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Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ to Shoot in Australia

4 March 2015 8:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hacksaw Ridge,” the tale of wartime heroism that marks Mel Gibson’s return to directing, is poised to shoot in Australia.

Australian media have reported that the production will shoot in one of three Australian states: Queensland, New South Wales or Victoria. Producer, Bill Mechanic told Variety that the destinations have not yet been pinned down.

“We are absolutely targeted to shoot in Australia, however we haven’t yet scouted locations so are unsure which states we’ll make use of.  Most likely more than one of the three [states], but we haven’t even begun to narrow the process yet,” Mechanic said.

The film is based on the life of Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving dozens of soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa while serving as a medic. Andrew Garfield is set to portray Doss, who was a Seventh »

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Nfsa seeks a cinema partner

20 January 2015 12:27 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is looking to ramp up the programming of its Arc cinema in Canberra with a commercial partner. The Nfsa today called for expressions of interest from qualified parties to develop and deliver a regular screening program at the Arc. The institution was forced to cut back the cinema's screening program last year as part of a restructure which entailed slashing the workforce from 206 to 178, sparking protests from directors, producers, writers, actors, academics and journalists, many of whom complained about lack of consultation. Nfsa CEO Michael Loebenstein tells If, .The Arc is one of the few cinemas that can play archival films as well as digital content, but running it at full capacity proved unviable and beyond our capacity. By ourselves we can only manage a limited number of programs.. Among recent events at the Arc, classic Disney animation films have been shown »

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The Year of Living Dangerously rewatched – Linda Hunt is unforgettable

8 January 2015 5:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

What a bold yet strangely sensible turn of casting by Peter Weir: hiring a woman to play a man simply because she was the best fit for the part

Van Badham: female actors want better roles because none exist

Gallipoli rewatched – Weir deconstructs war as grand adventure

The Last Wave rewatched – mysticism, prophecy and end of times

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- Luke Buckmaster

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