FRIENDS, FOES & FIREWORKS – interview with Ivan Malekin and Sarah Jayne

by GREG KING   Friends, Foes & Fireworks is a drama set around a New Year’s Eve party. It was shot entirely in one night and was largely improvised. Writers and directors Ivan Malekin and Sarah Jayne dropped by the studios to chat about the film and some of the challenges in shooting it. The film is having its premiere at the Classic Cinema in Elsternwick on Wednesday March 21 at 7pm. Continue reading

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

THE ENDLESS – interview with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

by GREG KING The Endless is a mind-bending mix of sci-fi and horror that follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn't as young men, they're forced to reconsider the cult's beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. The film has been created by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. To date it has a perfect score on the Rotten Tomatoes website. Greg spoke to Justin and Continue reading

MARY MAGDALENE – interview with Garth Davis

by GREG KING Mary Magdalene is a unique take on the Biblical story of Jesus, and it seeks to redress the popular misconception of Mary as a prostitute. Rather the film depicts her as one of the most ardent of Jesus’ disciples and believers and tells the familiar story from her perspective. The film stars Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix. Greg spoke to director Garth Davis about the film, which his follow up to the acclaimed, award winning drama Lion. Continue reading

THAT’S NOT MY DOG – interview with Dean Murphy

by GREG KING The film centres around a party that the affable Shane Jacobson threw. He invited along thirty of the funniest people he knows – the likes of Jimeoin, Paul Hogan, Marty Fields – and musicians like Russell Morris and the Black Sorrows. The film celebrates our love of telling jokes. That's Not My Dog screens at selected cinemas from March 15-March 18. Greg spoke to director Dean Murphy about putting the party and the film together. Continue reading