features archive

  • Cultural Capital

    Mark Reeder explains how he became the accidental protagonist in the doco ‘B-Movie: Lust & Sound In West Berlin’, which dives head first into the heady post-punk scene of the '80s, and is screening at the Antenna Documentary Film Festival.

    October 14, 2015 11:34
  • A Walk Into The Third Dimension

    With Robert Zemeckis using 3D technology to stunning effect in his true life drama, ‘The Walk' FilmInk takes a look at five other movies that have used the cinematic third dimension in unusual and pioneering ways.

    October 13, 2015 11:52
  • Gimme Some Truth! Top Tips For Documentary Filmmaking

    Madeleine Hetherton, tutor of the brand-new AFTRS Open course The Six Week Doco School, shares her essential advice for documentary filmmaking.

    October 9, 2015 16:21
  • Portrait of a Marriage

    Justin Kurzel’s ‘Macbeth’ offers new psychological insights into William Shakespeare’s tragedy.

    October 6, 2015 14:45
  • Heart of a Gangster

    Director Scott Cooper chronicles the rise to power of notorious mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger in ‘Black Mass’ – and talks trepidation, writer’s credits and why Johnny Depp signed on.

    October 6, 2015 13:35
  • New Heights

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt dares to peer over the edge with ‘The Walk’, which sees the actor step into the shoes of French high wire artist Philippe Petit.

    October 6, 2015 11:23
  • Mental As

    Producer Jenni Wilks talks us through the second series of ABC’s acclaimed ‘Changing Minds’, which chronicles the happenings of one of Australia’s busiest Mental Health Units.

    September 30, 2015 15:08
  • Criminally Funny

    Comedic mastermind and provocateur Paul Fenech takes aim at dumb criminals in his new web series, which is also headed for the big screen.

    September 28, 2015 10:32
  • Who’s The Boss

    In the comedy drama, 'The Intern', Oscar winner, Anne Hathaway, stars as the hard-working boss of an online fashion site who finds an unlikely mentor in the form of Robert De Niro’s restless retiree.

    September 28, 2015 09:42
  • Martha Goddard’s Top Directing Tips

    Ahead of hosting AFTRS Open’s popular Three Week Film School course, Martha Goddard rounds up her best advice.

    September 24, 2015 10:58
  • The Maltese Trailblazer

    Young filmmaker Rebecca Cremona is currently touring our shores with her debut feature, 'Simshar', whose true story inspiration and method of production are particularly relevant for Australian filmmakers and audiences alike.

    September 24, 2015 10:01
  • The Films That Changed My Life: Sammy J & Randy

    With their comedy series hitting ABC iView and TV, Sammy J and Randy sit down to talk life-changing films that include Disney classics, a safety video and uh, a pasta dish.

    September 23, 2015 10:01
  • Shifting Morals

    FilmInk speaks to prolific Italian actor Luca Zingaretti, who has just hit our shores, about his two very different roles at the upcoming Italian Film Festival.

    September 22, 2015 15:41
  • Crime In The Seventies

    Burgeoning international stars, Sullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell and Jessica De Gouw, return home for Tony Ayres’ seventies-set thriller, ‘Cut Snake’.

    September 21, 2015 11:36
  • Legal Piracy

    In Joe Wright’s fantasy adventure musical, 'Pan', Hugh Jackman goes to town with a larger than life performance as the evil pirate, Blackbeard.

    September 21, 2015 11:26
  • Teen Dreams

    The sparkling, unconventional coming-of-age comedy drama, 'The Diary Of A Teenage Girl', offers another great role for the ever interesting Alexander Skarsgard.

    September 21, 2015 09:56
  • Love Is All You Need

    We wake up Gaspar Noe in Paris to discuss his 3D sexually explicit opus, 'Love', which opens the Sydney Underground Film Festival.

    September 17, 2015 09:58
  • The Films That Changed My Life: Teik-Kim Pok & Vashti Hughes

    We ask the two actors behind the weird but wonderful headtrip that is ‘Alvin’s Harmonious World Of Opposites’ to share the films that rocked their world.

    September 16, 2015 10:56
  • Game On

    FilmInk visited the Victorian set of ‘The Spirit of the Game’ where lead actors Kevin Sorbo and Aaron Jakubenko weigh in on bringing an inspiring, little-known sports story to screen.

    September 15, 2015 11:01
  • Short Focus

    With Disney releasing a special Short Collection, we speak to veteran producer Dorothy McKim about the crucial role short films play at the studio and the inspiration behind the knockout ‘Get a Horse!’.

    September 14, 2015 16:13
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