Daniel Nettheim is the director of The Hunter, premiering next week, about a mercenary, played by American Willem Dafoe, sent to the Tasmanian wilderness by a mysterious biotech company to hunt for the mythical Tasmanian Tiger.
It’s based on a novel by Julia Leigh, who has become a filmmaker in her own right earlier in the year with her directorial debut Sleeping Beauty.
Beck spoke to Daniel about his relationship with Tasmania, the local politics, and his brother’s tiger hunts on set. But first, how did his love affair with film begin?
Download: Daniel Nettheim Part 1
In the second part of the interview, Beck asked about Willem Dafoe’s involvement, working with children and if Julia Leigh had any influence over the film.
Download: Daniel Nettheim Part 2
Last week, Chrissy and I spoke to one of the director’s of Mrs Carey’s Concert and we asked her for the “Behind the Screens” staple – Rant Of The Week (where we discuss the state of the Australian film industry). Sophie discussed the need for more positive stories and a different approach to film funding.
Download: Rant of the Week – Sophie Raymond
Alex Vickery-Howe is an Adelaide stage writer known for his work on children’s’ Japanese rock musical Once Upon a Midnight and Alzheimer’s drama Molly’s Shoes.
He has started working on screenplays and I asked him about his career so far and the difference between film and theatre writing.
Download: Alex Vickery-Howe
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“Have Your Way” – Geoffery O’Connor
“Joburg Jam” – Pogo
“Sound I Create” – The Dead Abigails
“Chloe In The Afternoon” – St Vincent
“What’s Up With You” – Eddie Murphy and Michael Jackson
“How’s Your Wife” – Caitlin Park