ZACH’S CEREMONY

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Aaron Petersen. This documentary follows 16-year-old indigenous youth Zach Doomadgee as he prepares for his traditional initiation ceremony, a rite of passage into manhood for aboriginal boys. Outwardly Zach is a typical Sydney teenager, rebellious, resisting parental pressures and experimenting with drugs and alcohol. But Zach is also caught between two cultures – his aboriginal heritage and his life in bustling Sydney - he is finding it hard to fit in and struggling to find his own identity. In some regards the film Continue reading

ZACH’S CEREMONY – interview with director Aaron Petersen and Alec Doomadgee

by GREG KING Zach Doomadgee is an indigenous teenager caught between two worlds -the bustling modernity of his home in Sydney and the proud culture of his father. This observational documentary traces Zach’s coming of age story as he prepares for a traditional aboriginal rite of initiation. Zach's Ceremony is having a series of event screenings around the country with both Aaron and Alec appearing for some Q&A sessions. Greg speaks to Aaron and Alec about the long journey of bringing the film to the screen, and what they hope audiences will take away from the Continue reading

ZEN AND THE ART OF DYING – interview with Zenith Virago

by GREG KING Zen And The Art Of Dying is a new documentary that follows Zenith Virago, a Byron Bay wedding celebrant who is also involved with the Natural Death Care Centre, where she trains and advises people. She has worked as a Deathwalker since 1995, and engages the community with death and dying, an issue fraught with emotions and fears. Director and filmmaker Broderick Fox spent five weeks in Byron Bay filming Zenith and a close knit community for the documentary. Greg spoke to Zenith to find out more about the film, which has been travelling well on the Continue reading

ZEN AND THE ART OF DYING – interview with Broderick Fox

by GREG KING Zen And The Art Of Dying is a new documentary that follows Zenith Virago, a Byron Bay wedding celebrant who is also involved with the Natural Death Care Centre, where she trains and advises people. She has worked as a Deathwalker since 1995, and engages the community with death and dying, an issue fraught with emotions and fears. Director and filmmaker Broderick Fox spent five weeks in Byron Bay filming Zenith and a close knit community for the documentary. Greg spoke to Broderick in LA to find out more about the film, which has been travelling well on Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #185

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Swiss Army Man,’ ‘Sing Street,’ ‘Ghostbusters,’  and ‘Our Kind Of Traitor’. This episode also contains interviews with Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Chris Hemsworth, Susanna White, director of Our Kind Of Traitor, Fadia Aboud talks about the upcoming Arab Film Festival, and Zev Howley (‘The Enlightened State Of Tara’). You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading