Interview with Writer/Director/Editor Brian Trenchard-Smith


Welcome to a special episode of The Last New Wave. Andrew was able to sit down and discuss the great career of Brian Trenchard-Smith with the man himself. Starting off with a discussion about his new book – The Headsman’s Daughter – before moving back to where it all began with Brian’s editing of trailers and then moving into directing The Man From Hong Kong. This extensive interview covers a lot of Brian’s work, while at the same time it only just scratches the surface.

The Australian film Brian recommends at the end is Tony Williams Next of Kin.

Make sure to head over to Amazon to purchase The Headsman’s Daughter.
Find more of Brian Trenchard-Smith’s work on Trailers From Hell.
Head over to Umbrella Entertainment to purchase the 4K Bluray of The Man From Hong Kong.
Dead-End Drive-In can be purchased from Arrow Entertainment.

Make sure to listen to Part One on The Man From Hong Kong featuring Miranda Sajdak here.

Listen to the other Australian New Wave episodes below:

Wake in Fright – 1970 – Ted Kotcheff – Guest Michael Denniston
The Man From Hong Kong – 1975 – Brian Trenchard-Smith – Guest Miranda Sadjak
The Man From Hong Kong – Interview with Director Brian Trenchard-Smith
Puberty Blues – 1981 – Bruce Beresford – Guest Bernadette Peirce
Razorback – 1984 – Russell Mulcahy – Guest Simon Sherry

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Part One on Australian New Wave Cinema – Wake in Fright
Part Two on Australian New Wave Cinema – The Man From Hong Kong

Andrew has been a film lover all of his life. For a while now he’s been talking about how great films are and usually that’s been directly to his wife, Bernadette. Now with AB Film Review everyone else in the world can listen to what Andrew has to say to his wife.

Bernadette grew up renting videos from a Plains Video. She mostly hired out Cry Baby and wore the tape thin learning the lines to the John Waters classic. After a series of arguments in the car ride home with her husband, Andrew, the two decided to record their arguments and launch them into the world for everyone to listen to.