Possible Worlds (2000)
After Callan McAuliffe landed roles in two studio films, Flipped and I Am Number Four, several years ago, the teenager says he naively expected a glittering Hollywood career would ensue.
That.s now how the actor.s career has panned out but he shot four indie movies around the world in the past 18 months, working with Samuel L. Jackson, Sir Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson.
.I am no A-lister,. the Los Angeles-based McAuliffe, 19, told If today on a visit to Sydney as a national ambassador for Unicef promoting children.s rights. "I would rather be a working actor than a mega-famous star..
.I have to audition for every role but when you get the job, it.s very rewarding. I.ve been very fortunate, with a bit of luck and hard work. I have done some diverse movies, although some are not my type of movie.
This year is no different, and they have just unveiled their full program, which includes Australian premiere of the Julianne Moore/Liam Neeson psychological thriller Chloe, and the world premieres of Brian Trenchard-Smith's sci-fi thriller Arctic Blast and the Margaret Atwood documentary In The Wake of The Flood.
Here's the full press release:
The fantastic program for Possible Worlds, Sydney's Canadian Film Festival has been announced and is showcasing the best new films made in Canada from August 2 to August 8 in a number of Sydney venues including Dendy Opera Quays and Dendy Newtown.
The dynamic program is filled with a mixture of intelligent and entertaining events including premiere screenings, filmmaker Q&A's, industry talks and parties.
The film is an Australian-Canadian co-production shot in Tasmania. The executive producer is Antony I. Ginnane, whose distribution venture Ifm/Filmways is set to release the film in Australia/New Zealand.
The other executive producers are Tom Berry (Montreal-based Premiere Bobine) and Pierre David (Imagination Worldwide)
In Arctic Blast, a solar eclipse sends a colossal blast of super-chilled air towards the earth, setting off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in ice. As Coastal Australia undergoes mass evacuation, physicist Jack Tate races to find a solution while protecting his family.
The Possible Worlds festival will take place August 2-8 in Sydney.
The film was developed by BBC Films¹ Creative Director Christine Langan (The Damned United, Bright Star) with Paula Jalfon (In The Loop,
Sundance Channel Canada broke out of the gates here with a screening of Quebec director Robert Lepage's 2000 indie feature "Possible Worlds," which starred Tilda Swinton and Sean McCann.
To circumvent barriers to entry for the U.S. service, Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment rebranded its former Drive-In Classics cable channel as a Canadianized Sundance Channel with a schedule built around six programming blocks of genre-focused movies and TV series.
The Sundance Channel, which launched in 1996, in 2001 was denied entry into the Canadian market by the Crtc on grounds it would compete with existing Canadian movie channels.
Klass was born in London, England, on May 9, 1920, and moved to New York City with his family as an infant. He served as a combat engineer in Europe with the U.S. Army during World War II, and worked as a technical writer and editor after his discharge in 1945.
He submitted stories under numerous pen names, and achieved fame with the pseudonym William Tenn. His first science fiction story, Alexander the Bait, saw print in the pages of the Astounding Science Fiction pulp magazine in 1946, while he was employed by Bell Labs. Astounding also published his next story, the satirical tale of a futuristic Christmas gift gone wrong, Child’s Play, in 1947.
Over the next two decades Tenn wrote
The plan is for each episode to be directed by a different person, none of whom have been officially signed yet. Who they pick to direct each episode will be very important, as they’re letting the director select their own favorite short story of Bradbury’s.
Ray Bradbury has authored many a short story and they’ve all become stories that have inspired generations of readers. Some notables that he’s authored “Fahrenheit 451″, “The Martian Chronicles”, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and many others.
His famous books aren’t short stories obviously, but the directors have a list of over 400 short stories or novelettes to choose from.
- Today, Sydney’s Possible Worlds (2000)Possible Worlds
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