DOWN UNDER (MIFF 2016) – interview with Abe Forsythe

by GREG KING Down Under is a black comedy set in the aftermath of the Cronulla Riots, and it looks at some themes that are quite topical given recent events in Australia. This is writer/director Abe Forsythe's first feature film since 2003's Ned. Greg spoke to Abe to find out more about the film. Down Under screens as MIFF's Centrepiece Gala on Saturday August 6 at the Comedy Theatre. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/tp4r0fm5e17hjfk/210712_004.MP3 Continue reading

ON RICHARD’S SIDE (MIFF 2016) – interview with Andrew Wiseman

by GREG KING On Richard's Side is the third film in Andrew Wiseman's moving trilogy following the challenges facing Richard Croft, who was born with a severe intellectual disability. His father has recently died and now his mother Deidre is trying to find long term accommodation for him. The film gives us some insights into what it means to live with a disability. Greg spoke to Andrew about the film and his experiences of filming Richard over a thirty year period. On Richard's Side screens at Melbourne International Film Festival - Sun July 31 at 4pm @Kino, Tues Aug 2 Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 REVIEWS

by GREG KING The Melbourne International Film Festival screens from July 28 through until August 14. There are some 300 features and documentaries screening, both local and international productions. The opening night film is The Death And Life Of Otto Bloom, starring Xavier Samuel, and the closing night film is David Mackenzie's contemporary western Hell Or High Water, starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Throughout the festival we will keep you up to date with reviews and interviews. ALL REVIEWS BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED JULY 28, 2016 THE Continue reading

BAD GIRL (MIFF 2016) – interview with Fin Edquist

by GREG KING Bad Girl is a psychological drama about the toxic relationship between two adolescent girls. It is the feature directorial debut for Fin Edquist, who has written for tv shows like McLeod's Daughters and Home And Away, etc, as well as directing commercials and music videos. As part of our MIFF 2016 coverage, Greg spoke to Fin about the ten year struggle to get his film to the screen. Bad Girl screens at Melbourne International Film Festival - Thurs Aug 11 at 9pm @ Hoyts Melbourne Central and Sat Aug 13 at 4.15 @ the Kino. Edquist will be in attendance at Continue reading

THE FAMILY (MIFF 2016) – interview with Rosie Jones

by GREG KING The Family explores the history of the strange abusive sect established by former yoga teacher Anna Hamilton-Byrne in Ferny Creek in the 1960s, and which flourished at a property in picturesque Lake Eildon in the late 1960s. In this comprehensive documentary director Rosie Jones gives us some chilling insights into the sect. As part of our MIFF 2016 coverage, Greg spoke to Rosie about the challenges of putting together this documentary. The Family screens at Melbourne International Film Festival - Sat July 30 at 4 pm @ The Forum, Wed Aug 3 at 6.30pm Continue reading