KANGAROO – interview with Michael McIntyre and Kate McIntyre-Clere

by GREG KING The kangaroo is a national icon and the symbol of Australia – it adorns our national airline – and is one of the top tourist attractions for international visitors. But there are some people, like farmers, who see the kangaroo as a pest. Thousands are killed each year, but more and more it seems the killing is justified for commercial reasons as a lot of kangaroos are used for meat and other products. Filmmakers Michael McIntyre and Kate McIntyre-Clere spent four years working on this confronting, powerful and eye-opening documentary that looks at out Continue reading

MEAL TICKETS – interview with Mat de Koning

by GREG KING Meal Tickets is a documentary that follows the lives of high school band mates trying to find success in the music industry. Film maker Mat de Koning met Mitch, Ben, Lee and Charlie at a Perth high school. The four mates went on to form the punk band The Screwtop Detonators, while Mat filmed their journey. Beginning with their tour of the US, Mat followed the band through its highs and lows, as they try to find success in a music industry that was changing due to technology and social media. Mat spent nearly ten years on the film and shot some Continue reading

BLUE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Karina Holden. Like Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, this impressive, earnest and persuasive documentary deals with environmental issues as well, but it also delivers some inconvenient but necessary truths of its own about the destruction of our oceans. Blue is a sobering and timely look at the ecology of our oceans, and it considers the impact that man has had on the world's oceans. This documentary shows us the devastation that is being caused everyday across the planet from overfishing, coastal developments, Continue reading

BLUE – interview with Karina Holden

by GREG KING Blue is a provocative environmentally themed documentary that looks at the damage that industrialisation has caused to our oceans over the last century. It mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land - industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. Greg spoke to director Karina Holden to learn more about the making of the film and what she hopes audiences will take away from Continue reading

ALL FOR ONE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Dan Jones, Marcus Cobbledick. "All for one" was the rallying cry of the three musketeers, but it also seems to encapsulate the camaraderie and spirit of the GreenEDGE cycling team, Australia's first professional cycling team to compete in the prestigious Tour De France. The team was established in 2010 by millionaire businessman Gerry Ryan, the founder of Jayco Caravans, who has poured much of his own money into building the team. He established a team comprising 30 riders, plenty of support staff, doctors and Continue reading