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Set against the backdrop of the 2011 British summer riots, Michael Caton–Jones’ Urban Hymn is a redemptive coming-of-age story set in South-West London and follows wayward teen, Jamie (Letitia Wright). Encouraged by inspiring and unconventional care worker Kate (Shirley Henderson) to use singing as a release from her troubled life, Jamie’s loyalties soon become torn between Kate and her possessive and volatile best friend, Leanne (Isabella Laughland).
Michael Caton-Jones (Memphis Belle, The Jackal), makes a welcome return with the heart-warming Urban Hymn which won Best Film in the Generator +18 category at the Giffoni Film Festival and screened at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and Glasgow International Film Festival earlier this year. Shirley Henderson (Southcliffe, Filth, Trainspotting) gives an incredibly moving performance as »
- Amie Cranswick
British comedian, novelist and screenwriter Ben Elton has begun production of “Three Summers,” his first film set in his adopted Australia.
The movie is an ensemble comedy set in the music festival scene and taking place over three consecutive years. Production takes place in the Peel Region of Western Australia.
“Three Summers” is an Invisible Republic / Taylor Media production, with principal investment from Screen Australia and ScreenWest. International sales are handled by Sydney- and Los Angeles-based Arclight Films, with Transmission Films set as the Australian distributor.
The cast includes Robert Sheehan (“Misfits”,) Rebecca Breeds (TV’s “Pretty Little Liars”,) John Waters (TV’s “Offspring”,) Magda Szubanski (“Happy Feet,” “Babe”,) and Michael Caton (“Last Cab to Darwin”.)
“Festivals are the great levelers. We »
- Patrick Frater
Earlier this year, Australian comedy web series Vtv won the Best Comedy Award (Outstanding Comedy) at La WebFest..
Since then it's been selected to screen at KWeb Fest, Korea's largest web fest..
KWeb Fest has offered the series an exclusive distribution deal, making it available on some of Korea and China's leading mobile and VOD platforms..
Shelter describes it as the story of "a TV executive and his quest to drive his successful station into the ground."
Needless to say, his attempts backfire. "The [station's] shows are more popular than ever. [So the series is] The Producers meets 30 Rock, essentially.".
Courtney Powell, one of the lead actors as well as writer, touts the show's "broad comedy appeal. Most people can relate to the increase of piss-weak television shows - reality TV is not just an Australian problem."
The series runs for thirteen episodes, »
- Harry Windsor
The winner will receive a cash prize of $5000 and a custom-made Geoffrey Drake-Brockman Wasa trophy..
Last year.s winner, producer Lauren Brunswick (Top Knot Detective) said the value of the award lived within its ability to empower other emerging filmmakers to feel they could achieve their ambitions.
"The feat of beginning a career becomes more manageable when we feel someone has tackled it before us. A spotlight of this nature allowed me to meet more people within the film community, feel the enormous support they offer, and remember to whittle the pressures of our aspirations down to a series of steps that we must collectively be brave to undertake,". she said. »
- Staff Writer
Last Cab to Darwin is set to be released across the USA via Icon, starting in New York today, June 10, and rolling out across eight cities throughout June and July..
The Aacta-winning film starring Michael Caton screened on the closing night of the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January.
.I've spent the last 12 months being astounded by the universally positive and passionate response that Last Cab has engendered at festivals around the world," director Jeremy Sims said.
"The response to the genuinely Australian characters and situations we created has been one of recognition and affection. I'm hoping the film continues to build the scale of its audience for another 12 months."
Playdates so far include:
New York, NY
Opens June 10, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
Laemmle Music Hall
Opens June 17, 2016
Landmark Kendall Square
Opens July 1, 2016
Santa Fe, Nm »
- Staff Writer
Exclusive: Metro International inks UK deal for coming-of-age drama.
The story follows a neglected, wayward teen whose singing talent offers her an escape to a better life until she finds her loyalties torn between her inspiring, unconventional care worker and her possessive and volatile best friend.
Bull Dog is planning a theatrical release this autumn with a charity premiere benefit for Child Line Rocks, a subsidiary of ChildLine/Nspcc.
Other recent »
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The Film Critics Circle of Australia, the national body of film reviewers, critics and writers, has unveiled the nominations for their annual awards.
"The spread of nominees from heralded blockbusters to small-scale independents highlights the diversity of Australian cinema", Fcca President Russell Edwards said..
"As the country's most important critical body looking at movies, we at the Film Critics Circle of Australia are pleased to be able to not only salute the box office, but also celebrate the innovative spirit"..
- Staff Writer
7 items from 2016
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