Monthly Archives: August 2012

Show 2.32, “The Humanimal Kingdom”

Matt Vesely, taken from

While you may not believe it from the mass-produced mainstream clips full to the brim with backup dancers, music videos can be a terrific way to provide a short, unique and sometimes completely bizarre story. That is exactly what director Matt Vesely gave us with the video for “Cut You Out”, a song from Adelaide’s Hawks of Alba. Produced as part of the Music Resource Centre and Music SA’s Clip-It! Initiative the film clip will have you looking at hand puppets in a completely different light.

Rebecca spoke to Matt about the video, which won the South Australian Screen Award (SASA) for best Music Video this year.

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Aimee Knight with Rebecca & Jordan

What do you think of when I say the words ‘Humanimal Communication’? Well I hope a scene from the movie Splice isn’t the first thing to pop into your head, because it’s actually all about the relationships that we as humans have with animals, whether it be our lovable pet or a serious phobia. Humanimal communication is what local production company Sugar Smack plans to show in their next web series.

Aimee Knight, co-director of Sugar Smack joined us in the studio to talk about this project, as well as their work for the YWCA SHE Leads conference.

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And of course it wouldn’t be Behind the Screens without some good old love for film music, especially with The Sapphires soundtrack hitting number one. We even dropped a bit of Game of Thrones talk in there for the hardcore fans out there.

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“Heard it through the Grapevine” – Jessica Mauboy, from The Sapphires
“Elephant Love Medley” – Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, from Moulin Rouge
“Cut You Out” – Hawks of Alba
“Twenty-one” – Sincerely, Grizzly
“Boy” – Bertie Blackman
“Rains of Castamere” – The National, from Game of Thrones

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Show 2.30, “The Animation Revelation”

“Her Name Was” image taken from the film’s Facebook:

Animation, it’s a style of filmmaking where just about anything is possible, and one’s imagination can run wild. While we’ve all seen the Disney classic cartoon-style animations, the idea of an animation made out of charcoal drawings is something you probably don’t see everyday.

Petar Ristic & Annie Nguyen with Rebecca & Jordan

That is the style that local filmmaker Annie Nguyen chose for Her Name Wasa short animation produced by Alexandra Blue that premiered last Thursday in Adelaide. Based on a poem written by Hugo Barata the film was funded by the Media Resouces Centre’s ‘Frame by Frame’ program.

We spoke to Annie, the Director, Screenwriter and Animator along with Petar Ristic, the Sound Designer/Mixer about how they went about shaping the vision on screen.

Download: Annie Nguyen & Petar Ristic

“Livin’ with Steve” image taken from the show’s Facebook:

On the opposite end of the animation spectrum comes Livin’ with Steve. An animated web series about a man and his best friend, who just happens to be a zombie! In contrast to Her Name Was this series was created digitally using Flash, and is available for viewing online.

With ambitions for a second series we looked back at our chat with project producer Levi George and animator Jarrod Prince on what inspired them.

You can find the podcast for the interview in the post for Show 1.37.

Now that the Olympics are wrapping up we also thought it was a good time to encourage you to keep the patriotic blood flowing, with a number of great Australian films out in cinemas, such as I Am Eleven, Not Suitable for Children, The King is Dead and The Sapphires. So why not go and check them out?

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“I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” – Jessica Mauboy, from The Sapphires
“Two Cousins” – Slow Club, from Not Suitable for Children
“Living Dead” – Phantom Planet
“Long to Live” – Metric, from Cosmopolis
“Amigo Para Siempre (Friends for Life)” – Norman & Effie, in the Olympic spirit

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Show 2.29, “Circles, Seniors and Pandas”

Panda and The Bat.

It’s not often the dark knight and an anthropomorphic panda have a photo opportunity but that’s the beauty of AvCon, Adelaide’s anime and video game convention. The story behind this photo (although feel free to make up your own) started last year when the web series Wastelander Panda racked up 90 000 views in the first 5 days of is online life. Since then they’ve successfully crowdfunded over $25 000 and are in the process of filming the next stage of the series. We spoke to writer/director Vic Cocks and producer Kirsty Stark back at the start of the year about their amazing success and we thought it was time to follow up and see where Arcayus, the panda from the wasteland, is now.

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Jonathan Brown, creative director of

When Channel 10 came to the decision to axe their morning chat show, The Circle, they defended the choice claiming low audiences and costly production. What are we losing when our commercial channels cancel homegrown content in favour of cheap imports, like Entertainment Tonight and The Insider? Jonathan Brown, media commentator (@JB_AU) and creative director at, had a few things to say on the matter. Is Australian TV in crisis?
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The Mercury Cinema’s Seniors on Screen is a film club which allows those over 50 to not only watch new and favourite films, but to take part in the creative process and even try their hand behind the camera. The program includes film screenings, workshops, forums and guest speakers set to run all the way til December.

Radio Adelaide’s Angus Randall spoke to The Mercury Cinema’s Mat Kesting about the upcoming season. You can listen to Angus chatting to Mat Kesting on the Radio Adelaide Breakfast blog.

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