Rose Tucker and Matthew Salleh from Urtext Film Productions came into the studios today to talk about their recent experience at the Cannes Film Festival and their new steampunk epic Aurora. It was made over 3 and a half years with a budget of only $1800! You can see the finished 34 minute film at their website where they chose to upload the film in its entirety for anyone to watch. Film distribution in the new age!
They also made a tumblr just for their Cannes trip – Matt and Rosie go to Cannes – a great insight into the festival, with some hilarious photos to boot.
South Australia is in a state of transition at the moment as far as film is concerned. And there is no one better to talk to about the future vision of our industry than CEO of The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) Richard Harris. He gave us the low down of the new Adelaide Studios in Glenside and what it will mean for the South Australian film industry.
Six on the Street is a new film project that takes an intimate look at twelve Adelaide artists in a series of six-minute documentaries. They sent local musicians to perform in unique areas around the city and then filmed the results.
This is part of the Your Take Sessions, which interview artists from all around the country and showcase performances from musos including Washington, Old Man River and Cloud Control.
Radio Adelaide Breakfast presenter Tim Brunero asked the project’s producer Sam Wright how it all got started and you can find the audio at the Radio Adelaide Breakfast blog.
The Clare Valley Film Festival is now open for entries for 2012. Festival Director Chris Bishop was raised in the valley but now resides in London and curates much of the festival from there. We gave him a call to ask how the planning for CVFF 2012 is going but we couldn’t help but ask him how London is coping in the wake of the riots. Download:Chris Bishop
“High In Your Saddle” – The Panda Band
“Pierrot” – Elixir featuring Katie Noonan
“Hedge Your Bets” – The Chairman
“Blue Car” – Jeff Bridges
“Gold Canary” – Cloud Control
“MIB Main Theme” – Danny Elfman, from Men In Black (1997)
Looking Forward, Looking Blak was a forum held during the BigPond Adelaide Film Festival in March this year at The Hawke Centre. Beck Cole, director of Here I Am and Tom E Lewis, the actor who played the lead role in The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978).
Beck Cole was asked by forum chair Dr Mike Walsh, Senior Lecturer in Screen and Media at Flinders University, about the famous 1955 Australian film Jedda and where Here I Am appears on that spectrum of indigenous film.
Others on the forum were Rolf de Heer, Australian independent director behind Ten Canoes and Brenca Croft, lecturer in Aboriginal Art and Studies at the University of South Australia. You can find full audio from the forum at Radio Adelaide’s Public Domain website and video footage on The Hawke Centre’s channel.
Young local artist Genevieve Brandenburg is on a mission to get hundreds of people’s faces on the big screen. She’s currently directing and producing The Three Minute Project, an art film experiment in Adelaide. Friday Radio Adelaide Breakfast presenter Jennie Lenman asked Genevieve to explain the objective of her project.
Chrissy and I had a great chat about ways to invigorate the Australian film industry (the amateur’s interpretation) so if that sort of thing floats your boat please check out the full audio for today’s show.
“Walk Through My Dream” – Dan Sultan
“Independence” – Shadows
“Let Me Be The One” – Kevin Costner & The Modern West
“Black The Panes” – Cesare
“If I Fell” – Evan Rachel Wood, from Across The Universe (2007)