KILLING GROUND

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Damien Power Stars: Aaron Pederson, Ian Meadows, Harriet Dyer, Aaron Glenane, Julian Garner, Maya Stange, Tiarnie Coupland. Just when you thought it was safe to venture back into the woods along comes this nifty thriller in which a weekend camping trip to the beach turns into a battle for survival. This taut thriller is the debut feature film for from Australian writer/director Damien Power, a short film maker whose Peekaboo screened at the St Kilda Film Festival a couple of years ago. The use of the bucolic outback setting to Continue reading

SPEAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Page Stars: Hunter Page-Lochard, Aaron Pederson. For twenty-five years Stephen Page has been the creative director of Sydney's Bangarra Dance Company, creating some innovative works that often explore complex indigenous themes and culture. He has also choreographed a number of films such as Bran Nue Dae and The Sapphires. He made his film directorial debut with Sand, one of the seventeen chapters in the epic and ambitious screen adaptation of Tim Winton's novel The Turning. It was that collaboration with producer Robert Connolly Continue reading