THE LIFE I’VE SEEN – interview with Dean Ginsburg

by GREG KING The Life I’ve Seen is a short film that is a reflection of Shirley Affleck’s life growing up in the Western Australian wheatbelt in the 1940s and 50s. The 92-year old grandmother’s life is created through found reels of 8mm film reels. The 5-minute film was directed by Sydney based filmmaker Dean Ginsburg, who has made a number of commercials and short films. The Life I’ve Seen is one of the 16 finalists for Tropfest 2018, which will be held in Sydney on Saturday February 17th. The judging panel for this year’s Tropfest is led by Oscar 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

$50,000 Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship winners – interviews

by GREG KING The Sydney Film Festival has announced the four filmmakers who have recently been awarded the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship. The four filmmakers will each receive a $50,000 grant to go towards making their own short film which will premiere at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival. Three of the winners are from Victoria, and on his Movies At Dusk show Greg chatted with them about their careers, their influences, and what the grant means to them. Goran Stolevski http://www.mediafire.com/file/918pprvv8vgjbbz/220602_002.MP3 Lara Continue reading

LIGHTS OUT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David F Sandberg Stars: Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Andi Osho, Maria Russell. The best horror films have featured nasty boogeymen that haunt our dreams. In the 80s we had the likes of Michael Myers, Freddie Krueger and Jason Vorhees. More recently we've had the apparitions of The Babadook and It Follows to creep us out. Now director David F Sandberg gives us a chilling creation that plays on our innate fear of the dark and of creatures lurking in the dark with Continue reading

THE PHOENIX – Nora Niasari interview

by GREG KING The Phoenix (Simorgh) is a short film from filmmaker Nora Niasari, who was born in Iran but moved to Australia. The Phoenix, which screened at MIFF in 2015, screens with Mustang at the Nova cinema during Refugee Week. Greg spoke to director Nora Niasari to find out more about Manouchehr Farid, the star and subject of the film, and about some of the challenges in shooting this drama that blurs the line between fiction and documentary. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/ludhr8t1eul85ks/210608_001.MP3 Continue reading