Welcome to the “new” show. We’re a part of the regular program now at Radio Adelaide which means you get to hear more from us! Exciting, y/y?
This weekend is the end of the bi-annual BigPond Adelaide Film Festival and we can’t ignore that on our show. We decided to embrace it and get BAFF’d out ‘behind the screens’. All of our interviewees have films screening in Adelaide this week.
Chrissy caught up with Egyptian actor/model/social-activist/presenter/nice-guy Khaleed Abdal Naga about his role in Microphone and how the Egyptian film industry survived under “make-up democracy”.
Radio Adelaide’s Breakfast presenter Catherine Zengerer interviewed the talent behind Hail, a documentary with fictional elements, described in the BAFF guide as “a love story of epic proportions”. It follows the story of ex-convict, Dan and his partner, Leanne, as they reflect on past and future. Melbourne based director, producer and writer Amiel Courtin-Wilson joins the two real life protagonists Daniel P. Jones and Leanne Letch to discuss how “Hail” has changed their lives and what it means to make a fictional documentary.
American documentary maker Pamela Yates is one of the big names in her field. Her directing debut, 1983’s When The Mountains Tremble secured her the coveted Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She’s in town to screen , her follow up to ‘Mountains’. The Wire‘s Tara Egan spoke to Pamela about Granito, the story of the Guatemalans, and the difference between documentaries and print journalism.
“Beserk Warriors” – Mental as Anything, featured in Animal Kingdom (2009)
“Thank God I’ve Hit The Bottom” – You Am I, featured in I Love You Too (2010)
“Die Pretty” – The Salvagers, featured in I Love You Too (2010)
“Never Mend” – Nokturnl, from Yolngu Boy (2001) soundtrack
“Hey Ya!” – Obadiah Parker
“Taking Care Of Business” – Kenny Smyth, from Kenny (2006) soundtrack