BAM BAM – interview with Jemma Van Loenen

by GREG KING BAM BAM is a revealing documentary that follows Bianca Elmir, a Muslim female boxer in the lead up to the World Championships in 2016. It charts her successes and her set-backs as well as exploring how she is caught between two worlds and cultures. The film screens on July 14 at Backlot as part of the 2018 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. Greg spoke to director Jemma Van Loenen to find out more ab out Bianca and the film itself. http://www.mediafire.com/file/f3fqo3csvx4e2uu/230615_001.MP3/file Continue reading

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: J A Bayona Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, Ted Levine, Rafe Spall, James Cromwell, Isabella Sermon, Geraldine Chaplin, Toby Jones, Daniella Pineda, B D Wong, Jeff Goldblum. Like so many other long running and successful film franchises before it, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth film in the Jurassic Park franchise, delivers diminishing returns. And while the special effects and CGI technology that brought dinosaurs to life on the big screen has advanced markedly Continue reading

HANGMAN – interview with Johnny Martin

by GREG KING In Hangman, a detective (played by Al Pacino) tries to catch an elusive serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the childhood game. The film has been directed by former stuntman turned director Johnny Martin (who worked on Titanic amongst others). Greg spoke to Johnny to find out more about the movie, casting Pacino, and shooting in Atlanta. He didn’t want to make another Seven, he tells Greg in this interview. http://www.mediafire.com/file/815o1k42zv513j2/230522_001.MP3/file Continue reading

THE GATEWAY – interview with John V Soto

by GREG KING The Gateway is the fourth film from Western Australian filmmaker John V Soto. This low budget sci-fi thriller was written by Soto and Michael White. Jane Chandler (Jacqueline McKenzie), a particle physicist grieving over the loss of her husband, travels to a parallel world to find him again, with dire consequences for her family. The Gateway hits cinemas on May 3. Greg speaks to writer/director John V Soto to find out about writing the script, casting the film and shooting the film on a $2million Continue reading

ZELOS – interview with writer/producer Claire Harris

by GREG KING Zelos is an independently produced Australian dramedy, made with a majority female crew, including writer, producer, director, camera department. Although the film is written and directed by women if features a male protagonist. The film ask unique questions about young people navigating the complex world of on-line dating and real world dating. The film has been written by Claire Harris, who studied film at the AFTRS in Sydney, and directed by Jo-Anne Brechin. The film has enjoyed a run on the international film festival Continue reading