MOTORKITE DREAMING – interview with producer John Cherry

by GREG KING Motorkite Dreaming is a new documentary charting the adventures of Aidan Glasby and Daryl Clarke, two amateur pilots who flew microlight planes, powered by little more than lawnmower engines, across Australia in a 8 week, 4000km journey. Their journey gives insights into the traditional lore and culture of a number of indigenous tribes they encounter along the way as they pass through their native lands. The director was Charlie Hill-Smith, and the producer was John Cherry. Greg spoke to John Cherry to find out some of the challenges in bringing the 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 AUGUST 6, 2016 KILLING Continue reading

EMBRACE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Taryn Brumfitt. Or how I learned to stop worrying and love my body (with apologies to Stanley Kubrick). When photographer Taryn Brumfitt had her babies she worried about the changes in her body. Brumfitt posted a before and after shot of her body on line, and was surprised at how quickly the images went viral. She also received hundreds of emails and on-line comments from women talking about the whole issue of body image. This is an issue that affects practically every woman and as Brumfitt points out, nearly 91% of Continue reading

TICKLED (MIFF 2016) – interview with David Farrier

by GREG KING New Zealand journalist David Farrier explores the weird and wonderful world of competitive endurance tickling in the entertaining documentary that slowly evolves into a thriller and a look at the darker underbelly of the internet. As part of our MIFF coverage, Greg spoke to David to find out more about the challenges of shooting this documentary. Tickled screens at Melbourne International Film Festival Sun July 31 at 4pm @ Comedy and Wed Aug 3 at 6.30pm @ Hoyts Melbourne Central. David will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screenings. Continue reading

NEWTOWN (MIFF 2016) – interview with Kim A Snyder

by GREG KING Newtown is a documentary that looks at the raw emotional aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. As part of our extensive MIFF 2016 coverage, Greg spoke to filmmaker Kim A Snyder about the movie and the complicated and topical issue of gun control in America. Newtown screens at Melbourne International Film Festival - Sun July 31 at 9.15pm @ Kino, and Mon Aug 1 at 6.45pm @ Hoyts Melbourne Central. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/2glfwne3zyj1e55/210715_001.MP3 Continue reading