THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #204

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick  take a look at new release films ‘Queen Of Katwe,’ ‘Trolls,’ ‘The Legend Of Ben Hall,’ ’Underworld: Blood Wars,’ ‘The Family Fang’ and ‘Little Men’. This episode also contains an interview with Madina Nalwanga, Matthew Holmes and William Lee about The Legend Of Ben Hall, Ivan Malekin and Sarah Jayne about the Made In Melbourne Film Festival, Saara Lamberg , whose films Innuendo and Half are screening as part of the Made In Melbourne Film Festival, Steve Thomas, director of the documentary Freedom Stories, Continue reading

FREEDOM STORIES – interview with director Steve Thomas

by GREG KING Freedom Stories is a new documentary looking at the lives of a number of refugees who spent time in detention centres in remote locations, and who have built new lives in Australia. Melbourne, Geelong, Adelaide and Perth television audiences will have the opportunity to watch this important documentary on their local community free-to-air station in early December. Directed by Melbourne filmmaker Steve Thomas it features the moving, personal stories of former ‘boat people’ who now call Australia home. Despite wide acclaim and popular demand, neither Continue reading

FREEDOM STORIES

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Steve Thomas. Documentary filmmaker Steve Thomas has been interested in exploring the plight of refugees who have spent time in mandatory detention after arriving on Australia's shores by boat from war torn countries like Afghanistan or Iraq. His previous films include Hope, which followed Iraqi refugee Amal Basry, a survivor of the SIEV X disaster in which some 350 refugees drowned, and 2001's Welcome To Woomera, a look at the notorious detention centre in a remote and harsh location. It was there that he met a number of Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #139

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Mr. Holmes,’ ‘Self/less,’ ‘The Gallows,‘ and ‘Freedom Stories.’ This episode also contains interviews with Sir Ian McKellan, Ryan Reynolds, Sir Ben Kingsley, Cassidy Gifford, Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Steve Thomas (Freedom Stories), Carl Barron (Manny Lewis), Michael McIntyre (Aussie Rules The World), Fadia Aboud (Arab Film Festival) and Thomas Caldwell, the NextGen programmer for the Melbourne International Film Festival. Also make sure you listen this week to see Continue reading