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Aussie director gets celebrity backing for debut film

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When E! network host Maria Menounos and her partner, producer-director Keven Underago, saw footage of This Isn.t Funny in post, they volunteered to join the team of producers. That tie-up could be an asset as the romantic comedy, the directing debut of Canberra-born, Us-based actor and filmmaker Paul Ashton, is launched on the Us festival circuit to help facilitate deals with distributors in the Us, Australia and the rest of the world. Starring Anthony Lapaglia, Gia Carides, Angie Milliken, Katie Page and Ashton, the film will have its world premiere on March 27 at the Cleveland International Film Festival, followed by the Dallas International Film Festival. Ashton, who co-wrote the screenplay with Page, plays Jamie, a perpetual traveller who brims with unfulfilled potential. Page is Eliot, a stand-up comic with a severe anxiety disorder. They fall for each other, romance blossoms then fractures, forcing them to examine their preconceptions about family and identity.
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Strong Aussie accent on Us comedy This Isn't Funny

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Canberra-born Us-based actor and filmmaker Paul Ashton is directing his first feature, romantic comedy This Isn.t Funny, in Los Angeles. . There is a strong Aussie element as the cast includes Anthony Lapaglia, Gia Carides, Angie Milliken and Ashton. . Ashton wrote the screenplay with co-star Katie Page, loosely inspired by their own off-camera relationship, which poses the question: Can true love survive when you meet the right person at the wrong time? . The producers are Lije Sarki with Easy Open Productions' Ian Keiser and Leigh Jones. The executive producer is Metropolitan Entertainment.s Pierce Cravens. . Ashton plays Jamie, a perpetual traveller who brims with unfulfilled potential.. Page is Eliot, a stand-up comic with a severe anxiety disorder.. They fall for each other, romance blossoms then fractures, forcing them to examine their preconceptions about family and identity. . Lapaglia plays a co-worker of Jamie.s character and Milliken is his mother.
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Tait Brady's Label snags two titles

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Irish filmmaker Sophie Fiennes. The Perverts Guide To Ideology and Australian writer-director Michael Bond.s debut film Passengers have been acquired by Tait Brady.s boutique distribution company Label.

Fiennes. documentary follows Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek on a tour through the labyrinths of popular culture including the films The Sound of Music, Taxi Driver, Titanic and The Dark Knight, plus TV ad campaigns and music.

The follow-up to Fiennes. The Perverts Guide To Cinema, the film premiered at the Sydney Festival, is screening at this week.s Revelation Film Festival in Perth and is booked into the Melbourne International Film Festival.

The Hollywood Reporter hailed the doc as a .riveting and often hilarious demonstration of the Slovenian philosopher.s uncanny ability to turn movies inside out and accepted notions on their head..

Brady is showing the film to exhibitors with a view to launching the film in a limited number
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Friels finds 'Solo' project

Friels finds 'Solo' project
SYDNEY -- Australia's Colin Friels has signed to star in Solo, recent winner of the Australian version of Project Greenlight. Australian Film Institute Award winner Friels (Malcom, Tom White) will play an enforcer working in Sydney's criminal underworld. Solo, the first feature film for veteran short film actor-director-writer Morgan O'Neill, begins filming in Sydney later this month, with Bojana Novakovic, Angie Milliken, Bruce Spence and Anh Do also starring. It will be executive produced by Sue Milliken, who also headed the industry judging panel for Project Greenlight Australia. Sue Seeary will produce.

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