We had such a compact show last week that we couldn’t fit in all the interviews. So this show is a little bit of a sequel. Or a Part Two. Let’s call is “Behind the Screens again”, or “Behind the Screens Forever” and dash the hopes for any more installments. I jest. No bat nipples here, folks.
The final deadline for Scriptapalooza and Raw Nerve submissions is April 18 which is this Monday! It may be a bit late to start a script but if you’ve already written something why not submit it. Got to be in it to win it.
The South Australian Screen Award nominations were announced this week. We’ll hopefully get some of the nominees on the show to talk about their films. The Mercury Cinema usually runs a “Best Of” screening at some point before the Awards night (May 13) so people get a chance to see some of the fantastic films that have been nominated. We’ll keep you informed.
Two Australian feature films have been selected for screening at Festival de Cannes 2011 (or the Cannes Film Festival for us laymans). First time director Julia Leigh’s Sleeping Beauty has been selected for Competition and Ivan Sen‘s Toomelah will be a part of the Un Certain Regard program, which is for films that “have an original aim and aesthetic”. The short film selections will be announced on Monday April 18.
Peter Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has started filming the prequel, The Hobbit, in New Zealand this month. While I think this is newsworthy on its own (I may or may not have been the owner of a Hobbit-sized Frodo cardboard cutout at some point in my life) what’s interesting about this is that he’s chosen to film at a high frame rate – 48 frames per second (fps) rather than the standard 24fps. It will make for a more realistic experience by minimising blur and strobing but for a wonderful dissertation on the whole matter check out Jackson’s facebook page – he’s blogging in the “note” section, as well keeping in depth video blogs.
Writer/Director Leon Ford spoke to us last week about the development process of his film, Griff the Invisible and today he expands on that a little bit more and talks about his next project that he wrote while in Amsterdam.
Leon Ford, Part 3
Our Rant of the Week goes to Andrew C. Morgan, director of short film The Skellys. He impressed us with actually researching our show and anticipated we were going to ask him for a rant so he was extra prepared! It initially started out as a question about what he would make on a limitless budget and it went from there..
Rant of the Week – Andrew C. Morgan
Kelly Carpenter had two films screening in this week’s Shorts Film Festival. BOTH won the Audience Choice award for the nights they were on. And she wants to stay in Adelaide to make films. She’s a keeper!
Congratulations to Ian who won a double pass to Potiche, opening on April 21.
“Concerning Hobbits” – Howard Shore, from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings (2001)
“Sugar” – Kids At Risk
“White Dove” – Tijuana Cartel
“Best Drug” – Blow Up Betty, from Talk Derby To Me (2008)
“Perfect Day” – Lou Reed, from Trainspotting (1996)
“Red Right Ankle” – The Decemberists