Tag Archives: AIDC

Show 2.08, “A director, an actor and a film critic walk into a bar…”

Director/Producer Courtney Dawson. Source: Canberra Times.

The Australian film industry is known overseas for our critically acclaimed indie dramas but we often fall short when it comes to connecting to our own audiences at

Courtney Dawson, a young up-and-coming filmmaker and journalist from Sydney, is concerned
about these trends and has set out to make a documentary about what is ailing our
industry – aptly called Advance Australian Film. She chatted to me about the project and how she is encouraging audience participation through crowdfunding.
Download: Courtney Dawson

While studying a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide, Anders Wotzke (seen above) discovered he could see free movies if he submitted reviews to the student newspaper, On Dit. From those humble beginnings, he has since branched out and started his own website and brand, CutPrintReview.com. Anders just got back into Adelaide after attending the prestigious Talent Campus at the Berlin International Film Festival as one of the Talent Press. He came into the studio to tell us all about the experience (falling asleep in theatres, overhearing enraged producers, and battling deadlines with jetlag) and we drill him for his opinion on the Australian film industry while we’re at it.
Download: Anders Wotzke

Robbie Magasiva

Australian audiences may not yet recognise Robbie Magasiva but he’s a bit of a super star in his native New Zealand. He can bee seen every weeknight on soap Shortland Street, is a member of comedy group The Naked Samoans and is the face of the Sione’s Wedding franchise (known as Somaon Wedding in NZ). Sione’s 2: Unfinished Business set a new record for the local box office in New Zealand, taking in more than $775 000 on its first weekend. Radio Adelaide compadre Susan Sohar spoke to Robbie for “Behind the Screens”, covering the film, his experience on Lord of the Rings, his best Australian accent and how Peter Jackson has changed the way the world sees NZ.
Download: Robbie Magasiva Part One – Listen in for Part Two next week.

We rounded out the show with a quick review of the AIDC, or the Australian International Documentary Conference, that we both attended during the week down at Glenelg.

Download Show 2.08

“Awkward” – San Cisco
“I Need A Dollar” – Aloe Blacc
“All Of You” – Hermitage

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Show 2.07, “Festivals-a-go-go”

AIDC lineup. Source: aidc.org.au

It’s Festival Time in the Festival State. Running with the F theme I could also call it Fatigue Time because, let’s face it, Adelaideans need a good long nap at the end of March. Here at Behind the Screens we aim to inform you all on the film happenings across the city at this exciting time. One of the biggest film conferences on the Australian calendar is the Australian International Documentary Conference, being held at Glenelg from January 27th to March 1st. It’s a place for factual film makers from Australia and internationally to meet, pitch and learn. Caroline Man, manager of the AIDC Marketplace and the First Factual Film Festival (appropriately shortened to F4), came in for a chat about the conference and some of the fantastic films showing as a part of the F4.

You can catch the four films screening as a part of the F4 at the Mercury from March 2nd to 4th.

Download: Caroline Man

Sanderson Jones. Source: comedy.co.uk

UK comedian Sanderson Jones is a purveyor of fine hand sold comedy. That’s right, you can only buy his tickets through contacting him – because he wants to get to know you! But that’s not why he’s here today. While in Australia, he will be recording his travels and exploits as a part of film project and funding himself through the profits of his comedy shows. Sanderson and his travelling companion, director and cameraman Tom Clint, enjoyed the air conditioned studio while telling us all about the show and their impressions of Adelaide so far, including a lively encounter with the Rundle Mall street preachers.

Get tickets for his Adelaide show on March 22nd through the man himself at ComedySale.com and check out their last visit to the station when they came in for Breakfast with Tim Brunero.

Download: Sanderson Jones and Tom Clint

Chrissy and I also had a bit of a natter about the Oscars because I am unashamedly enthused about the Oscars, and Chrissy reports back on her thoughts on “Any Questions For Ben?”

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“Smells Like Teen Spirit” – The Muppet Barbershop Quartet
“Man or a Muppet” – Jason Segel and Walter the Muppet
“Real In Rio” – The Rio Singers
“Get Ready To Wiggle” – Adalita
“Rome” – The Honey Pies
“Where The Wild Roses Grow” – Alex Burnett and Lanie Lane

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