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Horror Movie – A Low Budget Nightmare Wins Best Feature at Hollywood Horrorfest

Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare Wins Best Feature & Best Documentary at the 2018 Hollywood Horrorfest! Directed by Gary Doust, “Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare” documents writer/director Craig Anderson’s troubled journey to make his feature film debut, the horror movie “Red Christmas” – a quaint story about a murderous aborted fetus. The documentary …

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Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare review – surprisingly delightful gore-fest doco

A documentary with heart and sincerity – all the more surprising given the grotesque content of the film it documents the making of

In an attempt to explain the twisted, wigged-out ambition of writer/director Craig Anderson – namely what compelled him to make his feature film debut, the horror movie Red Christmas – there is no better person to refer to than the man himself. Laying himself emotionally bare in the opening reels of Horror Movie: A Low-Budget Nightmare, director Gary Doust’s surprisingly delightful two-part documentary about the film-maker’s backbreaking journey to realise his dreams, Anderson gets watery-eyed as he reflects on his life.

“All the years I was growing up, the only thing I ever wanted to do was make a movie. And somewhere along the line I got confused,” he says. “Parts of my life have just fallen by the wayside ... What I don’t want to be,
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Horror Channel FrightFest announces line-up for Halloween 2017 event

Horror Channel FrightFest has announced its lineup for the 7th annual West End Halloween chillorama, an all-day shocktoberfest at the Empire Haymarket on Sat October 28th 2017, which this year features one world, one European and five UK premieres.

“After FrightFest’s successful return to central London in August for our biggest and most acclaimed event yet, we’re pleased to announce our equally ambitious, and extended Halloween spooktacular,” said Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director. “The line-up is a heady cocktail of horror, fantasy and sci-fi, which we hope haunts your nightmares until our Glasgow grindhouser next March”.

Here’s the full line-up…

10:00 Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare (European Premiere)

Director: Gary Doust. Cast: Craig Anderson, Dee Wallace, Gerard Odwyer, Bryan Moses, Robert Anderson. Australia 2017. 99 mins.

A funny, sad, candid and revealing documentary on the making of Red Christmas, a recent FrightFest favourite. Sick of playing quirky roles on Australian TV shows,
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FrightFest Halloween 2017 line-up announced

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The line-up for this years Horror Channel FrightFest Halloween 2017 event has just been announced and features seven choice shockers for the 7th annual West End Halloween event. This year, the all-day shocktoberfest is at the Empire Haymarket on Saturday October 28th and embraces one world, one European and five UK premieres, spanning three continents… And what a selection! The latest film from Lawrie Brewster (Lord of Tears); the UK premiere of Beyond Skyline And the UK premiere of It Came From the Desert!, the giant ant movie based on the classic Cinemaware video game!

From the emotional making of a low-budget slasher to zombie nightmares, Gothic horrors, an outrageously strange mind cult, a sci-fi alien action extravaganza, a comic strip creature feature and the last word in Killer Clowns, this year’s line-up is an eclectic mix of the quirky, unusual and extreme. Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director said today:

After
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Director scores two Adg Awards nominations

Matt Saville has been nominated in two categories at the 2015 Australian Directors Guild Awards, for his feature Felony and an episode of Josh Thomas. ABC-tv comedy Please Like Me.

The other nominees in the feature film category are Sophie Hyde for 52 Tuesdays, Jennifer Kent for The Babadook and Robert Connolly for Paper Planes.

There are two nominees for Rake for TV drama series: Jessica Hobbs and Rowan Woods. Also in the running are Shawn Seet for The Code, Geoff Bennett for Love Child and Kevin Carlin for Wentworth.

Kate Dennis and Peter Salmon are both nominated for Secrets & Lies in the TV miniseries category, together with Tony Krawitz (Devil.s Playground). and Ian Watson (Anzac Girls).

The telemovie award is a toss-up between Samantha Lang for Carlotta and Jeffrey Walker for Jack Irish: Dead Point.

In the 30th year of Neighbours, Chris Langman has been nominated in the TV drama
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Nominees announced for Adg Awards

Female directors have dominated the Documentary Feature category of the 2014 Australian Directors Guild Awards, whilst Home & Away has muscled out any other competition for TV Drama Serial. The nominees, announced this morning, cover 16 categories across film, television, multiplatform, music and advertising. This year has seen the Adg receive more entries than ever before, making the judging process a difficult one. .In the TV drama category, the documentary feature category and the feature film categories especially, the caliber is really high so that.s why there are so many nominations,. says Adg Executive Director Kingston Anderson. .The judges take it very seriously and fully understand the recognition the awards can bring.. In the feature film category, Baz Luhrmann was unsurprisingly nominated for box office hit The Great Gatsby alongside strong contenders Kim Mordaunt (The Rocket), Ivan Sen (Mystery Road), Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) and Zak Hilditch, whose film These Final Hours,
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Doco TV series, Next Stop Hollywood, follows aspiring Aussie actors in La

Director Gary Doust doesn.t believe in overnight success.

That is, until one cropped up in his latest documentary series, Next Stop Hollywood.

Debuting.on the ABC tomorrow night, Next Stop Hollywood follows the plight of six Australian actors who head to Hollywood during the infamous pilot season.

Doust observes the trials and tribulations of Alycia Debnam-Carey, 18 (Sydney); HaiHa Le, 29 (Melbourne); Penelope Mitchell, 22 (Melbourne); Michael Clarke-Tokely, 22 (Melbourne); Craig Anderson, 35 (Sydney); and Luke Pegler, 30 (Sydney) as they each attempt to find fame.in La.

.I guess we set out to blow the lid off the overnight success story,. Doust says. .There.s a lot of (rumours about) overnight success with actors and how they just go over to Hollywood and get this big movie and suddenly they.re famous.

.Actors like Naomi Watts were there a long time before they get their big break. It takes a long time. The irony
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Filming begins on ABC series Next Stop Hollywood

Filming has begun on ABC.s docu-drama Next Stop Hollywood, which follows six aspiring Australian actors as they compete for coveted roles during the Us TV pilot season.

"We will see them setting up home in Hollywood, struggling in a foreign city, away from family and friends," said producer Michael McMahon.."We see them going to voice coaching and acting lessons, arranging agent meetings and ultimately going to auditions and waiting for the callback. There will be plenty of drama, excitement and heartbreak..

If Award-winning documentary filmmaker Gary Doust (Making Venus) will direct Next Stop Hollywood.while McMahon, Beth Frey and Cecilia Ritchie of Matchbox Pictures (The Slap) will produce.

Outgoing ABC TV head of arts and entertainment, Amanda Duthie said: .Australian actors are among the biggest stars in the world today, whether it be on the big or small screen. The series shows what it takes to become a star in Hollywood.
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Filming begins on ABC series Next Stop Hollywood

Filming has begun on ABC.s docu-drama Next Stop Hollywood, which follows six aspiring Australian actors as they compete for coveted roles during the Us TV pilot season. "We will see them setting up home in Hollywood, struggling in a foreign city, away from family and friends," said producer Michael McMahon.."We see them going to voice coaching and acting lessons, arranging agent meetings and ultimately going to auditions and waiting for the callback. There will be plenty of drama, excitement and heartbreak.. If Award-winning documentary filmmaker Gary Doust (Making Venus) will direct Next Stop Hollywood.while McMahon, Beth Frey and Cecilia Ritchie of Matchbox Pictures (The Slap) will produce. Outgoing ABC TV head of arts and entertainment,...
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Filming begins on ABC series Next Stop Hollywood

Filming has begun on ABC.s docu-drama Next Stop Hollywood, which follows six aspiring Australian actors as they compete for coveted roles during the Us TV pilot season. "We will see them setting up home in Hollywood, struggling in a foreign city, away from family and friends," said producer Michael McMahon.."We see them going to voice coaching and acting lessons, arranging agent meetings and ultimately going to auditions and waiting for the callback. There will be plenty of drama, excitement and heartbreak.. If Award-winning documentary filmmaker Gary Doust (Making Venus) will direct Next Stop Hollywood.while McMahon, Beth Frey and Cecilia Ritchie of Matchbox Pictures (The Slap) will produce. Outgoing ABC TV head of arts and entertainment,...
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Two million for nine docos

Screen Australia has announced a round of investment, with $2m for nine documentaries, with production valued at $12m.

“Among the domestic projects, the critically acclaimed Anatomy series will continue to deliver visually inventive arts documentaries, while Running to America promises a feel-good story from the Top End. The seven international projects will further extend our uniquely Australian stories and voices on the world stage,” said CEO Ruth Harley.

The projects that received funding are:

Anatomy Series 3

Matchbox Pictures

Executive Producer Tony Ayres

Producers Michael McMahon, Polly Staniford

Writers/Directors Paola Morabito, Alethea Jones, Kim Munro

Broadcaster ABC TV

Sales None as yet

After the success of the first and second series of Anatomy, Matchbox Pictures are currently developing a third series, which, following the form of the previous series, will consist of three documentaries that explore art, sex and the body. The three films – Hair, Nerve and Tissue – will all
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