Monthly Archives: September 2011

Show 1.30, “Mrs Carey’s Concert and Mr Weber’s Words”

Sophie Raymond with Bob Connolly (Photo: AFI Blog)

Mrs Carey’s Concert has been an unlikely sucess story. It follows the story of a music director, Karen Carey, at an all girls’ school in Sydney, preparing her students for a concert at the Opera House. Mrs Carey believes in ‘the transformative power of great music’ but her passion is not shared by all her students – music is compulsory at MLC School.

After only 11 weeks in theatres it crossed the $1 million mark at the Box Office and has recently received an AFI Award nomination for Best Feature Length Documentary.

Sophie Raymond directed Mrs Carey’s Concert with Bob Connolly. It was her first venture into live action film! We asked Sophie how she got involved in the project (part one) and if she still keeps in contact with the main ‘characters’ of the film (part two).
Download: Sophie Raymond Part 1 /Sophie Raymond Part 2

Josef J Weber, director, producer, writer

Josef J Weber is known around Adelaide as “that horror guy” but while he has had success in the genre he has a lot more than just horror in his sights.

His independently financed short I Rot has made it into film festivals all over the world and he’s in the pre-production stages of two music videos funded through the Media Resource Centre’s Clip It initative.

Rebecca spoke to Josef about his upcoming projects, his thoughts on the term “torture porn” and his upcoming trip to Los Angeles. But, of course, we need to know where his career began.
Download: Josef J Weber Part 1 / Josef J Weber Part 2

Behind The Screens 1.30

“Heads Will Roll” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
“We Broke Free” – Metronomy
“Toyz Noize” – Pogo
“Bring It” – Poetikool Justice
“Santa Fe” – Beirut

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Show 1.29, “Stormy Horizons”

Dagan Herceg

Dagan Herceg is a recent alumni of Participate Film Academy in Sydney and as a part of the course he was required to make a feature film. That’s right, no short films for these guys. Horizon’s Crossing is premiering in Adelaide this Wednesday (you can keep up to date with the film on their facebook). Dagan was in town for the premiere and was kind enough to come into the studio to have a chat about his film.
Download:Dagan Herceg Part 1

Download:Dagan Herceg Part 2

Fred Schepisi

Australian director veteran Fred Schepisi has had an incredibly diverse career. He’s perhaps most famous for the classic The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith but has also worked with comedy with Roxanne and Fierce Creatures and drama with Six Degrees of Seperation. His latest film The Eye of the Storm (based on a Patrick White novel) stars Geoffery Rush and Radio Adelaide’s Arts Breakfast host Cath Kenneally caught up with Fred and asked him if Geoffery’s character, Basil, was a bit of a caricature.
Download:Fred Schepisi

Behind The Screens Show 1.29

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“Half Full Glass of Wine” – Tame Impala
“The Cemetary” – Architecture in Helsinki
“Upular” – Pogo, made from sounds taken from Up (2009)
“Mechanism (Thick Mortar)” – The Paper Scissors
“This Close” – Caleb Kane, also known as Brad Kane who was the singing voice of Aladdin (1992)
“Sex Wax” – The Honey Pies
“Chloe in the Afternoon” – St Vincent

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Show 1.28, “Convergence, Farewells and Good Ol’ Looking Back”

Katrina Sedgewick

Katrina Sedgwick has had an amazing career in the arts, starting at just nine years of age acting in Peter Weir’s The Last Wave (1977). Since 2002, Katrina has been the (founding) director and CEO of the biannual Adelaide Film Festival.
However, Katrina has just announced that she will be parting ways with the AFF and she joined us today to tell us about her career and her passionate involvement in the arts.

Download: Katrina Sedgwick

Fiona Cameron

As media consumers we are inundated with choices – not only in content but in the ways we can consume. But what’s happening to Australian content? Free to air channels must follow Australian content guidelines while subscription television can play what they want. We had no data on just how much our viewing habits have changed with new technologies until now.

Screen Australia has published a report entitled Convergence 2011: Australian Content State of Play. Chrissy spoke to Chief Operating Officer of Screen Australia, Fiona Cameron about the report’s findings.

Download:Fiona Cameron Part One / Fiona Cameron Part Two

Download Show 1.28

“Let’s Do It” – Joan Jett and Paul Westerberg, from Tank Girl (1995)
“Hurt Me” – The Jezebels
“Here’s To Love” – Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger, from Down With Love (2003)
“Scrumdiddlyumptious” – Pogo, audio samples taken from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
“Out At The Pictures” – Hot Chip

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