Monthly Archives: March 2011

Show 1.2, “Womad, CVFF and more March Madness”

Womad: part of the Adelaide Mad March cultural grand slam. We’re still winding down from all the excitement of BAFF and Fringe but now we need to get on our best thongs and sarongs and head down to Botanic Park to soak up the Womad atmosphere. If you can’t make it there hopefully our show will give you a little taste of what it’s all about – with a film edge, of course.

Adelaide based independent producer Julia de Roeper started out in theatre production and has found her way into documentary films. Julia’s most recent work, Magic Harvest, directed by Jeni Lee, documents a community garden project in the Onkaparinga Council, popularised in the book “One Magic Square” by Lolo Houbein. She spoke to Chrissy about her journey from theatre to screen, the training she did to get there and what it’s like to be an independent producer.
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Murundak – Songs of Freedom, a film that follows the journey of The Black Arm Band, a gathering of some of Australia’s finest Aboriginal musicians, as they take to the road with their songs of struggle, resistance and freedom. Co-Director and cinematographer Rhys Graham joined Radio Adelaide Breakfast’s Catherine Zengerer to talk about his invovlment in the project.
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The Lost Thing, co-directed by Shaun Tan based on his picture book and narrated by Tim Minchin, won the Academy Award for best Animated Short last month. Before this it cleaned up at various Australian award shows and at the Annecy Film Festival in France. In this interview, recorded before his win, Shaun Tan talks about the long development process of going from picture book to the screen and how he anticipates the nomination may change his career.

And talking about The Lost Thing … it’s being screened at the Clare Valley Film Festival. And you know what else about CVFF? Behind the Screens will be broadcasting LIVE from Blyth on Saturday 26th March from 2pm to 5pm. Along with Arts Breakfast’s Cath Keanneally and station manager Deb Welch, we’ll be bringing a little but of the fest right to you.

We had our first competition today – live on air and online. Congratulations to Deb, Gul, Roz, Fiona and Robyn who all scored a double pass to see Swedish film “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest”!

“Letter” – Dan Sultan
“Sometimes The Stars” – The Audreys, featured in the animated clip of the same name (dir. Ari Gibson & Jason Pamment)
“Rise Up” – Escatology
“Vegephone (Carrot)” – Adam Page
“Black Death 1349” – The Middle East

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Show 1.1, “Let’s get BAFF’d!”

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”.
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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.
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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.
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Track List:
“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

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