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Abe Forsythe to appear in conversation at Aftrs' Friday on My Mind

26 July 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Down Under.

Abe Forsythe will talk the two masks of drama - comedy and tragedy - this Friday as part of Aftrs' Friday on My Mind talks series. The Down Under writer-drector will chat with host Giles Hardie in Sydney to analyse the awful things we laugh at, and possibly have a chuckle at the missteps he.s made in his career as a filmmaker. Forsythe has surfed the line between comedy and tragedy for years, winning Tropfest in 2010 with his short film Shock, showing the depression behind the scenes of breakfast radio, while his black comedy.feature Down Under premiered at.Sff and will screen at the Melbourne International Film Festival, kicking off tomorrow. Forsythe won the Tropfest Tropicana Award at the age of sixteen for his film Guided By The Light Of The Lord. In 2003 he wrote, directed and starred in the feature comedy Ned, which was released »

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Aftrs' Friday on My Mind to feature Greg McLean in conversation at Acmi

19 July 2016 5:12 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Greg Mclean on the set of The Belko Experiment.

Greg McLean will appear in conversation at Acmi this Friday July 22 as part of Aftrs' Friday On My Mind talks series..

The Wolf Creek director will be in conversation with Acmi's Head of Film Programs, James Hewison.

McLean will discuss the impact of the original film, the process of adapting the original story into graphic novels as well as the six-part TV series that premiered recently on Stan (on which McLean served as an executive producer) and the opportunities afforded by digital platforms.

McLean's other Ep credits include.Red Hill, Crawlspace, Down Under and The Legend of Ben Hall.

He established Emu Creek Pictures, a production company based in Melbourne, after the success of Wolf Creek.in 2005. His next film, Rogue, was produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein and starred Sam Worthington and Mia Wasikowska..

In 2013 he directed Wolf Creek 2, »

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Greg McLean in conversation at Acmi in Aftrs Friday on My Mind talk

19 July 2016 5:12 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Wolf Creek.

Greg McLean will appear in conversation at Acmi this Friday July 22 as part of Aftrs' Friday On My Mind talks series..

The Wolf Creek director will be in conversation with Acmi's Head of Film Programs, James Hewison.

McLean will discuss the impact of the original film, the process of adapting the original story into graphic novels as well as the six-part TV series that premiered recently on Stan (on which McLean served as an executive producer) and the opportunities afforded by digital platforms.

McLean's other Ep credits include.Red Hill, Crawlspace, Down Under and The Legend of Ben Hall.

He established Emu Creek Pictures, a production company based in Melbourne, after the success of Wolf Creek.in 2005. His next film, Rogue, was produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein and starred Sam Worthington and Mia Wasikowska..

In 2013 he directed Wolf Creek 2, which Margaret and David famously declined to review, »

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Kyas Sherriff on plans for revamped Aftrs Indigenous Unit

24 February 2016 4:25 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Kyas Sherriff (Head of the Indigenous Unit) Guillermo Arriaga, Sue Elphinstone (Indigenous Unit Project Officer). Photographer: Graeme Taylor.

Aftrs' new Black Talk series launched last week, with the highly entertaining Guillermo Arriaga (Babel, 21 Grams, Amores Perros) as guest.

Replacing Aftrs' Friday on My Mind program of Friday evening Q&A's, the series is hosted by the school's revamped Indigenous Unit, headed by Kyas Sherriff (formerly of Screen Australia's Indigenous Department).

Black Talk will be more irregular than Friday on My Mind, with a focus on "inspiring indigenous storytellers and filmmakers, and drawing them into the school", Sherriff tells If..

In addition "the series should be a place for industry to get a sense of what's going on in the black space".

Future sessions will be streamed, and Aftrs is looking at partnering with a major film festival to co-host the occasional talk.

Aside from the talks, the Indigenous Unit will »

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Kyas Sherriff to head up Aftrs Indigenous Unit

21 February 2016 8:09 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Aftrs has launched a revamped Indigenous Unit, headed by Kyas Sherriff.

The initial program for 2016 will include the Black Talk series (similar to Aftrs Friday on My Mind), talent labs and Industry events.

Across the Aftrs curriculum, there will be an increased academic focus on Indigenous representation on Australian screen.

The school is also proposing an industry symposium on cultural diversity both on screen and behind the scenes.

The Black Talk series aims to engage the wider screen industry in an understanding of contemporary Indigenous storytelling.

The first Black Talk, on February 17, featured Mexican author, screenwriter, director and producer Guillermo Arriaga (writer of 21 Grams, Babel and Amores Perros)..

Arriaga, who is in Australia as a guest of Nitv, has a history of sharing his knowledge with Australian Indigenous filmmakers, including participating in a previous Screen Australia Workshop with published Indigenous novelists on the craft of writing for screen.

Indigenous filmmaker Warwick Thornton, »

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