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Louise Alston: Kicking Goals

For her third feature film, Back of the Net, the filmmaker took a pragmatic, backseat position in the process – something rarely done in director-driven Australian productions.
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Ben Wheatley: Lone Ranger

Making his name with mayhem-laced thrillers and horror comedies, Ben Wheatley’s dysfunctional family drama Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, may seem like an odd choice for the Brit filmmaker.
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Anthony Maras: Why the World Needs Hotel Mumbai

The horrific Christchurch terrorist attacks may put off audiences from seeing the Australian film’s intense depiction of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, but it’s the humanity at its heart and the mirror that it holds up to our society that makes it essential viewing.
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Steve Jaggi: Digging for Pearls

Best known for his work as a producer (Rip Tide, Zelos, upcoming Back of the Net), the filmmaker broke all of his own rules when he embarked on his directorial feature debut, Chocolate Oyster.
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Travis Beard: A Rockabul Story

Seven years in the making, and travelling to film festivals around the world, documentary Rockabul – following the turbulent journey of 'the only fucking metal band in Afghanistan', District Unknown – will finally screen in its filmmaker’s home town as part of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC).