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Show 2.22, “Let’s Talk Derby”


Last week Adelaide was host to The Great Southern Slam which brought a reported 1.3 million dollars into the state, along with a few hundred roller derby players and fans. What is roller derby? This Is Roller Derby. Well, that’s the name of an upcoming documentary by Australian director Daniel Hayward. But if you want an intro into the culture of derby and exactly why it’s the fastest growing women’s sport in the world (it’s even up for consideration to enter in the Olympic competition) check out the above trailer.

Daniel tells us the story of how he was introduced to the derby world and how it’s constantly evolving.
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We bang on about the Media Resource Centre a fair bit on the show. But there’s good reason. If you’re an emerging filmmaker in Adelaide it’s your one stop shop for advice, equipment and they have a whole bunch of initiatives aimed at assisting people in making their first short films (and even beyond).

Katie Powell, production coordinator at MRC, came into the studio to tell us all about their new initiatives, including opportunities for funding short animation and music videos. I must apologise for our giggling Gertie antics during the start. But that’s why you love us, right?
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We also replayed our interview with armourer John Coory. Ever wanted to know who’s behind all the explosions and gun fights on films? John is one of those guys.

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“Brand New Key” – The Dollyrots
“Mercy Killer” – Bertie Blackman
“Do It With A Rockstar” – Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra
“Big Bottom” – Spinal Tap
“Souless & Confused” – Further Earth
“Sex Wax” – The Honey Pies, live on The Range 2009

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Show 1.19, “Guns, knives and a monkey or two.”

Monkeystack is a 2D/3D visual effects and animation company based in Adelaide. For 6 years now they’ve been working on a range of commercial and creative projects. We spoke to two of the three executive monkeys, Justin Wight and Shane Bevin, about their Incubator program and their new gaming project, Double Happy Vs The Infinite Sadness (Facebookwebsite).
Download: Monkeystack Part One

Download: Monkeystack Part Two

John Coory, armourer. No, he’s not a French romantic, or a character from Harry Potter. He’s an armour-er. If you have guns, knives and general pointy things on your film set then John Coory is that man to see. He’s been involved in many films, both features and shorts, across Australia, including X-Men Origins: Wolverine. John explains his role on set, his talent with ballistics, and the infamous accidental death of Brandon Lee on the set of The Crow and how it could have been avoided.
Download: John Coory

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“Familiar Love” – William Shatner
“Slow Train” – Pigram Brothers and Alex Lloyd, from Mad Bastards (2010)
“Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” – Nancy Sinatra

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