The Last New Wave

Gurrumul Director Paul Damien Williams and Film Producer Kenta McGrath Interview – The Last New Wave

Gurrumul Director Paul Damien Williams and Film Producer Kenta McGrath Interview – The Last New Wave

In this double interview episode, Andrew catches up with film producer and teacher Kenta McGrath about his work with young filmmakers for the Water Features project at the Perth International Arts Festival, as well as director Paul Damien Williams who directed the fantastic documentary Gurrumul. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders listeners are advised that the following episode contains voices...[Read More]

Sweet Country Director Warwick Thornton Interview – The Last New Wave

Sweet Country Director Warwick Thornton Interview – The Last New Wave

When I started out covering Australian cinema and interviewing those behind the films that I love, I had one name at the top of my list as to who I’d love to interview – Warwick Thornton. The director of the highly acclaimed Samson & Delilah, and the cinematographer behind films like Radiance and The Sapphires, Warwick Thornton is one of Australia’s most talented filmmakers. ...[Read More]

Men of Wood & Foam Producer Phil Jarratt Interview – The Last New Wave

Men of Wood & Foam Producer Phil Jarratt Interview – The Last New Wave

On this episode of The Last New Wave, Andrew gets a bit of a surfing history lesson with producer Phil Jarratt as he runs down the stories in his documentary Men of Wood & Foam. This is an exciting, interesting documentary that looks at the ‘Brookvale Six’ – some of the pioneers of surfing in Australia. Make sure to pick up a copy of the DVD from Umbrella Entertainment. Becom...[Read More]

Swinging Safari Director Stephan Elliott Interview – The Last New Wave

Swinging Safari Director Stephan Elliott Interview – The Last New Wave

On this episode, Andrew gets to sit down with writer/director Stephan Elliott and chat about his latest film, Swinging Safari. You may know Elliott’s previous work with The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Welcome to Woop Woop. His latest film is a dive into seventies culture, and features an all star cast, including Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and Julian McMahon. Read Jeanette...[Read More]

Lantana: Ray Lawrence’s Masterpiece

Lantana: Ray Lawrence’s Masterpiece

Ray Lawrence’s Lantana felt like an anomaly in the year it came out. Here was an era where Australian films attempted to emulate The Castle and Chopper in various ways – there was a heavy lean towards the broad-scope comedy and the Aussie gangster flicks with films like The Nugget and Getting Square. Yet, along came Ray Lawrence after a sixteen year break after making his 1985 film Bliss, strollin...[Read More]

The Last New Wave Re-Launches

The Last New Wave Re-Launches

  Now for something a little different. Just over a year ago, the decision was made to start a new podcast. One that focused on Australian cinema and all that it covered. That show was called The Last New Wave. The aim of this podcast was to take a thorough look at Australian cinema, while also providing a platform for filmmakers to discuss their work. This ‘retro episode’ is the introductory...[Read More]

Jungle – 2017 – Greg McLean – Including Interview with Greg McLean – The Last New Wave

Jungle – 2017 – Greg McLean – Including Interview with Greg McLean – The Last New Wave

On this episode, Andrew catches up with horror director Greg McLean to discuss his latest film Jungle, while also touching on what drives him as a horror director. Jungle is a superb survival horror flick featuring Daniel Radcliffe as Yossi Ghinsberg, a tourist trying to survive a harsh jungle environment. After the interview, Bernadette and Andrew review the film and discuss what works about it. ...[Read More]

Three Summers Writer/Director Ben Elton Interview – The Last New Wave

Three Summers Writer/Director Ben Elton Interview – The Last New Wave

Writer, director, author, all round funny guy Ben Elton has made a triumphant return to cinema with his second film, Three Summers. Set in Western Australia, this is a film that celebrates community, life, music and what it means to be Australian. It’s a pure joy of a film. Andrew sat down with Ben to discuss what went into making the film, and what inspired the Australian-ness in it. Read A...[Read More]

Babe: Pig in the City – 1998 – George Miller – The Last New Wave

Babe: Pig in the City – 1998 – George Miller – The Last New Wave

George Miller’s classic pig flick Babe: Pig in the City gets a thorough discussion with Michael Denniston from Following Films. Babe: Pig in the City is one of the great Australian animal films, and one that certainly pushes your emotional buttons in every way. As the follow up to the Best Picture nominee Babe, Babe: Pig in the City is a film full of intricate characters and themes. Listen t...[Read More]

Australia Day Review

Australia Day Review

Oh boy. Workaholic director Kriv Stenders and first time feature film writer Stephen M. Irwin have teamed up to whitesplain to Australia how racist it is. Thanks. If you don’t live under a rock, you’ll no doubt be well aware that the issue of racism refuses to remove its ugly head from modern societies around the world. The caustic issue has snowballed to include other forms of discrimination, suc...[Read More]

Red Christmas Writer/Director Craig Anderson Interview – The Last New Wave

Red Christmas Writer/Director Craig Anderson Interview – The Last New Wave

Writer, director, comedian, producer, actor, Craig Anderson joins Andrew to discuss his latest horror film, Red Christmas. Starring Dee Wallace, this horror film is one that pushes a few boundaries – namely, it’s a film with a villain that has a controversial origin. While this discussion is mostly light hearted, it is necessary to put a trigger warning in for anybody sensitive to the ...[Read More]

Not Quite Hollywood Director Mark Hartley Interview – The Last New Wave

Not Quite Hollywood Director Mark Hartley Interview – The Last New Wave

Umbrella Entertainment have once again come out with an essential Bluray release of a great Australian film. This time, it’s Mark Hartley’s Not Quite Hollywood. Andrew caught up with Mark to discuss his documentary and find out about the research that went in to making an exhaustive film about a great period of Australian cinema. Make sure to pick up the Bluray from Umbrella right here...[Read More]