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

THE ENDLESS – interview with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

by GREG KING The Endless is a mind-bending mix of sci-fi and horror that follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn't as young men, they're forced to reconsider the cult's beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. The film has been created by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. To date it has a perfect score on the Rotten Tomatoes website. Greg spoke to Justin and Continue reading

FAR FROM HERE – interview with James Pillion

by GREG KING Far From Here is a very personal story, a romantic drama set in Romania that charts the changing nature of the relationship between Grant and Sofia as the pressures of work and separation take its toll. It is the debut feature for Sydney filmmaker James Pillion. Greg spoke to James to find out about the origins of the film, putting the script together with stars Jonathan Ahmadi, casting the film, and the decision to shoot in Romania. http://www.mediafire.com/file/a8eq3odisecir4c/230110_001.MP3 Continue reading

OTHER PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS – Interview with Penelope Chai and Jane Dickenson

by GREG KING Seven years ago, Melbourne writers Penelope Chai and Jane Dickerson began a bartering project called Clothing For Correspondence in which they offered their services as letter writers for people who were struggling to put pen to paper to express their complaints, their confessions, etc. In exchange they asked for an item of preloved clothing. From this humble idea the two then developed the five part web series Other People’s Problems, which is now available for viewing. Greg spoke to Penelope and Jane to find out more about this intriguing project, Continue reading