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Writer-director Fin Edquist on the slow birth of Bad Girl

9 August 2016 8:56 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Samara Weaving and Sara West in Bad Girl.

Bad Girl, set for its world premiere at Miff tomorrow evening, is a film some 10 years in the making.

The psychological thriller charts the story of Amy (Sara West), a repeat juvenile offender who has been given one last chance by her adoptive parents.

She strikes up an unlikely friendship with a seemingly well-meaning local girl Chloe (Samara Weaving), but as secrets and obsessions are revealed, things quickly turn toxic. Amy finds herself fighting for her life and the future of the family she.d previously maligned.

Writer-director Fin Edquist told If that the focus of the story is the meaning of family.

.What is a family, and who gets to decide who.s in and who.s out, and is blood thicker than water?,. he said.

Having already won best dramatic feature at the Wa Screen Awards last month, Bad Girl »

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Akmal Saleh joins Flying Bark's The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill

5 June 2016 6:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Comedian Akmal Saleh will join the voice cast of The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill as Blinky.s best friend, Jacko the frill-necked lizard.

Produced by Sydney-based Flying Bark Productions, the CGI animated TV series is the latest incarnation of the iconic Aussie character following on from last year.s Blinky Bill the Movie.

The 52 x 11 minute episode series has been commissioned by Seven for its broadcast channel, 7Two..

Produced in association with Telegael (Ireland) and Giant Wheel (India), the show is slated to air later this year.

Set a few years after the feature film, the series sees a slightly older Blinky (voiced by Cam Ralph) defending his outback home alongside the wise-cracking Jacko (Saleh). .

.Following an incredibly successful theatrical release last year for Blinky Bill the Movie, we are excited to be announcing Akmal as the voice of Jacko for our new Blinky Bill television series", said Flying Bark Productions »

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Apsa awards honour Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Carriageworks

15 March 2016 4:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's.Cemetery of Splendour.

Tomorrow, March 17, will see the presentation of the 2015 Asia Pacific Screen Awards prize of Best Feature Film Award to renowned Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul for his film Cemetery of Splendour.

Marking their tenth year in 2016, the Apsa awards acknowledge excellence in the world.s fastest growing film region: comprising 70 countries, 4.5 billion people, and responsible for half of the world.s film output.

In 2015, 39 films from 22 Asia Pacific countries and areas received award nominations.

Weerasethakul will be presented with his award at Sydney's Carriageworks at 10am tomorrow, after which there will be a preview of the filmmaker's most recent installation work for Sydney's Biennale - Home Movie.

Apsa also nominated Downriver's Reef Ireland for Best Performance by an Actor, Molly Reynolds' Another Country was nominated for a Best Documentary Feature Film prize (won by The Chinese Mayor), and Blinky Bill The Movie was nominated for Best Animated Feature. »

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