Interview with Jasper Jones Star Aaron McGrath

Interview with Jasper Jones Star Aaron McGrath

As we wrap up our Jasper Jones coverage on The Last New Wave, we have one last treat – an interview with star of the film Aaron McGrath. Aaron was kind enough to chat on a Tuesday evening about his work on the film and his past work as well. Please, Australian folks, head along to see Jasper Jones while it’s in cinemas. Listen to the other Jasper Jones episodes here: Jasper Jones ̵...[Read More]

Interview with A Few Less Men Star Chloe Hurst

Interview with A Few Less Men Star Chloe Hurst

On this episode Andrew interviews star of the new comedy sequel A Few Less Men, Chloe Hurst. In it, he talks to Chloe about life after moving to the US and the transition from stage to film based roles. Follow The Last New Wave on Facebook and Twitter. Feel free to leave us a review on iTunes here. Subscribe to the RSS feed for The Last New Wave here. Listen to AB Film Review here. Follow ABFilmRe...[Read More]

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life – 2017 – Sally Aitken – The Last New Wave

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life – 2017 – Sally Aitken – The Last New Wave

On this episode, Andrew and Bernadette review the documentary about the man who brought them together – David Stratton: A Cinematic Life. Directed by Sally Aitken, this is equally a look at David Stratton, as well as the history of Australian cinema. Follow The Last New Wave on Facebook and Twitter. Feel free to leave us a review on iTunes here. Subscribe to the RSS feed for The Last New Wav...[Read More]