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Richard S. Guardian, Cmg fire up 'The BBQ'

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Richard S. Guardian, Cmg fire up 'The BBQ'
Exclusive: Partners to screen footage of Australian comedy in Cannes.

Veteran distribution and sales executive Richard S. Guardian has brought worldwide sales rights to The BBQ to Cinema Management Group (Cmg).

Guardian will join Edward Noeltner and his team at Cmg as they screen footage and launch sales on the Croisette.

Australia-based Revolution Partners just wrapped production in Melbourne and Albury-Wodonga on the comedy about a suburban everyman with a passion for BBQ who enlists the help of a tyrannical Scottish chef when he is invited to compete in an international contest.

Stephen Amis directs The BBQ and the producers are Tait Brady, Lynne Wilson, Deb Fryers, and Amis. Shane Jacobson and Magda Szubanski star alongside celebrity chef Manu Feildel, comedian Julia Zemiro, and Nicholas Hammond.

Amis co-wrote the screenplay with David Richardson, Serge DeNardo and Angelo Salamanca – the team that collaborated on sci-fi comedy-drama The 25th Reich.

The BBQ is financed with support from Screen Australia
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Shane Jacobson and Magda Szubanski to lead cast of ‘The BBQ’

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Shane Jacobson and Magda Szubanski have joined the cast of Stephen Amis. upcoming comedy, The BBQ.

Jacobson will play Darren .Dazza. Cook, described as .a loveable suburban everyman with a long-established belief that his family is related to Captain James Cook..

Dazza has a passion for barbequing, but when he accidentally gives his neighbours food poisoning, his reputation and dignity are on the line. To make amends he seeks tutelage from the tyrannical Scottish chef known simply as .The Butcher., played by Szubanksi. .

Together they enter an international barbecue competition, pitting Dazza.s homespun techniques against the world.s best BBQ chefs.

The Revolution Partners film will also star celebrity-chef Manu Feildel; Julia Zemiro (Rockwiz); and Nicholas Hammond (The Sound of Music). The feature will begin shooting on Feb 6 around Albury-Wodonga, Mitta Mitta, and metro Melbourne.

.The Aussie barbecue is the iconic watering hole that brings all people together,
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2013 report card: Another tough year for Aussie films

An analysis of the Australian films released in cinemas in 2013 makes for grim reading, with a handful of critical and/or commercial successes outnumbered by misfires and under-achievers.

On the positive side, the debut films from directors Kim Mordaunt (The Rocket), Catriona McKenzie (Satellite Boy) and Mark Grentell (Backyard Ashes) unearthed talent with plenty of potential.

The year ended on a strong note with the Boxing Day launch of Jonathan Teplitzy.s The Railway Man, which ranks as the second-highest local grosser behind Baz Luhrmann.s The Great Gatsby, which amassed $27.4 million to become the fifth-biggest Australian title of all time.

Tellingly, the drama starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman raked in more money in its first week than the lifetime earnings of every other title. According to If.s estimate, the combined B.O. tally of the 26 local films and documentaries is $38.88 million, well short of 2012.s $47.9 million.

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2013 another down year for Aussie films

The combined B.O. tally of the Australian films and documentaries released theatrically this year will fall far short of 2012.s $47.9 million.

Through last Sunday, the 24 local titles had raked in about $37.5 million, according to If.s estimates. Only four titles earned more than $1 million and of those, Goddess. result was generally regarded as soft. Excluding Baz Luhrmann.s The Great Gatsby, which amassed $28.2 million to rank as the fifth-highest Australian grosser of all time, and Tim Winton.s The Turning, the per-picture grosses vary from modest to skimpy.

To be fair, the eight lowest-ranked titles had limited playing time and three, Uncharted Waters, Circle of Lies and Lasseter.s Bones, had Q&A screenings.

Australian B.O. takings should not be seen as the sole barometer of each film's success, given many have multiple viewings on VOD, pay-tv and free-to-air TV. Festival exposure and critical acclaim are also important,
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Australian horror films take centre stage at Monster Fest

A new horror film festival has launched with the inclusion of Australian genre films; The ABCs of Death, The 25th Reich, Muirhouse and Redd Inc.

The announcement:

Monster Pictures, the notorious Australian film distributor behind The Human Centipede franchise, has launched the program for its showcase theatrical film event, Monster Fest.

“The program is a culmination of a year spent searching for the coolest, edgiest and most uniquely twisted films on the planet – we’re sure we’ve got them too, twenty-five of them in fact. You won’t be disappointed!” Neil Foley of Monster Pictures commented.

Opening the festival will be the Australian premiere of The ABCs Of Death, an American/New Zealand co-production that has just premiered at the prestigious Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Closing the fest will be American Mary, a film made by rising horror superstars and identical twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska.
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2012 Arizona Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

To celebrate their 5th anniversary, the Arizona Underground Film Festival has expanded to a whopping nine nights on Sept. 21-29 for a cinematic event the likes of Tucson has never seen before!

The shenanigans kick off with the opening night film The Legend of Kaspar Hauser, an experimental Italian feature directed by Davide Manuli and starring Vincent Gallo as the hero and the villain to a strange young boy, then end with the closing night film Jason M. Solomon’s nostalgic documentary 7 Years Underground: A 60′s Tale, which profiles the legendary Cafe Au Go Go in NYC that hosted such up-and-coming acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, George Carlin, Lily Tomlin and more.

In between those two films lies a twisted carnage of movie mayhem, including Spencer Parsons’ demented homage to ’70s mystery cartoons Saturday Morning Massacre; Michael Melamedoff exploitative semi-doc The Exhibitionists; Stephen Amis’ Australian WWII sci-fi
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DVD Review - The 25th Reich (2012)

The 25th Reich, 2012.

Directed by Stephen Amis.

Starring Jim Knobeloch, Serge De Nardo, Angelo Salamanca, Jak Wyld and Dan Balcaban.


During World War II, five Us soldiers are selected to travel forward in time to protect the world from the tyranny of Hitler's 25th Reich.

There has always been in this argument within the film medium that certain movies can be ‘so bad that they’re actually good’ which is what I feel the filmmaking team behind The 25th Reich were going for. However, when going down this route you walk a very thin line between ‘so bad it’s good’ and ‘so bad it’s awful’.

The 25th Reich almost feels like it could have come from the back catalogue of the Troma movies, with a plot surrounding time travel and giant robot spider-Nazis. It’s completely insane which is why it should have been great, but unfortunately
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DVD Review: 'The 25th Reich'

★☆☆☆☆ You wait years for a schlocky, tongue-in-cheek, Sci-Fi, B-movie about Nazis and then two come along at once. Landing on DVD only weeks after Timo Vuorensola's Finnish pastiche Iron Sky (2012), comes Stephen Amis' The 25th Reich (2012). Unlike Iron Sky however, this film doesn't boast a killer one (tag)line premise, but it's not bad and fits the bill for a spoof of this ilk; five Us soldiers travel back from 1943 to the prehistoric past to salvage a UFO which might aid the allies in defeating Hitler.

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Not Quite Hollywood

Not Quite Hollywood
It seems 2012 is the year of the B-Grade Nazi Sci-Fi flick, as the Australian genre film, The 25th Reich, prepares to unleash its obscurity onto the unsuspecting global public. The film, directed by local filmmaker, Stephen Amis, has been selected amongst other esteemed fantasy features to premiere at the South Korean cult/fantasy film festival PiFan, as well as debuting locally at the Perth Revelation Film Festival, which has just kicked into gear.
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2012 Revelation Perth International Film Festival: Official Lineup

Australia’s Revelation Perth International Film Festival will be holding it’s explosive 15th annual edition on July 5-15 with one of it’s most jam-packed lineups yet.

One of the most special events that Revelation will be holding is July 14‘s retrospective of the films of Jeff Keen, the pioneering British underground filmmaker who very sadly just passed away on June 21. Keen’s work has been having a major resurgence lately and Revelation is the latest organization to so boldly feature his breathtaking experimental film work, from classics like 1967′s Marvo Movie to modern films like Artwar (1993) and Joy Thru Film (2000). This is absolutely an event not to be missed.

Another staggering event this year is a very special live presentation of Crispin Hellion Glover‘s notorious underground films What Is It? and It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine. (Click film titles for Bad Lit reviews!) These very
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Lightning Entertainment Acquires International Rights To Whole Lotta Sole Starring Brendan Fraser & Timur Bekmambetov’s 3D Animated Kikoriki: Team Invincible

Dynamic international distribution company Lightning Entertainment has picked up international rights to two new feature films making their market premieres; the comedy Whole Lotta Sole starring Brendan Fraser (The Mummy franchise) and directed by Oscar winner Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) and Kikoriki: Team Invincible, the Russian 3D animated-adventure comedy film from the Riki Group and produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), it was announced today by Robert Beaumont, President of Lightning Entertainment.

The dramatic comedy Whole Lotta Sole world premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and received rave reviews from critics, whilst Kikoriki comes to the market hot on the heels of its impressive $8.5 million box office run in its native Russia.

.Lightning continues to acquire top-notch material to present to international buyers with Whole Lotta Sole from the talented Terry George and the Russian animated adventure, Kikoriki: Team Invincible from powerhouse producer Timur Bekmambetov,. commented Beaumont. .Both films are highly accessible,
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’25th Reich’ Trailer is Campy Goodness with Hitler’s Nazi Time Machine

Meet your new fear: Time-Traveling Nazis. An band of Australian movie misfits has decided to continue the legacy of Brian Trenchard-Smith and other down under heroes of exploitation by sending Nazis into the future. It’s an idea close to Iron Sky‘s Moon Nazi concept, but the results look far different. And far more low rent. With Asylum-level effects, The 25th Reich from director Stephen Amis made our list of interesting projects out of Berlin, and now the trailer promises not to take itself too seriously. With an SS spider-robot squeaking out “Heil Hitler!” it would be hard to. The movie focuses on an elite squad of Us soldiers in the outback given a task by Oss to travel in time and save the future from those spider-robots and their Nazi overlords. It looks aggressively cheesy. But hopefully that’s part of the fun. Check out the trailer for yourself: The indie flick should be available
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Nazi Alert! 'Iron Sky,' 'Puppet Master X' and 'The 25th Reich'

If you got past the Puppet Master X part and are still reading, I'll weave you a tale of Nazis, my child...

Iron Sky is going to be the best movie ever made, by anyone, and that includes Citizen Kane.

Why? Because it is about Nazis. Any movie about Nazis that isn't Just about the Holocaust is an awesome, unforgettable enjoyment.

Iron Sky is a sci-fi/comedy directed by Timo Vuorensola and is due to come out in April 2012 in the United States. They say "theatrically" but... I mean, that's debatable. They might just be renting a theater for one night. Or who knows? Maybe this'll be one of those Paranormal Activity things and it ends up in your local $15-a-ticket Arclight scamhouse? In any case, it's screening at Berlinale (that's a fancy European film festival) in November 2012, so chances are reviews will be flying from that point.

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The 25th Reich Teaser Trailer and Poster

Check out the new poster and teaser trailer for The 25th Reich.Based on the classic novella, 50,000 Years Until Tomorrow by J.J. Solomon, and with a screenplay penned by David Richardson, Serge DeNardo, and Stephen Amis – the movie is a homage to sci-fi and WWII movies of the 1950′s. Starring, Jim Knobeloch (Heaven’s Gate, [...]

Continue reading The 25th Reich Teaser Trailer and Poster on FilmoFilia.

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UFOs! Nazis! Robot Spiders! Behold the Trailer for The 25th Reich!

The headline pretty much says it all. Director Stephen Amis’ upcoming time-traveling actioner “The 25th Reich” — which is based on the novel “50,000 Years Until Tomorrow” — looks to be a hell of a lot of fun, especially for those of us who enjoy our science fiction mixed with a little history and a lot of CGI robots. The film is currently in post-production, which means we may have to wait a while before this one sees the proverbial light of day. However, to keep the fires of our collective interest burning, a trailer had been released. Needless to say, I’m pumped. Check out this very short plot synopsis: In 1943, five Us soldiers are recruited by the Oss for a time travel mission to save the world from the tyranny of Hitler’s 25th Reich. “The 25th Reich” stars Jim Knobeloch, Serge DeNardo, Angelo Salamanca, Dan Balcaban, and Jak Wyld. Looks
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La’s Ausfilm Week: “Like speed dating without the alcohol”

Eleven Australian producer teams from across the Australia met with American producers and studio executives at the Ausfilm Week in last week.

Ausfilm’s Deb Richards told Encore the sessions were, “like speed dating without the alcohol, with seven meetings one after another.”

The one-to-one sessions were project-specific, the filmmakers pitching a feature script they looked to receive funding and create co-productions on.

Australian producers included Bill Leimback (Beneath Hill 60), Jamie Hilton (Sleeping Beauty, The Waiting City), Stephen Amis (The 25th Reich), Robert Galinsky & Elizabeth Howatt-Jackman (Prey), Pam Collis (Singularity), Craig Lahiff & Helen Leake (Swerve), Sonya Armstrong (Seduction in the City), Lessa Khan and Marissa Goodhill, Jodea Bloomfield and Pippa Hinchley (The Live Sex Girls), Anthony Maras (The Palace) and Michelle McDonald of Screen Australia.

The selection of Us production companies included; The Weinstein Company, Arclight Films, Smoke House Pictures, Artists International, Michael de Luca productions, Fox Searchlight and more.
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Us soldiers time trip to battle Nazi robtos in The 25th Reich

The 25th Reich is being described as "a rollicking, WWII Sci-Fi adventure full of time-travel, duplicitous Nazi robots, faulty spaceships and giant, bloodthirsty mega-fauna..." Sounds like an awesome Indiana Jones style WWII adventure with scifi elements and classic creature-feature nods. Love it.

Official synopsis:

In 1943, five Us soldiers are recruited by the Oss for a time travel mission to save the world from the tyranny of Hitler's 25th Reich.

Now in post-production, the movie was produced in Australia and features a great crew with tons of experience. Costume designs were done by Ian Sparke (The Pacific), special makeup effects by Nik Dorning (Lord of the Rings, Australia, Troy and Knowing), editing by Bill Murphy (Romper Stomper), a Wagnerian, motif-driven score by Ricky Edwards (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga.Hoole).

Directed by Stephen Amis, the film stars Jim Knobeloch (Heaven.s Gate), Serge DeNardo, Angelo Salamanca, Dan Balcaban and Jak Wyld.
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