DOGS OF DEMOCRACY – interview with Mary Zournazi

by GREG KING Filmmaker Mary Zournazi visited Greece at the height of the financial crisis, and while in Athens she noticed all these dogs around the city square, and she saw that people would feed them. The interaction between the people and the dogs led to her shooting this documentary Dogs Of Democracy. This is also a story about community, history and culture. The film will screen as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival on Sunday July 16. Greg spoke to Mary about the inspiration behind the film and the process of shooting the Continue reading

MY COUSIN RACHEL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roger Michell Stars: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen, Pierfrancesco Favino. The novels of British author Daphne Du Maurier have provided a great source of material for filmmakers with their deft mix of intrigue, mystery, murder, obsession, mistrust and romance. Alfred Hitchcock captured the gothic atmosphere of her novel Rebecca, while he brought a sense of unease and menace to his adaptation of The Birds, a tale in which nature seemed to take vengeance on mankind. Nicolas Roeg turned her story Don’t Look Continue reading

MCLAREN – interview with Roger Donaldson

by GREG KING McLaren is a documentary about Bruce McLaren, the New Zealand born Formula One race driver and founder of the McLaren Racing Team. Director Roger Donaldson (No Way Out, The World’s Fastest Indian, etc) was granted unprecedented access to McLaren family archives, and there is plenty of great footage in this handsomely assembled documentary. The film tracks the career of the late Formula One driver and racing car engineer Bruce McLaren, who was killed testing one of his cars in 1970. Greg sat down with Roger Donaldson to learn more about the Continue reading

PORK PIE – interview with Matt Murphy

by GREG KING Pork Pie is a fast paced road movie about three misfits who travel from one end of New Zealand to the other in a stolen mini Cooper. The film is a remake of New Zealand filmmaker Geoff Murphy’s seminal road movie which helped kick start the New Zealand film industry. Ironically this remake is directed by Murphy’s own son Matt, a director of slick commercials making his feature film debut. Greg spoke to Matt about the five-year process of developing the script, the casting, and the challenges of shooting the car chase Continue reading

MY PET DINOSAUR – interview with Matt Drummond

by GREG KING My Pet Dinosaur is a family friendly mix of sci-fi and creature feature, and a rarity from the Australian film industry. The film is suffused with the spirit of 80s cinema, in particular Spielberg’s ET, coming of age tales like Stand By Me and even The Goonies. Greg speaks to writer/director Matt Drummond about the making of the film. http://www.mediafire.com/file/bd4scdx1p5prkcb/220408_001.MP3 Continue reading