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Purporting to be a drama torn from today's headlines, David Pulbrook's feature debut, Last Dance, will explore themes of ideology, faith, freedom, oppression and the power of compassion. The film stars British born AFI award winning actress Julia Blake, known for roles in films such as Innocence and The Boys are Back, the cult eighties series Prisoner, and the recent ABC television series, Bed of Roses. Blake will star alongside Firass Dirani, known for his portrayal of Lebanese nightclub owner, John Ibrahim, in Underbelly: The Golden Mile and who will be seen in the soon to be released actioner Killer Elite. »
Australian film Last Dance has begun production in Melbourne.
Directed by David Pulbrook, principle photography began on Monday in and around St Kilda, Melbourne.
The film is Pulbrook’s debut feature film. Pulbrook has had a long history as an editor, beginning his career in the 60s working on episodes of Homicide and Division 4. He’s since edited Gillian Armstrong’s Smokes and Lollies, Kevin Dobson’s Squizzy Taylor, Michael Pattinson’s Street Hero and Ground Zero which he won an AFI for. Most recently he edited Simon Wincer’s The Cup.
Pulbrook said of his film: “Last Dance digs beneath the stereotypes to reveal the basic humanity of the two principle protagonists and transcends the tragedy of their pasts and speaks of optimism, possibilities and tolerance. We were careful not to »
- Colin Delaney
My Neighbor Totoro, 1988.
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
In post-war Japan two young sisters move to the countryside and discover a forest inhabited by magical spirits known as Totoros.
Remember when you were a kid and everything was massive? Cynicism barely existed back then. You could genuinely believe that a ‘People’s Elbow’ was the most devastating move in all of sports entertainment when really it was just The Rock doing an elbow drop. You could sit for hours in your bedroom plotting out mass, universe-wide battles pitting a Boba Fett action figure against an evil army of Lego drones. Some stories would span across many planets from under the stairs to the back of the garden. Christmas was great not just for the presents, but also because there was »
3 items from 2011
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