THE WITNESS ARTICLES – interview with Lauren Simpson, Erik Magnusson and Richard De Carvalho

by GREG KING The Witness Articles is an Australian-produced new horror adventure web-series that is rapidly gaining a cult following for its complex plotlines and high level production values. The series follows Boston-based journalist Ethan Sommers (played by Tristan McKinnon) as he investigates terrifying paranormal; encounters. The series has its roots in the classic horror movies of yesteryear as well as tv series like The Twilight Zone and even The X-Files. The fourth episode in the series, which was released on June 16, is titled Where The Jackal Sleeps, and is the Continue reading

ESSENTIAL KUROSAWA – interview with James Hewison

by GREG KING Australian Centre For the Moving Image (ACMI), The Sydney Film Festival and the National Film and Sound Archive  present a special program of ten essential films by the great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. This retrospective consists of some of the finest films made by one of cinema’s great directors, Akira Kurosawa. A master of action, Kurosawa was influenced by directors like John Ford and in turn influenced a younger generation of filmmakers, like George Lucas and Martin Scorsese. The program has been curated by David Stratton. It screens at ACMI Continue reading

EMO THE MUSICAL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Neil Triffett Stars: Benson Jack Anthony, Rahart Adams, Jordan Hare, Dylan Lewis, John Prasida, Bridie Carter, Lucy Barrett, Ben Bennett, Craig Hyde-Smith, Adam Zwar. Emo The Musical comes across like High School Musical or Glee, albeit with a darker sensibility. This locally made coming of age tale explores universal themes of adolescent angst, the need to fit in, sexual identity, the pangs of first love, music, suicide, religion, and mental health issues. And while many Australian films tend to be dark and depressing dramas, Continue reading

EMO THE MUSICAL (MIFF 2016) – interview with Neil Triffett

by GREG KING Emo The Musical is the debut feature film for Neil Triffett, and is an extension of his 15 minute short film from 2014. As part of our MIFF coverage, Greg spoke to Neil about adapting the short film for this feature length version and about all things emo and musical. Emo The Musical premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2016. The film hits cinemas across Australia from Thursday May 4. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/b5bsw2ctsqdiio6/210715_005.MP3 Continue reading

IRISH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with festival director Dr Enda Murray

by GREG KING The 3rd Irish Film Festival screens in Sydney and Melbourne from late March. The festival aims to screen some of the latest and best Irish films. Greg speaks to festival director Dr Enda Murray about the state of the Irish film industry, the festival itself and some of the films screening. To find out details about the programme itself, screening times and booking information go to the festival website. http://www.mediafire.com/file/rxfuc7gwdaily34/220222_001.MP3   Continue reading