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Oz director Grant Scicluna takes Downriver theatrical

14 April 2016 5:38 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

First-time director Grant Scicluna has mined the depths of darkness in his new feature,.Downriver.

The film was inspired by a question over a few drinks with a friend.

Scicluna was aiming for the most explosive beginning he could find.

.I went home and had drinks with a friend and we were talking about things and stories and trying to find the most dramatic explosive type of set and we inevitably stumbled upon murder, and then the murder of the child at the hands of another child seemed the most explosive place to start a story,. Scicluna said..

.I started developing it from there and it took a long time. We have been writing it for over seven or eight years, so it has changed a lot since then. That.s really where it began, that.s where ideas often do just out of a conversation and a question. .

Despite the darkness of the film, »

- Brian Karlovsky

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Apsa awards honour Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Carriageworks

15 March 2016 4:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's.Cemetery of Splendour.

Tomorrow, March 17, will see the presentation of the 2015 Asia Pacific Screen Awards prize of Best Feature Film Award to renowned Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul for his film Cemetery of Splendour.

Marking their tenth year in 2016, the Apsa awards acknowledge excellence in the world.s fastest growing film region: comprising 70 countries, 4.5 billion people, and responsible for half of the world.s film output.

In 2015, 39 films from 22 Asia Pacific countries and areas received award nominations.

Weerasethakul will be presented with his award at Sydney's Carriageworks at 10am tomorrow, after which there will be a preview of the filmmaker's most recent installation work for Sydney's Biennale - Home Movie.

Apsa also nominated Downriver's Reef Ireland for Best Performance by an Actor, Molly Reynolds' Another Country was nominated for a Best Documentary Feature Film prize (won by The Chinese Mayor), and Blinky Bill The Movie was nominated for Best Animated Feature. »

- Staff Writer

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