DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Jonathan Sequeira.   This well-crafted, well-researched and sharply edited documentary serves up a warts and all look at the rise and turbulent times of seminal Australian rock band Radio Birdman. Formed in 1974 the band was at the forefront of the punk new wave scene in the 70s. The band came about when American-born aspiring medical student Deniz Tek shared a house in the Sydney suburb of Kensington with musician Ron Keeley. The band comprised Tek, lead singer and songwriter Rob Younger, Pip Hoyle, Warwick Continue reading

WATCH THE SUNSET – interview with Damien Lipp

by GREG KING Written and directed by Tristan Barr, Watch The Sunset is a gritty new Australian crime drama about a man whose past catches up with him. Watch The Sunset tells the story of Danny (Barr) an ex-con and his small – and rightly terrified – family, over one brutal afternoon. This is a visceral, tense, nervous thriller that unfolds in one shot, in real time. It was shot in one continuous take. Greg spoke to cinematographer Damien Lipp about some of the challenges in shooting the film, the casting, and the influences on the Continue reading

REVELATION FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with festival director Jack Sergeant

by GREG KING The Revelation Film Festival screens at cinemas in Perth from July 6 through until July 19. The twentieth edition of the festival features the largest program to date, with some 200 films, including documentaries, features, 15 world premieres, and short film packages, as well as workshops, masterclasses and discussion panels featuring some of the filmmakers and experts. The opening night film is Becoming Bond, a documentary about George Lazenby, the Australian actor who played the iconic spy in just one film – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which will Continue reading