SKIN DEEP – interview with Jonny Leahy

by GREG KING Filmed on the streets of Newtown in Sydney, Skin Deep is a new low budget independent Australian film that follows the journey of Leah, a young girl diagnosed with terminal cancer, and Caitlin, a gay woman. It explores themes of friendship, gender, sexuality and mortality. The film was writen by Monica Zanetti, who also stars, and was directed by VCA graduate Jonny Leahy. The film is about to have a series of special screenings accompanied by Q&As with the director, star and producer. Screenings start in Sydney on Jan 24, and there will be a Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Catherine Hardwicke Stars: Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Paddy Considine, Dominic Cooper, Jacqueline Bissett, Frances de la Tour. Imagine that archetypal chick flick Beaches with a darker edge, and that's what you get with this tear jerker about relationships, female friendship and cancer. There have been many films exploring a relationship touched by the spectre of cancer, from the classic 70s weepie Love Story through to more recent fare and Young Adult tales like The Fault In Our Stars and the quirky Me And Earl And The Dying Girl Continue reading