Starting out in the bad old days of the SAFC on a producers internship, David Lightfoot has been working in film both internationally and locally for the last 30 years on a range of projects from art house films with Rolf De Heer, Babe, to producing the Australian horror hit Wolf Creek. We spoke to the man about his extensive career and the work he has been doing with upcoming film makers including the producers and directors of Blame.
Rant of the Week is from some of the crew behind Aussie film Big Mamma’s Boy and is our longest to date! That said, if you get two comedians and director in a room and ask them their views on the Australian film industry you are going to come out with gold – silver at the very least. In this we hear from George Kapiniaris, Frank Lotito and Franco di Chiera.
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Iranian films have been winning internationally acclaimed awards for more than a decade, but in Australia little is known about the Iranian film industry. That’s about to change with the first Iranian Film Festival in Australia set to start on the 4th of August. The director of the festival Anne Demy-Geroe told The Wire’s Carly Nason why she thinks it has taken us so long to catch the Iranian film bug.
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“Tiny Ruins” – Priest With Baloons
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” – Dick Van Dyke, from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
“Smells like September” – Names
“Wolf Creek Main Theme” – Francois Tetaz, from Wolf Creek (2005)
“Deeper Water” – Minnie Driver