The Last New Wave

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]

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Review

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Review

I’m not sure where to begin with this, so will just dump my thoughts on paper and go from there. In fact, I really wish I’d taken pen and paper to the cinema for this. Not that I’d anticipated reviewing it in this way, but it did so much more, and gave me so much more than I was anticipating, so now I feel compelled to do this… ain’t cinema grand the way it does that to you… Not always, but ...[Read More]

Storm Boy – 1976 – Henri Safran – The Last New Wave

Storm Boy – 1976 – Henri Safran – The Last New Wave

The classic Australian kids film, Storm Boy, gets a deep dive on this episode with a new guest – Ben Kooyman. Henri Safran’s classic is a powerful, important film about a young boy and his relationship with a pelican that he helps raise. In this episode we talk about the history of Storm Boy, where it stands in the the Australian New Wave period and discuss David Gulpilil’s caree...[Read More]

Teenage Kicks Writer/Director Craig Boreham Interview – The Last New Wave

Teenage Kicks Writer/Director Craig Boreham Interview – The Last New Wave

Teenage Kicks is a powerful, impressive feature film debut from writer/director Craig Boreham. Craig cut his teeth on short films and has established himself as one of the great voices of LGBTIQ cinema in Australia. In this interview, Craig talks about the creation of the film as well as the working process with actor Miles Szanto. Teenage Kicks will be hitting the Iris Prize Festival in the UK in...[Read More]

Zelos Director Jo-Anne Brechin Interview – The Last New Wave

Zelos Director Jo-Anne Brechin Interview – The Last New Wave

Continuing on from our interview with Zelos writer Claire J. Harris, we now turn to the director – Jo-Anne Brechin. In this interview, Andrew chats to Jo-Anne about what goes in to the directing side of a film like Zelos. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for Zelos to keep up to date as to where and when the film is screening around Australia. Listen to Andrew’s interview with writer Cl...[Read More]

Zelos Writer Claire J. Harris Interview – The Last New Wave

Zelos Writer Claire J. Harris Interview – The Last New Wave

It’s Zelos week on The Last New Wave as we bring the first of two interviews with the minds behind the film. In the first of the two interviews, Andrew caught up with writer Claire J. Harris to discuss how this independent film about infidelity came about and how the process to getting it made occurred. Keep an eye out for an interview with director Jo-Anne Brechin in the next day or two. An...[Read More]

Casting JonBenet – 2017 – Kitty Green – The Last New Wave

Casting JonBenet – 2017 – Kitty Green – The Last New Wave

Casting JonBenet was recently nominated for the Best Documentary prize at the 7th Annual AACTA Awards. As a slight retrospective, we’re adding our review of this interesting documentary to the feed for The Last New Wave. Directed by Kitty Green, this documentary hit Netflix earlier this year and takes a fascinating look at the actors who are enlisted to portray the lives of the family member...[Read More]

Six Months to Salvation Director Lorenzo Benitez Interview – The Last New Wave

Six Months to Salvation Director Lorenzo Benitez Interview – The Last New Wave

On this episode, Andrew interviews director Lorenzo Benitez about his film Six Months to Salvation. Focusing on Lorenzo and six other volunteer English teachers from Australia, Six Months to Salvation looks at the effects of teaching English in a country where it is not the main language. It asks – what does that do to ones culture? Lorenzo has made his film available on Vimeo to watch for f...[Read More]

Killing Ground Writer/Director Damien Power Interview – The Last New Wave

Killing Ground Writer/Director Damien Power Interview – The Last New Wave

Andrew is joined by Killing Ground writer/director Damien Power to discuss his debut film. Starring Harriet Dyer and Aaron Pedersen, Killing Ground is a truly terrifying film that will no doubt have horror film fans getting behind it. Read Andrew’s review of Killing Ground here Support us on Patreon here Become a Patron! Head over to Ozflix to watch great Australian films. Follow The Last Ne...[Read More]

Killing Ground – 2017 – Damien Power – The Last New Wave

Killing Ground – 2017 – Damien Power – The Last New Wave

Director Damien Power brings his directorial debut, Killing Ground, screaming to the screens. Starring Aaron Pedersen and Aaron Glenane as killers out to make some unlucky campers wish they didn’t head to the bush to celebrate Christmas and New Years. On this episode, Andrew and Bernadette discuss the film and question what is torture porn? Read Andrew’s review here Support us on Patre...[Read More]

Something Quite Peculiar Interview with Director and Producer Team Mike and Patti Brook – The Last New Wave

Something Quite Peculiar Interview with Director and Producer Team Mike and Patti Brook – The Last New Wave

On this episode Andrew invites director/editor Mike Brook and his sister and producer/narrator Patti Brook in to his home to discuss their documentary, Something Quite Peculiar: The Life and Times of Steve Kilbey. This is fascinating documentary that looks at the iconic voice behind one of Australia’s greatest songs – Under the Milky Way. It questions the role of the artist in relation...[Read More]