Sherpa – 2016 – Jennifer Peedom – The Last New Wave

It’s the end of the year, so of course it’s the time to cover off some of the better films that Australian cinema had to offer in 2016. We open this episode discussing the variety of films that Australia had to offer, and what our recommendations for ‘Best Australian Film’ would be. While we don’t go into a full top 10 or anything like that, we do provide a good indication of what was on offer for audiences to view.

After that discussion, Andrew is joined by Michael Denniston from the singular War Machine VS War Horse to discuss Jennifer Peedom’s Sherpa. Nominated for Best Documentary at the 5th Annual AACTA Awards (losing to That Sugar Film), this is a powerful documentary about the people that help make the endeavour of climbing Mt Everest possible.

As mentioned in the episode, Cinema Australia is running their ‘Best of 2016’ poll, which you can enter your vote right here.

For us, our next episode will be released on Christmas Day, so if you’re feeling like listening to a podcast, then make sure to open up your podcast app of choice and download us then. Because these are our last two episodes for 2016, I would like to say a huge thank you to all that have listened to this show since it launched in August. I hope that you have discovered some Australian cinema that you may not have heard about, or at least, have heard discussions on films you’re already familiar with. Thank you to those who have guested on the show – without your help, this show could not be possible. Now… onwards to 2017!

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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.