The Slamdance Film Festival runs concurrently with Sundance and is committed to unearthing new filmmaking talent. This was very much the case with Andrew Patterson, 37, who has emerged as a filmmaker to watch with his debut feature, the moody sci-fi drama The Vast of Night.
Following last week’s launch of the trailer for the much-anticipated new adaptation of Tim Winton’s classic, we spoke with the film’s director Gregor Jordan about making his first Australian film since the one-two punch of 1999's Two Hands and 2003’s Ned Kelly.
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Aussie writer, director, producer and cinematographer David Parker (Malcolm, Diana & Me) has just uploaded a new short film called Isolation Restaurant [made with life partner and frequent collaborator Nadia Tass] online for free. We chat to him about his long and winding career.
I hesitate to write something about Woody Allen – he’s become so polarising in recent years that the mere mention of his name causes backs to arc and comments sections to clog up. But he has been on my mind lately – what with his new memoir coming out and his latest film topping the global box office – so I felt the urge to put some thoughts down.
A decade since they hit the set, the leading cast of the film adaptation of the popular John Marsden book - Rachel Hurd-Wood, Caitlyn Stasey, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz, Phoebe Tonkin, Ashleigh Cummings, Chris Pang and Andy Ryan, and writer/director Stuart Beattie - reunite for a self-iso reminisce about the 'good old days'.
The Australian director is living the dream, with her episodes of Killing Eve airing, the release of her acclaimed feature debut Babyteeth around the corner, and the gift of time allowing her to read, spend time with family and retro exercise to ‘80s aerobics classes.