australian documentary

Mat de Koning’s Follow Up to Meal Tickets Launches

Mat de Koning’s Follow Up to Meal Tickets Launches

Director Mat de Koning’s Meal Tickets exploded onto the 20th Revelation Film Festival and the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival screens this year. It’s an exciting, powerful documentary about Perth band, Screwtop Detonators, finding their feet in the world, and the orbiting friends who are swept up in that journey. For those who managed to give it a watch, you would have recognised t...[Read More]

It’s Not Just Me Director Jonathan Messer Interview – The Last New Wave

It’s Not Just Me Director Jonathan Messer Interview – The Last New Wave

Ah, it’s been one whole year since The Last New Wave started and even though I’m a few days late, I wanted to celebrate that milestone with an interview that I absolutely loved doing. This interview is with the director of the documentary It’s Not Just Me Jonathan Messer, a documentary about four transgender men in Perth and their journey transitioning from female to male. ItR...[Read More]

Morgana Documentary Active on Kickstarter RIGHT NOW

Morgana Documentary Active on Kickstarter RIGHT NOW

Sorry, I didn’t mean to yell, but… the documentary Morgana is active on Kickstarter right now and at time of hitting ‘publish’ there are nine days left to support this great looking documentary. Supporting independent film is one of the best things you can do as a film watcher. Add the fact that this is an Australian film as well and there’s the extra brownie points y...[Read More]

It’s Not Just Me Review

It’s Not Just Me Review

Focusing on four transgender men who are at various stages of their journey from transitioning from female to male, It’s Not Just Me is a personal and powerful look into the Australian LGBTIQ experience. From the stories of Simon and David who we spend months with, to the day in the life of Max, and the self-directed GoPro perspective of Logan, there is a wide array of personal experiences and nar...[Read More]

Secrets at Sunrise Director Jennene Riggs Interview – The Last New Wave

Secrets at Sunrise Director Jennene Riggs Interview – The Last New Wave

Secrets at Sunrise is a documentary about the critically endangered Western Ground Parrot and the people who work tirelessly to work to conserve the parrot and the bio-diverse environment they live in in the South West of Western Australia. Andrew caught up with director Jennene Riggs to discuss her documentary and the work that went in to gathering the footage for it. To find out more about what ...[Read More]

82 – Una, I Am Not Your Negro, Lovesong, Becoming Bond, Revelation Film Festival, Emmy Awards

82 – Una, I Am Not Your Negro, Lovesong, Becoming Bond, Revelation Film Festival, Emmy Awards

In a longer than usual episode, we cover a few topical films – Una with Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara, the words of James Baldwin in I Am Not Your Negro, friendship and love in Lovesong and Australia’s James Bond in Becoming Bond. Andrew runs down what films he caught at this years Revelation Film Festival and Bernadette reluctantly runs down her predictions for this years Emmy Awards...[Read More]

Meal Tickets Director Mat De Koning Interview – The Last New Wave

Meal Tickets Director Mat De Koning Interview – The Last New Wave

Meal Tickets is one of the best Australian films of the year. Director Mat De Koning spent 10 years collating footage for this story about Perth band Screwtop Detonators and then combining it into a 90 minute feature about hope, dreams and kick ass music. I gave it a huge four and a half out of five in my review (here), and can’t recommend checking it out while it screens at Revelation Film ...[Read More]

Revelation Film Festival – 20 Years of Unique Films

Revelation Film Festival – 20 Years of Unique Films

Based in just about the middle of nowhere is the Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town that is Perth. We’re technically the most isolated city in the world, with some of our biggest claims to fame being the birthplace of Heath Ledger and the place that Beatrix Kiddo wanted to move to after she got married. Besides that, my hometown Perth, is also the home of arguably one of the great film festivals that th...[Read More]

Meal Tickets Review

Meal Tickets Review

Filmed over ten years and encompassing different cities, across different countries, Meal Tickets is a documentary about evolving personalities. In particular, the evolving personality of artists from Perth, Western Australia. Director Mat de Koning started filming the band Screwtop Detonators as they were making their way from Perth to America to make it big. Ten years later, after countless swea...[Read More]

81 – Wonder Woman, John Wick: Chapter 2, The Girl With All the Gifts, The Family, Transformers: The Last Knight

81 – Wonder Woman, John Wick: Chapter 2, The Girl With All the Gifts, The Family, Transformers: The Last Knight

We go genre heavy on this episode as we cover that big superhero film that everyone is banging on about, Wonder Woman. Because it’s been out for a bit, there are full spoilers within the discussion. Next up is the return of the seemingly unstoppable John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 2. Featured at this years Revelation Film Festival is the young adult adaptation, The Girl With All the Gifts. H...[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]