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

TRENCH – interview with Paul Anthony Nelson and Perri Cummings

by GREG KING In 2016 Greg spoke to Paul Anthony Nelson and Perri Cummings about their girl powered film noir Trench, which was shot in the style of a 40s film noir. Then they had started a crowd funding campaign to raise extra funding to finish off the final edit and post production work. Since then they have completed the film which follows failed comedian and fledgling private eye Sam Slade on her first investigation. Greg caught up with Paul and Perri about what has been happening with the film. Trench will be screening at the Lido on May 17 with both filmmakers Continue reading

IRISH FILM FESTIVAL 2018 – interview with Enda Murray

by GREG KING The 4th Irish Film Festival screens at Melbourne’s Kino Cinemas from April 26 through to April 28. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland and a couple of the films in this year’s festival examine the legacy of the “troubles.” The opening night film is Maze, a dramatization of the 1983 mass breakout from the notorious Maze prison. There is also No Stone Unturned, a new documentary from Alex Gibney that probes a 1994 murder and the subsequent cover up. Greg spoke to the festival’s artistic director Enda Murray to Continue reading

I FEEL PRETTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein Stars: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Tom Hopper, Busy Phillips, Aidy Bryant, Lauren Hutton, Emily Ratajkowski, Adrian Martinez, Naomi Campbell. When the trailer for I Feel Pretty first hit cinemas there was an immediate backlash because many thought that it was making fun of overweight women and was engaging in a bit of body shaming, which ultimately proved to be misleading. Rather this feel good romantic comedy delivers positive messages about Continue reading

INDONESIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 – interview with Peter Krausz

by GREG KING The 13th annual Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) Australia features a line-up of six diverse Indonesian films. The event aims to celebrate Indonesia’s burgeoning cinema and promote the appreciation of Indonesian culture in Australia in an attempt to bridge the gap between these two major Asia Pacific nations that are geographically close yet cognitively apart. All films have English subtitles and will be followed by a Q&A session with guest filmmakers, hosted by film critic Peter Krausz. The Indonesian Film Festival screens from the 26th of April to Continue reading