Monthly Archives: July 2011

Show 1.19, “Guns, knives and a monkey or two.”

Monkeystack is a 2D/3D visual effects and animation company based in Adelaide. For 6 years now they’ve been working on a range of commercial and creative projects. We spoke to two of the three executive monkeys, Justin Wight and Shane Bevin, about their Incubator program and their new gaming project, Double Happy Vs The Infinite Sadness (Facebookwebsite).
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John Coory, armourer. No, he’s not a French romantic, or a character from Harry Potter. He’s an armour-er. If you have guns, knives and general pointy things on your film set then John Coory is that man to see. He’s been involved in many films, both features and shorts, across Australia, including X-Men Origins: Wolverine. John explains his role on set, his talent with ballistics, and the infamous accidental death of Brandon Lee on the set of The Crow and how it could have been avoided.
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Playlist
“Familiar Love” – William Shatner
“Slow Train” – Pigram Brothers and Alex Lloyd, from Mad Bastards (2010)
“Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” – Nancy Sinatra

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Show 1.18, “Fairy Tales and Cartography”

Peter Thurmer has been the coordinator of Adelaide’s MAPS Film School for 20 years now. As well as his career in film education, he’s also been involved in radio and still calls himself a stills photographer. He’s been involved in 760 short films through MAPS and is passionate about them all. He discusses what he calls “the director cult”, the importance of producers, and we ask him the big question: What is MAPS?
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MAPS Film School has been in danger of being shut down due to government cut backs. Peter gives us the update on this and then chats about his career in media.
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You can see MAPS student films on their MAPS TV Youtube profile.

Australian author Julia Leigh wrote and directed her first feature Sleeping Beauty which debuted at Cannes and opened for wide release this year. Arts Breakfast’s Cath Kenneally caught up with Julia over the phone and asked the tough questions about her controversial film.
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Playlist
“Magic Dance” – David Bowie and Trevor Jones, from Labyrinth (1986)
“As The World Falls Down” – David Bowie and Trevor Jones, from Labyrinth (1986)
“Fashion Is Danger” – Flight of the Conchords
“Look Up” – Toni Collette and the Finish
“My Bro” – Tonetta

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