DANCE ACADEMY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeffrey Walker Stars: Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit, Jordan Rodrigues, Thomas Lacey, Keiynan Lonsdale, Dena Kaplan, Nic Westaway, Tara Morice, Miranda Otto, Julia Blake, Matt Day, Mitchell Butel, Lewis Fitzgerald. Unlike some recent feature film adaptations of television series, this big screen version of Dance Academy mainly gets the formula right. The popular ABC series Dance Academy ran for three years, and it followed the triumphs and disappointments of a group of kids as they underwent dance training at the prestigious Continue reading

DANCE ACADEMY THE MOVIE – interview with Joanna Werner

by GREG KING Dance Academy The Movie hits cinemas on April 6. This feature film is based on the popular ABC tv series that has screened in many countries around the world. In the film we catch up with some of the key characters and find out what they have been doing. Importantly most of the key cast have returned, as has director Jeffrey Walker, writer Samantha Strauss and co-creator and producer Joanna Werner (Secret City, etc). Greg spoke to Joanna about getting the cast and crew together for the film after so long, casting Miranda Otto, and shooting scenes in New Continue reading