DING DONG I’M GAY – interview with writer and creator Tim Spencer

by GREG KING Ding Dong I’m Gay is a new Australian comedic web series that follows Cameron, an overachieving people-pleaser who reluctantly takes on the role of hopeless fairy godmother when his newly out cousin Toby arrives on his Sydney doorstep looking for somewhere to live. Cameron sets out to teach Toby a thing or two about gay life. The light hearted web series features Tim Spencer, Remy Brand, Alex Lee, Sarah Bishop, and Rupert Raineri. The first three episodes are available via You Tube. Greg spoke to the show’s creator and writer Tim Continue reading

ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL 2018 – interview with David Batty

by GREG KING As part of the 2018 St Kilda Film Festival, there will be a retrospective on the career of filmmaker David Batty. He reflects on 35 years of filmmaking in remote Aboriginal Australia. There will be an opportunity to view rarely-screened gems from his vast archive of work interspersed with personal anecdotes in this interactive screening moderated by Batty’s close friend, writer Jim Buckell. After kick-starting his career in Alice Springs in the 1980s, David was instrumental in establishing the first television production unit at the Central Continue reading

THAT’S NOT MY DOG – interview with Dean Murphy

by GREG KING The film centres around a party that the affable Shane Jacobson threw. He invited along thirty of the funniest people he knows – the likes of Jimeoin, Paul Hogan, Marty Fields – and musicians like Russell Morris and the Black Sorrows. The film celebrates our love of telling jokes. That's Not My Dog screens at selected cinemas from March 15-March 18. Greg spoke to director Dean Murphy about putting the party and the film together. http://www.mediafire.com/file/6rq2ik9a74j8rjh/230220_001.MP3 Continue reading

THE LIFE I’VE SEEN – interview with Dean Ginsburg

by GREG KING The Life I’ve Seen is a short film that is a reflection of Shirley Affleck’s life growing up in the Western Australian wheatbelt in the 1940s and 50s. The 92-year old grandmother’s life is created through found reels of 8mm film reels. The 5-minute film was directed by Sydney based filmmaker Dean Ginsburg, who has made a number of commercials and short films. The Life I’ve Seen is one of the 16 finalists for Tropfest 2018, which will be held in Sydney on Saturday February 17th. The judging panel for this year’s Tropfest is led by Oscar Continue reading

DEN OF THIEVES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christian Gudegast Stars: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson jr, 50 Cent, Dawn Olivieri, Maurice Compte, Brian Van Horn, Evan Jones, Mo McRae, Eric Braeden, Jordan Bridges, Cooper Andrews. The DNA of Michael Mann’s classic 1995 heist thriller Heat runs through the structure and plotting of this gritty, violent, contemporary urban crime drama. Los Angeles is the bank robbery capital of the US, with a bank robbery committed on average every 48 minutes every day. The gang of highly organised and efficient robbers here Continue reading