The Last New Wave

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]

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]

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Support Us on Patreon!

Hey folks! Just like every other podcast and independent website out there, AB Film Review has gone live on Patreon. We’ve made this decision to go on Patreon just to help cover the costs of hosting the podcast. If we get any extra, then party pies for all! What do we offer on Patreon? (Besides the content we already provide that is.) Well, head on over and have a look see right… HERE ...[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]

Top Knot Detective Directors Aaron McCaan & Dominic Pearce Interview – The Last New Wave

Top Knot Detective Directors Aaron McCaan & Dominic Pearce Interview – The Last New Wave

Top Knot Detective is a Perth made film by directors Aaron McCaan & Dominic Pearce. It’s an homage to SBS films from the nineties – specifically the samurai films screened there. It’s insanely fun and it screens at Perth’s Revelation Film Festival. Read my review here, and check out when it’s screening at Revelation Film Festival here. Head over to Ozflix to watch...[Read More]

Two Hands – 1999 – Gregor Jordan – The Last New Wave

Two Hands – 1999 – Gregor Jordan – The Last New Wave

Heath Ledger had a few notable roles in his short career, but in relation to his Australian work, none were better than his role as Jimmy in Gregor Jordan’s 1999 crime flick, Two Hands. In this episode of The Last New Wave, Andrew is joined by Jairo from the True Bromance Film Podcast to discuss the film. Head over to Ozflix to watch great Australian films. Follow The Last New Wave on Facebo...[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 Hotel Coolgardie Director Pete Gleeson – The Last New Wave

Interview with Hotel Coolgardie Director Pete Gleeson – The Last New Wave

Director Pete Gleeson joins Andrew to discuss his new documentary Hotel Coolgardie. This is fascinating documentary about two barmaids who have taken up employment at the remote bar in Coolgardie. Not only do they get work, but they get a different kind of attention than they expected. Please seek out this great film as it’s a fascinating look at an aspect of Australia that isn’t usual...[Read More]