THE WORLD’S BEST MOVIE – interview with Joshua Belinfante

by GREG KING Created by 30-year old filmmaker Joshua Belinfante, this engaging documentary was filmed over 5 years and across 3 continents, featuring a diverse cast of characters. Greg speaks to Joshua about the origins of the project, the diverse characters he depicts, and the challenges of shooting this ambitious project. The World’s Best Film screens as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival which screens online from June 30. http://www.mediafire.com/file/dqqv2tar5umnyox/250605_002.MP3 Continue reading

THE WHEELS OF WONDER – interview with Roger Ungers

by GREG KING The first feature length documentary from filmmaker Roger Ungers looks at the building of a prototype cart in Beirut, and also explores the importance of play in the brain development of children. Greg spoke to filmmaker Roger Ungers about the origins of the film which is screening as part of the 2020 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, which screens online from June 30. Roger talks about the challenges of shooting in Beirut, the process of editing the film, and his background. http://www.mediafire.com/file/xoj90eujs3sswui/250605_001.MP3/file Continue reading

2020 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL – interview with CEO Leigh Small

by GREG KING The COV19 pandemic has forced a restructure for most of the major film festivals around the world, and the Sydney Film Festival is no exception. Launched by festival director Nashen Moodley, the 67th Sydney Film Festival will be on-line, with a virtual program available to all homes across Australia from 10-21 June 2020. All films will screen with bonus material exclusively filmed for SFF, including filmmaker introductions and the screening, followed by question and answer sessions. This year the Festival presents Australian stories from a kaleidoscope Continue reading

IN THE SHADOW IT WAITS – interview with Michael Beets

IN THE SHADOW IT WAITS – interview with Michael Beets

by GREG KING Award-winning director Michael Beets will premiere his latest film experience In The Shadow It Waits on Thursday 4 June at 8.30 pm. The film tells the story of four twenty-something co-workers bored with their day jobs and sick of being locked up in isolation, who play a silly online game and unwittingly prove the truth of an urban legend. And while these co-workers might not be able to get out, it doesn’t mean that something can’t get in. But this is no ordinary film experience. In The Shadow It Waits is a horror film performed live and edited in Continue reading

ONWARD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dan Scanlon Stars: voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Octavia Spencer, Tracey Ullman, Mel Rodriguez, Lena Waithe, Kyle Bornheimer, Grey Griffin, Ali Wong, Wilmer Valderrama, John Ratzenberger. Part road movie, part magical fantasy, brotherhood is one of the themes of this latest warm, funny, emotionally rich and magical fantasy from Pixar Studios. This is the 22nd animated feature from the studio that gave us such highlights as 1995’s Toy Story, but it also the first original, non-sequel from the studio in Continue reading