THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING – interview with Richard Flanagan

by GREG KING "We wanted to make a film unlike any that had been made in Australian cinema before," says Richard Flanagan, novelist, writer and director of The Sound Of One Hand Clapping. Flanagan found that the best way to get his words onto the screen was to make the film himself. "As that Bob Marley song Buffalo Soldier says: 'If you don't know where you're coming from, you don't know who you are.' At some point in our lives everybody must turn around and walk back into the shadows of the past to understand who we are," says Flanagan. For novelist turned tyro Continue reading


by GREG KING Tasmania’s Breath Of Fresh Air Film Festival recognises that screen-based stories are shared through countless ways, both fiction and non-fiction, from cinema and TV to the Internet and beyond. It's ethos is to screen fresh, innovative screen based stories to "inspire people to make changes personally, locally or globally" At BOFA you will see the world’s best screen-based stories, created by innovative filmmakers and digital artists, each with their own fresh perspective. As usual, BOFA screens a range of feature films btoh from Australia and Continue reading

RISE – interview with director Mack Lindon

by GREG KING Rise is a powerful and moving story about a young male nurse falsely accused of rape and sent to prison for five years. The film is based on the real life experiences of writer/director Mack Lindon. The film stars newcomer Nathan Wilson and Martin Sacks. Greg King spoke to Mack about his experiences and the experience of shooting this personal movie. To listen, click on the link below   Continue reading


This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Son Of A Gun’, ”John Doe: Vigilante,’ ‘Force Majeure,’ ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones,’ ‘Before I Go To Sleep’ and ‘Tammy′ . This episode also contains an interview with Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Rowan Joffe, Melissa McCarthy, Force Majeure director Ruben Ostlund and Benny from The Axis Of Awesome. The boys also give you a chance to win double passes to see Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike’s new movie Hector And The Search For Happiness so make sure you listen to see how they Continue reading

LOVE MARRIAGE IN KABUL – interview with director Amin Palangi

by GREG KING Mahboba Rawi is a strong-willed Afghan-Australian woman who has dedicated her life to help orphans in Afghanistan. She is the founder of Mahboba’s Promise and a mother figure for thousands of orphans and widows currently supported by her programs. Abdul, one of these orphans, is in love with Fatemeh, the girl next door. The two have been exchanging romantic letters for almost a year and hope to marry each other one day. But Fatemeh’s father has other plans – he has decided to marry her off to anyone who can offer a large sum of money as her dowry. Continue reading