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2 items from 2015

Ben Young feature Hounds of Love to go into production in 2016

10 September 2015 8:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

New feature film Hounds of Love is set to start shooting in Western Australia early next year.

The project, from writer/director Ben Young and producer Melissa Kelly, has been supported by Screen Australia and ScreenWest.

Hounds of Love is the debut feature film for Young and is a thriller drawn from a number of infamous local and international crimes. ..

Producer Melissa Kelly said Hounds of Love explored some of the same territory as the gripping Australian crime thrillers Animal Kingdom, Suburban Mayhem and Mystery Road.

The project participated in the ScreenWest script and talent development initiatives Feature Navigator and eQuinoxe in 2014 and attracted international recognition when it was pitched at European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin earlier this year. ..

In 2014 the project was awarded production funding through ScreenWest.s West Coast Visions initiative, which aims to uncover, inspire and develop local filmmakers..

Screen Australia chief executive, Graeme Mason said »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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Bliss rewatched: a dark, controversial but amusing vision of purgatory

27 June 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Originally scorned by audiences, director Ray Lawrence’s shocking Kafkaesque comedy starring Barry Otto became an arthouse sleeper hit

The DVD synopsis of director Ray Lawrence’s debut film Bliss describes it as a “controversial Australian film that both shocked and thrilled audiences at the 1985 Cannes film festival”.

Shocked and thrilled is one way to put it; another would be to say that the audience walked out in droves. The first screening resulted in a legendary shuffle to the exits: some 400 people abandoned Lawrence’s strikingly atmospheric adaptation of the author Peter Carey’s novel, recipient of the Miles Franklin award in 1981.

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- Luke Buckmaster

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