DOGS OF DEMOCRACY – interview with Mary Zournazi

by GREG KING Filmmaker Mary Zournazi visited Greece at the height of the financial crisis, and while in Athens she noticed all these dogs around the city square, and she saw that people would feed them. The interaction between the people and the dogs led to her shooting this documentary Dogs Of Democracy. This is also a story about community, history and culture. The film will screen as part of the Greek Film Festival 2017. Greg spoke to Mary about the inspiration behind the film and the process of shooting the Continue reading

25 TRACKS – interview with Fiona Cochrane

by GREG KING 25 Tracks is a documentary looking at Cath Sheahan and Nick Larkins, two indie singer songwriters from Melbourne who planned to record and release a new song, every two weeks of the year. They invited local filmmaker Fiona Cochrane to record their project, and the result is this 52-minute documentary. Greg spoke to Fiona about her film career and the origins of 25 Tracks, which is screening as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. http://www.mediafire.com/file/zccn9xq2b1wnpcn/220623_003.MP3 Continue reading

SECRET MATTERS – interview with Janos Zoltan

by GREG KING Another short film screening at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is Janos Zoltan’s Secret Matters, which looks at Gerald Murnane, regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative authors. Zoltan spent some time with the reclusive author for this revealing 20-minute documentary. Greg spoke to Janos to find out more about the film which is screening at the Nova on Sunday July 16. http://www.mediafire.com/file/1iq5md77r508ytm/220623_001.MP3 Continue reading

THE GATEWAY BUG – interview with Johanna B Kelly

by GREG KING Entomophagy is the nutritional value of eating insects, and in this new documentary Johanna B Kelly explores how changing our diets can also have a positive effect on the environment. The Gateway Bug screens at the Cinema Nova on July 16 as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. Greg had a chat to Johanna about the origins of the movie, the research, the kickstarter funding campaign and the process of shaping the 100 hours of footage into what we see on screen. http://www.mediafire.com/file/jpdwhkig48qbmsz/220622_001.MP3 Continue reading

CONSTANCE ON THE EDGE – interview with Belinda Mason

by GREG KING Constance On The Edge is a documentary that follows refugee Constance Okot, and explores the impact that starting a new life in a strange country can have. Filmmaker Belinda Mason spent ten years following Constance and her experiences. This is a film that explores themes of courage, resilience, community and family. Constance On The Edge screens as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. Greg spoke to director Belinda Mason to find out more. http://www.mediafire.com/file/ccq3p3zinnw57i7/220619_004.MP3 Continue reading