Watching David Stratton’s loving recall of Australian films of the past 50 years over the past three weeks on the ABC, makes you realise how much impact they have had on us all. As one actor says, our…
With the success of films like The Dressmaker, book adaptations are giving a much needed boost to the Australian box office. So why are there so few? And why isn't adaption a compulsory part of screen studies?
Editing a movie beside the late, great Paul Cox was like attending 'a one on one' film school. The growling auteur was a brilliantly stubborn man, who treated film with reverence and wore his heart on his sleeve.
The Sydney Film Festival opens on Wednesday with the world premiere of Ivan Sen's Goldstone. There is no filmmaker working here today who is more adept at touching the raw nerves of Australian culture.
Richard Lowenstein's 1986 film Dogs in Space was a punk circus/social document that alienated many. But on the film's 30th anniversary, it seems the world has caught up with it and a new audience of fans has emerged.
The Doof Warrior in Mad Max: Fury Road is a red-jumpsuited, masked guitarist, bungee-strapped to the front of the Doof Wagon, a massive, mobile speaker stack, replete with on-board drummers. What's not to love?
David Court, Australian Film, Television and Radio School
The producers of a creationist doc took advantage of Screen Australia's tax offsets. Were they exploiting a loophole? Hardly – and there's good reason why producers of all films should enjoy such benefits.
David Court, Australian Film, Television and Radio School and Andrea Buck, Australian Film, Television and Radio School
There is an emerging push for greater transparency in the industry about how films are funded and the profits they return. But can sharing information can help a financially risky industry into the black?
Weirdness is one of the most distinctive features of Aussie cinema. From Jim Sharman’s kooky debut feature Shirley Thompson Versus The Aliens (1972) to the sublime spookiness of Picnic at Hanging Rock…