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Show 2.47, “Zombie Kangaroos, Adolf Hitler and Logie Voters… DANGER DANGER!”

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Danger 5 is a warped look into the derranged world of 1960’s spies on the hunt for Hitler. Born out of a love for 1960’s mens magazines, the shows creators David Ashby and Dario Russo are in the midst of writing the second series… whilst also being nominated for an AACTA award and some Logies. You can help them compete against Seal and the X-factor by voting got them here.

Our interview went on all types of glorious tagents, that can only be truly understood by listening…

Download: Dario Russo & David Ashby

Marisa brown is from the Melbourne based and super fun production companies Octopod Films  and Ready to roll .They recently cleaned up in the Melbourne chapter of the 48 Hour Film project, winning a slog of awards for their film “The Anti-Social Network.” They are also working on a ZOMBIE KANGAROO film, which sounds pretty effing special! They’ll be crowdfunsing the project next year so if you want to keep up to date  like their facebook  and of course listen to our interview.

Download: Marisa Brown

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Playlist

“Born at the right time” by Dappled Cities
“Tonight” by Canyons
“Let’s talk girls” by The Frowning Clouds
“Too Much” by Collar Bones
“Cherry Lips” by Loon Lake
“Way to go” by Ishu
“She Wants” by Metronomy
“Empress” by The Winters  Migration (this is Marisa Brown’s Band, check out their clip here)

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Show 1.31, “The Hunter and The Playwrite”

Daniel Nettheim and his brother, Matt. Photo: James Elsby of Adelaide Now


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. Photo: Accidental Productions.


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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Playlist
“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

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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


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

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