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14 items from 2011


Nash Edgerton's Bear to join Kieran Darcy-Smith's Wish You Were Here at Sundance

6 December 2011 4:22 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

AFI-nominated director Nash Edgerton will join a fellow Blue-Tongue Films. co-founder, Kieran Darcy-Smith, at next year.s Sundance Film Festival after his latest short film.made the cut. Bear, his.follow-up to 2007 multi-award winning short film Spider,.was co-written by Animal Kingdom.s David Michôd.and will have its North American premiere at the Us. largest independent film festival. It marks Edgerton.s fifth short to be selected.for the renowned festival. Bear, which was nominated earlier this year for the Palme d.Or for Best Short Film at the Cannes International Film Festival, was produced by Lauren Edwards and John Polson and stars Edgerton (brother of Joel) alongside Teresa Palmer and director Warwick Thornton. »

- Sam Dallas

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Cause For Celebration

12 October 2011 10:51 PM, PDT | FilmInk.com.au | See recent FilmInk.com.au news »

Calling John Polson at 10pm in New York, Filmink asks Tropfest's festival director whether we've caught him at the end of a long day. "Kind of," he laughs. "We just had a baby so you could say it's been a long day. But it's all good. I'm in the hospital right now and happy to talk."   Indeed, no one can argue that John Polson isn't 100% dedicated to Tropfest, the short film festival that he founded in 1992. It's this commitment and passion for filmmaking that sees the festival thriving two decades on with Tropfest about to celebrate its 20th anniversary in February next year. »

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‘Sydney, I Love You’ and Whitey Bulger Films Developing; Kario Salem Writing Crime Thriller For DreamWorks

28 June 2011 2:06 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

There are a few pieces of development news for you today. Deadline tells us that Kario Salem – who is working with DreamWorks and Warner Bros. on a biopic of Martin Luther King Jr. — has signed with the former studio on another project, one only described as a crime thriller. Produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff, and Adrienne Maloof, the story is said to be “inspired by true events,” centering on “decorated war hero returns home to a job as a police officer, and to the woman of his dreams.” Things go awry when “everything he believes in turns out to be fiction.”

Kalem has been getting a decent amount of work lately, having written the Patricia Cornwall adaptation Scarpetta, which will star Angelina Jolie, as well as Curtis Hanon‘s Mavericks, starring Gerard Butler. I’m not familiar with any of his writing, sadly, so it wouldn’t be possible »

- Nick Newman

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John Polson To Produce Sydney, I Love You

27 June 2011 11:50 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

John Polson seems to have found something to occupy his time in between running Tropfest, the largest short film festival in the world, and directing episodes of The Mentalist. In what is technically known as a no-brainer, Polson has partnered with Arclight Films' boss Gary Hamilton, to announce a feature film made from 12 smaller films called Sydney, I Love You. Cut in the mold of 2006 collection Paris, Je t'aime and 2009 follow-up New York, I Love You, the Sydney version will follow the format and appropriate the title from the two films cooked up by producer Emmanuel Benbihy, despite no formal connection. Each of the 12 films will be set in a different month, starting with January and ending with December. Polson has promised the feature will be more than just »

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Sydney, I Love You

27 June 2011 6:33 PM, PDT | FilmInk.com.au | See recent FilmInk.com.au news »

"I want to say this: this is not an Opera House and Harbour Bridge movie," John Polson tells us over the phone from his New York home. "If those two icons appear very little or at all, that wouldn't bother me in the slightest. This is about the real Sydney."   A director and producer in his own right, but perhaps best known as founder of Tropfest, Polson is talking to us about the feature he's set produce with Gary Hamilton, Sydney, I Love You. Taking its inspiration from the similarly themed New York I Love You and Paris Je T'aime - cinematic love letters to their respective cities - this will see some of Australia's biggest and brightest names direct and star in twelve shorts with each one to be set in Sydney during a different month of the year. »

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John Polson and Gary Hamilton to produce Sydney, I Love You

27 June 2011 6:11 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Filmmakers John Polson and Gary Hamilton will join forces to produce the feature film Sydney, I Love You in early-2012. The film ..a collection of 12 short films.set in each month of the year ..is described as a love letter from Australia's top film talent to one of the great cities of the world. Polson and Hamilton have already begun narrowing down the potential contributors to the project, from .living legends. to up-and-comers. The short films will vary in style and genre but will be connected thematicly while one composer (not yet appointed) will produce the soundtrack to ensure overall consistency. Polson is the founder-director of the world's largest short film festival, Tropfest, and an established filmmaker while Hamilton »

- Brendan Swift

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Sydney, I Love You Anthology Looks for 12 Directors

27 June 2011 2:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Australian producers John Polson and Gary Hamilton today announced they will partner on a feature film entitled Sydney, I Love You, scheduled to go into production in early 2012. The film will be a love letter from Australia's top film talent to one of the great cities of the world.

Australia's biggest and brightest names will write, direct and star in Sydney, I Love You. The finished film will be comprised of 12 shorts-approximately 8-10 minutes each-with each one set in Sydney during a different month of the year.

The film positions Sydney among the great cities of love, affirming its place as one of the world's most inspiring destinations. .

John Polson is an award-winning director and producer of film and television in Australia and the Us, as well as founder/director of the world's largest short film festival, Tropfest. Gary Hamilton is Managing Director of Arclight Films International and producer of »

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Producers Set To Make Sydney, I Love You

27 June 2011 1:36 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While we live in a world where spin-offs and sequels are an everyday occurrence, one of the strangest in the film industry must be the [Enter City], I Love You movies. Starting with Paris, Je T'Aime in 2006 (which gathered together works from amazing directors such as the Coen brothers, Alfonso Cuaron, Gus Van Sant, Alexander Payne and Wes Craven), the franchise continued with New York, I Love You in 2009 (which featured less prestigious names like Brett Ratner and Allen Hughes) and movies such as Jerusalem, I Love You; Rio, I Love You; and Shanghai, I Love You have been previously announced. Apparently Australia wants in on the love-fest now too. THR reports that producers Gary Hamilton and John Polson are now gearing up to make Sydney, I Love You. Just like the other films, the project will contain multiple different stories, but there will be a bit more structure this »

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Now We Get Sydney, I Love You

27 June 2011 10:00 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Given that the likes of omnibus romance films Paris, je t’aime and New York, I love You have done decent business, it’s not surprising that other cities and producers would be looking to adapt the model themselves. The latest looks to be set in one of Australia’s most iconic locales, with filmmakers John Polson and Gary Hamilton pitching an Oz-set version called Sydney, I Love You.While things are still at an early stage, the pair has been developing this since the Cannes Film Festival, with a rough plan for 12 short films of 8-10 minutes each that would chronicle a story during a different month of the year. No one is committed to shoot or act in any of the mini-movies yet, but the producers have already been starting talks.“Our hopes are that we’ll attract the highest level of talent, although nothing is confirmed yet, »

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Polson and Hamilton Announce Sydney, I Love You

27 June 2011 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Australian producers John Polson and Gary Hamilton today announced they will partner on a feature film entitled Sydney, I Love You , scheduled to go into production in early 2012. The film is described as "a love letter from Australia's top film talent to one of the great cities of the world." Polson and Hamilton say that Australia's "biggest and brightest names" will write, direct and star in Sydney, I Love You . The finished film will be comprised of 12 shorts--approximately 8-10 minutes each--with each one set in Sydney during a different month of the year. John Polson is an award-winning director and producer of film and television in Australia and the Us, as well as founder/director of the world's largest short film festival, Tropfest. Gary Hamilton is »

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King Of Tropfest

20 February 2011 9:04 PM, PST | FilmInk.com.au | See recent FilmInk.com.au news »

Underbelly and Balibo actor Damon Gameau's short film Animal Beatbox - which cost $85 to make - has paid big dividends for the young filmmaker who took out top prize at Tropfest last night.   Receiving the warmest audience response, the short film - which was shot in Gameau's mother's spare room - is a quirky stop-start animation featuring calls of the wild, beatbox rhythms and amusing lyrics. "I'm quite new to stop animation, but I find it a quick and versatile way to express any idea that may be lurking in my head," Gameau says.   Tropfest founder and director, John Polson, says the truly unique film generated a real buzz among the audience. »

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Tropfest to bring audiences "to tears"

17 February 2011 9:27 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Movies at this year's Tropfest will reportedly bring audiences "to tears". The Australian film festival's organiser John Polson said that this year's event, which takes place in Sydney on Sunday, features less "comedies" and more "emotional" movies. Polson told Aap: "We've had criticism in the past (that) it's twist films, comedies and stuff, it's not true any more. This year in particular there are (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Melbourne book to be made into film

16 February 2011 9:03 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

An Australian bestselling crime novel is to be turned into a movie. Peter Temple's Truth, which tells the story of a detective on the trail of a Melbourne murder case, has been picked up by Tropfest founder John Polson and will be filmed in Melbourne. Polson told The Age: "'I haven't made a film in this country for 10 or 11 years. I've been close on a few things over that time but for one reason or another, usually creative differences, it just hasn't happened.'' Temple said that he wanted Polson to make the movie because ''I (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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John Polson To Bring 'Truth' To The Big Screen

16 February 2011 4:33 PM, PST | FilmInk.com.au | See recent FilmInk.com.au news »

Founder of Tropfest and respected director in his own right, John Polson, has recently revealed his plans to bring Peter Temple's award-winning crime novel, Truth, to the screen with production to take place in Melbourne.   Having secured the rights to Temple's novel late last year, Polson is more than a little excited to have the chance to bring the literary work to life. "Truth is one of the most stunning books I've read for a very long time," Polson enthuses. "It's an intricately layered crime novel about an imperfect cop fighting for emotional survival in a world of corruption and betrayal. »

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