documentary

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]

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]

Safari Review

Safari Review

What is the image that comes up in your mind when you think of safari hunters? A white man with a large gun standing next to a fallen beast? Maybe they’re dressed in camouflage with a smile on their face. The sight of them may twist your stomach and cause your palms to sweat. Odds are if you’re an animal lover, you’ve probably signed an online petition or two demanding the cessation of hunting res...[Read More]

Spookers Review

Spookers Review

Let’s get this out of the way first up – Florian Habicht’s documentary Spookers is the best documentary in 2017. It’s been a great year for documentaries, but this film about the most successful scare house in New Zealand is – for me at least – right up there as being one of the best films of the year. The most enjoyable opening credit sequence in years has the staff of Spookers holding up gravest...[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]

Interview with Complicit Co-Director Heather White

Interview with Complicit Co-Director Heather White

Andrew goes solo on this episode as he breaks format to interview Complicit co-director Heather White. This is a documentary which explores the toxic work environments that make up the cheap migrant labour in China – specifically focusing on the work environments that many people who create the latest smart phones and tablet devices work within. It’s a truly powerful documentary that n...[Read More]