HALF – interview with writer Stephanie Skinner

by GREG KING The short film Half is screening at QV on Friday December 9 as part of the Made In Melbourne Film Festival. The film is a very personal one for writer Stephanie Skinner and her family.  Half was developed as part of the First Nations Script to Screen Initiative to give voice to the under-represented indigenous filmic presence in the Kulin Nation. Greg spoke to Stephanie about the film. http://www.mediafire.com/file/215z2141terncun/211118_002.MP3   Continue reading

INNUENDO – interview with Saara Lamberg

by GREG KING Saara Lamberg is an actress and director with five short films to her credit. She has completed the dark psychological Innuendo, her debut feature film, which she has written and directed, and also stars in. The film is screening at the opening night of the 2016 Made In Melbourne Film Festival on Thursday December 8 at the Como Cinema. Saara also directed the short film Half, which is screening at QV on Friday December 9. Greg chatted with Saara about her two films screening at Made In Melbourne Film Continue reading

THE MENKOFF METHOD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Parker Stars: Noah Taylor, Lachlan Woods, Jessica Clarke, Robert Taylor, Malcolm Kennard, Catherine McClements, Olga Makeeva, David Whiteley, Andy Ryan, John Brumpton. Cinematographer David Parker has, with his wife writer/director Nadia Tass, created some of the best Australian comedies, with the classic Malcolm and The Big Steal. But when branching out as a filmmaker on his own the results have been a little less spectacular. With The Menkoff Method Parker steps back into the director's chair for the first time since 1997's Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #204

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick  take a look at new release films ‘Queen Of Katwe,’ ‘Trolls,’ ‘The Legend Of Ben Hall,’ ’Underworld: Blood Wars,’ ‘The Family Fang’ and ‘Little Men’. This episode also contains an interview with Madina Nalwanga, Matthew Holmes and William Lee about The Legend Of Ben Hall, Ivan Malekin and Sarah Jayne about the Made In Melbourne Film Festival, Saara Lamberg , whose films Innuendo and Half are screening as part of the Made In Melbourne Film Festival, Steve Thomas, director of the documentary Freedom Stories, Continue reading

THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matthew Holmes Stars: Jack Martin, Jamie Coffa, William Lee, Joanne Dobbin, Gregory Quinn, Callan McAuliffe, Arthur Angel, Angus Pilakui, Andy McPhee, Pia Grace Moon, John Orcsik, Ben Chisholm, Jana Wilkes. Australia's bushranger history is rich material for filmmakers. Ned Kelly's rebellious spirit is embedded in our national psyche and he still hogs much of the limelight from that period. There have been two major films exploring Kelly's life, and we've had a number of other films about famous bushrangers and that whole period of Continue reading