SNOW MONKEY – interview with Hellen Rose

by GREG KING Australian filmmaker George Gittoes has travelled to many dangerous places to make his documentaries about war and its aftermath. Snow Monkey was filmed in Jalalabad in Afghanistan where Gittoes and his Yellow House Collective worked with a number of street kids to make a movie about their lives. It has travelled well on the festival circuit, and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane. Greg spoke to Gittoes' partner and music producer Hellen Rose about working with these young street wise kids and some of the Continue reading

RUIN – Amiel Courtin-Wilson interview

by GREG KING Australian filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson's latest film Ruin has travelled well on the film festival circuit since it premiered at Venice in 2013. The film is a lovers on the run drama shot in Cambodia. There are a series of event screenings and Q&A screenings of Ruin around the country in late November and early December, including a couple of screenings at ACMI here in Melbourne on November 26 and December 3. Greg spoke to Amiel about the challenges of shooting in Cambodia and about the film's journey to the Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #201

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave and Greg  take a look at new release films ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘Arrivals,’ ’Neon Bull,’ and ‘Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life’. This episode also contains interviews with Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Nicholas Maksymow director of the Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Les Hill (Crushed), Scott Schirmer (Plank Face) and Hiroshi Katagiri (Gehenna: Where Death Lives). Thanks to Transmission Films we also launch our brand new Goldstone competition. The winner will receive a DVD copy of Goldstone, directed by Ivan Sen Continue reading

NEON BULL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gabriel Mascaro Stars: Juliano Cazarre, Maeve Jinkings, Alyne Santana, Carlos Pessoa, Vinicius de Oliveira. This co-production from Brazil, Uruguay and Holland is a slice of life drama set against the backdrop of the rodeo circuit, and gives us some insights into this little known macho world of the Vaquejada, a world populated by nomadic rodeo riders. Unlike the bigger and better known rodeos of America where cowboys riding bucking bulls for up to eight seconds, here the cowboys grab a bull by the tail and drag it to the Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #200

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The Light Between The Oceans,’ ‘Crushed,’ ’The Age of Shadows,’ ‘The Accountant,’ ‘American Honey,’ and ‘Hacksaw Ridge’. This episode also contains an interview with Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, Firass Dirani, Ben Mingay, Roxanne Wilson, Sarah Bishop, Michal Imielski director of Dead Sunrise; Sonja Griegoschewski festival director for German Film Festival; Guy Jukes, Karl Redgen and Elmedin Kumalic about the inaugural Drone Continue reading