australian film

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]

Celia – 1989 – Ann Turner – The Last New Wave

Celia – 1989 – Ann Turner – The Last New Wave

Ann Turner’s 1989 horror/drama Celia is a film that has almost been lost to time. It’s a powerful film that stars Rebecca Smart in the titular role of Celia, a young girl who is questioning her place in the world after the death of her grandmother. Touching on themes of communism, politics and the desire to own a rabbit, Celia is a brilliant film that is crying out for rediscovery. Wit...[Read More]

Project Eden: Volume 1 Co-Director/Writer Terrance M. Young Interview – The Last New Wave

Project Eden: Volume 1 Co-Director/Writer Terrance M. Young Interview – The Last New Wave

Project Eden: Volume 1 is an ambitious genre event that was filmed across multiple countries and will – as the title suggests – span across multiple films. Co-written and co-directed by Terrance M. Young and Ashlee Jensen, Project Eden: Volume 1 shifted the ways that films in Australia are released, with pre-release hype built up through various genre festivals around Australia. Andrew...[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]

Watch the Sunset Review

Watch the Sunset Review

Watch the Sunset opens with a variety of news footage related to drug related crimes and issues. The film that follows is a one shot eighty minute journey through the town of Kerang, Victoria. Working as the feature film debut for the Jack of all trades team that includes (deep breath) co-director/co-writer/actor/co-producer Tristan Barr, co-director/co-writer/actor/co-producer Michael Godsen, cin...[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]

Watch the Sunset Interview with Tristan Barr, Aaron Walton and Damien Lipp – The Last New Wave

Watch the Sunset Interview with Tristan Barr, Aaron Walton and Damien Lipp – The Last New Wave

Round two with some of the team from Watch the Sunset. This short interview with actor, co-writer, producer and co-director Tristan Barr, actor Aaron Walton and cinematographer Damien Lipp was recorded outside Luna SX after I’d had a chance to see the film. To find out more about Watch the Sunset, head over to the Watch the Sunset website. If you’re in Brisbane on August 30th, pick up ...[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]

Watch the Sunset Cast & Crew Interview – The Last New Wave

Watch the Sunset Cast & Crew Interview – The Last New Wave

Watch the Sunset is a film about crime, drugs and rural Australia. It’s also a film that was shot in one take. Andrew sat down with co-director, writer, actor Tristan Barr, actor Aaron Walton, cinematographer Damien Lipp, and  and Stephanie Mauro who is the graphic designer, Stewart Tyson who is along for the ride, to discuss the film and what the influence was on the production of it. This ...[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]