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  • Five Things You May Not Know About JAWS!

    With Event Cinemas George Street in Sydney set to screen Steven Spielberg’s nail-biting thriller, JAWS, as part of its “In the House” programme, here are a few bite-sized chunks about the much-loved killer shark movie.

    September 15, 2014 13:49
  • 365 Days, 365 Strangers, 365 Films

    Imagine making a documentary every day for a year! An Australian pair are doing just that.

    September 12, 2014 09:58
  • Age Appropriate

    With its strong box office opening in the US in mind, we asked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles producers, Bradley Fuller (far left) and Andrew Form (far right), how they do it!?!

    September 11, 2014 15:24
  • Shan and Kate Want You!

    We asked filmmaker, Bronte Rose (left) to write a piece about why her short film, Shan and Kate, deserves your pledge on Pozible.

    September 11, 2014 10:30
  • Time Immemorial

    New Zealand actor/writer/director, Taika Waititi, makes light of those who live in the darkness with the vampire share-house mockumentary, 'What We Do In The Shadows'.

    September 4, 2014 13:04
  • Collision Course

    Aussie writer/director, John V. Soto, keeps his eye on the international market with his absorbing crime thriller, 'The Reckoning'.

    September 4, 2014 12:59
  • Brawn of the Dead

    FilmInk talks to Director Jesse T. Cook about his wrestling creature feature ‘Monster Brawl’ and counts down the five flicks that keep him awake at night.

    September 4, 2014 11:48
  • So, You Wanna Act?

    Founder of Actors Centre Australia, Dean Carey (pictured), shares his thoughts on how every actor can unleash their potential.

    September 1, 2014 16:24
  • Chalk Talk

    Director of the Chalk Urban Art Festival, Andi Mether, has produced a documentary exploring this fascinating style of street art – which has recently exploded in popularity.

    August 28, 2014 10:13
  • Our Band Could Be Your Life

    Thomas Meadmore’s personal and professional worlds collide in his rock doc, ‘How To Lose Jobs & Alienate Girlfriends’, and the director counts down the five music docos that influenced him in crafting his own.

    August 27, 2014 17:17
  • Sci-Fi Invasion Down Under

    While Australian filmmaking has traditionally shied away from sci-fi, the genre’s currently experiencing a mini renaissance with a string of local films on the horizon proving that you don’t necessarily need big bucks to execute big ideas.

    August 25, 2014 10:54
  • Days Like These

    Directors,Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth, take an unconventional approach to the music movie with '20,000 Days On Earth', an unusual look at the unusual life of rock legend, Nick Cave

    August 21, 2014 12:46
  • Lance Armstrong Stamina Led To Doping Lies

    A documentary by the people behind ‘Four Corners’ is a great compliment to ‘The Armstrong Lie’.

    August 19, 2014 14:36
  • A Small Superstar

    Director and B-grade film buff, Andrew Leavold, shines a spotlight on the world’s shortest leading man with his seven-year-in-the-making doco, ‘The Search for Weng Weng’.

    August 19, 2014 14:22
  • MIFF Watching: A Comprehensive Guide to Melbourne’s Festival Goers

    From the hipsters to the retirees, regular MIFF attendee Chris Bright provides the down-low on all the demographics that matter.

    August 14, 2014 14:36
  • Teenage Kicks

    She might play a wild child in the new teen flick, 'Palo Alto', but fresh-faced newcomer, Claudia Levy, is no tearaway

    August 14, 2014 10:10
  • Taking The Plunge

    With the aid of an Australian crew, director James Cameron not only delves into the deepest part of the ocean, but also plummets new emotional depths with ‘Deepsea Challenge 3D’.

    August 13, 2014 16:10
  • From The Vault: Robin Williams

    With the devastating news in that Robin Williams has passed away, FilmInk revisits a great interview with the actor – who wraps his words in a fast wit, biting humour and flashes of pathos – at The Berlin Film Festival in 2004.

    August 12, 2014 10:33
  • Nurses On The Frontline

    ABC's new six-part series peels back the curtain on the true stories of nursers serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front.

    August 11, 2014 10:08
  • Art Imitating Life

    With 'Happy Christmas' currently available via digital download, FilmInk enjoys a great chat with its prolific lo-fi auteur, Joe Swanberg, with discussion turning to gender stereotypes, breaking cinematic rules, and outlasting the scepticism.

    August 5, 2014 13:07
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