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Michael Rymer readies sci-fi series 'Tremula', 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' mini

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Michael Rymer.

Australian director Michael Rymer started his career with 1995's Angel Baby, going on to direct features such as Queen of the Damned in 2002 and Face to Face in 2011.

Rymer has also become a prolific director of American television, with credits including Battlestar Galactica, American Horror Story, Longmire, The Killing, Hannibal, The Man in the High Castle and Jessica Jones, for which he recently received a Hugo Award.

The director has been in Los Angeles for most of 2016, pitching a TV show that he hopes to shoot in Melbourne next year: Tremula, based on a feature script written by Queensland writers Shayne Armstrong and Shane Krause.

"Their agent Jean sent me the screenplay of the movie and I liked it a lot," says Rymer. "I just thought it was a good elevated sci-fi piece; very conceptual, very character-driven.".

Rymer describes Tremula, in which a group of international astronauts go
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The Wedding Party secures Us cinema release with MouseTrap

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Australian comedy The Wedding Party will have a limited Us theatrical run after securing a deal with Mousetrap Films.

The small Us release, set for 2013, will be through Mousetrap.s recently launched Film Festival Flix program . an innovative method of bringing film festival favourites without a distribution deal to a wider audience.

Film Festival Flix . a .mini-festival. . is held in cinemas on one-night, once-a-month, in more than 25 cinemas in more than 15 cities. Three films are screened (a documentary, a signature feature, and a late night genre picture); a short Q&A is held with the filmmakers; and DVDs of the film are available to buy on-site. The film is also distributed simultaneously on other platforms such as VOD, in-store retailers and on TV/cable.

Australian drama Face to Face, directed by Michael Rymer, was also released in similar fashion in the Us through Film Festival Flix.

The Wedding Party, which
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Galactica Director's "Face to Face" Opens in La Thursday night

Michael Rymer, director of Queen of the Damned and In Too Deep but perhaps best known as the primary director of the recent Battlestar Galactica series, brings his festival circuit hit Face to Face to Los Angeles beginning Thursday. Face to Face is a chamber piece about a conflict resolution facilitator helping a group of people come to terms with a young man’s violent outburst. Thursday’s premiere will feature the filmmakers and cast in attendance; tickets available here. From La, the film rolls into other cities across the country and will be available on DVD and VOD, all at the...
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Michael Rymer's 'Face to Face,' Alastair Orr's 'Expiration' Kick off Film Festival Flix

Michael Rymer's 'Face to Face,' Alastair Orr's 'Expiration' Kick off Film Festival Flix
"Face to Face," an award-winning film from Australian director Michael Rymer, will be the first film to debut as part of Mousetrap Films' monthly film series Film Festival Flix, the company announced on Monday. "Face to Face," adapted from a play by David Williamson, portrays a young construction worker (Vince Colosimo) charged with assaulting his boss. He must then defend his actions in a conflict resolution meeting in front of a group of community members. It won awards at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Newport Beach International Film Festival and Michael
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Grimm & Fairly Legal tonight, new film for Alessandra Torresani & interviews with Jane Espenson and Scott Porter

Friday updates:

Alessandra Torresani has a new movie in the works, a horror called Paranormal Initiation. Shock Till You Drop has the first details:

Morgan Fairchild and Alessandra Torresani are starring in Paranormal Initiation. This one follows three sorority sisters find themselves trapped inside their haunted house and must uncover the secrets and escape before it’s too late.Esai Morales is back on Fairly Legal tonight (USA, 9 pm). Synopsis:

While mediating bankruptcy negotiations, Kate decides to help a client who's unable to pay his mortgage because of a drug-dealer tenant. The case catches Ben's attention when he learns the dealer's lawyer is his rival, Travis. And here is what happens on Grimm (9 pm, NBC):

Nick (David Giuntoli) and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) join Hank for dinner, where Nick discovers Hank’s mystery date is none other than Adalind (guest star Claire Coffee), the same Hexenbiest who tried to kill Aunt Marie.
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The Killing season two and weekly wrap

The Killing is back tonight at 8 pm Et with a two-hour season premiere. Caprica and BSG folks who are definitely returning this season include Richard Harmon, Brian Markinson, Michelle Forbes and Callum Keith Rennie.

Andrew Airlie will also be recurring as "Dr. Madigan," and Kacey Rohl and Tahmoh Penikett might also make an appearance, but I haven't seen anything that would confirm this. TV Equals has a clip and the promotional photos from the premiere.

Also back tonight with a second season, Game of Thrones (9 pm). HBO has announced that the trailer for the new season of True Blood will be shown before the premiere. Let's see if they give us a first look at Christopher Heyerdahl's character.

Hell on Wheels: The Complete First Season will be out on DVD on May 15. Spoiler TV has the details. Based on some audition pages released last week, the Swede will
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Snowtown takes top spots at the Australian Film Critics Association Film Awards

The Australian Film Critics Association (Afca) has announced its winners for its 2012 film awards, which are focused primarily on Australian productions.

Thriller Snowtown was the big winner of the event winning best Australian film, best actor, best director and best screenplay.

The winners

Best Australian Film

The Eye Of The Storm

Mrs Carey’s Concert

Oranges And Sunshine

Sleeping Beauty


Best Overseas Film (English Language)


The Guard


Take Shelter

The Tree Of Life

Best Overseas Film (Foreign Language)

Certified Copy

In A Better World



The Skin I Live In

Best Documentary

Bill Cunningham New York

Mrs Carey’s Concert


Project Nim


Best Actor

Daniel HenshallSnowtown

Willem DafoeThe Hunter

Matthew NewtonFace To Face

Geoffrey RushThe Eye Of The Storm

Hugo WeavingOranges And Sunshine

David WenhamOranges And Sunshine

Best Actress

Emily BrowningSleeping Beauty

Judy DavisThe Eye Of The Storm
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New Grimm tonight, new projects for Kendall Cross and Patton Oswalt, and interviews with Bear McCreary and Calum Worthy

A few updates, because it's Friday:

Grimm 1x11, "Tarantella," airs tonight at 9 pm. (No, Patton Oswalt and Steve Carell aren't guest starring. Keep scrolling for those two.) Synopsis for "Tarantella:"

A String Of Homicides Leads Nick And Hank To A Woman With A Deadly Secret; Amy Acker Guest Stars – Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) find themselves on the hunt for a deadly heartbreaker leaving behind a web of dead bodies. Meanwhile, Nick’s growing recognition among the creature world is starting to threaten not only his safety but Juliette’s (Bitsie Tulloch) as well, and it may be time for him to take action to keep her safe. Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.Sasha tweets that the show premieres in the UK on Watch this Monday at 9 pm. Spoiler TV has a few sneak peeks from tonight's episode.

This Means War, a romantic comedy with Reese Witherspoon,
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K's Film Retrospective; The Best Ten Of 2011

Without further adieu these are the top 10 films that seriously made me appreciate this beautiful medium.10 - Face to Face (Australia, Dir. Michael Rymer) Face to Face is an excellent socio-psychological study on a mixed group of people, some privy to an assault on one man by his employee and others less guilty and involved, or are they? Face to Face consistently turns assumptions and stereotypes on its head by changing each character organically as the film progresses and it is an incredible thing to witness. The key people responsible gather together with a councilor to work out who is at fault and why before any official charge is laid. It is unlike any Australian film and thankfully breaks the mold, not to mention...
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Friday round-up: previews, cast interviews and new projects

This is the first part of the weekend monster update, with more news & stuff coming in the next couple of days.

I got my Grimms confused in yesterday's post as it turns out. Tonight's episode won't be "Let Your Hair Down," but "The Three Bad Wolves." Rapunzel doesn't show up until next week.

Nick (David Giuntoli) is called to a suspected arson case, which exposes a longstanding family feud that brings Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) face-to-face with characters from his troubled past. While Monroe wrestles with restraining his wild side, it’s up to Nick to keep everything from going up in flames. Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.There are a few sneak peeks at THR and Dread Central. Spoiler TV has the promotional stills. Here is the teaser:

Yesterday's excellent "Danse Macabre," which did well in the ratings, is available on NBC.com.
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The Hunter leads Aacta Awards nominations

The Hunter has lead the Aacta Awards with 14 nominations including best film.

The film, by Daniel Nettheim, is also up for best direction, adapted screenplay, cinematography, sound, production design, costume, original music score, and visual effects. Meanwhile, Willem Dafoe, Frances O’Connor, Sam Neill and Morgana Davies are all up for acting awards.

The film has currently made just over $1m at the local box office.

It’s the first year for the re-launched AACTAs, formerly the AFI awards.

The technical awards will be given out at a luncheon on 15 January at the Sydney Opera House, with an evening ceremony for the more ‘public-friendly’ awards held at the Opera House on 31 January.

Running against The Hunter for best film is Red Dog, Mad Bastards, The Eye of the Storm, Snowtown and Oranges and Sunshine.

The Eye of the Storm, was second in the nominations race with 12, of which six are
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New interview with Sasha Roiz and the weekend monster update

Let's start the weekly round-up with Grimm.

Grimm's ratings dropped a little this week, but the show still won the 18-49 demo in its timeslot, finishing ahead of CSI: NY, Fringe and Supernatural, and rising by a full frakking ratings point (1.8) after Chuck (0.8). Wake up, Chuck.

Hitfix visited the set in Portland recently and posted a lengthy report. Here is a snippet:

Sasha Roiz on how his character will develop later in the series: "I’m not a Grimm descendent, but I'm a descendent of a long line that dates back just as Grimm does and we have a bit of a history and a past, so my line is a royal line and that will slowly unfold throughout the series."Collider has a longer interview with Sasha and Reggie Lee (more at the link):

It’s nice to see your character – like the main character – has the duality.
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The new Aussie rules of film-making give the outback the boot

Snowtown and The Eye of the Storm are the latest in a new wave of Australian films that rely less on rugged exteriors and more on contained emotional drama

From a controversial horror featuring a sadistic bushranger, to a Melbourne-set gangster saga, to a raucous documentary on 70s Ozploitation flicks, you'd have to have your head buried in the outback to have not noticed the sterling work going on in Australian cinema. And in case you thought Wolf Creek, Animal Kingdom and Not Quite Hollywood were some sort of fleeting mirage, check out the impressive directorial debuts from Patrick Hughes (the suspenseful neo-western Red Hill), Leon Ford (Griff the Invisible – a remarkable romantic ode to superhero flicks) or Ben C Lucas (Wasted on the Young – a nightmarish social networking thriller). They're all evidence of fine Aussie film-making talent that proves you don't need special effects nor mega bucks to make intelligent,
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Tech review: 1D vs 7D

Canon 1D

Michael Rymer opted to shoot Face to Face on the Canon 1D. Encore managing editor Brooke Hemphill took both the 1D and 7D on a shoot out, where did her vote land? Read on.

Readers of past product reviews will recall my love for the Canon 5D which has only somewhat diminished in recent months after a three-day shoot in the snow singlehandedly playing camera and sound girl with the aforementioned camera. The whole process of lugging separate audio equipment tends to become tiresome especially with all those battery changes and memory cards to keep track of. But there are many other Canon Dslr cameras out there and I’ve now had the pleasure of playing with both the 7D and the 1D. Since everyone on the interwebs is doing it, I thought I’d do a little comparison review for you.

Obviously they are both digital Slr cameras and,
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Grimm previews, interviews with Sasha Roiz and Esai Morales, new project for Brian Markinson, and general updates

A frakload of updates today, in very random order.

Husbands episode 10, "Return of the Zebra," has been posted on HusbandstheSeries.com. Only one episode left to go.

If you're in New York tomorrow, you can catch Jane Espenson and Alessandra Torresani at the Husbands panel at the New York Comic-Con. Hit the link for more info.

A bunch of new Grimm promos have showed up in the last few days.

Spoiler TV has four featurettes and a set of cast photos. Here are the ones with Sasha Roiz:

And here is the first behind-the-scenes video with Sasha and and his cast mates talking about the show (via People.com):

Brian Markinson has a new project lined up, a short film called Elijah the Prophet, which shoots next spring. More info, from Wireservice.ca:

The short film script, ‘Elijah the Prophet’, was penned by the writing duo Zachary and Jesse Herrmann of Brooklyn,
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Afm Unveils Slate Of Screenings

Afm Unveils Slate Of Screenings
The 32nd American Film Market (Afm) – taking place Nov. 2-9 in Santa Monica, CA – will be screening 395 films, including 65 world premieres and 295 market premieres – the works of prominent actors and directors including Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Jackie Chan, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Fassbender, William Friedkin, Amy Heckerling, Kiera Knightly, Richard Linklater, Matthew McConaughey, Carey Mulligan, Seth Rogen, Martin Scorsese, Todd Solondz, Aurdrey Tautou and Michelle Williams. The 2011 Afm will take place Nov. 2-9 in Santa Monica, CA.

Films making their World Premieres include A Gang Story, starring Gérard Lanvin and Tchéky Karyo; Bad Karma, starring Ray Liotta, Dominic Purcell and Rhona Mitra; Columbus Circle, starring Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Giovanni Ribisi and Kevin Pollak; Nobel’S Last Will, starring Malin Crépin, Björn Kjellman and Leif Andrée; Snowflake, The White Gorilla, starring Elsa Pataky and Pere Ponce; Special Forces, starring Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou and Benoit Magimel; and The Expatriate, starring Aaron Eckhart and Olga Kurylenko.
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Red Dog, Oranges and Sunshine and Face to Face among If Awards nominees

Red Dog, Oranges and Sunshine, Face to Face and The Eye of the Storm have received nominations for Best Feature Film at this year’s If Awards.

Red Dog won the most nominations, appearing in nine categories, with Oranges and Sunshine nominated in eight and Face to Face in six categories.

Nominated in the Best Direction category is Michael Rymer for Face to Face, Kriv Stenders for Red Dog and Justin Kurzel for Snowtown while Best Script nominees are Michael Rymer for Face to Face, Rona Munro for Oranges and Sunshine and Daniel Taplitz for Red Dog.

Best Documentary nominees are Mrs Carey’s Concert directed by Bob Connolly, I Am Eleven directed by Genevieve Bailey and Orchids: My Intersex Adventure directed by Phoebe Hart.

With its strong ensemble cast the Face to Face actors are up against David Wenham for Oranges and Sunshine, Josh Lucas for Red Dog and
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Weekly wrap: cast news, interviews, previews, festivals and new projects

One weekend monster update coming up.

Galactica Geek, a new BSG site run by the folks behind Battlestar Wiki, that will cover everything from the shows and the cast & crew to the fans, has launched today. Hit the link to check it out. You can also follow them on Twitter @galacticageek and Facebook.com/GalacticaGeek.

And in news of the regular variety:

The Hunger Games with Paula Malcomson has finally wrapped production in North Carolina. The film is still scheduled for release in March.

Gun Hill Road has opened in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and San Diego this weekend. More details on Facebook. The Miami Herald has a new interview with Esai Morales.

Fort McCoy with Eric Stoltz will be shown at the Boston Film Festival on Wednesday, September 21. Details and tickets here. Eric's new episode of Glee airs this Tuesday at 8 pm. Spoiler TV has the teaser.
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Red Dog passes $14.7m; Face To Face posts modest opening

Roadshow Films. family drama Red Dog continues its strong presence at the Australian box office, only falling to third position on the weekend, despite its sixth week at cinemas. The feel-good film, based on the true story of a hitchhiking kelpie, took a further $1.2 million across 268 screens, giving it a screen average of $4665 . a reduction of 25 per cent on last week. It has now grossed $14.7 million at the local box office and is set for a UK release this UK-winter through distributor G2 Pictures. Australian feature Face To Face opened on eight screens on the weekend,.posting a modest $24,019. Earning a screen average of $3002, the independently-financed film was directed by Michael Rymer (Queen of the Damned). The story focuses on Wayne (Luke Ford), a young...
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Alessandra Torresani and Sasha Roiz in Warehouse 13, Husbands premiere, Sanctuary trailer, and a new project for Genevieve Buechner

Just a heads-up before I start: now you can get updates from Caprica TV on Facebook, too, at Facebook.com/CapricaTV.

First off, big congrats to at Esai Morales on winning an award for Best Actor in a Feature Film at FilmOut San Diego's Lgbt Film Festival, where Gun Hill Road also picked up the award for Best First Narrative Feature, and Judas Kiss won for Best Screenwriting.

Also congrats to Callum Keith Rennie on nabbing a Gemini for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for Shattered, and to the Blackstone team on winning two awards this year. Carmen Moore posted a few photos from the event on Facebook.

And congratulations to David Weddle, Bradley Thompson and everyone else working on Alphas on getting picked up for a second season! No word yet if John Pyper-Ferguson will be recurring in season two, but he will
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