Show 1.10, “Based on true events”

This week’s completely unintentional theme is real life stories. All the people we interviewed on the show were involved in projects that were based on a true story, developed from real life characters and/or about personal journeys.

Media Resource Centre has three workshops coming up this month suited for beginners and intermediate filmmakers – aimed at documentary making and producing and directing short films. The Adelaide Festival Centre are running a short film competition with a theme of “wasabi”! Leanne Cotter from the AFC spoke to us and gave us some more details.


Lucas Pittaway plays Jamie Vlassakis in the upcoming feature Snowtown. The Advertiser is expecting big things from him in the future, likening him to Heath Ledger. That’s a big call and pretty flattering but Snowtown is his first acting job so he still has years to find where he wants to fit in on the acting spectrum. I asked him how his film career started.
Download: Lucas Pittaway from “Snowtown”

In preparation for the May 19 release of Snowtown we’ll be interviewing Daniel Henshell, who plays John Bunting and director Justin Kurzel in the coming weeks.

Brendan Fletcher began his film career through his involvement in music. Starting out as a band photographer he then made music videos and has since made clips for Tumbleweed, Sarah Blasko, Shane Nicholson and Kasey Chambers. Brendan’s collaborations with Indigenous artists saw him working with Leah Purcell in Black Chicks Talking. His first feature, Mad Bastards was released on Thursday and we spoke to him about his career and how the story developed over years of collaboration.
Download: Brendan Fletcher Part 1

The second part of our exclusive interview with Brendan will be on the show next week.

Madeleine Parry received funding through MRC’s Raw Nerve initiative last year to make her short documentary Murder Mouth. It’s an exploration in the way people connect to the food we eat. Do we fully comprehend that the slab of beef in the butcher section at the supermarket was once part of a living, breathing cow? Madeleine wanted to reestablish that connection by doing the killing herself. Radio Adelaide’s Arts Breakfast presenter Cath Kenneally thought Madeleine looked too sweet to write and direct such a grim subject matter.
Download: Madeleine Parry and Murder Mouth

Murder Mouth was nominated for 4 South Australian Screen Awards and will be a part of the special screenings at The Mercury this weekend. The SASA gala is this coming Friday so we’ll bring you all the news from the night on next week’s show!

Download Show 1.10

Playlist
“The Look” – Metronomy
“Slow Train” – Alex Lloyd and The Pigram Brothers, from Mad Bastards (2010)
“Road Train” – The Pigram Brothers
“Know Your Chicken” – Cibo Matto
“Kill The Director” – The Wombats

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One thought on “Show 1.10, “Based on true events”

  1. […] Last week we played you the first part of our interview of Mad Bastards director Brendan Fletcher. This week we look more into the process of making a highly organic piece which evolved from improvisation. We asked him how he made it work and why do two separate shoots. Download:Brendan Fletcher Part Two […]

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