Monthly Archives: June 2011

Show 1.17, “Time Flies Like An Arrow…”


Local actress Tess O’Flaherty had an idea for a film but didn’t think it would go much further than that, she’s just an actor after all (her words). A few years on, Tess has produced, written and starred in A Fly On The Wall. Tess and co-star Steven Parker came in to have a chat about the joys of acting and getting a no-budget film off the ground.
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Aaron Kaczmarczyk was asked to direct a short movie called “The Horror Film” by his fellow Flinders student Curtis Brownjohn, who wrote and directed it. It was nominated at the South Australian Screen Awards and has been selected to screen at the Toronto Film Festival. Aaron came into the studio to talk about the shoot, the film and his future aspiration.
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For the second half of our interview Writer/Director Michael Henry, the first of which we played last week, we discussed some of the thematic techniques used in his film Blame. I commented on using the Australian bush as a gothic landscape of entrapment, which has been used before in many Aussie films such as Picnic At Hanging Rock.
Download: Michael Henry landscapes

Before we parted ways, we asked Michael to give some advice to filmmakers based on his own experience transitioning from shorts to a feature.
Download: Michael Henry advice for filmmakers


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Playlist
“You Don’t Know My Mind” – Hugh Laurie
“We Don’t Walk” – The Paper Scissors
“As Night Falls” – Blackchords, from Blame (2010)
“Devil Woman” – Bruce Willis

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Show 1.16, “Blame and Burgers”

Writer/Director Michael Henry’s first feature film Blame is out at the cinemas now. Blame is a low budget thriller shot in the Western Australian bushland. It’s a tale of revenge and what happens when you trust the wrong people. It had its world premiere at the Melbourne Film Festival last year and was selected to play at the Toronto Film Festival, one of the biggest in the world.
Michael spoke to me about his career and the lengthy process of making a feature film.
Download: Michael Henry Part One

Download: Michael Henry Part Two


Ben Mylius joined us again in the studio, a month or so after his debut, to tell us how his film is progressing. Ben is the writer of a script that received funding through the MRC’s Got Genre initiative to be made into a short film. “The Burger Joint” is only a few weeks away from shooting now – it’s almost crunch time. He brought along the cinematographer (DP, camera dude, etc) Jonathan Baker and we ask them both if they’re feeling the stress.
Download:Ben Mylius and Jonathan Baker Part One

Download: Ben Mylius and Jonathan Baker Part Two


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Playlist
“Turn Me On” – The Grates
“In Motion” – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, from The Social Network (2010)
“Hot Kiss” – Juliette and the Licks
“Sledgehammer” – Peter Gabriel
“Bleed All Over Me” – Wicked Wisdom

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Show 1.15, “The Producer Hour”

Our themes are always accidental. Two of our guests this week come from a commerce background and have skills in various filmmaking roles but have ended up being labelled as producers.

Producing and composing may seem like wildly different skill sets but Aaron Nash does both. He was nominated for Best Composition in this year’s South Australian Screen Awards for his work on The Horror Film and is also producing one of the MRC’s “Got Genre” funded films, Isis. Aaron joined us in the studio today to have a chat about his career and his dream project (because we like putting people on the spot).
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Michael Clarkin is an Adelaide based producer who has had experience in many different roles including location manager on Wolf Creek (2005) and assistant accountant on the Underbelly TV series, AND received mentorship from producer David Lightfoot. As a result of receiving a Churchill Fellowship in 2006, he interned in New York with This Is That Productions. He’s currently crowd funding for his latest film with director Sarah McLauchlan A Very Foreign Film and PR consulting for Aussie film Blame in South Australia.
Download: Michael Clarkin

Our Arts compadre Cath Kenneally interviewed Mark Lewis, writer/director of Cane Toads: The Conqest, which is a follow up to his 1988 doco Cane Toads: An Unnatural Story. He also has the honour of making Australia’s first 3D movie. “Cane Toads: The Conquest in 3D” will probably be my favourite movie title of the year.
Download: Mark Lewis: Cane Toads 3D

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Playlist
“Mrs Robinson” – Simon and Garfunkel, from The Graduate (1967)
“The Heinrich Maneuver” – Interpol
“Broken” – Robert Downey Jr, from Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
“How Do I live” – Trisha Yearwood, from Con Air (1997)

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