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Shooting underway in Queensland on The Butterfly Tree

20 July 2016 6:49 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Ed Oxenbould in The Butterfly Tree.

Writer-director Priscilla Cameron.s debut feature, The Butterfly Tree, has commenced filming around Tamborine Mountain, Queensland.

The Butterfly Tree, formerly titled Bloom, stars Melissa George (Heartbeat, The Slap), Ewen Leslie (Top of the Lake, The Daughter), Ed Oxenbould (Paper Planes, Puberty Blues), and Sophie Lowe (The Beautiful Lie, The Returned).

The film tells the story of Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, who bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son Fin with her zest for life.

When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, it reopens old wounds over the death of Fin.s mother.

The Butterfly Tree is being produced by Bridget Callow-Wright from Cowlick Entertainment.

"We are excited to see cameras rolling on The Butterfly Tree and congratulate Priscilla and Bridget for their original story going into production," said Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira.

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Skrillex And Mia’s Collab Is Finally Available For Streaming

14 July 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last month, a low quality preview hit the internet that purported to be a sample of an upcoming collaboration between Skrillex and rapper Mia. Now, the full version of the pair’s efforts is available for streaming, giving fans the chance to hear “Go Off” in its entirety.

“Go Off” features Mia’s heavily auto-tuned rapping over a characteristically world-influenced backbeat. Like many of his high profile collaborations, Skrillex allows his production to take the back burner to add emphasis to the vocal elements. The music is simple, with catchy tribal beats and a repeating middle eastern melody, creating an entrancing rhythm to support Mia’s flow.

The track is a solid release, though nothing particularly ground breaking for either artist involved. The nature of the collaboration is an interesting one however, as Mia’s career was originally thrust into the limelight with the Diplo produced “Paper Planes,” so it »

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Barracuda review – a valuable Australian story, with a one-for-the-ages finale

10 July 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Robert Connolly’s take on Christos Tsiolkas’ novel examines the underbelly of Australia’s sporting obsession. It might be a slow burn but you’d do well to stick with it

The protagonist of Christos Tsiolkas 2013 novel, Barracuda, Danny, is a helluva piece of work: a hot-blooded, self-centred, doggedly determined Olympics-aspiring swimmer whose introverted young adult mind is a swirl of competing impulses, many angry and lustful. Think a gay, Australian Holden Caulfield, more competitive than whiny, with a touch of Begbie and a splash (so to speak) of Kieren Perkins.

This is not the Danny we meet in ABC TV’s polished four-part adaptation, directed by Robert Connolly (Paper Planes, Balibo) and written by Belinda Chayko and Blake Ayshford. Or at least it doesn’t appear to be for a long time. Where Tsiolkas invited readers into the volcanic mind of his central character through extensive first-person perspective, the screenwriters, »

- Luke Buckmaster

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25 underappreciated family movies of the last 20 years

26 May 2016 8:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Flushed Away and Hunchback to Titan A.E. and Sky High - the family movies that don't get the love they deserve...

When I sit through a film such as Zootropolis, Rango, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Eddie The Eagle or Coraline, I can’t help but be thankful somebody has bothered. As a parent as well as a movie lover, I’ve grown to really dislike family movies that just turn up to act as a surrogate babysitter for 90 minutes, with no intention of becoming anybody’s favourite film. The films I'm going to talk about are the family movies therefore that I think both try and do something a bit more, yet continue to fly under many people's radar. 

A bonus mention before we get going, and number 26 in the list, much to my surprise: Alvin & The Chipmunks 4. I was expecting next to zero from it, courtesy »

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Screen Australia appoints Tim Phillips Producer Offset and Co-Pro Unit head

22 March 2016 8:31 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Tim Phillips.

Tim Phillips has been appointed the new Head of the Producer Offset and Co-Production Unit at Screen Australia.

Phillips has previously worked as a senior investment manager for feature films and television, managing Screen Australia.s involvement in The Dressmaker, Oddball, Paper Planes, Blinky Bill, That Sugar Film and Red Dog, and series including Molly, Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries, Nowhere Boys, Dance Academy and the upcoming Tomorrow When the War Began.

Most recently he was the senior manager of the Interactive and Multiplatform team in Melbourne, managing Screen Australia.s funding programs activities for online drama, as well as contributing to organisational strategy and content for digital platforms.

Prior to Screen Australia, Phillips was the legal and business affairs manager at the Australian Children's Television Foundation (Actf).

.Tim is an excellent candidate for the important role of heading up the Producer Offset and Co-Production Unit", Screen Australia COO Fiona Cameron said. »

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Aussie web-series The Justice Lease returns for second season

17 March 2016 3:38 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

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Australian comedy web-series.The Justice Lease.is returning a for second season after winning $70,000 at the Viewster Online Film Festival.

In 2013, Severe Comedy self funded series one of The Justice Lease, a six-part web series which focused on the daily domestic lives of Superman, Batman, The Hulk and Aquaman, set in a suburban Australian share-house.

Series one of.The Justice Lease.screened at Melbourne WebFest, La WebFest (winning eight awards) and was awarded a $70,000 cash prize in the inaugural Viewster Online Film Festival.

Since then, the creators have used that budget to create a five-part series, which will be launched on March 22 via YouTube..

Producer Erasmo Raimundo said the funding had allowed the team to create the kind of series envisioned at the beginning..

"An entirely over-dramatic comedy that both pokes fun at, and reveres, the superhero genre,. he said..

Director Jeremy Brull likes to think of it as cross »

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Safe Neighbourhood adds Virginia Madsen and Patrick Warburton

8 February 2016 5:50 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

First look: Olivia DeJonge as Ashley with Levi Miller as Luke in Safe Neighborhood. Photo by Sean O'Reilly

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Virginia Madsen (Joy, Sideways) and Patrick Warburton (Ted, Family Guy, Seinfeld) have joined the cast of Safe Neighbourhood, currently shooting at Sydney's Fox Studios and starring Olivia DeJonge (M. Night Shyamalan.s The Visit), Levi Miller (Pan, Jasper Jones, Red Dog: True Blue) and Ed Oxenbould (The Visit, Paper Planes).

Also joining the cast are Dacre Montgomery (Lionsgate.s upcoming Power Rangers) and Aleks Mikic (Joe Cinque.s Consolation, Secret City).

The Storm Vision Entertainment and Best Medicine production is described as "Home Alone meets Scream".

"Set in a quiet American suburb on a snowy evening on the lead up to Christmas, Ashley (Olivia DeJonge), the regular babysitter for Deandra (Virginia Madsen) and Robert Lerner (Patrick Warburton), has to defend their twelve-year-old son (Levi Miller) from strangers breaking into the house - »

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‘The Dressmaker’ Heads Australian Critics Awards Nominations

1 February 2016 6:49 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Quirky drama “The Dressmaker” topped the nominations for the Film Critics Circle of Australia awards.

“The Dressmaker” gathered up 10 nominations, putting it a few stitches ahead of “Last Cab To Darwin” and “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which continues to collect awards and nominations in North America. Neil Armfield’s “Holding the Man” has 7 nominations while “Paper Planes” and “Cut Snake” each have 5. “Tanna” has 4 nominations.

Best film nominations went to “The Dressmaker,” “Holding The Man,” “Last Cab To Darwin,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Paper Planes” and “Tanna.”

Last year, Australian-made films enjoyed a record A$88 million at their local box office, led by “Mad Mad” and surprise hit “The Dressmaker. That gave them a 7.2% market share.

The awards will be announced on February 23 at a ceremony in Sydney.

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- Patrick Frater

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The Dressmaker earns ten nominations as Fcca unveil award nominations

31 January 2016 9:39 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker.

The Film Critics Circle of Australia, the national body of film reviewers, critics and writers, has unveiled the nominations for their annual awards.

The Dressmaker has garnered ten nominations while Last Cab to Darwin and Mad Max: Fury Road each received eight nominations..

Neil Armfield's Holding the Man earned seven nominations, Paper Planes and Cut Snake each have five, while Tanna received four.

"The spread of nominees from heralded blockbusters to small-scale independents highlights the diversity of Australian cinema", Fcca President Russell Edwards said..

"As the country's most important critical body looking at movies, we at the Film Critics Circle of Australia are pleased to be able to not only salute the box office, but also celebrate the innovative spirit"..

The nominees for best director are Neil Armfield, George Miller, Jocelyn Moorhouse and Jeremy Sims..

Nicole Kidman (Strangerland), Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road »

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Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi's latest wins acclaim at Sundance

24 January 2016 7:24 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Taika Waititi

Before jetting in to Sydney to begin filming Thor: Ragnarok with Cate Blanchett and Chris Hemsworth at Fox Studios, Kiwi director Taika Waititi (Boy, What We Do in the Shadows) is soaking up the acclaim in Park City, where his latest film has premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is based on Barry Crump's Wild Pork and Watercress, about a boy (Paper Planes' Julian Dennison) on the run in the New Zealand wilderness with an irascible guardian (Sam Neill)..

"Taika Waititi.s latest is a pleasing comedy-adventure that pays cheeky homage to key early works from that nation.s first filmic renaissance ˜ right down to casting the still-game Sam Neill, who was also a fugitive 40 years ago in Roger Donaldson.s Sleeping Dogs", said Variety's review, adding "the pic is sure to be another home-turf hit."

THR's Boyd van Hoeij was just as positive, »

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

23 January 2016 1:35 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A young orphan and his very reluctant keeper “go bush” on the lam from authorities in “Hunt for the Wilderpeople.” Based on a tale by the late, prolific New Zealand novelist Barry Crump, Taika Waititi’s latest is a pleasing comedy-adventure that pays cheeky homage to key early works from that nation’s first filmic renaissance — right down to casting the still-game Sam Neill, who was also a fugitive 40 years ago in Roger Donaldson’s “Sleeping Dogs.” Despite the humor, there’s a cornier, more formulaic core here than in the writer-helmer’s prior successes “Boy” and “What We Do in the Shadows” that may comparatively limit its offshore prospects. But international sales should be hale enough, and the pic is sure to be another home-turf hit.

Dropped off on a remote farm by a very caustic child-services worker named Paula (Rachel House) who assures his new minders he’s a “very bad egg, »

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Australian Cinema Has Record 2015

20 January 2016 5:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Led by “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Dressmaker,” Australian films had a record breaking year at their domestic box office, with a combined score of A$88 million.

That comfortably beat the previous best total of A$63.4 million in 2001. And even adjusted for inflation, Australian titles had their best performance in 14 years.

The overall box office was up 14% on 2014 at A$1.23 billion, a good margin ahead of the previous all-time record of $1.13 billion in 2010, according to data from the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

Despite the strong performance from Australian-made films, the top ten places in the overall chart were all taken by Hollywood movies. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” topped the chart with A$62.8 million ahead of “Jurassic World” on A$52.9 million and “Fast & Furious 7” on A$43.3 million.

The severe weakening of the Australian currency against the Us dollar over the past year, however, means that the »

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Mpdaa confirm 2015 best year ever for Australian film

20 January 2016 4:40 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Mad Max: Fury Road.

The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia have confirmed today that local films enjoyed their best year ever at the Bo in 2015, beating 2001's record of $63.4m.

2015 takings surpassed that mark in October, finishing at just over $88m..

Successes included Mad Max: Fury Road ($21.7m), The Water Diviner ($10.15m in 2015/$15.87m cumulative), Oddball ($11.04m) and Paper Planes ($9.65m)..

The Dressmaker grossed $18.6m in 2015 and is still playing, while That Sugar Film took over $1.7m to become the highest grossing Australian documentary ever (excluding IMAX films).

Mad Max: Fury Road and The Dressmaker also made it into the top 20 films at the box office for the year (at #13 and #17 respectively) despite an incredibly competitive, franchise-packed market.

.Without doubt the record-breaking box office result for Australian films is proof that local audiences want to see their own stories and are happy to pay for the full cinema experience to enjoy those stories, »

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Blu-Rays Giveaway: ‘The Visit,’ ‘The Green Inferno’ and ‘Sinister 2’ Bundle

12 January 2016 12:01 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Let’s start the New Year right with a few horror thrillers.

Latino-Review is giving away a bundle Blu-ray package that will include “The Visit,” “The Green Inferno” and “Sinister 2.”

These movies are not to be missed for one lucky winner. All movies are already on the market today for purchase.

Here are the details on the movie:

The Visit

A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma and Grandpa really are in The Visit, a found documentary-style suspense thriller coming to Digital HD on December 15, 2015, and Blu-ray™ and DVD as well as On Demand on January 5, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The first collaboration from Academy Award®-nominated writer-director M. Night Shyamalan and Academy Award-nominated producer Jason BlumThe Visit Blu-ray and DVD are packed with exclusive bonus features including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurette, and a suspenseful alternate ending.

When Becca and Tyler »

- Gig Patta

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Trio of young Aussie stars begin shooting Safe Neighborhood at Fox

10 January 2016 4:20 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Levi Miller, Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould. Photo Credit: Sean O'Reilly.

A corner of Fox Studios has been turned into a quiet, snow-covered American street over a white Christmas.

Olivia DeJonge (The Visit), Ed Oxenbould (Paper Planes) and Levi Miller (Jasper Jones) have begun shooting Safe Neighborhood, a.thriller directed by Chris Peckover (Undocumented), who wrote the script with Zack Kahn (Mad)..

The Storm Vision Entertainment and Best Medicine production is about three kids who endure a home invasion in a so-called 'safe neighborhood' in the American 'burbs.

The film is being produced by Storm Vision.s Brett Thornquest and Sidonie Abbene (Infini, Terminus and SFv1) and Best Medicine Productions. Brion Hambel and Paul Jensen (Scenic Route, Natural Selection), and executive produced by Steven Matusko, Shane Abbess and Lorenzo De Maio..

.Safe Neighborhood is Home Alone meets Scream",.Thornquest said. "Chris and Zack have written a killer script and this »

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My Cinema Select to increase regional access to independent films

10 January 2016 3:34 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Radha Mitchell and Odessa Young in Looking for Grace

The Independent Cinemas Association of Australia has launched 'My Cinema Select', which aims to increase audience access to limited release Australian and independent films in regional areas.

Palace's Looking for Grace and Transmission's Brooklyn will be the first two films to participate in the program..

.Lower marketing budgets and limited release patterns often restrict regional audience access to quality features until well after they are available in metropolitan areas - if they are released in regional cinemas at all", Icaa CEO Adrianne Pecotic said. "My Cinema Select will enable a series of preview screenings giving audiences the opportunity to see these films at or before release, and give our industry the ability to both promote and assess the appetite for a wider release of more diverse films and documentaries to discerning audiences throughout Australia..

My Cinema Select will build on the »

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Contest: Win M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit on Blu-ray / DVD

5 January 2016 11:36 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Available on Digital HD December 15th & Blu-ray and DVD today from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit explores the eerie side of grandma and grandpa's house, and we've been provided with one Blu-ray / DVD combo pack to give away.

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copy of The Visit.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Visit Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on January 11th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Previous press release: Universal City, California, November 16, 2015 – A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma and Grandpa really are in The Visit, »

- Derek Anderson

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