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

RUIN – Amiel Courtin-Wilson interview

by GREG KING Australian filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson's latest film Ruin has travelled well on the film festival circuit since it premiered at Venice in 2013. The film is a lovers on the run drama shot in Cambodia. There are a series of event screenings and Q&A screenings of Ruin around the country in late November and early December, including a couple of screenings at ACMI here in Melbourne on November 26 and December 3. Greg spoke to Amiel about the challenges of shooting in Cambodia and about the film's journey to the Continue reading