7 items from 2016
After making his name in the early noughties producing hundreds of music videos, See Pictures. Jamie Hilton is now one of Australia.s most prominent producers with an impressive slate including Breath, Flammable Children and OtherLife.
His recent Australian release, Backtrack, directed by Michael Petroni, starring Adrien Brody and Sam Neill, is also set for a limited theatrical run at Palace Cinemas after playing internationally at festivals including Tribeca Film Festival.
Hilton tells If distributor, Madman, had decided it was the best path to commercialise the film in Australia.
.I believe that means we have shorter windows to go to premium VOD and cable television and free to air faster than the normal 120 days required than if you do a full scale release,. he said.
.We are really looking forward to it coming to Palace Cinemas and to a wider variety of platforms »
- Brian Karlovsky
The Kettering Incident, a gripping mystery with otherworldly overtones, will make its world premiere on July 4..
Australian and international expectations for the series continue to build after the show won the Special Jury Prize at the Series Mania Festival in Paris last week..
The series boasts an impressive cast including Henry Nixon, Anthony Phelan, Damon Gameau, Damien Garvey, Sacha Horler, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Ben Oxenbould, Suzi Dougherty, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Dylan Young and Neil Pigot. .Many Tasmanian actors feature in the series including Alison Whyte, Kris McQuade, Brad Kannegiesser, Katie Robertson, Marcus Hensley, Nathan Spencer and Matt Burton.
- Staff Writer
Hunter n Hornet.
Nztv has acquired the Australian appisode series Hunter n Hornet for their on-demand catalogue.
The Screen Australia multiplatform funded series. notable notches on the belt include an Adg Online directing win for director/creator Sonny Vrebac as well as being a finalist in the C21 short form awards and finalist for the Nytvf drawcard development deal with Orchard TV.
The show centres around two lovelorn losers who are too scared to talk to girls, so they resort to practicing seduction routines on one another in order to end their womenless lives.
Vrebac said the response to the series had been great..
"The show has travelled all around the world and attracted several distribution offers, as well as development interest for a TV series," he said..
"We.re now looking for the right fit with the TV version, since the bulk of the action is set in La. »
- Staff Writer
Baker, star of TV drama The Mentalist and features including The Devil Wears Prada, will be joined in the cast by Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, The Night Manager), Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!) and Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty).
Set in mid-70s coastal Australia, Breath follows two teenage boys that form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer, who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.
Newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence will play teenagers Pikelet and Loonie respectively, while Roxburgh and Blake are Mr and Mrs Pike. Debicki is Eva and as previously announced, Baker will play Sando.
“Tim’s book viscerally captures the restless curiosity and yearning »
The film is based on Tim Winton.s award winning and international best-selling novel and stars Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, The Night Manager, upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge, The Turning, Mission: Impossible II) and Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty, Rake, Truth) and Baker (The Mentalist, Devil Wears Prada, Margin Call) as cast.
Newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence will play Pikelet and Loonie respectively, while Roxburgh and Blake are Mr and Mrs Pike..
Debicki is Eva and as previously announced, Baker will play Sando.
Set in mid-70s coastal Australia, Breath follows two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, that form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer.
Sando, a a former professional surfer »
- Brian Karlovsky
Filming has begun in Australia on Baker’s feature film directorial debut, based on Tim Winton’s best-selling novel. Set in mid-’70s coastal Australia, “Breath” follows two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, who form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer, who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.
Baker, star of “The Mentalist,” is playing the adventurer Sando, and Debicki is portraying his wife Eva. Newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence will play the two teenagers — Pikelet and Loonie, respectively — while Roxburgh and Blake are playing Mr. and Mrs. Pike.
“Tim’s book viscerally captures the restless curiosity and yearning for identity that often defines our coming of age,” said Baker. “I am thrilled with the »
- Dave McNary
Artscope, Paris-based Memento Film Intl.’s new talent label, has acquired international sales rights to “Girl Asleep,” the Australian rites-of-passage fantasy drama that opens Berlin’s 2016 Generation 14plus, one of the festival’s biggest sidebars.
The first feature of Rosemary Myers, the artistic director of Adelaide’s Windmill Theatre, comedy-laced “Girl Asleep” hits Berlin with a good buzz off its world premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival where its screenings were the fastest selling film in the festival’s 13-year-old history. “Girl Asleep” went on to win the Aff’s 2015 Foxtel Movies Audience Award.
Set in a vintage brown-and-yellow ‘70s Australia of flared trousers, laden timber décor and eye-popping colored wallpaper, “Girl Asleep” plumbs the contradictory, wrenching and often downright excruciating daily and fantasy life of near-15 Greta Driscoll, kicking off with her first day at a new school, befriended by the class nerd and picked upon by the school bitches. »
- John Hopewell
7 items from 2016
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