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Show 2.41, “AFF, SFX & SPAA”

Amanda Duthie. Source: The Australian; Alan Pryke.

Amanda Duthie took over from Katrina Sedgewick at the end of 2011 as the director of the Adelaide Film Festival. She came directly (six hours break, in fact) from her former position as content head of Arts and Entertainment at the ABC to Adelaide and is taking the time to get to know the city and our filmmaking culture.

Amanda came into the studio to talk about the South Australian premiere of Save Your Legs!, which will be screening at the Adelaide Oval as a special placeholder event for the new AFF time of October. We also talked about the international reputation of the festival and what we might be in store for next year when the Adelaide Film Festival takes over October.
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Jordan, Leigh, Zaen, Bec and Beck striking a pose on North Terrace.

Last week, three very talented makeup artists from the Adelaide Zombie Walk came in to discuss the beauty of non-beautiful makeup. We ran out of time live on the show so we took our conversation into another studio to continue our chat about the shift to CGI over conventional makeup, what it takes to become a SFX makeup artists and the best recipe for fake blood.
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Cockatoo Island, home of SPAA Fringe.

And now we cross to our Sydney correspondent … Chrissy Kavanagh, fellow Behind the Screens host, is over at SPAA Fringe, an event held by the Screen Producers Association of Australia – SPAA. She called in to give us the lowdown of what’s been happening over on Cockatoo Island.
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“Wild Things” – San Cisco
“Erase Me” – Ben Folds Five
“I Got Gold” – Willy Mason
“Holy Drunken Fishermen” – The Salvadores

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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.

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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.

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“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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Show 1.1, “Let’s get BAFF’d!”

Welcome to the “new” show. We’re a part of the regular program now at Radio Adelaide which means you get to hear more from us! Exciting, y/y?

This weekend is the end of the bi-annual BigPond Adelaide Film Festival and we can’t ignore that on our show. We decided to embrace it and get BAFF’d out ‘behind the screens’. All of our interviewees have films screening in Adelaide this week.

Chrissy caught up with Egyptian actor/model/social-activist/presenter/nice-guy Khaleed Abdal Naga about his role in Microphone and how the Egyptian film industry survived under “make-up democracy”.
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Radio Adelaide’s Breakfast presenter Catherine Zengerer interviewed the talent behind Hail, a documentary with fictional elements, described in the BAFF guide as “a love story of epic proportions”. It follows the story of ex-convict, Dan and his partner, Leanne, as they reflect on past and future. Melbourne based director, producer and writer Amiel Courtin-Wilson joins the two real life protagonists Daniel P. Jones and Leanne Letch to discuss how “Hail” has changed their lives and what it means to make a fictional documentary.
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American documentary maker Pamela Yates is one of the big names in her field. Her directing debut, 1983’s When The Mountains Tremble secured her the coveted Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She’s in town to screen , her follow up to ‘Mountains’. The Wire‘s Tara Egan spoke to Pamela about Granito, the story of the Guatemalans, and the difference between documentaries and print journalism.
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Track List:
“Beserk Warriors” – Mental as Anything, featured in Animal Kingdom (2009)
“Thank God I’ve Hit The Bottom” – You Am I, featured in I Love You Too (2010)
“Die Pretty” – The Salvagers, featured in I Love You Too (2010)
“Never Mend” – Nokturnl, from Yolngu Boy (2001) soundtrack
“Hey Ya!” – Obadiah Parker
“Taking Care Of Business” – Kenny Smyth, from Kenny (2006) soundtrack

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